Newsletter 19.7.19 End of the Year
Dear Parents / Carers,
From all at St. Gabriel’s, may we thank you for your continued support this year and wish you all a lovely summer!
In our last newsletter of the year we have to say some goodbyes…
Mrs L. Williams – what can we say…you are a hurricane of energy and a fabulous ray of sunshine. You will be missed by staff and pupils alike. However, we know you will stay in touch with us and we wish you all the very best. You will always be part of our school family.
Mr Clement and Miss Morgan have fitted into our school beautifully, we were lucky to have them and now we wish them lots of luck as they both go on to the next stage of their teaching careers.
Finally, of course we say goodbye to our Year 6 pupils – we are very proud of you all and keep being the best you can be. Stay in touch!
Last Day of Term
We started out day with a Thanksgiving act of collective worship. It was really lovely to celebrate how many blessings we’ve had over the school year. Teachers have celebrated their year with their pupils in their classes and of course, Year 6 are enjoying the tradition of getting their uniform signed. This afternoon we will have our attendance and awards assembly. Following parent feedback about every child having something individually rather than entering a raffle, we are pleased to say that our supply teacher agency, ESP, have sponsored the end of year attendance prizes. We are really pleased to say that there is a long list!
Reminder for September 2019: Changes to School Session times
Breakfast club to run from 8:15 am to 8:45 am. (Last entry is at 8.35 am)
- Gates to be opened at 8:45 am and children can proceed straight into their classes, with their teachers, from this point.
- Formal school day begins at 8:55 am – all children to be in classes at this time for registers.
- 12:15 pm – lunch time for Foundation Phase (for a duration of 50 minutes, this still includes the same amount of time for eating).
- 12:30 pm – lunch time for KS2 (for a duration of 50 minutes, this still includes the same amount of time for eating).
- 3:05pm – school ends for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
- 3:10pm – school ends for Year 3.
- 3:15pm – school ends for rest of the juniors.
Many thanks to the parent who got in touch suggesting that satchels and messenger bags, in addition to book bags, would also meet the requirements we have due to the limited space in our cloakrooms. I have shared this with governors and this idea was approved with the uniform and equipment policy being updated accordingly. The amendment will be sent via email, come home as a paper copy and will also be uploaded to our website as soon as possible.
Please be aware that our school is continuing to grow in size this September and we really must all work together to ensure that the cloakrooms pose no unnecessary risks to our children. We thank you for your support in keeping our pupils safe. If you have any queries about this, please do contact me to discuss.
I appreciate that some parents missed the communication last summer and therefore bought rucksacks specifically for the academic year we are now ending, therefore, following parent feedback, the reminder about not having backpacks will be on each newsletter until the end of term.
Dates for the Summer Term (new dates in bold)
Friday 19th July
End of term – school finishes at the normal time
INSET Dates for the Next School Year (2019-20)
Monday 2nd September 2019
Monday 9th September 2019
Friday 12th June 2020
Monday 20th July 2020
We still have one more day to allocate. We are waiting on dates from an external training provider and once this is confirmed we will update the information.
Following the link below takes you to our term Dates for 2019/20 though please be aware of our INSET days at the beginning and end of the school year: http://www.newport.gov.uk/en/Schools-Education/Schools/Term-Dates.aspx
Mrs M Harris
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