Golftyn C.P. School

Flintshire Families Affected by Imprisonment

18 Jul 2018

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

Winning raffle ticket numbers

06 Jul 2018

Blue 100 - Drinks Hamper
Blue 152 - Beauty Hamper
Pink 347 - Tennis Racquets
Blue 98 - picture
Pink 324 - Bubbles World of Play voucher
Blue 62 - Deeside Ice Rink, Ice Disco family ticket
Pink 242 - mini First Aid gift voucher
Pink 421 - High Seas Adventure game
Green 102 - Lily O'Brien chocolates
Yellow 239 - Milk Tray
Yellow 278 - McDonalds Extra Value Meals x 2
Orange 271 - Family Swim voucher
Blue 74 - Glass bauble
Orange 279 - Yankee candle
Yellow 282 - Body Shop Frosted Plum toiletries
Green 31 - Along Came Betty set
Blue 161 - Oasis Salon Cut & Blow Dry voucher
 
 

Annual Connah's Quay Festival

28 Jun 2018

 
Connahs Quay Festival Poster

Wizard Academy at Greenfield Valley

28 Jun 2018
Sunday 8th 11am-4pm Drop in Wizard Academy
 
So you want to be a wizard. Come along to our Wizard’s Academy, where you’ll learn about potions, wands, broomsticks and all manner of wizardry. Learn about owls and watch them fly. Hunt for wizard gold and there is a prize for the best dressed wizard
 
The Wizard academy is set to be ‘spellbinding’ and I am sure that many pupils and their families would have an amazing day.
 
The Wizard Academy posters are displayed around school.
 
They have a full brochure of events for the summer.
 
Please check their website for full information brochure.
 
 www.greenfieldvalley.com
 

Greenfield Valley Activities

28 Jun 2018

JULY
Sunday 1st 2pm-4pm Drop in Animal Farm Help our wardens feed our animals on the farm and find out what it takes to keep our animals fit and healthy
Saturday 7th 2pm-4pm Bookable in advance Wild Flower Walk It’s summer and the valley is in bloom. Take a walk with the warden to discover the world of our native flowers
Sunday 8th 11am-4pm Drop in Wizard Academy So you want to be a wizard. Come along to our Wizard’s Academy, where you’ll learn about potions, wands, broomsticks and all manner of wizardry. Learn about owls and watch them fly. Hunt for wizard gold and there is a prize for the best dressed wizard
Saturday 14th 2pm-4pm Drop in Pond Dip Who knows what creatures lie in the depths of our pond. Come and find out with our friendly wardens
Sunday 15th 2pm-4pm Drop in Mask Making Be they marvellous or scary you name it, we make it
Saturday 21st 2pm-4pm Drop in Shadow Puppet Workshop Make your own shadow puppet to put on a show. Mine’s called Hubert!
Sunday 22nd 2pm-4pm Drop in Survival Cookery Just in case you are ever stranded on a desert island come and learn how to survive and cook on a campfire. Pizza on a stick anyone?? Monday 23rd 1.30-2pm; 2.15-2.45pm;
Thursday 26th 2pm-4pm Drop in Woodland Skills Our friends from Bodfari are here to show you the interesting things you can make from the woodland
Saturday 28th 2pm-4pm Drop in Puppets Easy bit - making your own shadow puppet with Steve Sharples, Hard bit - finding the right name
Sunday 29th 2pm-4pm Drop in Survival Cookery Just in case you are stranded in the Belizean jungle, come and learn how to survive and cook on a campfire. Marshmallows on a stick anyone??
Monday 30th 2pm-4pm Drop in African Drums Who needs a mobile when you can bash out your message on an African drum. Debi is here to help you along
Tuesday 31st 2pm-4pm Drop in Vicious Victorians The Victorians - good on empire building, very vicious on education. Find out more with Ruth Moore Williams. Ouch!!
AUGUST
Wednesday 1st 2pm-4pm Drop in Pond Dip Who knows what creatures lie in the depths of our pond. Come and find out with our friendly wardens
Thursday 2nd All Day Drop in Puppets Make your own shadow puppet to put on a show. Steve Sharples shows you how
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th 11am-4pm Drop in Anglesey Hussars The cut and thrust of sabres on horseback, the sound of musket fire - come and find out about the life of the Hussars complete with VERY LOUD CANNON FIRE!
Monday 6th 2pm-4pm Drop in Owl Masks Sarah shows you how to make your very own owl species and a mask to hoot!
Tuesday 7th 2pm-4pm Drop in Woodland Skills Come and learn how easy it is to make things from the woodlands around us with the team from Bodfari
Wednesday 8th 2pm-4pm Drop in African Drums Where else can you bang a drum loudly and enjoy it soooo much? Debi will show you how
Thursday 9th 2pm-3pm Drop in Animal Farm Help our wardens feed our animals on the farm and find out what it takes to keep our animals fit and healthy
Thursday 9th 2pm-4pm Drop in Jeering Georgians The Georgians - good on trade and inventions, not so good on slavery. Come and find out how we lost America but found tea and coffee with Ruth Moore Williams
Saturday 11th 2pm-4pm Drop in Victorian Food Summer fruits are fruiting, come and see how Victorians used them in some delicious recipes. Yum Yum.
Sunday 12th 2pm-4pm Drop in Clay Creatures Whatever creature you can imagine, you can make out of clay with the help of our wardens
Monday 13th 1.30pm-3.30pm Drop in Flower Power Workshop Join Artist Juliet and discover how botanical illustrators use flowers and nature for their inspiration using pencils, pens and watercolour washes on a variety of papers.
Tuesday 14th 2pm-4pm Drop in African Drums Whatever you have got to say, bang it on a drum. Debi will show you how
Wednesday 15th 2pm-4pm Drop in Pond Dip Who knows what creatures lie in the depths of our pond. Come and find out with our friendly wardens
Thursday 16th 2pm-3pm Drop in Animal Farm Help our wardens feed our animals on the farm and find out what it takes to keep our animals fit and healthy
Thursday 16th 2pm-4pm Drop in Woodland Skills Come and learn how easy it is to make things from the woodlands around us with the team from Bodfari
Saturday 18th 2pm-4pm Drop in Circus Skills Roll up!! Roll up!! It’s the greatest show on earth with jugglers, stilt walkers and it stars you. Ian helps you along
Sunday 19th 2pm-4pm Drop in Badge Making Pirate, cuddly creature or whatever it is, Sarah helps you to draw it and we make it into a badge for you to keep
Monday 20th 2pm-4pm Drop in African Drums Where else can you bang a drum loudly and enjoy it soooo much? Debi will show you how
Tuesday 21st 2pm-4pm Drop in Shadow Puppets Workshop Create your very own puppet characters to put on a show with Steve Sharples
Wednesday 22nd 2pm-4pm Drop in Pond Dip Who knows what creatures lie in the depths of our pond. Come and find out with our friendly wardens
Thursday 23rd 2pm-3pm Drop in Animal Farm Help our wardens feed our animals on the farm and find out what it takes to keep our animals fit and healthy
Thursday 23rd 2pm-4pm Drop in Woodland Skills There is so much you can make from stuff found in woodland. Come and find out what with the team from Bodfari
Saturday 25th 2pm-4pm Drop in Circus Skills Ever wanted to juggle, stilt walk or spin the Diablo - it’s so much fun!! Ian shows you how
Sunday 26th 2pm-4pm Drop in Vicious Victorians Victorian inventions - A* Slum clearance -D-. Find out why Dickens wrote Oliver Twist with Ruth Moore Williams
Monday 27th 2pm-4pm Drop in Survival Cookery Just in case you are ever stranded on the Russian Steppes, come and learn how to survive and cook on a camp fire. Jacket [potato on a stick anyone?
Tuesday 28th 2pm-4pm Drop in African Drums It’s the last drum session of the year with Debi. SO MAKE IT LOUD!!
Wednesday 29th 1pm-3pm Drop in Metal Magic Our blacksmith is at the forge ready to show you how to turn hot metal into nails, hooks and also puzzles for you to solve
Thursday 30th 2pm-3pm Drop in Animal Farm Help our wardens feed our animals on the farm and find out what it takes to keep our animals fit and healthy
Thursday 30th 2pm-4pm Drop in Woodland Skills Willow, birch and oak. It’s amazing what you can make from these trees. Come and find out more with the team from Bodfari
 

Reception Trip reminder - Underwater Street Reception

15 Jun 2018

Reminder about the trip next Tuesday 19th June - Liverpool Underwater Street - Reception

-Children are to wear school uniform.
-Children are to bring a packed lunch in a named, disposable bag, in order for us to throw everything away.
-Pocket money is not needed.
-Please pre-order by Monday at the latest if you would like your child to have a school dinner.
-We are awaiting Form B’s and payment from a few children. Please can this be done as a matter of urgency.
-The bus will be leaving at 9am promptly. For this reason, we will be opening the doors early for Reception children only at 8.40 to avoid rushing. The bus driver will be unable to wait for anyone who is late.

Thank you for your cooperation and we are very much looking forward to a fun-filled day out😎 Mrs House, Mrs Jones and Miss McKay.


Chester FC Girls Football centre

11 Jun 2018

Chester FC girls-football-centre---blacon

Gladfest

11 Jun 2018

Gladfest flyer

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

Junior Sports Day - Thursday 14/06/18 - Race Running order

08 Jun 2018

Morning Events 10am onwards


YR 3 BOYS 75M A

YR 3 BOYS 75 M B

YR 3 GIRLS 75 M A

YR 3 GIRLS 75M B

YR 4 BOYS 75 M A

YR 4 BOYS  75 M B

YR 4 BOYS 75 M C

YR 4 GIRLS 75 M A

YR 4 GIRLS 75 M B

YR 6 BOYS 400m

YR 6 GIRLS 400m

YR 5 BOYS 400m

YR 5 GIRLS 400m

YR 4 BOYS 400m

YR 4 Girls 400m

YR 5 BOYS SKIPPING A

YR 5 BOYS SKIPPING B

YR 5 GIRLS SKIPPING A

YR 5 GIRLS SKIPPING B

YR 6 BOYS SKIPPING A

YR 6 BOYS SKIPPING B

YR 6 GIRLS SKIPPING A

YR 6 GIRLS SKIPPING B

YR 3 BOYS
OBSTACLE

YR 3 GIRLS
OBSTACLE

YR 4 BOYS
OBSTACLE

YR 4 GIRLS
OBSTACLE

YR 5/6 BOYS 600M open race

YR 5/6 GIRLS 600M open race

YR 3 BOYS 200 M A

YR 3 BOYS 200 M B

YR 3 GIRLS 200 M A

YR 3 GIRLS 200 M B

YR 6 BOYS 200 M A

YR 6 BOYS 200 M B

YR 6 GIRLS 200 M A

YR 6 GIRLS 200 M B
 

YR 3 MIXED
BEAN BAG RELAY

YR 5 Boys
BEAN BAG RELAY

YR 5 Girls
BEAN BAG RELAY

YR 6 Boys
BEAN BAG RELAY

YR 6 Girls
BEAN BAG RELAY

Afternoon Events 1pm onwards

YR 4 BOYS 200 M A

YR 4 BOYS 200 M B

YR 4 GIRLS 200 M A

YR 4 GIRLS 200 M B

YR 5 BOYS200 M A

YR 5 BOYS 200 M B

YR 5 GIRLS 200 M A

YR 5 GIRLS 200 M B

YR 3 BOYS
SKIPPING A

YR 3 BOYS
SKIPPING B

YR 3 GIRLS
SKIPPING A

YR 3 GIRLS
SKIPPING B

YR 5 BOYS
OBSTACLE

YR 5 GIRLS
OBSTACLE

YR 6 BOYS
OBSTACLE

YR 6 GIRLS
OBSTACLE

YR 4 BOYS
SKIPPING A

YR 4 BOYS
SKIPPING B

YR 4 GIRLS
SKIPPING A

YR 4 GIRLS
SKIPPING B

YR 5 BOYS 100 M A

YR 5 BOYS 100 M B

YR 5 GIRLS 100 M A

YR 5 GIRLS 100 M B

YR 6 BOYS 100 M A

YR 6 BOYS 100 M B

YR 6 GIRLS 100 M A

YR 6 GIRLS 100 M B

YR3/4 BOYS
400m
Open race

YR3/4 GIRLS
400m
Open race

Parents Races

YR 3 BOYS RELAY

YR 3 GIRLS RELAY

YR 4 BOYS RELAY

YR 4 GIRLS RELAY

YR 5 BOYS RELAY

YR 5 GIRLS RELAY

YR 6 BOYS RELAY

YR 6 GIRLS RELAY

 
 
 
 

Periods to keep pupils off school if they are unwell

05 Jun 2018

periods-to-keep-pupils-away-from-school-16-04-2018

FREE Community Fun Day Saturday 2nd June 2018 10.00am to 3.00pm

25 May 2018

FREE Community Fun Day
Saturday 2nd June 2018
10.00am to 3.00pm
Sports and Social Club
Care and Repair, Place For You,
Rowleys Drive, Shotton, Deeside, CH5 1PY
A community day for all the family including
Meet the Fire Service, Find out about Beekeeping
Girls and Boys Football and Rugby Displays
Display by Sea Cadets
You will also be able to talk to staff from Care and Repair about activities that would bring you to the site in the future Come down and see us on the day or if you would like further information contact us on 01352 758700
Bring a picnic and join us to celebrate The Big Lunch, a national initiative to encourage people to come together as communities and chat. Refreshments will also be available
Sports and Social Club
Care and Repair, Place For You,
Rowleys Drive, Shotton, Deeside, CH5 1PY
A community day for all the family including
Meet the Fire Service, Find out about Beekeeping
Girls and Boys Football and Rugby Displays
Display by Sea Cadets
You will also be able to talk to staff from Care and Repair about activities that would bring you to the site in the future Come down and see us on the day or if you would like further information contact us on 01352 758700
Bring a picnic and join us to celebrate The Big Lunch, a national initiative to encourage people to come together as communities and chat. Refreshments will also be available

Drop in Evening for Parents and Guardians of Pupils joining Reception Class in September

24 May 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Drop in Evening for Parents and Guardians of Pupils joining Reception Class in September

 

Our Early Phase Reception staff are delighted to invite you to an INDUCTION EVENING at school on MONDAY JUNE 25TH at 5.45pm in the school hall.

 

The evening will be an opportunity for you to meet your child’s teachers and the Early Foundation Phase staff.  We will explain which class your child will be in next year and what is expected of your child during the Reception year.  You will be given information regarding starting times, PE kits and bags, school dinners, snack and other useful information.  It is therefore important you attend.

 

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer crèche facilities on the evening.  We would therefore appreciate it if you could come along without children if possible.

 

School Uniform - Our designated suppliers are Forrester Sports in Mold and Tesco online.  Links to both websites can be found on our school website.  Forrester Sports will be in school on the evening for you to order or purchase uniform.

 

School Meals - If your child will be having school meals, please register on School Gateway, online payment facility to pay for meals.

 

Applying for Free School Meals - If you think you may be eligible for Free School Meals, applications are now online. 

The application form is on the Flintshire County Council website:  www.flintshire.gov.uk/

Or you can use the link on our website:  Golftyncp.wales   select ‘Our School’ then ‘School Meals’

 

Please make your application as soon as possible so that your application can be processed before your child starts school in September.  The benefits department can take several weeks to process applications and they will not backdate claims which may result in you receiving a bill for school meals.  If you need any further information, please contact the school office. All enquiries are dealt with in confidence.

 

I do look forward to seeing you all on JUNE 25th to look at the next important stage of your child’s development.

 

Yours sincerely,

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher


'Our Back Yard' Community Events

23 May 2018

Please click on the links below for further information regarding the events
may-18-community-events-poster.jpg
events-programme-may-jul-2018--1-.pdf

S4C Search for a Star, Junior Eurovision 2018

23 May 2018

S4C are launching, Chwilio am seren (Search for a star), to find their representative for Wales’s debut in the Junior Eurovision 2018. Solo singers and groups (up to 6 people) between the ages of 9 and 14 on the day of the international final (November 25) can apply. The song is to be performed in Welsh.  The nearest audition to Flintshire is in Llandudno on June 10th and there are other dates across the whole of Wales.

Please click on this link for further information
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/5611/eurovision-2018-ages-9-to-14.pdf


Cheerleading - Please see article in News & engagement

22 May 2018

Cheerleading - We are very sorry but we will not be able to take the cheerleaders to the National Competitions as a number of children have dropped out and so the routine needs to be adapted, however Mrs Auty is currently off on long term sickness and not able to do this.

 

We will let the children show their routine at sports day and the summer fayre as they have worked very hard.

 

All money paid through school gateway for the competition will be refunded.

 

Cheerleading club will not be running again this term.

 

Please accept our apologies.


WILLOW WEAVE.....

20 May 2018

Dates.....Tuesday 5th June & Wednesday 6th June.
Times.....10 am - 2.30 pm.
Venue.....Golftyn C P School @ the willow tunnel.
if at all interested please come in and see Mrs Williams on Monday and put your name down for helping, you don't have to stay all day, do as much or as little as you can.
I am in need of a few hands to help me pull back and tie the new growth of willow on the tunnel and the circle structure in the Forest School area...
refreshments will be provided.
Thank you in advance

Year 1 Chester Zoo Trip

11 May 2018
Year 1 Trip to Chester Zoo

 
Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
We have arranged a trip to Chester Zoo on Tuesday 26th June 2018.
 

We are asking for a contribution from parents of £12.90 to cover the cost of the visit.  If your child has a Zoo membership, the cost of the trip will be £2.90.  Please let your class teacher know if they are a member so the School Gateway payment request can be altered for your child.
 
The children will be leaving school at 9am and will arrive back at school for normal home time at 3.00 pm.
 
The children will be expected to wear school uniform. Please ensure they bring a waterproof jacket and wear sensible shoes. 
 
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.
 

If you would like your child would like to go on the trip, please pay and give consent on School Gateway by Friday 8th June. (There is no need to contact school as we can check on School Gateway which pupils have paid and had consent).

 
 


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 

 


North Wales Art Competition Information

10 May 2018

North Wales Open

FOR YOUNG ARTISTS 2018

23 June - 24 August 2018

 

ARE YOU A YOUNG VISUAL ARTIST FROM NORTH WALES?

DON’T MISS OUT!

 

Have your art exhibited in one of North Wales’ premier art galleries alongside professional artists from across the region in this highly regarded annual art competition.

 

The North Wales Open for Young Artists is an annual exhibition held at Theatr Clwyd, for young artists aged 17 or under living in the counties of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Wrexham, Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.

 

We will accept recent work in the media of painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed-media and photography.

 

For further details on how to apply please see attached sheet.

Gwenno Eleri Jones

Arts, Culture and Events Manager | Rheolwr Celfyddydau, Diwylliant a Digwyddiadau 
Arts, Culture and Events | Adran y Celfyddydau, Diwylliant a Digwyddiadau 
Flintshire County Council | Cyngor Sir y Fflint

Tel | Ffôn | 01352 702471 - 07786518607 
Email
 | Ebost | gwenno.e.jones@flintshire.gov.uk

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North Wales Open
FOR YOUNG ARTISTS 2018
23 June - 24 August 2018
 
ARE YOU A YOUNG VISUAL ARTIST FROM NORTH WALES?
DON’T MISS OUT!
 
Have your art exhibited in one of North Wales’ premier art galleries alongside professional artists from across the region in this highly regarded annual art competition.
 
1st Prize: Wall for your work for a full year @ Theatr Clwyd
2nd prize: worth £50 of arty stuff!
 
Receiving Day Saturday 16 June 10am – 12pm
Collection of work not selected Saturday 23 June 5pm – 6pm
Private View Saturday 23 June 6pm – 7pm
Collection of exhibits Saturday 25 August 11am – 2pm
 
 
INFORMATION AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
The North Wales Open for Young Artists is an annual exhibition held at Theatr Clwyd, for young artists aged 17 or under living in the counties of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Wrexham, Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.
 
We will accept recent work in the media of painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed-media and photography. All work must be delivered to Oriel Gallery, Theatr Clwyd on Saturday 16 June 10am-12pm (the work will not be accepted on any other day)
 
* Number of Works: Maximum of two works per artist.
* Size Restriction: There is a size restriction of 6 feet, in any one direction.
* Presentation: All works must be suitably framed for wall hanging. We recommend that watercolors, drawings and prints are glazed. Stretched canvases can be submitted unframed. Mirror plates must be fitted to the center of the vertical sides of the frame. If it is decided that a frame is tatty or of very low quality, the picture will not be hung. Clip frames are not accepted.
* Framing Workshop: If you would like some help with framing your work there will be a free workshop held on Saturday 9 June from 2.00-4.00pm at Theatr Clwyd. Mounts and frames will be available for you to borrow and you will be able to leave your framed competition submission at the end of the workshop. To book your place please contact the Box Office on 01352 701521 or the website on theatrclwyd.com
* Labelling: Attached is an application form together with a sheet of four labels. One label must be taped to the back of each work and a duplicate label must be attached so as to hang over the front of the work. Complete the application form, ensuring that the information on the labels and application form are identical including indicating those not for sale. If the artwork is taken from an original work, please give the artist's name, e.g. 'After Turner'.
* Selection: Artists will be notified if their artwork has not been selected. The selectors' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into over non-selection of work.
* Insurance: Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. Care will be taken to avoid damage to works.
* Collection: Work must be collected at the times outlined above.
For more info contact: gwenno.e.jones@flintshire.gov.uk
 
 
 
Application Form
Young North Wales Open
23 June - 24 August 2018
Receiving Day: Saturday 16 June 10 am – 12 pm
 
Please fill in details of works submitted for selection - max 2 works
 
Ensure that all details are included and that these are exactly the same as those on the labels
 
NAME..............................................................................................................................................
 
AGE………………………………. SCHOOL/COLLEGE………………………………………………………………………
 
ADDRESS.........................................................................................................................................
 
…………………………………………………………………….. POST CODE..................................
 
TEL. NO. ……………………………….
 
Email…………………………………………………………………………………………………………
 
TITLE & DATE, MEDIUM, PRICE or N.F.S
 
1.......................................................................................................................................................
 
2.......................................................................................................................................................
 
I have read the rules and conditions of entry and agree to abide by them
 
Signature.......................................................................................................................
 
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To be completed by Gallery staff
 
RECEIPT – T0 BE RETAINED BY THE ARTIST AND SUBMITTED ON COLLECTION OF WORK
 
Collection of work not selected: Saturday 23 June 5pm – 6pm
Collection of unsold exhibits: Saturday 25 August 11am – 2pm
 
I have received ......... works by ............................................
 
Signed by the Gallery......................................................................................................................
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more info contact: gwenno.e.jones@flintshire.gov.uk
 
 
 
 
 
LABELS
 
YOUNG NORTH WALES OPEN 2018 NAME OF ARIST………………………………… ADRESS…………………………………………… ……………………………………………………… TEL.NO…………………………………………… AGE……..SCHOOL/COLLEGE………………… TITLE……………………………………………… MEDIUM…………………………………………… PRICE OR NFS. ……………………………………. Number of works entered: ……………………………….. YOUNG NORTH WALES OPEN 2018 NAME OF ARIST………………………………… ADRESS…………………………………………… ……………………………………………………… TEL.NO…………………………………………… AGE……..SCHOOL/COLLEGE………………… TITLE……………………………………………… MEDIUM…………………………………………… PRICE OR NFS. ……………………………………. Number of works entered: ………………………………..
YOUNG NORTH WALES OPEN 2018
 
NAME OF ARIST…………………………………
 
ADRESS……………………………………………
 
………………………………………………………
 
TEL.NO……………………………………………
 
AGE……..SCHOOL/COLLEGE…………………
 
TITLE………………………………………………
 
MEDIUM……………………………………………
 
PRICE OR NFS.
…………………………………….
Number of works entered:
………………………………..
YOUNG NORTH WALES OPEN 2018 NAME OF ARIST………………………………… ADRESS…………………………………………… ……………………………………………………… TEL.NO…………………………………………… AGE……..SCHOOL/COLLEGE………………… TITLE……………………………………………… MEDIUM…………………………………………… PRICE OR NFS. ……………………………………. Number of works entered: ………………………………..
 
The information on these labels will be used for compiling the master list and labels
Please take care to write your information clearly
 
For more info contact: gwenno.e.jones@flintshire.gov.uk
 

 

 


Year 3 trip to Conwy

08 May 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

Year 3 trip to Conwy Castle

 

We will be taking the children to Conwy Castle on Thursday 21st June. 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 castle grounds and take a tour around the area with a tour guide. This trip will help to support the children’s learning during our ‘Towers and Turrets’ topic.

 

The cost of the trip is £6 per child. This payment will need to be made on the school online payment system. If you have any problems with this please call into the school office. Please could payments be made by Friday 8th June.

 

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 or a sun hat and sun cream for hot weather depending on the weather that day!

 

Please can you complete the form B which will be sent home today.

 

Many thanks,

Mr Piercy and Mrs J Williams

 


Nursery School Trip

08 May 2018

Nursery School Trip - Rhyl Sealife Centre
 
Dear Parents,
 
We have arranged a trip to the Sealife Centre in Rhyl on Tuesday 26th June 2018.
 
The cost of the trip is £8.00
 
The children will be leaving school at 9.00am prompt and will arrive back at school 2.45pm approx.
 
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)
Payment of £8.00 for the trip must be made using our online payment system by Monday 4th June please.
 
Many Thanks
Nursery

Aura Leisure May half term Activities

03 May 2018

deeside-may-2018-half-term-programme

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:
I have read and agree with the statements above and agree to the Data Protection statement. 
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* you will then need to enter your postcode into the postcode finder box
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* you will then need to answer the following question:

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you can then continue with your application

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

Easter Chicks for Macmillan

09 Feb 2018

Knitted Easter Chicks

(to fit over a creme egg)

To make the chicks you will need:

Colourful Double Knit wool.

A pair of needles UK Size 11

Orange felt for the beaks

Black felt or thread for eyes.

Cotton wool ball for the head

Coloured ribbon to finish off.

 

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  1. Cast on 26 stitches.
  2.  Knit 1 row. 
  3. Increase 1 st at the beginning of every row until 42 st.are on the needle. 
  4. Cast off 11 st. at the beginning of next 2 rows. [20 st]. 
  5. Increase 1 st at the beginning of the next 4 rows [24st] 
  6. k4 rows 
  7. k2 then 2 together to last 2 st. k2. [14 stitches]. 
  8. k4 rows. 
  9. k2 then 2 together to last 2 stitches. k2. 
  10. Draw wool through remaining stitches and pull tight. 
  11. Sew with that piece of wool round the edge of work to the beginning stitch leaving the cast on edge open so that egg can be inserted. 
  12. Stuff the head with a cotton wool ball and sew around the neck and gather in. 
  13. Sew 2 eyes with fine black wool and stick or sew a small diamond shaped piece of orange felt for the beak. Try a few beaks to get the size right. 
  14. Tie a thin piece of ribbon around the neck and tie in a bow.

 

Tip. Try one creme egg for size. You should be able to hold the chick by its head without the egg falling out

 

NO NEED TO SUPPLY THE CREME EGGS THESE ARE DONATED TO MACMILLAN


FCC School budget cuts - important message to all Parents and Guardians

05 Feb 2018

 

Dear Parents,

I have no doubt you are aware, from the press, of the pressures that Flintshire County Council (FCC) are currently under in setting their budget for 2018/19.  As a result of these pressures FCC are proposing a ‘cash flat’ settlement for schools. However, this is a real term cut of between 3 and 5%, which schools are being asked to meet.

 

As a parent you will have many questions and concerns about how this may impact on your child’s future education.

 

Will this impact on our school?

Yes this will affect all schools in Flintshire and may lead to:

  • A predicted shortfall in almost all of our schools creating deficit budgets
  • Redundancies amongst teaching staff
  • Redundancies amongst support staff
  • Less resources to support the curriculum
  • Limited staff development
  • Limited funding for repairs and maintenance of school buildings.

 

How may this affect my child?

  • Larger class sizes
  • Mixed age classes
  • Reduced additional needs support
  • Reduced well being support
  • Less small group support

 

Will it only affect my child this year?

  • Indications from Flintshire County Council is that this will be even more challenging next year. (2019/20)
  • This will result in further pressures to school staffing, resources and standards.

 

What have Flintshire Headteachers done to highlight their concerns?

  • Agreed to maintain 12.5 hours of Nursery per week for 2018/19 and not cut to 10 hours as recommended in Stage 1 of FCC proposed efficiencies. ( Minutes of FCC meeting 14thNovember 2017)
  • Shared concerns with Flintshire County Council Leaders
  • Discussed with Finance Officers all possible options
  • Recognised that the budget proposal cannot maintain current standards for all our children
  • Lobbied all County Councillors to share concerns
  • Attempted to demonstrate that the ‘presented cash flat budget’ is a real term cut of between 3 and 5%. (As inflationary measures and rises in costs have not been allocated to school budgets)

 

What next?

  • FCC would like schools and parents to write to Welsh Government Assembly Members and Westminister MPs to highlight the low funding allocated to Flintshire over many years.

 

Please support our school during these challenging times and be reassured that we will do our very best to minimise the impact of these cuts on your children.

 

Kind Regards

Mrs N Cooper

Head Teacher

 
 


Nursery Applications for September 2018

02 Feb 2018

Click here to apply flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Schools/School-Admissions.aspx

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

 


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


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