Thank you

It has been another fantastic year for the children at Rhydri Primary School. Mr. Cook and I would like to thank the parents and the wider community for supporting the school over the past year and for helping the pupils to continue to be well behaved, polite and hardworking; it has been greatly appreciated.  We wish the very best for the Year 6 pupils who are moving on to secondary school.  They have acted as role models for everyone in school and should feel very proud of all their achievements.  Thank you also to the teaching and support staff.  Their ongoing commitment to their respective roles ensures that they have played a major role in the success of the school.

Most of all, however, we would like to thank the children across the school for their continued positive attitude to their learning and their overall contribution to the school. It is an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be part of Rhydri Primary School.

Have a wonderful Summer break and stay safe. We look forward to welcoming most children back to school on Tuesday 4th September. Nursery children will return on Monday 10th September.

Staffing for next year


Class Name Year Group Teacher
Rainbow Nursery/ Reception Mrs Gettings

(am only)


Bronze 1/2 Mrs Hayhoe

Reception children will join Bronze class every afternoon


Silver 3/4 Mrs K. Banks


Gold 5/6 Mrs J. Curtis



Miss Bodenham will return to school for 2 weeks in September and then will leave us to begin her maternity leave. Miss Bodenham’s replacement is Mrs J. Richards, who is currently a Deputy Head Teacher in Waunfawr Primary School. Mrs Richards will continue to be Deputy Headteacher across both Bedwas Junior School and Rhydri Primary School and will take on all of Miss Bodenham’s current roles in her absence, which includes taking on a non-class based role as Inclusion Manager. This allows the school to have an even better focus on pupils with additional learning needs.

Special Event

Thank you to Mrs. Hayhoe for arranging our Special Event trip to St. Fagans. The day was wonderful and the behavior of all pupils was exemplary. Thank you to all of the teachers, members of support staff and the parent helpers for helping to make the day such a success; as always, your support was greatly appreciated.

Earth Day – 11th July

We recently had an energy week where the children had lessons and assemblies linked to saving energy. From this the children have become very passionate about saving energy within school, this includes ensuring lights are switched off when we leave the classrooms, turning whiteboards off and putting laptops into sleep mode. The children also decided they would like to hold an ‘Earth day’ so we spent today using as little or no gas and electricity as possible. We took meter readings last Wednesday and we have done the same today, so we can compare the amount of gas and electricity used on both days. These results will then be used to help us think of new ways to save energy as a school.

Class photographs: Reminder

Can we please remind all parents that those who wish to purchase class photographs through school should return all orders by 12pm on Thursday 12th July. Alternatively, please feel free to order photographs online using the password provided in your pack.

Rhydri Art Day Showcase: Friday 13th July (Rainbow & Bronze) and Monday 16th July (Silver & Gold)

Our Art Day was a huge success and parents/carers of children in the Foundation Phase will be invited into school on Friday 13th July at 9:15am to view and purchase their children’s artwork and the artwork for children in Gold and Silver class will be showcased on Monday 16th July straight after school.  The funds raised will be used to replenish art resources across the school.

Foundation Phase Open Morning – Carnival of the Animals: Friday 13th July

Mrs Gettings and Mrs Hayhoe would like to invite the parents of both Rainbow and Bronze class to meet on the yard at 9:15 on Friday 13th July. The Foundation phase topic this term has been ‘Carnival of the Animals’ and the children would like to show you what they have been doing by performing to you and showcasing their work.

The children will be creating some savannah sunset paintings that will be framed for the parents to purchase if they wish. The cost of these will be £5, which covers the cost of the materials and frames and then any profits made will be spent on enhancing the outside areas.

We feel that this would be a lovely way to finish the year and the perfect opportunity for us all to get together.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Machen Show – Thank you!

Although rather hot, the Machen Show was a huge success this year. Thank you to the PTA, year 6 pupils and the staff in Rhydri who all manned the stalls during the day. Thank you to Parent Governor Mrs. Freeman for her generous donation of prizes for the Year 6 stall and to also to Mr. and Mrs. Bruten for donating bottles of wine as prizes. All support throughout the day was greatly appreciated.

Very well done to all pupils who took part in the Machen Show individual competitions this year. We had several winning entries across the school as well as our class entries – Well done everyone!

Violin Lessons

Miss Evans will be with us in Rhydri on Monday next week (16th) to provide the violin lessons as the whole school will be out on Tuesday when the lessons would normally take place. Please remind your children to have their violins in school on this day.

Rudry Music Festival: 13th – 14th July

Rudry Music festival is an inclusive celebration of the performing arts, a festival for all ages: featuring original live acts, arts, crafts and nature activities for the young and young at heart, music and spoken word from the best of contemporary, alternative and traditional artists, stalls offering the finest local food and drink, and the opportunity to camp out under the summer stars in the countryside next to Rudry’s Parish Hall.

Children in Gold and Silver class have been working really hard with the Afon Dance Company and will be performing their routines on Saturday 14th July at 11:30am. Please come along and support the school!