Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tomorrow the Junior children will enjoy their Christmas party. They can wear party clothes to school and all children are allowed to wear their normal clothes until the end of term.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Mrs Edwards and the kitchen staff prepared a fantastic Christmas dinner for us today. The staff helped serve the food as there were so many pupils opted to have school dinner today. The children really enjoyed as you can see from this video. Diolch yn fawr Mrs Edwards.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Nursery and Reception, (Miss Mathias, Mrs G Dyer)
Year 1 and 2 concerts (Mrs. Fraser, Mrs K Dyer)
Tuesday 15th December 2009 at 2.15. p.m.
Wednesday 16th December 2009 at 10. 15 a.m.
There will be a short break between the two concerts for parents to come in and out of the hall.
We do not charge an entry fee but a retiering collection will be taken for school funds.
The Junior Department Concerts
Wednesday 16th December 2009 at 1.30
Wednesday 16th December 2009 at 6.00 p.m.
We do not charge an entry fee but a retiering collection will be taken for school funds.
You will have received a letter with a ticket allocation form on which needs to be brought back to school by WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9th. Tickets will be sent out via pupil post that evening. Should there be any additional tickets available we will inform you by pupil post then and any spare tickets will be distributed on a first come first served basis. There will be a limit on how many additionl tickets that will be vailable per family.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Look out for our special Children in Need space on the School Gallery. Check out what we got up to in 2008.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
The latest additions are photographs of the Gelli Primary School Choir Remembrance Concert and the Wales v Samoa game.
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Monday, October 26, 2009
Each year, Gelli Primary School embarks on a school-wide project to learn about a selected career and this year the children chose construction. Over the next few months, the school will learn more about the industry including the materials needed to build new homes, the dangers lurking on building sites, the health and safety measures which must be practiced on developments and what is required to pursue a career in construction.
To help with the project, Taylor Wimpey has supplied signage and materials to create a construction display at the school. The housebuilder has also supplied six high visibility vests and hard hats, for when the children visit Taylor Wimpey’s Llewellyn’s View development later this year, to hear what’s involved in construction from site manager Mark Thomas.
Ms Matthias, class teacher at Gelli Primary School, commented: “We are really grateful to Taylor Wimpey for its generous support in not only answering our request for construction materials but for offering the children an opportunity to visit Llewellyn’s View. We hope the visit will demonstrate how dangerous a real-life construction site can be, especially now the hours of daylight are growing shorter.”
Sara Taylor, regional sales and marketing director, said: “We’re pleased to be able to support the communities in which we are building and help towards such a vital education project. We hope pupils at the school will benefit from the construction materials and this year’s project will get them interested in the house building industry. Our site visit also means they will get the opportunity to meet one of our site managers, who will play a key role in informing children about working in construction and the dangers of playing on building sites.”
Llewellyn’s View is a development of just 61 homes located in the picturesque village of Gilfach Goch. Providing modern living right in the heart of a rural community, the development offers residents stunning views of the Rhondda Valley. As well as being surrounded by the glorious Welsh countryside, Gilfach Goch village has local shops, including a post office, to meet everyday needs whilst the larger towns of Tonyrefail and Pontypridd are nearby.
Transport links are good with the M4 just seven miles away providing easy access to the towns and cities of South Wales. Cardiff is within commutable distance, just 16 miles away.
For further information, visit the marketing suite, now open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm, or call 08456 724 005. Alternatively, log on to www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.
Click here to visit it or go the the Gelli Primary School website site map for future updates.
A poster advertising the service can be downloaded from here.
This will be the School Choir's first public performance, so if you are able to support them please do so.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
If you wish to order a copy please contact
Mrs. M Gunton
5 Bryn Terrace,
hone - 01443 733277
Please send your order along with a cheque payable to M Gunton.
Monday, September 28, 2009
This year we are changing our reporting to parents arrangements. We are inviting parents to a meeting next week where each class teacher will outline the classroom expectations they have for the coming year to you with your pupils. The sessions will begin after school and take the form of a 10 minute presentation by the class teacher of class rules, homework arrangements, information on how you can support your child at home and all other aspects of the class routine. This will be followed by the class teacher running through the work forecast which you receive each term. There will be a short question and answer session at the end. Please will you be mindful that we will not discuss any individual children during this time. If you feel that there are any unresolved issues concerning your child please will you make an appointment to see me and we can discuss an appropriate plan of action to resolve this.
Should you need to need to bring your child with you, my staff will look after them in the hall while you are with the class teacher. We will be grateful for any comments on the format and each teacher will ask you to fill in an evaluation form at the end of the session.
To further inform you of your child’s progress we will be holding a ten minute individual appointment in February with each teacher and as always you will receive a comprehensive written report at the end of the year.We hope that this system will prove more successful in communicating information to you.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
There is now a school calendar that can be accessed to view important dates for the coming term. This will be updated when dates are agreed by staff.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Please look on the Governing Body pages for electronic copies of the Summary and Full Annual Report to Parents. There is also a letter confirming the details of the meeting on Monday 6th July.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
The new school term starts for pupils on TUESDAY 21st APRIL. The staff will be involved in staff training at Treorchy Comprehensive School tomorrow (Monday 20th) with the remainder of the schools in the cluster.
Best wishes to Mrs. Treherne, former head teacher at Bodringallt Primary who takes up a new head teaching post in Blaenau Gwent tomorrow. We wish her every success as we do her successor Mrs. J Todd Jones.
Breakfast club is open as usual at 8.10 a.m. on Tuesday. If you have celebrated your FOURTH birthday over the holidays you can attend breakfast club once you have filled in the registration form which can be downloaded from this link.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Our latest newsletters have been published on the newsletter page on the school website. Items include details of School photographs, Red Nose Day, Dinner Money, news of the Easter Bonnet Parade and details of end of term and vacation information.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
In addition they have constructed an action plan which will be the basis for our presentation to the assessors. In addition to being awarded the Eco-Schools Bronze award this evidence will help us gain our third Healthy Schools award. Click on the links below to our Eco-Schools blog and Healthy Schols web pages
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Dosbarth 1 Dydd Gwyl Dewi 2009
Nursery - Miss Mathias
To order this photo quote Photo No 1 and send to -
5 Bryn Terrace,
Phone - 01443 733277.
Most of the children and staff turned up in their pyjamas and in the process raised £214.40 for Comic Relief. Year 6 decided that they wanted to do a sponsored car clean, so supervised by Mrs. Date and Mr. Evans they got the vacuum cleaners, glass spary and dusters out and got rid of all the grit, stones, stale pasties and crumbs from the inside of their cars. They paid £3 for the privilige, and by the state of some of the cars they should have paid much more. Gelli Primary children have a partner school in Mbale, Africa and in July participated in a sponsored walk with Kath and Phil Rickards from the Pont Partnership to raise money for our partner school.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
They competed against other singers and instrumentalists from Ton Pentre Juniors, Penyenglyn Community Primary, Penpych Community Primary, Parc Primary, Treorchy Primary, Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Ynyswen, Williamstown Primary and Bodringallt Primary Schools for a place in the final which will be held in Treorchy Comprehensive School on Wednesday 25th March. Their performances were adjudicated by Welsh National Opera Company Mezzo Soprano Kate Wolveridge and the choir's musical director Janice Ball. Unfortunately the girls were not successful in reching the final, but both girls sang and played wonderfully and we are very proud of them. You can see their performances on our Performing arts blog by clicking on these links.
Link to Katie's performance
Link to Giorgia's performance
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Unfortunately we have suffered a photocopier malfunction which will not be repaired until early next week. I have been able to distribute a newsletter informing parents of the INSET days next week but all future communication will be made by electronic mail until the machine can be fixed. Please will parents who use the internet service assist us by "spreading the word" and keeping those parents who do not have internet access informed.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Mrs. M Gunton
5 Bryn terrace,
Once again prices are a highly competitive, £6.00 for an 8x6, colour photograph, presented in an attractive folder.
The school can once again retain 10% of all money raised at the school, as a good will gesture to the school.
In your letter home to parents, could you please inform the parents the pictures are on sale, as a large number of people contact us each year, wondering where they can purchase pictures.
Please send your order along with a cheque, made payable to M GUNTON, to the above address.
If you have any questions regarding your St David's pictures, please contact M Gunton on 01443 733277.
Once again could I take this opportunity of thanking the school for their continued support.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
THURSDAY 5th February is due to be a school closure day where the staff will be involved in staff training. If the provider is unable to undertake training due to the weather conditions school will likely to be closed and the training postponed to an alternative date.
As for the arrangements for the Pantomime scheduled for Friday, I will contact the Park and Dare and Ralph Cole, our transport provider, tomorrow to see what contingency plans will be in operation.
Arrangements will be posted on the school website as soon as we know precise details. Please check back often and if possible share information with other parents and children. thank you for your patience.
All Schools within Rhondda Cynon Taff
Due to the current weather conditions the decision has been taken by the Council's LEA and Environmental Services Directorate to close all of the schools in County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taff, tomorrow Wednesday 4th February 2009, therefore no schools transport will be provided in the County Borough.
The Council will continue to review the situation relating to the weather and associated transport arrangements and will keep you updated accordingly.
Continue to check both the Rhondda Cynon Taff and BBC Wales websites for updated information.
The school yard, pathways and the streets surrounding the school have several centimeters of snow lying on them at present and although there is a partial thaw happening at the moment it is also expected to freeze overnight. There is already a warning from the Met Office of adverse driving conditions in the morning. The Caretaker will make a risk assessment at 6.30 a.m. and I will post the latest news on the school website. School closures will be communicated to everyone on Good Morning Wales and Real Radio. More details on the arrangements for the remainder of the week will be posted here and on the front page of the school website. Thank you for your patience.
Monday, February 2, 2009
I will post details of further disruption to school on this site when available. Thank you for your patience.