Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Each child involved in the project will be given their own tooth brush to keep in class and will participate in supervised tooth brushing as part of the school day.
Each child will be provided with an information leaflet and fun sticker
If your child is taking fluoride supplements e.g. tablets or drops please contact an Oral Health Educator
If you have any queries please contact us on 01685 878601
A parental consent form must be completed before participation in this project.
This can be downloaded fom the Prospectus page on the school website.
There is illegal parking on double yellow lines and pavements outside the school. This is adding to the risk of accidents.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Head teacher awards were given today to -
Nursery- Megan Hughes & Bailee Kinsey
Reception - Laila Majid & Dylan Roblin
Year 1 - Thomas Sims & Lauryn Sharpin
Year 2 - Catherine Mullins & Josh James
Year 3 - Kerris Sharpin & Callum Wilson
Year 4 - Leah Evans & Josh Roberts
Year 5 - Alana Sharpin & Jack Pearson
Year 6 - Arianne Exell & Connor Matthews
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Since Easter we have been trailing some initiatives to further improve the arrangements for dinners at Gelli Primary School. The Canteen Staff led so wonderfully by Mrs. Edwards and the Lunchtime Supervisors have been putting a new plan in place.
So what do you think? We need to receive some feedback to the School Council so that we can agree a new policy as part of our Healthy Schools action plan.
We will ask you to answer these questions as part of our survey.
Do you like the new four week rotation?
Do you have more choice now, salad bar and dinner?
Is there enough room for everyone to eat packed lunch?
Which do you prefer, flight trays or plates?
Any other comments?
Click on the comments page and leave us your thoughts.
Monday, April 21, 2008
The Parent Association has an account with this company where the PTA receive commission on all sales made either via their catalogue or through the website. Click on this link to browse the catalogue. When you see things you like, you can add purchases to your basket. The commission is calculated and issued to the PTA every couple of months. If you need birthday presents or other gifts for primary school children, these items are very good value for money and are very educational as well. If you have purchased materials from this for the PTA, please leave a comment for prospective purchasers ..... and remember .... every purchase helps us raise funds for the pupils.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Amelia Roberts, Alfie Dunning, Amy Sparrow and Honey Saunders in Nursery for making a big impression starting school.
Logan Jones for remembering to put his hand up and not calling out &
Mia Squires for excellent progress in reading.
Joel Evans for always working hard and trying his best & Thomas Sims for being a good role model.
For the WHOLE of Year 2 for showing enthusiasm in their new topic "Round and round the garden. They've brought in gloves, tools, wheel barrows and other equipment. Well done.
Jordan Gammon and Abigail Maggs
Sophie Reed and Michael Goodwin for showing enthusiasm for our Egyptian project.
Kirtsy and Kelsea Eddy for a great improvement in their reading and handwriting.
Elizabeth Roach for her enthusiasm during the BT Rangers project.
Carwyn Edwards for researching his history project.
The inclusion of these images in such publications is motivating for the pupils involved, and provides a good opportunity to promote the work of the school.
However, schools have a duty of care towards pupils, which means that pupils must remain unidentifiable, reducing the risk of inappropriate contact, if images are used in this way.We ask for parental consent in order that the school can take and use photographs and images of their children. It is our policy never to include the full name of the pupil alongside an image. Wherever possible we will frame the shot to minimise the potential for the image to be inappropriately used.
If you DO NOT CONSENT to the school using digital images of your child in any publication that Gelli Primary School will produce, please complete, sign and return a form that is available from the secretary and is downloadable from here and return to school as soon as possible. We shall assume that if you do not return a form to us you are happy to abide by our policy.
The images will be used only for educational purposes and that the identity of the child will be protected. I also acknowledge that the images may also be used in and distributed by other media, such as CD-ROM, printed publications etc., as part of the promotionalactivities of the school
Friday, April 18, 2008
I have been informed by members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) that they will call a national one day strike on Thursday 24th April 2008. This will result in the school being closed on that day for ALL pupils.
I have been required to undertake a risk assessment by the LEA which has resulted in my decision to close the school to pupils on that day. I have not taken this decision lightly and have consulted with the Chair of Governors at every stage and we feel that we have no option but to close on Health and Safety grounds.
I understand that this will cause some difficulties for parents, but am informing you at this early stage in order that alternative child care arrangements can be made by yourselves for your children.
I am reliably informed that most of the schools in this cluster have to make similar arrangements to us. Members of staff that are not involved in the industrial action will be in school but are unable to carry out duties outside their job descriptions.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
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Monday, April 14, 2008
17th April Year 6 BT rangers project.
18th April Fair Trade Day
21st April Year 4 trip to Caerphilly Castle and Castell Coch.
22nd April Pre school club in the hall 2.30 – 3.10 p.m.
24th April Possible NUT strike action
28th April Under 5’s dental project.
5th May Bank holiday – school closed
8th May Year 5 visit Environmental show in Pontypridd Park.
12th May Focus week
20th May Governing body meeting
23rd May Sharing assembly – End of half term
2nd June Back to school
27th June School closed staff training day
5th July PTA Summer Fete
9th July Leaver’s Ball – Ton Pentre Football Club.
15th July Leaver’s Concert
18th July END OF TERM.
Further update will be posted when available.
The activities associated with the Jump Rope for Heart programme have had to be postponed at the very last minute. I do apologise for this, but several unforeseen circumstances made this decision unavoidable. We will re-schedule these during our Focus week which will take place during the week beginning Monday May 12th. More details will follow when available. If you have already filled in and returned your sponsor forms we will retain them until then.
New Lunchtime schedule
The new lunchtime schedule is proving to be very successful. We have now managed to feed all children by 12.25 p.m. and the packed lunch children can opt to eat at the tables in the hall or eat their lunch outside. My thanks go to the lunchtime supervisors and Canteen staff for their co-operation.
As you are aware all monies for dinners have to be received in advance. I would ask your co-operation in this matter as the Authority has issued strong guideline and are insisting that no child be issued with a meal if their account is in debt. This can sometimes be very embarrassing for the children and us. Please can we ensure that all dinner money is sent to Mrs. Thomas on Monday morning in the appropriate envelope.
Possible strike action by members of the NUT.
You may have read in the press that the NUT are proposing to take strike action on Thursday April 24th. I will inform parents of any disruption to school as soon as I have any information. This will be available by pupil post and in electronic form on the blog and on the website.
There is a meeting of the PTA in the Ton Pentre Football Club on Wednesday 16th April at 7.00 p.m. The main item on the agenda will be preparations for the School Fete on Saturday July 5th. If you are able to make this meeting we always welcome new members. Remember, many hands make light work.
The photographs taken by the photographer are awaiting collection from the school office. Please collect them from Mrs. Thomas as soon as possible. The pack is priced at £9.50.
Over the past few weeks I have been building up a website for the school which will be developed as the term progresses. It will give parents the opportunity to view important information and documents on line. In addition I hope that the children will be able to contribute some of the work that they undertake in class to the class pages. Any significant updates will be publicised in forthcoming newsletters.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Also visit the school Council web pages by clicking here
School will recommence on WEDNESDAY.
Photographs will be available for collection on receipt of the £9.50 fee per pack. Please collect these from Mrs. Thomas.