Newsletter 13.12.19

Dear Parents and Carers,


Foundation Phase Nativity

This week saw the Foundation Phase perform their nativity. They made us very proud as they shared the Christmas story with us. A big thank you to all the Foundation Phase staff who organised the event and also to all the parents and wider family that not only attended the concerts but also supported at home with the lines that were learnt. It was a lovely way to start Christmas, I’m sure you will agree.


Christmas Fayre – Friday December 13th

Christmas Fayre preparations are busily underway as I write this newsletter! It begins at 3:05pm in the school hall with entry through the side gate and through the shelter door. We have hot and cold refreshments, a range of gift stalls, a number of games, a craft opportunity and of course the raffle!

We also have Christmas cheer being spread through song, courtesy of our School Development and Chaplaincy ministry, at approximately 4:15pm.

We hope to see you at the fayre.


Friends of St. Gabriel’s

The ’Friends’ would like to make our school community aware of an offer that ‘easy fundraising’ are running that will benefit our school even further:

It’s DOUBLE DONATION WEEK! Please use #easyfundraising when you shop with John Lewis & Partners, Argos, Disney, Boots, notonthehighstreet and many more to raise FREE donations for Friends of St Gabriel’s when you do your Christmas shopping!


Reception Applications – deadline 15th January

Applications are open for pupils who will be starting school in September 2020. As we are a Catholic School, the application is different to the Local Authority process and the forms are available from the school office and also on the school website. Please share this with wider family and friends.



Attendance results have been variable this week due to illnesses. Da iawn to Dosbarth Rhaglan who maintained a high standard with 98% attendance.

We hope everyone who is poorly feels better soon.


Dosbarth Coch: 92.4%

Dosbarth Cas-Gwent: 90.7%

Dosbarth Rhaglan: 98.1%

Dosbarth Cil-y-Coed: 94%

Dosbarth Caerdydd: 77%

Dosbarth Caerffili: 95.4%

Dosbarth Caernarfon: 89.1%



Autumn Term Dates (new dates are in bold)


Monday 16th December

Afternoon theatre company performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ for all the pupils – a Christmas gift from ‘The Friends of St. Gabriel’s.’


Tuesday 17th December

2pm Christmas Carol Concert in the Church led by Year 3 and Year 4.


Thursday 19th December

Foundation Phase Christmas Trip to Techniquest


Friday 20th December

School Christmas Dinner

School finishes for the Christmas break at the normal times.



Term Dates for this Year


Christmas Holidays: Monday 23rd December to Friday January 3rd


Spring term: 6th January to 3rd April 2020

Spring Half term: 17th February to 21st February 2020


Easter Holidays: Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April 2020


Summer term: 20th April to 17th July 2020

Summer Half term: 25th May to 29th May 2020


INSET days for this Year

Monday 2nd September 2019

Monday 9th September 2019

Monday 21st October 2019

Friday 12th June 2020

Monday 20th July 2020



Yours sincerely,


Mrs M. Harris


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