Celebrating achievement for all in a caring environment


Dear Parent/Guardian,

The total raised for the Grenfell Tower Fund was £160.97! Well done to Year 6!

MMR immunisations took place today for children who had not been previously vaccinated.

I hope that you were able to attend our Open Afternoon and Nursery Open Day today and that you found the visit interesting. Your support for your child’s education makes a huge difference to their future success.

I hope also that you were able to find attend one of the brief sessions this afternoon telling you more about the Junior Summer Reading Project (the Junior equivalent of the Foundation Phase Reading Extravaganza). There will be an event next Monday for Junior parents to take part in this with their child.

Tomorrow morning, Sian Jones, from Newport Library, will be joining us for assembly to tell us more about the Library Reading Challenge.

Also tomorrow, the Eco Platinum initial visit will take place- this was postponed last week.

Tomorrow, at 4.00pm, we are holding a Summer Music Showcase where Juniors will be singing and playing instruments. They have already had a letter about this event which is also helping to raise funds for the school and it should be a lovely event! Everyone is welcome!

Trips take place on Wednesday for the Nursery and Classes 3/4G and 3/4M, who are going to Barry Island. Year 1/2 classes are going to Puxton Park, where Reception classes had such a good time last week.

On Thursday at 2.45pm we are holding a meeting for Reception parents so that we can talk to them about Year 1 routines and home-time doors.

Our Awards Morning takes place on Friday at 9.15am. We will be giving out certificates to children who have attended clubs regularly during the year. If you would like to stay for this please let us know. We have space for approximately forty parents and it will last for approximately one a half hours.

The Leavers’ Disco on Friday from 6.00-7.30pm is for children in Year 4 and above. Entry is £1.00 per person and Year 6 pupils are free. Year 6 can bring one friend with them but they will have to pay. Refreshments will be on sale. If any parents are able to help with this please let us know.


It is very imporatant that we maintain school attendance over the next two weeks because we are only just at our target of 94%. We made great progress earlier in the year but, because of a  number of factors, our attendance is currently falling. It is very important thet we meet this target of 94% which has been set by Newport City Council and has been submitted to The Welsh Government. Unless your child is ill, please do not keep that at home before the end of term. I cannot stress how important it is to meet our target.

Thank you very much if you have worked with us to help improve attendance and punctuality during the past year.

Next September

I wanted to let you know in advance of a temporary change that will take place in school from September 2017 until Easter 2018. I will become the Executive Headteacher at St Gabriels RC Primary School on a 50% basis, as well as being head here, while their staffing changes and arrangements are put in place for them for after Easter.

While I am not in school, Mrs Couch will be Acting Headteacher. This arrangement is similar to another one that I undertook in 2007 for another role and it was able to work very well. Mrs Couch and I will continue to liaise closely on school matters and the only difference you will see is that there will be times, particularly the first week, when I will not be around as much. The Governors are aware of this and are very supportive of the process.

Midday Supervisors’ Fundraising

The Midday Supervisors’ are raising money for a defibrillator. Thank you if you were able to attend the Coffee Morning or provide cakes for the cake sale last week. Their next event is a Doctors’ and Nurses’ Day on the last Friday of term when children are invited to either dress up or wear casual clothes for a donation of 50p. They will also be selling various items for this fund. More details will follow.

Bonus Ball

There is another rollover this week!

Yours sincerely,

H Vaughan