24 May 2019
Congratulations to our little gymnast Lily in Year 2 who recently entered a gymnastics competition in Chepstow. She came away with Age 7 champion, 1st Overall, 2 gold medals, 1 silver medal and i bronze medal ..... way to go Lily!!
13 May 2019
Congratulations to Lily-Rose, who recently gained a place within the Welsh Gymnastics Development Squad after a trial in Cardiff. Lily-Rose is a dedicated member of Torfaen Academy of Gymnastics and has been working exceptionally hard to gain this place. She will now train once a month in Cardiff as well as her regular training at Torfaen Academy. If you click on the heading of this article, you can see a copy of piece reported in the South Wales Argus.
01 May 2019
We recently had a visit from the Welsh Government’s Minister for Education Kirsty Williams AM, who officially opened our refurbished and extended School. The school choir sang for the Minister and she spent lots of time speaking to pupils who were all absolutely brilliant throughout her tour. The £4m project has transformed classrooms and the overall condition of our school and resulted in community facilities being relocated into the extended Flying Start building on the school site. Some of the work here at Penygarn included: Reconfiguration, refurbishment and extension of Junior block including new classrooms, kitchen, hall, courtyard, toilets, library/IT, medical room, meeting room, community space, admin office, forest school room. New LED interactive teaching screens throughout the school. New Community facilities in an extended Flying Start building. New insulation, heating and security systems. New flexible teaching spaces
12 Apr 2019
As part of our Eco Schools Programme, we have created an action plan. We want to reduce litter and waste at Penygarn and encourage wildlife by planting flowers, building homes for animals and making bird feeders. We meet each week to discuss ideas, check our progress and take part in different eco activities. We’ve enjoyed planting vegetables in our garden and are looking forward to trying some in the summer. We’ve also helped to organise our first Penygarn Spring Clean litter pick in the community. We would like everyone to help us to keep Penygarn tidy by not dropping litter and by putting it in the nearest bin. Recently, we were awarded our Platinum flag renewal. The assessor was very impressed with our ideas and enthusiasm. Keep posted for more Eco news next term!
12 Mar 2019
We had a fabulous day at the Torfaen Primary School Dance Competition this week. Our children all enjoyed the workshops organised and joined in with Hip Hop, contemporary dance and ballet. Most of our children hadn't tried contemporary or ballet previously so it was a great experience for them to try new styles. In facet, some of them enjoyed the contemporary dance more than their usual dance style of Hip Hop. Our solo performer, Dylan, wowed the judges and came second in the solo dance performance making us all exceptionally proud. All the children really enjoyed watching other dancers from different schools, and the different range of dance styles being performed. Well done to all who took part and a big thank you to Torfaen Sport's Development for the invitation. We are looking forward to our next dance performance in May!
20 Feb 2019
A HUGE thumbs up for our choir who sang superbly last night at the performance at Crownbridge School along with a BIG thank you to Mrs Cox, Mrs Cotterell and Mrs Middle for all their wonderful work with our school choir! Making us proud yet again!
31 Jan 2019
We've worked exceptionally hard to achieve this status. Congratulations to us all!
20 Dec 2018
Mrs Rose of Woodpeckers class is leaving us this week as she is taking up a secondment placement with EAS as a Foundation Phase Advisory Teacher. Congratulations Mrs Rose, we will miss you a lot and wish you all the best.
12 Nov 2018
Forty of our lovely pupils took part in the Remembrance Service yesterday in Pontypool town through various clubs and organisations such as Boys Brigade, Girl Guides, Brownies, St John's Ambulance, Scouts and Cubs. We have had some fabulous feedback that our children represented these organisations exceptionally well. In fact, the term used was 'amazing'! Well done to everyone who took part, once again you have done us proud!
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!