Newsletter 17.10.19

Dear Parents and Carers,


Reminder – there is an INSET day on Monday 21st October where school is closed to pupils.


Friends of St. Gabriel’s – Foundation Phase Disco: Thursday 24th October 3:05-4:05pm

Please see your ParentPay account or ask in the school office if you do not have one to be able to book your tickets should your child wish to attend this event. Booking closes at 5pm on Monday 21st October. As we are using the ParentPay system for payment now, this needs to be closed down prior to establishing numbers and this is why we are unable to safely add additional numbers in after the payment deadline. In this way we can ensure the appropriate staff ratios and first aid provision is in place to ensure the safety of all children at the event.


Lovely News!

We are delighted to share the news that Mrs de Lima and her husband are expecting a baby. I’m sure you will all join me in congratulating them at this exciting time.


Section 50 RE Inspection

We have received notification of our Religious Education Inspection which will be taking place just after half term. Questionnaires for the inspection team will be going out today with one per family – please do check your child’s bag for this survey!


The Parent Meeting with the Inspection team is planned to take place on Monday 4th November at 3:15pm. If you would like to attend this meeting but are unable to arrange child care, we will provide a crèche facility in school.



Attendances results for this week. Da iawn to Dosbarth Caerdydd

Dosbarth Coch: 97.3%

Dosbarth Cas-Gwent: 95.6%

Dosbarth Rhaglan:  94.4%

Dosbarth Cil-y-Coed: 92.3%

Dosbarth Caerdydd:  99.0%

Dosbarth Caerffili:  95.0%

Dosbarth Caernarfon: 95.2%



Aldi’s Kit for Schools – Update

We are only 40 stickers away from completing the chart!

Aldi’s Kit for Schools promotion is giving 20 primary schools the chance to win £20,000 to kick-start a health legacy for their school. By completing the Aldi’s Kit for Schools poster we will also receive an exclusive school sports kit!.

Stickers are given for every £30 spent in an Aldi shop –please let family and friends know that we would welcome them.


Autumn Term Dates (new dates are in bold)


Friday 18th October

9:15pm Harvest Liturgy in school – parents welcome should they wish to participate in this act of worship.


Friday 18th October

2:30pm Parent Forum – Coffee and catch up opportunity with Mrs Harris. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME.


Monday 21st October

All day – School closed to pupils for Staff INSET training day.


Thursday 24th October

3:05pm – 4:05pm Friends of St Gabriel’s Foundation Phase Disco. Own clothes for Reception, Years 1 and 2 this day.



Friday 25th October:

Afternoon – Year 6 at Crucial Crew Trip


Half term: Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November


Monday 4th November

3:15pm Parent Meeting with Religious Education Inspectors


Tuesday 5th November

9:15am Dosbarth Cas-Gwent (Mrs Rayner) Class Assembly – Parents / family welcome.


Thursday 21st November

3:05pm Film Night for Foundation Phase (Reception, Years 1 and 2)


Thursday 28th November

3:15pm Film Night for Key Stage 2 Pupils (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)


Monday 2nd December

1:45pm Advent Service led by Years 5 and 6,


Wednesday 11th December

9:30am Foundation Phase Nativity Concert


Thursday 12th December

9:30am Foundation Phase Nativity Concert


Monday 16th December

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


Tuesday 17th December

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


Term Dates for this Year


Autumn term: 2nd September to 20th December

Autumn Half term: October 28th to November 1st


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


Spring term: 6th January to 3rd April

Spring Half term: 17th February to 21st February


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


Summer term: 20th April to 17th July

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


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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