Dear Parent/Guardian,


ESTYN inspectors will be visiting our school from Monday 4th March to Thursday 7th March 2019.

The Meeting for Parents / Carers will take place on Monday 4th March 3:45 – 4:45pm. There will be a crèche, run by school staff, for pupils and siblings to enable parents to attend this meeting.


Newport County – Football in the Community

Our link with Newport County in the Community enabled a draw for for a pair of tickets to this weekend’s exciting Newport County Match. Congratulations to Evie E in Class 5! These tickets were delivered as a surprise to Evie when Newport County player Scott Bennett popped into Class 5!



One of the school nurses will be coming to visit with parents/carers on Monday 18th February at 8:55am to hold a workshop and provide treatment tips to everyone.

Please book the date in your diary and come along to find out more.


Caffi Cymraeg Event

Next Monday (18th) is our Café Shwmae event. In the afternoon, each class has a slot where you can develop / apply your welsh skills with your child, as you try out some welsh phrases in a social situation.

Class 1

Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6
1:15 – 1:35pm 1:35 – 1:55pm 1:55 – 2:15pm 2:15 – 2:35pm 2:35 – 2:55pm

2:55 – 3:15pm


Coffee and Catch Up – Parent Forum

Following a request to alternate Parent Forum meetings between morning and afternoon sessions to enable more parents to have access depending on work schedules, the meeting for this half term will be on Thursday 21st February at 9am. It’s a great opportunity for school to run ideas past you and for us to  get feedback from you. We hope to see you on Thursday.


Friend’s of St Gabriel’s

Don’t forget to join up to the school lottery: it costs only £1 a week.

The more people who sign up to it, the bigger the prizes will be and the more

money will be raised to support your children.



Below are the attendance figures for this week:

Class 1  Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6
98.0% 94.8% 99.9% 97.3% 89.7% 95.3%



New dates added in bold.

Date Time Event
18.2.19 8:55am Treatment Tips for Headlice! Session led by School Nurse
18.2.19 Slots for each class betwee 1:15pm and 3:15pm Caffi Cymraeg event in the school hall.
19.2.19 All day Class 3 trip to St. Fagans
21.2.19 9am Coffee and Catch Up – Parent Forum
4.3.19 3:45pm  – 4:45pm ESTYN Parent / Carer Meeting (Creche available for pupils)
6.3.19 9:15 – 9:40pm Ash Wednesday Service in School – all parents welcome to join us for worship and to receive ashes from Father Michael.
22.3.19 9:15 am Class 4 Assembly
27.3.19 2 night residential trip Year 5 and Year 6 leaving for Condover Hall Residential
28.3.19 Year 5 and Year 6 Condover Hall Residential
29.3.19 Year 5 and Year 6 returning from Condover Hall Residential
3.4.19 3:30pm – 6pm Parents’ Evening Consultations
4.4.19 3:30pm – 6pm Parents’ Evening Consultations
10.4.19   Palm Sunday Reflection C1 and C2
11.4.19   Maundy Thursday Reflection C3 and C4
12.4.19   Good Friday Reflection C5 and C6



Yours sincerely,

Mrs M. Harris


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