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Thank you to the PTA for a wonderful Summer Fair!!!


dragonfly logo iconParentmail 5.7.24

Dear Parents/Carers,


While the Lakeside pupils’ maths is excellent, staff not so much – we miscounted the takings from the Eid Cakes and Savouries Sale – the actual amount raised was a wonderful £403.07!  Sorry for the mistake, but at least it was in the right direction.


Thank you to parents/carers of Nursery and Year 3 to 6 pupils for your support for the year groups’ Sports Days.  It was wonderful to be able to hold the Nursery Sports Days on the school field – there were great competitions and the children had a lovely time.  Thanks to Nursery staff for organising these fun events.  The Year 3 to 6 Sports Day was excellent as usual, with a real competitive spirit among the children and great support from families.  Thanks to parents/carers who walked back to school with us, to the staff for all their hard work, and to Mr Vanstone for organising the event.


Some wonderful news – Lakeside has achieved the Cymraeg Campus Silver Award for excellent Welsh work throughout the school!  We achieved the Bronze Award just before lockdown and yesterday we were given the Silver.  Many thanks to Miss Fry, Mrs Nessbert and especially Criw Cymraeg for all their hard work on this.


It was wonderful to see so many of you at the Summer Fair today!  Though the weather was very threatening throughout, the rain didn’t spoil anything.  Thank you to the PTA for organising it and to all who donated and helped.  Thanks to the choir and Dancefit for entertaining us, and to the Taekwondo students for their demonstration.


Transition Day – Thursday 11th June

Year 6 pupils who are attending Cardiff High School in September will go straight to Cardiff High on both Transition Days.   Year 6 pupils not attending CHS in September and ALL other pupils are to go to their usual classrooms for registration on Thursday.  They will then be escorted to their new classrooms by teachers.


Wednesday 17th July

Pupils are welcome to wear yellow or bright colours to school on Wednesday 17th as this is the day of the official opening of Ty Bronwen, our Wellbeing Pod.  There will also be Bronwen’s Wish T-shirts in children’s sizes for sale on the school gate at the end of next week at a cost of £8 each, if pupils wish to wear one of these. 


Wishing you all a pleasant weekend.


Best wishes,


Rachel Mitchell, Headteacher


Upcoming events / Term dates

July 2024

  • Monday 8th July – Year 1 visit to Roath Park
  • 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
  • Tuesday 16th July – Lakeside’s Got Talent
  • Wednesday 17th July – Wear yellow or bright colours to school
  • Friday 19th July – INSET DAY
  • Monday 22nd July – INSET DAY

Term dates

2023-2024 academic year

Last Day of term

Thursday 18th July




Friday 19th July




Monday 22nd July




Autumn Term 2024


Monday 2nd September, 2024




Tuesday 3rd September, 2024





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