The News Zone

All the latest from around the school...

In this section we bring you a round-up of all the latest goings-on in and around Gilwern. Click on any image to see it full-size.

November 2015

World Week

This week in school, we have been celebrating World Week. Each class has researched a different country through the curriculum, which culminated in a sharing assembly for all pupils. The children have been engaged in many fun activities throughout the week, with some excellent learning taking place. Examples of each class can be found in the pupil zone.

Foundation Phase trip - The Snow Dragon

Foundation Phase children were treated to a trip to The Borough Theatre in Abergavenny to see''The Snow Dragon''. The trip was funded by Gilwern Association of Parents and was a wintery tale about kindness and being respectful to each other. All the children thoroughly enjoyed the performance.


This week Year 2 were presented with certificates for their participation in Kerbcraft, a road safety awareness programme that has been undertaken at Gilwern School for the last few years. Well done to all the children.

Children in Need

Friday 13th November 2015 was Children in Need day. At Gilwern School we decided to have a pyjama day to raise money for this wonderful cause. Both the children and staff came to school in their pyjamas or onesies and raised the grand total of £285.46. Thank you to everyone that donated.

Year 1 Assembly

Year one would like to thank all the grown ups who joined us for our family event on Friday 6th November. We really enjoyed making a biscuit face, singing our songs and learning about our family tree.