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Thanks PTA for a great Quiz Night! Looking forward to the Plant Sale next week - Friday 14th June!


dragonfly logo iconParentmail 17.5.24

Dear Parents/Carers,


Monday 20th May is World Bee Day and pupils and staff are invited to wear bright colours / flowery patterns to school if they want to.


Thank you to the PTA for organising Monday’s Cake Sale, which raised £155.  Thanks to families for all the donations and for buying the lovely cakes!


Congratulations to the Lakeside football teams who played Rhiwbeina Primary on Thursday.  They showed excellent teamwork and football skills - the A team won 1-0 and the B team won 2-0!  Mrs Vanstone wants to say a huge thank you to parents and carers for their fantastic support for the team and their matches.  Well done everyone!


Good luck to the Year 6 Lakeside netball team for their match against Lisvane this evening, and to both Year 5 and Year 6 teams for their matches against Roath Park next Thursday (23rd May)!


And finally… thank you to the family who donated a lovely wooden kitchen to Year 3, following their appeal for equipment and toys.  Great excitement at school for this – and that was just the adults 😊


Book Fair: Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st May

The Book Fair continues next week.  Pupils and parents/carers can visit to purchase books between 3.15 and 4.15pm.  Card purchases only for the Book Sale. Thank you.


Seren a Sbarc Challenges

As part of our work toward the Cymraeg Campus Silver Award, Criw Cymraeg shared some fun activities with the whole school in assembly this morning.  These vary from learning Welsh on Duolingo to cooking Welsh food as a family, and a lot more.  The challenges are attached.  Criw Cymraeg would love to see the results of some of the challenges so please feel free to email photos/videos to Thank you!


Sun Safe Schools

Please see attached information about our work toward the Sun Safe Schools Award.  Thank you.


PTA News

  • The very rainy PTA Cake Sale on Monday raised a wonderful £155.  All monies will be spent on sports equipment for the school.


  • PTA Quiz Night – Thursday 6th June – in the big school hall: 7.30pm for 8pm start.  The PTA are excited to bring back the quiz night to the parents and carers of Lakeside!!!  Quiz teams of up to 6 people are welcome so you can form your team in advance or come along and join a team on the night. Don't worry about coming on your own - this will be a friendly, fun and inclusive quiz for all.

Ticket price is £5 and this will include nibbles and snacks on your table. Please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary requirements.  Tickets are limited so please get yours early before they sell out! Sales will end on Friday 24 May.  Please purchase tickets via Parentpay.  There will be a section of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to purchase at our cash bar.  Poster attached.


  • PTA Plant Sale – Friday 14th June – donations welcomed from Monday 10th June.  We’re also looking for small craft donations that will be priced 50p - £2.50.  So if anyone has knitting / crochet / crafting skills of any sort, that would be wonderful!   The theme is ‘Garden’ but any craft would be welcomed!

Thanks, PTA


Active Travel Wales

Please find attached a letter from Active Travel Wales about safe parking around school during drop-offs and pick-ups. 


Lost Property

Please see the Lost Property section of the website for photos of unlabelled items and contact school if you recognise anything.  Thank you.


Wishing you all a pleasant weekend.


Best wishes,


Rachel Mitchell, Headteacher


June 2024

  • Monday 3rd June – INSET DAY
  • Monday 3rd June - Universal Free School Meals begin for pupils in Year 6
  • Wednesday 5th June – Reception visit to Cefn Mably Farm
  • Wednesday 5th June – Year 4 visit to Bristol Aquarium
  • Thursday 6th June – PTA Quiz Night
  • Friday 14th June – PTA plant sale
  • Friday 21st June – Lakeside Netball Tournament
  • Friday 28th June – Foundation Phase Sports Day @ NIAC 9-11.45am


July 2024

  • Tuesday 2nd July – Nursery Sports Day
  • Thursday 4th July – Reception talk for new Reception parent/carers
  • Friday 5th July – KS2 Sports Day @ NIAC 9-11.45am
  • Friday 5th July - PTA Summer Fayre
  • Wednesday 10th July – Year 6 Leavers’ performance
  • Thursday 11th July – Lakeside Transition Day
  • Thursday 11th July – CHS Transition Day 1
  • Thursday 11th July – Reception Stay and Play
  • Friday 12th July – CHS Transition Day 2
  • Friday 12th July – Year 5 visit to Oakwood Park
  • Wednesday 17th July – Grand Opening of the Ty Bronwen Wellbeing Pod
  • Monday 22nd July – INSET DAY

Term dates

2023-2024 academic year

Break up for Half Term

Friday 24th May


Summer Half Term


Monday 27th May, 2024

Friday 31st May, 2024


Monday 3rd June



Last Day of term

Friday 19th July




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