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Rydyn ni'n edrych ymlaen at groesawu'r holl ddisgyblion yn ôl i'r ysgol yfory, sef dydd Gwener wythnos B.

Sicrhewch fod gan ddisgyblion fasg gyda nhw a bod y rhai sy'n cymryd rhan yn ein rhaglen Lateral Flow Test (LFT) wedi cynnal ac adrodd ar brawf naill ai heno neu'n gynnar bore yfory. Anogir pob disgybl i gymryd rhan yn y rhaglen a bydd ffurflenni caniatâd yn cael eu hanfon adref yfory at y rhai nad ydyn nhw'n rhan o'r rhaglen ar hyn o bryd.

Mae'r canllawiau diweddaraf gan Lywodraeth Cymru yn nodi:

Os ydych wedi cael prawf LFT bositif (ond nid oes gennych symptomau), dylech riportio'r canlyniad, hunan-ynysu a dilyn canllawiau hunan-ynysu. Nid oes angen i chi archebu prawf PCR dilynol mwyach (oni bai eich bod wedi cael eich cynghori i cymryd prawf PCR oherwydd eich bod mewn grŵp sy'n agored i niwed yn glinigol a allai fod angen mynediad cynnar at driniaeth, neu y cawsoch eich cynghori i wneud hynny fel rhan o rhaglen ymchwil neu wyliadwriaeth).

Rhaid i chi hunan-ynysu o'r diwrnod y dechreuodd eich symptomau ac am o leiaf 7 diwrnod llawn. Os ydych chi'n profi'n bositif, mae eich cyfnod hunan-ynysu yn cynnwys y diwrnod y dechreuodd eich symptomau (neu'r diwrnod y cawsoch y prawf, os nad oes gennych symptomau) a'r 7 diwrnod llawn nesaf. Os ydych chi'n cael symptomau tra'ch bod chi'n hunan-ynysu, mae'r 7 diwrnod yn ailgychwyn o'r diwrnod ar ôl i'ch symptomau ddechrau.

Bydd gwasanaeth Prawf, Olrhain, Amddiffyn GIG Cymru naill ai'n cysylltu â chi dros y ffôn o 029 2196 1133, neu drwy neges text neu e-bost gan NHSWALESTTP i roi cyngor i chi ar hunan-ynysu. Bydd angen iddyn nhw ddarganfod gyda phwy rydych chi wedi bod mewn cysylltiad agos yn ddiweddar.

Peidiwch ag anfon eich plentyn / plant i'r ysgol os yw'n dangos unrhyw un o symptomau covid. Os oes gennych unrhyw un o brif symptomau COVID-19, dylech hunan-ynysu ac archebu prawf PCR cyn gynted â phosibl. Mae hyn yn berthnasol hyd yn oed os oes gennych symptomau ysgafn neu os ydych wedi profi'n bositif o'r blaen.

Prif symptomau COVID-19 yw:

  • tymheredd uchel
  • Peswch parhaus
  • colli neu newid blas neu arogl


We look forward to welcoming all pupils back to school tomorrow, which is a Friday week B.

Please ensure that pupils have a face-mask with them and that those who do participate on the Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) programme have carried out and reported a test either this evening or early tomorrow morning. All pupils are encouraged to take part in the programme and consent forms will be sent home tomorrow to those who are not currently part of the programme.

The latest guidance from Welsh Government states:

If you have had a positive lateral flow test (but do not have symptoms), you should report the result, self-isolate and follow self-isolation guidance. You no longer need to book a follow-up PCR test (unless you have been advised to take a PCR test because you are in a clinically vulnerable group who may need early access to treatment, or have been advised to do so as part of a research or surveillance programme). 

You must self-isolate from the day your symptoms started and for at least 7 full days. If you test positive, your self-isolation period includes the day your symptoms started (or the day you had the test, if you do not have symptoms) and the next 7 full days. If you get symptoms while you're self-isolating, the 7 days restarts from the day after your symptoms started.

The NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect service will either contact you by phone from 029 2196 1133, or by text or email from NHSWALESTTP to give you advice on self-isolation. They will need to find out who you have been in close contact with recently.

Please do not send your child(ren) to school if they display any of the symptoms of covid. If you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, you should self-isolate and book a PCR test as soon as possible. This applies even if you have mild symptoms or if you have tested positive before.

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • a high temperature
  • a continuous cough
  • loss or change of taste or smell


Please see the chart which clarifies the actions that should be taken.

Gweler y siart sy'n egluro'r camau y dylid eu cymryd.



Dear parent/carer,

Please note the following updated statement made by the Minister for Education regarding testing for COVID-19.

This is advice and guidance to learners in secondary schools and colleges who are under 18 and have a household member who has tested positive for COVID-19.  It will be recommended that in addition to PCR tests on Day 2 and Day 8 they should undertake daily lateral flow every day for seven days. This should start on the day a household contact is confirmed positive from a lateral flow or PCR test result. Where appropriate we want to reduce the testing of children without symptoms but due to the increase in prevalence and the concerns expressed about household contacts it is vital that we do all we can to keep children in school.

The changes will formally come into effect from Monday 11 October. Any learners in secondary school or college who are under 18 and confirmed as a household contact should start using lateral flow tests for 7 days immediately to help provide further reassurance that they are not infectious to others.

The full statement can be seen here: (Cymraeg)

As a school, we encourage all pupils to take part in the Lateral Flow Testing programme. If you haven’t done so already, please contact wendy.davies@ysgolbrogwaun to receive your testing kits.

04/10/2021 Latest Coronavirus Guidelines.

In addition to the guidance outlined in the recent newsletter, the following Welsh Government Update has just been released:

Under 18s and fully vaccinated people do not need to self-isolate if identified as a close-contact, even if they live with the positively identified case. They must get a PCR test on days 2 and 8 of the self-isolation period, but do not need to self-isolate while waiting for the results.

Anyone with symptoms must self-isolate and get a test.

Please contact the school if you have any concerns.



Dear Parent/Carer,

Please see below a message from Pembrokeshire County Council:

Covid-19 guidance issued for parents

As the autumn term enters its second week, Pembrokeshire County Council has issued some simple guidance for parents on what to do if their child has symptoms of Covid-19.

“We thank parents for all their support over the past 18 months,” said Steven Richards-Downes, Director for Education.

“We hope this guidance will assist you as we progress through the autumn term.” 

  • Any learner with symptoms- a new continuous cough, fever or high temperature or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste – should take a PCR test and remain in self-isolation until the test result is known.
  • Changes to isolation: Those who are under 18 or fully vaccinated are no longer required to self-isolate if they are identified as close contacts and are showing no symptoms.
  • Testing positive: If your child tests positive for Covid-19 using a PCR test, NHS Test, Trace, Protect (TTP) will contact you, using the details provided when the PCR test was ordered. They will ask questions designed to identify recent close contacts of your child.
  • Close contacts: Test Trace Protect will then get in touch with close contacts to provide instructions or advice. Close contacts will be offered two PCR tests (on Days 2 and 8) and provided with information and advice on how to minimise the risks of onward spread.
  • If your child is identified as a close contact, they can still attend school unless they develop symptoms or are advised otherwise by TTP. Please continue to let us know if your child tests positive.
  • Next steps: We do expect that there will be cases of COVID-19 across our community over the coming weeks, but this does not mean that COVID-19 is spreading within schools Please continue to be vigilant for symptoms. If you are in any doubt, order a PCR test for your child at by calling 119.

“We recognise how difficult the past 18 months have been and the sacrifices that all families have had to make,” said Steven Richards-Downes.

“Thank you for everything you have done to support your child and our schools. Thank you for playing your part.”



Dear Parent/ Carer,

Re: Positive Covid Case at YBG.

We have been informed that a student in Year 9 has received a positive PCR test result.

As a precautionary measure, and to enable us to complete all of the necessary Track and Trace processes (TTP),  all pupils in year 9 will be required to stay at home and self-isolate until Sunday 11th July in line with Government guidance and whilst further analysis of the case takes place. The school remains open for all other year groups and they should attend as normal.

You will receive a further letter shortly via the school on behalf of the Track, Trace Protect service advising whether ongoing self-isolation is required. This will follow our analysis and identification of close contacts.

Anyone who is determined to be a close contact of a confirmed case will be advised of the need to continue self-isolating and a confirmation of the date on which this requirement ends. Those not identified as a close contact and who do not need to remain in self-isolation will be advised that they can return to school and resume normal activities. Please see the accompanying letter for further details.

The school is working closely with Public Health Wales and the Local Authority and NHS Wales Test, Trace and Protect service to ensure that all the appropriate measures are in place to protect students, staff and the wider community. As always, we will endeavour to keep you informed of any updates and important information that the school community should be aware of.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that if you or anyone you live with, begins to display any of the following symptoms most commonly associated with COVID-19 disease you must all stay at home, follow advice from Public Health Wales and anyone with symptoms should arrange a COVID-19 test via the UK Booking Portal, or by ringing 119.

  • A new continuous cough and/or
  • A high temperature and/or
  • A loss of or change in your normal sense of taste or smell.

In addition to the above, the following wider range of symptoms are associated with new Covid variants:

  • Fatigue or muscle ache/pain
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea

Please keep your child at home if s/he displays any of these symptoms. Local Health Boards have now made PCR test available for anyone displaying these symptoms and you are encouraged to arrange a test by following the above instructions.

 To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading, there are things that everyone can do to help. These include:

  • washing hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • using hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • washing hands as soon as they get home
  • covering their mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not their hands) when they cough or sneeze
  • putting used tissues in the bin immediately and washing hands afterwards

 Thank you once again for your continued patience and understanding. Diolch yn fawr and stay safe.

Mr Paul Edwards




Dychwelyd i'r ysgol ym mis Ionawr - Neges pwysig i rieni/gofalwyr

Yn dilyn cyhoeddiad Llywodraeth Cymru ddoe, hoffwn gadarnhau y bydd Ysgol Bro Gwaun yn:

  • parhau gyda'r HMS ar y 4ydd o Ionawr, felly ni fydd dysgu ar lein yn digwydd ar y diwrnod hwn.
  • darparu dysgu ar lein rhwng Dydd Mawrth y 5ed o Ionawr a Dydd Gwener yr 8fed o Ionawr.
  • dychwelyd i ddysgu yn yr ysgol ar gyfer pob disgybl o Ddydd Llun 11eg o Ionawr, os na fydd amgylchiadau iechyd a diogelwch yn bodoli a ni fyddwn yn gallu ail agor.  Byddwn yn cadarnhau y trefniadau yn ystod yr wythnos gyntaf nol ym mis Ionawr.
  • darparu gofal plant i weithwyr allweddol a dysgwyr bregus o Ddydd Mercher 6ed o Ionawr yn unig.  Cysylltwch a erbyn 3:00yh ar Ddydd Llun y 4ydd o Ionawr er mwyn bwcio llefydd gofal plant.
Mae mwy o wybodaeth ar gael yn y llythyr sydd wedi cael ei atodi wrth yr awdurdod lleol.
Unwaith eto, hoffwn ddymuno Nadolig hapus, ymlaciol a diogel i chi gyd.
Paul Edwards.


January return- Important message to all parents/carers.

Following yesterday’s announcement by Welsh Government, I wish to confirm that at Ysgol Bro Gwaun, we will:

  • continue with the planned INSET day on the 4th of January and so no online teaching will take place on this day.
  • provide online distance learning for all pupils between Tuesday 5th and Friday 8th January. 
  • return to face to face learning for all pupils from Monday 11th January, unless a situation occurs where we are unable to open for significant health and safety reasons.We will confirm arrangements during the first week in January.
  • provide childcare for critical workers and vulnerable learners only from Wednesday 6th January. Please contact by 3:00pm on Monday 4th January to book childcare places.


Further details are given in the attached letter from the Local Authority.

Once again, I wish you a happy, relaxing and safe Christmas.

Paul Edwards



Dear Parent/Carer,

Thank you all for your fantastic support this term which I believe has been a successful one regardless of the covid cases we have had to deal with. I’m pleased to report that thankfully, as we come to the end of the term, we don’t have any active cases or pupils/staff in isolation, which I hope will give everyone in our school community the opportunity to relax and have a safe and enjoyable Christmas.

Just a few important points please:

  • As it stands, all pupils return to school on Tuesday 5th January. (Monday the 4th is a designated INSET day)
  • There will be no change to our operating procedures.
  • Uniform- normal school uniform should be worn on days when PE is not timetabled. PE kit should only be worn on days when PE is timetabled.
  • Windows and doors will continue to be opened to aid ventilation and pupils will be allowed to wear additional layers of clothing to keep warm at the discretion of the classroom teacher. However we emphasise that a school jumper should be worn as a first layer of clothing on top of the school shirt. Please ensure your child(ren) have the correct uniform on their return.
  • Please keep an eye out for any Welsh Government announcements regarding any possible changes to the start of the new year. We will post any changes through our social media pages, expression text messaging and school website
  • If your child, or any member of your household has Covid-19 symptoms during the holiday period please continue to request a test by phoning 119 or using the online portal
  • If your child has a positive Covid test result over the holiday period please e-mail your child’s name, year group and school to . Please note that the self-isolation period is now 10 days.

Wishing you a peaceful, relaxing and safe Christmas.

Paul Edwards and all at YBG.



Annwyl Riant/Warcheidwad, 

Diolch i chi am eich cefnogaeth gwych y tymor yma.  Credaf fod y tymor wedi bod yn un llwyddiannus er gwaethaf yr achosion Covid rydym wedi gorfod delio â hwy.  Rwy’n falch i adrodd nad oes gennym un achos Covid ar hyn o bryd a does dim aelodau o staff na disgyblion wedi gorfod hunan ynysu.  Gobeithiaf y bydd hyn yn rhoi cyfle i gymdeithas yr ysgol orffwyso, cadw’n ddiogel a mwynhau y Nadolig. 

Dyma rhai pwyntiau pwysig os gwelwch yn dda: 

  • Fel mae’n sefyll ar hyn o bryd, bydd pob disgybl yn dychwelyd i’r ysgol ar Ddydd Mawrth 5ed o Ionawr.  (Bydd Dydd Llun y 4ydd yn ddiwrnod HMS) 
  • Ni fydd unrhyw newidiadau i’n trefniadau gweithio o ddydd i ddydd. 
  • Gwisg ysgol: Dylid gwisgo’r wisg ysgol arferol ar ddiwrnodau lle nad oes Addysg Gorfforol ar yr amserlen, yna y cit chwaraeon y dylid ei wisgo pan mae Addysg Gorfforol ar yr amserlen. 
  • Bydd drysau a ffenestri ar agor ar gyfer sicrhau awyriad ond gall ddisgyblion (dan arweiniad yr athro dosbarth) wisgo haenau ychwanegol o ddillad i gadw’n dwym.  Er hyn, rydym yn pwysleisio mai siwmper ysgol y dylid ei wisgo fel haen ychwanegol yn gyntaf Sicrhewch os gwelwch yn dda bod eich plentyn/plant yn gwisgo’r wisg ysgol cywir. 
  • Cadwch lygad ar unrhyw gyhoeddiadau oddiwrth Llywodraeth Cymru ynghylch unrhyw newidiadau i ddechrau’r flwyddyn ysgol newydd.  Byddwn yn eich hysbysu o unrhyw newidiadau drwy ein gwefannau cymdeithasol, Expressions ac ar safle wê yr ysgol. 
  • Os fydd gan eich plentyn neu unrhyw aelod o’r cartref symptomau Covid-19 yn ystod y gwyliau, gofynnwch am brawf Covid drwy ffonio 119 neu ddefnyddiwch y portal ar lein: 

Os fydd eich plentyn wedi derbyn canlyniad positif o Covid dros y gwyliau, e bostiwch enw, blwyddyn ysgol ac enw ysgol eich plentyn i: 
Er sylw i chi, mae’r cyfnod hunan ynysu wedi newid nawr i ddeg diwrnod. 

Dymunaf Nadolig heddychlon, gorffwysol a diogel i chi gyd. 

Paul Edwards a phawb yn Ysgol Bro Gwaun.   


Return to Distance Learning - 11th December 2020

Please see important update from the local authority, including FAQs.  Please contact the school for enquiries about childcare.

Llythyr i Rhieni / Letter to Parents

Frequently Asked Questions

Pembrokeshire County Council will require all staff and learners in secondary schools to carry face coverings with them.  They will be expected to use them in communal areas and corridors in line with the school’s own risk assessment. Face coverings are recommended where social distancing cannot be maintained.  However they are not a replacement for far more effective measures such as good hand hygiene and social distancing.

All pupils are asked to ensure that they bring an appropriate face covering to the school on their return.

Gweler y datganiad diweddaraf i'r wasg gan PCC Transport mewn perthynas a'r rheolau diogelwch ar gyfer pob disgybl sy'n teithio dan gludiant i'r ysgol.

Please see below the latest press release from PCC Transport in relation to the safety rules for all pupils travelling on school transport.

 Online Learning Environment - Google Classroom

Dear parent/guardian, our online learning environment is now active through Google Classroom. To access the content your child(ren) must log in to Google Classroom via HWB. For any help on accessing this please email:

Ysgol Bro Gwaun

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