SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Llanyrafon Primary School

South Wales Argus: School of the Week - Llanyrafon Primary. Mia Walker and Lily May Palfrey at the computers. (5145457)

10:54am Thursday 10th April 2014

As a school that educates children about money, savings and business at a young age, Llanyrafon Primary School is setting up children with life skills in mind as Danielle Lewis finds out.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK : Eveswell Primary School

South Wales Argus: School of the Week - Eveswell Primary School, Newport. Eleven-Year-Old Laeni-Jay Morgan takes a shot during football training.  (4720265)

6:12pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Friendly and ambitious, Eveswell Primary School in Newport aims to bring out the best in its pupils as SOPHIE BROWNSON discovers.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Rogerstone Primary

South Wales Argus: Alex Drayton makes a coffee in Beanies Cafe (4539168)

11:51am Thursday 20th March 2014

Modern teaching methods are helping to prepare children for the adult world at Rogerstone Primary School as JOHN PHILLIPS finds out.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: West Monmouth School

South Wales Argus: School of the week is West Monmouth School in Pontypool.  Pictured is Nadia Jones, year 11 working on her restaurant art project. (4382491)

6:16pm Thursday 13th March 2014

IT MAY be a historic school but when it comes to educating children West Monmouth has lots of unique and modern methods as JOHN PHILLIPS finds out.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Llanmartin Primary School

South Wales Argus: SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Llanmartin Primary School

6:03pm Thursday 6th March 2014

THE first things new visitors would notice around Llanmartin Primary School is how colourful it is and its location on the border of Monmouthshire and Newport.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: We visit Glan Usk Primary School

South Wales Argus: School of the Week is Glan Usk Primary School.  Pictured are children from Year 1 in front of the smart board with Teacher Rachel Roach Rooke. (3657693)

8:06pm Thursday 27th February 2014

WALKING through the gates of Glan Usk Primary School, it's hard not to be instantly impressed by what you witness.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: St Joseph’s Primary School, Newport

South Wales Argus: Hockey players, left to right, Ffion Parker, Llewelyn Clements, Mason Collins, Sam Beckett, Felix Pelling, Matt Manchip, Katie Poretta, Ruben Casa-Grande, Bethan Jones, Phoebe Sparrow and Niamh Mulachy-Jones

6:10pm Thursday 20th February 2014

LAURA LEA visits St Joseph’s Primary School in Newport where a love of learning is at the heart of the close-knit school.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Woodlands Community Primary School

1:03pm Thursday 13th February 2014

THE Woodlands Community Primary School is in Upper Cwmbran, where it has been since September, 2006, following the amalgamation of Woodlands Infant School and Woodlands Junior School.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: St David's RC Primary School, Cwmbran

South Wales Argus: School of the Week - St David's RC Junior and Infants School - Cwmbran. Teacher Mrs Lewis teaching her Year One class about dinosaurs. (3450083)

6:04pm Thursday 6th February 2014

St David’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Cwmbran is a popular school.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Pillgwenlly Primary School

South Wales Argus: School of the Week - Pillgwenlly Primary School in Newport is featured this week.  Pictured is Head Teacher Kath Bevan. (3502769)

6:03pm Thursday 30th January 2014

LAURA LEA visits Pillgwenlly Primary School, where the focus is on learning, playing and working together.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Trinant Primary School

South Wales Argus: SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Trinant Primary School

6:10pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

PUPILS are on the stepping stones to success at Trinant Primary School. KATH SKELLON reports.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Millbrook Primary School, Bettws

South Wales Argus: SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Millbrook Primary School, Bettws

6:04pm Thursday 16th January 2014

Pupils at Millbrook Primary School are busy honing their skills to become a successful future generation as SOPHIE BROWNSON discovers.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Llanvihangel Crucorney Primary

South Wales Argus: School of the Week - Llanvihangel Crucorney Primary. Jess Whistance, Henry Davies, Ella Driscoll, and Emmee Davies at their fruit and veg stall. (2989984)

6:12pm Thursday 9th January 2014

IT MAYBE the end of term for children at Llanvihangel Crucorney Primary but they are showing no signs of slowing down.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Duffryn High School, Newport

South Wales Argus: Head of Geography Anna Knight takes a class

3:04pm Thursday 19th December 2013

NINE years ago, only a fifth of students at Duffryn High School, in Newport, achieved five good GCSEs. Now more than 80 per cent of their students are achieving that standard.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Llanfoist Fawr Primary

South Wales Argus: School of the Week - Llanfoist Primary. (left to right) Emily O'Shea, Ella Tranter and Megan Simmons improve their balancing skills. (2642704)

6:12pm Thursday 12th December 2013

Llanfoist Fawr Primary School, in Abergavenny is situated in the beautiful surrounding hills. Carys Thomas went to visit how the setting lends itself to the children's learning.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Magor Church in Wales Primary

South Wales Argus: School of the week
Magor Church in Wales Primary School
Cookery and soup lessons for pupils from left, Ben Wall, Abigail Bradley, Ieuan Venn-Jones, (ok), and Eva Keilthy, (ok) (2818316)

6:05pm Thursday 5th December 2013

YOUNGSTERS at Magor Church in Wales Primary are excitedly looking forward to Christmas. JOHN PHILLIPS reports.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: We visit Deri View Primary School, Abergavenny

South Wales Argus: Deri View Primary School of the week in Abergavenny. Blitz Projects with Maddie Wood 9 and .Ryan Sage 9 (2584051)

2:15pm Friday 29th November 2013

A new era has arrived at Deri View Primary School in Abergavenny, as SOPHIE BROWNSON discovered.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Deri View Primary School in Abergavenny

South Wales Argus: Alannah Robinson, Charlotte Rogers and Holly Creighton, nine, playing outside Deri View Primary School in Abergavenny

6:10pm Thursday 28th November 2013

A new era has arrived at Deri View Primary School in Abergavenny, as SOPHIE BROWNSON discovered.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Today we visit Fleur de Lys Primary

South Wales Argus: SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Today we visit Fleur de Lys Primary

6:02pm Thursday 21st November 2013

FROM a VE Day street party to a cooking class, a Kindle reading club, looking after the eco-greenhouse and running a science lab, children at Fleur de Lys Primary School have a lot to shout about. KATH SKELLON reports.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Learning is fun at Blackwood Primary School

6:02pm Thursday 14th November 2013

Having fun is the key to learning at BLACKWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL as SOPHIE BROWNSON discovers

School of the Week: Blaenycwm Primary School, Brynmawr

South Wales Argus: School of the Week: Blaenycwm Primary School, Brynmawr

3:02pm Thursday 7th November 2013

FRIENDSHIP and learning go hand in hand at Blaenycwm school in Brynmawr. EMMA MACKINTOSH reports.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Pupils' reading improves at Maesglas Primary

South Wales Argus: Maesglas Primary - School of the Week. Teacher Mrs Andrea Boswell helps Shannon Wall with her writing. (1654379)

6:02pm Thursday 31st October 2013

Celebrating diversity is at the heart of Maesglas Primary School, Newport, when CARYS THOMAS went to visit.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: We visit Goytre Fawr Primary School

South Wales Argus: Goytre Fawr Primary - School of the Week. Headteacher Nicola Sutherland and Deputy Head Lisa Wilkinson. (1368003)

6:02pm Thursday 24th October 2013

AN action-packed agenda means that children at Goytre Fawr Primary School reach their full potential as SOPHIE BROWNSON discovers.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Kymin View Primary School

South Wales Argus: HEALTHY EATING: Children with their favourite cook, Ann Wilkins

6:02pm Thursday 17th October 2013

A HEALTHY life is at the heart of learning at Monmouth's Kymin View Primary. JEN MILLS reports.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Happy pupils at Cwmbran's Blenheim Road Primary

South Wales Argus: Blenheim Road Community Primary School. School of the Week. Acting Headteacher Tracy French outside the School. (1296552)

6:02pm Thursday 10th October 2013

Happy children are the key to successful learning as SOPHIE BROWNSON discovers at Blenheim Road Community Primary School, Cwmbran.

School of the week: Lliswerry High School

South Wales Argus: Lliswerry High School. A PE lesson in process on one of the school's synthetic pitches (1107143)

6:12pm Thursday 3rd October 2013

Beautifully refurbished and bursting with life, Lliswerry High School in Newport is paving the way for high-flying pupils to achieve success, as SOPHIE BROWNSON discovers.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Ysgol Gymraeg Ifor Hael in Newport

South Wales Argus: Ysgol Gymraeg Ifor Hael pupils enjoy a geography

6:20pm Thursday 26th September 2013

Staff at Newport’s Ysgol Gymraeg Ifor Hael believe that Welsh language education is the pathway to success, as SOPHIE BROWNSON discovers.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: St Julian’s School

South Wales Argus: WORK AND FUN: Year 7 and 9 pupils compile research on school iPads. They are, left to right, Ben Hopkins, Charley Pearce, Jordan Parton, Liam Gale and Owain Dunning

12:40pm Thursday 6th June 2013

Situated in Heather Road, Newport, St Julian’s School has enjoyed a number of exciting changes recently, as KATH SKELLON reports.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Fairwater High School

South Wales Argus: CHEMISTRY LESSON: From left, Adam Gage, Tyler Wakefield and Ross Lang conduct an experiment

3:27pm Thursday 2nd May 2013

Cwmbran’s Fairwater High School has undergone a huge transformation – and is giving youngsters ambition, confidence and a great work ethic. DANIELLE SHERIDAN reports.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Cantref Primary School, Abergavenny

South Wales Argus: IMPORTANT ROLE: Members of the school council Megan Spiers, Ethan Stockham, Matthew Watkins, Olivia Thomas, Jodie Norman, Maisie Williams, Dylan Humphrey, Alex Betts and Joshua Edwards

4:10pm Thursday 29th November 2012

THERE are awards galore at Abergavenny’s Cantref Primary School, as CATHERINE COOK discovered. CANTREF Primary School, Abergavenny, opened in September 2005 following the closure of Park Street Infants and Harold Road Junior Schools.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Somerton Primary School

South Wales Argus: WELSH WONDERS: Criw Gymraeg pupils at Somerton Primary School, Newport, from left, Cerys Strong, Katie Smith, Ellie Farmer, Michelle Watkins, Rubina Begum and Brooklyn Kirby-Monaghan

4:00pm Thursday 15th November 2012

FROM singing and playing musical instruments around a log circle to art lessons and running the healthy tuck shop, it’s a hive of activity when we arrive at Somerton Primary School in Newport.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Griffithstown Primary School

South Wales Argus: GREAT OUTDOORS: Pupils having fun in an outdoors play area at Griffithstown Primary School

12:21pm Thursday 18th October 2012

ONE of the goals of Griffithstown Primary School is to become a ‘thinking school’, as CATHERINE COOK reports. Primary School is an open plan school, with every class working in pairs together with additional support staff.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Blenheim Road Primary, Cwmbran

South Wales Argus: WELL READ: Blenheim School’s reading and writing group with class teacher Julie Elliot

3:02pm Thursday 11th October 2012

CHILDREN at Cwmbran’s Blenheim Road Primary are using cutting-edge technology and role-play to learn their lessons.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Blazing a trail for Welsh language education

South Wales Argus: SPUDS THEY LIKE: Jor-dane Henshall and Cerys Baker in the giant vegetable garden

2:50pm Thursday 27th September 2012

As it nears its 20th anniversary, Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd continues to blaze a trail for Welsh medium education in Newport.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Ynysddu Primary School

South Wales Argus: ANYONE FOR TEA? Ella Carpenter, Elisha Colyer and Zak Hackland, all four, in the nursery school

4:00pm Thursday 19th July 2012

Ynysddu Primary has a new look and a new deputy head teacher. CATHERINE COOK reports.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Archbishop Rowan Williams Primary School

South Wales Argus: DIGGING IN: Members of the gardening club in the school’s allotments

3:30pm Thursday 12th July 2012

NAMED after the head of the Anglican Church, a Portskewett school has a strong Christian ethos – and its green-fingered youngsters are blooming. CATHERINE COOK reports.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Ponthir Church in Wales Primary School

South Wales Argus: STRING SECTION: Clockwise from back, Charlie Douglas, seven, Aime Delph, seven, Abi Wigmore, six, Helena Hawke, seven, and Ayaan Syed, seven, get ready for their ukele class

2:00pm Thursday 28th June 2012

Once threatened with closure, Ponthir Church in Wales Primary School, is now seeing pupil numbers growing, as CATHERINE COOK discovered.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Blaentillery Primary School

South Wales Argus: FOOTBALL TEAM: Sport plays an important part in the curriculum and after official hours at Blaentillery Primary School

11:01am Monday 25th June 2012

Pupils at Blaentillery Primary School are Leaping to Success both inside and out of the classroom as KATH SKELLON found out.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Maindee Primary School

South Wales Argus: PICTURE THIS: Raeesah Iqbal, left, and Laiqa Rahman by the school’s gallery of paintings

3:16pm Thursday 15th March 2012

From making Welsh cakes to clay modelling and dance classes it’s a hive of activity at Maindee Primary School, Newport.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Pontnewydd Primary School

South Wales Argus: IN THE BIG TENT: Morgan Hall and Carys Hallett at Pontnewydd Primary School dressed up as part of their study of circuses

2:32pm Friday 17th February 2012

From playing golf to learning about the circus – children’s ideas are at the centre of the curriculum at Cwmbran’s Pontnewydd Primary School. CATHERINE COOK reports.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Queen Street Primary, Abertillery

South Wales Argus: PLAYTIME FUN: Pupils at break time at Queen Street Primary School, Abertillery

9:50am Friday 10th February 2012

It may be pretty cold outside at the moment, but dozens of pupils at a Valleys school breakfast club are assured a warm welcome.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Magor Primary

South Wales Argus: MUSICAL MAESTROS: Every child at Magor church in Wales Primary gets a violin or cello to learn in their first year. We picture, from left, Millie Taylor, Joseph Taylor, Samuel McDonald and Ffion Young

3:03pm Friday 3rd February 2012

This week Catherine Cook ventures to Magor to see what the Church in Wales school there has to offer.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Briery Hill Primary, Ebbw Vale

South Wales Argus: LINED UP: Some of the pupils from the reception class at Briery Hill Primary School

11:30am Friday 27th January 2012

Briery Hill Primary, in the heart of a community in the Ebbw Valley, is a hive of activity, as KATH SKELLON found out.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Clytha Primary School, Newport

South Wales Argus: ROUND ABOUT: Pupils at Clytha Primary School, Newport, left to right at the back, Sarah Michie and Salima Torofdar, with Maryam Ahmed and Joe Salter

11:36am Friday 20th January 2012

CLYTHA Primary has a lot to be proud of after its former head teacher Ann Picton was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s new year honours.

SCHOOL OF THE WEEK: Maesglas Primary School

South Wales Argus: IN FINE VOICE: The reception class of Maesglas Primary School

3:08pm Thursday 5th January 2012

Community, respect and making education as interesting as possible are key features at Newport’s Maesglas Primary School.

Undy Primary - where help is always at hand

South Wales Argus: GARDEN FRIEND: Main picture, Carys Scuse with the school scarecrow

4:26pm Thursday 8th December 2011

Undy Primary is a small, tight-knit school where helping others and each other is at the heart of its philosophy. CHRIS WOOD found friendly staff, pupils and some furry friends.

Trellech Primary - where laughter is the best lesson

South Wales Argus: SANDS OF TIME: Trellech Primary School pupils, left to right, Ellie Price, Boris Hale and Harry Thorpe, all five, with the sand

11:33am Friday 22nd July 2011

Youngsters at Trellech Primary are technologically savvy – using the latest IT tools to keep fit and find out what life will be like when they go to the local comprehensive. CATHERINE COOK reports.

St Andrews Infants School: ‘Learning for lifelong success’

South Wales Argus: KEEP FIT CLASS: Kalim Hussain leads the way

10:30am Friday 15th July 2011

IN THE heart of Liswerry staff at one local school are like a close-knit family. MELISSA JONES finds out more how children at St Andrews Infants School reap the rewards of this.

Ringland school's focus is on fair deals

South Wales Argus: PLAY TIME: Ringland Primary pupils, from left, Keiron Hart, Adam Alhardan, Tyler Clarke, and Holli Kingdom

4:53pm Thursday 30th June 2011

WITH panoramic views across Newport as far as the Bristol Channel, Ringland Primary School has to command one of the county’s finest positions.

Sound of music can be heard at Llanmartin Primary

South Wales Argus: IN TUNE: The school orchestra with twins Tia, left and Nyah Philpot

3:25pm Thursday 23rd June 2011






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