Newsletter 25.10.19

Dear Parents and Carers,


Don’t forget: Next week is Half term: Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November


Friends of St. Gabriel’s

Discos for both phases have been held over the last fortnight. A big thank you to our children for their lovely manners and behaviour demonstrated throughout – they were a real credit to you. Many thanks also go to the Friends of Gabriel’s for the organisation that went into the events plus all those that volunteered – parents, staff and friends – to provide support at the actual events.

Diolch yn fawr everyone.


School – Parish Links

Four Members of our Mini Vinnie group went to a cluster Mass at St Mary’s church this week to celebrate the work of all the youth groups across our cluster of Catholic schools. After the Mass each school presented on the charitable actions they have undertaken. Mrs Wright was so proud of the confidence shown by our Mini Vinnies. We are looking forward to more events like this to further involve all our Mini Vinnies in the parish whilst also growing and strengthening the links between our Mini Vinnie groups across the city.


Section 50 RE Inspection

Don’t forget to send back your RE questionnaire for the inspection team arriving straight after half term. Please pop into the office or let your child’s class teacher know if you need another copy.


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.


Christmas Cards and Other Themed Gifts

A Christmas Card with the deign created by your child will be coming home today. Please take the time over half term to look through the information as there are cards, gifts and other Christmas themed items that can be ordered – possibly some presents for the wider family at Christmas time!

We thank you for taking the time to look at this as a percentage of the profits comes back to the Friends of St Gabriel’s which goes towards providing resources for the children in our school.



Attendances results for this week. Da iawn to Dosbarth Coch

Dosbarth Coch: 99.9%

Dosbarth Cas-Gwent:  98.8%

Dosbarth Rhaglan:  88.9%

Dosbarth Cil-y-Coed: 88.9%

Dosbarth Caerdydd:  96.0%

Dosbarth Caerffili:  94.4%

Dosbarth Caernarfon: 93.0%



Aldi’s Kit for Schools – Update

We have completed our Aldi sticker chart to be in with a chance to win the £20 000 prize. Many thanks to all those that have supported this project. Now we just cross our fingers!




Autumn Term Dates (new dates are in bold)


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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