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Friday 20th September 2019

We are very pleased to announce this week’s attendance results:

Reception   100%

Year 1   95.22%

Year 2   99.13%

Year 3   96.30%

Year 4   96.90%

Year 5   98.06%

Year 6   97.10%

Da iawn Reception for once again winning Coco the Bear for the week.

Dates for next week

Transition to St. Alban’s

On Tuesday 24th September, Mr Lord (Headteacher at St. Alban’s R.C. High School) will be coming to Henllys to meet with parents of our Year 6 pupils. The meeting will start at 3:15pm in the I.C.T. suite.

Year 1 Trip

Year 1 pupils are going on a school trip to the Winding House in Caerphilly on Thursday 26th September to look at children’s toys.

MacMillan Coffee Morning

After last year’s success, we will be holding another Macmillan coffee morning on Friday 27th September. All pupils are invited to bring in cake donations for the event. These can be bought or home made. All of the donated cakes will go on sale during break time at a cost of 50p per cake. Children and staff will also be selling them to any willing parents on the patio area at the end of the school day.


All pupils will be having their immunisations on Thursday 3rd October. Please can all consent forms be returned to school by Thursday 26th September. 

Harvest Eucharist Service

We will be having our special Harvest Eucharist Service on Monday 7th October starting at 9:15am. All parents/guardians and grandparents are very welcome to attend. 

Other information:

We have sent letters out regarding headlice. Please can you continue to check your child’s hair on a weekly basis and treat as necessary. 

Once again enjoy the sunshine over the weekend. If you have any concerns or queries, our door is always open.

Kind regards,

Mrs. Philippa Minto

Friday 28th June 2019

Dear Parents

Cwmbran High School

The Year 6 enterprise afternoon has moved to Tuesday 9th July.
The Year 6 take up day has moved to Wednesday 10th July.

School Trips

Year 2 Ogmore Beach Workshop and Rock Pooling Monday 1st July
Reception Newport Wetlands Friday 5th July
Year 3 LNR

Upper School Production
Our Upper School production of the Wizard of Oz’ will take place at 1.45 p.m. on Thursday 11th July and Friday 12th July. Tickets for the production will be out next week.

(Year 5 and 6 will be putting on an extra performance for our New Intake parents and their children on Wednesday 10th July. All donations from this performance will go to LATCH.)

Year 6 Leavers Assembly
Our Leavers Assembly will take place in the school hall at 9.15 a.m. on Thursday 18th July.

End of Year Service
All parents are invited to attend our End of Year Service at St. Gabriel’s Church on Friday 19th July at 1.30 p.m.
The children will be taken to the church by coach and parents will need to pick up their child/children from the church at approximately 2.30 p.m.
Please note that there will not be transport back to the school.

School will be closed on Monday 22nd July 2019


Please note the following will be Training Days:

Monday 2nd September 2019
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Monday 6th January 2020
Polling Day To be confirmed

Nut Allergies
Just a reminder that due to several children in the school having a nut allergy, we have asked all parents not to send in any product that may contain nuts in lunchboxes.
As a school we do encourage healthy eating and to safeguard all children we would discourage bringing Nutella, peanut butter, nuts and any nut content cereal bars. Thankyou.

School times
A reminder that children should arrive at school from 8.50 a.m. for registration at 9.00 a.m. when the outside doors are locked. Children arriving after 9.00 a.m. must be brought through the main entrance and signed into the building by a parent/carer. They will then be taken to their class by a member of staff.

Intake 2019
Please contact the school office if you know anyone who has forgotten to register their name on our list and would still like to apply for a place in the school for September 2019. 

Early Bird Sessions
Torfaen Play and Short Breaks Service is working in partnership with the school to deliver a series of Play and Activities sessions. The sessions take place daily from 8.00 a.m. in the morning until school begins.
There will be an initial daily charge of £2.50 per child. Please note that this amount may be reduced if good numbers attend.
If you are interested in your child attending please collect a form from the office and return it with your child on the first session they attend. Please note that no food will be consumed within the sessions and the activities delivered will be focussed on play and positive wellbeing.
Please don’t send your child with money to the session. Torfaen Play will invoice you at the end of each half term/term.

P.E. Kits
All P.E. kits should now be in school so that children can participate in lessons throughout the week. The school uniform for P.E. is plain black shorts and a house colour t-shirt.

Dogs on School Grounds
This is a reminder to all parents that dogs are not allowed on the school grounds at any time for health and safety reasons. Please be aware of the notices from Torfaen County Borough Council barring dogs from school premises. The only exception to this rule is blind dogs in training, where the trainer has already obtained permission to enter the grounds as part of a training programme.

A reminder to all parents and carers that, for health and safety reasons, there is no parking in the school grounds. Please make sure that the person who is picking up your child is aware of this too. The gates to the school are now closed during the day and we will be monitoring registration numbers of cars who come onto school grounds to drop off children. In addition we ask that parents do not use the school gate area for pulling in and dropping off children. This area has double yellow lines and parking is not allowed.

In addition to the above could we remind all parents that they must park responsibly in the surrounding neighbourhood outside the school grounds. Recently, we have had several complaints from local residents who are concerned about cars being parked on both sides of the road which could hinder emergency access into the local courts should there be an ambulance or fire engine needed.

Attendance this week

Reception 96.36 %
Year 1 94.58 %
Year 2 89.26 %
Year 3 95.33 %
Year 4 95.48 %
Year 5 90.97 %
Year 6 96.40 %

Yours sincerely
Mrs J Bates
Executive Headteacher