More News and Diary Dates

Diary Dates/Forthcoming Events

Thursday, 8th March 2018 World Book Day

Monday/Tuesday, 26th-27th March 2018 – Parent Consultations

Tuesday, 27th March 2018 – Easter Headgear Parade Foundation Phase

Tuesday, 27th March 2018 – Nursery Easter Craft & Activity Session 10.30am/2.10pm

Wednesday, 28th March 2018 – Easter Headgear Parade – Keystage 2

Thursday,29th March 2018 – Last Day in School before Easter

Friday,30th March 2018 – Easter Holidays – Monday, 16th April – Back in School

Wednesday,2nd May 2018 – Wednesday,9th May 2018 – National Tests

Monday,7th May 2018 – May Bank Holiday

Wednesday, 4th July 2018 – Moving Up Day

Monday/Tuesday 23.07-24.07.2018 Inset Day


Good News Assembly for Key Stage 2 is held on Wednesdays 9.15am and Foundation Phase Fridays at 9.15am. Parents/carers welcome to attend. Pupil of the Week:

Recep/Year 1 – Mrs Rogers Joshua
Recep/Year 1 – Mr Key Layla
Year 1/2 – Mrs Lewis Livi-Mai
Year 2 – Miss Ally Logan
Year 3/4 – Miss Bellew Alfie
Year 3/4 – Miss Grimas Kenzie J/Jakey
Year 4/5 – Miss Jones Lucas
Year 5/6 – Mrs Lee Leah
Year 6 – Mr Phillips Aliesha


A very big well done to Miss Grimas’s class 6 for winning this week’s attendance award.  The class had a fantastic 100% attendance yet again.  Keep it up.  Our Foundation Phase winners this week were Mr. Key’s class 2 with 97.22%. Da Iawn!

Reception Classes – Mr Key and Mrs Rogers

Please could all children in Dosbarth Un a Dau dress up for Cinderella’s ball on Monday, 19th March as part of our topic “Once upon a springtime”.  Thank you.

Easter Activities-Easter Head Gear & Craft Competition Parade

Our Easter Craft Competition and Easter Head Gear Parades will be held on Tuesday, 27th March for Foundation Phase and Wednesday, 28th March for Keystage 2.  All entries to be clearly labelled with your child’s name and class.  Each entry will receive a prize.  Nursery morning parents can enjoy an art and craft activity session with their children on Tuesday, 27th at 10.30am and Nursery afternoon parents at 2.10pm.  We look forward to seeing you.

Parent Consultation- Monday & Tuesday, 26th/27th March 2018

Parent Consultations are taking place on Monday & Tuesday next week. This is an opportunity for you to see your child’s work and how they are progressing. All appointments are booked in for a 10-min slot per parent.  Please ensure you are on time or let the office know if you need to rearrange.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Class 3/4 – Mrs Lewis & Miss Ally

Thank you to Mr. Clark from Class 3 & 4 for the very interesting local area talk as part of our “Hills are Alive” topic.  We are looking forward to some walking adventures in the summer time.

Good News

A big well done to our Grace Witcombe in Class 6.  She is currently training with the Commonwealth Wales Artistic Gymnastics Team.  All of us at Garnteg wish her the very best of success.  We are very proud of you! Da Iawn Grace!!

Text Messages & Contact Details

If you find you are not receiving any text message from school, please contact us.  It might be that your details are incorrect on the text messaging service.  Also, if your address or phone numbers have changed, please see one of our ladies in the office so all details can be updated.  It is vital that we have the correct phone numbers for each child in case of an emergency.  Thank you.

Down Syndrome Awareness

Down Syndrome Awareness Day is on Wednesday, 21st March and children and staff are invited to wear odd socks to school on this day. We ask for £1 donation to raise money for the local 21 Plus charity. Thank you!

Children’s Wales Air Ambulance Fundraiser

Close to many of our hearts, the Children’s Wales Air Ambulance is holding an Easter Family Prize Bingo in memory of Adam Millett at Garn Workman’s Club on Friday, 23rd March 2018. Children go free with every paying adult.  The bingo starts at 6.00pm. Please support this wonderful cause.  Diolch.

Breakfast Club Notice

The purpose of Breakfast Club is to provide children with a free meal before school.  Children cannot attend just to play or to be dropped off early at school.  Please make sure your child wishes to have breakfast and if so arrives at 8.20am.  Children arriving later do not have time for breakfast before registration.  If they do not wish to eat they must not be on school premises until 8.50am when doors open for registration.


A reminder that we are continuously monitoring the parking on school grounds. Please refrain from blocking resident’s driveways or double park on school premises. It puts children and adults in danger.  Please use free parking spaces and other available carparks outside school and abstain from parking on yellow lines or on pavements.  Torfaen Council are currently monitoring the premises which could result in a permanent closure of school gates if no improvement in parking is shown.


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