As the fourth term draws to a close and the Christmas celebrations rev up we would like to celebrate the end of another fantastic year for Glamorgan School. Some students have shone in the classroom, some on the sports field, some in the arts – all shone in one way or another and the Board would like to thank the students and hence the parents for another positive year.
No doubt you will have caught at least one of the requests for school donations to be paid – thank you sooooo much to those of you who have paid. It makes a huge difference to what we can do to improve your child’s education. Without sounding like a broken record we would love to increase the amount of donations we receive in 2016 and we hope that you will all be planning on paying your school donation next year. We know the beginning of the year is often expensive but there are many options on when and how to pay as detailed in previous school newsletters. If you need to talk to someone regarding this please contact the office and they will advise or direct you to the appropriate person.
We hope those of you that have purchased a Swimming Pool Key are starting to make good use of them. Can we please remind you to use the pool (and surrounding facilities) responsibly. In particular, we ask that you take your own rubbish (particularly nappies) home with you and that you follow the rules explained in the Pool User contract. Hopefully the weather will continue to warm up and you will get lots of opportunities to take a dip. While on the subject of swimming, can we give you a quick reminder that if you want your kids to take part in the swimming programme run by SwimBus during Term 1 that you will need to pay your fee directly to SwimBus. See the school website for details.
Can we also remind you that motorbikes, skate boards and dogs are not allowed on the school property. Please help us in maintaining our grounds and keeping them safe and clean for the kids to play on.
You may be aware that all state or state integrated schools will hold Board of Trustees elections in the early part of next year. We have several members of the current board not standing again due to their children leaving Glamorgan so we really need people to think seriously if this is a way they can contribute to helping Glamorgan School. Watch for more information in Term 1 next year if this might be something that would interest you.
Farewell to Year 6
We farewell the Year 6 students of 2015 who are leaving us to continue their school journey at their chosen intermediate school. We know that the staff of Glamorgan School have prepared you well for this transition and we wish you all the best. We encourage you to remember the Glamorgan Steps for Success and with these in mind you will be able to make the most of the opportunities available to you in your new school.
A string of thank yous …
There is no way that we can have such a fantastic school without a lot of hard work from a variety of dedicated people.
Firstly we wish to thank our talented, passionate and hard-working teaching staff. We are a lucky Board to have you and we truly appreciate all your efforts. We would also like to make a special mention of our teacher aides and support staff. These people work with small groups and make a huge difference to the education of the children they come in contact with. We also have some wonderful administration and grounds staff who help keep our school running smoothly. Please take the opportunity to thank these people if you come across them.
At the same time as this we need to thank our Friends of the School members – these people work tirelessly to make our school a better place. They give up a lot of their own time to raise money for things that are not covered by government subsidies or funding. As a Board we want to thank them for the work they have done this year.
Last, but not least, are all the parents who help in some way or another. You might be a sports coach, put books away, help out FOTS when needed, support the fundraising, buy a pool key … you are all wonderful!
On that note … the Board extends a Merry Christmas to all. Enjoy the Christmas break, have a safe and happy holiday and we look forward to seeing you and your children back here next year!
Your Board of Trustees is made up of:
Janet Pinchen: Principal
Angela Wilson: Staff Rep
Richard Beechey: Chairperson
Contact us via the school office.