School Council - Cyngor yr Ysgol
Gelliswick takes great pride in its School Council, made up of pupils from every year group in school. Annual secret ballot elections for School Council members are held each September, with one member from each class, from Years 1 to Year 6, being elected. Meetings are held every half term to discuss areas of concern and to voice pupil opinion. During Class Council, School Council members record issues for debate or discussion in their Class Council book.
KiVa Kids help all children to learn to play cooperatively with each other. They help children resolve minor conflicts and teach children to play a wider range of games. They help lonely children make more friends and most importantly, be available as a friend to all the other children.
The Criw Cymraeg supports the school in the delivery of a weekly Welsh assembly for Foundation Phase and KS2 pupils, where Welsh prayers and songs are shared and rewards are given to pupils who demonstrate high levels of skill, or indeed effort, in the Welsh language. They also organise events such as ‘Diwrnod Shwmae’ and fun activities and competitions that encourage pupils and staff to speak more Welsh during the day as well as sharing the ’Ymadrodd yr wythnos’ (Phrase of the week) with the pupils and families via the School’s Newsletter.
Our playground buddy scheme plays an important part in creating a safe, friendly, happy and peaceful atmosphere for children during the morning break and lunchtimes. The playground buddies are children from year 5 and 6 who are given the opportunity to take on the formal role of ‘Sports Buddies’.