As a parent/carer of Ysgol Glan Gele, you will be warmly welcomed to join the very active Parent Teacher Association (PTA) otherwise known as F.O.G.G.I. (Friends of Glan Gele Infants). We feel like this is an integral part of the school as together we support the school with fund raising, social events and by providing valuable helpers on days such as sports day, school trips, visits to the theatre and children’s discos.
Staff in the school acknowledge the benefits from providing a wide range of extra curricular experiences for the children and it is with the financial and practical help of the F.O.G.G.I that trips out of school and special events form an important part of Glan Gele school life.
There are occasions when parents are asked for a small contribution towards the cost of extra curricular visits and school trips, however the F.O.G.G.I try their very best to subsidise such events where possible to keep costs to parents at a minimum. If you are ever worried about the cost of a visit please do not hesitate to speak to the Head teacher in confidence.
The money raised from events such as school discos, which are organised by F.O.G.G.I help raise funds for school book bags, Easter eggs, shows, equipment to support learning and much more!
Who can join F.O.G.G.I?
All parents and carers wishing to lend a hand and help are made very welcome and their ideas and support is greatly received and the school really do value the contribution. We hold regular F.O.G.G.I coffee mornings where we meet to discuss any upcoming events and share ideas for other possible fund raising events. These coffee mornings are very valuable to the school as they provide us with the opportunity to hear any ideas that you may have.
We welcome all parents and carers to our coffee mornings and are very grateful of any new ideas and suggestions. We understand that you may not be able to attend every coffee morning, however you will always be welcome when you are available.
Frequently asked questions:
Where can I find out the next date for the F.O.G.G.I coffee morning?
Dates for any F.O.G.G.I coffee mornings can be found on the weekly newsletters and also a reminder will be put on twitter.
Would I be expected to attend every session?
No. We would be grateful of any time or ideas you can share with us. Even if you can only pop for 10minutes that would be great!
Would I have to take on a committee role?
No, you will not be required to take on any roles. Just because you come along to the coffee morning that does not mean we will give you a job to do at events such as fair unless you would like to. If you are able to help that is great, however we appreciate your contribution to planning and ideas just as much.
Can I bring my young child along?
Of course, the coffee morning is an informal meeting where we will sit and discuss ideas with each other. We will make sure there are some activities for younger children to keep them occupied.
Friends of Glan Gele Infants (F.O.G.G.I) would love to hear your ideas! We look forward to seeing you!