Newsletter 17.1.20

Dear Parents and Carers,


Update from our Eco Ministry

Our Eco Ministry would like to thank all the families and parishioners that collected Christmas cards to be recycled as part of our Wastesavers competition entry. They have sent off 1642 cards this week. Well done everyone.


School Meal Provision

From Monday 27th January, we will be beginning a 2 week trial where our canteen will also be offering a sandwich meal option as well as continuing the hot meal choices already in place on the new menu. Further details for this option will be sent to ParentPay accounts next week.



Clubs will be beginning from Monday 27th January. Booking requests will be sent out on Monday 20th January with confirmation information by the end of the week.



Our attendance as a school overall has been strong since starting the Spring term. Keep this up St. Gabriel’s.  Remember, every day counts!


Dosbarth Coch: 94.2%

Dosbarth Cas-Gwent: 99.0%

Dosbarth Rhaglan: 97.3%

Dosbarth Cil-y-Coed: 98.2%

Dosbarth Caerdydd: 93.8%

Dosbarth Caerffili: 97.1%

Dosbarth Caernarfon: 95.7%


Friends of St. Gabriel’s – Upcoming Event

Check your ParentPay accounts for a poster from the Friends of St. Gabriel’s. It has the details for the upcoming magician event. This will be a new type of event for us as a school and we look forward to the different experience being organised by ‘the Friends.’


Pupil places for this event must be booked through ParentPay – please be mindful of the deadline information on the poster.


This is to ensure that we have the correct ratio of staff, volunteers and first aiders at the event to keep your children safe while they are enjoying the show.


Gwent Police

We have been asked by Gwent Police to pass on this message:

‘Do you want to have a say on how Gwent Police tackle issues in your area? Please follow the link below to complete the ‘YOUR VOICE’ survey. The survey will be running for the next two weeks to allow you to vote on the Police priority in your area’

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Dates for the Spring Term 2020 (New dates as the term progresses will be added in bold italics)


Thursday 6th February

After School until 4:45pm: FOSG event: Carl John ‘The Magic Man’ show. Tickets through ParentPay


Friday 7th February

2:45pm Coffee and Catch Up session with Mrs Harris


Tuesday 11th February

Reflection and Retreat day in Cardiff Cathedral for Years 3 and 4


Thursday 13th February

9:15 am Dosbarth Caerdydd Class Assembly – parents and family of Year 4 welcome to attend


Wednesday 26th February

10 am: Whole School Mass in Church for Ash Wednesday – led by Dosbarth Caernarfon


Thursday 5th March

9:15 am: Dosbarth Rhaglan Class Assembly – parents and family of Year 2 welcome to attend.


Wednesday 1st April

1:45pm Palm Sunday reflection led by Foundation Phase – parents of Foundation Phase pupils welcome to attend


Thursday 2nd April

1:45pm Maundy Thursday reflection led by Years 3 and 4 – parents of Year 3 and 4 pupils welcome to attend


Friday 3rd April

1:45pm Good Friday reflection led by Years 5 and 6 – parents of Year 5 and 6 pupils welcome to attend.


Term Dates for this Year


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

Please note that Welsh Government  have allocated one additional INSET staff training day for the Summer term to prepare for the new curriculum. The date will be determined shortly.




Yours sincerely,


Mrs M. Harris


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