Wednesday, February 29, 2012
We have provisionally booked four 70 seater luxury coaches for Friday 22nd June 2012. Parental feedback from last year's trip requested this.
The cost of the trip is estimated to be no more than £20 per child and £25 per adult. This price will be revised when we know exact numbers.
Primarily the trip will be open to all pupils in the school. Infant children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults can also accompany children from Year 3 if they wish. All junior children will be supervised in small groups by a member of staff. Babies or younger children from the ages of 0-2years will have free entry to the park but will be required to pay for the bus.
Similar to last year if there are places still available then these will be offered at a' first come first served' basis to family and friends of all pupils.
If you would like to secure your place please could you fill in the form sent home by pupil post and return with a non refundable £5 deposit for each person by Friday 2nd March. We will then require further payments to be paid by certain dates when the prices have been confirmed.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Gelli Primary School encourages the responsible use of social networking sites as a means of communication in the 21st Century. We have a policy that reflects our vision in creating responsible learners of the future who use this media in a positive environment.
Please conduct yourself responsibly on these sites as any inappropriate comments will be deleted and passed on to the site managers for appropriate action to betaken.
Please also remember that we are all ambassadors for the school and need to be good role models for our pupils so that they can learn how to use this media in a sensitive and proper manner in the future.
Information posted on twitter will be generic and non personal and be appropriate to the audience. It will duplicate messages posted om the blog, website, pupil post and sent via text message and is intended as another form of communication with parents, and aimed at those who find this form of communication best suited to their needs.
Posted by Head teacher at 11:11 AM
The school photographer will visit us on Wednesday March 14th. Individual and group photographs will be taken of pupils in the morning and family group photographs in the afternoon. I regret that we will not be able to arrange a time for these afternoon sittings and it will be done a first come first served basis. The photographer will begin the afternoon session at 1.15 p.m. Further details will be circulated nearer the photograph shoot
Posted by Head teacher at 10:05 AM
Congratulations to Poppy Davies and Lauren Lewis who won the vocal and instrumental category respectively in our school heat before half term and will now advance to the semi final stage of the competition. We will inform you of the arrangements for the semi final should anyone wish to attend and support our pupils.
Posted by Head teacher at 9:59 AM
World Book Day is being celebrated at Gelli Primary School on Friday 2nd March this year. Children in will celebrate World Book Day by undertaking literacy activities in class. Those who wish to may dress up as their favourite fictional character from a book, film or television series.
Posted by Head teacher at 9:56 AM
This year we are going to change the arrangements for celebrating St. David’s Day on Thursday March 1st. Most schools in the cluster have followed our Comprehensive School in holding an Eisteddfod where each year group split into houses and compete in various competitions with the winning house being presented with an Eisteddfod Cup. This year we are going to change to this format. There is one drawback; we will be unable to invite any parents as the size of the hall will prevent us from having an audience. I am sure that this will disappoint many of you who have been accustomed to attending in the past and have enjoyed the children’s performances. We will, of course, video the performances and I am looking to publish them on our Moodle site along with other videos of concerts and performances we have in our Video vault.
Posted by Head teacher at 9:52 AM
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Some of the pages are live at the moment, however, I am constantly updating it and ironing out all the bugs and other broken links. I hope that it will be updated regularly and that some of the old features like the newslettes can be published and downloaded.
I have had to completely redesign the site but am now using a far superior set of applications that will see this site improve in quality and improve our home school communication.
Please be patient. I will send out updates by text message and via this blog when they are available. If you have forgotten the link visit http://www.gelliprimaryschool.org.uk/
Posted by Head teacher at 12:47 PM
Sunday, February 5, 2012
The Rhondda Leader photographer will be in school next week to take a photograph of the children wearing their Welsh Costumes. If you wish your child to be included in this photograph, please send them in appropriate Welsh costume / Red clothing for that day. If your child does not wish to be in this photograph they can wear school uniform. There is no requirement to purchase clothing for this specific occasion.
During the meeting staff will ask you to sign our Home / School agreement; discuss your child's attendance and punctuality, talk the latest assessment results and any other issues that have arisen throughout the year so far.
Here are the arrangements for our parent evenings.
- You are invited to report to the school main hall FIVE MINUTES prior to your appointment where you will be taken to meet your child’s teacher by one of our Year 6 pupils.
- The bell will ring after each ten minute appointment.
- Please will you complete a parental response form after your appointment commenting on your child’s achievements and progress to date.
We will also inform the snow lines on Radio Wales and Real Radio that will be broadcasting during their Breakfast shows. We will also update the Friends Facebook page and this Blog. You can also check for update status for all schools in Rhondda Cynon Taff by clicking on http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/EducationLearning/SchoolsColleges/School-closures/SchoolClosures.aspx
As you are aware closing school on health and safety grounds is done as a last resort.in order to minimise disruption to pupils learning. Please ensure that we have your currant mobile phone number so that you can receive these messages.