Newsletter 23rd March 2018

Newyddion Ysgol Bro Cynllaith News

School Eisteddfod
The whole school took part in a School Eisteddfod on Wednesday 21st March. The pupils performed brilliantly. Their renditions of Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau and Sospan Fach were incredible. Da iawn chi a da iawn i Mr Hardway a Mrs Eyres hefyd!

Cross Country
Unfortunately both Llanfyllin and Llanfair area events had to be cancelled due to the weather. However Year 5 pupils, Annabel and Ffion entered the main event at Welshpool on Friday 23rd March. They ran a great race and came 14th and 10th respectively, out of 50 runners. Ardderchog! Thankyou to Mrs Sarah Evans for transporting them and Mrs Evans for stewarding at the event.

Swimming gala
The WASPS swimming gala was held on Wednesday 14th March at The Flash, Welshpool. We are delighted that Marty Jones from Year 4 and Lillie Morris from Year 6 qualified to go through to the next round, which will be held at the same venue on Friday 20th April. Thankyou to Mrs Evans, Sarah Evans and Hayley Sissons for transporting the pupils.

BBC News Theme Day
Pupils in Year 6 attended Llanfyllin High School on Thursday 15th March. They had an exciting day compiling reports for the Llanfyllin Newspaper, which can be found at
Thankyou to Hayley Sissons for transporting them to the school.

Impact Schools
Darren Mayor visited us on Thursday 22nd March. His Easter assembly went down very well with the pupils…not surprisingly as there were chocolate treats as prizes!

PTFA Easter Bingo
The PTFA held an Easter Bingo in the village hall on Thursday 22nd March. The evening was a great success and it was lovely to see so many past pupils and their families. Thankyou for your donations of Easter eggs and raffle prizes and also Sarah and Lesley for getting the hall ready. Thankyou too for the joint effort of putting the tables and chairs away at the end. They managed to raise a fantastic £290!

New Menu
There will be a new lunchtime menu beginning from Tuesday 10th April. The meals are all the same, it’s only the dates that have changed. Please see attached.
HOWEVER on the first day back the lunch will be the lamb grill (Mon and Tue have been swapped). Thankyou to everyone who has signed up for the Cashless Parent Pay system. The implementation has gone very well with only some minor hiccups!

Football fun days
We have received the dates for both fun days – Llanrhaeadr is on Saturday 12th May and Pennant is on Saturday 16th June.

Dates for the diary:
Mon 9th Apr – PD day
Tue 10th Apr – Back to school
Fri 27th Apr – Hockey Festival at Llanfyllin High School/Own clothes day
Wed 2nd May – National Tests begin
Mon 7th May – Bank Holiday
Wed 9th May – National Tests end
Fri 11th May – Tennis at Llanfyllin High School
Sat 12th May – Llanrhaeadr Football Fun Day
Thu 17th May – Menter Maldwyn Jambori at Theatr Hafren, Newtown (Years 4, 5 & 6)
Fri 25th May – Break up for half term/Own clothes day
Mon 4th Jun – Back to school
Wed 6th Jun – Sports day (morning or afternoon to be confirmed nearer the time)
Thu 14th Jun – Area Sports at Llanfyllin High School (Years 4, 5 & 6)
Sat 16th Jun – Pennant Football Fun Day
Fri 29th Jun – Cricket at Llangedwyn (Years 4, 5 & 6)
Own clothes day
Wed 4th Jul – Transition (Year 6 to high school)
Thu 5th Jul – Transition (Year 6 to high school)
Fri 13th Jul – Year 6 evening out with teachers!
Thu 19th Jul – End of year ceremony – 2pm
Fri 20th Jul – Break up for Summer/Own clothes day


Easter Holiday Activities @ Powysland Museum

On Tuesday the 27th of March and Tuesday the 3rd of April Powysland Museum invites children and families to join in the museum’s holiday activities.
The first week will be all about Easter and the second week will be on things from the museum’s exhibition on life in Britain from 1945 to 1999.
There will be crafts to make and puzzles to solve for the whole family.
The activities take place from 11.30am to 2.00pm and are aimed at children age 3 and above. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
The cost is £3 per child.
So that we can plan the activities, we need you to book a place on 01938 554656.
This all takes place at Powysland Museum,
The Canal Wharf, Welshpool – across from Morrisons
For further information contact the curator on 01938 554656 or

Our very best wishes to Mrs Eyres, who begins her maternity leave today. Thankyou for all your help and everything you have done for the school over the years (so far)! We will miss you so much, but look forward to you visiting us with your new arrival!