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!
18 May 2018
Congratulations to Ryan in Year 6 who recently competed in the prestigious DC Thomas Cup at the Principality Stadium! Our school rugby team were there to support him and the atmosphere in the stadium was amazing and the cheers and chants from the supporters in the stand was exactly what the players needed to hear! You can read more on this story by clicking on the title and following the link.
18 May 2018
Penygarn versus Griffithstown primary was a great game of competitive rugby showcasing some exceptional young talent. Throughout the thrilling fixture both teams played some fantastic rugby, eventually resulting in a hard fought 2 tries to nil win for Penygarn. This was Penygarn’s first win of the season and one that will be enjoyed for a very long time. All of the boys played should feel proud of their performance but two boys, in particular, stand out: Kye and Kai. Keep working hard! We've added photos to the gallery section of the website.
16 May 2018
Tuesday 15th May 2018 marked the official launch of a business partnership between Penygarn Community Primary and Tesco store in Pontypool. A group of Year 5 pupils recently spent a day at Tesco researching and recording relevant data. The pupils are then creating, marketing and selling a product they are in the process of developing which they describe as “A ‘must have’ for every shopper in the town.” Tesco store has kindly made a donation of £50 to ‘kick-start’ the project. The product is soon to be on sale in Pontypool market so keep an eye for further information.