For the latest information on the Design To Smile initiative, please click on the link – Designed to Smile June2020 (002)
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We wanted to let you know about the launch of Sustrans Outside In, a free
resource to help parents who are looking after their children at home.
Walking, cycling and scooting are great ways to keep active and healthy in
body and mind. During this time where we are mostly required to stay at
home, these activities become harder to do.
Sustrans Outside In provides fun ideas and inspiration for parents to bring
education, health and wellbeing activities into their home.
Parents can access resources by registering for our free parent newsletter.
Over four weeks, they’ll receive weekly videos, themed activities, games and
challenges designed by our experienced school officers.
If you think these resources would be useful to you, please register on the link below.
Documents and Information
Forms to be completed and returned to school
1. Personal Information – Personal Information
2. Meithrin Questionnaire – Meithrin Questionnaire
3. Permission Form – Caniatad / Permission
4. Using HWB – Llythyr HWB
5. Information on disabilities – Anableddau / Disabilities
6. Who will be collecting your child? – Who will be collecting?
7. Home/School Agreement – Home-School-Agreement
Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf has created a Youtube channel for our Year 6 pupils. This is a valuable resource in this difficult time. Please encourage the children to visit the channel – it will also be shared directly with them via Google Classroom.
From February 2020, the school will have a new process of administering off-site visits – in particular, the process of obtaining parental consent.
Off-site visits will be recorded on PARENTPAY and parents will be asked to confirm their consent there.
If we have not received permission on Parentpay, then parents are expected to confirm their consent in WRITING .
We will no longer receive verbal consent.
Unfortunately, unless permission is given on PARENTPAY or in WRITING, children will not be able to attend the visits.
We ask for your support in this important matter.
From January 2020, the school will have new procedures for administering medications.
If a child has to take PRESCRIBED medication during the school day, parents must register the medication in the school’s main entrance using Form 3A – PARENTAL agreement for the school to administer medicine before transferring the medication to school staff. Medication must not be sent into school with the children!
In some cases, pupils will be required to carry their own medication e.g. inhalers. Parents must register this using Form 7: Permission for a child to carry his/her own medication.
Thank you for your cooperation
Our girls’ football team was very unlucky today in the Urdd competition. Played really well all day, reached the final but then unluckily lost on in a penalty shoot out!
It was a very good day for our teams – congratulations to all the girls!
We will be celebrating Australia Day on Monday, January 27th.
Children to wear Australia colours – £ 1 contribution to the Australian fire disaster.
Following an external assessment, we are delighted to confirm that Ysgol Melin Gruffydd has been awarded the Silver Award as a Rights Respecting School.
Achieving the Silver Award
The school is explicitly embedding the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in its policy, practice and culture
The school is promoting knowledge and understanding of the Convention throughout the school community
The school is putting into action and developing the plans outlined on the Action Plan for Silver, which was submitted to achieve the Bronze: Rights Committed
The school is beginning to see the positive impact of these actions on children and young people, staff, and on the school’s ethos, practice and environment
Children and young people are beginning to see themselves as rights respecting global citizens and advocates for fairness and children’s rights, both locally and globally