We have had a lovely week weather-wise – it’s been a pleasure to see the children playing on the field and enjoying the sunshine. Thank you very much to all the candidates and to all of you for returning your governor ballot votes. 179 ballots were returned and the results are below:
Parent Governor Ballot results
Bryony Lewis: 142 votes
George Tackley: 71 votes
Sergey Popov: 57 votes
Geraint Jones: 63 votes
Mark Einon: 65 votes
Paul Crayford: 84 votes
The new Parent Governors are, therefore, Bryony Lewis, George Tackley and Paul Crayford. We would like to welcome them onto the Lakeside Primary School Governing Body.
Test, Trace, Protect Wales has issued new information about extended Covid symptoms. These are called ‘extended symptoms’. The three main symptoms remain the same (NEW, PERSISTENT COUGH, FEVER, LOSS OF TASTE/SMELL) and require a PCR test and isolation of the sufferer and household until a negative test is received. The extended symptoms do not require either the sufferer or their household to isolate, but a test is recommended to rule out Covid if any of the symptoms are present. The ‘extended symptoms’ are: FATIGUE, ACHES & PAINS, SORE THROAT, HEADACHE, RUNNY NOSE, NAUSEA, VOMITING or DIARRHOEA. If a positive test result is received the usual rules apply regarding isolation of sufferer and members of their household.
Thank you again for your vigilance around Covid and for adhering to the guidelines regarding distancing and mask-wearing – we really appreciate your efforts in joining with us to prevent transmission of the virus within the school community.
Safety in school
It’s lovely to see the sun and we love that children can play and have lessons outside when the weather is fine. It’s important, however, that children are protected from the damage that the sun can do, especially to young skins. We advise that children either cover up, use sun block or both on sunny days, therefore. Please be aware that staff are not able to apply sun cream to children. You might like to check out our Healthy Schools Sun Safe video, made by Year 6 a couple of years ago: https://lakeside-primary-school-cardiff.primarysite.media/media/a-sun-safe-school-ysgol-ddiogel-yn-yr-haul
We have had a small number of accidental injuries caused by the swinging or throwing of metal water/drink bottles, which are heavier than multi-use plastic bottles. May we, therefore, request that where possible, only plastic multi-use bottles are sent to school with pupils. Thank you.
As the weather improves, children may need more than one bottle of water/drink to last the whole school day, as the water fountains cannot be used.
There are a (very) few Chromebooks and chargers that still haven’t been returned to school. This has an impact on pupils’ access to learning so please, if you do still have one of our Chromebooks (or a charger), can you send it back in? Many thanks.
Term dates, Insets and Nursery closures
Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May
A reminder that Nursery will be closed for the Welsh government election on Thursday May 6th
Other Inset days: Friday May 28thand Monday June 7th
The half term break is Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June
The last day of term is Tuesday 20th July
The new school year starts again for pupils on 6th September 2021
I hope that you are able to enjoy a little of our new-found freedoms this weekend and are able to get out and enjoy the sunshine.