Dear Parents and Carers,
Merry Christmas One and All
The staff of St. Gabriel’s would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in our school community a very Happy and Holy Christmas. We thank you for your generosity and support over this last year and hope that everyone enjoys the festivities.
Nadolig Llawen bawb! We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2020!
School starts back on Monday January 6th.
Christmas Fayre – Friday December 13th
Our Christmas Fayre was a resounding success which was due to the dedication of the team of ‘Friends’ organising, prepping and leading on the day and also to the amazing support shown by everyone that attended the event. Many thanks to you all.
We are pleased to report that a total of £906 was raised – this will be used to continue upgrading our dining tables. J
Friends of St. Gabriel’s
If you were thinking of getting new uniform over the Christmas break, here’s the new link for the uniform embroidery service that provides a donation to our school funds with each purchase. https://myclothing.com/
Our week began with a theatre production of ‘A Christmas Carol.’ This experience was provided for all the pupils by the Friends of St. Gabriel’s – thank you for our early Christmas present!
Recent Religious Education Inspection
Our Section 50 Religious Education Inspection has been published. Our school has been awarded ‘GOOD’ across all the categories.
Catholic Life and Ethos: GOOD
Religious Education Curriculum: GOOD
Collective Worship: GOOD.
The full report can be read at: http://www.rcadcschools.org/St%20Gabriel’s%20Newport%20-%20November%202019.pdf and will be on our website shortly.
Reception Applications – deadline 15th January
The deadline is rapidly approaching for Reception Applications for pupils who will be starting school in September 2020. As we are a Catholic School, the application is different to the Local Authority process and the forms are available from the school office and also on the school website. Please share this with wider family and friends. www.stgabrielsrcprimary.org.uk
Attendance results have continued to be variable this week due to illnesses. Da iawn to Dosbarth Coch and Dosbarth Rhaglan who have tied for first place amongst the classes with an attendance figure of 93.3%.
We send get well wishes to all who are currently poorly and hope you are better in time for Christmas day.
Dosbarth Coch: 93.3%
Dosbarth Cas-Gwent: 80.6%
Dosbarth Rhaglan: 93.3%
Dosbarth Cil-y-Coed: 89.3%
Dosbarth Caerdydd: 93%
Dosbarth Caerffili: 91.7%
Dosbarth Caernarfon: 87.9%
This morning saw our attendance assembly. Many thanks to our Supply Agency ‘Education Supply Pool’ who donated the funds for the rewards given to pupils for achieving 95%, 98% and 100% attendance over the term.
Very well done to the following pupils that achieved 100% this term:
Term Dates for this Year
Christmas Holidays: Monday 23rd December to Friday January 3rd
Spring term: 6th January to 3rd April 2020
Spring Half term: 17th February to 21st February 2020
Easter Holidays: Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April 2020
Summer term: 20th April to 17th July 2020
Summer Half term: 25th May to 29th May 2020
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
Mrs M. Harris