Diary Dates/Forthcoming Events
Friday, 13.10.2017 Inset Day
Monday, 30.10.2017 Half Term break
Monday, 06.11.2017 Return to school after half term
Wednesday, 20.12.2017 Christmas Dinner
Friday, 22.12.2017 – Inset Day
Monday/Tuesday 23.07-24.07.2018 Inset Day
Millenium Hall Garndiffaith – Pumpkin Carving Competition
Get creative and carve your most amazing pumpkin this October. Please bring your creation to the hall from Thursday 26th until Sunday 29th October 2017. Please ring 01495 775 572 to confirm opening times to accept pumpkins. Judging will take place on Monday 30th October 2017.
Unveiling of the Memorial Bell
A group of our children and staff will be attending the Unveiling of the Memorial Bell at the Millennium Hall Committee on Friday, 27th October 2017 to represent Garnteg Primary School at this wonderful community event.
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||Shay|
|Recep/Year 1 – Miss Samuel||Leo|
|Year 1/2 – Miss Lewis||Lowri|
|Year 2 – Miss Ally||Harvey|
|Year 3/4 – Miss Bellew||Alfie|
|Year 3/4 – Miss Grimas||George|
|Year 4/5 – Miss Jones||Tyler|
|Year 5/6 – Mrs Lee||Dylan|
|Year 6 – Mr Phillips||Lori|
Well done to Miss Samuel’s class who have won the Foundation Phase Award for the highest attendance for last week with 99%. The KS2 winners are Mrs Lee’s class with 100% attendance. Well done to both classes. This is fantastic.
Parents Evening Thank you
Thank you to all parents who attended our parents evening this week. We had a fantastic outcome and appreciate everyone’s time and effort to make the appointments. If you have missed your appointment you will be invited to come in next week. Your allocated slots to discuss your child’s targets will be advised on Monday.
Spooky Disco – Thursday, 26th October 2017 – 4-5pm FP and 5-6pm for KS2 – Entry £1
Friends of Garnteg will be selling refreshments including sweets, crisps, popcorn, candyfloss, chocolate fountain and drink. FOG would be grateful for donations of any spooky decorations you no longer need. Please note, there will be no afternoon school clubs on this day.
Mrs Lee’s class 8 will be leading the KS2 Festival on Tuesday, 17th October 2017 and we are kindly asking for any donations of fresh or tinned food, fruit & vegetables to be brought in by Friday, 13th October 2017. Thank you for your support.
Holiday Requests update
In Torfaen and all schools in Wales holidays taken in term time are only authorised if an application is made to the Head Teacher as parents do not have an automatic right to withdraw pupils from school for a holiday during term time. Presently, the Welsh Government is still supporting fixed penalty notices for absence at the start of a new term we have already had a vast increase in holiday requests at the beginning of this term already Can we remind all parents/carers that no holidays should be taken during term time unless there are extremely exceptional reasons. A holiday absence is still marked as an absence for your child and if your child has an absence below the expected level set in Wales of 95% for whatever reason attendance may be monitored by the Education Welfare Officer and other agencies may well be involved.