Saturday, December 24, 2011

Track Santa on his ride tonight

You can trach Santa's Sleigh ride tonight by following the link below

Nadolig Llawen babw

Sunday, December 18, 2011

School Council hold meeting in the Welsh Government Senedd Building

The School Council visited the Senedd in Cardiff Bay to hold a meeting in Siambr Hywel and to look at where the Assembly Members make decisions about things that happen in Welsh life. Here is a video diary about what happened during the day.

Thank you and a Happy Christmas to all at Gelli Primary School

May I on behalf of the governing body and staff offer our thanks for the cards and presents that we are given by the children each Christmas. We really appreciate the effort made to thank us each year. We hope that everyone will enjoy a peaceful Christmas and that Santa brings everything on your lists. As usual, the pupils have created a wonderful athmosphere in school and the concerts and other end of term activities have put us all in the festive spirit.
Please also join us in offering our prayers and condolences to the Davies family during this difficult time for them.

Over the next few days I will be updating the blog with videos of the Grandparents Concert and other activities that have been taking place during this busy term. I have a new piece of software that will allow us to transfer these to our blogs more effectively.

I will also use the text to parents service to remind parents of arrangements for returning to school in the new year.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Year Six bid farewell to Mr Jones

This is the video of the complete assembly that Year 6 prepared and performed for Mr Jones on his last day

Mr Jones' Farwell Assembly

Here are some short videos of sketches and songs taken from Mr Jones' farewell assembly this morning

Here is a sketch where Mr Jones falls out of the Pound Shop in Ton Pentre

Shannon introduces the next sketch

Mr Jones slips up again

Mr Jones falls off a chair

Shannon closes the sketches

First Song

Second Song


Thank you Year Six for giving Mr Jones such a wonderful send off

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A new member of the team

I am very pleased to announce that the Governing body appointed Mrs Joanna Taylor to succeed Mr Christopher Jones as Learning mentor for Additional Learning Needs today. Mrs Taylor is currently ALN Co at St Michael's Primary School in Newport and will take up the appointment in the summer term. She is an experienced teacher and her current school was praised in a recent ESTYN inspection this summer. She has recently moved back to the Pontypridd area but has relatives in the Treherbet area so we are really welcoming one of our own home. I am sure that Mrs Taylor will be missed when she leaves her current school and we look forward to her joining us after Easter.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Arrangements for the Christmas Concerts

During this week parents will be sent their allocation of tickets for the upcoming Christmas Concerts.

Class 1 and 2 - (Nursery and Reception) will be allocated two tickets per family per performance which will be held on Monday 12th December at 1.30 p.m. and Tuesday 13th December at 9.30 a.m.

Class 3 and 4 - (Year 1 and 2) will be allocated two tickets per family per performance which will be held on Monday 12th December at 2.15 p.m. and Tuesday 13th December at 10.15.

The Junior concert this year will be performed jointly by Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Due to the limitation on space in the Hall we will only be allocating ONE TICKET per family per performance. Tickets will be issued to the elder sibling. These performances will take place on Tuesday 13th December at 1.30 p.m. and at 6.00 p.m. I realise that this will be a disappointment to some but we simply cannot accommodate any additional family members. We have explored the possibility of moving the performances to a larger venue in the community but this has proved to be difficult.

We will, of course, be filming the performances so that you may purchase the concerts on DVD for posterity.

Please will you abide by the no photography rule. In addition this year we will not be able to accommodate any children under school age in pushchairs or buggies. A recent change in the fire safety regulations has led me to request that this regulation be observed. I thank you in advance for your anticipated co-operation.

As usual we will not be charging for admission to the concerts but would ask you to make a voluntary contribution to the school fund during a retiring collection.