A newsletter was distributed by pupil post on Friday 30th April 2012.
The photographs taken by the photographer are now available from the school office for you to purchase. Packs are priced at £10. Please pay for your photographs before taking them.
Please will all dinner money and any arrears owing for dinners this term be brought to school as soon as possible. Mrs. Thomas has assured me that any credits will roll over to the next term. Any parents in arrears will be contacted by the Local Authority. I hope that we can avoid any embarrassment in this instance.
Treorchy Male Choir Young Musician of the Year
Congratulations to Lauren Lewis who performed so well in the Grand Final of this competition last Tuesday evening. She was an excellent ambassador for the school and we are very proud of their achievements. Lauren and a number of other pupils from Year 6 also participated in the Cluster transition concert at Treorchy Comprehensive School last night. It was a great showcase for the musical talent we have in the Upper Rhondda and I hope that our pupils will continue to develop their creative talents in the future.
Easter and end of term arrangements
We are holding an Easter Disco as part of our Entrepreneurship activities on Tuesday 3rd April. The play leaders have identified some more equipment to fund raise towards and this is part of our plan to upgrade our play facilities in the yard.
The Foundation Phase Disco will take place from 3.30 to 4.25. Pupils can wear normal clothes to school that day and all pupils must be accompanied by an adult.
The Junior Disco takes place between 4.30 and 5.30. They can also wear normal clothes to school that day.
Entry is a £1
Easter Bonnet Parade
Pupils are invited to participate in our annual Easter Bonnet parade on the morning of Wednesday 4th April. It will take place after lunch so will parents please bring them into class when they bring pupils to school.
The pastor and his wife from Mount Zion Chapel will conduct an Easter Assembly in school on Wednesday morning at 10.00 a.m.
School breaks up at 3.00 p.m. on Thursday 5th April for the Easter holidays. Friday 6th is Good Friday and a national bank holiday.
As we did not close the school this year due to any inclement weather, the Minister of Education has granted school two additional INSET days to the Five we usually have. These will be taken during the Summer term. Monday 23rd April 2012 will be the 5th designated and I propose to close on Tuesday 24th April in order that the staff are able to undertake two consecutive days training on the use of ICT in class and to develop our PESS programme. School will re-open on WEDNESDAY 26th APRIL for all pupils with Breakfast Club open at 8 00 a.m. as usual.
Our final INSET day will take place on Friday 1st June when the staff and Governors will undertake a self evaluation of the school’s performance. School will break up for the half term on Thursday 31st May 2012 at 3.00 p.m.
Details will be posted on the school blog, calendar and we will use our text messaging service to remind you
Website and other electronic forms of communication
The redesign of the School website in under way and more and more items are being added daily. In addition for those who use Twitter we shall be tweeting information via that platform. You can follow us on @gellipri. The Friends of Gelli Primary Facebook page has been mothballed and those of you who have not reapplied for membership will need to do so to be kept in touch with posts. I hope that this amount of home school communication helps you keep abreast with developments at school.