Tuesday, December 22, 2009

School Closure

Gelli Primary School is closed today TUESDAY 22nd DECEMBER due to the freezing conditions in the surrounding areas around the school. Despite the efforts of the caretaker to make the pathways around school accessible, the surrounding areas are treacherous and I have no alternative but to close the school due to health and safety. This information has been circulated to the BBC and news of the school closure is on the website. Please will you inform as many parents as possible to avoid any unnecessary travel.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Gallery Updates

The Christmas activities photographs have been posted on the School Gallery. Most of the photographs were taken by Ethan Derrick from Year 6. Well done Ethan. We hope that this gives you an insight into the fun and laughter we had with the children these past weeks.

Snow Day

Gelli Primary School is CLOSED for staff and pupils today on Monday 21st December. The pathways are very dangerous and despite the caretaker attempting to clear them I have no option but to cloe on health and safety grounds. I anticipate that the weather situation will improve as the day goes on and anticipate that school will be open tomorrow. Any school closure will be communicated to the BBC and Real Radio and we will attempt to inform parents by means of telephone calls, texts and parent updates.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Today's arrangements

After the six wonderful concerts we have had in the last two days, my thanks go out to the staff and children for some memorable performances.Thank to you parents, grandparents and other members of your extended families for supporting us and giving the children so much encouragement and applause and generously donating over £250 in the collections. The staff have already decide to earmark the money towards purchasing the wet weather gear for the Foundation Phase children and some more Flip Video cameras for the Juniors to use to record their work.
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

Christmas Dinner

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

Cheltenham trip

I would like to thank all those who supported the SHOPPING TRIP to Regency Cheltenham on Saturday, we all had a great time. As always a massive round of applause to Mrs Sims for organising the event so efficiently, as usual, and managing to have a quiet word with Derek the Weather Man to keep the rain in Wales. We raised a total of £70 from the quiz and raffle on the trip that will go towards school funds. Diolch yn fawr bawb.

Christmas Concert tickets

Our Christmas Concerts will take place on the following days.

Nursery and Reception, (Miss Mathias, Mrs G Dyer)
Tuesday 15th December 2009 at 1.30. p.m.
Wednesday 16th December 2009 at 9. 30 a.m.

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.