Golftyn C.P. School

Aura Leisure Half Term Activities

12 Oct 2018

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STAND Newsletter

11 Oct 2018

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Online Safety Newsletter

08 Oct 2018

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Annual Report from Governors

08 Oct 2018

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Application for a place in Reception Class

01 Oct 2018

 

         To Parents of All Nursery Pupils

Your Ref/Eich Cyf

 

Our Ref/Ein Cyf

 

Date/Dyddiad

September 2018

Ask for/Gofynner am

Primary School Admissions

Direct Dial/Rhif Union

01352 704073

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parent

 

Admission to Primary School September 2019

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

          The timetable for primary school admissions is as below:-

         

Admission forms available to parents

Parents’ consideration period

Closing date for receipt of forms

Allocation places period

Parents informed by:

01/10/18

01/10/18 – 23/11/18

23/11/18

26/11/18 – 01/03/19

16/04/19

 

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

 

          Yours sincerely

 

          Sharon Wainwright – Primary School Admissions


Year 4 Welsh Industries week

20 Sep 2018

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

 

9.15 – 9.45

9.45 – 10.15

11.00 – 11.30

13.30 – 14.00

14.30 – 14.45

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 


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

Flintshire Choir Auditions

18 Sep 2018

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

Parents Evening

17 Sep 2018

Dear Parents,

 

 

UPPER JUNIOR PARENTS’ EVENING

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher

 


Message from Mold Alun High School

14 Sep 2018

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

School meal menu with dates

12 Sep 2018

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Online Safety Newsletter

10 Sep 2018

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

10 Sep 2018

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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

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Annual Connah's Quay Festival

28 Jun 2018

 
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Beechwood Court Residential Trip

11 Jun 2018

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

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

Periods to keep pupils off school if they are unwell

05 Jun 2018

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Update regarding use of emails, internet and photographs in school

11 May 2018

Data Protection Regulations

 

 

Dear Parent/Carer / Annwyl Rhieni/Gofalwyr 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher 

 


Aura Leisure May half term Activities

03 May 2018

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Reception Trip to Imagine That, Liverpool

01 May 2018

Reception Trip to Underwater Street – Imagine That

Dear Parents,

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

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

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

The children will be expected to wear school uniform.

The children will require a packed lunch in a strong plastic bag with their name on – no glass bottles please. (Please ensure all items in their packed lunch can be thrown away – i.e. no sports bottles or lunch boxes) Those children who receive free school meals may order a packed lunch from the cook. This must be ordered with the teacher a few days before departure.

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

Yours sincerely,

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher


Year 2 trip to Greenwood Forest Park

27 Apr 2018

Dear Parents,

Year 2 Trip – Greenwood Forest Park

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Children will require a packed lunch in a disposable bag with their name on please, no glass bottles. Please do not send in a plastic lunch box. Those children who receive free school meals may order a packed lunch from the cook. This must be ordered with the teacher a few days before departure.

 

Please pay using our online payment system by Thursday 7th June.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Nicola Cooper

 

Headteacher

 


Rounders Club Year 3 & 4

26 Apr 2018

Dear Parents,

YEAR 3 & 4 ROUNDERS CLUB

 

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

 

We will only be able to take the first 20 children who show an interest. If the club is popular we hope to open it up again for other children.

 

To register for a place at the club please visit School Gateway and book the first session, the 20 places will be given on a first come first served basis. By doing this you will be giving your consent for your child to attend the club.

 

The Club will be supervised by Miss Davies.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher


Foundation Phase Sports Day Arrangements

24 Apr 2018

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

 

  • Please note Breakfast Club is available for Foundation Phase children on this day if required (Reception-Year Two).

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

New Library opening times, for your information

23 Apr 2018

FOR YOUR INFORMATION PRESS RELEASE FROM AURA LEISURE: April 2018

 

LIBRARIES ACROSS FLINTSHIRE TO OFFER LONGER OPENING HOURS

COMMENCING 8TH MAY 2018

 

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

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

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

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

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

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


Cardiff Trip

17 Apr 2018

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

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

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

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

 
Many thanks,
 
Nicola Cooper
Head teacher

Blists Hill Trip

12 Apr 2018

Dear Parents

YEAR 5 TRIP TO BLISTS HILL, TELFORD.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher


Climbing Session Opportunity

12 Apr 2018

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

Message from Golftyn PTA

11 Apr 2018

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

Science Club

09 Apr 2018

Dear Parents,

YEAR 4 SCIENCE CLUB

 

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

 

As the club will be based on hands on activities we will only be able to take the first 10 children who show an interest. If the club is popular we hope to open it up again for other children.

 

To register for a place at the club please visit School Gateway and book the first session, the 10 places will be given on a first come first served basis. By doing this you will be giving your consent for your child to attend the club.

 

The Club will be supervised by Miss McKay.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Nicola Cooper

Headteacher


Year 2 Outdoor Week 9th-13th April

04 Apr 2018

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

After school club - free childcare offer

20 Mar 2018

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


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