Friday 21st July

And relax…

It’s been an emotional week to say the least! We had a lovely leavers’ service in St Teilos on Thursday where our Year 6 led the readings and prayers and then an excellent celebration assesmbly on Friday morning. So much to celebrate at the end of a really busy term. Writer and Mathematician of the month, spelling success, house points and attendance. It was exceptionally close this year with year 5 very narrowly beating year 4 who received silver medals. 

We also had 20 pupils who had 100% attendance this year too! Very well done to all of them!

It was a pleasure to welcome some of our Governors to assembly too – they wanted to thank the staff for all their hard work this year and also to say goodbye to Matthew Rees, Charlotte Price And Lesley Reynolds, all of whom are leaving Llantilio at the end of this year. 

Year 6 also gave a very moving rendition of ‘Goodbye my friend’ in the hall at the end of the day on Friday.  This traditionally happens in the outdoor classroom but unfortunately the weather was so bad that they had to go in the hall. I missed saying goodbye to the other children this year as everyone made a mad dash for their cars! 

I have to say a massive thank you for all the gifts and cards I received too. I am especially touched by some of the messages in the cards – it really does remind me of why my job is so rewarding. 

Now time to catch up with my life – dentist appointments, housework, family time and holidays await! Looking forward to a rest and time to reflect on all that the fabulous staff and pupils of Llantilio have achieved over the last year, and to prepare for the challenges ahead. Thanks to all who have followed my blog over the last year, I will leave you with the words of Socrates framed for me by the wonderful Haidee Clarke. 

Mrs Joanne Bayton


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