Monthly Archives: November 2016

CHESS NEWS – Best ever finish in Welsh Schools Tournament!

A huge well done to our chess team for coming 4th in the top tier of schools chess in Wales.

45 teams took part in the annual event in Cardiff and Sketty played a blinder! beating schools from Llandaff, Merthyr and Bristol, drawing with  2014 winners, Howells. Our only defeat coming against the eventual champions, The Dell, from Cardiff.

Our team of 10 showed skill and resilience in the 5 matches played.

Andrew Foxall with 4 1/2 out of 5 was our top player but everyone contributed to our success.

The team in board order: Vamsi, Charlie, Raymond, Ashton, Andrew, James, Josh, Daniel, Matthew, and Chandra.

All the team were fine ambassadors for our school and we are proud of them.

Headteacher Weekly News – 18.11.16

Children nominated for Good Work merit in Achievement Assembly this week were: Ryan Reynolds, Isaac Meadowcroft, Brandon Nechajev-Lowe, Tiffany White, Adam Rabbie, Shambu Rana, Macy Lee, Alfie Perkins, Amelie King, Sammy Madge, Chandra Kanamarlapudi, Jake Carr, Andrew Foxall and Ned Coady.

Children nominated for demonstrating positive values were: Tristan Haines, Jenny Figis, Harry Jones, Kestyn O’ Connor, Freya Smith, Aaron Bould, Oliver Williams, Noah El – Hoss, Evie Cole, Morgan Davies, Grace Brown, Morgan Johnson, James Cockrill and Poppy Gooden.  Well done everybody and keep up the good work!

Our Chess team went to Cardiff City Stadium on Monday to take part in the Wales/West of England finals.  There were over forty teams present and the standard of competition was extremely high.  At the end of play, Sketty finished in fourth place.  Congratulations to our team (Raymond, Matthew, Daniel, Chandra, Josh, Andrew, Charlie, Vamsi, Ashton and James) on this excellent achievement.

Year 6 girls Rebecca, Lola, Madison, Jessica and Shannon competed in the UK Street Dance competition at Alton Towers at the weekend.  They achieved fantastic results, both individually and as a team.  Many congratulations to the girls on their success.

It’s been a busy week with parent/teacher meetings being held after school each day.  As ever, they were very well attended.  I trust you found the meetings useful and informative.

Everybody enjoyed Children in Need day today.  Thank you for supporting the event by helping the children dress up in spots and stripes.  There were some brilliant combinations!  Also, thank you for the generous donations of cakes for the cake sale.  Altogether, we raised £332 for good causes.

The Week Ahead

Year 5 have a contact rugby tournament on Thursday at Morriston Comprehensive School.  This will be a good opportunity for our committed and enthusiastic Year 5 players to experience game time as many have only taken up the sport this year.  Year 6 will be having their own tournament in the Spring Term.

In addition, Year 5 will be receiving a visit from current Ospreys player Rob McCusker on Tuesday, as part of their Ospreys project work.  Rob will be talking about his experiences as a professional rugby player and will take part in a question and answer session.

Have a good weekend.

Headteacher Weekly News – 11.11.16


Children recognised for Good Work in Achievement Assembly this week were Ellie Davies, Bodhi Aspinwall, Afreen Uddin, Elys Martin, Luke Smith, Macy Lee, Jade Upton, Abigail Reason, Carian Winstanley-Thomas, Louie Baglow, Eva-Mae Kingston and Harris Perez-Celorrio.

Children recognised for positive values this week were Isabelle Davies, Annalisa Van Loon, Christian Bellis-Williams, Ella Beynon, every pupil in Y2SDK, Thomas Chadwick, Jasmin Hillman, Matilda Topliss, every pupil in Y4MW, Kendra Heuberger, Rosie Barker, Clara Marsh-Lorenzo and Isabella Bannister.  Well done everybody – we are proud of your efforts.

Y5 PR held their family assembly this morning.  It centred on Remembrance Day and was very well attended. The Assembly performed by the children reminded us how important it is to learn from the mistakes of the past and ensure we honour the sacrifice of the fallen by remembering them in our two minute silence.

Our RWI information meeting  for parents on Tuesday was well attended.  I trust you found the meeting useful and informative.

The rugby squad have benefitted from two sessions led by coaches from the Ospreys.  The squad have had their skills and thinking challenged.  All the boys and girls enjoyed the sessions and developed their rugby skills and knowledge further over the two weeks.

Next Friday is Children in Need and we will be raising money by children donating  £1 to wear something spotty or stripy to school on Friday 18th November.

Have a good weekend.

Headteacher Weekly News – 04.11.16

Children receiving a merit for Good Work in Achievement Assembly this week were:- Felix Andrews, Poppy Beck, Kush Upreti, Lilly Maddock, Kellan Heuberger, Caio Bassett, Liam Cunningham,  Arian Afruz – Ali, Ollie Charles, Sarah Lomax, Daniel Cuthill, Louie Jones, Jessica Wilcock and Bowyn Hill.

Children receiving a merit for demonstrating positive values were:- Ethan Drobac, Zac Thomas, Nathan Cox, Visha Muddada, Evie Dennis, Keira Brown, Alfie Perkins, Austin Hill, Kai Hartery, Lincoln Russ, Ruby Culliford, Maya Reardon, Dylan Gwynn and Daniel Reeves.  Well done everybody – an excellent start to the new half term.

Our rugby and netball teams had away fixtures against Gowerton School on Wednesday.  Both teams played extremely well and achieved victories.   Well done to the many boys and girls who participated and who train hard week in, week out.   It was a most enjoyable afternoon of sport.

The P.T.A held a disco last night.  It was very well attended and enjoyed very much by  everyone in attendance.  Our sincere thanks to the PTA for organising and running the event to their usual high standard.

Have a nice weekend and enjoy the fireworks.

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The PTA have applied for up to £25,000 from the Aviva Community Fund for project ‘Sketty Great Outdoors. The aim of which is to improve the outdoor learning and play areas of the school. In order to win, we need as many votes as possible and there’s stiff competition! Please could everyone register and vote for us (you can vote for us up to 10 times) and get all your friends and family to as well. VOTING CLOSES NOV 18th. Thank you!