Friday, December 18, 2015

77 pupils get a Golden ticket

77 pupils received a GOLDEN TICKET from the Lion Challenge  in recognition of achieving over 98% attendance this term. Well done. Llongyfarchiadau.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Dress rehearsals

We will be recording the dress rehearsals tomorrow to put on the Blog. Please ensure that your child has their costume in school tomorrow. May I remind parents that photography is not permitted during our performances. Our policy is outlined below.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Schoop on Twitter

Schoop messages now automatically on our Twitter page @gellipri.

Follow us by going to and follow @gellipri

Concert tickets

Parents can now purchase additional concert tickets for all performances. Contact the school office.

Schoop has arrived at Gelli Primary School


Please share this letter with everyone who needs to be informed. Parents, carers, grandparents, childminders etc.

Gelli Primary School is proud to announce that it is one of the very first schools to adopt a new app for schools called Schoop. 

Schoop will improve the way we communicate with you and our school community. With your valuable involvement, your children’s education and the whole school will benefit.

If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet
1.       On your iPhone or iPad click the App Store button
2.       On your Android phone or tablet click the Google Play button
3.       Search for Schoop and download the FREE app
4.       Run the app and follow the instructions
5.       Enter our Schoop ID 6831
6.       Add the years and groups relevant to you
7.       That’s it – you’re in the loop!

If you have a Windows Mobile, Blackberry, PC or Mac
1.       Go to
8.       Enter our Schoop ID: 6831
2.       Add your email address and choose relevant years and groups
3.       Select your preferred language, if applicable.
4.       Click CONFIRM, and you’re in the loop!

Need help?
Please don’t contact the school. Schoop will answer any of your questions.
Go to: and click on Support, or send an email to

This will be an exciting way to keep in touch with what’s going on in school brought straight to your smart phone.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Da iawn Charlie, Role model of the week

Da iawn Charlie, you have never interrupted Miss Davis, What a role model.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Abernant Experience Fund raising

A BIG THANK YOU to Keesha and her family for doing a Bake off an selling cakes at he mum's workplace. This raised £102 towards supporting the Year 6 residential trip to Abernant in April of next year. Year 6 are also holding film nights over the next few weeks. Well done everyone.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Some good news about our OurJunior Road Safety Officers

Our Junior Road Safety Officers
Natalia, Molly, Ebony Niall and the two Ben's.
I've just receive an e-mail from Shelley Bird and PCSO Cherylin regarding the work of our Junior Road Safety Officers during last week's  which I'd like to share with you.

We are just writing to express our sincere thanks for all the help and support that we received from yourself, your staff and all of the Gelli Primary children, especially the JRSO’s during the Road Safety Campaign. The campaign was a massive success with 49 Partner Agencies working together to raise awareness of road safety issues in the communities of Ystrad, Gelli, Pentre and Ton Pentre.
During the week, residents and children took part in various activities and demonstrations that were all centred around re-educating people on the hazards of speeding, dangerous driving and illegal parking. It was a fantastic team effort and the JRSO’s from Gelli Primary were a total pleasure to work with and impeccably behaved throughout and were a credit to the school. I was specifically asked to pass on to yourself how wonderful the children were by an older resident from Ty Dewi in Ton Pentre.               
A massive thanks again for your help and support during the campaign.

Shelley & Cherylin 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas activities reminder

Christmas Dinner

The Canteen staff will be preparing a special Christmas Dinner for the pupils on WEDNESDAY 9th DECEMBER. Please will you pay for this on Monday along with any other meals for the week.

Hoverboards and Segway - The law.

Following last weeks' successful Road Safety Week in Gelli, Ystrad, Ton and Pentre P C Bennett wants us to share some information from They have prepared a leaflet to inform parents of the law around personal transporter scooters such as the Segway Hoverboard

You can download the leaflet from here

Christmas Concert Ticket allocation

A letter outlining arrangements for the Christmas Carol Concerts will be circulated by pupil post today Tuesday December 1st. If your child is not in school a copy is available from the class teacher on their return.

Tickets have been allocated for every performance and you will be able to reserve and collect them from Mrs Thomas in the school office from Friday 4th December until Wednesday 9th December. After that date any spare tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The school website will be updated over night and copies of the letters will be available to download by following the link here.