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Contact Details Form (2021-22)

In order to follow and adhere to our risk assessment, we are currently in the process of becoming paperless. The most important form we ask parents to complete is their child’s information and contact details.
 
We cannot stress how important it is to complete this form for EACH of your children, to provide up to date information so that we can contact you.
 
Please access the form by clicking the image below, thank you.

 

 

23/05/2022 - May Newsletter

Please find the newsletter for May.
 
Click here to view

18/05/2022 - Platinum Jubilee Lunch (26/05/22)

As part of our Jubilee celebrations, on Thursday 26th May a special Platinum Jubilee Lunch.
 
Click here to view

09/05/2022 - Half Term Play & Wellbeing Camps

Torfaen Play Service are running Half Term Play & Wellbeing Camps:
 
click here to register

24/04/2022 - School Menu

Click here to view / download the lunch menu for Spring & Summer 2022

06/04/2022 - April Newsletter

Please find the newsletter for April.
 
Click here to view

15/03/2022 - Covid-19 vaccination for ages 5-11

Please find attached a letter from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer regarding Covid-19 vaccination for children aged 5-11.
 
This letter provides further information about how the vaccination for these age groups will be rolled out as well as links to sources of trusted information to help children and parents/guardians make an informed decision on vaccination.

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Welsh

07/03/2022 - Ukraine Donated Items

Thank you once again for your generous financial donations to Ukraine last Friday.  Please find attached a letter giving more information regarding donations of other items.
 
Click here to read more

02/03/2022 - Statement on the war in Ukraine

Please see below a statement from Welsh Government regarding Ukraine.
As a school we would like to make a donation to UNICEF UK, so we will be asking pupils and staff  to wear yellow and blue to school on Friday 4th March. Obviously our school uniform is yellow and blue, so if you don’t have ‘ordinary’ clothes in these colours, pupils can come in uniform.
Please could you send a donation in with your child to support us in helping the people of Ukraine. Thank you.
Statement on the war in Ukraine

18/02/2022 - February Newsletter

Please find the newsletter for February.
 
Click here to view

28/01/2022 - January Newsletter

Please find the newsletter for January.
 
Click here to view

08/12/2021 - Christmas Services in Blaenavon

Please see flyer for details of Christmas Services in Blaenavon.
 
Click here to view

08/12/2021 - Carol Service / St Peter's Church

Please see flyer for details of Carol Service at St Peter’s Church on 19th December.
 
Click here to view

Christmas Market - (27/11/2021)

Saturday 27th November, Christmas Market at the Workmen’s Hall.  Free craft activities, treats and face painting.
 
See flyer for more information

Blessing of the Crib (26/11/2021)

Friday 26th November, 6pm at Bethlehem Church.  Carol service and light switch on with special guest Russell Jones.
 
See flyer for more information

12/11/2021 - December Dates

Details of Christmas events at school during December.
 
Click here to view

01/11/2021 - Christmas Dinner

Please find a letter giving details about Christmas Dinner on Wednesday 8th December.
 
Click here to view

18/10/2021 - Year 6 / Abersychan Transition Meeting

Please read the letter below from Abersychan School, giving details of the transition meeting tomorrow.  These meetings are an opportunity to provide you with important information and also provides the chance to meet key staff and to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
 
Click here to view letter

08/10/2021 - After School Clubs Cancellation

Please read the content of the letter below regarding cancellation of After School Clubs.
 
Click here to view

06/10/2021 - Training Days 2021-22

Thursday 2nd September 2021

Friday 3rd September 2021

Friday 17th December 2021

Wednesday 19th January 2022

Thursday 20th January 2022

Monday 31st January 2022

(School will be closed for training on these days)
 
In addition, all schools have been granted an extra day’s holiday for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee as the actual date falls during May/June Half Term.  Please note, we have decided to take this day on Friday 1st July 2022 when school will be closed to pupils and staff.
 
TERM DATES 2021-22

05/10/2021 - Survey - Torfaen Family Information Service

Information from Torfaen Family Information Service:
 
The Parent Carer Survey is hugely important as this will assess the demand for future childcare in Torfaen.  Our survey is now online.
 
Click here to access survey

04/10/2021 - Changes to Universal Credit

Please click the link below for information regarding the latest changes to Universal Credit. 
 
Click here to view

27/09/2021 - Covid-19 letter

Please read the content of the letter below regarding Covid-19.
 
Click here to view

24/09/2021 - School Photographs

Please see letter below regarding school photographs, which will be taken on Tuesday 28th September.
 
Click here to view

24/09/2021 - Forest School sessions

Please see letter giving information about Forest school sessions in school.
 
PLEASE NOTE: This relates to pupils in Reception to Year 6 classes ONLY. Separate arrangements apply to Nursery pupils).
 
Click here to view

24/09/2021 - PE sessions

Please see letter giving information about PE sessions in school.
 
Click here to view

10/09/2021 - School payment systems update

Apologies to those of you who have had problems with the cashless catering system this week. There appears to have been issues with the system, but we have been assured these problems should be rectified by Monday.
 
Please follow the link for further information

06/09/2021 - Collection and Drop Off

Attached is a letter providing information in relation to drop off and collection arrangements for your child/ren.
Click here to view

02/09/2021 - Changes in September - FAQ

The way that schools operate will change again from September 2021, as Welsh Government relaxes many of the controls that were necessary to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.
 
Click here to view

01/09/2021 - Back to School - 6th September 2021

Click here for details regarding return to school arrangements.

15/07/2021- Pupil Development Grants

Click here for information on the new Pupil Development Grants scheme, which opened today on TCBC’s website.

15/07/2021- New Cashless Catering Payment Portal

This information is from Torfaen’s Cashless Projects Team and relates to payments for school lunches, trips, etc.  Please read the letter carefully and note the relevant information.

09/07/2021- Break the Rules Day!

Next Friday 16th July, we will be having a ‘Break The Rules’ day and for one day only pupils will be able to break the rules listed on the poster- so if it says ‘Don’t,’ it means you can and if it says ‘No,’ then it’s a big ‘Yes!’

07/05/2021- Online Personal Assessments

During the week of 14th June, pupils in Years 2 – 6 will be taking part in online personal
assessments.
 
Click here for more information

25/05/2021- Parent Questionnaire

Please help us to evaluate how we did with regard to your child’s home learning during lockdown. We are keen to hear your thoughts to help us improve our blended/distance learning approach.
 
Click here to access the form

21/04/2021- Lunch Menu

Click here for the Summer Term Lunch Menu.

12/04/2021- Cold Packed Lunch Menu

Attached is a Cold Packed Lunch Menu which will apply from Monday 12th April to Friday 23rd April. Please ensure there is credit on your child’s dinner account prior to ordering. Thank you.
 
Click here to view

25/03/2021- After Easter Arrangements

Please find attached a letter regarding arrangements for after Easter.
 
Click here to view

01/03/2021- Smoke Free Legislation

Please find a video link below, outlining the Smoke Free Legislation that comes into effect from today.
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12/02/2021 - Return to School after Half Term

Please find attached a letter which details arrangements for returning to school after half term.
 
Click here to view     
 
Diagram of school pick up /drop off points

11/02/2021 - Phased Return to School

Please find attached a phased return to school letter from the Local Authority.
 
Click here to view

22/01/2021 - Guidance to Parents - Home Learning

Guidance to Parents and Carers with Home Learning.  We hope it will provide you with some useful information about the way in which your child is currently being asked to learn.
 
Click here to view

05/01/2021 - School Closures / Arrangements for Critical Care Workers

As you are probably aware, Welsh Government yesterday announced school closures at least until 18th January. As such, we will move to home learning during this period and will not now be open next week (W/C 11th January).
 
Click here to read more

18/12/2020 - Arrangements for the New Year

In agreement with Welsh Government, schools will operate blended learning during the first week of term with an intent for all classes to return to school on 11th January 2021.
 
Click here to read more

16/12/2020 - Step into Christmas

We know parents felt frustrated and sad because we were unable to showcase the singing talents within school this year.  We did not want the children to miss out on developing their creativity either.  To boost everyone’s Christmas spirit, we are proud to present our Christmas sing-a-long video!
 
Click here to watch the video

11/12/2020 - School Closure

No doubt you will have hard in the news that, following advice from the Chief Medical Officer, Welsh Government had made the decision that all SECONDARY schools will be closing today and will move to blended (home) learning next week.
 
PRIMARY schools will continue teaching until Wednesday, 16th December, with blended (home) learning taking place on Thursday and Friday.
 
Click here to read the letter.

19/11/2020 - A Virtual Christmas

Things are going to be a little different for us as a school this Christmas season as, due to current Covid19 restrictions, we will be unable to hold our usual year group Christmas performances.
 
To keep the spirit of Christmas alive this year, we will be producing a whole school virtual event!  Please click here for more information.

29/10/2020 - ABuHB School Nurse Information:

Your School Nurse is available for you to talk about anything that worries you about your health.

21/10/2020 - Important information - Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Please see below important information from Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, who provide NHS healthcare services to our families.
 
When the new Grange University Hospital, in Cwmbran, opens on 17th November 2020, the way you access urgent healthcare will change – it is vitally important that you understand these changes for you and your family.
 
Please visit our website for full information about these changes (https://abuhb.nhs.wales/clinical-futures1).  A dedicated information leaflet on children and maternity services can be found at https://abuhb.nhs.wales/files/clinical-futures/clinical-futures-information-leaflets/children-and-maternity-layout-1-pdf/
 
Please also look out for a printed A5 booklet which will be posted to your home in the coming weeks.
 
Thank you,
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

15/10/2020 - Reading Books

We have decided to start sending home reading books again, so that your child can practice the skills they are learning in school. 
 
Please click here to see latest information.

12/10/2020 - Abersychan Transition

Please click the link below and the attached flyer for transition information to Abersychan School:
 
    Letter to Parents

11/09/2020 - Breakfast Club

We will be restarting Breakfast Club as of Wednesday 16th September. Please click here for more information.

08/09/2020 - Risk Assessment

Please click here for the latest risk assessment and timetable information.

08/09/2020 - Transition to St Albans

St Alban’s: Applications are now open for Year 7 September 2021 and available on their school website. Please click here for a flyer on the admissions process.

02/09/2020 - Returning to School

Please see the latest information from the Head Teacher regarding returning to school.
Grants are available to help eligible families in primary and secondary schools buy school clothing and other kit:
 
https://gov.wales/pupil-development-grant-access