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!
17 Nov 2017
Mrs Harris, of Otters class, will be leaving Penygarn Community Primary School at Christmas to take up a new post at another school. Congratulations Mrs Harris on your new job! We will all miss you so much.
13 Nov 2017
We had a wonderful day just before half term where everyone dressed up for Autumn Dress Up Day. We raised a fantastic £221.56 towards the School Council which will allow them to purchase some fabulous new items for the school Treat Trolley. We've added photos to the school gallery, please take a look.
20 Oct 2017
Recently, Year 5 were treated to an immersion experience that was OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Year 5 teachers arranged for a planetarium to be brought into our school to LAUNCH our topic, ‘Stargazers’! We took a trip along the Milky Way into outer space to experience what life would be like on other planets and on the International Space Station! We were also able to take a closer look at the stars, the moon and the sun, all from the comfort of our own school hall. It was an amazing experience and one we are sure the children (and staff!) will not forget! If you click on the title of this article you will find photographs of the experience. Apologies for the quality of the photographs, they were taken in the dark.
18 Oct 2017
We raised an AMAZING £319.95 for Jeans for Genes day! Thank you to everyone who contributed.