Newsletter 16.11.18

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Today we supported ‘Children in Need’ – thank to the Minnie Vinnies and Pupil Voice groups for organising the events. Once again we are overwhelmed by your generous donations. Many thanks to everyone.


Friends of St. Gabriel’s

Last night was our film night. Many thanks to all the parents and staff that gave up their time to organise and run the evening.


Raffle tickets are coming home in an envelope tonight. It’s a lovely way to support the school especially for wider family members or if you are unable to attend the Christmas Fayre itself.


Final Christmas Fayre Donations

Next Friday (November 23rd) is the last part of our Christmas Fayre donations. We really appreciate the generosity shown in all the items sent in so far – the willingness of our St. Gabriel’s School Family is what makes the Christmas Fete such a success.

We are asking that next Friday, in exchange for a non-uniform day, families donate bottles. These will then be used for the bottle stall or wrapped up as part of gift sets.


Class 3’s Assembly

A very big well done to Class 3 who provided us a lovely assembly on Thursday morning. We were very proud of you.

Thank you to Mrs Williams and Mrs Sullivan for their careful preparation and also to all the family members that supported them in helping lines to be learnt.



Whole school attendance is significantly below our target this week. Lots of holidays have been taken which means many learners have lost valuable learning time. Please take holidays during school breaks.

Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6
89.9% 93.5% 77.4% 82.3% 79% 84.4%

 Community Links

PC Lisa visited this Year 5 this week, talking about the impact of anti-social behaviour. Class 5 found the experience very interesting and provided some very mature responses.


Health and Safety

This week we held a whole school fire drill. All classes were very sensible and the whole school was cleared in one and a half minutes. Very well done St. Gabriel’s.



Date Time Event
Friday 16th November All day Children in Need Fundraising
Friday 23rd November All day Non-Uniform day in return for Bottle Stall items.
Friday 30th November 3:30pm Christmas Fete
Tuesday 4th December 2:15pm Class 3 and 4 Advent Service
Wednesday 5th December All day Class 1, 2 and 3:  Christmas Trip to Green Meadow Farm
Tuesday 11th December All day Class 4, 5 and 6: Christmas Trip to Cardiff Castle
Wednesday 12th December 9:30am Class 1 and 2 Nativity
Thursday 13th December 9:30am Class 1 and 2 Nativity
Tuesday 18th December 2:15pm Class 5 and 6 Carol Service


Yours sincerely,

Mrs M. Harris


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