Newsletter 27.9.19

Dear Parents and Carers,


Enterprise Sale

Our start of the year project on ‘Enterprise’ culminated in each class selling their products. It was really lovely to see the level of parent and family support for their sales. Many thanks to all who attended. Once profits have been calculated, they will be announced on twitter. @StGabsPrimary



On the whole we have had a positive start to this school year’s attendance. Here are the figures for this week and as you can see they are mixed results.

Please can we remind you, wherever possible, to take holidays in the school breaks as term time holidays cause significant disruption to your child’s education with 5 hours of learning time being lost for every day of absence.

Dosbarth Coch: 97.8%

Dosbarth Cas-Gwent: 92%

Dosbarth Rhaglan: 98.6%

Dosbarth Cil-y-Coed: 84.5%

Dosbarth Caerdydd: 99%

Dosbarth Caerffili: 94.2%

Dosbarth Caernarfon: 98.4%



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


First Holy Communion

To undertake classes for the Sacrament of Holy Communion, forms are available after church for all pupils in Year 3 or above. Please see the Church newsletter for further details.


Friends of St. Gabriel’s – Update

Many thanks for those that were able to attend the Annual General Meeting last Friday. It was great to be able to add new members to this dedicated group that work so hard to provide additional resources for the children in our school.

The Friends of St. Gabriel’s have just joined #easyfundraising! It’s a great site where you can raise money for FREE when you shop online. All you have to do is create a FREE account and choose to support Friends of St Gabriel’s. Then 4,000 shops and sites (including all the BIG names like eBay, John Lewis and Partners, ASOS, Expedia, M&S, Just Eat and many more) will donate to us for FREE every time you use #easyfundraising to shop with them.

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Autumn Term Dates (new dates are in bold) Christmas Dates Added!


Monday 30th September

10:30am Whole School Mass at St. Gabriel’s RC Church celebrating the Feast of St. Gabriel. Parents and wider family welcome to attend.


Thursday 3rd October:

3:15pm Parent Information Meeting in school hall for new Archdiocese ‘Relationships and Sex Education’ (RSE) Curriculum.


Monday 21st October

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


Friday 25th October:

Afternoon – Year 6 at Crucial Crew Trip


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


Thursday 21st November

3:05pm Film Night for Foundation Phase (Reception, Year 1 and Year 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.


Yours sincerely,


Mrs M. Harris



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