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Term 4 starts Monday 10th October 2016 and ends at 1pm on Friday 16th December 2016

Note: School is closed on Monday 24th October for Labour Day public holiday

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Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone

Welcome back to term 4 and welcome to all new children and families that joined our school community this term.


Enrichment morning—what is this?

Tomorrow morning and the Friday morning of 4th November we have enrichment mornings at school. So what is this all about?

The teaching staff have offered a variety of different options for the morning that may be different to the regular curriculum such as kite making, clay, origami, science toys, cartooning, music and performance and construction for example. The children have been offered 23 different activities altogether and choose their top eight activities. We then organise them into classes according to their options and they complete four of their chosen activities over the two Friday mornings.

Why do we have these mornings?

They provide an opportunity to experience other areas of learning  with a different group of children and each class is made up of children from years 1-6. Along with events like The Big Day In, it is an opportunity to do something as a whole school and this helps children form friendships and associations with others across all year levels of the school. We often see children asking others for help or playing with new friends after these days and we hope this will not only enrich their learning experiences but  provide the children with a different social  grouping also.

Team photos Friday 21st October

To all coaches, managers and players,

Team photos will be taken on Friday 21st October. Below is a general timetable – it is hard to give exact times due to the nature of the day. Children must be in their classroom at the start of school for morning roll call. Teams will be sent for as the photographer is ready for them. Children who are in a sports team or group listed below will bring home a leaflet from Photolife today with details of how to purchase the photos. This is all done through Photolife and not the school so if you find your child does not have a leaflet please ask them to collect one from the school office.

Times are approximate only

All children will need to bring full uniform including socks and shoes as appropriate.  

No uniform for road patrol, swim team, cross country, librarians and choir (children can wear school uniform if they have one).

The Rippa/Tackle rugby teams will be supplied with a uniform on the day.

Note: Touch rugby players to organise their own uniforms.

9.00 Senior Netball

9:20 Junior Netball

9:40 Touch Rugby, Rippa/Tackle Rugby, Miniball, Basketball, Hockey, Cricket, Swimming Team, Cross Country team

Other groups to follow

Road Patrol



Celebrating success and achievement

ICAS English

Congratulations to all those children who took part in the ICAS English exam this year and our special congratulations to the following children who achieved Merit, Credit, Distinction or High Distinction.

High Distinction: Kareem Samy 

Distinction: Cara Loughran, Joshua Peng, Finn Shimwell, John Lu, Marwan Samy, Yaoyu Xie, David Xu.

Credit: Daniel Beukes, Christopher Hewitt, Joshua Hickman, Kayli Lange, Nathaniel Saddam, Fabian Cruz, Ronan Watson.

Drop Off Zone

There have been a few occasions when traffic has been held up on Glamorgan Drive  last term, particularly on rainy days. Drivers must move on if they cannot get into the drop off zone and go around the block. The police are aware of the problem and will be taking action regarding two relevant infringements in these circumstances: blocking the road and blocking the footpath. Please make sure if you have grandparents or others collecting your child from school through the drop off zone, that they know how this works and can use it appropriately.

Scholastic Book Orders

Last day for all orders back to school is Friday 14th October.

Found – jacket after the Variety Show

At the end of one of the performances of the Variety Show last term a beige/navy reversible men’s jacket was found in the hall. We have the jacket in the school office if it belongs to you.

Friends Of The School (FOTS) NEWS 


Whittakers Chocolate Fundraiser.whittakers-2

Carry-boxes of 36 mixed Whittakers Creamy milk and Dark Chocolate bars will be sent home next week on Tuesday 18th Oct. This is the last fundraiser for the year, so enjoy selling some yummy snack sized chocolate bars for a single gold coin price of $2 with the box totalling $72.  Money raised will go towards resources in the new shared learning space.

Money can be returned to school during the week beginning Monday 31st October. We will have a team of volunteers in the room next to the office to collect your money from 8.30am to 9.30am.

  • If you have returned your opt- out slip to the office, your child will not be allocated chocolate.
  • A huge thankyou to those families who have paid the $28 donation already! Your child has one entry into the daily prize draw.  For those who still need to pay please do so by cheque, credit card or internet banking.
  • Please pay your donation by one of the following methods:
  • EFTPOS or Credit Card at the school office
  • A named envelope with cash/cheque to the school office.
  • Internet payment to Glamorgan School bank account 12-3080-0059486-00.
  • Please ensure that you complete the reference section with your child’s name, room number and specify what the payment is for.
Particulars: Code: Reference:
e.g. J Brown (Initial and surname) e.g. Room 6 e.g. Chocolate Donation
  • Families who have requested additional chocolate boxes will be allocated these on Tuesday also.
  • There are more boxes available for those keen to sell more!
  • The final date to have all money returned is Monday 7th
  • Please return your box ASAP if you’ve done your best to sell what you can, please return what you have sold together with the money. We can re-pack partially sold boxes & re-circulate them out to those who want to sell more.

Every $72 returned goes into a daily draw for prizes of 2 x two vouchers for Flippin’ Fun Trampoline Park, 3 x $20 Westfield vouchers, family passes to Crystal Mountain & Motat plus two passes to Silverdale Adventure Park.  For those who sell the most boxes and have all their money returned, you have the chance to win a Baby G watch or one of two 2GB 4th Generation Ipod Shuffles!!  Once you’re in the draw, you will stay in the draw for the entire 6 days of collecting, so the earlier you get your money back, the more chances you have to win a prize!! Take advantage of the long weekend to sell your chocolate too!

If you have any queries, please contact Samantha Rutledge

Let’s make this a really successful fundraiser!  Thanks for your support from the Team at FOTS.



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