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Term 2 – Monday 2nd May to Friday 8th July 2016

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

Basic-Fact-A-Thon test day coming!

This year’s a-thon is a basic-fact-a-thon and the testing day will be next  Monday 13 June so one last weekend to get those basic facts learnt and be ready for Monday! Please send the sponsor sheet back to school on Monday and after the test is completed, the teacher will enter the number of questions correct and sign the sheet and send it back home. The children will then have until Friday 24 June to gather their sponsorship funds following the testing day. Please put the sponsor sheet and money in an envelope and send to school.

There is a ‘pizza for lunch’ prize for each team across the school to be won.  The winning class in each team will have the highest percentage of children return their sponsor sheet with money. Pizza will be on Tuesday 28th June for the winning classes.

Thank you for supporting the Basic-Fact-A-Thon, raising money for the school and increasing your child/ren’s basic fact knowledge at the same time!

School Cross Country Tuesday 14th June  

The whole school will be participating in our cross country run on Tuesday  14th June (save day Friday 17 June). The children will run a course either around our school field (5 & 6 year olds) or around the school grounds on the outside of the field and up the hill beside the Library fence.  You are all welcome to come along and cheer the children on.  Approximate times for events are as follows:


Assemble: 11:15 am beneath rooms 16, 17, 18

11:30 – 5 year old girls         one field lap

11:35 – 5 year old boys         one field lap

11:40 – 6 year old girls         two field laps

11:45 – 6 year old boys         two field laps

11:50 – 7 year old girls          One lap of the complete course

12:00 – 7 year old boys         One lap of the complete course

Lunch: 12:15-1:00pm


Assemble: 1:00pm

1:15 – 9 year old girls          three laps

1:30 – 9 year old boys        three laps 

1:45 – 10 year old girls       three laps    

2:00 – 10 year old boys      three laps 

2:15 – 8 year old girls          two laps

2:30 – 8 year old boys         two laps

From this event we will select our school cross country team to compete at the interschool cross country on Friday 24 June (save day 30 June) at Long Bay.

The children will be sitting in age lines on their chairs in the middle of the field supervised by teachers. Children who need to leave the field are directed down a chute where they will be given a pass to leave the area. On their return they will need to give back the pass so that we can account for where the children are.

Children will not be able to leave school until 3:00pm as all classrooms will be locked. It is recommended to bring old clothes to school that are suitable to run in (a change of clothes is advisable) and also warm clothes to wait in. Lunch will be from 12.15p.m.-1.00p.m.

If the weather is not good and the cross country is postponed to  17 June, a message will be left on the information line, extension 2. Please note there will not be anyone available to take phone calls until the office opens at 8am. If both days are cancelled due to bad weather then we will run the races as and when we can fit them into the school day as we need to have a confirmed team for the inter schools cross country in two weeks time.

Northern Bays Cluster Schools Art Festival

If you are in Albany Westfield Mall from Wednesday to Sunday next week look out for a display of visual art works from local schools. Glamorgan will also have some work displayed. We are expecting the display will be outside K Mart.

Jammies in June

Every year children leave hospital in the winter to go home and have no pyjamas to wear. The Middlemore Foundation started Jammies in June a few years ago to help these children from ages 0-16. If you would like to donate a pair of PJs (any size but don’t forget the teenagers too!) there is a box in the office to pop them in. We will also have a school wide Jammies in June Day on Wednesday 22nd June when the children can come to school in their pyjamas for the day.

Whole School Assembly

Team 4 are leading our whole school assembly tomorrow Friday 10th June at 1:30pm in the hall. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Calling all old Mobile Phones to help Sustainable Coastlines look after NZ’s coastlines and waterways.

After $2.5 image003million donated to the Starship Foundation from the sale of unwanted old mobile phones it is time for a new multi award winning NZ charity – Sustainable Coastline to benefit from this scheme.

It would be great if you could rummage around in your drawers and toy boxes and bring into School any unwanted mobile phones you may have.Phones collected help our School gain valuable rewards and also the environment benefits by keeping our landfills free of mobile phones and their array of hazardous toxic substances.

Please drop any unwanted mobile phones you may have in the collection box in the reception area at School.


Book the babysitters now for some “me” time that’ll benefit the whole family – please join us on 28 June at 7 for 7.30pm to hear the authors explain “What the Fat?”, a sensible “new” way of eating that turns the food pyramid on its head, to help food better serve our health. Tickets are $15 from the office, Paperplus Browns Bay, or eventfinda. Light refreshments will be served, using some of the authors’ recipes. Bring cash for great raffle prizes. Both the first book “What the Fat” and second one “Sports Performance – What the Fat” will be on sale on the night, with our school earning a % of sales. Email /call Judi Jones on or 0211294831 to find out more or to get in touch about assisting with our prizes on the night / any contacts you may have in the gym, health and health food sectors that could support us. We look forward to seeing you there. Thanks, Judi Jones obo Glamorgan FOTS.

What the Fat Poster



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