EVENT LIST

CALENDAR

Mon 18Mar2019

Class Photographs

Children will have their class photographs taken today.

Mon 18Mar2019

Sports Fixture - Girls' Football V Mandeville HOME @ GFS (re-scheduled match)

Girls' Football V Mandeville HOME @ GFS (re-scheduled match)

From 3:15 PM until 4:30 PM

Location - Garden Fields School Field

Mrs Johnson

Mon 18Mar2019

Sports Fixture - Boy's B Team Football V Killigrew AWAY @ Killigrew

Boy's B Team Football V Killigrew AWAY @ Killigrew (x 2 teams)

From 3:15 PM until 4:30 PM

Mr Farrugia

Tue 19Mar2019

Sports Event - Herts School Games Finals Day (only if we qualify!) @ Wodson Park, Ware

Herts School Games Finals Day (only if we qualify!) @ Wodson Park, Ware

From TBC until TBC

Location - Wodson Park Sports Centre, Ware

Mrs Johnson

Tue 19Mar2019

Parent Teacher Consultations

A 10 minute consultation with your child's class teacher.

From 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm

Location - Classrooms

LETTER

A 10 minute appointment with your child's teacher.

Parents are able to book appointments using our on-line booking system - Parents Evening System

Guide to booking an appointment.

If you have any difficulty booking an appointment then please contact the school office on 01727 890440.

If you would like to speak with Miss Wray, Music or Mrs Johnson, Sport they will be available for informal meetings today in the dining hall.

Miss Wray - 4pm - 4:45pm

Mrs Johnson - 5pm - 6pm

Thu 21Mar2019

ALBAN ARENA CHOIR Y3-6 Rehearsal

Rehearsal for St Albans Primary Schools Music Festival

From PM until

Location - Wheatfields Junior School

Members of the choir will be going to Wheatfields School for rehearsals. Please remember to sign up to the music blog!

 

 

 

Thu 21Mar2019

Parent Teacher Consultations

A 10 minute consultation with your child's class teacher.

From 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm

Location - Classrooms

LETTER

A 10 minute appointment with your child's teacher.

Parents are able to book appointments using our on-line booking system - Parents Evening System

Guide to booking an appointment.

If you have any difficulty booking an appointment then please contact the school office on 01727 890440.

If you would like to speak with Miss Wray, Music or Mrs Johnson, Sport they will be available for informal meetings today in the dining hall.

Miss Wray - 5:45pm - 6:45pm

Mrs Johnson - 4pm - 6pm

Fri 22Mar2019

Y3 Swimming

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Townsend School

Letter - PDF

Fri 22Mar2019

ALBAN ARENA ORCHESTRA Rehearsal

St Albans Primary Schools Music Festival Rehearsals - ORCHESTRA

From AM until

Location - Townsend School

Please remember to sign up to the Music blog for further details.

Fri 22Mar2019

Sports Fixture - Hockey Friendly V Skyswood School @ Oaklands College

Hockey Friendly V Skyswood School @ Oaklands College

From 3:15 PM until 5:00 PM

Location - Oaklands College

Mrs Johnson

Sat 23Mar2019

Sports Fixture - RESERVE DATE for Primary Schools Netball Tournament @ St Albans High School for Girls WHEATHAMPSTEAD PREP SCHOOL SITE

RESERVE DATE for Primary Schools Netball Tournament @ St Albans High School for Girls WHEATHAMPSTEAD PREP SCHOOL SITE

From 12:00 PM until 3:00 PM

Location - St Albans High School for Girls WHEATHAMPSTEAD PREP SCHOOL SITE

Mrs Johnson

Mon 25Mar2019

ALBAN ARENA ORCHESTRA Rehearsal

St Albans Primary Schools Music Festival Rehearsals - ORCHESTRA

From Lunchtime until

Location - Alban Arena

Please remember to sign up to the Music blog for further details.

Mon 25Mar2019

ALBAN ARENA CHOIR Rehearsal

Rehearsal for St Albans Primary Schools Music Festival

From PM until

Location - Alban Arena

Please check the music blog for more details

Mon 25Mar2019
Civic Centre, St Albans, Herts, AL1 3LD

ALBAN ARENA 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 25 March. 

Members of our orchestra will be performing at all 3 shows!

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

 

Mon 25Mar2019

PTA Meeting

Eve

From 7:45 pm

Location - Staff Room

As a parent/carer at Garden Fields, you are automatically the 'P' in the PTA! The extent to which you'd like to be involved in the Committee and our events is entirely up to you. But we cannot raise the funds we do (£47,000 in 2017/18!!) without the input and support of our amazing GFS family.

Everyone is welcome at our regular meetings. If you have feedback, new ideas or would just like to find out a bit more about what we do, come along! The dates for the year are listed on our page on the school website. We're always keen to welcome parents on board! You get to know other parents who you wouldn't necessarily normally meet. And you have input into what we do and the initiatives we choose to support. If you think you can give a bit of your time when you're able, please get in touch. 

pta@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk.

PTA BLOG: https://gardenfieldspta.wordpress.com
GFS Events FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/296209680916758/

Tue 26Mar2019

Sports Fixture - Quicksticks Hockey Competition @ Oaklands College

Quicksticks Hockey Competition @ Oaklands College

From 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM

Location - Oaklands College

Mrs Johnson

Tue 26Mar2019

St Albans Primary Schools Music Festival

From 7:00 pm

Location - Alban Arena

More information to follow.....

Wed 27Mar2019

Sports Fixture - Yr 5 Girls' Football Friendly V Wheatfields School AWAY @ Wheatfields

Yr 5 Girls' Football Friendly V Wheatfields School AWAY @ Wheatfields

From 3:15 PM until 4:30 PM

Location - Wheatfields School

Mrs Johnson / Mrs McMahon

Mrs Johnson to notify Yr 5 squad via Teamer.

sport@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk

Wed 27Mar2019

St Albans Primary Schools Music Festival

From 7:00 pm

Location - Alban Arena

More information to follow.....

Thu 28Mar2019

Sports Fixture - Yr 5 Mini Netball Tournament @ STAGS Outside Netball Courts

Yr 5 Mini Netball Tournament @ STAGS Netball Courts

From 3:20 PM until 5:00 PM

Location - STAGS Outside Netball Courts

Mrs Johnson

Fri 29Mar2019

Y3 Swimming

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Townsend School

Letter - PDF

Fri 29Mar2019

PTA Mothers Day Sale

From 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm

Location - Breakout area

The children love coming along to our ever-popular Mothers Day Sale! It takes place during the school day.
 
  • Bring cash in a sealed envelope clearly marked: 'Mothers Day Sale, your child's name & class - and name & class for each of their other siblings!' This is essential - PTA does not have this information to hand.
  • Hand the envelope to their class teacher first thing that morning for safe-keeping.
  • PRICES: Hand-made cards by Spookydooks, £1. 
  • Maximum price for individual pre-wrapped gift, £5. 
  • There are a range of items and prices to choose from
  • No limit to the number of gifts you can purchase.
 
The children will be brought to the Break Out Area by class. The eldest child in the family will be able to go and collect siblings to choose a gift together if you wish and will walk their siblings back to class afterwards. (Please note the names of ALL your children & their class on your envelope if you want them to come together to choose a gift (helps to ensure the gifts aren't duplicated!) And sometimes little ones can't remember their siblings names in the moment, never mind which class they're in!
 
Buying a gift is not obligatory but if you aren't purchasing one, PLEASE discuss this with your child before the day to explain you're doing something different!! As long as children know what is happening, they're usually fine.
 
NB: Classroom teachers / school office do not hold petty cash to be used in this instance.
 
pta@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk
 

Wed 03Apr2019

Sports Fixture - Football Inter League @ Wheatfields School

Football Inter League @ Wheatfields School

From TBC until TBC

Location - Wheatfields School

Mr Berman/Mrs Johnson/Mr Farrugia

Thu 04Apr2019

Sports Fixture - Yr 4 Mini Netball Tournament @ STAGS Outdoor Netball Courts

Yr 4 Mini Netball Tournament @ STAGS Outdoor Netball Courts

From 3:20 PM until 5:00 PM

Location - St Albans Girls School outdoor netball courts

Mrs Johnson

Fri 05Apr2019

Sport Event - Yr 3 Swimming Gala @ St Albans High School for Girls, Townsend Drive

Yr 3 Swimming Gala @ St Albans High School for Girls, Townsend Drive

From 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM

Location - St Albans High School for Girls, Townsend Drive

Mrs Johnson

Fri 05Apr2019

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.

 

Fri 12Apr2019

Fab Science Holiday Camp!

Fab Science Holiday Camp!

From 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Location - Lower School Hall

Tue 23Apr2019

INSET Day - School Closed

Wed 24Apr2019

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.

Wed 24Apr2019

Sustainability Week

Fun and informative workshops - Miss Watson & Eco Team

Letter 1 - Ways to help!

CLICK HERE

Wed 24Apr2019

Sports Event - Tour de Garden Fields with Mrs Johnson!

Tour de Garden Fields with Mrs Johnson!

From TBC until TBC

Location - Garden Fields School Field

Mrs Johnson

Thu 25Apr2019

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.

A copy of the presentation will be posted on the France Blog - Letters and Links

 

Fri 26Apr2019

Y4 Swimming

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Townsend School

Letter - PDF

Fri 26Apr2019

PTA Brush Party

Channel your inner artiste! Event for parents.

From 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm

Location - Upper School Hall

Channel your inner artiste! For the first time, we are hosting the hugely popular BRUSH PARTY! It's a fun, informal, sociable art party for all levels of ability, even if you're a novice. The team will talk you through the step-by-step stages of creating your artwork. All equipment and materials are supplied and you take home your masterpiece. Would make a perfect 'experience' gift for Mothers Day! So come along on your own or with a group to enjoy a glass or two of something cold, snacks and a bit of a giggle along the way. To see what everyone's talking about, go to: https://brushparty.co.uk/

We have 40 spaces available and tickets are £29 to include a welcome glass of Prosecco. Link to purchase tickets via PTAsocial goes live on Tuesday 29th January.

Ticketshttps://app.ptasocial.com/events/54027

Facebook 'Event'https://www.facebook.com/events/526512174423877/ 

pta@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk

PTA BLOG: https://gardenfieldspta.wordpress.com
GFS Events FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/296209680916758/

 

Wed 01May2019

PTA Meeting

Everyone welcome!

From 7:45 pm

Location - Staff Room

As a parent/carer at Garden Fields, you are automatically the 'P' in the PTA! The extent to which you'd like to be involved in the Committee and our events is entirely up to you. But we cannot raise the funds we do (£47,000 in 2017/18!!) without the input and support of our amazing GFS family.

Everyone is welcome at our regular meetings. If you have feedback, new ideas or would just like to find out a bit more about what we do, come along! The dates for the year are listed on our page on the school website. We're always keen to welcome parents on board! You get to know other parents who you wouldn't necessarily normally meet. And you have input into what we do and the initiatives we choose to support. If you think you can give a bit of your time when you're able, please get in touch. 

pta@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk.

PTA BLOG: https://gardenfieldspta.wordpress.com
GFS Events FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/296209680916758/

Fri 03May2019

Y4 Swimming

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Townsend School

Letter - PDF

Mon 06May2019

Bank Holiday - School Closed

Fri 10May2019

Y4 Swimming

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Townsend School

Letter - PDF

Fri 17May2019

PTA Non-Uniform Day for May Fair

In exchange for a donation towards the PTA May Fair tomorrow - children wear non-uniform today!

 

 

Fri 17May2019

Y4 Swimming

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Townsend School

Letter - PDF

Sat 18May2019

PTA May Fair

From 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm

Location - School

More details to follow......

Mon 20May2019

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.

Y6 parents will have been sent the link to access the blog in our letter of 11 September 2018.

Wed 22May2019

Y5 Residential Trip to France

Our Y5 annual trip to France.

Please see the France Blog for the most up to date information.

Copy of letters and presentations can be found on the LETTERS & LINKS link found on the top right corner.

Y5 parents will have been sent the link to access the blog in our letter of 11 September 2018.

Fri 24May2019

Y4 Swimming

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Townsend School

Letter - PDF

Mon 27May2019

Half Term

Sun 09Jun2019

St Albans Half Marathon Fun Run

Can GFS win the most improved school prize this year?!

We're pulling out all the stops this year! In 2017, GFS won a cash donation for the 'most improved' numbers registered. In 2017 & 2018, we also received a further cash donation for providing marshals for the 5K race. This year, we'd like to achieve the 'highest percentage of children attending our school' registered! That's the top donation. If anyone can do it, we can! It's a fun morning with an unchallenging route that even the most challenged among us can conquer. Registration opened on 2nd October with an 'early bird' cost of £7 per person. Only children 12yrs and below who are current pupils at Garden Fields will be considered in our head count. But all are welcome to join in the fun! There is lots to try once the race is finished: a taster of various sports, stalls, food, etc. And it would be lovely to meet together afterwards for a pic nic. Winners are normally announced 11:30/12:00.

 

Fri 14Jun2019

PTA Fathers Day Sale

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

Children will be brought along to the Year 6 break-out area after lunch, a class at a time. Older siblings will be able to go and collect younger siblings to choose a gift together.

Gifts are priced between £2-£5 and hand-made cards are £1. There is no limit on gifts you can purchase.
If your child(ren) would like to purchase a gift and card for Dad, Step-Dad, Grandad, Uncle, Godfather or any other special person in their life....here's what you need to do!

  • place cash in a sealed envelope
  • write clearly on the front: child's name / their class / name(s) & class(es) of silbings (they have the option of going to the sale along with their siblings and kids don't always remember the class they're in - and sometimes even their siblings' names! I kid you not).
  • make sure they hand their envelope to their class teacher first thing on Friday for safe keeping
  • no peeking in bags after school!

Unfortunately, neither teachers nor the office hold petty cash for this purpose. If you are doing something else for Fathers' Day, I would ask that you explain that to your child in advance. They are fine - as long as they know what's happening.

Year 4 Phasel's Wood Trip. We will hold some items in reserve so children on the trip can come and choose gifts on their return to school at around 4pm. Those Year 4's not on the trip will come along as normal during school with the others.

Please address any queries to: pta@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk. Thanks as always for your support!

Fri 14Jun2019

Y4 Swimming

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Townsend School

Letter - PDF

Fri 14Jun2019

PTA Children's Disco

From 3:30 pm until 8:00 pm

Location - Lower School Hall

£4 per child

  • EYFS: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • YEARS 1-3: 5pm- 6:15pm
  • YEARS 4-6: 6:30 - 8:00pm

Full details on PTA Social

pta@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk

PTA BLOG: https://gardenfieldspta.wordpress.com
GFS Events FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/296209680916758/

 

Fri 21Jun2019

PTA International Food Festival

Our second international food festival!

Location - School

What better way to get to know one another and enhance and celebrate our diverse GFS family than to come together through the enjoyment of food!

In celebration of our wonderful global community at Garden Fields, we offer you the chance to create dishes from your family heritage and bring to school for the children and parents to enjoy! The idea behind the Food Festival is for you to stay and serve your dish - to promote dialogue, discuss the food you've made, share your cultural background. 
 
We'd love to as many countries and cultures represented as we can! Please sign up under the relevant continent if you're able to make a dish. https://app.ptasocial.com/events/52203
 
The children will come and sample the food during the school day. Parents, children, families and neighbours are welcome to come along after school. We have a few different things planned for the afternoon this year! So come and sample the diverse range of food on offer and soak up the atmosphere! In addition to the fabulous food, there will be music and story telling from around the world. Cash bar to try our specially crafted cocktails hosted once again by the 'Men of Fields' - Garden Fields Dads' Cricket team.
 
Look forward to seeing you there!
 
#connection  #tolerance  #friendship  #community  #partofsomethinggreater
 
pta@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk
 

PTA BLOG: https://gardenfieldspta.wordpress.com
GFS Events FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/296209680916758/

Fri 21Jun2019

Y4 Swimming

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Townsend School

Letter - PDF

Mon 24Jun2019

PTA Meeting

Everyone welcome!

From 7:45 pm

Location - Staff Room

As a parent/carer at Garden Fields, you are automatically the 'P' in the PTA! The extent to which you'd like to be involved in the Committee and our events is entirely up to you. But we cannot raise the funds we do (£47,000 in 2017/18!!) without the input and support of our amazing GFS family.

Everyone is welcome at our regular meetings. If you have feedback, new ideas or would just like to find out a bit more about what we do, come along! The dates for the year are listed on our page on the school website. We're always keen to welcome parents on board! You get to know other parents who you wouldn't necessarily normally meet. And you have input into what we do and the initiatives we choose to support. If you think you can give a bit of your time when you're able, please get in touch. 

pta@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk.

PTA BLOG: https://gardenfieldspta.wordpress.com
GFS Events FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/296209680916758/

Fri 28Jun2019

Y4 Swimming

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Townsend School

Letter - PDF

Fri 05Jul2019

Y4 Swimming

From 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Location - Townsend School

Letter - PDF

Tue 09Jul2019

Sports Day - EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2

A fun day of sport for our children!

IMPORTANT - EYFS and KS1 Children only to be in school in full PE kit. Apply sunscreen before school. Sun hat and water bottle are essential. 

NB: The bottom field gate will be locked. Please enter the school through the Townsend Drive entrance. 

Further details re timings will follow.....

Wed 10Jul2019

Sports Day - Years 3 - 6 ONLY

A fun day of sport for our children!

IMPORTANT - KS2 children only to be in school in full PE kit. Apply sunscreen before school. Sun hat, water bottle and packed lunch are essential. 

NB: The bottom field gate will be locked. Please enter the school through the Townsend Drive entrance. 

Further details re timings to follow....

Thu 11Jul2019

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.

Fri 12Jul2019

Y4 Swimming Gala

From 09:15 am until 12:30 pm

Location - St Albans High School for Girls

Letter - PDF

Fri 19Jul2019

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.

 

Mon 22Jul2019

INSET Day - School Closed

Tue 23Jul2019

INSET Day - School Closed

Wed 24Jul2019

Occasional Day - School Closed

School closed

Mon 02Sep2019

INSET day - School Closed

Tue 03Sep2019

INSET day - School Closed

Wed 04Sep2019

Autumn Term Starts

Autumn Term starts today for children in Years 1-6. .

Soft start 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 items and uniform is labelled.

Children joining EYFS have separate induction arrangements - please refer to your child's induction pack for details.

Mon 28Oct2019

Half Term

Sun 08Dec2019

PTA Pantomime

Sleeping Beauty

From 1:30 pm

Location - Alban Arena

more information to follow........

Fri 20Dec2019

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.

 

Mon 06Jan2020

INSET day - School Closed

Tue 07Jan2020

INSET day - School Closed

Wed 08Jan2020

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 17Feb2020

Half Term

Fri 03Apr2020

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 20Apr2020

INSET day - School Closed

Tue 21Apr2020

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 04May2020

Bank Holiday - School Closed

Mon 25May2020

Half Term

Fri 17Jul2020

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.

 

Mon 20Jul2020

INSET day - School Closed

Tue 21Jul2020

OCCASIONAL day - School Closed

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