Have a great week. I hope the rain clears up soon and you get to enjoy the fine weather.
Many thanks as always to all the staff. I am sure they are looking forward to a good rest.
Please remember we start back on Monday 11th June.
PRIVACY NOTICE FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
1 Privacy Notice
How we use your information
We collect and use the following types of information
We may also collect and use the following special category information
We collect this information from
You or Partner organisations such as Flintshire County Council
Where necessary or required we may share information with (only the minimum personal information will be shared)
Information is not transferred out of the Country however some information may be stored on Cloud Servers based in the EEA
3 The Lawful Basis for collecting information
4 We apply the following principles where we use personal information
(a) Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.
(b) Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes ('purpose limitation').
(c) Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary.
(d) Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
(e) Kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary.
(f) Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data,
5 Your Rights
The Regulation recognises 8 rights dependant on the lawful basis for processing.
· Right to be informed.
· Rights of access.
· Right to rectification.
· Right to erasure.
· Right to restrict.
· Right to Portability.
· Right to object.
· Rights over automated decision making & profiling.
This notice forms part of your right to be informed. Where information is used under Public Task you have the right to be informed. Under Consent all 8 rights are valid
6 How long do we keep your information?
7 Critical Contacts
Data Protection Officer
Information Commissioner's Office
0292 067 8400
Mr David Bridge
GDBR Consultancy Ltd
Mr R Jones
Chair of Governors
I know that this is going to cause some issues but unfortunately we have made the decision to stop providing snack in school from the 11th June.
School is currently owed £270 for unpaid snack money. We can not afford to keep running at a loss.
If you have paid for the year we will be paying you back.
If you want your child to have a snack from next term you can send in a snack from home.
I do need to clarify the policy on healthy snacks.
Generally speaking, if a child has had a nourishing breakfast, a playtime snack should not be necessary if they are having a healthy lunch.
Having a healthy balanced lunch has been credited as a contributing factor in the improvement of pupil’s concentration, attention, energy levels and ultimately high levels of academic achievement.
However, we are aware that some children will eat very little at breakfast time and may benefit from an opportunity to eat a snack at break time.
Fresh Milk is available daily. The government provide free milk in school for all children in Foundation Phase.
The school policy on snacks is to ensure that they should be a healthy option.
The governors have outlined this in our school prospectus: If you would like your child to have a mid-morning snack, we encourage them to bring in fresh fruit or vegetables. Nothing else is allowed under healthy schools guidance.
Chopped up fruit or raw veggies such as carrots or peppers are ideal.
Finally, we do not wish to stop the break time snacks altogether but we do rely on our parents to make the healthy choices for our pupils and to abide by our school policy. Please do not send snacks that are high in fat or sugar.
We can only let the children have snack if it is fruit or veg. Anything else will not be allowed.
If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to get in touch.
After a fabulous day full of energy and excitement I am sat in my office, slightly sunburnt, reflecting on Sports Day.
It was a great day for all our athletes to explore and experience being part of a team and learn more about themselves. They also had the experience of participating in front of a big audience. Many thanks to all that could make it to support the children.
Many congratulations to our winners. I am sure they will never forget that positive feeling of getting the sticker or the trophy. However Sports Day at Maesglas is not just about the winners. It is fundamentally about having fun.
At the forefront of our minds when we are planning the event, are the life-long effects – both positive and negative that these learning experiences can have. I am sure we can all remember horror stories from our own sports days (I was always last).
All of the events are competitive and while we encourage all the children to participate in these, ultimately they have the right to choose.
It was amazing to see so many of our children this afternoon volunteer to take part in the long distance race. A real challenge on such a warm day. The fact that we have such resilient learners who are willing to give it a go is fantastic.
We want all children to enjoy being with their peers, challenging themselves at their own level and have fun being physically active. There are so many lasting memories for me today. The smiles, excitement, the disappointment, the tears, the cheering but the main one was the great team spirit. We really are Team Maesglas.
You can make online payments for the following:-
Imagine That trip for Foundation Phase
Year 3 Glan Llyn
Year 1 and Year 2 Jambori
If you need any help setting up a payment account please get in touch.
Just a reminder that it is the Teddy Bear Picnic between 10am and 11am for Nur and Rec tomorrow.
Design to Smile for Nur and Rec
Sports Day - FP 9.30am, KS2 1.15pm
5 a side competition 9.30am
7 a side football competition
Break up for half term. Please remember school opens on Monday 11th June.
I have sent an email this afternoon. So far we have 127 email contacts on the school system. I have already had 10 bounce back.
Please check that we have an up to date email in school.
Interested to see how it goes. Please send me any feedback.
A reminder that it will be Class and Team Photos on Wednesday 16th May.
It sounds like lots of the children had a great time at the Pirate day yesterday.
Greenfield Valley have a Creature day on Sunday 20th May from 11am. Watch a creature, make a creature, meet a creature.
They also have the band, Jamie Smith's Mabon on Saturday 9th June from 5pm. A festival style performance for all the family.
Mr Cass, Headteacher