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!
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.