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Term 1 2019 – Thursday 31st January 2019 to Friday 12th April 2019

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

Whole School Assembly Friday 1st March at 2pm

Whanake (Team 2) will be leading our whole school assembly on Friday 1st March at 2:00pm in the school hall. You are all welcome to come along. Please note: if you park in the drop off zone for assembly then please move your car by 3:05pm when gates open to collect children at the end of the day. The drop off zone is then a no parking area.

Netball notices

Last week notices were handed out regarding playing netball this year to ALL year 1, 2 and 3 children and all those who expressed an interest in years 4, 5 and 6. If your child has either lost their notice or did not collect one and you would like them to play netball, then please go to the school website and under Parent Information/Permissions Slips you will find three notices you can download and print off, one for years 1-4 , one for Year 5 and one for Year 6. Permission slips and fees for netball must be in to the school office by 7th March.

Board of Trustees Meeting

The next Board meeting will be held at 7:00pm in the Administration building on Wednesday 27th February. Anyone is welcome to come along.

Shore to Shore Fun Run 31 March 2019

The Harcourts Cooper & Co Shore to Shore is a 5.9km fun run and walk from Takapuna Grammar to Milford Reserve in Auckland on Sunday 31 March 2019. You can purchase bus tickets to get you back from the finish line to your car or vice versa – see the website for details. This event is North Harbour’s largest fun run/walk and helps the community to support their local schools, as a portion of each entry fee gets donated back to the schools in the form of Sports Distributor vouchers. You are encouraged to have fun and dress up for the run/walk. There will be spot prizes, competitions and entertainment at the finish line – so bring the whole family! You can register at http://shoretoshore.co.nz/ and click on Glamorgan School.

Keeping the gates shut in the Year 1 area, by Room 11 and on the field

We have had gates installed at two entry and exit points by Rooms 1-4, between Room 11 and Te Whare Toi and at the other side to Room 12  as well as across the paths leading from the field to Carnmore Place and Danbury Drive as a security measure to help keep children safe. Some children do not see the dangers of leaving school alone when they are young or have circumstances that mean it is essential we know where they are and who they are going with. We work closely with the children and their families to make sure they can attend school safely so please always leave the gates shut and do not let any other young children out with you if they are not with a parent.

Police Vetting for sports team coaches and managers

Since the Vulnerable Children’s Act came out in 2015 we continually update our procedures and policies around keeping children and young people safe. It is recommended that all sports coaches and managers are police vetted as they have a position of authority over children and are often alone with them. If you are, or will be volunteering to be, a sports coach or manager and you have not already completed a police vet through Glamorgan School in the last 3 years, can you please pop into the office with two forms of identification, one of which must be photo ID (e.g. a drivers licence and passport would be fine). The school will cover the cost of the police vet and the office staff will complete the paperwork required. A police vet lasts for 3 years.

FRIENDS OF GLAMORGAN SCHOOL MEETING
The first Friends of the School (FOTS) meeting for 2019 will be held on Monday, 25 February at 7.30pm in the staff room. All are welcome, so please come along and join us!
For those that are new to the school, the FOTS committee plan and run events to raise funds for the school (and is a really good way to meet other people at the school). In the past, events have included school discos, quiz night, chocolate sales, and movie nights. We are always looking for new ideas, so don’t be shy! This meeting will focus on a schedule of events for the year and volunteers to help run them. But don’t fear about FOTS consuming all your spare time – we all know how valuable free time is! – the commitment is as much, or as little, as you can spare.
For more information, feel free to contact Katie Elliott on katiemariekoo@hotmail.com, who is organising the first meeting. Likewise, if you’re keen to get involved but are unable to attend on 25 February, let Katie know and we’ll add you to the FOTS list.

Message from the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce

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