Golftyn C.P. School

After School activities this term - new clubs added

18 Jan 2018
DAY TIME SPAN AGE GROUP ACTIVITY TEACHER

Monday

3.20pm – 4.15pm

Year 4

Dodgeball

Mr Peers

 

Monday

3.20pm – 4.30pm

Year 6

Science Club

Miss McKay

 

Tuesday

3.20pm – 4.15pm

Year 5

Dodgeball

Mr Peers

 

Tuesday

3.20pm – 4.15pm

Year 3 with Digital wizard support

 

Coding

Mr O’Loughlin

Tuesday

(starting 23rd Jan)

3.20pm – 4.15pm

Year 2-6

Golftyn Government

 

Mrs House


Wednesday
(Starting 24th Jan)

3:30-4:15pm
 

Year 3 and Year 4
 

Mini Tennis


Mr Smith

Wednesday

3.20pm – 4.15pm

Year 5

Cartoon Drawing

Mr Peers


Wednesday
31/1
21/2, 7/3, 14/3, 21/3

3.20pm – 4.30pm
Year 4,5 & 6

Cheerleading – Stunt team


See dates
 

Mrs Auty
 

Wednesday
24/1, 9/2
28/2, 14/3, 21/3

3.20pm – 4.30pm
Year 4,5 & 6

Cheerleading – POM team


See dates
 

Mrs Auty
 

Thursday
(Starting 25th Jan)
 

3:30-4:15pm
Year 3 and Year 4

Football


Mr Smith

Thursday

3.20pm – 4.15pm

 

Year 3

Dodgeball

Mr Peers

 


After School activities this term

17 Jan 2018

DAY

TIME SPAN

AGE GROUP

ACTIVITY

TEACHER

Monday

3.20pm – 4.15pm

Year 4

Dodgeball

Mr Peers

 

Monday

3.20pm – 4.15pm

Year 6

Science Club

Miss McKay

Tuesday

3.20pm – 4.15pm

Year 5

Dodgeball

Mr Peers

 

Tuesday

3.20pm – 4.15pm

Year 3 with Digital wizard support

Coding

Mr O’Loughlin


Wednesday
(Starting 24th Jan)

3:30-4:15pm

Year 3 and Year 4

Mini Tennis


Mr Smith

Thursday
(Starting 25th Jan)

3:30-4:15pm
Year 3 and Year 4

Football


Mr Smith
Wednesday

3.20pm – 4.15pm

Year 5

Cartoon Drawing

Mr Peers

Thursday

3.20pm – 4.15pm

Year 3

Dodgeball

Mr Peers

 


Science club Year 6

15 Jan 2018

Dear Parents,

YEAR 6 SCIENCE CLUB

 

A Science Club for pupils in Year 6 will commence on Monday 22nd January and will meet every Monday afternoon from 3.20 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

 

As the club will be based on hands on activities we will only be able to take the first 12 children who show an interest. If the club is popular we hope to open it up again for other children.

 

To register for a place at the club please visit School Gateway and book the first session, the 12 places will be given on a first come first served basis. By doing this you will be giving your consent for your child to attend the club.

 

The Club will be supervised by Miss McKay.

 

Children in the Club will be expected to show regular attendance. Children participating will be expected to obey instructions given and behave in a sensible manner.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher

 


SCHOOL CLOSED TUESDAY 6TH FEBRUARY

12 Jan 2018

SCHOOL CLOSURE TUESDAY 6TH FEBRUARY
Welsh Assembly Elections are taking place on this day and as a last resort our  school is being used as a polling station therefore due to safeguarding we will not be able to have pupils in school on that day. This decision has been taken at a County level and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Parents of Autism Caring Together - Information Leaflet and Meeting dates

09 Jan 2018

Parent's of Autism Caring Together 
Flintshire Autism Support Group information and meeting dates
 
Parents of Autism Caring Together Information Leaflet
Dates

Swimming and Athletics

09 Jan 2018

01244 830569

 

                       

                                                               

Dear Parents,

 

Year 4 – Swimming Lessons/Athletics

 

We are currently in the process of organising swimming lessons for Year 4 at Connah’s Quay Baths and athletics at Deeside College.  The lessons are part of the National Curriculum for P.E.  The lessons will be held each Monday from 12.45 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. for this term. The first lesson will be Monday 15th January. 

 

1st Half term –       Swimming – Mr Griffiths

                       Athletics – Mrs Williams

2nd Half Term –       Swimming – Mrs Williams

                        Athletics – Mr Griffiths

                       

The children will be escorted by a member of staff and myself. We will be assisted by qualified coaches at both venues.

 

In order for this activity to take place, it is necessary to ask for contributions towards the cost of the transport, swimming lesson and athletics track hire. Swimming lessons have now increased to £2.77 per pupil and the coach to transport the pupils costs £120 per week so a contribution of £3 per pupil per week would cover some of the cost with the remainder being paid by school.

 

Please make payments and give consent on the school gateway payment system, you will need to make two payments of £12 each. Please can the first payment be made by Monday 15th January.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs Cooper

Headteacher


Wonders of the World WOW Week!

04 Jan 2018

Dear Parents,
As part of our new topic 'Wonders of the World', we would like your child to choose a country to research in class next week. This may be a country that your child may have links with or it may be a country that your child has visited.
As part of our ‘WOW week’ please help your child to think of a country they would like to find out about and write the chosen country on the Seesaw message or let the class teacher know on Tuesday. 
On Friday 12th of January the children will have the opportunity to share with the rest of the class what they have learnt during the week. On that day children can come to school in the colours of the flag or traditional clothing from the country the children have chosen.
Please remember we have an optional extra available to the pupils on Thursday 11th January.  We have invited Electrocity into school to carry out an exciting Lego workshop. During the workshop the children will have access to ‘EVERY’ piece of Lego that has ever been made!  They will design and make their own Lego design and also incorporate lighting to their masterpiece!  All of the children absolutely loved this activity last year.  We hope that all pupils are able to take part again this year.

If you would like your child to take part, please pay £3 via the School Gateway.
Many thanks Miss Hobday & Miss Thompson


Junior party arrangements

20 Dec 2017

                                              Party Day Information
Next week is a very busy week for the Lower Junior children so here is a guide to what is going on!

Date:

Activity:

Children will need:

     
     
     

Thursday

Party Day – children need to be collected from the usual doors at the later time of 3.45 p.m. as they will have a disco.

 

 

Party clothes with a festive touch. Prizes will be given for the most unique festive fancy dress!

Money for sweets at the disco.

Friday

Cinema Trip

Snacks for the cinema

Games to play in the afternoon (nothing valuable or that needs to be plugged in, please)


 Please ensure that you pay online for the cinema if you haven’t already done so.
The Junior team would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Connah's Quay Swimming Baths Information

19 Dec 2017

Cambrian Aquatic Sports Centre
would like to thank, you and your families for your continued support throughout this year.

During the festive season we will be closed from 22nd December 2017 and will reopen 2nd January 2018.
Last week of swimming lessons will be 11th December -17th December all lessons recommence 2nd January 2018.


New Year lessons and activity programme is now available
Booking in advanced is required 
Book now to avoid disappointment. 




4 day Student Lead lessons
Tuesday- Friday
30 minutes
9 am - 11am

£2.50 per lessons

As part of the level 1 assistants course the candidates need to assist teaching live lessons, these sessions will be fully led by an experienced level 2 teacher and overseen by a Swim Wales Tutor.  During these sessions the candidates will be applying their on course knowledge on how to assist and develop your child’s skills in the water.

Introduction into Kayaking
Tuesday and Friday 11.00 -12.00
1hr Session £6.70 per session
To attend Kayaking children need to have achieved Wave 5 or 50 metres

 

 

 

Zorbs in learner pool
Tuesday and Friday 11am
£6.70 per session

Inflatable and float session
Tuesday and Friday
13.00 - 15.00
£5 per Child

 

 

 

5 day 1-2-1 lesson £62.50
Tuesday- Friday
30 minutes
9 am - 11am




Cambrian Aquatics Ltd

Cambrian Aquatics Sports Centre
Wepre Drive
Connah's Quay, CH5 4HA
www.cambrianaquatics.com
lessons@cambrianaquatics.com




Please email lessons@cambrianaquatics.com or call 01244 956595 Monday-Friday after 4pm or weekends for more information or to book a space. Payment must be made at time of booking.



Christmas Dinner Menu and payment information

12 Dec 2017

If you regularly use School Gateway to pay for school meals, then please pay as normal. 
If your child does not usually have school meals but would like Christmas dinner, please pay via the 'Christmas Dinner' payment request that has been set up on School Gateway.
This is a 'one off' payment which has been set up to enable parents whose children do not usually have school meals to pay for a Christmas dinner.
Here is the menu:
Christmas dinner menu 2017
 
 

Concert Arrangements

07 Dec 2017

Concert Arrangements

We hope you enjoy the Christmas concerts next week.

Due to the size of our hall and for the Health & Safety of everyone you will not be able to bring prams/pushchairs into school during the concerts. These will need to be left outside so please bring a rain cover to protect them.

May we also remind you that after their concert infant children will be able to go home from their usual doors at 3pm, brothers and sisters in juniors will come out at 3.20pm as usual.

Junior concerts will finish in time for infant children to be collected from their usual door and you may then collect junior children from their usual doors.

As the chairs have to be set out every morning and afternoon we will not be able to open the doors until 9.45am and 1.30pm.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Lego 'WOW' Day

06 Dec 2017

Lego ‘WOW’ Event!
 
On Thursday 11th January we will be having a ‘WOW’ day to generate ideas for our new topic:
Around the world!
 
We have an optional extra available to the pupils on that day.  We have invited Electrocity into school to carry out an exciting Lego workshop. During the workshop the children will have access to ‘EVERY’ piece of Lego that has ever been made!  They will design and make their own Lego design and also incorporate lighting to their masterpiece!  All of the children absolutely loved this activity last year.  We hope that all pupils are able to take part again this year.
 
If you would like your child to take part, please pay £3 via the School Gateway. 
 
Unfortunately, your child will not be able to take part if the payment has not been made.
 
Many thanks for your continued support.
 
Miss Thompson and Miss Hobday


Reception, Year 1 and 2 Party Day arrangements

06 Dec 2017

Arrangements for Party Day

Thursday 21st December:
All children are to come to school wearing their party clothes.  They will have lunch as normal so please can you ensure that your child brings a packed lunch or orders a school dinner.  After lunch, the children will be having party snacks and there will be a disco in the school hall.  We are also hoping that the children will have a visit from Santa, I am sure he will be able to fit us into his busy schedule!!!  Please note school will finish at normal time.


Christmas Fayre Message

01 Dec 2017

We would like to show our appreciation for your support for our Christmas Fayre yesterday. 
Thank you very much for all of the donations which you sent in to school and to everyone who came to the Fayre. 
Please accept our sincere apologies for the long queues and the delay waiting for Father Christmas to arrive.  Due to the delay it was very cold for you to be waiting outside and we will change the arrangements next year. 
We do hope that you enjoyed the festive fun and games. 
We are extremely pleased to tell you that a fantastic £1500 was raised. All of the money raised will be used for the children's Christmas parties and Christmas presents for on party day.
Thank you also to all of the parents who volunteered to help with the Fayre and all of the staff involved.
 
 
 
 

Lower Junior Concert arrangements

29 Nov 2017

Dear Parents,
Here are the arrangements for the Christmas Concerts next week. We will be walking to  St Mark's Church on two separate days with plenty of Golftyn staff in order to keep the children safe.
For the actual concerts, the children will need to wear smart school uniform, please. Children who have parts will be provided with a costume.
Wednesday 6th December
We will leave Golftyn at 9.25 to walk to the Church for a dress rehearsal.
We will leave the Church at 11.40 to be back in time for lunch.
 Thursday 7th December
Daytime performance:
We will arrive at the Church for 12.15 ready for the actual performance at 1 p.m.  Children can be taken at the end of the performance as long as their teacher is aware that they are going early. Any children who are left will walk back to school with staff.
 Evening Performance:
We will ask the children to be at the Church for 5.30 in the evening ready for a 6 p.m. start. The concert will finish at approximately 6.50 p.m.
 
There will be raffle tickets on sale at each concert for £1 a strip. 
 Proceeds from the raffle will go towards guided reading books in the Lower Juniors.
 
Thank you for your continued support,
Lower Junior Team
 

Golftyn Christmas Fayre this Thursday 30th November 3.30 -5pm

28 Nov 2017

Golftyn Christmas Fayre 30th November 2017

Junior Cinema Trip

27 Nov 2017

 
 

Juniors Visit to the Cinema


 
It has been a tradition now for a number of years to take the children to the cinema at the end of the Christmas Term.  We would like to take the children this year on the last Friday of term – December 22nd to watch ‘The Star’ at Cineworld, Broughton Retail Park
 
The cost will be £6 to cover admission to the cinema and part of the coach cost, the remainder of the coach cost will be paid with the proceeds of ticket sales from the pupils Christmas concerts. 
 
The trip is a Christmas treat for pupils, it is not a curriculum trip.  Therefore, the cinema tickets are funded solely by parent’s payments.  Unfortunately, we do not have sufficient funds in our school budget to cover ticket costs and therefore children will only be able to go to the cinema if the £6 payment is made via the school gateway.
 
Please could you let us know by Monday 4th December whether your child will be going on the trip as we will need to confirm numbers.
 
The children will be going in the morning and will be back in school for dinnertime
 
Pupils who do not go to the cinema should attend school as usual.
 
If you would like your child to go to the cinema, please can you give consent and make payment via the school gateway
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Nicola Cooper  
Headteacher
 
 

Message from Dangerpoint

24 Nov 2017

It’s been a few months since your Year 6 visited DangerPoint in September and we were wondering whether you would be able to help us share a questionnaire link to the parents of the children that visited.

The questionnaire has been designed to establish if there have been any changes to the child’s behaviours relating to safety following their visit.

 

 http://bit.ly/DPPQs

As you may know, we are a charity and therefore are always looking for funding streams and evidence such as this is invaluable to support any applications.

 

Many thanks for your support and if you require any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

 

Hwyl/ Regards

 

Cat Harvey-Aldcroft | Deputy Manager | 01745 850414 | www.dangerpoint.org.uk


Christmas Dinner Menu - Tuesday 19th December

23 Nov 2017

Christmas dinner menu

CHRISTMAS FAYRE 30TH NOVEMBER 3.30PM

17 Nov 2017

Christmas Fayre

Our Christmas Fayre is taking place on Thursday 30th November from 3.30pm to 5pm. This year we have lots of new games and stalls and a new enchanting Father Christmas’ Grotto with a choice of gifts!

School will finish for pupils at normal time (Infants 3pm, Juniors 3.20pm) parents and children may then listen to the choir at the front of school until doors open at 3.30pm. We need all pupils to leave school so that we can secure the building for everyone’s safety.

Please come along and enjoy splat the elf, spin the wheel, tombola, homemade cakes, Christmas photo booth, pictures with well known characters (tbc) and much more…..

 

We would like to ask for the children to come in non-uniform on Wednesday 29th November in exchange for the following donations:

Foundation Phase (Nursery, reception, years 1 and 2): A bottle, this can be a bottle of wine, pop, sauce, bubble bath or similar!

Lower Juniors: Sweets and chocolates

Upper juniors: A jar filled with items of your choice, this can be sweets, hair accessories, craft items, teddy bear, copper coins, toy cars, toy soldiers, lip glosses, key rings, please use your imagination!

 

Also we would like to ask for donations of raffle prizes, any new unopened toys or good condition teddies, all can be sent in as soon as possible.

We would also welcome homemade cakes on the day.

Tickets for Santa’s Grotto will be on sale in the school office from Wednesday 22nd November for £2

Thank you in advance for your support all of the money raised will be going towards Christmas parties and gifts for every child.

 


Foundation Phase Pantomime Trip

16 Nov 2017

Dear Parents,
 

Foundation Phase Trip to the Pantomime


 
We would like to take the children this year on the last Monday of term – December 18th to see Sleeping Beauty at Rhyl Pavilion Theatre.       
 
The cost is £10 to cover admission to the theatre.  The cost of the transport and an ice-cream, will be paid by school with the proceeds of ticket sales from the pupils Christmas concerts.    
    
The trip is a Christmas treat for pupils, it is not a curriculum trip.  Therefore, the theatre tickets are funded solely by parent’s payments.  Unfortunately, we do not have sufficient funds in our school budget to cover ticket costs and therefore children will only be able to go to the theatre if the £10 payment is made.
 
Please could you pay and give consent via School Gateway payment facility by Friday 1st December as we need to confirm numbers.
 
The children will be going in the morning and will be back in school for a late dinner.
 
Pupils who do not go to the theatre should attend school as usual.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
Nicola Cooper  
Headteacher

Snack Provision in Foundation Phase

09 Nov 2017

SNACK PROVISION IN FOUNDATION PHASE

 

Following feedback from parents we have decided that as a school we can no longer provide fruit for the children in foundation phase. Many parents have been reluctant to pay for the fruit and as a school we do not like refusing to give some children in class a piece of fruit however we cannot afford to continue to subsidise this.

 

It was decided that from January children in foundation phase will bring in their own snack as the junior children do. We encourage this to be a healthy snack, not crisps, biscuits, chocolate etc…. Children will continue to receive a drink of milk which is provided by Connah’s Quay Town Council.

 

If you have made any advance payments these will be refunded through school gateway.

 

 

 


Autism Awareness

07 Nov 2017


 
Dear Parents/Carers
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
The Welsh Government has developed the ASD Strategic Action Plan for Wales. This means that they have put together a team to work with Public Health Wales, local authorities, health boards and advisory groups across Wales with the aim of raising awareness of Autism.
Their website www.asdinfowales.co.uk has a range of information available to individuals, parents/carers and professionals.  They have also developed a training framework for professionals working with individuals with Autism. 
We hope to be able to apply to become an Autism aware school.  To do this, all teaching staff, the majority of teaching support staff and non-teaching support staff (Admin and Governors for example) along with the majority of children in Key Stage 2 (Juniors) need to be able to answer a set of questions online after some Autism awareness training.
When seeking to gain accreditation as an Autism aware school, we will not focus on any individuals in the school, whether diagnosed with ASD or not.  This is about whole school awareness of how to support all children as individuals.  It will be with the aim of focusing on tolerance, understanding and friendships.
As parents/carers, you can access a wealth of information on the ASDinfoWales website.  There is a section dedicated to parents and carers. There are resources to download and share along with helpful booklets and Welsh Government information. 
Under the green ‘PROFESSIONALS’ tab, you can select ‘Primary School’ and see exactly the information that will be shared with the children.  They have the opportunity to become ‘Autism Superheroes’.  In the next couple of weeks we are going to discuss this in an assembly and your child may mention this at home.
If you have any concerns or questions, please ask.
Mrs J Hewitt (ALNCo)

Christmas Concert Dates and Ticket Information

06 Nov 2017

Christmas Concert Timetable and ticket sale information

Nursery – Thursday 14th December, Group A 1.45pm, Group B 10am

Reception – Wednesday 13th December 1.45pm and 5.30pm

Years 1 and 2 – Tuesday 12th December, 10am, 1.45pm, 6pm

Years 3 and 4 – Thursday 7th December, 1pm and 6pm at St Marks Church

Years 5 and 6 – Monday 11th December, 10am, 1.45pm, 6pm

This year to give parents and grandparents more opportunity to see their child/grandchild perform in the Christmas concerts pupils in years 1, 2, 5 and 6 will be performing 3 times, morning (10am), afternoon (1.45pm) and evening (6pm).

 

Following parental feedback from last year we have spoken to the Parent Council and discussed many different options for the sale of tickets, they have decided that the following option would be the best as it will give the opportunity for at least one member of a child’s family to be at every performance, children do like the reassurance of seeing a familiar face in the audience.

 

Tickets will go on sale on school gateway on Tuesday 14th November. You will be able to purchase one set of tickets, this will include one ticket for each of the 3 performances.

 

School are happy that you swap tickets or sell any tickets that you do not want.

 

On Monday 4th December any remaining tickets for the concerts will go on sale on school gateway, on a first come first served basis. You will have the opportunity to purchase 1 additional ticket for the evening concert and as many tickets as you would like for the morning and afternoon performances.

 

For pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year 3 and Year 4 tickets will be on unlimited sale on school gateway from Tuesday 14th December, on a first come first served basis. These tickets are able to be unlimited as Nursery and Reception class are doing separate concerts and Year 3 and 4 are performing in St. Marks Church.

 

All tickets will be £2, to purchase tickets on unlimited sale you will need to type in the amount you want to pay in the payment amount on school gateway e.g. one ticket £2.00, two tickets £4.00, three tickets £6.00.

 

We have also discussed with Parent Council if pupils and their siblings should be able to go home early with parents after the concert, this is a safeguarding issue for all children in the school as I am sure you have seen how chaotic it becomes in the school office! We have agreed that the afternoon concerts will start at 1.45pm so that infant pupils will be ready to go home at 3pm, parents will then have to wait, as they do on a normal school day, until 3.20pm to collect junior pupils. Junior concerts held in school will finish prior to 3pm to enable parents to collect infants and parents will then be able to collect junior pupils from their usual home time doorways, at just after 3pm.


Nursery - Implementation of new procedures coming into school

26 Oct 2017

The implementation of the new procedures for coming into school which were trialed following the Parent Council recommendation have been reviewed.
Thank you to those parents who gave us feedback via letter or through talking to Nursery staff.
We have taken on board your concerns and suggestions and we are happy to come to a compromise.
From after October half term, we will revert back to parents coming into the cloakroom area with their child to help them with coats etc.
Please can I ask that due to congestion, prams and buggies are not brought into the Nursery cloakroom area.  Please ensure you hand over your child to the Nursery staff at the indoor gate into class.

Year 4 TATA Steel trip

26 Oct 2017

Dear Parents
 
Year 4 Visit to Tata (Corus)
 

As part of the ‘Location, Location, Location’ topic, the Year 4 children are visiting the Tata Steel plant to look at the factory in operation and to gain an understanding of the contribution they have made to the community over the years.

 4PG class will be going on Tuesday 7th November 2017

4KW class will be going on Wednesday 8th November 2017.

 

 On both days, we will be leaving school at 9.30am and return at 2.00pm.

 
Children will require a packed lunch in a labelled plastic carrier please, no glass bottles. Those children who receive free school meals may order a packed lunch from the cook.  This must be ordered with the teacher a few days before departure. They will need warm coats and suitable footwear as the majority of the trip is outdoors.
 

The cost of the bus is being part funded by Tata so we only asking for voluntary contributions of £2 from parents. Please could you indicate below whether you wish your child to go on this visit and assist with a voluntary contribution and return the slip below together with the trip form B.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Mrs K. Williams & Mr Griffiths
"………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

To Golftyn C.P. School


 
I wish my child………………………………………….       Class………………………………………………………..
To visit Tata Steel on Wednesday 8th November (4PG)/ Thursday 9th November (4KW)
 I am / am not prepared to make a voluntary contribution of £2.00
 
Signed………………………………………………..  (Parent/Guardian

Connahs Quay Baths

24 Oct 2017

Cambrian Aquatics Ltd

Cambrian Aquatics Sports Centre
Wepre Drive
Connah's Quay, CH5 4HA
www.cambrianaquatics.com
lessons@cambrianaquatics.com


October Half term lessons and activity programme is now available
Booking in advanced is required 
Book now to avoid disappointment. 


5 day intensive lessons
Monday - Friday
30 minutes
9 am - 11am
5 day 1-2-1 lesson £62.50

4 day Student Lead lessons
Monday - Friday
30 minutes
9 am - 11am
£2 per lessons
As part of the level 1 assistants course the candidates need to assist teaching live lessons, these sessions will be fully led by an experienced level 2 teacher and overseen by a Swim Wales Tutor.  During these sessions the candidates will be applying their on course knowledge on how to assist and develop your child’s skills in the water.


Introduction into Kayaking
Friday 11.00 -12.00
1hr Session £6 per session

To attend Kayaking children need to have achieved Wave 5 or 50 metres

Adult and Child Lessons
Monday 10.00-11.00
1hr Session £5 per session
30 minutes instructed and 30 minutes free time
This session is in the learner pool and aimed at babies, toddlers and pre-school

Kids Fun Club
Tuesday 11.00 - 14.00
3hr session 4 -12yrs
Special Price! £10 per Child
Spooky Halloween arts and craft plus water based activities for all levels and abilities.
(Our staff will accompany children in the water, no parents required to get wet) 
PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR CHILD WITH LUNCH OR LIGHT SNACK.

Introduction into Snorkelling
Wednesday 11.00 -12.00
1hr Session £6 per session
To attend Snorkelling children need to have achieved Wave 3 or 10 metres
This session will take place mainly in the learner pool.

NEW FOR OCTOBER 2017
Zorbs/Sea Scooters

Wednesday 11.00 -12.00
1hr Session £6 per session
To attend children need to have achieved Wave 5 or 25 metres
This session will take place in the main pool.



Please email lessons@cambrianaquatics.com or call 01244 956595 Monday-Friday after 4pm or weekends for more information or to book a space. Payment must be made at time of booking.


Key words and RM Easimaths

17 Oct 2017

-Well done to those who have been practicing to read their six key words over the last few weeks and have been reading their Biff and Chip books. We are very proud of those who are putting in their best effort.
*Please remember to bring in your child's reading book and diary on their specific reading day. 
- Another well done to those who have been logging onto RM Easimaths at home. The children are really enjoying using it within school and some have completed Level 1 and received a certificate. 
*Can we ask that parents assist children with reading the questions but do not answer the questions for them. The programme re-adjusts to suit the child's level of ability after they have completed a series of sessions. 
If you have any problems with downloading the app or logging on at home, please let us know. 
Diolch.
 
 

Autism Friendly Sessions at Whizz Kids

17 Oct 2017

Autism Friendly Sessions

Deeside Heritage Exhibition

16 Oct 2017
Deeside Heritage exhibition at St David’s Church, Mold Road, Connah’s Quay.
The Parish of Connah’s Quay is hosting an Exhibition of photographs and artefacts which show the shipping heritage of the area of Deeside.  From the 1850s to 1930s many ships were built along the Dee.  The ports on the Dee linked to Ireland and Europe. 
The industries of Deeside, the building of the steelworks, its story, and the coming of the railways will be displayed.  There are pictures of children at school.  Also where people shopped, spent their spare time, with entertainment and sporting.  A chance to learn about the past on Deeside.
The event is open daily from 10am for 3 days – October 19th, 20th and 21st.With the closing times being;
Thursday 7pm, Friday 5pm, Saturday 4pm.
It is free admission and if you enjoy the displays, a donation would be most welcome.  An ‘Exhibition Café’ is open for refreshments.

IQ Cards - Christmas Fundraising Designs

10 Oct 2017

Yesterday the children came home with their design packs. This pack contained all the information about making your Christmas pictures and I hope it helps. Just to make sure there are no problems and it all goes smoothly can I just add to the messages that all designs follow the instructions on the order form side of the paper, all designs can only be printed if they are designed on the paper the children brought home, and could all finished designs come back in the plastic wallet provided to keep them flat, please do not fold the paper. This will also protect your child's work. Please return to school asap, or at the very latest by the 25th October. Have fun designing and you can make your payments on school gateway as soon as you've decided on your order, just look for the payment section for IQ Cards.
We have raised funds this way for the last few years and it has proved very popular. Although we have changed the products available this because of using a different company I can assure you the quality of the products is very good. 
Thank you for joining in this activity.
Miss T Williams (Learning Coach)

Data Collection Sheets - please return your form to school

05 Oct 2017

Data Collection Sheets
If you have not returned your form to school already, please could you check the details and return it to school tomorrow.
We need the form for the following reasons:
Data Collection Sheet - It is essential that we have correct up do date contact information for you in case we need to contact you in an emergency.  The form also has details of your child's medical information, dietary requirements and parental consent.
Thank you for your co-operation.

Chester trip

04 Oct 2017

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

Year 3 trip to Chester

 

We will be taking the children on a trip to Chester on Thursday 9th November. A coach will take us from school at 9.15 a.m. and we will return by the end of the school day. We will visit the Dewa Roman Experience Museum and take a tour around Chester with a Roman Soldier as our tour guide. This trip will help to support the children’s learning during our ‘Romans Vs Celts’ topic.

 

The cost of the trip is £6.50 per child.

 

The children will need to bring a packed lunch in a carrier bag (those who receive free school meals can order sandwiches from the kitchen as normal.) They will also need to wear their uniform and a coat/shoes suitable for wet weather.

 

Please can you complete the payment online as well as the permission box, and return the Form B that will be sent home separately. The payment should be made by Thursday 26th October.

 

Many thanks,

 

Mr Piercy and Miss K Williams


Data Collection and Parental Consent Forms

03 Oct 2017

Data Collection Sheets and Parental Consent Forms
If you have not returned your forms to school already, please could you check the details and return the to school tomorrow.
We need these forms for the following reasons:
Data Collection Sheet - It is essential that we have correct up do date contact information for you in case we need to contact you in an emergency.  The form also has information regarding medical information, parental consent and dietary information.
Parental Consent - This is an updated form for your consent for your class teacher to continue to communicate with you via SeeSaw.
Thank you for your co-operation.
 

Deeside Rotary Club Halloween Ball

03 Oct 2017

Halloween Poster

Reception Class Application Process

02 Oct 2017

Dear Parent

 

Admission to Primary School September 2018

 

         Your child will be starting in the reception class in September 2018. You now have the opportunity to express a preference for your preferred school. Please apply on-line at www.flintshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions and ensure you receive a reference number when the application is submitted. This reference number can then be quoted in the event of a query and also ensures the application has been submitted. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail please re-submit.

 

         In order to assist you with your decision, all schools will produce a prospectus giving full details of the school. The Local Authority provides a ‘Guide to Education Services 2018’ detailing the admissions procedure. A list of all schools is also available.

 

         The ‘Guide to Education Services 2018’ is available on our website, www.flintshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions. You will also find a list of frequently asked questions to assist in making your application.

 

         It is important that you read the ‘Guide to Education Services 2018’ before completing your preference form so that you are aware of the oversubscription criteria and the school transport policy.

 

         The timetable for primary school admissions is as below:-

        

Admission forms available to parents

Parents’ consideration period

Closing date for receipt of forms

Allocation places period

Parents informed by:

02/10/17

02/10/17 – 24/11/17

24/11/17

27/11/17 – 02/03/18

16/04/18

 

        All applications must be received by the closing date. Any applications received after the closing date will be treated as late applications and considered after those received on time.

 

         Yours sincerely

 

         Sharon Wainwright – Primary School Admissions

 

 


Governors Annual Report to Parents

26 Sep 2017

GOLFTYN C.P. SCHOOL

 

 

ANNUAL REPORT TO PARENTS

 

FROM THE GOVERNING BODY

 

2016/2017

 

Golftyn Primary School is in Connah’s Quay in Flintshire local authority. Most pupils live locally. Currently, the school has 446 pupils aged from three to eleven, including 56 in the nursery who attend on a part-time basis. There are 16 classes.

 

Around 15% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is below the national average (20%). The school has a very few pupils who are looked after by the local authority. The school identifies that around 11% of pupils have additional learning needs.

 

Two pupils have a statement of educational needs. English is the main home language of most pupils. Very few pupils come from an ethnic minority background. No pupils use Welsh as their first language. A few pupils receive support for English as an additional language. The school has not excluded any pupils within the last year.

 

The headteacher took up her post in September 2012. Estyn last inspected the school in October 2016. A copy of the report is available on the school website (golftyncp.wales)

 

The individual school budget per pupil for Golftyn C.P. School in 2016 means that the budget is £3077 per pupil. The maximum per pupil in the primary schools in Flintshire is £4,838 and the minimum is £2,809. Golftyn C.P. School is 65th out of the 67 primary schools in Flintshire in terms of its school budget per pupil

 

 

 

This report has been prepared by the Governing Body of Golftyn C.P. School for distribution to the parents of all registered pupils at the school. It provides information about the Governing Body and its work during the school year 2016/2017.

 

 

ABOUT THE GOVERNING BODY

 

What is the Role of a Governor?

 

A Governor is someone who:-

  • Is a volunteer
  • Cares about teaching, learning and children
  • Represents those people with a key interest in the school, including parents, staff, the local community and Flintshire County Council
  • Is part of a team which accepts responsibility for everything a school does
  • Has time to commit to meetings and other occasions when needed
  • Is willing to learn
  • Is able to act as a critical friend who supports the school but also challenges and asks questions about how the school works and the standards it achieves
  • Acts as a link between parents, the local community, Flintshire County Council and the school

 

 

Each Governor is appointed to serve a four-year term of office. When a parent governors term of office ends all parents within the school receive a letter advising them that a vacancy has arisen. If a parent would like to be a governor they must complete a nomination form signed by 2 other parents and hand it in to the school office. If there are more candidates than vacancies then an election takes place. There are 18 members of the Governing Body made up as follows: -

 

  • 5 Parent Governors elected by parents of pupils
  • 4 Governors chosen by the L.E.A.
  • 2 teachers elected by teachers at the school
  • 1 staff member elected by staff at the school (A non-teaching staff member)
  • 4 Governors chosen and co-opted by the other members of the Governing Body
  • 1 representing Connah’s Quay Town Council
  • The Headteacher

 

The Governors meet at least once every term to receive and discuss the Headteacher’s report and to discuss issues relating to the management of the school.   The Governors are also involved in a whole range of activities concerning the school.   These include: -

 

  • Staff appointments
  • Budget control
  • Building
  • Community
  • Curriculum

 

The whole of the Governing Body are involved with these issues.

 

Parents are able to petition the Governing Body to hold a parent’s meeting pursuant to section 94 of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013. No meeting was required during 2016/17.

 

 

POLICIES

Governors have reviewed policies on Health & Safety, Acceptable Use, Staff Grievance, Staff Discipline, Volunteers for the Transportation of Children, Child Protection, Lettings and Positive Handling.

 

PROSPECTUS 

The school prospectus was revised last year to bring it up to date, it can be viewed on the school website or parents may request a copy from the school office.

 

The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Ann Weigh, School Business Manager who can be contacted at school. If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors please contact school who will pass a message on.

 

 The full Governing Body their category and term of office is as follows: -

 

NAME                                                               CATEGORY                                      TERM ENDS      

              

Mr N Cottrell (Chair of Governors)               Community Governor                      14.12.19

Miss L Davies                                                  Parent Governor                                28.02.21

Mrs B Massey                                                  Parent Governor                                14.12.19

Mr G Cooper                                                    Parent Governor                                02.02.19

Mrs B Tasker                                                   Parent Governor                                14.12.19

Mrs S Davies                                                    Parent Governor                                14.12.19

 

Mrs J Turley (Vice Chair of Governors)        Community Governor                      08.10.16

Mr J Wright                                                      Community Governor                      01.03.21

Miss G Harrison                                               Community Governor                      22.06.17

Vacancy                                                            LEA Governor                                 

Mrs J Gray                                                        LEA Governor                                  20.11.19

Mr C Risley                                                     LEA Governor                                  16.12.17

Vacancy                                                             LEA Governor                                 

Mr I Smith                                                         CQTC Rep                                         31.05.17

Miss A Owens                                                  Teacher Governor                             25.09.18

Miss C Thompson                                            Teacher Governor                             01.06.18

Mr J Tranter                                                      Staff Governor                                  11.07.20

Mrs N Cooper                                                  Headteacher        

Mrs A Weigh                                                    Clerk    

 
 

STAFFING AND PUPIL NUMBERS

 

The classes for 2016/2017 were organised as follows:-

            Infants                         -           8 classes

            Lower Juniors             -           4 classes

            Upper Juniors             -           4 classes

 

Pupil Numbers in 2016/2017 were as follows: -

            Full time                     -           390 pupils

            Part time (Nursery)     -               56 pupils

 

 

 
 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES AND TRAINING DAYS

       2017- 2018

 

AUTUMN TERM 2017

Training Day

Friday

1st     September

Training Day

Monday

4th September

School Opens

Tuesday

5th   September

School Closes (half term)

Thursday

26th October

Training Day

Friday

27th October

School Opens

Monday

6th November

School Closes (Christmas)

Friday

22nd   December

 

 

SPRING TERM 2018

Training Day

Monday

8thJanuary

School Opens

Tuesday

9th January

School Closes (half term)

Friday

9th February

School Opens

Monday

19th February

School closes (Easter)

Friday

23rd March

 

 

SUMMER TERM 2018

School Opens

Monday

9th April

School Closed (May Day)

Monday

7th May

School Closes (half term)

Friday

25th May

School Opens

Monday

4th June

School Closes

Thursday

19th July

Training Day

Friday

20th July

 

 

 

 

All training dates are subject to change

 

FINANCE STATEMENT

 

Through careful management the Governors have ensured the needs of the school have been met in full.   It is encouraging to be able to report that we had 390 full time and 56 part time pupils at the school.

 

The day-to-day finance management of the school budget is carried out by the Headteacher and School Business Manger.

 

Budget matters are considered at every meeting of the Governing Body Finance Sub Committee and reports, projections and expenditure reviews are considered.

 

The LEA delegated budget for the school for 2016/17 was £1,307,057

 

School received a School Effectiveness Grant of £24,887 and a Pupil Deprivation Grant of £72,950 from the Welsh Assembly Government. These grants were used to benefit pupils in a number of ways including:

  • Developing a welcoming and practical family learning environment and carrying out the chatterbox literacy and numeracy programme for foundation phase parents.
  • Providing a learning coach to mentor and support pupils and to improve their self esteem.
  • Employing a Family Engagement Worker to work with pupils and parents across the Federation of Connah’s Quay schools.
  • To develop and utilise outstanding teachers across the federation of schools and to incorporate literacy and numeracy teaching into all subjects.
  • Running a homework club for junior pupils.
  • Delivering catch up, jolly phonics, RM Maths and MAT interventions.

 

Connah’s Quay Town Council continues to support the school by providing the children with milk every day.   The school also receives a sum of £5 a day for distributing the milk, we are very grateful for their support.

 

The Parents Association has also supported the school in a number of ways.   Their contribution last year amounted to £2819.87.

 

FINANCE SUMMARY 2016/2017

                                                                                                            2016/2017

                                                                                                                   £

            ANNUAL BUDGET (including £63,035 carried                 1,370,092

            forward from 2015/2016)

            GOVERNMENT GRANTS                                                      196,751

 

           

EXPENDITURE

 

            EMPLOYEES (Teachers and other Staff)                             1,276,694

            PREMISES (Rates, Grounds Maintenance, Energy)                 57,659

TRANSPORT                                                                              -1,401

            SUPPLIES (Telephones/Capitation)                                          98,724

            MEALS                                                                                        1,269                                LEA SUPPORT COSTS                                                           77,212

            Carried over to 2018/2019                                                           56,686 (4.1%)

 

NO GOVERNORS CLAIMED ANY EXPENSES FOR THEIR WORK

 

ATTENDANCE/UNAUTHORISED ABSENCES

 

The school and Governing Body encourages regular attendance in a number of ways: -

 

  • An individual pupil with 100% attendance for the year receives a certificate.
  • A class with 100% attendance for a full week receive an extra 10 minutes play.
  • All pupils with 100% attendance are entered into a termly draw to receive a prize for themselves and a bunch of flowers for their parent/carer
  • The class with the best attendance for the term receive the School Attendance Cup.
  • Parents are regularly informed of holiday dates and encouraged to take annual holidays during school holidays.
  • Mrs Shelley Jones the school’s Inclusion Welfare Officer monitors punctuality and we ask parents to ensure that the children are in school in good time each day.
  • This year a termly letter has been sent out to all parents outlining their child’s attendance, class attendance and whole school attendance.

 

We are pleased to report the average attendance for 2016/2017 was 94.8%. This is just under the target set for school and we will continue to look for ways to improve this. The number of authorised absences was 5.1% of this 36.7% were holidays.

 

When we do not receive an explanation for an absence of a pupil, the pupil receives an unauthorised absence. Unauthorised absences also include: - attending weddings, hairdressers etc. The school does not condone unauthorised absences and every attempt is made to check up on absences – including visits from the School’s Inclusion Welfare Officer (IWO), Mrs Shelley Jones. Through these efforts and the support of parents we can report that the percentage of unauthorised absences for 2016/2017 was 0.1%.

 

ADMISSIONS 

All admissions to the school are operated by the Admissions department at Flintshire County Council and applications should be made via their website. An accessibility plan is put in place for any children with a disability and this is reviewed annually.

 

 DESTINATION OF Y6 PUPILS 2017

Pupils transferred to the following High Schools: Connah’s Quay, Richard Gwyn, Mold Alun, Maes Garmon and Elfed.

 

CURRICULUM

Golftyn is an English Medium School which teaches Welsh as a second language. Information about the curriculum at school is contained in the school’s prospectus. The prospectus is updated annually.

 

HEALTHY EATING

School provides Drinking Water Fountains for each Key Stage and these are available all day. Foundation Phase teachers provide their pupils with a healthy snack every morning. Curriculum topics include work regarding good health e.g. I’m Alive in Foundation Phase and Staying Alive in Key Stage 2. School have now achieved Healthy Schools Award 5 and are working towards Phase 6.

School provides all children in reception class with a free water bottle on entry and replacement bottles are available to purchase from school. Healthy snacks are provided in Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 children are allowed to bring in healthy snacks for break time (no sweets or crisps).

 

PUPIL TOILETS

Four sets of toilets are provided for pupils all of which were replaced by Flintshire County council during 2012. These toilets are cleaned at the end of every school day.

 

ADDITIONAL NEEDS POLICY

The Governor with responsibility for monitoring the school’s additional needs policy is Mrs Jenny Gray. A copy of this policy is available on the school website.

 

The school has continued to provide support for pupils needing extra help. We have also continued to use expertise from beyond the school to help with assessment and provide advice for teachers. In 2016/17 there were 45 children on ALN register.

 

Regular reviews are held for children on the additional needs register. Parents are invited to the reviews. A number of children have been recommended for statutory assessment and have received a formal statement of their additional needs.

 

ALNCO – Mrs J. Hewitt                    ALNTA – Mrs K. Auty

 

SPORT

Golftyn has a great sporting tradition and pupils are offered a variety of opportunities to join in. Extra curricular sports clubs offered during 2016/17 were football, netball, rounders, cricket, yoga, cheerleading and street dance. Pupils have taken part in inter school and County tournaments and competitions.

 

Our football teams took part in the following competitions:

Ron Bishop

CQ League

Eccleson Cup

Hardwick Shield

Tom Roberts

Elwyn Owen

 

 

CURRICULUM ENRICHMENT

Golftyn offers a wide variety of enrichment activities to broaden pupils learning and knowledge. During the last year these have included the following:

  • Clubs

Drama                   Yoga               Cricket            Choir               LN Squad

Art                         Chess              Netball            Cheerleading  School Council

ICT                        Street Dance   Football          Homework      Breakfast       

Digital Wizards                           

  • Visitors to school

St Johns Ambulance         Rocket Man                Road Safety                Bikeability

Ben Heason(climber)       Bob Buckle                 Drama Group              Pets at Home

Techniquest                      Chester Zoo                Guide Dogs                 Art Project

Visually Impaired Lady    Dogs Trust                  Eon                              Food Agency

Wynne Jones – Artist       Tara Dean – Artist      PC Ashton

  • Trips

London                              Kingswood                  Dangerpoint                Wepre

Deeside Stadium              Conwy Castle             Beatles Museum         Sea Aquarium

Ice Cream Farm                Morrisons                   Sports Day                  Talacre

Roman Museum               Welsh Mountain Zoo  Llandudno                   Beechwood

Greenfield Valley             Living Eggs                Talacre Beach

  • Other Achievements

Welsh Jambori

Part of e-cadets internet training

More Able and Talented events throughout the federation of schools and at Golftyn

Guitar and violin lessons

 

 

 

INSPECTION

The school was inspected in 2016 and received a very favourable report. Our outcomes, provision and leadership were judged to have many strengths and no important areas require significant improvement. The report states that pupils make strong progress over their time at Golftyn. Standards of pupil wellbeing are high. They found that teachers provide enjoyable, challenging learning experiences for pupils and move learning along at a good pace. Also that the curriculum is supported well by many visits, visitors to school and extra curricular activities.

 

The Headteacher was judged to provide strong and effective leadership. The Governing Body supports and challenges the school well.

 

Following inspection our recommendations are:

  • To improve attendance
  • To improve feedback to pupils
  • To use data effectively to track progress over time
  • To ensure self evaluation focuses on pupil outcomes

 

THE COMMUNITY AND PARENTS ASSOCIATION

The Governors appreciate the involvement of the PTA and local industries/shops and their effective contribution to the work of the school. Many people have given freely of their time.   Notably, the PTA has done excellent work organising social activities, helping with events, raising funds and running an end of term disco. Also Morrisons have been very generous with donations to support several events at school.

 

School participate in community events whenever possible and welcome visitors into school. The choir sang at Golftyn Chapel and outside Morrisons. WPC Ashton attends school talks to the pupils about various topics including bullying, internet safety and drugs. Pupils raised money for a number of charities by running non uniform days, cake sales and buying Easter chicks.

 

School have been running Chatterbox numeracy and literacy parental learning classes for parents from Nursery up to Year 2.

 

The Parent Council continues and we have 11 members who meet regularly to support the school in decision making and promoting success for all.

 

The Governing Body would like to take the opportunity on behalf of the children at Golftyn, to thank all members of staff, for their continuing hard work and efforts in nurturing their development.

 

END OF KEY STAGE RESULTS AND TARGETS

 

As a school we are always striving towards success and we work with the Governing Body to set challenging targets for the improvement of pupil performance.

The school is required to set targets for the percentage of pupils obtaining level 4 or above in each of the core subjects at the end of Year 6.

 

Teachers complete statutory assessments at the end of Years 2 and 6 and pupils in Years 2 to 6 complete Welsh National Tests in numeracy and reading during May. Individual pupil’s results are reported to parents.

 

 Foundation Phase Results 2017

Outcome 5+

Golftyn Target 2017

Golftyn

Actual

2017

Golftyn Actual

2016

Wales Actual

2017

Flintshire Actual

2017

Maths

93%

96%

94.5%

90%

92%

English

86%

95%

94.5%

88%

90%

P.S.W.C

96.5%

100%

100%

95%

96%

FPI

82.5%

95%

94.5%

87%

89%

 

 

Key Stage 2 Results 2017

Level 4+

 

Golftyn Target 2017

Golftyn

Actual

2017

Golftyn

Actual

2016

Wales

Actual

2017

Flintshire

Actual 2017

Maths

86%

98%

92.9%

92%

93%

English

84%

94%

89.3%

91%

93%

Science

84%

96%

91.1%

92%

93%

CSI

84%

94%

89.3%

90%

91%

 

 

 


Year 3/ 4 Workshop Evening

21 Sep 2017

Dear Parents,
LOWER JUNIOR INFORMATION EVENING - Wednesday 4th October 2017
We are holding a workshop evening for year 3 and 4 where you will be invited to watch a presentation and to meet your child's new teacher. 
Year 3 3KW's room 4.15 - 4.45 p.m.
Year 4 4PG's room 4.15 - 4.45 p.m.
During this evening, we will discuss routine, curriculum, homework, online learning, how you can help your child at home and our whole school approach to growth mindset, amongst other topics.
Our 'one to one' parents evening will take place in February and a full report will be sent out in July. If you do need to speak to your child's teacher at any other time then please arrange an appointment via the school office or pop in from 8.40/ after school. if you require further assistance then speak to the Assistant Head for the Lower Juniors: Mrs K. Williams (Year 4).
We look forward to seeing you all on the 4th October.
Lower Junior Team

Cardiff Trip

20 Sep 2017

Dear Parents,

 

We have been offered the opportunity to take 35 pupils on a one night trip to Cardiff on the 28th and 29th November. We are offering this trip on a first come first served basis to Year 6 pupils, the trip will then be offered to year 5 pupils. We will be running a year 6 trip to Beechwood Court in July 2018.

 

Accommodation – Cardiff Youth Hostel

Also included in the trip

  • Millennium Stadium Tour
  • Cardiff Castle visit
  • Boat Trip
  • Bowling
  • Sightseeing coach tour
  • 2 course meal with soft drink at Pizza Express
  • Packed lunch on Wednesday
  • Meal on trip home
  • Executive coach travel
  • Travel insurance

 


The cost of the trip will be £125. If you would like your child to go on the trip, please pay a non refundable deposit of £50 by Friday 29th September, to secure a place.The balance of £75 will need to be paid by Tuesday 24th October.
 
Payments need to be made using School Gateway our online payment system. Due to school having to pay in advance we will not be able to offer any refunds and if the second payment is not paid on time you may lose your child’s place.

 


Many thanks
Nicola Cooper
Head teacher   

Reception, Y1 and Y2 Workshop Evening

15 Sep 2017

Dear Parents,

 

RECEPTION, Y1 & Y2 INFORMATION EVENING

 

We are organising an INFORMATION EVENING for each class where you will be invited in to school to meet your child’s new teacher. They will outline the curriculum for the year, homework details, how you can help etc.

 

We have always had an excellent turn out at our parents’ evenings and I hope that we have the same response to these information evenings. We feel that this is the best way to help you to help the children.

 

We will have our ‘traditional’ parents evening in February and a full report at the end of the school year.

 

The workshop evening will take place on TUESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER. There will be two workshops: 4:45pm – 5.30pm and 5:45pm – 6:30pm. 

 

I would very much welcome your feedback following the information evenings to help us evaluate how useful they have been to you as parents.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Nicola Cooper


Message from Mrs. J Watson C/o Sarah Freeman , Families First Transition and Support and Play and Leisure Services

08 Sep 2017

Message from
Mrs. J Watson C/o Sarah Freeman ,
Families First Transition and Support and Play and Leisure Services ,
Arosfa, Greenside, Mold,
Flintshire. CH7 1TN
30/08/2017
Dear Sir/Madam ,
We are running a support group for Parent and Carers of autistic children and young people, and would like to ask you to put up our poster in your school or with the information accessible to parents on your website. The group is for only adults as we discuss many topics and concerns that parents express freely within the group without fear of upsetting children .
The group is run by parents of children and young people with autism and is assisted by Action for Children and Scope, we are a not for profit group and raise money through grants and fund raising. The sessions are free to parents to enable them to be easily accessed by all, we hope that by you displaying the poster / information on your site then more parents will be able to come to the group . At present the group is on two Thursday mornings of each month but we are currently looking for a evening venue to start a evening group in the near future .
If you would like more information about the group then please feel free to contact either Sarah freeman ( 01352 755907 ) or myself Juliet Watson ( on the group mobile 07544285473 ),
 Yours sincerely
 Group secretary
 
Parents of Autism Caring Together
Autism Support Group
We are parents of autistic children, and with the support from Action for Children and Scope are running group aimed at supporting other parents and carers .
Our forthcoming meetings will be held on:
14th September 10am-12 noon
28th September 10am-12 noon
12th October 10am-12 noon
26th October 10am-12 noon
9th November 10am-12 noon
23rd November 10am-12 noon
14th December 10am-12 noon
 
Venue is Grosvenor Hall(Also, known as the Darby & Joan Club)Grosvenor Road, Mold, CH7 1EJ.
For more information call: 07544 285473 e-mail parentsofautismcaring@gmail.com or
 
Parents of Autism Caring Together
We look forward to seeing you there!

How to change your subscription in the Schoop app or email

08 Sep 2017

How to change your subscription in the Schoop app or email


Year 4 General Homework Information

07 Sep 2017

Year 4 Homework
 
In Year 4, we expect the children to take responsibility for completing and returning their own homework.
Each Monday the children will be given:
  • Spellings to learn for a test on Friday.
  • An English sheet to be due in on the following Monday.
  • Every few weeks, they will receive a longer piece of topic homework in their Learning Logs .
  • Online Abacus Maths will be added most weeks when linked to the current maths topic. If you have any problems with the online maths, then please contact Abacus directly so that they are aware of any issues arising.
  • Each child also has a log in for RM Easimaths online, an extra programme for children to practise and extend their maths work.

 
If your child is struggling to complete their homework, maybe due to a lack of ICT facilities at home, then we offer an after school homework club on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Forms are available for this.
 
Children in Year 4 are expected to read their school book at home at least three times a week. If they read books of their own then these can also be written in the diary. When the children log in to Abacus, they will also find extra online books for them to read. These should help to encourage the children to read more.
 
 In school, the children read in groups with a member of staff, individually on a rota basis and as part of whole class activities. We expect the children to have their reading books and diaries in school EVERY DAY ready for silent reading time.
If you have any questions then please get in touch.
 

New School Meal Menu starting Monday 11th September

07 Sep 2017

New School Meal Menu starting Monday 11th September
A copy of the menu will be sent home.
The menu will also be uploaded to our school website 'golftyncp.wales'
New menu

School meal price increase

07 Sep 2017

School Meal Price Increase 11th September 2017
 
As you are aware the cost of a school meal is reviewed annually to ensure we cover the costs of producing the menu, this year has involved discussion with NEWydd Catering & Cleaning Limited who now deliver this service. Following these discussions approval has been granted through the delegated powers guidance to apply an increase of 2.5% in-line with the agreed inflation levels.
 
We will be increasing the cost of both the infant and junior school meals to £2.15 per day from 11th September 2017. 
 
 
 

Secondary School Application

06 Sep 2017

Dear Parent

 

Admission to Secondary School September 2018

 

I wrote to you in July 2017 giving details of how to apply for a secondary school place for your child.

 

This is a reminder of the process.

 

  • All schools will have an open evening for you to attend to help you in deciding which school you wish to apply for your child. Details are available on schools website.
  • Please read the ‘Guide to Education Services 2018’ before completing your application so you are aware of the admissions process and the transport policy. This is available on flintshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions.
  • On-line application forms will be available from September 11th 2017 on our website flintshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions.
  • The closing date for applications is 10th November 2017. This will give you 9 weeks to decide on your school preference but your application must be received by the closing date. It is not 1st come 1st served the oversubscription criteria are applied to all applications after the closing date. You have this time to help you to determine your preference for secondary school and visit as many schools as you wish.
  • When your application is submitted you will receive a reference number. This reference number can be quoted if you have a query. If the reference number is not received please re-submit your application. The reference number is your guarantee that your application has been received.
  • Please ensure your e-mail address is correct and kept up to date as this will be the method that will be used to correspond with parents.

 

All the information will be available on our website from September 11th 2017

 

The timetable for secondary school admissions is as below:-

 

Admission forms available to parents

Parents’ consideration period

Closing date for receipt of forms

Allocation places period

Parents informed:

11/09/2017

11/09/2017-10/11/2017

10/11/2017

13/11/17-12/01/2018

01/03/18

 

Yours sincerely

 

Christine Roberts – Secondary School Admissions


Dangerpoint Trip

05 Sep 2017

 
Dear Parents,
                   As part of our ‘Staying Alive’ topic we have arranged a visit to Dangerpoint in Talacre on Friday 22nd September. Dangerpoint focuses on staying safe in the home and on transport, substance misuse, internet safety, countryside, water and road safety.
 
We will be leaving school at 9.15 a.m. and returning before the end of the school day. We will be having lunch at Dangerpoint so therefore the children will need a packed lunch to take with them. School packed lunches can be pre-ordered from the kitchen, for those children eligible for free school meals.
 
The cost of this trip will be £7. Dangerpoint usually charge £15 per child but due to Welsh Assembly funding, they are able to offer this valuable experience at £3 per child. The remainder of the money is to pay for the transport. There is a small gift shop where the children can purchase souvenirs; we suggest bringing no more than £3.
 
If you would like your child to go to Dangerpoint, please give permission online via School Gateway. We courteously ask for the trip to be paid for by Monday 18th September, again via School Gateway.
 
Many Thanks
 
Mrs Kevan and Mr Jones
         
 

Swimming & Athletics

05 Sep 2017

Dear Parents,

 

Year 5 – Swimming Lessons/Athletics

 

We are currently in the process of organising swimming lessons for Year 5 at Connah’s Quay Baths and athletics at Deeside College.  The lessons are part of the National Curriculum for P.E.  The lessons will be held each Monday from 12.45 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. for this term. The first lesson will be Monday 18th September. 

 

1st Half term –       Swimming – Mrs Strong

                         Athletics – Mr Boulton

2nd Half Term –       Swimming – Mr Boulton

                          Athletics – Mrs Strong

                         

The children will be escorted by a member of staff and myself. We will be assisted by qualified coaches at both venues.

 

In order for this activity to take place, it is necessary to ask for contributions towards the cost of the transport, swimming lesson and athletics track hire. Swimming lessons have now increased to £2.77 per pupil and the coach to transport the pupils costs £120 per week so a contribution of £3 per pupil per week would cover some of the cost with the remainder being paid by school.

 

Please make payments and give consent on the school gateway payment system, you will need to make two payments of £15 each. Please can the first payment be made by Monday 11th September.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs Cooper

Headteacher


Term Dates and Holidays 2017 18

19 Jul 2017

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES AND TRAINING DAYS

 

2017- 2018

 

AUTUMN TERM 2017

 

Training Day

Friday

1st September

Training Day

Monday

4th September

School Opens

Tuesday

5th September

School Closes (half term)

Thursday

26th  October

Training Day

Friday

27th October

School Opens

Monday

6th November

School Closes (Christmas)

Friday

22nd   December

 

 

SPRING TERM 2018

 

Training Day

Monday

8thJanuary

School Opens

Tuesday

9th January

School Closes (half term)

Friday

9th February

School Opens

Monday

19th  February

School closes (Easter)

Friday

23rd March

 

 

SUMMER TERM 2018

 

School Opens

Monday

9th April

School Closed (May Day)

Monday

7th  May

School Closes (half term)

Friday

25th  May

School Opens

Monday

4th June

School Closes

Thursday

19th July

Training Day

Friday

20th July

 

 

 

 

Training Days are subject to change


LJ fundraiser

13 Jul 2017

DEar Parents,
Tamzin Shields in 4PG is raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust by climbing an impressive 10 mountains! To support Tamzin and this great charity, the Lower Juniors will be holding a multi-sports afternoon. During this afternoon, the children will take turns to complete a 1085m walk or run; the equivalent of the height of Mount Snowdon. 
Please send any donations for this event in to school with your child and we will ensure that the money goes to the family in order to be donated to the charity.
The children will need their P.E kit and trainers for this event. They may also need to wear a hat and sun cream.
Thank you for your support. 
Lower Junior Team

ICE SKATING DISCO

12 Jul 2017

Dear Parents,
Re: Ice Skating Disco Monday 17th July 2017 
The children (and staff!) are looking forward to our forthcoming afternoon trip to Deeside Leisure Centre for the ice skating disco.
Children can wear non-uniform for the whole day and will need to wear long sleeved tops, trousers, socks and gloves for while they are on the ice. They are welcome to bring their own ice skates.
The children can bring a small amount of money for a drink/ snack just in case we have time to visit the snack bar.
We will have an early lunch so that the coaches can leave at 12.30 and be back in time for home time.
We will be taking lots of staff members with us to support the children. Please speak to your child about the importance of following instructions from Golftyn staff and leisure centre staff whilst at the rink.
The ice rink has the capacity to hold 1000 skaters so there will be lots of space for the children to skate around gracefully!
Mrs K. Williams

BIG TALK

05 Jul 2017

This weeks BIG WRITE topic is our trip to the Ice Cream Farm.
Please talk to your child about our trip to The Ice Cream farm as they will be re-telling their day in the BIG write tomorrow. 
 
Thank you 
Miss Lewis and Mr O'Loughlin

Cambrian Aquatics Summer Fun - Lessons and Activity Programme

05 Jul 2017

 

Cambrian Aquatics Ltd

Cambrian Aquatics Sports Centre
Wepre Drive
Connah's Quay, CH5 4HA
www.cambrianaquatics.com
lessons@cambrianaquatics.com

Summer lessons and activity programme is now available
Booking in advanced is required 
Book now to avoid disappointment.


Summer Fun
Summer Fun



 

'Moving up to Year 3' Reminder

04 Jul 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
‘Moving up to Year 3’ Information Morning
 
We would like to invite you to come along to our ‘Move up’ morning on Tuesday 11th July at 9:30am.  Moving to the juniors is a very important move and one that we are keen to make as smooth as possible.
 
During the morning, you will also have opportunity to see the fabulous ‘Cha Cha Cha’ dance that the children have been working hard on.
 
In addition to this, a selection of Year 3 pupils will be talking to you about what it is like to be in Year 3.  You will also meet your child’s new teacher and visit their new classroom.
 
I do hope you will be able to attend.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Miss Thompson
 
 

Reception Class Trip

03 Jul 2017

This Thursday (6th July) we will be going on our school trip to Imagine That/ Underwater Street. The bus will be leaving school at 9.10am and will return for home time at 3.00pm.
Please can all children come to school dressed in their uniform. They will need to bring their packed lunch in a plastic bag with their name on clearly. Please avoid using anything that can not be thrown away at the end of lunch e.g. plastic containers, metal spoons and school water bottles. The children do not need any money.

Consultation Event Tuesday 4th July

28 Jun 2017

Safe Routes in the Communities – Golftyn Primary School, Connahs Quay

 

Flintshire County Council has been awarded funding through the Safe Routes in Communities Grant 2017/18 to improve road safety in the vicinity of Golftyn Primary School.  

 

A Safety Scheme has now been developed and includes the following measures:

 

  1. Mandatory 20mph speed limit zone

Implementation of proposed 20mph mandatory speed limit on:-

 

York Road, Kings Road, Queens Avenue, Hamilton Road, Clifton Park Avenue, Lansdowne Road, St James Court, Dunbar Close, Talfryn Close, Hafod Park and Kent Road, Connah’s Quay.

 

  1. Improvements to footways and crossing facilities

 

Connahs Quay Town Council are hosting an information event so that residents can come and find out more about the project. We will have members of the project team from Flintshire County Council available to discuss the proposals with you and answer any questions you may have. Please visit this event to give your views, the project has been designed by Flintshire County Council and is not a school project.

 

The date and venue for this is:

 

4th July, 2017 between 6pm and 7.30pm

Golftyn Primary School

22 York Road,

Connahs Quay.

Deeside

Flintshire

CH5 4XA

 

Please come along and share your views with us.

 


Year 1 Summer trip

28 Jun 2017

Dear parents,
Just a little information about the upcoming Year 1 school trip on Monday 3rd July. We will be leaving school at 8.50 promptly, so can you please ensure your child arrives at 8.40am (we will open the doors earlier) as we will be unable to wait for anyone.
Can you please provide a packed lunch in a disposable bag with your child's name on it. Please make sure that items are disposable such as throw away bottles etc. If your child would like to order a school meal please let us know by Friday 30th June.
As the children will be playing in Honeycomb canyon (the sand and water area) they will need a spare change of clothes and a small hand towel incase they get wet. Please bring these in a separate bag with your child's name clearly labelled. In addition, when the children play in the fun factory they will need a pair of socks on.
Full uniform is required on the day and as our wonderful British weather is quite unpredictable can I ask that you use your judgement on the day regarding dress, whether that be wellies and raincoats or sun hats and sunglasses. Half of our day will be spent outdoors, whatever the weather.
We will be arriving back at Golftyn for the end of the school day, so children can be collected at 3pm as usual.
Any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you for your continued support,
Miss Lewis

KS2 ICE SKATING TREAT

28 Jun 2017

28.7.17
Dear Parents,
As an end of year treat, we have booked for the KS2 children to go to Deeside Ice Rink for an ice disco. This will take place on the afternoon of Monday 17th July 2017.
The cost of the trip will be £3 per child to cover the cost of the coaches.
The children will have an early lunch and then be back in time for home time (traffic permitting). They will need to wear their uniform and bring a coat.
Please complete the form B and return to school as soon as possible.
Payments can be made through the School Gateway app as normal. Please can we request that payments are received by 3rd July 2017 so that numbers for the buses can be confirmed.
Thank you,
Mrs K.Williams


Summer Fayre

22 Jun 2017

Summer Fun Day

 

Sadly due to only having a handful of parent helpers and donations for non-uniform day being low this year we are not able to go ahead with our usual summer fayre.

 

We will instead run a small fayre for children from 2pm (they may bring money to school with them in an envelope) and parents may come along at 3pm to join in as well.

 

We will have bottle, sweet and teddy tombola’s, chocolate apples, raffle, hook a duck, coconut shy, traditional lemonade, pick & mix, games and a bouncy castle.

 

Please support this as all the money that is raised will be spent on our pupils.


Summer Fun Day

21 Jun 2017

Please can I say 'Thank you' to the parents who have supported us with donations of bottles, chocolates, sweets and jars for our Summer Fayre.
Sadly this year the donations have been very low as a large majority of children have turned up to today in their own clothes but without a donation.
At present we do not have enough donations for the bottle stall and sweets and chocolate stalls to go ahead.
If you have not done so already, please can you send in any donations tomorrow and then we can make a decision as to whether to go ahead with the Fayre after school on Friday.
All money raised from the Summer Fayre goes back into the School Fund to support the cost of buses for school trips, ICT equipment and outdoor learning provision.
Please support us with this annual Summer Fayre event which the children enjoy so much.  Any donations are gratefully received.
 
Many thanks.

Aliens invade Connah's Quay!!!

21 Jun 2017

This weeks Big Write is about a friendly alien invading Connah's Quay. Please talk to your child about what their alien looks like and where they would take them to visit in and around Connah's Quay. Talk about different ways to describe buildings and houses, shops and attractions. 
 
Thank you 
 
Mrs Cottrell 

CHEERLEADERS

20 Jun 2017

 In light of recent events, the UKCA has been liaising closely with Greater Manchester Police and venue management, concentrating on the safety and well being of attending the event at the weekend. Additional security will be in place, including spectator bag searches so please make sure you are there in plenty of time to allow for this. Safe zones have been identified and will be supplied on arrival. 
The UKCA will be providing opportunities for spectators to become actively involved in the competition, by awarding STAR AWARDS for special activities!
Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday for a fantastic day out.
 

3SP

19 Jun 2017

Dear Parents,

 

As you know we are going to Wepre Park tomorrow for our Forest Schools work. Due to the weather forecast being a hot and sunny day we have decided that wellies will be too hot for the children, so they don’t need to wear or bring them. We will save the river work for another time.

 

As it is going to be so hot and we are walking to Wepre the children must wear a sun hat, have sun cream on and bring plenty of water (we recommend 2 bottles) to drink throughout the day in order for them to go to Wepre Park. We will be working in the woods and so the children must have a top with long sleeves in their bag to put on, and long trousers to protect their legs. If they want to wear shorts to walk in and then change into their trousers at Wepre that is ok. The children will also need their packed lunch.

 

We will be sheltered in the woods for most of the day to keep the children cool.

 

Many thanks,

Mr Piercy

 

 


Summer Fun day

16 Jun 2017

A reminder that we are holding a Summer Fun Day next Friday 23rd June from 3pm - 5.30pm
Junior pupils will finish at 3pm to join in the fun.
There will be performances from Golftyn Cheerleaders and Street Dance Teams.
Games and activities including Bingo, Football games, Tug of war, Fruit machine, Space hopper races, Wellie throwing, Coconut shy, Hook a duck and many more.
Face painting, raffle, tombola and many stalls including bottle stalls and bric-a-brac.
Refreshments, burgers, hot dogs, chips, pick and mix, chocolate apples, chocolate fountain, homemade lemonade and ice creams.
We do hope to see you all on Friday to join in the fun with us and enjoy a fun filled, sunny afternoon at Golftyn!
 
 
 

Bereavement

13 Jun 2017

Dear Parents, 
We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Belinda Taylor, a parent of Brianne, Ellie-Jay, Caitlyn and Lewis.
Belinda was a mid-day supervisor at our school for over 10 years and during that time she touched the hearts of many children and staff.
The entire Golftyn Community extends its heartfelt sympathies to the children, Darren and their friends and relatives.
 

News article - Resources to help parents with learning Welsh

08 Jun 2017

Resources to help parents with learning Welsh
 
- You may have heard about the app Duolingo. Apparently it’s possible to access it on desktop as well. It’s a free language learning app, and there are currently over 500 thousand people learning Welsh with it! It’s easy to use and makes language learning fun due to the gamified nature of the lessons. https://www.duolingo.com/course/cy/en/Learn-Welsh-Online
- Say Something in Welsh (https://www.saysomethingin.com/welsh) is another popular website and app that many use to learn for free. They also tweet a new Welsh word to learn every day if you’re on Twitter. You can find them here - https://twitter.com/DailyWelshWords?lang=en-gb
 
- Another nice Twitter account to know about is Awr y Dysgwyr (Welsh learners hour). They host an hour of sharing questions, ideas, and good practice surrounding learning Welsh every Monday from 9-10pm. They have over a thousand followers so it’s grown into a really nice community of people coming together to share and help each other every Monday night. You can find them here - https://twitter.com/AwrYDysgwyr?lang=en-gb
 
- Mudiad Meithrin: Cynllun Cymraeg i'r Teulu - Welsh for the family Scheme is a scheme which supports non-Welsh speaking parents/carers who attend the cylchoedd Ti a Fi (Welsh-medium baby and toddler groups). The aim of this scheme is to enable non-Welsh speaking families to learn a bit of Welsh and to use the language in the home. It gives the parents/carers and the children a taste of the Welsh language and demonstrates that Welsh isn’t a difficult language to learn! http://www.meithrin.cymru/welsh-for-the-family/c58/
 
- Learn Welsh: Free online resource for beginners offering Welsh lessons, games and quick tests – fun to use http://www.learn-welsh.net/forparents
 
- S4C show a program for Welsh learners every Sunday morning called Dal Ati, you can also view it online on S4C Clic or BBC iPlayer.
 
- Last but not least of course are the Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam Magi Ann apps for Welsh learners and Welsh medium school pupils. 6 different apps, over 40 stories, available to download free to your mobile phone, tablet or computer (Search for Magi Ann on App Store or Play Store)
 
Here’s the Government’s page about learning Welsh as an adult, you may find something useful there if you root around - http://cymraeg.llyw.cymru/learning/Adults/?lang=en
 
If you want to attend Welsh lessons Coleg Cambria is the official provider for Welsh for Adult lessons in the area. Frances Jones is the coordinator and you can get in touch with her on frances.jones@cambria.ac.uk to find out what they can offer to suit you.

Sports' Day 2017

06 Jun 2017

Sports' Day Information
Tomorrow is the annual Golftyn Sports' Day at Deeside Stadium. This is a fun day where we encourage the children to try their best and to cheer each other on as they try to earn points for their house. 
This is a full day event. The children come to school at the normal time and then walk to the stadium with staff. We anticipate that the races will start at 10.00 a.m. and end at approximately 2.30 p.m. There will be a mixture of year 3, 4, 5 and 6 races throughout the day as well as the popular parent races!
Children are expected to stay for the whole event to find out the winning house but can leave with their parents at the end once their teacher says they they can do so. Any children left will walk back to school with staff and can be collected at the usual home time.
We expect children to stay in the stands when they are not in a race so please do not encourage them to sit away from the other children. This helps us to monitor the children and to keep them safe. 
Children will need to wear house colours and bring a coat. They will also need a drink and lunch. School dinners can be ordered as normal.
 
 

Kingswood Trip

06 Jun 2017

Dear Parents,

 

We are delighted to inform you that we are once again organising a residential educational adventure activity course at the Kingswood Centre at Loggerheads. We are very fortunate to have secured a booking during spring term, as it is extremely popular with school groups. The trip will be for children who will be in Year 5 in March 2018 (currently Year 4).

 

We plan to take both classes together and have booked the centre from Wednesday 21st March to Friday 23rd March 2018. We will leave school on the Wednesday afternoon and return on Friday.   The cost of the trip is £137 which includes full board, accommodation and a full programme of at least 9 activities. The cost of the coach is paid for via a Curriculum Enrichment grant. To confirm our booking, an initial non-refundable deposit of £50 will be required by Friday 16th June, paid using our online payment system, school gateway, we will not be accepting any cash payments.  

 

The second instalment of £50 will be due by 29th September and the balance of £37 by 26th October. Please ensure all payments are made on time as failure to pay may result in your child losing their place.

 

We will be unable to give any refunds as school have to pay the deposit and final balance in advance of the trip, as a parent you may wish to take out insurance cover in case your child is unable to attend.

 

Please pay a deposit of £50 using the online school gateway payment system by Friday 16th June.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher

 


Jambori Information

05 Jun 2017

 
Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
On Thursday 6th July, we will be taking the Year 2 children to the Civic Hall to take part in the Jambori.  This is a Welsh singing event which is led by Martin Geraint.  This event is always lots of fun!
 
We have booked a coach to transport the children to the Jambori, which starts at 1:15pm until 2:15pm.  The children will be back in school in time for the end of the day.
 
We have asked for a voluntary contribution of £3, which will be used to partly fund the cost of the Jambori and the coach transfer.
 
Many thanks for your continued support.
 
Miss Thompson

NURSERY GROUP B –SCHOOL MEAL TASTER

01 Jun 2017

NURSERY GROUP B – FRIDAY 7TH JULY AT 11am
 
The school meal service which is now run by Nedwydd Catering and Cleaning are providing a free taster meal for Nursery pupils who are joining Reception class this September to sample the school meal menu.
 
The meal will be served at 11am in the school hall.
 
Parents or relatives are very welcome to come along to sit with the children during their meal (please come to the usual Nursery entrance by 10.45am).
 
Pupils will be provided with a taster meal regardless of whether you are able to come along.
 
The meal will be provided free of charge
 
The menu will be:
 
Chicken burger in a bun, Chipped Potatoes and Vegetable Sticks
 
followed by Fruit Muffins
 

Nursery A Group - School meal taster

01 Jun 2017

NURSERY GROUP A – WEDNESDAY 5TH JULY AT 11am
 
The school meal service which is now run by Nedwydd Catering and Cleaning are providing a free taster meal for Nursery pupils who are joining Reception class this September to sample the school meal menu.
 
The meal will be served at 11am in the school hall.
 
Parents or relatives are very welcome to come along to sit with the children during their meal (please come to the usual Nursery entrance by 10.45am).
 
Pupils will be provided with a taster meal regardless of whether you are able to come along.
 
The meal will be provided free of charge
 
The meal will be:
 
Roast Pork stuffing and gravy, Roast and Creamed Potato, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
 
followed by Apricot Cookies
 

Cambrian Aquatics Half term Activity programme

26 May 2017

Half Term
Half Term lessons

Guitar and Violin Lessons

24 May 2017

Dear Parents,

 

If you child would like to learn / continue to learn to play an instrument we are able to offer lessons in violin and guitar. Instruments are available to hire from County for £25 per year or pupils will need to provide their own instrument.

 

Flintshire County Council charges schools for the lessons provided and we must inform them during May of how many hours of peripatetic lessons we will require for the following school year. County will charge £130 per child to learn an instrument and this money will be collected by school.

 

If your child would like to learn an instrument please advise us by Friday 19th May by returning the slip below indicating which instrument, we will then add an invoice to the Schoolcomms payment site for you to pay by the 30th May. £50 will then be payable online in September and £50 again in November.

 

If you request lessons for your child you will have to pay the full £130 even if they decide they don’t want to continue learning the instrument as school will be charged by County. If you are in receipt of Free School Meals your child will be able to learn to play a musical instrument for free.

 

Please complete and return the slip if your child is currently having lessons and would like to continue. If you return the slip and pay the deposit lessons will start in September.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher

MUSICAL TUITION SEPTEMBER 2017

 

I would like my child ________________________________ Class ______________

 

To receive musical tuition in;

Violin                  Guitar    

I am willing to pay £130 in 3 instalments; £30 in May, £50 in September and £50 in November and understand that I will have to make payments even if my child decides to stop having lessons.

 

Signed ________________________ parent/guardian


Buckley Leisure centre Half term activity programme

22 May 2017

Buckley Leisure centre Half Term activity programme

 

 
Activities include:
4-7 yr age group - Early age games and coordination skills.
8-12 yr age group - Dodgeball, Football, Hockey, Squash, Water polo, Fun games.
Swimming sessions available (Please see inside leaflet for more details), Pool Inflatable
 
 
 
 

SWIMMING PROGRAMME
 Tuesday 30th May – Friday 2nd June
Swimming Lessons
4 years and Older

Course Description

Dates of course

Class Start Times

Price

WAVE 1 LESSONS
4  DAY COURSE

Tuesday 30th April – Friday 2nd June

10:30am – 11:00am

£18

WAVE 1 LESSONS
3  DAY COURSE

Tuesday 30th April – Thursday 1st June

9:00am - 9:30am
And
10:00am – 10:30am

£13.50

 
 
ALL 1-2-1 SLOTS HAVE SOLD OUT
 
 
Free Swimming Activities
4 Years and Older
 
 

 
WAVE 3/4 LESSONS
4 DAY COURSE

 
Tuesday 30th April – Friday 2nd June

 
9:00am – 9:30am

 
FREE

 
WAVE 2 LESSONS
4 DAY COURSE
 

 
Tuesday 30th April – Friday 2nd June
 

 
10:30am – 11:00am
 

 
FREE
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Buckley Leisure Centre Holiday Club (DRY SIDE)
(Subject to change if needed)
 

4 TO 7 YEAR OLDS

TUESDAY 30TH MAY
1:00PM – 3:00PM

FRIDAY 2ND JUNE
1:00PM – 3:00PM

Fun Session
Bouncy Castle and Fun Activates
Parachute Games
Ball Games

Fun Session
Bouncy Castle and Fun Activates
Parachute Games
Ball Games

£PRICE

£3.10 for actif card members
£4.00 for non-members
(Booking is essential)

WATER SKILLS AND DRY MULTI SKILLS SESSIONS

8 TO 12 YEAR
OLDS

TUESDAY 30TH MAY
1:00PM – 3:00PM

THURSDAY 1ST JUNE
1:00PM – 3:00PM

Waterpolo, Floats
Inflatable boats
 
Basketball, short tennis, cricket, dodgeball, football and many more

Waterpolo, Floats
Inflatable boats
 
Basketball, short tennis, cricket, dodgeball, football and many more

£PRICE

£3.10 for actif card members
£4.00 for non-members
(Booking is essential)

£3.10 for actif card members
£4.00 for non-members
(Booking is essential)

INFLATABLE SESSIONS
(Children must be able to swim 25m)

8 TO 12 YEAR
OLDS

WEDNESDAY 31ST MAY
1:30PM – 2:15PM

WEDNESDAY 31ST MAY
2:15PM – 3:00PM 

Giant pool inflatable
Floats and toys

Giant pool inflatable
Floats and toys

£PRICE

£3.10 for actif card members
£4.00 for non-members
(Booking is essential)

£3.10 for actif card members
£4.00 for non-members
(Booking is essential)

     
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
 
 
We can take bookings on the day but It is recommended you book and pay for your child/rens’ place on any activity in advance of this upcoming School holiday as there are limited spaces available.
                                          
BOOKINGS
 
  • Buckley Leisure Centre Reception 01352 704290

 

If you require further information of our holiday programmes contact Jason Richards on 01352 704295 or on reception number 013520 704290

 

If you require any assistance regarding the current level/ability of your child for swimming activities contact Jason Richards on 01352 704295 or email: jason.richards@flintshire.gov.uk

 
It is your duty as parent / carer / guardian to provide any medical information that we should be aware of prior to start of activity.
All Swimming activities have a minimum age of 4 years old and must follow the criteria for each session as explained inside this leaflet.
 
DROP OFF/COLLECTION POLICY

 
Staff will be available prior to start time for registration of children, however, parents/ guardians / carers must be available to pick their child up at the finish time of the session.
 
ACTIVITIES / WHAT TO BRING / WEAR
 

  • Swimming kit must be brought for all swimming sessions.
  • Sports kit for all dry side activities (T shirt, shorts, trainers etc)
  • Session activities are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Equipment is provided for all sessions.

Drinks and snacks are not supplied as part of the session however we have a selection of vending options or bring your own if needed

Swimming lessons at Buckley Swimming pool during Helf term

22 May 2017

Intensive Swimming Courses with Nathan Caine
 
Children must be aged 4 years and over
Swimming lessons available for WAVE 1 ONLY
Lesson is 10:30am – 11:00am for wave 1 and the classes are a 30 minute lesson
 
Tuesday 30th May – Friday 2nd June 2017
 
Pre booking is essential as spaces are limited.
 
BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN
FOR THESE LESSONS OVER THE EASTER HALF TERM HOLIDAYS
 
 
4 LESSONS FOR THE PRICE OF
£18 FOR THE 4 DAYS
Pre booking is essential as spaces are extremely limited.
 
 
Contact Buckley Swimming Pool for more details on 01352 704290 or email jason.richards@flintshire.gov.uk
You can also pop in and pick up a leaflet from reception
  
Jason Richards
Swimming Coordinator
Buckley Swimming Pool
 

 
Intensive Swimming Courses with Matty Thompson
 
Children must be aged 4 years and over
Swimming lessons available for WAVE 1 ONLY
Lesson are 9:00am – 9:30am and 10:00am – 10:30am for wave 1 and the classes are a 30 minute lesson
 
Tuesday 30th May – Thursday 1st June 2017
 
Pre booking is essential as spaces are limited.
 
BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN
FOR THESE LESSONS OVER THE EASTER HALF TERM HOLIDAYS
 
 
LESSONS FOR THE PRICE OF
£13.50 FOR THE 3 DAYS
Pre booking is essential as spaces are extremely limited.
 
 
 
 
Contact Buckley Swimming Pool for more details on 01352 704290 or email jason.richards@flintshire.gov.uk
You can also pop in and pick up a leaflet from reception
 
 
Jason Richards
Swimming Coordinator
Buckley Swimming Pool

School Uniform

22 May 2017

During this academic year, we have turned our attention to 'smartening up' our PE kit across the school.  Now all children are required to wear a white T-shirt (no collar) and burgundy shorts. This has been a huge success as we now look much smarter on the field and during activities when representing the school.
With this in mind we have decided to focus our attention onto what the children wear day to day as we would like that to be more 'uniform' too.
 
After speaking to the Parent Council, they told us that they would prefer the children to wear one colour polo top rather than the various colours they wear now.
The children from Year 3 - 6 were then consulted and they too felt they would look better wearing the same colour top.
The Parent Council discussed the colours available, white was the preferred colour and so from September we will be phasing out the other colours (pale blue, navy blue and jade green) in favour of one colour ; white.
 
The children can continue to wear polo shirts in the other colours until they grow out of them or any new ones that you have already purchased.
 
Here are the links to our nominated uniform suppliers  Forresters in Mold and Tesco online, both of whom sell white polo shirts with the Golftyn logo on along with the full range of Golftyn school uniform.
A direct link to both of our nominated suppliers can also be found on our school website
Many thanks,
Mrs Kevan / Mrs Cooper.
 

This weeks "BIG TALK" topic

17 May 2017

This weeks BIG TALK topic is based on Caterpillar Shoes. Please talk to your child this evening about which minibeast will be in their story and what item of clothing they will share along their journey. 
Diolch 
 

Parent Council

16 May 2017

Parent Council
 
The Parent Council started in January 2016, we are a group of parents who have volunteered to meet regularly, to work in partnership with the school, and there are parents from each of the school year groups.   One of the first things we decided on was a constitution which outlines the objectives of the parent council;
·        To provide a voice and take up issues which are a concern to parents.
·        To support and encourage parents to be more involved in their child’s education.
·        To support the school to effectively communicate to parents what’s happening in school.
·        To be a useful sounding board to school leadership.
·        To actively encourage parents to get involved and participate in enhancing the school environment.
We meet every half term and have been really busy in trying to make a difference within the school community.  The members of the parent council can be easily approached by other parents this makes for an easy line of communication between parents and school. Some of the things which we have been involved in to date are:
 
·        Noticeboards – around the school building – school information, on things like school dinner menus, PE days, activities, Chatterbox group, this has allowed information to be easily viewed by parents.
·        We recently broached how busy morning drop off are at school and suggested a way to resolve this – that parents are to leave their child at the doors rather than parents entering school – this was implemented really quickly and the feedback has been very positive.  Parents have commented that the children going into the building without parents has actually strengthened the morning routine and made drop offs a lot easier.
·        Recently we have been visited by a representative from the Highways department who has discussed proposals to put in place traffic calming measures around the school.  At present these are only proposals but we do hope it might resolve some of the traffic and parking issues near school and make it a safer environment for our children.
·        Parents have raised that they had problems with the dinner and snack money not going to the right place – the parent council suggested about using the letterbox to drop off money.  This was put in place and has worked well.
·        Moving on with finances the school have implemented the online payment system for school dinners, breakfast club and trips, there has been some interest in this and those parents who have used it are really happy with the ease of payment.  We have suggested that snack money should also be able to be paid this way. This is now being done.
·        Recently we have looked at the attendance policy and discussed ideas of how the school could improve the current pupil attendance.  We have explored some recommendations and fed back our suggestions relating to the current attendance policy.
·        Last year we distributed questionnaires to all families asking about skills that they feel they could share with the school, the idea of this was to get parents, grandparents and carers involved in the school to share and utilise their valuable skills.
·        We have been working hard to organise the DIY SOS day which will help brighten up and tidy up the outdoor area.  Unfortunately due to the weather this was cancelled in October but it has been re-scheduled in May.
·        The DIY SOS has also been a great opportunity to create and strengthen links with business and organisations in the community – many of these have donated resources and prizes for this day. 
 
We are looking forward to working on more projects in the next 12 months to support Golftyn CP School. 
 
 

Foundation Phase Sports Day Arrangements

15 May 2017

Arrangements for Sports Day-Wednesday 24th May:
  • Please drop your child off to the class teacher in the Sports Hall at Deeside Stadium @ 9:30am.

 

  • Please note Breakfast Club will not be available for all Foundation Phase children on this day (Reception-Year Two).

 
  • Reception, Year One and Year Two children will need a packed lunch. If eligible for a free school dinner or if you would like to purchase one, please see the class teacher prior to the day. Snack will be provided as usual.

 

  • Children in Reception will spend the morning doing their ‘Traditional Sports Day Races’ and will spend the afternoon in the Sports Hall. For parents who would like to come along and watch the morning races, please go to the stadium once you have dropped your child off (Races will start @ 10am outside on the track).

 

  • Year One and Year Two children will spend the morning in the Sports Hall, followed by their ‘Traditional Sports Day Races’ in the afternoon. For parents who would like to come along and watch the races, please arrive @ 12:30pm (Races will start @ 12:45pm outside on the track).

 
  • Please ensure Reception children are collected @ 3pm from the Sports Hall at Deeside Stadium.

 
  • Year One and Year Two children are able to go home with parents once the ‘Traditional Sports Day Races’ have finished. Otherwise, they are to be collected @ 3pm from the Sports Hall at Deeside Stadium.

Year 4 Homework Town council Comp

12 May 2017

Year 4 Homework
Town Council Competition
Connah’s Quay Festival
 Sunday 2nd July 2017 at Wepre Park
 
Each year, the Town Council hosts this free festival and we have been asked to design posters to advertise it. The winning entries will be made in to flyers and posters to promote the event and there are prizes to be won.
The theme this year is ‘Health and Wellbeing’ but it is fine for the posters to be based around the festival being in Connah’s Quay.
The events/ activities include: a parade, a fairground, various stalls, a stage with live bands, a football tournament, arts and craft, food, music and dancing, and other outdoor activities.
 
The closing date for entries is Thursday 18th May 2017. Please hand the posters in to your teacher.
 
 
 

Letter to Parents regarding Social Media

12 May 2017

Dear Parents
 
The School is aware that social media is a useful tool that parents use to communicate. However the school is concerned about the negative comments being made by postings.
 
It has been brought to our attention that some parents have made inappropriate comments on Facebook site against teachers/pupils/staff and the school in general.
 
The School will not tolerate personal verbal attacks on any of its teaching staff/pupils particularly where they are abusive and offensive. We will request that you remove the comments immediately.
 
You should be aware that such postings are considered in law to be accessible to the general public and that by posting comments; you are therefore subject to the laws of defamation, malicious communication and improper use of the communications network.
 
Negative statements or comments about individual members of staff or the school made on Facebook and/or other social networking sites, forums or message boards can be offensive, distressing, and potentially libellous and may give rise to legal action being taken.
 
Please consider carefully before writing such negative comments in moments of upset or anger.
 
If you do have concerns with your child’s education and learning you should contact the School to arrange to see the class teacher or Headteacher. If you wish to make a formal complaint, this will be dealt with in line with the school’s complaints policy.
 
If you have concerns with any aspect of your child’s education and learning you should contact the school as first port of call.
 
Yours Sincerely
 
Nicola Cooper

Minibeast Big Write

10 May 2017

 
The Big Talk:
The children wrote fantastic facts about minibeasts last week on the Big Write. 📝📝
Tomorrow the children will be writing their own minibeast stories. Please can you talk to your child tonight about which minibeast they would like to be their main character and which characters they will meet along their journey. 
Thank you 
Miss Lewis and Mr O'Loughlin
🐛🐜🦋🕷🐝🐞🐌

Reception trip to Underwater Street - Imagine That

09 May 2017
Reception Trip to Underwater Street – Imagine That

 
Dear Parents,
 
We have arranged a trip to Underwater Street – Imagine That in Wavertree, Liverpool on Thursday 6th July 2017.
 
We are asking for a contribution from parents of £8 to cover the entrance cost of the visit.  The bus will be paid by school.
 
The children will be leaving school at 9.10am and will arrive back at school for normal home time at 3.00 pm.
 
The children will be expected to wear school uniform.
 
The children will require a packed lunch in a strong plastic bag with their name on – no glass bottles please. (Please ensure all items in their packed lunch can be thrown away – i.e. no sports bottles or lunch boxes) Those children who receive free school meals may order a packed lunch from the cook.  This must be ordered with the teacher a few days before departure.
 

Payment of £8 for the trip must be made online by Friday 16th June.

 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Nicola Cooper
Head teacher


Sponsored event.

05 May 2017

Two of our parents are going to be running the Chester half marathon to raise money for an outdoor classroom for school. This would be a fantastic resource for our children to use. If you would like to sponsor them, please see the link below for their just giving page. Many thanks.
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lauren-davies-4
 
 

Music Lessons

04 May 2017

Dear Parents,

 

If you child would like to learn / continue to learn to play an instrument we are able to offer lessons in violin and guitar. Instruments are available to hire from County for £25 per year or pupils will need to provide their own instrument.

 

Flintshire County Council charges schools for the lessons provided and we must inform them during May of how many hours of peripatetic lessons we will require for the following school year. County will charge £130 per child to learn an instrument and this money will be collected by school.

 

If your child would like to learn an instrument please advise us by Friday 19th May by returning the slip below indicating which instrument, we will then add an invoice to the Schoolcomms payment site for you to pay by the 30th May. £50 will then be payable online in September and £50 again in November.

 

If you request lessons for your child you will have to pay the full £130 even if they decide they don’t want to continue learning the instrument as school will be charged by County. If you are in receipt of Free School Meals your child will be able to learn to play a musical instrument for free.

 

Please complete and return the slip if your child is currently having lessons and would like to continue. If you return the slip and pay the deposit lessons will start in September.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher

MUSICAL TUITION SEPTEMBER 2017

 

I would like my child ________________________________ Class ______________

 

To receive musical tuition in;

Violin                  Guitar    

I am willing to pay £130 in 3 instalments; £30 in May, £50 in September and £50 in November and understand that I will have to make payments even if my child decides to stop having lessons.

 
Signed ________________________ parent/guardian


Important Information Regarding New School Meal Payment Procedures

03 May 2017

Important Information Regarding New School Meal Payment Procedures
 
Dear Parents/Carers,
 
New financial procedures came into effect at Flintshire County Council from 1st May 2017.
 
Flintshire County Council now charge school meals dinner debts to our school budget.  Our school budget is already overstretched and cannot afford to fund meals as this would take away money required for pupil’s resources, school equipment and school trips.
 
As a result of this we are implementing new school dinner debt procedures which take effect immediately.
 
Paying for school meals
 
  • Meals must be paid in advance by online transaction or payment in cash to school

 
Procedures for Unpaid school meals
 
  • Unpaid debts must be paid by 9am on the following Monday morning either by online transaction or cash sent to school
  • If there is an outstanding debt of £10.50 by 9am on the following Monday morning your child will not be able to have a school meal
  • School will contact the parent/guardian to make arrangement for the child to either be collected from school for lunch or a packed lunch to be brought to school by 11.50am  
  • If the parent/guardian cannot be contacted your child will not be provided with a school meal
  • The pupil will not be able to order school meals until the outstanding debt is paid in full

 
If you are having difficulty paying for school meals please contact school to discuss the matter further.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Mrs N Cooper

Head Teacher


School meal theme day - Tomorrow Thursday 4th May

03 May 2017

school meal theme day

School meal theme day on Thursday 4th May

A Trek Through The Enchanted Forest

Infants meal  - Papa Smurf's Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

Juniors can also choose

Tree Top Broccoli and Cauliflower Bake

Served with Smurfette Veg

Followed by 

Forbidden Forest Apple and Blackberry Muffins

 


Breakfast Club

27 Apr 2017

Dear Parents,

 

From Monday 8th May we will be fully converting to the online payment and booking system for the paying Breakfast Club from 8-8.30am. This will mean that we are no longer able to accept payments in cash. You will be sent a note with your child’s final balance on Wednesday 3rd May which you will need to pay by Friday 5th May in cash or online.

 

From Monday 8th May you will need to book your child into club and pay using the school gateway online payment system. You can book your child in up to 7.30am on the day they wish to use club, we will then print a register for that day.

 

You can book and pay in advance but we will not be able to refund any missed sessions. Due to transaction fees we have a minimum payment of £10.00 but any credit will stay on your account until you book sessions.

 

If you need any help with the online payment system please call into the office and we will assist you.

 

Please note breakfast club is still free from 8.30am for all registered children and they do not need to book on but just drop in as they do now.

 

Thank you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher


Information regarding Year 1 trip to Greenfield Valley

24 Apr 2017

Thank you to those who have already brought in their completed Form B's and £3 payment ahead of our trip on Wednesday. 
On Wednesday the bus will leave at 9.30 promptly and children will return to school before the end of the day. 
As our trip will be outdoors, whatever the weather, please ensure that your child comes to school wearing old jogging bottoms, a warm waterproof coat and suitable footwear e.g. old trainers or wellies. Please ensure that your child wears their school jumper so they can be easily recognised.  
Children will require a packed lunch in a disposable bag with their name on it please, no glass bottles. Please do not send in a plastic lunch box. Those children who receive free school meals may order a packed lunch from the cook; which should be ordered tomorrow.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us. 
🐝🐞🐌🐛🐜
 

Year 1 trip

11 Apr 2017

Year 1 - Minibeast trip to Greenfield Valley 
I would just like to confirm that on the first Wednesday that we return to school (26th April) we will be going to Greenfield Valley with all of Year 1.
We will look to be making use of their minibeast area for pupils to gain an insight into the theme this half term. There is a cost of £3 for this. If you would like them to access this part of the trip please return the form 'b' along with £3 as soon as we return. There is no obligation for your child to attend this part of the trip, although we do feel they will gain an experience we are unable to replicate in school.

Many thanks and hope you enjoy the remainder of the holidays.


Year 4 Homework

07 Apr 2017

Year 4 Homework
 
In Year 4, we expect the children to take responsibility for completing and returning their own homework.
  • Each Monday the children will be given:

Spellings to learn for a test on Friday.
An English sheet to be due in on the following Monday.
  • Every few weeks, they will receive a longer piece of topic homework which may be in their Learning Logs .
  • Online Abacus Maths will be added most weeks when linked to the current maths topic. If you have any problems with the online maths, then please contact Abacus directly so that they are aware of any issues arising.
  • Each child also has a log in for RM Easimaths online, an extra programme for children to practise and extend their maths work.

 
If your child is struggling to complete their homework, maybe due to a lack of ICT facilities at home, then we offer an after school homework club on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Forms are available for this.
 
Children in Year 4 are expected to read their school book at home at least three times a week. If they read books of their own, these can also be written in the diary. When the children log in to Abacus, they will also find extra online books for them to read. These should help to encourage the children to read more.
 
 In school, the children read in groups with a member of staff, individually on a rota basis and as part of whole class activities. We expect the children to have their reading books and diaries in school EVERY DAY ready for silent reading time.
 

On-line payments- please read

05 Apr 2017

School Gateway on-line Payment facility


If you have given us your email address please could log on to School Gateway by tomorrow to check that you can access the facility. 
If you have not already registered please, email us with your child's name and we will add you to the system.
You need to be registered by tomorrow to be able to access the system during the Easter holidays
If your child goes to After school Club you must register by tomorrow to be able to book sessions after Easter.

If you have any problems please contact the school office.


Thank you if you have registered already.
Many thanks.
 
 

Message from Groundwork North Wales Task Team

05 Apr 2017

Goundwork North Wales Task Team
 
Task Team is a new initiative funded through the Welsh Government Innovation Fund for over 25’s living in a Community for Work cluster areas in Flintshire
 
Free and engaging taster sessions and see if you would like to join our Task Team - try something new, learn a new skill, make friends and have fun.
 
Taster sessions are open to all Free Fun Activity Sessions for All
Tuesday 28th March 10 - 12.30pm Herb boxes & Bill & Ben pot making @ John Summers
Wednesday 12th April 1 - 3pm Easter Arts & Crafts @ KIM Inspire, Holywell
Monday 3rd April 10 - 12.30pm Pamper session - hand & arm massage/nail care @ John Summers
Wednesday 19th April 10.30am - 12.30pm Walking Football @ Wepre Park
 
Task Team is a new initiative funded through the Welsh Government Innovation Fund for over 25’s living in a Community for Work cluster areas in Flintshire.
 
Following the taster sessions there will be the opportunity* to join in a free 12 week programme working on a community project and learning new skills.
 
Please turn up on the day or for more information and to book a place contact Jan Owen / jan.owen@groundworknorthwales.org.uk
01978 757524
@gwknorthwales
 

Year 2 trip to Llandudno

05 Apr 2017

Dear Parents,

Year 2 Trip – Llandudno Ski Centre

 

We are planning to take the Year 2 children on a visit to Llandudno Ski Centre on               Friday 7th July.

 

We will leave at 8:30am prompt (please ensure that your child arrives at school by 8:20am).

 

We will be departing Llandudno at 2:30pm so we are hoping to be back at school by 3:30pm (however this depends on the traffic, you will be notified of any changes via Schoop.)

 

The cost per child is £20.00. This includes:

 

  • An hour ski taster lesson and the hire of the snow boots, helmet and skis.
  • A sno-tube session
  • A toboggan session
  • A crazy golf session

 


The cost of the coach will be mostly funded from the school’s Curriculum Enrichment grant from the LEA.
 
All children will need to have their arms and legs covered and will also have to wear full fingered gloves, otherwise they will not be able to participate. Please note the children will also need to wear LONG socks!
 
Children will require a packed lunch in a disposable bag with their name on please, no glass bottles. Please do not send in a plastic lunch box. Those children who receive free school meals may order a packed lunch from the cook. This must be ordered with the teacher a few days before departure. 

Please pay using our online payment system in 2 instalments of £10 by 28th April and 16th June.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Nicola Cooper

 

Headteacher

 


School meal theme day - This Thursday 6th April

04 Apr 2017

Easter school meal theme day poster
Easter Extravaganza
Thursday 6th April
Infants choice - Chicago Town Pizza
Juniors can choose Chicago Town Pizza or Tomato Pasta Bake
served with jacket wedges, garden peas and salad bar
Followed by Easter nests
 
Easter eggs to be won 
 
 

Cambrian Aquatics Easter Activity programme

30 Mar 2017

Cambrian Aquatics Ltd

Cambrian Aquatics Sports Centre
Wepre Drive
Connah's Quay, CH5 4HA
www.cambrianaquatics.com
lessons@cambrianaquatics.com


Easter Holiday lessons and activity programme is now available
Booking in advanced is required 
Book now to avoid disappointment. 


4 day intensive lessons
Monday - Thursday Week 1
Tuesday - Friday Week2
30 minutes
9 am - 11am
Group lessons £20
or
4 day 1-2-1 lesson £40

Introduction into Kayaking
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 11.00 -12.00
1hr Session £6 per session
To attend Kayaking children need to have achieved Wave 5 or 50 metres

Adult and Child Lessons
Tuesday 11.00 -12.00
1hr Session £5 per session
30 minutes instructed and 30 minutes free time
This session is in the learner pool and aimed at babies, toddlers and pre-school

Kids Fun Club
Thursday 11.30 -13.30
2hr session 4 -12yrs
£8 per Child
1hr water based activities (Our staff will accompany children in the water, no parents required to get wet) 
1hr dry side Arts and Craft plus a Easter egg hunt.

Please email lessons@cambrianaquatics.com or call 01244 956595 Monday-Friday after 4pm or weekends for more information or to book a space.





 

3JW

30 Mar 2017

As you are aware, Mrs J. Williams will be leaving to have her baby on Friday 7th April. I would like to introduce the teacher who will be taking the class until the Summer holiday: Miss. E Hobday. The class have already met her and will continue to see her over the next week or so as a handover period. Both teachers will work with the class for the week commencing 3rd April. 
Miss. Hobday has been working four days a week at a local Primary School and one day a week in Year 2 at Golftyn. She will now work with 3JW five days a week so we will say goodbye to Miss Ellis who usually covers Tuesdays.
If you have any questions then please don't hesitate to speak to Mrs J. Williams, Miss Hobday or myself. 
Regards,
Mrs K. Williams
Lower Junior Assistant Head

Disco information

29 Mar 2017

Junior Disco - Monday 3rd April in the school hall from 4pm until 5pm
Cost £1.50 - pay at the disco (not to teachers) - sweets and a drink will be for sale at the disco 
Please pick up children at the end of the disco from their classroom door

Monday 3rd April is also non-uniform day.
Non - uniform day is for donations of Easter eggs, sweets or chocolate which will be used for bingo prizes for Bingo night on Thursday 6th April.

Disco information

29 Mar 2017

Foundation Phase Disco - Monday 3rd April in the school hall from 3pm until 3.45pm
Cost £2.00 which includes sweets and a drink (please send payment to school in an envelope marked with you child's name and class)
Please pick up children at the end of the disco from their classroom door

Monday 3rd April is also non-uniform day so pupils can come to school dressed ready for the disco!
Non - uniform day is for donations of Easter eggs, sweets or chocolate which will be used for bingo prizes for Bingo night on Thursday 6th April.
 

Payments to school

29 Mar 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
We have introduced the new School Gateway on-line payment facility which enables you to make payments for school meals, trips and clubs via Instant bank transfer, debit or credit card.
 
Following its successful start we are aiming to go ‘cash-less’ by the end of Whit half termThis means all payments to school must be done via School Gateway.
 
You will need to provide school with an up to date email address and mobile number in order for you to register with School Gateway.
 
Please register as soon as possible to become familiar with the new on-line payment system before the school stops accepting cash in June.
 
Information has been sent out previously.  Please follow guidelines below to register if you have not done so already.
 
Regards
 
Mrs Cooper
 
 

     School Gateway – online payment facility
 
What you need to do 
Activate your School Gateway account. It’s quick and easy to do. All you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you.
 
Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone)
OR
Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway.
 
If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please email school gomail@hwbmail.net  with your email address or pop into the school office to give your up to date mobile number and we’ll update the details on our system. 
 


Beechwood Trip

29 Mar 2017

Dear Parents,

                   

Good new…..Beechwood Court has re-opened!

 

How it all began.....

 

About 17 years ago the Year 6 children had a fantastic year; their behaviour was outstanding and attitude impeccable. It was at that point that we decided a reward was due – a holiday to Conwy. Every year since, we have continued to visit Beechwood Court as way of thanking the children for their time in Golftyn; for their responsible behaviour and respectful attitude. We would like to do this again this year, as a reward for being good role models for the rest of the school.

 

Unfortunately last year Beechwood Court closed for refurbishment, we were unsure if and when it would re-open. Luckily for us, we have had news it is open and ready!

 

We are still finalising the activities for our visit, however we are hoping to enjoy a river trip, possible cinema trip, go on a tram ride up the Great Orme in Llandudno, visit a Copper mine, have fun on the toboggan, have a go at snow tubing (weather permitting) and take part in a crabbing competition.

 

The cost of this year’s trip will be £140. This includes accommodation, all meals, all transport and visits. We have been able to pay for the coach to and from Conwy with a Curriculum Enrichment Grant that we have received from Flintshire LEA.

 

The children will be going to Beechwood the week beginning Monday 3rd July. One class will go from Monday – Wednesday, the other class from Wednesday – Friday (it is yet to be decided which class is going for which part of the week).

 

If you would like your child to go to Beechwood Court, please go to the online payment system, give your consent and pay the first instalment of £20 to secure your place. This needs to be done by Friday 7th April. There will be 4 further instalments of £30 due. This will be outlined online. Alternatively you can pay the full amount online by Friday 7th April.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Nicola Cooper


Year 2 Bring your bike to school week

28 Mar 2017

       
Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
 
Children may bring in their own bike or scooter to take part in ‘Year 2’s Bike ride around the playground’.
 
Bikes and scooters will be kept secure within school during the day.  In order to ensure that all Year 2 pupils can take part in this event, we have allocated days for each group:
 
Monday 3rd April: Suns
 
Tuesday 4th April: Rainbows
 
Wednesday 5th April: Clouds
 
Thursday 6th April: Stars
 
Thank you very much for your support.
 
Miss Thompson and Mrs Vale

Communication Between Home and School

28 Mar 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are in the process of reviewing our communication procedures with parents. Communication is a key priority. We communicate in the following ways: 
  • Schoop alerts
  • Schoop news and engagement letters and calendar dates
  • School Gateway online booking and payment system
  • School website wales
  • See saw
  • Parents Association – organised by Mrs Dix
  • Parent Council – organised by Mr Piercy
  • Workshop and parents evenings
  • Termly topic information sheets
  • Parental Questionnaires
  • Inviting parents into school
  • Parents coming into school to see teachers, we have the following three tier system for this:
    • STEP 1 Speak to class teacher as they are the person who spends most time with your child and are responsible on a daily basis for their education and welfare
    • STEP 2 Assistant Headteachers of each area are there to help you with more serious matters or matters that you feel are not being resolved
    • STEP 3 Headteacher, Mrs Cooper is available where possible with an appointment at any time during the school day to discuss confidential or serious matters or concerns which you feel have not been resolved with step 1 and 2

 

  • We now ask that parents report to the office to arrange an appointment with their child’s class teacher beforehand. Many teachers have been approached regarding issues as they are bringing in or handing out children at the end of the day. This can be distracting and takes their attention and time away from their class which is their main priority
  • Please appreciate that class teachers are only available to discuss your child in the morning from 8.40am to 8.55am or after 3pm in foundation phase or 3.20pm in key stage 2

 
Communication Between Home and School
During the year, there are three scheduled occasions when parents and guardians are invited to school for a discussion with their child’s class teacher
  • information evening at the beginning of the school year
  • parents evening and progress report during the spring term
  • and an informal drop in at the end of the year

Parents and guardians are welcome to make an appointment to visit school to discuss their children’s Education and welfare, or any problems they may have. 
Each area of the school also publishes a termly communication outlining the work and events taking place in their area of the school.
 
Keeping you up to date with information
School Website - golftyncp.wales is regularly updated with School information, dates and events, news and class information.  The website is also directly liked to Schoop.
Schoop -Golftyn is proud to announce that it is one of the very first schools to adopt a new app for schools called Schoop to improve the way we communicate with you.
We send out all letters, newsletters and messages to you using Schoop. We hope that this will further improve communication with you, no more lost letters or children forgetting to give you a message.
How to use the Schoop App

If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet

  1. Open the web browser (e.g. Safari or Google Chrome) and go to https://schoop.co.uk
  2. Click the button to download the FREE app, then install and open it
  3. Enter our Schoop ID 5611
  4. Add the years and groups relevant to you
  5. That’s it – you’re in the loop!

If you have a Windows Mobile, Blackberry, PC or Mac

  1. Go to schoop.co.uk
  2. Enter our Schoop ID: 5611
  3. Add your email address and choose relevant years and groups
  4. Select your preferred language, if applicable.
  5. Click CONFIRM, and you’re in the loop!

Need help? Please don’t contact the school. Schoop will answer any of your questions.
Go to: www.schoop.co.uk and click on Support, or send an email to support@schoop.co.uk

 
School Gateway on-line payment facility enables you to make payments for school meals, trips and clubs via Instant Bank Transfer, debit or credit card.

     What you need to do  
Activate your School Gateway account. It’s quick and easy to do. All you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you.
Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone)
OR
Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway.
 If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please email school gomail@hwbmail.net  with your email address or pop into the school office to give your up to date mobile number and we’ll update the details on our system. 
 
Keeping us up to date with information

P  Please inform us immediately of any change of address, telephone number or contact       details any other relevant information which we need to be aware of relating to your           child. 

   Once a year in the autumn term we will ask you to check a Data Collection Sheet for your child. T this sheet is a record of all of the information we hold on our database for your child - Please in      inform us immediately if any of the information is incorrect so that we can update our        records.

K
 


Important information - please read

27 Mar 2017

 GOLFTYN C.P. SCHOOL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS
 
In order to support a peaceful and safe school environment the school cannot tolerate parents, guardians, carers and visitors exhibiting the following whilst on school premises and for communications involving use of email and social media:
 
  • Disruptive behaviour which interferes or threatens to interfere with the operation of a classroom, staff member’s office, office area or any other area of the school grounds including team matches
  • Using loud and/or offensive language, swearing, cursing, using profane language or displaying anti-social behaviour
  • Threatening to do actual bodily harm to a member of school staff, Governor, visitor, fellow parent/carer or pupil regardless of whether or not the behaviour constitutes a criminal offence
  • Actual physical violence against any other person on school premises
  • Damaging or destroying school property/threatening to damage or destroy property
  • Abusive or threatening e-mails or text/voicemail/’phone messages or other written and/or electronic communication
  • Defamatory, offensive or derogatory comments regarding the school or any of the pupils/parent/staff at the school on Facebook or other social network sites. (See Appendix 1) Any concerns you may have about the school must be made through the appropriate school procedure. Normally this is done by speaking to the class teacher, the assistant headteacher or finally the Headteacher or the Chair of Governors, so they can be dealt with fairly, appropriately and effectively for all concerned
  • The use of physical aggression towards another adult or child. This includes physical punishment against your own child on school premises
  • Approaching another parent/guardian/carer’s child in order to discuss or chastise them because of the actions of this child towards their own child. (Such an approach to a child may be seen to be an assault on that child and may have legal consequences)
  • Smoking and consumption of alcohol or other drugs, or in possession of, whilst on school property

 
Should any of the above behaviour occur on school premises the school may contact the appropriate authorities and if necessary refuse the offending person(s) entry to the school grounds
 
We trust that parents and carers will assist our school with the implementation of this policy and we thank you for your continuing support of the school.
 


Appendix 1
Inappropriate use of Social Network Site
 
Social media websites are being used increasingly to fuel campaigns and complaints against schools, Headteachers, school staff, and in some cases other parents/pupils.  The Governors of our school consider the use of social media websites in this way as unacceptable and not in the best interests of the children or the whole school community.
 
Any concerns you may have must be made through the appropriate channels by speaking to the class teacher, then the assistant headteacher and then the Headteacher or the Chair of Governors, so they can be dealt with fairly, appropriately and effectively for all concerned.
 
In the event that any pupil or parent/carer of a child/ren being educated in our schools is found to be posting libellous or defamatory comments on Facebook or other social network sites, they will be reported to the appropriate ‘report abuse’ section of the network site.  All social network sites have clear rules about the content which can be posted on the site and they provide robust mechanisms to report contact or activity which breaches this.  The school will also expect that any parent/carer or pupil removes such comments immediately.  In serious cases the school will also consider its legal options to deal with any such misuse of social networking and other sites.
 
Additionally, and perhaps more importantly is the issue of cyber bullying and the use by one child or a parent to publicly humiliate another by inappropriate social network entry.  We will take and deal with this as a serious incident of school bullying.
 
Thankfully such incidents are extremely rare.
 
NOTICE TO PARENTS/VISITORS
  
"Should any parent/visitor to the school exhibit disruptive or abusive behaviour on school premises the school will contact the appropriate authorities and if necessary refuse the offending person(s) entry to the school grounds until further notice"
 
 

Welsh National Tests Timetable

22 Mar 2017

 

Numeracy - Procedural

Numeracy - Reasoning

Reading - English

Year 2

Date

4/5/17
10am

Date

8/5/17
10am

Date

3/5/17
9:30am

Time

Time

Time

Year 3

Date

9/5/17
9.15 am

Date

8/5/17
9.15 am

Date

3/5/17
9:30am

Time

Time

Time

Year 4

Date

5/5/17
9.15 am

Date

8/5/17
9.15 am

Date

3/5/17
9.30 am

Time

Time

Time

Year 5

Date

8/5/17
9.30

Date

9/5/17
9.30am

Date

3/5/17
9.30am

Time

Time

Time

Year 6

Date

8/5/17
9.30am

Date

9/5/17
9.30am

Date

4/5/17
9.30am

Time

Time

Time

Easter Bingo and Raffle night poster

17 Mar 2017

Bingo night poster

Easter Bingo and Raffle

16 Mar 2017

Easter Bingo and Raffle
Thursday 6th April – Eyes Down at 6.30pm in the School Hall
(doors open from 6pm)
 
To raise funds for essential resources, we are holding a bingo evening for pupils and their parents, guardians and relatives, everyone is welcome!  (Pupils must be accompanied by an adult please).  On the night there will also be games, sweet stalls and other prizes.
 
Easter Bingo -
If you would like to play bingo it costs £5 per person per seat for 5 games of bingo.
Please could you fill in and return the order form below to school with your payment in a sealed envelope clearly marked with your child’s name, class and number of seats required.  Your bingo tickets will be given to you when you arrive on bingo night.
 
Easter Raffle -
We are sending home 3 sheets of raffle tickets. Tickets cost 50p per ticket. 
There are some fantastic prizes including a £50 cash prize, £50 voucher for Coast Road Furniture, £25 voucher for the Halfway House, a chocolate hamper and many other prizes. 
We would be very grateful if you could buy or sell the raffle tickets, fill in the stubs then cut off and return the stubs and payment to school in an envelope with your child’s name and class on.
We have printed the raffle tickets ourselves to save £150 in printing costs and hope you don’t mind cutting them.  The raffle will be drawn on bingo night.
 
Monday 3rd April will be a NON UNIFORM day in return for donations of Easter eggs, sweets and chocolate which will be used for additional bingo prizes.
 
We would be very grateful if any parents are willing to help beforehand or on the night, please let us know in the school office if you are available.
 
We do hope you will come along to enjoy the fun and games on Bingo night and support us with this fundraising event.
 
Many thanks, Mrs Cooper
 

Online Payment System Information

08 Mar 2017

Dear Parents,

 

We’re making communication easier, faster and more effective

I’m pleased to advise that we’ve introduced a new service - ‘School Gateway’.

 

You are now able to make payments via Instant Bank Transfer, debit or credit card, for school meals and trips. There is a minimum payment of £10.50 for dinners, any credit will be carried forward.

 

What you need to do now

Activate your School Gateway account. It’s quick and easy to do. All you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you.

 

Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone)

 

OR

 

Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway.

 

If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please email school (gomail@hwbmail.net) with your email address and child's name and class or pop into the school office to give your up to date mobile number and we’ll update the details on our system. 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher

 

 


Eisteddfod performance

01 Mar 2017

We had a lovely Eisteddfod  assembly today to celebrate St David's Day. 
Some of the classes who took part will be performing the assembly again for parents on Wednesday 8th March 2017 at 9.15 a.m. in the school hall.
Parents of children in the Criw Cymraeg, 4KW, 5CB, and 6SK are invited to attend.
3SP will perform their song during the Numeracy activity on the afternoon of the 8th March.
We look forward to seeing you.
Diolch.

St. David's Day and World Book Day fundraising

01 Mar 2017

To celebrate St.David's Day and World Book Day we have teamed up with all the schools, Hwb and Coleg Cambria in Connah's Quay to raise money for the Welsh Air Ambulance Service.
We are asking if you could kindly send in a donation to school by Friday.
This money will then be collected and the final sum from all the educational settings will be presented to the Welsh Air Ambulance Service on behalf of the Connah's Quay community.

New procedures for entering school

15 Feb 2017

Dear Parents
 
Following the Parent Council meeting on Monday 6th February, they felt that procedures for entering school in the morning in Foundation Phase should be changed.
 
From after February Half term, week beginning Monday 27th February the following procedures will apply:
 
  • All doors will be opened by a member of staff at 8.50am. The member of staff will remain on the door greeting pupils until it is locked at 9.00am. After this time please sign in at the main entrance office.
  • Please can pupils line up or be handed over at the allocated door. Parents will no longer be able to come into the classroom or school building.

 
The children will come in through the following doors:
 
Mrs Jones’ class – Class door
Miss Owen’s class – Usual Infant entrance
Miss Lewis’ class - Usual Infant entrance
Mr O’Loughlin’s class – Class door
Miss Thompson’s class – Class door
Mrs Vale’s class - Usual Infant entrance
 
These new procedures should tighten security within school and alleviate congestion and time wasted for busy parents.
 
Regards
 
Nicola Cooper 
 
Dear Parents
 
Following the Parent Council meeting on Monday 6th February, they felt that procedures for entering school in the morning in Foundation Phase should be changed.
 
From after February Half term, week beginning Monday 27th February the following procedures will apply:
 
  • All doors will be opened by a member of staff at 8.50am. The member of staff will remain on the door greeting pupils until it is locked at 9.00am. After this time please sign in at the main entrance office.
  • Please can pupils line up or be handed over at the allocated door. Parents will no longer be able to come into the classroom or school building.

 
The children will come in through the following doors:
 
Mrs Jones’ class – Class door
Miss Owen’s class – Usual Infant entrance
Miss Lewis’ class - Usual Infant entrance
Mr O’Loughlin’s class – Class door
Miss Thompson’s class – Class door
Mrs Vale’s class - Usual Infant entrance
 
These new procedures should tighten security within school and alleviate congestion and time wasted for busy parents.
 
Regards
 
Nicola Cooper 
 

Golftyn school uniform from Tesco - amended link to website

08 Feb 2017

Please see the attached information leaflet.
Order on-line at
http://www.tesco.com/direct/golftyn-cp-school/13018.school?source=others
 
Tesco page 1
Tesco page 2
Information leaflets will also be sent home with pupils.
 
Golftyn uniform is also still available from Forrester Sports in Mold.

On-line payment facilityinformation

06 Feb 2017

We are in the process of setting up an on-line payment facility which will enable parents to make on-line payments for school meals and trips.  
If you would like to be set up for this facility we will need your e-mail address in preparation for use.
Please e-mail your child's name and class to gomail@hwbmail.net
Many thanks.
 
 
 
 
 

Mold Leisure Centre Half Term Holiday Activity Programme

06 Feb 2017

Mold Half term holiday programme

Mold Leisure Centre Half Term Holiday Activity Programme

06 Feb 2017

Mold Leisure Centre Holiday Programme
February Half Term Holiday - Monday 20th February to Friday 24th February 2017
Activities include:
4-7 yr age group - Early age games and coordination skills.
8-13 yr age group - Dodgeball, Football, Hockey, Squash, Water polo, Fun games.
Swimming sessions available for all Waves, Rookies, Kayaking and Pool Inflatable
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
 It will be advisable to book and pay for your child/rens’ place on any activity in advance this summer as there are limited spaces available and bookings will NOT be taken on the day.
                                             BOOKINGS
 
  • Mold Leisure Centre Reception     01352 704330

 

If you require further information of the holiday programme contact Lee Tovey on 01352 704337 or Wes Billings on 01352 704343.

 

If you require any assistance regarding the current level/ability of your child for swimming activities contact Wes Billings on 01352 704343 or email: wes.billings@flintshire.gov.uk

 
*** It is your duty as parent / carer / guardian to provide any medical information that we should be aware of prior to start of activity.
All Swimming activities have a minimum age of 5 years old and MUST follow the criteria for each session as explained inside this leaflet.
All dry side activities are aged between 7 years and 13 years old unless stated otherwise.

DROP OFF POLICY

 
Staff will be available prior to start time for registration of children, however, parents/ guardians / carers MUST be available to pick their child up at the finish time of the session.
 
ACTIVITIES / WHAT TO BRING / WEAR
 

  • Swimming kit must be brought for all swimming sessions.
  • Rookies and Kayak sessions require a t shirt to be worn in the pool over swimming costume.
  • Sports kit for all dry side activities (T shirt, shorts, trainers etc)
  • Sessions are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Equipment is provided for all sessions, however, your child is welcome to bring their own.
  • Drinks and snacks are not supplied as part of the session so please bring your own if needed.

 
 
 

SWIMMING PROGRAMME

Course Description

Dates of course

Time of course

Price

Wave 1
(3 day course)

Tuesday 21st February – Thursday 23rd February
 

12.15pm – 12:45pm
(More times available if full)

£FREE

Wave 2
(3 day course)

Tuesday 21st February – Thursday 23rd February
 

12.15pm – 12:45pm
(More times available if full)

£FREE

Wave 3
(5 day course)

Monday 20th February – Friday 24th February
 

9.00am – 9:30am

£18
(5 for the price of 4)

Wave 4 / Wave 5 (Joint class)
(5 day course)

Monday 20th February – Friday 24th February
 

9.00am – 9:30am

£18
(5 for the price of 4)

Wave 6 (including advanced, link etc.)
*Lane swimming*
(3 day course)

Monday 20th
Wednesday 22nd
Friday 24th

11.00am – 11:45am

£13.50
 

Kayaking skills session

Wednesday 22nd February

9:30am – 10:30am

£4.50

 

1-1 Intensive swimming lessons

Monday 20th February– Friday 24th February

Contact direct regarding times available. Times may vary each day.

£50 (5x 1-1 lessons)
£30 (3x 1-1 lessons)

Pool Inflatable

Monday 20th February
and
Friday 24th February

12:00pm – 1:00pm

£3.00 per session

 
*Please note, the Wave 6 + advanced session will be a lane swimming session. If you don’t think your child would be comfortable or strong enough swimming lengths of the pool then please contact direct for alternatives.
 
 
 
 
 
The following sessions run on Tuesday 21st February and Thursday 23rd February from 10:00am to 12:00pm
 
Mold Leisure Centre Holiday Club
 

4 TO 7 YEAR OLDS

Tuesday

Thursday

Music Based Session
Multi-Sport
Parachute

Bouncy Castle
Multi-Sport
Fun Time

£PRICE

£4.80 Per Session

£4.80 Per Session

 
 
 

7 TO 13 YEAR
OLDS

Tuesday

Thursday

Waterpolo
Dodgeball / Cheerleading

Fun Pool Games
Football / Squash

£PRICE

£4.80 Per Session

£4.80 Per Session

Parent Governor Vacancy

03 Feb 2017

Dear Parent,

 

ELECTION OF PARENT GOVERNOR – VACANCY NOTICE

 

We currently have one Parent Governor vacancy at our school and we are looking for nominations from parents to fill this vacancy.

 

What is a Governor?

Governors make decisions about how our school is run and they have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. The Governing Body meets at least once a term at school, usually in the evening.  Committees are set up sometimes to deal with specific issues and committee meetings will be arranged as necessary.  All Governors are provided with help, training and support by Flintshire County Council, and regular evening classes are held throughout the scholastic year.

 

Parent Governor

To be eligible for nomination, Parent Governors must have a child at our school and only other parents can make nominations. The term of office for all Governors is four years (or until resignation) and they may be re-elected. All Governors have equal status and voting rights.

 

How to nominate a parent for election as Parent Governor

Nominations must be made on an official nomination form, seconded by another parent and signed by the nominated person. If you would like a nomination form please call into the school office to collect one. The completed form should be returned to me, as Acting Returning Officer, no later than 3.00 pm on Friday 17th February.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mrs N Cooper

Headteacher

(Acting Returning Officer)

 


Message from Cambrian Aquatics (Connah's Quay Swimming Pool)

03 Feb 2017

 

Cambrian Aquatics Ltd

Cambrian Aquatics Sports Centre
Wepre Drive
Connah's Quay, CH5 4HA
www.cambrianaquatics.com
lessons@cambrianaquatics.com


February Half term lessons and activity programme is now available
Booking in advanced is required 
Book now to avoid disappointment. 


5 day intensive lessons
Monday - Friday
30 minutes
9 am - 11am
Group lessons £25
or
5 day 1-2-1 lesson £50

Introduction into Kayaking
Tuesday & Friday 11.00 -12.00
1hr Session £6 per session
To attend Kayaking children need to have achieved Wave 5 or 50 metres

Adult and Child Lessons
Tuesday & Friday 11.00 -12.00
1hr Session £5 per session
30 minutes instructed and 30 minutes free time
This session is in the learner pool and aimed at babies, toddlers and pre-school

Kids Fun Club
Monday 13.00-15.00
Thursday 11.30 -13.30
2hr session 4 -12yrs
£8 per Child
1hr water based activities (Our staff will accompany children in the water, no parents required to get wet) 
1hr dry side Arts and Craft

Please email lessons@cambrianaquatics.com or call 01244 956595 Monday-Friday after 4pm or weekends for more information or to book a space.



 

Message from Flintshire Council

27 Jan 2017

Dear Parent / Guardian,
RE: Home to School, SEN and Post 16 Transport Applications
The Integrated Transport Unit has recently reviewed the timing of transport applications. The process is normally administered during the summer break (August); however, we recognise that this can present some delay in completing the process in time for the beginning of the academic year (September). In order to remedy matters, we are asking for all transport applications to be returned to the Integrated Transport Unit by no later than 1st April 2017.
An application form is enclosed and also available to download on the Council’s web site (www.flintshire.gov.uk/schooltransport) In respect of applications for admission to Secondary School (Year 7), you will be notified of the outcome of your application on 1st March 2017.
We would welcome early applications for school transport as soon as possible after this date, and by the deadline of 30th April 2017.
In respect of applications for admission to Primary School (Reception), you will be notified of the outcome of your application on 18 April 2017. Again, we would urge parents to submit an application for school transport as soon as possible after this date, and by the deadline of 30th April 2017. The Integrated Transport Unit will be tendering all existing transport contracts and is required to administer a full route optimisation exercise on all routes during May 2017. This will ensure an efficient supply of provision in time for the beginning of the academic year.
It is important to note that all applications received after 30th April 2017 will not be processed until September 2017 (after the school term begins). Parents are advised that you may experience significant delay if submitting a late application (after 30th April 2017).
If you require any further advice in relation to this matter, please contact: School.transport@flintshire.gov.uk
Yours sincerely, Ceri Hansom Integrated Transport Unit Manager On behalf of Chief Officer (Streetscene & Transportation)

Parent's Evening Information

26 Jan 2017

PARENT’S EVENINGS


 
Parent’s Evenings will be on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th February.
You are invited into school to discuss your child/children’s general progress with the teachers.
There will not be a Parent’s Evening for Nursery this time.
 
Both evenings will be from 4.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.  A 10-minute appointment will be made with your child’s teacher.    
In order that we can try to arrange the appointments to suit you please can you fill in the slip which will be sent home with your child and return it to school with your ELDEST CHILD by Wednesday February 1st. 
If you do have a preference for a particular time or evening the appointment will be made on a first come first served basis.
 
Unless we hear otherwise, an appointment will be made for every pupil with their class teacher.
You will be informed of the time and day of appointment by Tuesday 7th February.
 
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the evenings. 
 

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