16 Oct 2018
We recently applied to Pontypool Community Council for an Environmental Grant to fund a new parent, grandparent and pupil gardening project to improve our gardening area, grow herbs and vegetables for the community to enjoy. We are pleased to announce that we were awarded the full amount applied for which will allow us to start a gardening club here at Penygarn Community Primary School. A huge thank you goes out to Pontypool Community Council for helping us!
26 Sep 2018
Our Year 6’s had an amazing time watching the WWII production. They learnt all about what it was like living in this time. Children were involved in acting out what happened when the air raid siren warned people to take shelter. They also learnt that butter, sugar, milk, cheese and many other foods needed to be rationed. It was a difficult time for those children who were evacuated from the cities to the countryside for their safety. Many having to leave their families behind and not return for months or even a year. They were able to visualise different aspects of WWII life and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We have added lots of lovely photos to the gallery section of the website, please take a look.
24 Sep 2018
We raised a fabulous £230 on Jeans for Genes day. Thank you to all who contributed!
16 Jul 2018
Congratulations and good luck to Mrs E Edmunds on your two year secondment as Headteacher at Glyncoed Primary School starting in September 2018. We will miss you, it will be very strange at Penygarn without you. You will make a superb Headteacher, Glyncoed are lucky to have you!
06 Jul 2018
We are pleased to announce that after working hard all year, Penygarn has just been awarded the Cymraeg Campus Bronze Award for their use of Welsh. We are so proud of all the staff and children and would like to give a special thanks to Miss Busby and the Criw Cymraeg members for helping us achieve this fantastic award.
05 Jul 2018
Congratulations to Mrs Hall on achieving your Higher Level Teaching Assistant Status. All of us at Penygarn are super proud of you!
26 Jun 2018
Penygarn has just been awarded 'Lead Network School' status for GOOD schools by the EAS. We look forward to welcoming schools from across the region to share our good practice. We are so proud of all the staff for their enthusiasm, dedication and commitments. Well done!
18 Jun 2018
On Wednesday 13th June, Penygarn school football team traveled to Cwmbran Stadium as they were involved in The Newport County Cup. Fourteen teams were entered and split into two groups of seven with the top four teams in each group progressing to the knockout stages. After four emphatic wins and two losses Penygarn progressed to the next round after finishing second in the group. In the quarter finals we met Padre Pio. The game ended nil-nil and went to penalties, unfortunately Penygarn were knocked out. It was a great run by the team who played excellent football throughout. Great progress has been made by the team who have reached the knockout stages of the previous two tournaments, and reaching the semi-finals of the Gwent Police cup. We will look forward to the next tournament and hopefully progressing further.
23 May 2018
Our children have done it once again, they've given all they've got with an amazing performance on the third evening of the Torfaen Dance Festival. This is the first year the festival has been held and it provides the opportunity for schools to showcase their dance skills, alongside raising money for charity. They performed to Little Mix 'Word Up' brilliantly and were met with rapturous applause. Dylan from Year 5 was highly commended for his performance and awarded a Torfaen Dance Festival T-shirt. The event was well attended by staff and parents, and we are all already looking forward to next year's event! A picture of the team has been added to full story which you can see by clicking on the news title.
20 May 2018
A massive well done to the winners of the Kier Colouring Competition. We've added some lovely photos of them to the gallery section on the website. We really do have some fabulous artists here at Penygarn!