Learning for life,
with Christ as our Light
Welcome to St Mary's Catholic Primary School. We are a Catholic school in Chepstow welcoming children and families of all faiths and none.
Annwyl Parents and Carers,
This afternoon the Minister of Education for Wales, Kirsty Williams made the following announcement,
“Today, I can announce we are bringing forward the Easter break for schools in Wales. Schools across Wales will close for statutory provision of education at the latest on 20 March 2020.
From the outset, the decisions being taken have been focused on public health advice, and it is right that these science-based recommendations are front and centre of the decisions being made.
Today’s decision will help ensure an orderly closure, so schools have time to prepare ahead of the early break. My main message for everyone is to stay safe and stay well. We will work together and we will face this outbreak together.”
After consultation with the Chair of Governors it has been decided that the children will finish school on Thursday 19th March, this decision was not taken lightly, however, with such short notice we need to allow adequate time for staff to prepare, resource and publish home learning packs on Friday 20th March, with a view to maintain continuity in pupil’s learning as much as we are able during this unsettled period.
The Welsh Assembly Government and the Local Authority will be providing updates as and when necessary over the coming days and weeks. I will of course, update you as and when any further, relevant information comes to light.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at St. Mary’s together we have been working diligently to maintain our usual provision and a sense of routine for all learners. May I also take the opportunity to thank parents and carers for your support and understanding during this unprecedented period of anxiety for us all.