Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Gelli Primary to go Pink on Friday

Wear it pink is the biggest and best pink day during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year, Breast Cancer Campaign is daring everyone in the UK to wear an item of pink on Friday 31 October and donate any spare change that you have to the charity to help us beat breast cancer.
As we are on our half term holiday then, we will be dressing up on this coming Friday 24th October. Children will be undertaking some activities during the day. Some of the activities can be seen on the "wear it pink website" at www.wearitpink.co.uk/
We will be taking loads of photographs during the day and class activities will be posted on the class blogs.
Help us to raise money for those who re less fortunate than us if you Dare to wear pink on Friday 24th October.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New menus launched by our Catering Staff

Mrs. Edwards and our fantastic catering staff have launched their new menus this week. You can see them in detail on the information for parents page and soon on our catering staff web page.
"There will be more choice on these menus" said an excited Mrs. Edwards. "We will be offering more home cooked meals such as Homemade Corned Beef Pie, Fish Pie, Savoury Sausage Pie, Vegetable Curry and Sweet and Sour Chicken. I'll be doing most of the cooking myself. We are also introducing a new concept Pasta Pots."
These will give the children of Gelli Primary School a more balanced menu. Why not try our new menus. You can order a dinner from Mrs. Thomas every Monday. Please can you provide us with the correct money. The weekly amount for the younger children is £7.00 with £7.25 for Junior children.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

School Council visit to the Welsh Assembly

On Wednesday the new school council visited the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff Bay. Mrs. Dyer and Mrs. Dunn and I accompanied the children to hold a debate in the old council chamber. The children were fantastic ambassadors for Gelli Primry. Our guide for the day, Rhinallt, commented "We love to have children from your area here at the assembly, they're polite, hard woking and really enjoy the whole experience."
We were also met by our Assembly member Mr. Leighton Andrews who talked to the children and agreed to come to school to participate in a school council meeting when his busy schedule allows. Check out the School Council page and the School Council blog for more details.

Newsletters update

Newsletters have been updated on the newsletter page. Click here to download these if you have not received them by pupil post.

Congratulations Mrs. O'Gorman

I am very pleased to announce (on one hand) that Mrs. O'Gorman our Key stage 2 manager was appointed to the post of Deputy head teacher at Penygraig Junior School on Friday. It is also disappointing as Mrs. O'Gorman has been a key member of staff over the past few years and we will miss her expertise and skills. Mrs. O'Gorman was our acting deputy for the majority of last year and carried out her duties with distinction. In addition she has directed numerous concerts and successfully directed the Key stage 2 production of High School Musical at the Phoenix Theatre. Mrs. O'Gorman will be re-united with another ex Gelli Primary School teacher as Mrs. O'Gorman will succeed Mrs. Vaughan who was appointed to the post of Head teacher at Penygraig in the summer. Although tinged with sadness our best wishes go to Mrs. O'Gorman on a well deserved promotion. Llongyfarichadau.