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July News

Year 6 pupils learning how to ride their bikes safely and learning about road safety. Year 6 pupils had a great time in their farewell party on Thursday, July 11th. They had fun looking at old photos, a disco and a feast of food! Good luck to them all at Ysgol...

Cardiff Visit 2019

Cardiff Visit 2019 Once again it was time for Year 6 pupils to visit Cardiff as part of their work this term.  Three busy days staying at the Urdd Hostel in the bay. It was a busy few days visiting Techniquest, Millenium Centre, Principality Stadium, The Welsh...

March News

March News Love4Language week To celebrate the week, year 3 and 4 pupils created acrostic poems about Saint David. As part of the term's art work the pupils have been studying paintings by the artist from Ceredigion Ruth Jên and imitating her style including some...

Eat Well Guide

Eat Well Guide Use the Eat well guide to help you get a balance of healthier and more sustainable food. It shows how much of what you eat overall should come from each food group.

Easy Fundraising

East Fundraising Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could collect a free donation for Ysgol Penybryn? There are over 3,000 shops and site on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, eBay,...

Juniors’ Thanksgiving Service

Juniors' Thanksgiving Service Thanks to all that supported the Juniors' Thanksgiving Service this morning, especially to Clare Crowley from the Llys Cadfan Dementia Unit to spoke to the children about the condition dementia. If you would like to contribute towards the...

Online Payments

Online Payments Instructions how parents can  pay online  for school trips and dinner money. Video...

Cantre’ Gwaelod Legend Tywyn Area Project

Cantre’ Gwaelod Legend Tywyn Area Project Year 6 pupils from Ysgol Pennal, Ysgol Dyffryn Dulas Corris, Ysgol Craig y Deryn and Ysgol Penybryn got together with Year 7 pupils to work on a creative project about the famous legend Cantre’r Gwaelod.  The pupils had a...

Tywyn Beach

Tywyn Beach Year 1 and 2 children went to Tywyn Beach as part of their school studies.

Dal I Fynd Cross Country

Dal I Fynd Cross Country COED Y BRENIN, DOLGELLAU MONDAY 14.05.2018 Races start at 16:30 by the Go Ape Hut above the car park / Finishes at approx 17:45 Race order Genod Bl 3 / Girls Yr 3 - Hogiau Bl 3 / Boys Yr 3 Genod Bl 4 / Girls Yr 4 - Hogiau Bl 4 / Boys Yr 4...

A Concert to Celebrate

A Concert to Celebrate Thursday, April 12th 6.30pm Neuadd Ysgol Penybryn Hall - Admission : £2 (to include light refreshments) A warm welcome to all!  

Reception Class – Cymeriadau Difyr

Reception Class - Cymeriadau Difyr Thanks to 'Canolfan Peniarth' for coming to our school to launch the new series of books 'Cymeriadau Difyr'. We had lots of fun listening to stories read by Manon Steffan Ros and enjoyed colouring pictures of the characters with...

PC John Visit

PC John Visit Thank you PC John for coming to teach Year 6 how to create good passwords and profiles online.

Co-Op Fairtrade

Co-Op Fairtrade A special thanks to Barry and Martin, from Co-Op Tywyn, for coming in to talk about Fairtrade. We had a great time dancing and learning new facts.

Coffee Morning

Fairtrade Coffee morning Cup of coffee / tea and tasting cereal bars Friday, March 9th Ysgol Penybryn Hall 10:00 - 11:30 Entry: £2

Siarter Iaith – Aled Hughes

Siarter Iaith - Aled Hughes Our Siarter Iaith representatives contacted the Aled Hughes show on Radio Cymru to request a song by local group Swnami to celebrate our Cariad@iaith week. This is because we have been listening to Welsh music weekly in the classes.

We Bake You Take

We Bake You Take Thank  you to Karen and Suzanne from We Bake You Take for coming to talk to us about their new business. It was very interesting.

Cariad@Iaith Week

Cariad@Iaith Week February 26 - March 2  During the week there will be various activities planned to promote the Welsh Language. Thursday - Saint David’s Day and School Eisteddfod - wear red, white and green, and a daffodil. Friday - World Book Day - Dress up as a...

Cricket for kids

Cricket for kids For kids year 5 and above... Starts Thursday 22/02/2018 @ 18:00-19:00 Canolfan Hamdden Glan Wnion Leisure Centre, Dolgellau

Santes Dwynwen

Santes Dwynwen To celebrate Santes Dwynwen day we cooked Welsh cakes and made origami hearts.


Calennig We have been singing Calennig to the classes in the school and received a New Years' gift from them. We also tasted treacle toffee - yum!

Swimming Gala 2017

Swimming Gala 2017 Congratulations to the Dolffiniaid Dysynni team for winning the swimming gala.

Football Success

Football Success Well done to Evie Holt on gaining her place at the mid-Wales football team for girls. Recently Evie has been taking part in a football tournament at Cardiff. She scored two goals, Well-done. Good luck and hope that you score many more in the future.

Sports News – December 2017

Sports News - December 2017 Congratulations  to Ysgol Penybryn ond their success at the Eryri Gymnastics competitions on 30.11.17. This competition was held at Caernarfon and the standard was extremely high with 230 children taking part. Each child was able to perform...

Sioe Mewn Cymeriad

Sioe Mewn Cymeriad Years 5/6 watched the show ‘Mewn Cymeriad’ which was about creating a million Welsh speakers by 2050. They had the chance to participate and act out parts of the show with Llion Williams.

Children in Need 2017

Children in Need 2017 The School Council decided that the theme for this year’s fundraising would be wearing pyjamas.  They also came up with the idea to cover a huge picture of Pudsey with 2p.  Year 6 baked cakes for everyone and fruit was also on sale. The amount...

Ysgol Penybryn Book Fair

Ysgol Penybryn Book Fair A school Book Fair has been organised on the dates below.  Here is a great opportunity for you and your child to select and buy books together.  The school will receive 60% of all sales in books. Tuesday 24 October - 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm...

ALN & Inclusion Information Fair

ALN & Inclusion Information Fair Welcome to Parents, Teachers and governors of Primary and Secondary Schools.  A chance to meet the Team and SEN Agencies in Gwynedd and Anglesey. 14:30 – 18:30: Ysgol Eifionydd 14/11/17 Ysgol Bro Idris (uwchradd/secondary) 15/11/17...

Urdd Halloween Fancy Dress Disco Dysynni Area

Urdd Halloween Fancy Dress Disco Dysynni Area The hall, Ysgol Uwchradd Tywyn on Monday, October 23rd from 4.00pm until 5.30pm. Drinks and snacks for sale. Admission: £1 Foundation Phase pupils need to be accompanied by an adult. Urdd Club dates – Juniors only 9-11-17...

Learn Welsh With Us

Learn Welsh With Us Entry Level - Beginners Dolgellau - Coleg Meirion - Dwyfor Starting: 28/09/2017 09:00 - 11:00 28/09/2017 18:00 - 20:30 08/11/2017 09:00 - 11:00 Harlech - Old Library Starting: 25/09/2017 14:00 - 16:00 Tywyn - Secondary School Starting: 06/11/2017...

Admission to Primary School – September 2018

Admission to Primary School - September 2018 Parents of children who are either 3 years old before 1st September, 2018 and who wish to gain part time admission to the nursery class of a school or who are 4 years old before 1st September, 2018 and who wish to gain full...

Urdd Athletics

Urdd Athletics Congratulations to the following on their success in the Dysynni Area, Urdd Athletics: Boys Long Jump Bl 5&6 Dafydd Sion Evans 1af/1st Harvey John-Cunliffe 3ydd/3rd Girls Long Jump Bl 5&6 Gabriella Bowman 1af/1st Ruby Parsons 3ydd/3rd (4x100)...

The Sixties Day

The Sixties Day Last day of term, year 5/6 pupils celebrated the sixties in style by dressing up in clothes from the era. They had a party with food and drink from the Sixties, as well as music played on a record player. [gallery link="none"...

Assistance with the National Reading and Numeracy Tests

Assistance with the National Reading and Numeracy Tests Your child will be sitting the national tests during May (between May 3-10). There are 3 tests for Year 2 pupils (Welsh Reading, Numeracy Procedural and Reasoning) and 4 tests for Years 3-6 pupils (Welsh and...

Celebrating World Book Day

Celebrating World Book Day Year 3 and 4 were very fortunate to celebrate World Book Day with the author Meleri Wyn James, who has written the Na Nel! series.  She explained how she worked and read extracts from her books.  Pupils then went on to write a story...

Congratulations to the Athletics Team

Congratulations to the Athletics Team Congratulations to the athletics team who competed recently in two rounds. In Dolgellau the teams came second and won a place at the finals at Porthmadog.  Well done!


Twitter Ysgol Penybryn have now a Twitter account @penybryntywyn.  Join us to find out more about what's going on at the school.

Eisteddfod Ysgol Penybryn Tywyn 2017

Eisteddfod Ysgol Penybryn Tywyn 2017 The winner of the chair at the school eisteddfod was Ruby Parsons who wrote a portrait about her sister, Cleo. Alison Beard came second and Tili Pugh was third. Congratulations!

Celebrating with the Mari Lwyd

Celebrating with the Mari Lwyd Mair Tomos Ifans came to years 3 and 4 to teach us about the tradition of the Mari Lwyd. Children took part in many different activities during the day so that they were prepared for the highlight of the day – a procession around all the...

Estyn Report 2016

Dear parents and guardians, Welcome back to the new term. I hope you all had a very happy Christmas and that 2017 will be a good year for you. On behalf of the staff and myself I’d like to thank you for your cards and kind gifts for Christmas.  A number of you have...

Sports News

Sports News Congratulations to the school Gymnastics team! This year The Red Dragons were the successful team in our school gala!

Children Lead Tywyn Environmental Awareness Campaign

Children Lead Tywyn Environmental Awareness Campaign Children Lead Tywyn Environmental Awareness Campaign The children of Penybryn, Tywyn, designed colourful posters to raise awareness of dog fouling in Tywyn and wrote motivational messages such as, “Bag it and bin...

Children in Need 2016

Children in Need 2016 The school raised an excellent £401 for Children In Need by wearing pyjamas and year 6 sold cakes and a raffle.

Jeremy Murfin & Mark Dancer

Jeremy Murfin and Mark Dancer were starting their sponsored walk from the school hall Friday morning, September 23rd. They will be walking the way Cadfan Sant would have walked to Bardsey Island. Key Stage 2 pupils accompanied them to start the walk and to show their...

Owain Glyndŵr Show – Harlech Castle

To celebrate Owain Glyndŵr day, the pupils visited Harlech castle where they watched a show about his life. Some of the pupils were able to take part playing some of the important characters in Owain Glyndŵr’s life.

Queen’s 90th Birthday

A party was held in the Neuadd pendre in June for the Queen's 90th Birthday. Pictured is Ellyw Evans accepting the plate kindly donated to the school by Mayor Alun Wyn Evans of Tywyn town Council.

Tywyn to Bardsey Island walk

On Friday 23rd September 2016 Jeremy Murfin and Mark Dancer will be setting off to walk the 85 miles from Tywyn to Bardsey Island. To mark the 1500 years since St Cadfan arrived in Tywyn we will be following the pilgrims route to Bardsey where St Cadfan later...

E-safety Evening for Parents

We had a successful evening in PC John's company who presented information on how to keep children safe on the web and raised awareness on the dangers. We, as a school, are lucky to have PC John supporting both ourselves and parents. He visits classes each term to...

Language Charter

Language Charter Silver Award Ceremony 2014-15 The School Council went torepresent the school at a ceremony to receive a certificate for the school’s work to promote the Welsh Language Charter. There were many activities planed about Superheroes from Wales and...

Fair Trade Coffee Morning

Fair Trade Coffee Morning Year 5/6 held a coffee morning in aid of Fairtrade Fortnight and raised money towards Marie Curie and Christian Aid. £106.50 was raised.

School Eisteddfod

School Eisteddfod The annual school eisteddfod was held on Thursday, march 3rd with Mr. and Mrs. Pierce, and Mrs. Sian Jarman adjudicating the competitions. The pupils were enthusiastic and competitive, with the pinnacle of the afternoon was Heidi Owen winning the...

World Book Day

World Book Day To celebrate World Book Day, children and staff dressed up as characters from their favourite books. They brought their books and created new covers and bookmarkers. Winners: Year 6 – Efan Ros Year 5 – Tili a Beth Pugh Year 4 – Ashleigh Roberts Year 3 –...

Bike Course

Bike Awards Year 6 took part in the bike awareness course and gained certificates for level 2 cycling proficiency. This means they are now able to ride a bike on the main road safely.  

T Llew Jones Day

T Llew Jones Day Again this year, the children of the school celebrated the day held to commemorate the author, T. Llew Jones. This year’s celebration was special, however, as it marked the centenary of his birth. Numerous activities were held during the day and a...


Children of the Junior Department had a very different mathematics lesson this month. A teacher from Techniquest came to present a show about Robert Recorde, the Welshman from Tenby who devised the equals (=) sign. The children had a busy time solving problems, and by...

End of the Year Special Awards 2015

End of the Year Special Awards 2015 Most improved pupil was Warren Doyle from Yr 3. Ruby-Lyn Pierce yr 2 pupil who showed best all-round achievement. Kayla-May Matthews from reception class who was best in her year for learning to speak in Welsh with fluency. Maia...


Ysgol Ail Agor // School Opens
Date: September 4, 2019, 12:00 am
End: September 5, 2019, 12:00 am
Hanner Tymor // Half Term
Date: October 28, 2019, 12:00 am
End: November 2, 2019, 12:00 am
Nadolig Gwyliau // Christmas Holidays
Date: December 23, 2019, 12:00 am
End: January 4, 2020, 12:00 am
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