Term News 2017

Ysgol Hen Heol / Old Road School

Pennaeth / Headteacher

Mrs Non Neave


Old Road, Llanelli SA15 3HW Tel 01554 773822

        Medi 15 September 2017 

Dear Pupils and Parents

Welcome back to school after the summer holidays!  I hope that all our pupils are now settled in their new classes with their new teachers and enjoying all that school has to offer.

I would like to begin by congratulating our newly appointed head boy and head girl, they are Freddie Williams and Lily Borsden, well done to both of you. 

Congratulations also to the new Ser Special Captains they are:

Ser Coch - Cadi Husband, Alex Colwill

Ser Gwyrdd - Tamzin Davies, Jessie Rees-Beaumont

Ser Glas - Isabel Lewis, Lewis Bounds

Ser Melyn - Kodie Parry, Tamzin Farrall.

A big welcome to the new pupils who have joined us this year, a very warm welcome to:  Frankie-beau Jana Meacock,  Yestin Yan,  Dominik Przemyslav Dybkowska, Rasha Al-Ahmad,  Larissa Cinova,  Dana Coleman,  Layla Edwards,  Aaliyah-Mae Matthews,  Lillie-Grace Pryor, Samuel Pugh,  Cain Rees,  Mckenzie Thomas,  Jessica Tovey,  Michelle Cinova,  Sebestian Viola,  Mohamed Al-Ahmad,  Ringo Connell,  David Viola,  Dima Al-Ahmad,  Gaya Dybkowska,  Sunny Connell,  Kieron Williams,  Jaydon Jenkins.  I am sure that they are all settled and enjoying all that school has to offer.

We will be using Schoop as the main way of communicating with parents.  If you know of any parent who has not logged on to Schoop please encourage them to do so in order that they are kept up to date with school events and activities, or ask thm to conatac the school office. Thank you for your help in this matter.  Should you require a hard copy of any letter sent via Schoop, they will be available for you to collect from your child’s class teacher or from the office.  The other main ways of communicating are: 

  • E-mail -
  • School website  -
  • Facebook page - Old Road School Ysgol Hen Heol
  • Twitter - @oldroadschool
  • Facebook page Nursery – Cylch Meithrin Hen Heol

A big thanks to the PFA who worked extremely hard last year in organising various fund raising events.  The PFA have purchased new games kit for the school which can be seen on Old Road School Facebook.  The PFA long term aim is to develop the outdoor area of the school and if you can help in any way please speak to any PFA member, in particular – Rachel Dorken, Chair,  Lucy Borsden, Treasurer, Liz Purcell, Secretary.  Our next meeting is on Monday 25 September at 3.20pm in the staff room, we very much welcome new members, please come along and support us!

Parent Point was introduced last year and this is an opportunity for parents to support and improve various aspects of the school, we hope this will continue this year.  For further information about Parent Point please speak with Geraldine Latham. 

Old Road School philosophy and objective is to ensure that your child receives the best educational opportunity and experiences available.  To achieve this we need to work in partnership with you.  Please support the school in the following areas: 

  • Please complete and return to your child’s class teacher the GENERAL INFORMATION – UPDATE 2017-2018.  It is essential that we have up to date information on your child
  • Please ensure that your child attends school every day.  Our overall attendance for 2016/17 was 91%, this is below the required level of 94%.  Taking your child out of school during term time is not encouraged as this does impact on your child’s learning and educational progress. Thank you for your co-operation in this very important area.
  • Homework is set on a weekly basis.  Please also encourage your child to read daily and sign and date the reading record book for Foundation Phase and the ‘Planners’ for KS2.   May I politely request that every child purchases a reading/homework book folder.  These can be purchased from the office for £4.50 each.    
  • Punctuality is very important.  School starts at 9am and ends at 3.10pm for the infants and 3.15pm for the juniors.  Late arrivals do cause disruption to the rest of the class and interrupt the most important part of the teaching day.  Please note late arrivals (after 9.15am) must report to the school office for recording their name in the ‘Late Book’ before going to class.  The main school doors will close at 9.15am.
  • The wearing of school uniform is an important aspect of setting standards.  Please ensure that every day your child is in the correct uniform, hoodies are not allowed.
  • School meals costs £2.50 per day £12.50 per week, payable each Monday morning and cheques made payable to Carmarthenshire County Council. Please ensure that the money is placed in an envelope clearly labelled with your child’s name, date and the amount you’re paying.  Thank you for your co-operation.
  • The free breakfast club operates from 8.15 – 8.50am.  The ‘After school club’ runs daily from 3.16pm to 5.15pm at a cost of £6.00 per session for the first child, £5.00 for the second child and £4.00 for the third child, payment is requested in advance.  For further details please speak to Mrs Diane Evans, After School Club Leader.
  • May I politely remind parents that due to health and safety reasons pet animals are not allowed on the school premises   
  • After School Clubs (3.15pm – 4pm) will start week beginning Monday 2 October and will run until Friday 17 November.  Further details will follow shortly. 
  • Information regarding important dates for the term will also follow shortly. 

Finally, if you would like to discuss any matters with me I will be available each day between 9.00 and 9.30am to meet with you.

Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to working with you in this academic year.

Yn gywir / Yours sincerely

Non Neave



In 2017/2018 we will be using the app ‘Schoop’ as the main way of communicating with you,  this is to reduce paper waste and become more Eco friendly school.  Please find below instructions on how to down load the free Schoop app.


If you have…..

iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet

Windows Mobile, Blackberry, PC or Mac

Open web browser (eg safari or google chrome) and go to

Go to

Click the button to download the FREE app, then install and open it

Enter our Schoop ID:  7749

Enter our Schoop ID 7749

Add your email address and choose relevant years and groups

Add the years and groups relevant to you

Select your preferred language, if applicable

That’s it – you’re in the loop!

Click CONFIRM, and you’re in the loop

Llanelly House

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A group of ten students from Old Road School were chosen to take part in the project, which was scheduled over four Tuesday mornings in January and early February 2015.

Me and my town focussed on exploring different aspects of identity and relation to Llanelli town through a series of linked workshops experimenting with a range of arts techniques and processes.

Old Road School - Llanelly House visit Page 1

Old Road School - Llanelly House visit Page 2 

Korean and Chinese Culture Classes


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Ysgol Hen Heol / Old Road School

Pennaeth / Headteacher

Mrs Non Neave 


Old Road, Llanelli SA15 3HW Tel 01554 773822



Come and do craft activities with your child on


Friday 19 May 9.15 -10.15am

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Pendine Trip Year 6

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Balance Bikes

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                                     Art Care


Wood Carving with Robert Jakes every Wednesday 9:15am until 11:15am.

All welcome.

We are making a bench for the Foundation Phase yard.