As you know, our pupils' safety and wellbeing is of paramount importance to us.
'E-Safety' (i.e. the safe use of the internet and technology) 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 recently took part in a very successful 'Safer Internet Day 2016', which was coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre. We also have a page on our website dedicated to children's wellbeing and E-safety. This page provides information and links to several very useful organisations, helplines and websites.
On this page, we have also recently added an excellent pdf document created by the SWGfL (South West Grid for Learning). This document includes hyperlinks to recommended sites which provide help and information about particular aspects of E-safety. Just open the document in a pdf reader, and click on any of the web addresses in blue text. If you don't have a pdf reader, a link is provided below to download Adobe Reader free of charge.
To go to this webpage, click on the orange 'Our School' tab, and select 'Wellbeing and E-safety' in the drop-down menu. Or alternatively, click the e-safety icon below to transport directly to the webpage .
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 2016
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.
Congratulations to our Rugby Team!
Many congratulations to our rugby team! They recently participated in a tag rugby festival at Bishop of Llandaff, where they won 4 out of 5 games - even though it was the first time they had played tag rugby together! See the gallery for photos!
Congratulations to our Fabulous Footballers!
Our football team has won the Rotary Club Competition! We will be competing in the Cardiff Schools' Competition Final. Details to follow...! See the gallery for photos!
Congratulations to our Superb Netball Winners!
The Netball Team Goes from Strength to strength coming second in the Cardiff finals today and now they are through to the WELSH FINALS next month- AWESOME!
Our fabulous dancers recently performed at the Gate Theatre and at the Sherman Theatre. Both performances were amazing, and we're very proud of them all. Special congratulation to Reuben and Lucy in the individual dance competition. Reuben reached the semi-final, and Lucy came third overall!
It's Official- Danescourt is a Thinking School!
On Thursday 25th February, Danescourt was accredited as a Thinking School by The Cognitive Education Department of Exeter University. We are delighted that our excellent practice in the teaching of Thinking has been recognised in this way and we are very proud of our outstanding learners and thinkers!
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.
What is the best question in the world?
Annual Equality Report
Please click below to see the latest School Annual Equality Report 2016
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 email@example.com.
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.