EVENT LIST

CALENDAR

Thu 02Mar2017

Readathon

Whole school Sponsored Read!

We are holding our very first Readathon this year! Monies raised go towards providing books and storyteller visits to children's hospitals across the UK.

Children will be given a sponsorship card during our book week.

Letter - PDF

 

Fri 17Mar2017

Parent Questionnaire

Our annual Parent Survey

All parents are invited and encouraged to complete our annual parent questionnaire.

The survey can be accessed here.

If you experience any difficulties or would prefer to complete a paper copy then please contact the school office.

Your opinion counts and is used in our planning so please take time to give us feedback!

Parent Questionnaire (PDF) - Results - 2015 - 2016
Parent Questionnaire (PDF) - Results - 2014 - 2015
Parent Questionnaire (PFD) - Results - 2013 - 2014

Mon 27Mar2017
Civic Centre, St Albans, Herts, AL1 3LD

St Albans Primary School Music Festival

GFS at the Arena!

Location - Alban Arena

Civic Centre, St Albans, Herts, AL1 3LD

We are delighted that our Choir and Orchestra will be representing the school at the St Albans Primary Schools Music Fesitval at the Alban Arena.

Members of our choir will be performing on Monday 27 March. Choir Letter - PDF

Members of our orchestra will be performing at all 3 shows! Orchestra Letter - PDF

We will use Teamer to communicate with parents. Miss Wray will also post updates on the Music Blog.

 

Tue 28Mar2017

Y4 Swimming

Y4 Swimming

From 10:30am until 12:15pm

Location - Westminster Lodge

Letter - PDF

Tue 28Mar2017

Sports Fixture - Netball Yr 4 & 5 Mini-Tournament @ STAGS

Yr 4 Netball Mini-Tournament

From 3:20 PM until 5:00 PM

Location - STAGS Sports Hall or Outdoor Courts

Mrs Johnson

Mrs Johnson to notify squad via Teamer.

sport@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk

Wed 29Mar2017

Yrs 5 & 6 - Bikes in School

Children in Years 5 & 6 are asked to bring their bikes to school today!

Children in Years 5 & 6 who have a bike and helmet are asked to bring them to school today. This is part of the PE preparation for a triathlon in the Summer term.

Children in Year 6 who have passed their cycle training can cycle to school. All other children should be accompanied by an adult if they are planning to cycle to/from school.

Wed 29Mar2017

Football Inter-League @ Wheatfields School

Football Inter-League @ Wheatfields School

From TBC until TBC

Location - Wheatfields School

Mr Berman / Mrs Johnson

Mr Berman / Mrs Johnson to notifiy squads via Teamer

TIMINGS TBC nearer the date.

sport@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk

Wed 29Mar2017

EYFS Introduction to Bug Club

An informal workshop for parents

From 9:00 am until 9:45 am

Location -

EYFS parents are invited to join us for an informal workshop to introduce Bug Club.

Bug Club is an interactive reading programme for parents to use at home to support their child's reading.

Update 23 March 2017 - we have the opportunity to share a special dance that children have been learning on Monday 27 March as part of our Celebration Morning. We have therefore postponed this event. Given the short notice we are offering two revised dates to parents:

  • Wednesday 29 March - 9:00 am
  • Thursday 20 April - 2:30 pm

There is no need to book.

Wed 29Mar2017

Sports Fixture - Tri Club summer term bike & equipment check

Tri Club for the summer term bike equipment check

From 11:30 AM until 3:00 PM

Location - Garden Fields

Mrs Johnson

Mrs Johnson organising for "Rock & Road" bike shop and Tri Club providers Rav & Mike to come in to check bikes & helmets for any Yr 5 & 6 child that wants to take part in the Tri Club that will be starting at GFS for the summer term.

email sport@gardenfields.herts sch.uk for further details.

 

Thu 30Mar2017
Townsend Avenue

Y4 Swim Gala

St Albans High School for Girls

From 9:45 AM until 11:45 AM

Townsend Avenue

Further details to follow.

Thu 30Mar2017

Sports Fixture - Girls' Football V Fleetville Sch HOME

Girls' Football V Fleetville School

From 3:20 PM until 4:00 PM

Location - Garden Fields School

Mrs Johnson / Mr Farrell

Squad to be notified via Teamer.

sport@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk

Fri 31Mar2017

Term ends

School closes early today

From 1:15 pm

Mon 03Apr2017

Easter Holidays

Tue 18Apr2017

INSET Day - School Closed

Wed 19Apr2017

Sports Fixture - Yr 5 Football six-a-side prelims

Yr 5 Football six-a-side prelims

From TBC until TBC

Location - TBC

Mr Berman / Mrs Johnson

All details TBC.

Squads to be notified via Teamer.

sport@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk

Wed 19Apr2017

Summer Term Starts

Summer Term starts today.

Soft start still applies to children in Yrs 1-6. Children can access classrooms from 8:40am.

Please don't forget PE kit, trainers, water bottles etc! Please ensure all uniform is labelled.

Thu 20Apr2017

EYFS Introduction to Bug Club

An informal workshop for parents

From 2:30 pm until 3:15 pm

Location -

EYFS parents are invited to join us for an informal workshop to introduce Bug Club.

Bug Club is an interactive reading programme for parents to use at home to support their child's reading.

Update 23 March 2017 - we have the opportunity to share a special dance that children have been learning on Monday 27 March as part of our Celebration Morning. We have therefore postponed this event. Given the short notice we are offering two revised dates to parents:

  • Wednesday 29 March - 9:00 am
  • Thursday 20 April - 2:30 pm

There is no need to book.

Sat 22Apr2017

Sports Fixture - Yr 5 Football six-a-side finals @ Colney Heath School

Yr 5 Football six-a-side finals @ Colney Heath School

From TBC until TBC

Location - Colney Heath School

Mr Berman / Mrs Johnson

Mr Berman to notify squads via Teamer.

Timings TBC nearer the date.

sport@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk

Tue 25Apr2017

Y4 Gurdwara Visit

Y4 children will be visiting Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara as part of their topic on Sikhism.

From 9:00 am until 12:30 pm

Letter - PDF

Tue 25Apr2017

Y3 Swimming

Y3 weekly swimming lesson at Westminster Lodge.

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Westminster Lodge

Letter - PDF

SchoolGateway - on-line payments
[learn_more caption="How do I use the School Gateway?"] To activate your School Gateway account all you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS you can send app messages to the school for FREE – this will also save the school money when we send text messages. OR Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway. If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school and we’ll update the details on our system. [/learn_more]

Tue 02May2017

Y3 Swimming

Y3 weekly swimming lesson at Westminster Lodge.

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Westminster Lodge

Letter - PDF

SchoolGateway - on-line payments
[learn_more caption="How do I use the School Gateway?"] To activate your School Gateway account all you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS you can send app messages to the school for FREE – this will also save the school money when we send text messages. OR Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway. If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school and we’ll update the details on our system. [/learn_more]

Wed 03May2017

Sports Fixture - Yr 6 Football six-a-side prelims

Yr 6 six-a-side prelims

From TBC until TBC

Location - TBC

Mr Berman / Mrs Johnson

Mr Berman to notify squad via Teamer.

Timings & venue TBC nearer the date.

sport@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk

 

 

Tue 09May2017

Y3 Swimming

Y3 weekly swimming lesson at Westminster Lodge.

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Westminster Lodge

Letter - PDF

SchoolGateway - on-line payments
[learn_more caption="How do I use the School Gateway?"] To activate your School Gateway account all you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS you can send app messages to the school for FREE – this will also save the school money when we send text messages. OR Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway. If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school and we’ll update the details on our system. [/learn_more]

Wed 10May2017

Y5 France Trip Meeting

A meeting for parents about the France Trip

From 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm

Location - Y6 Breakout Space

This is an important meeting for all parents of children going to France in May.

 

Fri 12May2017

PTA Disco (Years 1-6)

Details to follow....

Tue 16May2017

Y3 Swimming

Y3 weekly swimming lesson at Westminster Lodge.

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Westminster Lodge

Letter - PDF

SchoolGateway - on-line payments
[learn_more caption="How do I use the School Gateway?"] To activate your School Gateway account all you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS you can send app messages to the school for FREE – this will also save the school money when we send text messages. OR Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway. If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school and we’ll update the details on our system. [/learn_more]

Fri 19May2017

Bilingual Parents and Carers Afternoon Tea

From 2:00pm until 3:10pm

Location - Butterfly Room

We would like to welcome our Bilingual Parents and Carers  (old and new to Garden Fields school) and hope you will be able to join us for an Afternoon Tea and chat. Toddlers and babies are welcome.

Please let us know if you are able to come either by email to eal@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk or through the school office.

 

 

Sat 20May2017

PTA May Fair

From 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm

Location - School

Mon 22May2017

EYFS Celebration Morning

An opportunity for your child to share their learning journal with you.

From 9:00 am until 9:30 am

Location - Classrooms

Tue 23May2017

Y5 French Trip

Our annual residential trip to France!

IMPORTANT - UPDATE as at 31 October 2016
Dates have been changed to Tuesday 23 May - Thursday 25 May 2017. Letter PDF

All details relating to this trip can be found on the Year 5 Journey to France BLOG.

Any presentations, letters etc are located in the LETTERS & LINKS tab on the top right hand corner of the blog.

 

Tue 23May2017

Y3 Swimming

Y3 weekly swimming lesson at Westminster Lodge.

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Westminster Lodge

Letter - PDF

SchoolGateway - on-line payments
[learn_more caption="How do I use the School Gateway?"] To activate your School Gateway account all you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS you can send app messages to the school for FREE – this will also save the school money when we send text messages. OR Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway. If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school and we’ll update the details on our system. [/learn_more]

Mon 29May2017

Half Term

Tue 06Jun2017

Y3 Swimming

Y3 weekly swimming lesson at Westminster Lodge.

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Westminster Lodge

Letter - PDF

SchoolGateway - on-line payments
[learn_more caption="How do I use the School Gateway?"] To activate your School Gateway account all you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS you can send app messages to the school for FREE – this will also save the school money when we send text messages. OR Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway. If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school and we’ll update the details on our system. [/learn_more]

Tue 13Jun2017

Y3 Swimming

Y3 weekly swimming lesson at Westminster Lodge.

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Westminster Lodge

Letter - PDF

SchoolGateway - on-line payments
[learn_more caption="How do I use the School Gateway?"] To activate your School Gateway account all you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS you can send app messages to the school for FREE – this will also save the school money when we send text messages. OR Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway. If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school and we’ll update the details on our system. [/learn_more]

Thu 15Jun2017

Y4 Phasels Wood

Y4 Residential Trip to Phasels Wood

Presentation PDF - September 2016

Fri 16Jun2017

PTA Fathers Day Sale

An opportunity for your child to purchase a card and small gift. This event takes place during the school day.

Details to follow......

Mon 19Jun2017

Y6 Manor Adventure

Our annual Y6 residential trip!

All details relating to this trip can be found on the Year 6 Manor Adventure BLOG.

Any presentations, letters etc are located in the LETTERS & LINKS tab on the top right hand corner of the blog.

Tue 20Jun2017

Sports Fixture - District Sports Field/Relay Heats

District sports field/relay heats (large schools)

From TBC until TBC

Location - Westminster Lodge

Mrs Johnson

Mrs Johnson to notify team via Teamer.

All details TBC nearer the date.

sport@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk

Tue 20Jun2017

Y3 Swimming

Y3 weekly swimming lesson at Westminster Lodge.

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Westminster Lodge

Letter - PDF

SchoolGateway - on-line payments
[learn_more caption="How do I use the School Gateway?"] To activate your School Gateway account all you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS you can send app messages to the school for FREE – this will also save the school money when we send text messages. OR Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway. If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school and we’ll update the details on our system. [/learn_more]

Thu 22Jun2017

Sports Fixture - District Sports Track Events

District Sports Track Events

From TBC until TBC

Location - Westminster Lodge

Mrs Johnson

Mrs Johnson to notify squad via Teamer.

All details TBC nearer the date.

sport@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk

Tue 27Jun2017

Sports Fixture - DISTRICT SPORTS RESERVE DATE

DISTRICT SPORTS RESERVE DATE

From TBC until TBC

Location - Westminster Lodge

Mrs Johnson

RESERVE DATE!

sport@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk

Tue 27Jun2017

Y3 Swimming

Y3 weekly swimming lesson at Westminster Lodge.

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Westminster Lodge

Letter - PDF

SchoolGateway - on-line payments
[learn_more caption="How do I use the School Gateway?"] To activate your School Gateway account all you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS you can send app messages to the school for FREE – this will also save the school money when we send text messages. OR Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway. If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school and we’ll update the details on our system. [/learn_more]

Fri 30Jun2017

PTA Film Night (Years 1 - 6)

Details to follow......

Sat 01Jul2017

Sports Fixture - Girls' Annual Football Tournament @ Fleetville School

Yr 6 Girls Football Tournament @ Fleetville School

From TBC until TBC

Location - Fleetville School

Mrs Johnson / Mr Farrell

Mrs Johnson / Mr Farrell to notify squad via Teamer.

All details TBC nearer the date.

sport@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk

Mon 03Jul2017

Y5 Cycle Training

Y5 have cycle training in school this week!

Letter - PDF

SchoolGateway - on-line payments
[learn_more caption="How do I use the School Gateway?"] To activate your School Gateway account all you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS you can send app messages to the school for FREE – this will also save the school money when we send text messages. OR Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway. If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school and we’ll update the details on our system. [/learn_more]

Tue 04Jul2017

Y3 Swimming

Y3 weekly swimming lesson at Westminster Lodge.

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Westminster Lodge

Letter - PDF

SchoolGateway - on-line payments
[learn_more caption="How do I use the School Gateway?"] To activate your School Gateway account all you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS you can send app messages to the school for FREE – this will also save the school money when we send text messages. OR Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway. If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school and we’ll update the details on our system. [/learn_more]

Wed 05Jul2017

Sports Fixture - Mixed Kwik Cricket Tournament @ Old Albanion Rugby Club

Mixed Kwik Cricket Tournament

From TBC until TBC

Location - Old Albanion Rugby Club

Mrs Johnson

Cricket players to be notified via Teamer.

All details TBC nearer the date.

sport@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk

Fri 07Jul2017

Bilingual Parents and Carers Afternoon Tea

From 2:00pm until 3:10pm

Location - Butterfly Room

We would like to welcome our Bilingual Parents and Carers  (old and new to Garden Fields school) and hope you will be able to join us for an Afternoon Tea and chat. Toddlers and babies are welcome.

Please let us know if you are able to come either by email to eal@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk or through the school office.

 

 

Sat 08Jul2017

PTA Camp Out

Our annual camping event!

Location - School Field

Our annual camping event!

More details to follow.

Thu 13Jul2017

Transition Day

Children visit their new classes today!

Today children in Year 6 will visit their new Secondary Schools. Remaining children will meet their new teacher's and visit their new classrooms.

Thu 20Jul2017

Y6 Show

Location - Sandpit Theatre, Sandringham School

Parents of children in Y6 are invited to a special end of year show! There will be 2 performances - one at 2pm and one at 7pm - both taking place at the Sandpit Theatre at Sandringham School.

Further details will follow.

Thu 20Jul2017

Winning House Reward Day

A special day for the children in the winning house this year.

Children in the winning house will have a non-uniform day today plus a treat!

Fri 21Jul2017

End of Term

Term ends early today.

From 1:15 pm

Last day of the academic year. School closes early today.

We say goodbye and good luck to our Year 6 pupils.

Fri 01Sep2017

INSET Day - School Closed

Mon 04Sep2017

INSET Day - School Closed

Tue 05Sep2017

Autumn Term Starts

Autumn Term starts today.

Soft start still applies to children in Yrs 1-6. Children can access classrooms from 8:40am.

Please don't forget PE kit, trainers, water bottles etc! Please ensure all uniform is labelled.

Mon 23Oct2017

Half Term

Sun 10Dec2017

PTA Pantomime

From 1:30 pm

Location - Alban Arena

Further details to follow.

Tue 19Dec2017

Autumn Term Ends

End of term - School closes early today.

From 1:15 pm

Final day of Autumn Term.

Children should be collected at 1:15pm. Please ensure that your child has all their property with them. Any remaining property will be recycled or disposed of during the holidays.

 

Wed 03Jan2018

INSET Day - School Closed

Thu 04Jan2018

Spring Term Starts

Autumn Term starts today.

Soft start still applies to children in Yrs 1-6. Children can access classrooms from 8:40am.

Please don't forget PE kit, trainers, water bottles etc! Please ensure all uniform is labelled.

Mon 12Feb2018

Half Term

Thu 29Mar2018

Spring Term Ends

End of term - School closes early today.

From 1:15 pm

Final day of Autumn Term.

Children should be collected at 1:15pm. Please ensure that your child has all their property with them. Any remaining property will be recycled or disposed of during the holidays.

 

Mon 16Apr2018

INSET Day - School Closed

Tue 17Apr2018

INSET Day - School Closed

Wed 18Apr2018

Summer Term Starts

Autumn Term starts today.

Soft start still applies to children in Yrs 1-6. Children can access classrooms from 8:40am.

Please don't forget PE kit, trainers, water bottles etc! Please ensure all uniform is labelled.

Mon 28May2018

Half Term

Fri 20Jul2018

Summer Term Ends

End of term - School closes early today.

From 1:15 pm

Final day of Autumn Term.

Children should be collected at 1:15pm. Please ensure that your child has all their property with them. Any remaining property will be recycled or disposed of during the holidays.

 

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