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.
14 Mar 2018
Mikey, one of our wonderful Pets as Therapy dogs has won second place at Crufts. We are all super proud of Mikey, and he looks rather proud of himself in the photo we've added to social media. You can see a copy of it in our Twitter feed here on our website.
15 Feb 2018
Our brilliant Year 2 football team came second recently in the Year 1/2 Football Festival. Well done boys, we are super proud of you!
13 Feb 2018
We've had the most lovely feedback from one of the foodbanks that received donations from our reverse advent calendar project in December last year. Thank you again to all that gave, you really have made a difference. "Thank you to you, the staff and the pupils of Penygarn Community Primary School for your kind donation of 17.2 kg of food to us here at Newport Foodbank. We have seen a big increase in people accessing the Foodbank during December and January so your donations have gone a long way to helping needy people in our area." Lynda Johnston Administrator Newport Foodbank
21 Dec 2017
During January 2018, in conjunction with corporate colleagues, Torfaen Catering will undertake an on-line consultation exercise with parents/ carers to establish their views about the current offer provided by the service. Please use this link to access the survey: https://getinvolved.torfaen.gov.uk/communications/torfaen-catering-arlwyo-torfaen
21 Dec 2017
It is with great sadness that we inform you of Mrs Kay White's passing. Please read the attached letter.
04 Dec 2017
We are losing our wonderful Mrs Carter a few weeks before Christmas as she is retiring. We are very sad to be losing her but wish her the happiest of retirements.
04 Dec 2017
We have just received the following feedback from Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel after our choir performed at the Christmas event this weekend. Well done everyone - you are a credit to our school and we are all super proud of you! 'I would just like thank you and Penygarn Primary School for your participation in our Festive Afternoon tea party yesterday afternoon. Of all the guests I managed to speak to they were all very positive with their comments regarding the choir and praised them for their superb performance. Those pupils that I had the chance to speak to were extremely polite and well-mannered – a real asset to the school. I had the pleasure of watching the performance and you could really see all the hard work that had gone into planning for the event which they should all be really proud of themselves. I particularly liked the use of inflatable saxophones for the final song which really ended their performance brilliantly! I was also glad that we were lucky enough to have a visit from Father Christmas yesterday and he was able to take the time to chat with all the children and from what I gather they had all been good boys and girls and went away with a gift. I do hope that they enjoyed themselves and I would really hope that they would like to join us again next year when we finalise our festive calendar for 2018 as they would be a credit to our calendar!'
23 Nov 2017
Most of you will have heard by now that we are losing the lovely Mrs Parfitt at the end of this term. We wish you the best of luck in your new adventures, we really will miss you so much!