Golftyn C.P. School

School Transport

24 May 2019

Dear Head Teacher

 

School Transport September 2019

 

As you will be aware last year we changed the way in which parents apply for school transport, the process worked extremely well and we have continued the process again this year. For your information I have included a copy of the timetable below, all parents need to complete the application form for school transport online (I have attached the link to the online form and process below)

 

http://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Schools/School-Transport-Application.aspx

 

School Transport Timetable 2019/2020

Admission Year

Application Forms Available

Closing Date for Completed Forms

Applications Assessed

Notification of Eligibility

Notification of Transport Arrangements

Primary (Reception)

04/02/2019

31/05/2019

03/06/2019 - 30/06/2019

05/07/2019

19/07/2019

Secondary (Year 7)

04/02/2019

31/05/2019

03/06/2019 - 30/06/2019

05/07/2019

19/07/2019

 

The above timetable shows a closing date for parents to complete applications by the 31st May April 2019. Whilst we have received a high number of application forms to date, I would be grateful if you could please encourage parents of Year 6 pupils to apply for transport to secondary school for September 2019 as soon as possible and no later than Friday 31st May, 2019. I was hoping as a school you could include the above process on your school website, weekly newsletter or any other communication with parents you may see fit.

Please note all bus passes for eligible pupils will be sent to pupil home addresses before the end of the Summer term 2019.

Thank you

Kind regards


NSPCC Visit

20 May 2019

Dear parent/carer,

The NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. programme is visiting our school to make sure our pupils have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse.

I’m pleased to tell you that we will be working with the NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity, who’ll be delivering their Speak out. Stay safe. programme today. This is a nationwide programme for every primary-school-aged child in the UK and Channel Islands

 

"NSPCC has helped me to build the confidence to tell people about my worries and problems." Child’s feedback

What is the Speak out. Stay safe. programme?

Through child-friendly, interactive assemblies and workshops their specially trained staff and volunteers will give our children information about how to keep themselves safe from harm and how to get help if they have any worries, sensitively discussing issues like bullying and sexual abuse, without using scary words or adult language.

We have studied the content of the materials and heard from other schools who have participated and are extremely confident that they are appropriate for primary-school-aged children. By the end of their visit, we’re convinced children will feel empowered – knowing how they can speak out and stay safe.

"This service provides important information in a child-friendly way – it should be made mandatory in all schools. A brilliant service!" Teacher, Wistaston Primary, Crewe

If you would like any more information about the NSPCC Speak out. Stay safe. programme, including frequently asked questions, you can find it on the NSPCC website nspcc.org.uk/schools or please come into speak to me and I can provide more information.

Talking about the Underwear Rule with your children

The NSPCC’s work in schools will help encourage conversations about staying safe – and they have a number of child-friendly materials to help you carry on the conversation afterwards. That includes ‘The Underwear Rule’, a simple way for parents to help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex.

The guide uses the rules of PANTS to teach children that their body belongs to them and them alone. You can find out more and download the free resources at nspcc.org.uk/pants

If you’d like to know more about the NSPCC’s work, or take a look at the wide range of information and advice which is available for parents and carers, please visit their website nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/

Yours sincerely,

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher


Year 4 Learning Experiences

16 May 2019

Dear Parents,
We are now in the final term of year 4 and currently undertaking our final science-based topic of 'Wild Thing'. As you know, we cancelled our trip to Greenfield Valley but we have lots of other activities lined up to replace this.
Forest School sessions:
4PG: group 1 - 20th May. group 2 - 3rd June.
4KW:  group 1 - 12th June, group 2 - 17th June.
Visit from Dr. Yueng- Djern Lenn Polton  (Senior Lecturer in Oceanography at Bangor University) - 5th June
'Our Back Yard' half day sessions to study local habitats (more details to follow):
20th June/ 27th June/ 4th July/ 11th July.
Welsh Mountain Zoo Trip - 18th June.
We look forward to undertaking these exciting activities.
Mrs. K. Williams and Mr. Griffiths.
 
 
 
 
 
 

School Trip

13 May 2019
Reception Trip to Imagine That!

 Dear Parents,
 
We have arranged a trip to Imagine That! in Wavertree, on Monday 8th July 2019.

We are asking for a contribution from parents of £9.50 to cover the cost of the visit.
 
The children will be leaving school at 9.10 am and will arrive back at school for normal home time at 3.00 pm.
 
The children will be expected to wear school uniform.
 
The children will require a packed lunch in a strong plastic bag with their name on – no glass bottles please. (Please ensure all items in their packed lunch can be thrown away – i.e. no sports bottles or lunch boxes) Those children who receive free school meals may order a packed lunch from the cook.  This must be ordered with the teacher a few days before departure.
 

Please return Form B, pay £9.50 via school gateway and give consent on gateway by Monday 24th June 2019.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Nicola Cooper
Head teacher


Induction Evening for Parents and Guardians of Pupils joining Reception Class in September 2019

10 May 2019

     

 Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Induction Evening for Parents and Guardians of Pupils joining Reception Class in September 2019

 

Our Early Phase Reception staff are delighted to invite you to an INDUCTION EVENING at school on Thursday 27th June 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 Get Logo’d in Shotton and Forrester Sports in Mold.  Links to both websites can be found on our school website: www.golftyncp.wales  select: Our School, School Information, School 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 via Flintshire County Council website: www.flintshire.gov.uk/ or our website: select Our School, School Information, 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 therefore 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 the 27th June to look at the next important stage of your child’s development.

 

Yours sincerely,

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher


Nursery Trip

09 May 2019

seaquariumrhyltrip.pdf

Online Safety Newsletter May 2019

07 May 2019

online-safety-newsletter-may-2019_golftyn.pdf

Year 3 Roman trip information

29 Apr 2019

Dear Parents,
 Just a reminder that it is our Year 3 trip to Chester on Wednesday. The children will need to wear their school uniform. Please could you ensure that your child has a waterproof coat as we will be spending time outside and the weather forecast says that there is a possibility of light rain showers.
 
The children will need to bring their packed lunch with them in a back pack as they will need to carry it around with them. If you would like to order a school packed lunch, please let your child’s class teacher know by Tuesday morning.
 
There is a small gift shop where the children can buy souvenirs. We recommend that the children bring no more than £4 with them.
 
Many thanks,
Mr Piercy & Mrs J Williams

Foundation Phase Sports Day Arrangements

10 Apr 2019

Arrangements for Sports Day-Tuesday 11th June @ The Deeside Stadium:
  • 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 to bring their snack and 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. 

 

  • 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.

 

Summer school meal menu

09 Apr 2019

Summer - 3 week-menu.jpg
link to our school website

Year 2 trip to Greenwood Forest Park

09 Apr 2019

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 4th July.

 

We will leave at 8:40am prompt (please ensure that your child arrives at school by 8:30am).

 

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.)

 

 

x

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.

 

The cost per child is £11.00. Please pay using our online payment system by Friday 14th June.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Nicola Cooper

 

Headteacher

 
 

 

 


Message from the Children's Sleep Charity

08 Apr 2019

sleep-workshops-wales.pdf

Easter Raffle

05 Apr 2019

Raffle Prizes
If you would like to buy raffle tickets, they will be on sale from the school office until next Thursday.  
Tickets are £1 per strip.
15 fantastic prizes to be won 
The raffle will be drawn this Thursday.  Good luck.

Our Back Yard Easter Activity Programme

04 Apr 2019

Our Back Yard poster.pdf

Easter Raffle

03 Apr 2019

We have 12 Easter Raffle prizes to be won 
Raffle tickets are £1 each
Tickets can be bought at Bingo tonight or from school until next week
raffle-prizes.jpg

Online Safety Newsletter April

01 Apr 2019

online-safety-newsletter-april-2019_golftyn.pdf

Easter Bingo

29 Mar 2019

bingo-poster-2019.pdf

Support the UK’s Air Ambulance Services by recycling Used Postage Stamps.

27 Mar 2019

 

 

Support the UK’s Air Ambulance Services by recycling Used Postage Stamps.

 

cid:image009.jpg@01D321C6.4306B2B0

 

The UK’s Air Ambulance Services are charities which receive no government funding and rely entirely on charitable donations to continue flying and responding to life threatening medical emergencies.

 

 

All kinds of stamps are welcome. You just need to leave no more than a 5mm single thickness border around them, and the perforations should not be damaged.



Once you have a large bundle, bag them up and send them to us at the below address:

 

 

cid:image001.jpg@01D321D2.4A9E1840

 

 

 

cid:image004.jpg@01D321D2.4A9E1840

 

Stamps can be sent to:

Air Ambulance Stamp Appeal
Xchange Master
272 Bath Street 
GLASGOW
G2 4JR
Freepost envelopes can be requested by emailing:
airambulance@xchange-master.co.uk

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 


 

Beechwood Court Residential Trip Information

21 Mar 2019

Beechwood Court Conwy, Residential Trip – Wednesday 10th July to Friday 12th July 2019
 
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.
 
Examples of the activities included in the trip are:
  • 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 approximately £165
  • The total amount payable has been estimated and will be confirmed once all the trip events have been booked.
  • A reducing balance payment request has been set up on School Gateway for your convenience should you wish to begin paying instalments towards the total cost of the trip. 
  • Minimum payment amount per instalment is £5
  • If you wish to pay more than £5, please overtype the payment amount with the amount you want to pay.

 
Further information regarding the trip will be given nearer the time.

Special Educational Needs Awareness Letter

14 Mar 2019

awareness--letter-to-parents

Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness raising Day 2019

11 Mar 2019

Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness raising Day 2019 - March 18th 2019

The following agencies will be on hand to raise awareness of exploitation, offering support, advice, guidance & signposting. The day is intended for EVERYONE please encourage Parents, Carer’s, Young People, Colleagues, friends, families ….Everyone!!

 

#SEESOMETHINGSAYSOMETHING

#ITSNOTOKAY

 

  • Barnardo’s Counter Trafficking
  • Looking After Me!
  • Communities for Work
  • Onyx NWP
  • NSPCC
  • Action for Children
  • Betsi Cadwaldr NHS
  • Family Information Service
  • DASU – Progress
  • KIM
  • CAMHS
  • CICA
  • TAF/FGM/HUB
  • Flintshire Sorted
  • NWSCB
  • North Wales Fire Service
  • Night Stop Supported Lodging
  • TGP CYMRU
  • Stop It Now-Lucy Faithful Foundation

 

 

 

 


Can you believe it is 5 years since we began the CSE Awareness Day? That’s definitely something to celebrate!
This year, #CSEDay19 as well as our #HelpingHands pledges we are asking everyone to wear RED on the day.


 
cse-awareness-poster--e-.pdf

Year 3 trip to Chester.

06 Mar 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian,
 Year 3 trip to Chester
We will be taking the children on a trip to Chester on Wednesday 1st May. 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 £10 per child.  
 
The children will need to bring a packed lunch in a back pack (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 the weather on the day.
 
Please can you complete the payment on School Gateway as well as the permission box, and return the Form B that will be sent home separately. The payment should be made by Monday 8th April.  
Many thanks,
Mr Piercy and Mrs J Williams

Online Safety Newsletter: March 2019

04 Mar 2019

online-safety-newsletter-march-2019

Valentine's Day theme menu - Thursday 14th February

13 Feb 2019

Image result for valentines day

Valentine's Day theme menu 

Spaghetti Bolognese with garlic bread

or

Crispy Fish Fillet

Potato Wedges

Sweetcorn

and

Cooks Special Shortbread

 

Prizes to be won !!

 


Aura Leisure Half term activity programme

07 Feb 2019

https://aura.wales/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Aura-Leisure-February-Programme-A5-Leaflet-v3.pdf

Wales under 15 girls football match

06 Feb 2019

wales-v-manu

Online Safety Newsletter

29 Jan 2019

online-safety-newsletter-feb-2019_golftyn.pdf

Y4 Tudor Roadshow Tuesday 22nd January 2019

21 Jan 2019

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

 

Year 4 trip to CQ Heritage Centre

10 Jan 2019

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

Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Information Event for Parents

10 Jan 2019

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

Year 4 Athletics and swimming

20 Dec 2018

Dear Parents,

 

Year 4 – Swimming Lessons/Athletics

 

After Christmas, Year 4 will be attending sessions at Connah’s Quay Baths and athletics at Deeside College.  The lessons are part of the National Curriculum for P.E.  The lessons will be held each Monday from 12.40 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. for this term. The first lesson will be Monday 14th January 2019. 

 

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

                                         Athletics – Mr Griffiths (4 sessions)

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

                                         Athletics – Mrs K.Williams (4 sessions)

                       

The children will be escorted by members of Golftyn staff.  We will be assisted by qualified coaches at both venues.

 
In order for this activity to take place, it is necessary to ask for contributions towards the cost of the transport, swimming lesson and athletics track hire.  Swimming lessons have now increased to £2.85 per pupil, athletics to £1.50 per pupil and the coach to transport the pupils costs £100 per week so a contribution of £3 per pupil per week would cover some of the cost with the remainder being paid by school.

 

Please make payments and give consent on the school gateway payment system; you will see a total of £24. This can be paid in installments to suit you. Please can the first payment be made by Monday, 14th January 2019 .

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs Cooper

 

Headteacher


Online safety newsletter

11 Dec 2018

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

Aura Christmas Activities

06 Dec 2018

aura.wales-Christmas-Holiday-Activities

Christmas dinner menu

03 Dec 2018

Christmas dinner menu 2018

Golftyn Christmas Fayre information

28 Nov 2018

christmas fayre poster.pdf

Lower Junior Party Day

28 Nov 2018

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

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

28 Nov 2018

MEXICAN FIESTA DAY! – THURSDAY 29TH NOVEMBER

 

ZESTY QUORN FAJITA

BBQ PULLED PORK TORTILLA BOATS

POTATO WEDGES

MEXICAN SWEETCORN

RINGED DOUGHNUTS

PRIZES TO BE WON

                           FACEBOOK: NEWYDD SCHOOL MEALS

     TWITTER: @NEWYDDCATERING

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

 

Flintshire Family Information Service

27 Nov 2018

fis-bilingual-poster.pdf

Foundation Phase Party Day Arrangements

21 Nov 2018

Arrangements for Party Day
Thursday 20th December:
 
All children are to come to school wearing their party clothes.  They will have lunch as normal so please can you ensure that your child brings a packed lunch or orders a school dinner.  After lunch, the children will be having party snacks and there will be a disco in the school hall.  We are also hoping that the children will have a visit from Santa, I am sure he will be able to fit us into his busy schedule!!!  Please note school will finish at normal time.

Connah's Quay light switch on

19 Nov 2018

Connahs Quay light switch on poster 2018.pdf

Free School Meal Information

15 Nov 2018

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

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

November Online Safety Newletter

14 Nov 2018

online-safety-newsletter-nov-2018.pdf

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

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

Cobralife EMERGENCY SITUATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME After school Club Information

10 Nov 2018

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

Teaching confidence and competence to manage a variety of emergency situations


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

Karate for Kids:


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

Children in Need- Wacky Clothes Day

08 Nov 2018

Children in Need 2019

Christmas Concert Informtion

07 Nov 2018

Christmas Concerts

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

Class

Date

Times

Venue

Seats Available

Nursery A

Thursday 13th December

10.30am

School Hall

Unlimited

Nursery B

Thursday 13th December

2pm

School Hall

Unlimited

Reception

Thursday 6th December

1.30pm and 5pm

School Hall

Unlimited

Year 1

Tuesday 4th December

6pm

St. Marks Church

Unlimited

Year 2

Tuesday 11th December

1.30pm and 6pm

School Hall

Unlimited

Year 3 & 4

Wednesday 12th December

1.30pm and 6pm

School Hall

2 tickets per child per show

Year 5 & 6

Monday 10th December

6pm

St. Marks Church

Unlimited

 

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

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

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

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

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


Foundation Phase Trip to the Pantomime

06 Nov 2018

Foundation Phase Trip to the Pantomime


 
We would like to take the children this year on the last Monday of term – December 17th to see Aladdin at Rhyl Pavilion Theatre.       
 
The cost is £10 to cover admission to the theatre, transport and an ice-cream, the remainder of the cost will be paid by school with the proceeds of ticket sales from the pupils Christmas concerts.    
    
The trip is a Christmas treat for pupils, it is not a curriculum trip.  Therefore, the theatre tickets are funded solely by parent’s payments.  Unfortunately, we do not have sufficient funds in our school budget to cover ticket costs and therefore children will only be able to go to the theatre if the £10 payment is made.
 
Please could you pay and give consent via School Gateway payment facility by Monday 3rd December as we need to confirm numbers.
 
The children will be going in the morning and will be back in school for a late dinner.
 
Pupils who do not go to the theatre should attend school as usual.

Aura Leisure Half Term Activities

12 Oct 2018

october-half-term-holiday-activities

STAND Newsletter

11 Oct 2018

stand-north-wales-cic-newsletter-oct-18

Online Safety Newsletter

08 Oct 2018

online-safety-newsletter-oct-2018

Annual Report from Governors

08 Oct 2018

full-annual-report-to-parents-2017-18

Application for a place in Reception Class

01 Oct 2018

 

         To Parents of All Nursery Pupils

Your Ref/Eich Cyf

 

Our Ref/Ein Cyf

 

Date/Dyddiad

September 2018

Ask for/Gofynner am

Primary School Admissions

Direct Dial/Rhif Union

01352 704073

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parent

 

Admission to Primary School September 2019

 

          Your child will be starting in the reception class in September 2019. You now have the opportunity

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

 

          In order to assist you with your decision, all schools will produce a prospectus giving full details of the school.

 

          The Local Authority provides a ‘Guide to Education Services 2019’ detailing the admissions procedure. A list of all schools is also available.

 

          The ‘Guide to Education Services 2019’ is available on our website, www.flintshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions. You will also find a list of frequently asked questions to assist in making your application.

 

          It is important that you read the ‘Guide to Education Services 2019’ before completing your preference form so that you are aware of the oversubscription criteria and the school transport policy.

 

          The timetable for primary school admissions is as below:-

         

Admission forms available to parents

Parents’ consideration period

Closing date for receipt of forms

Allocation places period

Parents informed by:

01/10/18

01/10/18 – 23/11/18

23/11/18

26/11/18 – 01/03/19

16/04/19

 

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

 

          Yours sincerely

 

          Sharon Wainwright – Primary School Admissions


Year 4 Welsh Industries week

20 Sep 2018

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

 

9.15 – 9.45

9.45 – 10.15

11.00 – 11.30

13.30 – 14.00

14.30 – 14.45

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 


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

Flintshire Choir Auditions

18 Sep 2018

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

Parents Evening

17 Sep 2018

Dear Parents,

 

 

UPPER JUNIOR PARENTS’ EVENING

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher

 


Message from Mold Alun High School

14 Sep 2018

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

School meal menu with dates

12 Sep 2018

3-week-primaryschool-menu-with-dates

Online Safety Newsletter

10 Sep 2018

online-safety-newsletter-sept-2018.pdf

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

10 Sep 2018

school meal menu/pdf

Admission to Secondary School

07 Sep 2018

Claire Homard

Chief Officer (Education and Youth)

Prif Swyddog (Addysg ac leuenctid)

 

 

          *To Parents of all Yr 6 pupils          

 

 

 

 

Date/Dyddiad

September 2018

Ask for/Gofynner am

Secondary School Admissions

Direct Dial/Rhif Union

01352 704068

 

 

 

 

Dear Parent

 

Admission to Secondary School September 2019

 

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

 

The process for applying for school places:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The timetable for secondary school admissions is as below:-

 

Admission forms available to parents

Parents’ consideration period

Closing date for receipt of forms

Allocation places period

Parents informed by:

10/09/2018

10/09/2018-09/11/2018

09/11/2017

12/11/18 -11/01/2019

01/03/19

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Christine Roberts

Secondary School Admissions


Kingswood Trip

07 Sep 2018

Dear Parents,

 

We are delighted to inform you that we are once again organising a residential educational adventure activity course at the Kingswood Centre at Loggerheads. We are very fortunate to have secured a booking during spring term, as it is extremely popular with school groups.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher


Flintshire Families Affected by Imprisonment

18 Jul 2018

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

Annual Connah's Quay Festival

28 Jun 2018

 
Connahs Quay Festival Poster

Beechwood Court Residential Trip

11 Jun 2018

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

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

Periods to keep pupils off school if they are unwell

05 Jun 2018

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

© Golftyn C.P. School. Powered by Schoop