Newsletter 17.5.19

Dear Parents / Carers,


Dosbarth 1 Assembly

Da iawn to Class 1 for their lovely assembly this morning. It was lovely to have so many parents, governors and members of the parish sharing this with us.


Sharing Godly Play

Another session for sharing Godly Play took place this week in Class 1. It was lovely to receive such positive feedback on the session. Many thanks to those that were able to attend.


Coffee and Catch Up

This is taking place this afternoon. It would be lovely to have as many parents as possible join us to share ideas around St. Gabriel’s Sports Day organisation this year. We are meeting at 2:30pm in school.


National Tests

The national tests have been and gone! Well done to all our pupils in Years 2-6 for smiling through them. There was a change this year with only Reasoning and Reading being undertaken in paper format. Numeracy Procedural will take place online later this term.


Proposal to Change the School Session times

This meeting took place this morning. Feedback regarding the proposal will now be shared and discussed at the next Governing Body meeting.


School Parish Links

Our newly formed Chaplaincy group are going from strength to strength. A group joined parishioners for part of the Monday Club session at St Gabriel’s RC Church and had very positive feedback.

Another group were taken by Mrs Williams to St. Mary’s RC Church, also on Monday afternoon, for the visit of the pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima and relics of the visionaries. They took an active part and were a real credit to our school.


Dates for the Summer Term


Friday 17th May

9:15 am: Class 1 Assembly

9:30 am: Consultation Meeting for parents to share views on proposed changes to school session times

2:30 pm: Coffee and Catch up session – all parents welcome to come along and share thoughts and ideas linked to Sports’ Day this year


Monday 20th May

9:45 am onwards: Hearing Screening for all Reception pupils


Tuesday 21st May

9:30 am: Class 4 Parent and Child Godly Play and follow up activities event

9:30 am: PC Lisa Workshop in Class 1

10:30 am: PC Lisa Workshop in Class 2


Wednesday 22nd May

Afternoon: Classes 1 and 2 to have special animal visitors that link to their respective projects


Friday 24th May

Whole School Mission Day ‘Striving to be our Best’


Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May

No School – May Half Term Break


Friday 7th June

Sports Day (times to be confirmed and weather dependent)


Sunday 9th June

10 am: First Holy Communion taking place in St. Gabriel’s Church for a number of our pupils for have been preparing for this special occasion for the last few months


Monday 10th June

Wear red, yellow or orange to celebrate Pentecost, the birthday of the Church


Friday 14th June

St. Gabriel’s celebrate ‘Book Day’

Father’s Day Gifts Sale (Many thanks to the Friends of St. Gabriel’s for their time and efforts in organising this)


Saturday 15th June

Country Dancing club taking part in the Newport Festival


Tuesday 18th June

St Gabriel’s Grandparents’ Day – range of activities led by our Chaplaincy group. More details to follow


Friday 21st June

Reserve Sports Day


Tuesday 25th June

New Parents Meeting for Reception Intake September 2019


Thursday 4th July and Friday 5th July

Move up days for whole school

Year 6 at St. Joseph’s High School


Thursday 11th July

Archdiocese Leavers’ Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Newport (Year 6 pupils)


Friday 12th July

Summer Fayre led by the Friends of St. Gabriel’s


Thursday 18th July

9:15 am: Class 6 Assembly


Friday 19th July

End of term – school finishes at the normal time


Yours sincerely,

Mrs M Harris


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