Safer Internet Day 2016:
Tuesday 9th February
Our pupils' safety and wellbeing is paramount to us. E-Safety lies at the very heart of all the teaching and learning we undertake involving IT within our school, and pupils are taught from an early age how to use technology safely and responsibly. As such, we are very pleased to be part of the Safer Internet Day 2016. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day 2016 is part of a global drive to highlight the positive use of technology, and explore the roles we play in creating a better and safer online community. The UK Safer Internet Centre has provided excellent resources for teachers that we will be using. They also have further resources and advice for children and parents. Please do click on the image below to link directly to their website to find out more.
Danescourt Primary School Boys Win Cross Country Championship!
We are delighted to report that we recently won the Cardiff Cross Championships with our pupils coming in 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the race! Please click the link below to read a report of the event written by Oliver and Evan!
Danescourt Primary School- Racism Awareness Leaflet
We are proud to be able to publish Danescourt's very own Racism Awareness Leaflet. This has been developed by a Racism Awareness Group made up of pupils, parents and teachers. We hope you will find the leaflet below useful when talking with your son/daughter.
It is vital that children remain safe and secure while using Information Technology. E-Safety is a major focus; not only within our pupils' ICT lessons, but right across the curriculum. We teach our pupils how to use technology safely and responsibly - both within, and outside of school. Since pupils have increasing access to IT beyond school (computers, mobile phones, tablets etc), it is vital that they do use these safely. There are several very good websites that address safe and responsible use of technology. We include links to two of these below. Please do look at them.
(1) ‘Thinkuknow’. This is created and run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, which is affiliated to the Serious Organised Crime Agency. The address is: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ (or google ‘thinkuknow’). Click on the ThinkUKnow image on the below to go straight to this website.
(2) 'Common Sense Media' provide a useful 'Parent Concerns' section on their website. The direct link to this site is: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/privacy-and-internet-safety. Click on the Common Sense Media image below to go straight to this website.
Further information regarding E-safety is found on the orange 'Our School' tab, along the top or the website page. Click on the 'Wellbeing' section. Click on the the orange text above to be directed straight to this section of our website.
Please do contact the school if you have any further queries or concerns.
Danescourt Primary School's Prospectus 2015
You may wish to download the latest School Prospectus or Nursery Handbook. Click on the link below to view it. Please note that this is a large file and may take a little time to download. If you don't have a pdf reader on your computer, you can download Adobe Reader at no cost.
Thinking Schools International
Danescourt Primary is part of the 'International Thinking Schools Network' and is committed to the teaching of Thinking Skills across the school and the curriculum. Please see the Thinking Schools page under curriculum for more details about 'Thinking Hats', 'Thinking Maps' and Habits of Mind which are the main pillars of our work with pupils.
We are being visited by Exeter University in February when we hope to gain accrediatation as a 'Thinking School!
Thunk of the Fortnight!
Our current 'thunk' to stimulate philosophical thinking. Please enjoy discussing this with your son or daughter; you might be surprised with the ideas they come up with.
Is there more happiness or sadness in the world?
Annual Equality Report
Please click below to see the latest School Annual Equality Report ( Draft)
LAUNCH OF THE 'ROAD SAFE' CAMPAIGN
We were delighted to host the South Wales launch of the Police 'Go Safe' Campaign. Please see the gallery for pictures of our pupils.
COMMUNITY USE OF THE MUGA
The multi-use games arena is available for community groups to use free of charge by prior arrangement with the school. If you are interesting in using the facility on a one off or regular basis, please contact the school office on 02920 552422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Launch of the Wales Educational Film Charity- 'Into Film'
We were delighted to host the launch of the the national film charity 'Into Film' on Tuesday 25th March. The event was visited by many professionals from the film industry, pupils from a variety of schools across Wales and the Minister for Education Huw Lewis AM. Pupils in Years 3,4 and 5 had the opportunity to take part in film related workshops and the results were amazing!
Please click on the links below to see an article and photos on the 'Into Film' website and the report that appeared on the ITV Wales news on 25.3.13.