Golftyn C.P. School

Valentine's Day theme menu - Thursday 14th February

13 Feb 2019

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Valentine's Day theme menu 

Spaghetti Bolognese with garlic bread

or

Crispy Fish Fillet

Potato Wedges

Sweetcorn

and

Cooks Special Shortbread

 

Prizes to be won !!

 


Aura Leisure Half term activity programme

07 Feb 2019

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Wales under 15 girls football match

06 Feb 2019

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Online Safety Newsletter

29 Jan 2019

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Y4 Tudor Roadshow Tuesday 22nd January 2019

21 Jan 2019

Tuesday 22nd January 2019
In recent years, Mr Griffiths and Mrs K. Williams have helped  to train a number of trainee teachers. The school receives a small amount of money for us doing so. We have been saving this money and have decided to use it to fund a very special Tudor roadshow by the Living History Hub, at no cost to parents. Here is a brief synopsis:
The plan is to look at what life was like for a child, jobs they would have had to do, languages they spoke, the king and his wives (including the beheadings re-enacted with a water melon!).  The children will be making a King’s Seal which gave the King ultimate power and then we will be making some stained glass windows too.
 
We will ensure that there are lots of photos on Seesaw for you to see how much fun we have and hopefully this day will inspire the children to complete the follow up work.
 
Mrs K. Williams and Mr. Griffiths
 
 

 

Year 4 trip to CQ Heritage Centre

10 Jan 2019

Dear Parents,
As Part of the 'Our Back Yard' project,  an ibeacon digital trail is being created for Connah's Quay. Our pupils have been invited to help to develop ideas and content for the App. 
We will walk to the Quay Waterman's Association Heritage Centre on the docks for the day on each date. We would walk down to the heritage centre and then carry out various activities relating to the heritage of the docks and River Dee. We would aim to leave school at 9.15am and then return by 2.30pm. Children will need a warm coat and a packed lunch. A packed lunch can be ordered from the kitchen if required.
There is no cost for this trip however please give your consent for your child to attend via School Gateway.
As part of this activity, the organizers have asked for the children to complete a short homework task, if possible: 
Connah’s Quay Community Digital Trail is an exciting new project led by the Our Backyard Project to work with local schools and communities to create a digital trail to showcase the rich industrial and natural heritage of Connah’s Quay.
The Trail will link the town with the estuary and will highlight open spaces such as Wepre Park, Central Park, Princess Park and Golftyn Park. It will be part of the North East Wales app that is available to download for free from the App Store or Google Play.
 We need as many memories and photo’s as we can. Please spend 30 minutes speaking to grandparents or parents. Here are some suggested questions:
How did you spend your spare time?
What was school like and which ones did you go to?
Did you visit Wepre Park or play in any of the other parks?
Did you visit the docks? Did ships still load and unload cargoes there?
Were the steam trains still running and what were they like?
What factories and brickworks were open?
Thanks,
Mrs K.Williams and Mr. Griffiths

Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Information Event for Parents

10 Jan 2019

Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Information Event for Parents
  
Flintshire Parent Partnership Service is working in partnership with the Additional Learning Needs Transformation Lead for North Wales.
 
They are holding an information event on Thursday 17th January 2019 at the following venues
Session 1- MOLD
Thursday 17th January 2019 3.15pm-4.30pm – Grosvenor Hall (Derby and Joan club),
Grosvenor Street, Mold. CH7 1EJ
Session 2 - CONNAHS QUAY
Thursday 17th January 2019 6pm-7.30pm – Connahs Quay Town Council Office,
Fron Road, Connahs Quay. CH5 4PJ
 
The information event is free and the purpose of the event is to help families understand:
* How the new Additional Learning Needs (ALN) system will work
* What changes to expect and when
* What the new Individual Development Plan (IDP) will look like
* What happens next
* Q & A
*
If you would like to attend either of the sessions, please contact Parent Partnership service on 01352 706840 or email parent@flintshirecab.cabnet.org.uk to book your place.
 
 

Year 4 Athletics and swimming

20 Dec 2018

Dear Parents,

 

Year 4 – Swimming Lessons/Athletics

 

After Christmas, Year 4 will be attending sessions 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 12.40 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. for this term. The first lesson will be Monday 14th January 2019. 

 

1st Half term (14/1 – 4/2)   –       Swimming – Mrs K.Williams (4 sessions)

                                         Athletics – Mr Griffiths (4 sessions)

2nd Half Term (4/3 – 25/3)   -      Swimming – Mr Griffiths (4 sessions)

                                         Athletics – Mrs K.Williams (4 sessions)

                       

The children will be escorted by members of Golftyn staff.  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 £2.85 per pupil, athletics to £1.50 per pupil and the coach to transport the pupils costs £100 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 see a total of £24. This can be paid in installments to suit you. Please can the first payment be made by Monday, 14th January 2019 .

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs Cooper

 

Headteacher


Online safety newsletter

11 Dec 2018

online-safety-newsletter-dec-2018_golftyn.pdf

Aura Christmas Activities

06 Dec 2018

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Christmas dinner menu

03 Dec 2018

Christmas dinner menu 2018

Golftyn Christmas Fayre information

28 Nov 2018

christmas fayre poster.pdf

Lower Junior Party Day

28 Nov 2018

Lower Junior Party Day Arrangements
Thursday 20th December 2018
 
The children need to come in to school in Christmas fancy dress, the more unusual and imaginative the better!
They will have their lunch as normal then will have a party afternoon.
The arrangements are as follows:
1-1.30 p.m. Fancy Dress competition. There will be a first and second place for each class.
1.30 – 2 p.m. Party Games
2-210 p.m.  Break time
2.10 – 2.30 p.m. Party buffet
2.30 – 3.20 p.m.  Disco in the school hall
3.20 p.m.  Home time. Children will leave school from the usual doors.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

School meal Theme day on Thursday 29th November - Mexican Fiesta

28 Nov 2018

MEXICAN FIESTA DAY! – THURSDAY 29TH NOVEMBER

 

ZESTY QUORN FAJITA

BBQ PULLED PORK TORTILLA BOATS

POTATO WEDGES

MEXICAN SWEETCORN

RINGED DOUGHNUTS

PRIZES TO BE WON

                           FACEBOOK: NEWYDD SCHOOL MEALS

     TWITTER: @NEWYDDCATERING

KEEP UPDATED ON WHAT'S HAPPENING AT NEWYDD: WWW.NEWYDD.WALES

 

Flintshire Family Information Service

27 Nov 2018

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Foundation Phase Party Day Arrangements

21 Nov 2018

Arrangements for Party Day
Thursday 20th 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.

Connah's Quay light switch on

19 Nov 2018

Connahs Quay light switch on poster 2018.pdf

Free School Meal Information

15 Nov 2018

Did you know ?
  • for every pupil who is entitled to free school meals, school automatically receives vital extra funding which is used for valuable resources 
  • your child will have a fresh, healthy and nutritious meal from a new menu on a 3 week cycle

 
If you think you may be entitled please apply for ‘Free School Meals’ as soon as possible as you will also be helping your school.  Many thanks.
 
How to apply for Free School Meals
The electronic application form is on the Flintshire CC website (see link below)
http://golftyncp.wales/wp-admin/_wp_link_placeholderhttps://secure.flintshire.gov.uk/Benefits/Viewer-VicForms.asp?user=anon&Form=Free%20School%20Meals%20(1.0).wdf
If you need further information please call in to the school office. All enquiries are dealt with in confidence.
Who qualifies for Free School Meals?
Children and young people attending school on a full time basis may be entitled to receive free school meals (FSM).
Below is the criteria for eligibility for FSM if parent(s) are in receipt of any of the following:
* Income Support
* Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
* Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
* Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
* Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and their annual income does not exceed £16,190
* Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
* Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
* Universal Credit
Young people who receive Income Related Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit, Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance in their own right may also be eligible to receive FSM.
The child will also need to be attending school full time, which can include full days at nursery and sixth form students. In order for your child to receive FSM, you will need to fill out an application form and send it to the local authority. This form can normally be collected from your child’s school.
Young people attending Further Education Institutions are not eligible for FSM.
 

November Online Safety Newletter

14 Nov 2018

online-safety-newsletter-nov-2018.pdf

Please see article in News & Engagement which we have been asked to send by STEM Returners.

12 Nov 2018
STEM Returners programme running in Flintshire with ACE Lifts
 
Have you taken a career break from an engineering or a technical sector and wish to return? Are you working below your experience in a different sector? Do you have an engineering or technical degree that you aren’t using? Do you just wish to transfer sectors but don’t have any experience? If so this could be the opportunity for you!  We are currently sourcing candidates for the ACE Lifts ‘STEM Returners’ programme, a 13 week, fully paid and supported return to work programme starting in February 2019 in Flintshire.  All candidates will also have the opportunity to obtain a permanent role at the end of the programme.  No career break is too long, register to return to STEM today! For more information please visit www.stemreturners.com or email hello@stemreturners.com.
 

Cobralife EMERGENCY SITUATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME After school Club Information

10 Nov 2018

Cobralife who are currently working with Year 5 pupils are offering pupils from Year 3 to Year 6 the opportunity to join their after school school club sessions which will be here at Golftyn School on Wednesdays for 6 weeks, commencing on Wednesday 14th November from 3.20pm to 4.20pm.
Please read on for further information if you are interested:
 
AFTER SCHOOL EMERGENCY SITUATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

Teaching confidence and competence to manage a variety of emergency situations


Golftyn CP School and Cobra Life are proudly working in partnership to bring YOUR child this exciting opportunity at a hugely reduced rate.
We are offering only a very limited number of pupils the chance to participate in an after school programme taught by a fully qualified, insured, enhanced DBS checked, first aid trained instructor.

Karate for Kids:


– Improves discipline in the children
– Enhances self-esteem
– Improves listening skills, makes them more obedient
– Improves socialising skills
– Provides physical fitness and improves healthy living
– Improves motor skills and coordination
– Avoid obesity
– Educates and prepares against bullying
– Stress management
– Improves sense of respect for elders, peers, and people around them
– Promotes the skill and sense of resolving the conflicts without violence, yes truly it does!
There’s a spot for your child.
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If you are interested and would like book a place for your child to attend the club please apply and pay online via the following link:
https://cobralife.co.uk/golftyn/

Children in Need- Wacky Clothes Day

08 Nov 2018

Children in Need 2019

Christmas Concert Informtion

07 Nov 2018

Christmas Concerts

Please find below the calendar of Christmas concerts taking place at school this year.

Class

Date

Times

Venue

Seats Available

Nursery A

Thursday 13th December

10.30am

School Hall

Unlimited

Nursery B

Thursday 13th December

2pm

School Hall

Unlimited

Reception

Thursday 6th December

1.30pm and 5pm

School Hall

Unlimited

Year 1

Tuesday 4th December

6pm

St. Marks Church

Unlimited

Year 2

Tuesday 11th December

1.30pm and 6pm

School Hall

Unlimited

Year 3 & 4

Wednesday 12th December

1.30pm and 6pm

School Hall

2 tickets per child per show

Year 5 & 6

Monday 10th December

6pm

St. Marks Church

Unlimited

 

Seats will go on sale on School Gateway on Monday 12th November. This year we will not be sending tickets home but will check off lists at each concert.

We will not be able to refund any tickets purchased above the limited number or no longer required.

Any spare places for the Year 3 & 4 concerts will go on sale on School Gateway on Thursday 6th December.

School Gateway has been improved and you will be able to add multiple concerts to your basket when using the App, hopefully this will make the process easier.

Please amend the payment box for the number of seats you would like e.g. 1 ticket £2, 2 tickets £4.


Foundation Phase Trip to the Pantomime

06 Nov 2018

Foundation Phase Trip to the Pantomime


 
We would like to take the children this year on the last Monday of term – December 17th to see Aladdin at Rhyl Pavilion Theatre.       
 
The cost is £10 to cover admission to the theatre, transport and an ice-cream, the remainder of the cost 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 Monday 3rd 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.

Aura Leisure Half Term Activities

12 Oct 2018

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STAND Newsletter

11 Oct 2018

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Online Safety Newsletter

08 Oct 2018

online-safety-newsletter-oct-2018

Annual Report from Governors

08 Oct 2018

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Application for a place in Reception Class

01 Oct 2018

 

         To Parents of All Nursery Pupils

Your Ref/Eich Cyf

 

Our Ref/Ein Cyf

 

Date/Dyddiad

September 2018

Ask for/Gofynner am

Primary School Admissions

Direct Dial/Rhif Union

01352 704073

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parent

 

Admission to Primary School September 2019

 

          Your child will be starting in the reception class in September 2019. 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 2019’ detailing the admissions procedure. A list of all schools is also available.

 

          The ‘Guide to Education Services 2019’ 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 2019’ 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:

01/10/18

01/10/18 – 23/11/18

23/11/18

26/11/18 – 01/03/19

16/04/19

 

          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


Year 4 Welsh Industries week

20 Sep 2018

Dear Parents,
 
Year 4 Welsh Industries Week w/c 1st October 2018
As you will be aware, our current topic is all about industries in Wales: both past and present. The children will be carrying out a number of activities linked to these industries and as part of this, we would like to invite parents or grandparents to pop in to talk to the children about their job.
We would be very grateful if you could give up half an hour of your time to pop in to give an outline of your job and to answer a few questions from the children. You can come in to your own child’s class or spend 30 minutes in each of the Year 4 classes.
 
Please indicate below when you will be available and which class you would prefer to speak to:
 
Week commencing 1st October 2018

 

9.15 – 9.45

9.45 – 10.15

11.00 – 11.30

13.30 – 14.00

14.30 – 14.45

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 


 
       I prefer to speak to 4KW
       I prefer to speak to 4PG
       I am happy to speak to each class.
 
We will send out a timetable once we know who can join us.
 
Thank you in advance.
Mrs K. Williams and Mr. P. Griffiths
 
 

Flintshire Choir Auditions

18 Sep 2018

 Message from Flintshire County Council Music Service
Dear Parent / Guardian
 
FLINTSHIRE JUNIOR COUNTY CHOIR 2018/19
 
It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that we will once again be running our highly successful Junior Choir. 
 
Rehearsals will commence on Saturday 29th September 2018, with auditions for potential new members at the Glanrafon Youth Centre, Glanrafon Road, Mold, CH7 1PA between 10:00am and 1:00pm. 
 
All future rehearsals (please see attached list of dates) will also take place on Saturday mornings at the same time. There will be one short break during the rehearsal to enable pupils to have a drink and a light snack, so please bring these refreshments with you.
 
We are unable to provide transport and therefore ask parents to make their own travel arrangements. Parking at Glanfaron Youth Centre is limited so you are requested to make use of the Co-op/New Street Car Park adjacent to the centre. Please collect pupils promptly at the end of the rehearsal as we are unable to take responsibility for their safety and supervision after 1.15pm.
 
There is no charge for our existing members who are in receipt of Flintshire Music Service lessons.   All other pupils who are educated or resident in Flintshire will be able to access the Junior County Choir at a cost of £45 for the year.  
 
Please complete the attached registration form if your son/daughter wishes to audition to be a member of the choir by 26th September 2018. The form may be emailed to music.service@flintshire.gov.uk or posted to Flintshire Music Service, Junior County Choir, Flintshire Music Service, County Hall, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 6ND.
 
 
 
 
 
ATM/EI 12 September 2018 Music Service 01352 704170
 
 
Schedule of Rehearsal Dates
 
Date Venue Time
29/09/18 Saturday Glanrafon Youth Centre 10:00 – 1:00
20/10/18 Saturday Glanrafon Youth Centre 10:00 – 1:00
24/11/18 Saturday Glanrafon Youth Centre 10:00 – 1:00
15/12/18 Saturday Glanrafon Youth Centre 10:00 – 1:00
19/01/19 Saturday Glanrafon Youth Centre 10:00 – 1:00
16/02/19 Saturday Glanrafon Youth Centre 10:00 – 1:00
16/03/19 Saturday Glanrafon Youth Centre 10:00 – 1:00
30/03/19 Saturday Glanrafon Youth Centre 10:00 – 1:00
04/04/19  Thursday 
Annual Concert 
Theatr Clwyd 7:00 – 9:30
 
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
 
ALED T MARSHMAN
Flintshire Music Service Manager
 
FLINTSHIRE COUNTY MUSIC SCHOOL 2018/19
 
Registration details for Flintshire Junior County Choir to be completed by Parent/Carer (please print):
 
Name: School:
DoB: Tutor:
Email address:
Home Address of pupil:
Name of adult to be contacted in an emergency:
Contact telephone number (s) during
rehearsals (i.e. 4.00pm – 5.30pm):
Note any relevant medical conditions, prescribed
medications or treatment currently received:
Member’s doctor’s contact details:
 
Rehearsals are held on one SATURDAY every month at GLANRAFON YOUTH CENTRE, MOLD between 10.00am and 1.00pm. (Dates of all rehearsals are shown on the attached letter).
 
I wish my child to take part in the FLINTSHIRE JUNIOR COUNTY CHOIR
and attach payment of £45 (cheques made payable to “Flintshire County Council”)           
or       
am in receipt of Flintshire Music Service Lessons (no Junior Choir payment due)             
 
I understand that the LA is unable to take responsibility for the safety and supervision of my child before 9.50am or after 1.15pm.  I undertake to make the necessary arrangements to transport my child to and from rehearsals at Glanrafon Youth Centre in Mold.                  
 
We would like to send you e-mail correspondence about Flintshire Music School and other Music Service activities. Please tick the box if you wish to receive correspondence by e-mail:  
 
Please tick the box if you consent to your child’s photograph/video to be used for publicity purposes: 
 
Signed Parent/Guardian: __________________________________________  Date:  _________________
 
Please return to: Flintshire Music Service, Junior County Choir, Education and Youth, County Hall, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 6ND
 
NB:  THE EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER DURING MUSIC SCHOOL IS:   07768738485
 
Your personal data will be processed by Flintshire Music Service for the specific purpose of Music Service activities only. We will keep this data for 13 months only and will not share with any other organisation. If you think that Flintshire Music Service has mishandled your personal data at any time you can make a complaint to the information Commissioners Office by visiting their website or by calling  their helpline on 0303 123 1113

Parents Evening

17 Sep 2018

Dear Parents,

 

 

UPPER JUNIOR PARENTS’ EVENING

 

Each year during the first term we feel it is important for parents to come along to our parents’ evening. This is an opportunity for you to:

 

  • Meet your child’s teacher
  • Learn about the curriculum for the year (including our new scheme of work for SRE – sex and relationship education)
  • Find out about homework, PE, trips etc
  • Discuss any issues that may have arisen during the first couple of weeks of the new school year.

 

 

We feel that by holding this parents’ evening, it is the best way to help you to help your child settle into their new class and year group. We will have a formal parents’ evening in February and a full report at the end of the school year.

 

The evening will take place on WEDNESDAY 3RD OCTOBER at 5pm-5:30pm.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher

 


Message from Mold Alun High School

14 Sep 2018

Mold Alun School Open Day – Monday 24th September
Dear Parent/Carer,
 
The staff and students of the Alun School are pleased to invite you to our Open Day on Monday 24th September.  We are delighted to have this opportunity to share the work of our school.
During the afternoon tours will be available and in the evening there will be displays of work, activities and competitions.
Tours of the school last for one hour and will start at 1.45pm.  In the evening, the school will be open between 6.00pm and 8.00pm and a large number of students will be available to show you their work. There will be a short talk about the school at 6.45pm in the Daniel Owen Hall. A repeat talk will be available at 7.15pm.
If you would like to take advantage of an afternoon tour, please contact the school to book a place.
We look forward to meeting you on the day.
 
 Yours faithfully
 Mr. D. Goodchild - Assistant Head
 

School meal menu with dates

12 Sep 2018

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Online Safety Newsletter

10 Sep 2018

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New school meal menu - effective from Monday 10th September 2019

10 Sep 2018

school meal menu/pdf

Admission to Secondary School

07 Sep 2018

Claire Homard

Chief Officer (Education and Youth)

Prif Swyddog (Addysg ac leuenctid)

 

 

          *To Parents of all Yr 6 pupils          

 

 

 

 

Date/Dyddiad

September 2018

Ask for/Gofynner am

Secondary School Admissions

Direct Dial/Rhif Union

01352 704068

 

 

 

 

Dear Parent

 

Admission to Secondary School September 2019

 

Your child will be transferring to secondary school in September 2019. In September 2018 you will have the opportunity to express a preference for your preferred secondary school.

 

The process for applying for school places:

 

  • Please read the ‘Guide to Education Services 2019’ this will provide information on how school places are allocated by the Local Authority. This is available on flintshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions
  • Visit the schools in which you are interested. All schools have open days/open evenings and the dates are available on the school websites.
  • Complete the on-line form available on flintshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions.
  • Please be aware of the timetable for applying for school places.

 

It is recommended that together with visiting your preferred schools and looking at their prospectuses you read carefully the ‘Guide to Education Services 2019’ which is produced by the Local Authority before completing your application form.

 

The Guide will be available on flintshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions. The Guide gives details of the oversubscription criteria and the school transport policy. If you are not applying for your nearest school it is important that you check how your child will get to school as there have been changes agreed recently to public service buses. Please contact schooltransport@flintshire.gov.uk.

 

The on-line application form will be available from September 10th 2018. You will then have 9 weeks in which to apply. It is not 1st come 1st served. You therefore do not need to apply as soon as the applications are available. We have a closing date of 9th November 2018 and all applications must be received by that date. Late applications will be considered after those received on time. You have the opportunity to apply for more than one school in order of your preference. Putting the same school on the form multiple times does not mean you have more chances of a school place it will only count as one application.

 

It is the Local Authority who organise the admissions process and all applications are considered using the oversubscription criteria detailed in the ‘Guide to Education Services 2019’. All applications are then considered using exactly the same method. All schools have their own prospectuses and these gives details on how the school is organised and what is on offer for the students but it is the local authority who allocate school places according agreed oversubscription criteria which is consulted upon and agreed by the Council each year.

 

When you complete the on-line application form at flintshire.gov.uk/school admissions you will receive a reference number this will confirm the application has been submitted successfully. This reference number can then be quoted in the event of a query. If a reference number is not received please submit again. The reference number is your guarantee that the application has been submitted. Please be sure you complete an application form as in previous years parents have found they have completed an enquiry form rather than the application form.

 

All the information will be available on our website from September 10th 2018

 

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 by:

10/09/2018

10/09/2018-09/11/2018

09/11/2017

12/11/18 -11/01/2019

01/03/19

 

 

Please be aware of the closing date. Any applications received after this date will result in these applications being considered after those received on time. In past years this has resulted in students not being offered places at their nearest school. This leads to distressed parents and students it is therefore essential to apply before the closing date.

 

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Christine Roberts

Secondary School Admissions


Kingswood Trip

07 Sep 2018

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.

 

We plan to take both classes together and have booked the centre from Wednesday 20th March to Friday 22nd March 2018. We will leave school on the Wednesday afternoon and return on Friday.   By booking early we have been able to obtain a discounted rate of £130 which includes full board, accommodation, coach travel and a full programme of at least 9 activities. To confirm our booking, an initial non-refundable deposit of £60 will be required by Friday 28th September.  The final instalment of £70.00 will be due by Thursday 25th October.

 

Please make payment on school gateway, you may pay in instalments, of a minimum of £5 if you wish so long as £60 is paid by 28th September and £70 by 25th October.

 

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.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher


Flintshire Families Affected by Imprisonment

18 Jul 2018

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/5611/-27the-link-27---april-2018.pdf

Annual Connah's Quay Festival

28 Jun 2018

 
Connahs Quay Festival Poster

Beechwood Court Residential Trip

11 Jun 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
Beechwood is approaching fast and we’re all starting to get excited!
 
To clarify: - The children will be going to Beechwood on Wednesday 27th - Friday 29th June.
 
  • The children do not need any special clothes; it is more of a holiday rather than a ‘Kingswood’ type break.  Normal ‘day to day’ clothes are suitable, but comfortable shoes/trainers are ESSENTIAL.
  • The children will be able to take spending money; we suggest no more than £15. 
  • Mobile phones will not be allowed.
  • If you would like your child to take a camera, we remind you that they themselves will be responsible for this; a disposable one may be a good idea.
  • Usual arrangements for medication please: - a medication form completed and all medicines clearly labelled with your child’s name and dosage (this needs to be handed to the teacher on the day of the trip, please do not send medicine in to school before the departure day). Any inhalers are to be kept by the children at all times.

 
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
 
Kind regards,
 
 
Mrs Kevan and Mr Jones

Periods to keep pupils off school if they are unwell

05 Jun 2018

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Update regarding use of emails, internet and photographs in school

11 May 2018

Data Protection Regulations

 

 

Dear Parent/Carer / Annwyl Rhieni/Gofalwyr 

 

As I am sure you are aware new Data Protection regulations come in force at the end of May. We are informing you that pupils will have supervised access to internet and emails and occasionally we may take photographs/recordings of your child. These activities are part of our public task (Article 6:1e -  processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller).  

 

The use of internet and emails is a necessary part of the DCF (Digital Competency Framework) and the processing of photographs is necessary for the purposes of assessment, school displays and sometimes in other printed publications. We will also use them on our school website, prospectus, induction booklets, internal displays, seesaw, learning journeys and records of achievement.  

 

 

If we use photographs of individual pupils, we will not use the name of that child in the accompanying text or photo caption. If we name a pupil in the text, we will not use a photograph of that child to accompany the article. If a child has won an award and the parent would like the name of their child to accompany their picture we will obtain permission from the parent before using the image.  

 

From time to time, our school may be visited by the media who will take photographs or film footage of a high profile event. Children may appear in these images, which will sometimes be published in local or national newspapers, or on approved websites or twitter pages.  

 

For those pupils with serious medical conditions we will use your child’s photograph to inform members of staff, which include lunchtime supervisors and Newydd catering team. 

 

 

If you have any objections to any of the above activities, please contact myself or David Bridges our Data Protection Officer,david@gdbr.co.uk.  

 

Yours sincerely

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher 

 


Aura Leisure May half term Activities

03 May 2018

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Reception Trip to Imagine That, Liverpool

01 May 2018

Reception Trip to Underwater Street – Imagine That

Dear Parents,

We have arranged a trip to Underwater Street – Imagine That in Wavertree, Liverpool on Tuesday 19th June 2018.

We are asking for a contribution from parents of £10 which will cover the entrance cost of the visit and part of the coach fee. Please see the website for a list of activities that we will be carrying out and the range of areas that we will be exploring. 

The children will be leaving school at 9.00am and will arrive back at school for normal home time at 3.00pm.

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 £10 for the trip must be made using our online payment system by Monday 4th June please.

Yours sincerely,

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher


Year 2 trip to Greenwood Forest Park

27 Apr 2018

Dear Parents,

Year 2 Trip – Greenwood Forest Park

 

We are planning to take the Year 2 children on a visit to Greenwood Forest Park on                                         Thursday 21st June.

 

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

 

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

 

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The cost per child is £15.00. Please see the website for a list of the activities that we will be carrying out.

 

 

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 by Thursday 7th June.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Nicola Cooper

 

Headteacher

 


Rounders Club Year 3 & 4

26 Apr 2018

Dear Parents,

YEAR 3 & 4 ROUNDERS CLUB

 

A Rounders Club for pupils in Year 3 & 4 will commence on Tuesday 1st May and will meet every Tuesday afternoon from 3.20 p.m. to 4.15 p.m.

 

We will only be able to take the first 20 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 20 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 Davies.

 

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


Foundation Phase Sports Day Arrangements

24 Apr 2018

Arrangements for Sports Day-Thursday 17th May:
  • Please drop your child off to the class teacher in the Sports Hall at Deeside Stadium @ 9:30am.

 

  • Please note Breakfast Club is available for Foundation Phase children on this day if required (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.

 

New Library opening times, for your information

23 Apr 2018

FOR YOUR INFORMATION PRESS RELEASE FROM AURA LEISURE: April 2018

 

LIBRARIES ACROSS FLINTSHIRE TO OFFER LONGER OPENING HOURS

COMMENCING 8TH MAY 2018

 

Aura Leisure and Libraries Limited, in partnership with Flintshire County Council, has announced plans to improve and extend opening hours across library sites to enable better access to services for residents.

From Tuesday 8th May 2018 our libraries will be changing their opening hours to allow for increased, easier and more convenient access for our customers.   This will mean that all sites will be open from 9am and will also be open 9am to 1pm every Saturday. Each branch will also have at least one evening per week where they open until 6pm.  The new opening hours offer an increase across the service from 275 hours to 284 hours.

Aura Leisure and Libraries Ltd is committed to continually improving the standard of service to our customers. We recently reviewed how the majority of our customers utilised the library service and looked at how we could best meet demand. We found that our customers would prefer that we open earlier in the day during the week and close later on a Saturday. We found that between 6 and 7pm we had minimal visits and issues so we decided to use that time and staffing resource in a smarter way for our customers without incurring any additional costings. Aura will continue to review opening hours across our libraries as we continue on our journey as a new employee-owned, not-for-profit organisation.

There are a number of ways you can still access library services after 6pm. The Self Service library facility at Deeside, within the Leisure Centre, is open from 6am until 10pm throughout the week. (Deeside Library is staffed between 1pm and 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am to 1pm on Saturday).

 You can also access our library service online 24 hours a day at https://aura.wales/libraries/

The new library opening hours will contribute to Aura’s purpose ‘to benefit the community by improving quality of life through the provision of culture and leisure opportunities that improve mental health and physical well-being.’ We want to increase opportunities for people to access our library services across Flintshire and enable ‘More people, more active minds and bodies, more often’.


Cardiff Trip

17 Apr 2018

Cardiff Trip
Dear Parents,
 
We are offering 7 pupils from Year 4 a chance to join the pupils in Year 5 on a one-night trip to Cardiff on Tuesday 20th November, returning on Wednesday 21st November.
 
There are 28 pupils from Year 5 going on the trip but there are 7 spare places available to make up our allocated numbers.
 
These places will be given on a ‘first come first served basis’.
 
Where will we stay?         
Cardiff Youth Hostel with half board accommodation
 
What’s included?
  • Millennium Stadium Tour
  • Cardiff Castle visit
  • Theatre visit to see ‘Wicked’
  • Sightseeing coach tour
  • 2 course meal with soft drink
  • Packed lunch on day two
  • Meal on trip home
  • Executive coach travel
  • Travel insurance

 
How much will the trip cost?        
The cost of the trip will be £175. If you would like your child to go on the trip please pay:
 

  1. A non-refundable deposit of £50 ASAP to secure a place
  2. The next payment of £50 needs to be paid by 30th June
  3. Balance of £75 by 26th October

 
Payments need to be made using our School Gateway online payment system. The payment system has been set up to enable you to make instalments of a minimum of £25 at your own convenience. 
Due to school having to pay for the trip in advance we will not be able to offer any refunds and if the remaining payments are not paid on time you may lose your child’s place.
 
What do I do next if I would like my child to go?
  • There are only 7 places available, therefore to secure a place for your child the initial deposit will be required to be paid via School Gateway
  • There is no need to contact school if you require a place, we will check School Gateway for a list of pupils who have had their deposit paid
  • The total amount payable must be paid by 26th October 2018
  • Further information regarding the trip will be sent nearer the time

 
Many thanks,
 
Nicola Cooper
Head teacher

Blists Hill Trip

12 Apr 2018

Dear Parents

YEAR 5 TRIP TO BLISTS HILL, TELFORD.

 

In order to enhance the children’s learning about the Victorians we have arranged a trip to Blists Hill on Thursday 3rd May 2018.

 

We are asking that the children dress up in Victorian costume for the day as Blists Hill is a living and working Victorian Town.

 

Part of the cost of the coach will be funded from the school’s Curriculum Enrichment grant from the LEA, so we are asking for £10.00 per child. The children can also bring £5 spending money to spend in the Victorian town.

 

The children will be leaving school at 8.45 a.m. and will arrive back at school between 3.45 p.m. – 4pm. Please ensure your child is in school for 8.30 am. It is also important your child knows the arrangements for going home when we return.

 

The children will need a warm coat and require a packed lunch.

 

Please could you make your payment via the online payment system no later than Friday 27th April.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher


Climbing Session Opportunity

12 Apr 2018

Dear Parents.
                We have provisionally booked a climbing session at the ‘The Boardroom Climbing Ltd’ in Sandycroft on Wednesday 25th April from 2pm -3.30pm. There are 18 spaces only.
 
Transport will be provided to the venue, however you must be able to collect your child from the venue at 3.30pm.
 
The cost of the trip is £16. If you would like your child to go to ‘The Boardroom’, please book and pay for it on Gateway. B forms will be sent home to those who have booked.
 
Kind regards
 
Mrs Kevan and Mr Jones
 
 
 

Message from Golftyn PTA

11 Apr 2018

On behalf of the Teachers and all the parents involved in the PTA we would like to express our sincere appreciations for the donations and support you have recently made to the PTA. As you know, our mission is to support the raising of funds to enhance the experiences for all your children at the school. We have already managed to raise over £700 this year and this would not have been possible without all your support.
Your donations will be used to put towards a track around the school so that each and every child from nursery to year 6 will be able to join in and complete the government recommended ‘Mile a Day’ around the school.
As you may know this PTA group has been newly formed this year and we welcome any ideas and support, if you would like to join us or have any fund raising Idea’s please do not hesitate to contact the School and we will be in contact.
We would also like to thank everyone involved with the previous PTA, you really have set us up with strong foundations, will be a hard act to follow and we look forward to working with you all in future.
Yours Sincerely
PTA

Science Club

09 Apr 2018

Dear Parents,

YEAR 4 SCIENCE CLUB

 

A Science Club for pupils in Year 4 will commence on Monday 16th April and will meet every Monday afternoon from 3.20 p.m. to 4.15 p.m.

 

As the club will be based on hands on activities we will only be able to take the first 10 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 10 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


Year 2 Outdoor Week 9th-13th April

04 Apr 2018

Outdoor Week Reminder - Please remember the first week back the children will need to come to school in their own outdoor clothes. Please see attachment for more detail. Thank you, Miss Hobday & Miss Thompson 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/5611/outdoor-week-letter-to-parents-2.pdf

After school club - free childcare offer

20 Mar 2018

Nursery Children Free Childcare offer - Nursery children are able to attend After school club from after Easter. To find out if your child is eligible please go on-line to Flintshire County Council and follow the Childcare offer link.
If your child is eligible, please contact me, Claire Philips,  in After School club from 2.30pm every day or telephone me on 07522 414331
Please click on this link to apply:
Childcare offer
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* Please note, once you are on their web page, you have to scroll down to the bottom of the page and tick this statement before you can check your eligibility:
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Beechwood Court Residential Trip

20 Mar 2018

Dear Parents,
Beechwood Court Residential Trip – Wednesday 27th June to Friday 29th June 2018
About 20 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 a way of thanking the children for their time at 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.
 
The activities should include:
  • A boat trip
  • Cinema trip
  • Tram ride up the Great Orme in Llandudno
  • Toboggan ride
  • Visit to a mine
  • Snow tubing (weather permitting)
  • Taking part in a Crabbing competition

 
How much will it cost?
  • The total cost of the trip is £155
  • To secure a place a £35 deposit is payable on School Gateway by 12th April
  • Further payments can be made as and when you are able, the minimum payment is £30

(if you wish to pay more than £30 per instalment, please over type the amount you want to pay in the payment screen)

  • Full payment is required by 25th May please

 
What to do if you would like your child to go
  • Please pay £35 deposit on School Gateway to give your consent for the trip and secure a place for your child
  • There is no need to contact school if you require a place, we will check School Gateway for pupils who have had their deposits paid
  • Further information regarding the trip will be given nearer the time

 
Many thanks,
Nicola Cooper
 


Cardiff Trip

05 Mar 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Cardiff Trip
We have been offered the opportunity to take 35 pupils on a one-night trip to Cardiff on Tuesday 20th November, returning on Wednesday 21st November. We are offering this trip on a first come first served basis to pupils who will be in Year 6 during the next academic year (September 2018/July 2019). 
 
Where will we stay?         
Cardiff Youth Hostel with half board accommodation
 
What’s included?
  • Millennium Stadium Tour
  • Cardiff Castle visit
  • Theatre visit to see ‘Wicked’
  • Sightseeing coach tour
  • 2 course meal with soft drink
  • Packed lunch on day two
  • Meal on trip home
  • Executive coach travel
  • Travel insurance

 
How much will the trip cost?        
The cost of the trip will be £175. If you would like your child to go on the trip please pay:
 

  1. A non-refundable deposit of £50 by Thursday 12th April 2018, to secure a place
  2. A payment of £50 needs to be paid by 30th June
  3. Balance of £75 by 26th October

 
Payments need to be made using our School Gateway online payment system. The payment system has been set up to enable you to make instalments of a minimum of £25 at your own convenience. 
Due to school having to pay for the trip in advance we will not be able to offer any refunds and if the remaining payments are not paid on time you may lose your child’s place.
 
What do I do next if I would like my child to go?
  • There are only 35 places available, therefore to secure a place for your child the initial deposit will be required to be paid via School Gateway
  • There is no need to contact school if you require a place, we will check School Gateway for a list of pupils who have had their deposit paid
  • The total amount payable must be paid by 26th October 2018
  • Further information regarding the trip will be sent nearer the time

 
Many thanks,
 
Nicola Cooper
Head teacher

Triathlon

05 Mar 2018

Dear Parents,

                    We have been given the opportunity to take part in a triathlon; a sporting event consisting of swimming, cycling and running. The event has been organised by TATA Steel and will be held at Alun School, Mold on Thursday 5th July.

The event is an ‘all inclusive’ event and so the children are not to worry about their ability in any of the three sports. There is supervision at each stage of the event and adults specifically to help the children.

 

The children will need a swimming kit and trainers to run and cycle in.

 

The cost of the bus is £3 per child, the triathlon is free of charge. If you would like your child to take part in the triathlon, please use the school ‘Gateway’ to pay for your child and give consent. Please can you pay by Monday 19th March; we apologise for the short notice, but the slots are filling up fast and we need to confirm numbers for the bus, which can also be difficult to book. There are only 100 places available these will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

 

Your sincerely

 

The Junior teachers.

 


Wepre Park Information

20 Feb 2018
Please find below a message from the Friends of Wepre Park, if your child would like to enter the email address is: friendsofweprepark@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
At Wepre Park we are attempting to raise awareness and understanding of the humble Bee, some species of which are becoming endangered. The often unnoticed but sometimes unwelcome visitor to a picnic plays an important part in our gardens and wildlife not only by producing honey but also by pollinating between plants to ensure a bountiful harvest of flowers and fruit.
 
We would like to encourage schoolchildren to write articles for us on what they know about bees or any stories they may have about bees. These we would like to collate into a book to be published with a judged overall best and several runners up items together with as many other suitable items as we have space for. Each item published can either be identified by child’s first name and school only or by full name with parental consent.
 
All proceeds of book sales, after reimbursement of publication costs, will be donated to a nominated Animal Rescue Centre and we hope to have a Book Launch at Wepre Park.
 
This is a joint venture between Flintshire Countryside Service Ranger at Wepre Park and Friends of Wepre Park. If you would like to speak to us or would like us to visit your school to address children, just let us know.
 
Should you require any further information, we will be pleased to hear from you, otherwise can we get children writing as we would love to have them involved in our project??
 
Thank You.
 
Ralph Rowlands                                                Stephen Lewis
Secretary, Friends of Wepre Park                              Wepre Park Ranger

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