Term 4 Sports Newsletter

Once again, we are celebrating a fantastic year of sport at Glamorgan School! Many of our students have been involved in team sports, as an individual or in an organised sports tournament! As a school, we are excited about the sporting opportunities we have to offer our students. Sport is a great way for families to be involved with their children and this involvement takes many varying forms. As always, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the children, parents, and teachers who so actively support our teams in either a coaching, managing or a spectator capacity. Without the on-going support of teachers and parents who put their hand up in these roles, we would be unable to offer these after school and inter school tournament sports teams. We look forward to working with you and your children again next year in 2019!

What is current research saying? (Ministry of Health Website)
Physical activity can help people live longer, healthier lives. The New Zealand Physical Activity Guidelines outline the minimum levels of physical activity required to gain health benefits and ways to incorporate incidental physical activity into everyday life.
Children and young people (5–17 years) ‘Sit less, move more, sleep well’
For school-aged children and young people (aged 5 to 17 years) high levels of physical activity, low levels of sedentary behaviour, and sufficient sleep each day achieves greater health benefits.
A healthy 24-hours includes:

  • quality uninterrupted sleep of 9 to 11 hours per night for those aged 5 to 13 years and 8 to 10 hours per night for those aged 14 to 17 years, with consistent bed and wake-up times
  • an accumulation of at least 1 hour a day of moderate to vigorous physical activity (incorporate vigorous physical activities and activities that strengthen muscles and bones, at least 3 days a week)
  • no more than 2 hours per day of recreational screen time

for the remainder of the day:

  • sitting less and moving more – break up sitting time
  • participating in structured and unstructured light physical activities.

Preserving sleep, trading indoor time for outdoor time, and replacing sedentary behaviours and light physical activity with additional moderate to vigorous physical activity can provide greater health benefits.
For more information on these recommendations, download:

Basketball

The Glamorgan Dragons Year 3/4 team have had another great season of basketball this year! It was a tough transition moving up from the younger league and having to learn some new rules, but with their commitment, dedication and hard work they have come a long way finishing 4th in the top grade. They should be commended for their team play and persistence when games were tough. Well done boys – you have come a long way this year and we look forward to doing it all again next year!

Lisa Radford (Coach)

Touch Rugby

This year has been a fantastic year for touch rugby in our school. We have had a record breaking 9 teams entered into the Local Touch competition. We have had lots of players new to the game who worked hard to learn the rules as well as improving their skills

While at times the weather was against us this term all of our teams should be very proud of how well they have done – they have had a fantastic season. Two of our teams finished second place in their division; congratulations to the year 3-4 Girls DragonFlyers and year 3-4 boys UnTouchables

We would like to say a big thank you to all Coaches and Managers who stepped up this year to give up your time, both through trainings and games. Without you none of this would be possible.

Candice Durant ( School Co-Ordinator)

Junior Athletics

The Junior Athletics Day was, again, well supported by parents and whanau, which ensured the day had a great community feel. The children keenly participated and gave every event their best. Students had worked hard to refine the fundamental run, jump and throw skills during P.E. lessons and did themselves proud in the way they competed with determination, but also supported their school mates. Future students from Glamorgan Kindy joined us for the field events this year and were welcomed enthusiastically. Room 17 children, who willingly showed what it means to be a school citizen, assisted teachers more than capably. The juniors feel important when older role models spend this time with them, and teachers know the day would not run as well without our Year 5 helpers. We are very thankful!
Steph Masefield (Junior School coordinator)

Senior School Athletics Day

This term our focus for P.E. has been on correct fundamental athletics skill development in a progressive, fun, and participative environment. This in turn prepared our students for our Senior School Athletics Day. Students participated in a range of track and field events. It was a fantastic day with enthusiastic participants and many keen parent supporters. I would especially like to thank our wonderful parent helpers who volunteered their time and supported the teaching staff with the smooth running of the sprint races. (See results at the end of this newsletter)

Northern Bays Super Cluster Athletics Day

Following on from our school athletics, a team of our top performing nine, ten and eleven year olds went to the Northern Bays Cluster Super Athletics Day held at Kristin School on 27 November. Competing against the best athletes from eleven other schools, our team members were really able to test their performance. The children were excellent ambassadors for Glamorgan School and we are very proud of our athletes. Many thanks also to all the parents who supervised children on the day! Your support was most appreciated!

Outstanding performances came from:
Long Jump
Onyx Rameka 2nd
Harmony Naeata 3rd
Jaden Oxley 3rd
Sean Kimura-Dines 2nd
Shotput
Harmony Naeata 1st
Taine Price 3rd
Discus
Elijah Souster 1st
Harmony Naeata 1st
Jamie North 2nd
High Jump
Onyx Rameka 1st
Yui Lang 3rd
Sean Kimura-Dines 2nd
Gwen Burnett 3rd
100 Metre Sprints
Onyx Rameka 3rd
Oisin Sanna 3rd
9-Year-Old Mixed Relay Team 1st
Onyx Rameka, Harmony Naeata, Raige Doubell, Saige Van Dyk
Michaela Nicol (Teacher in Charge of School Sports Events)

Touch Rugby/Mini Ball

The Glamorgan Dragons Year 3/4 team have had another great season of basketball this year! It was a tough transition moving up from the younger league and having to learn some new rules, but with their commitment, dedication and hard work they have come a long way finishing 4th in the top grade. They should be commended for their team play andpersistence when games were tough. Well done boys – you have come a long way this year and we look forward to doing it all again next year!
Lisa Radford (Coach)

Skillz4life Swimming Lessons 2019

In Term 1 2019, Glamorgan School will once again be taking part in our swimming programme, which will be held in your school pool during school hours.
Only Year 2, 3 & 4 will be taught in Term 1 of 2019 and Term 4 we will be teaching year 5 & 6 doing 8 consecutive lessons over 2 weeks. In our experience children who do blocks of lessons progress faster than children doing weekly or twice weekly lessons as they consolidate their skills almost every day rather than forgetting skills between lessons and having to revise the same skills each lesson. Children participating will need to wear appropriate swimwear, (rash shirt or wet suits permitted) and hair tied up if long. Goggles and swimming caps are encouraged but optional. Although Glamorgan is lucky to have solar heating in the school pool it can sometimes be chilly if there is wind or your child is slightly built – if this is the case your child will enjoy their lessons more if they are wearing a wetsuit or a thermal top (tight fitting). Caps also help to keep the warmth in.

Each class will have a specific time when they will be swimming with us – please check with your class teacher at the start of term 1 2019 for this information. Please note that the school does not organise the swimming lessons and ONLY children who have made payment to Skillz4Life by 21st December will be included in the lessons. There will be opportunities after the lessons finish for classes to go to the pool with their teacher for those who do not wish to have lessons with Skillz4Life.

Option 1: Internet banking
Pay via internet banking into our bank account
Bank Account Name: Skillz4Life
06 0294 0152826 00

Please use your child’s initial and surname (class number for 2019) as a reference plus GM (for Glamorgan as we do take payments from other schools) $50 per child for 8x 30mins lessons.

Option 2: By cheque
Post your cheque to: Skillz4life
PO BOX 310159 Red Beach 0945Auckland

To contact skill4life
Email skillz4life@gmail.com phone number is 027 444 1638 www.skillz4life.co.nz

Jackie Foster Managing Director

A Big Thank You Glamorgan School Teachers

Glamorgan School encourages students to become involved in sports. We offer to our students a number of different sporting opportunities outside of school hours. We have a team of enthusiastic teachers who coordinate and organise students into teams or act as year level teacher representatives for junior and senior teams. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank you for all the extra hours you put into organising extracurricular sport for Glamorgan School children.

Glamorgan School Netball

On behalf of all the Glamorgan School parents and staff who are associated with netball at school, past and present, we would like to acknowledge Vickie Martin our retiring school co-ordinator. Vickie has worked tirelessly over the last five years to coordinate all our school teams, coach and manage her own teams as well as arranging trials for the school! She has dedicated hours of her personal time to ensure the smooth running and organisation of netball at our school. She has created a positive atmosphere in which all of our netball teams have thrived under her leadership. We cannot thank her enough for taking on this role which at times has brought about its challenges! We would also like to say a big thank you to Telsa Knight who has worked closely with Vickie this year to transition into this coordinating role.

Looking Ahead to 2019
Coaching or managing a team
Primary school sports are heavily reliant on supportive parents and whanau, and we are always looking for enthusiastic mums and dads to coach or manage our teams. If managers and coaches are not available, we are unable to enter teams. It is a very rewarding experience to be involved in the start of your child’s sporting pathways. We have after school and weekend teams playing netball, hockey and miniball (junior basketball). If you are interested in one of these roles, please contact the school office and they will give you the name of the teacher in charge of facilitating the organisation of the team in 2019.

What a fantastic year of sport we have had at Glamorgan School! Once again a huge thank you to all the staff, parents, and coaches who volunteer their time to give our students so many wonderful sporting opportunities. Your support is greatly appreciated! It is also important to thank and recognize our students for their participation and commitment to their chosen sports. We are always so proud of the way you conduct yourselves and represent Glamorgan School on the sports field/court! Have a safe and Merry Christmas and we look forward to another successful sporting year in 2019.

Michaela Nicol
Teacher in Charge of School Sports Events

School Athletics Results
1st Place   2nd Place      3rd Place
Long Jump
8 Year Girls Vicky Xie Lucia Sanna Ariana Paver
8 Year Boys Boston Pule Jack Lu Neil Gerber
9 Year Girls Harmony Naeata Saige Van Dyk Kerryn Van Heerden
9 Year Boys Raige Doubell Onyx Rameka Ashton Grobler
10 Year Girls Jaimie North Kate Bamford Beatriz Abreu
10 Year Boys Jaden Oxley Kayshawn Etoka Joel McFarland
11 Year Girls Gwen Burnett Jamie Baird Holly Nelson
11 Year Boys Sean Kimura-Dines Bobby Vodenicharov Ian Park

High Jump
8 Year Girls Ruby-Jean Ross Zayah Rameka Maya Laugesen-Mitchell
8 Year Boys Deniro Rameka Juani Biscaysaqu Mitchell Baird
9 Year Girls Harmony Naeata Saya Lang Serena Wolters
9 Year Boys Onyx Rameka Raige Doubell Elvin Aghdassi
10 Year Girls Yui Lang Kate Bamford Jaimie North
10 Year Boys Kayshawn Etoka Jaden Oxley Mads Siegemund
11 Year Girls Gwen Burnett Jamie Baird Jasmin Ross
11 Year Boys Sean Kimura-Dines DJ Ropitini-Broughton Jackson Carr

Shot Put
8 Year Girls Ariana Paver Delfina Ces Nina De Souza
8 Year Boys Mitchell Baird Ryan Whinney Rourke De Bruin
9 Year Girls Harmony Naeata Roma Fabian Shar-Naya Howard
9 Year Boys Jaxx Latoa-Levi Nathan Park Elijah Souster
10 Year Girls Jaimie North Dane Da Rocha Alicia Tuck
10 Year Boys Noah Gray Taine Price Miller Hope-Ede
11 Year Girls Holly Nelson Jasmine Ross Jamie Baird
11 Year Boys Jackson Carr Kai Matthews Dane Heta

Sprint Finals
5 Year Girls Charlie Dawson Emma McKay Ivy-Jane Davis-Muru
5 Year Boys Lukas Lynch Leo Norton Max Wang
6 Year Girls Daniella Mathew Indie Metu Nicci Willson-Louw
6 Year Boys Baron Chen Alex Wirtenberger Jakdan Zhang
7 Year Girls Isabella Bernays Isla Elley Taya Van Dyk
7 Year Boys Jaiden Brown Coco Latoa-Levi Levi Pule
8 Year Girls Ariana Paver Ruby-Jean Ross Vicky Xie
8 Year Boys Nicholas Norton Boston Pule Deniro Rameka
9 Year Girls Harmony Naeata Saige Van Dyk Shar-Naya Howard
9 Year Boys Onyx Rameka Raige Doubell Elvin Aghdassi
10 Year Girls Jaimie North Sylvia Yu Beatriz Abreu
10 Year Boys Jaden Oxley Eric Qin Kian Gouws
11 Year Girls Gwen Burnett Sienna Heaton Jamie Baird
11 Year Boys Oisin Sanna Sean Kimura-Dines Bobby Vodenicharov