About Us

About Us

 

Together we aspire, together we achieve’

‘Dyheu gyda’n gilydd, llwyddo gyda’n gilydd.’

 

Ysgol Gymunedol Gelli Aur/Golden Grove Community School is a school where individuals are valued and helped to achieve their personal best.  Children are supported in becoming confident and independent young people, who thrive on challenge, and are motivated to learn.  All schools have their own distinctive ‘feel’ which makes each one unique. We believe that the ‘special feel’ at Golden Grove is to do with our caring and friendly atmosphere.
I am extremely proud to lead a team that is committed to achieving high standards and providing the very best opportunities for the children in our care.  Staff, supported by governors, work hard to deliver a rich and challenging curriculum; to prepare children for future education; and to help them acquire the skills and enthusiasm needed to embrace the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
The excellent start begins in Nursery and continues through the school with staff providing a happy, supportive and purposeful environment, and a curriculum that excites and stimulates children’s imaginations and creative thinking.  Frequent trips and visits, community activities and a wide range of after-school clubs further add to the opportunities available to children.

 

The school is a designated bilingual primary school, category D.S. (dual stream) catering mainly for children from the town of Pembroke and outlying districts.  Due to its bilingual nature, children from further afield attend the school in order to access Welsh Medium Education.

At present there are four 1st Language Welsh Classes at Gelli Aur, spanning both key stages. In the Foundation Phase, the children are totally immersed in Welsh from the start and this is the dominant language for the younger children. English is introduced as they enter Key Stage 2.  The written form of the language is introduced gradually as the children become more confident and more mature.

 

Welsh is also taught as a second language in the English Stream where staff and pupils are encouraged to use Welsh as part of their everyday language in school. We aim to develop the use of the language and to provide a relevant context for the teaching of it. Children are also encouraged to be proud of their Welsh heritage and to respect the cultural identity of all children in school
The best way to find out about our school is to come and visit, to see us in action and meet staff and children. A telephone call to the school office on 01646 682605 is all that is needed to arrange this.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to our school, and to a happy and successful partnership with all our new children and families.