St Giles Primary School News
Reminder of contact details:
The school e-mail address is:
The school website is:
01978 318880 or 01978 318891
If phone lines are busy then please use email address.
School closes at the end of the day for pupils on Friday 18th July and re-opens on Tues 2nd September.
Start to Next Year (September):
School will open for all our pupils on Tuesday 2nd September.
Nursery pupils (in September) will come to school in one of two sessions – 9.00am start or 12.30pm start – parents/carers have previously been notified of session to attend
All pupils will start on the first day of term – there are NO induction periods
All pupils will need to make their way to their new classes on our return in September. Remember, the two new Year 2 classrooms are now located on the main site.
Our School Day
The school is open at 8.50 a.m. in order to start the day promptly at 9.00 a.m.
Please accompany your child to the cloakroom/class entrance and do not leave them unaccompanied on the school yard.
Two sessions – 9.00am to 11.30am / 12.30pm to 3.00pm
Break-time is integrated into daily sessions
Children should be collected from the rear entrance to the lower end of the building (near field/soft play area).
Foundation Phase(Reception-Year Two):
10.25-10.40 Morning Break (flexible)
12.00-1.00 Lunch Time
1.00 Registration/Afternoon Session
2.10-2.20 Afternoon Break (flexible)
3.00 Home Time
Break-time is integrated into daily sessions.
Reception children can be collected from the rear entrance to the lower end of the building.
Year 1 children can be collected from the first rear entrance – within first enlosed play area.
Year 2 children can be collected from their external classroom doors.
Please do not be late for your child as this can cause distress. Please ensure that the school knows if a different adult is collecting your child.
Key Stage Two (Year Three-Six):
9.00-9.05 Registration (followed by Morning Session)
10.45-11.00 Morning Break
12.25-1.25 Lunch Time
1.25 Registration/Afternoon Session
3.15 Home Time
Children should not arrive at school before 8.50 a.m. unless accompanied. If they do, the school cannot accept responsibility for their safety.
At the moment costs are as follows:
Infants: £2.10 a day
Juniors: £2.15 a day
Payments should be made on a Monday, in an envelope indicating days.
In accordance with Welsh Government regulations pupils in Year 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 have undertaken national literacy/reading and numeracy tests. These results will be distributed as soon as they become available.
Could I remind all parents/carers please to return all ‘Home Readers’ to school prior to the summer holiday
Please ensure that all items of school clothing are labelled with your child’s name in September
We are also promoting the use of school PE kit – white t-shirt and black shorts. T-shirts can be ordered/purchased from school.
We will maintain a stock of PE kit in school for those pupils who fail to bring in their own kit.
All children from Year 1-6 are able to bring pencil cases to school. However, this is not essential – as we will provide equipment in class. If items are brought in then it should be basic equipment – pencils (range of colours), eraser, sharpener, ruler.
Could parents and visitors please take care when parking at school. Residents in Barnfield, opposite the school car park entrance, are concerned with regard to the number of cars parking outside their homes and on the pavements. I know that parking is difficult outside school but please take into account that residents need access to their properties.
Swimming: we will continue to use Gwyn Evans for Y2/3/4 and Ysgol Clywedog for Y5/6 over the year – sessions will be divided between the classes.
Gymnastics: we will continue to take Y3-6 to the Olympic Gym in Queensway next year. These gymnastic sessions will provide an added dimension to our curriculum and provide a purpose built environment. We will distribute a timetable on our return in September.
Work still needs to be completed on the old Foundation Phase entrance roof and hall. Therefore, entry to this area will continue to be restricted.
The new reception area/office on entry to the current Key Stage Two site is nearing completion.
The new Y2 classroom towards the field end of the KS2 site are also in the final stages.
We still anticipate that the upgrades will be completed prior to the start of the new academic year in September.
Dates for next Academic Year:
Training Day Monday 1st September
Term Opens Tuesday 2nd September
Half Term Close Thursday 23rd October
Training Day Friday 24th October
Half Term Open Monday 3rd November
Term Closes Friday 19th December
Training Day Monday 5th January
Term Opens Tuesday 6th January
Half Term Close Friday 13th February
Half Term Open Monday 23rd February
Term Closes Friday 27th March
Training Day Monday 13th April
Term Opens Tuesday 14th April
May Day Monday 4th May
Half Term Close Friday 22nd May
Half Term Open Monday 1st June
Term Closes Friday 17th July
Training Day Monday 20th July
Common Transfer Day
Thursday 2nd July Year 6 pupils visit High School/All other pupils visit new classes
Fixed Penalty Notices:
The Local Authority will have powers to issue Fixed Penalty Notices of £60 for unauthorised absence from school with effect from September 2014. These Fixed Penalty Notices could be issued to address any unauthorised absences from school in excess of five school days in one term.