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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

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

Enrichment Day 2016

As you can see from the photos above our first Enrichment Day went very well last Friday with lots of children choosing activities they have never tried before, working with a new set of people and making some good friends along the way. The next and final Enrichment morning is 4th November.

Celebrating success and achievement

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

High Distinction: Marwan Samy, Yaoyu Xie

Distinction: Kareem Samy, Dylan Johnson, Georgia Knight, David Xu, Christopher Hewitt, Amy Miller.

Credit: Olivia Beechey, Max Findlater, Youna Hong, Fraser MacIver, Benjamin North, Deziray Spinka, Ronan Watson, Luke Hadfield, Joshua Peng, Richard Peng, Finn Shimwell.

Merit: Nathaniel Saddam, Angela Han, John Lu.

Team photos tomorrow 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



Sunhats in Term 4

All children must wear a sunhat when playing outdoors in Term 4 and Term 1. Please make sure your child has a hat at school at all times this term.  A named hat to keep at school would be a great option.

It is also a good idea to have sunscreen in your child’s bag – the roll on types don’t tend to leak and are easy for children to apply. The office always has a pump bottle of sunscreen children or adults can use in terms 1 and 4 at any time. Teachers talk to the children about sun and water safety but parents and caregivers should be explaining why sunblock, hats and sunglasses are a good idea in the summer and how these protect us from too much sun.

Board of Trustees meeting

The next meeting for the Board is at 7pm on Wednesday 26th October and anyone is welcome to attend.

Whole School Assembly

Everyone is also welcome to come along to our whole school assembly at 1:30pm on Friday 28th October. Team 2 will be leading the assembly.


Upcoming Events

Click here to view the school calendar


Friends Of The School (FOTS) NEWS whittakers-2

 Whittakers Chocolate Fundraiser has begun!!

Carry-boxes of 36 mixed Whittakers Creamy milk and Dark Chocolate bars were sent home on Tuesday.  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.

There are more boxes available for those keen to sell more!  Please email Samantha.

Please note boxes & money pouches are named, numbered & are allocated against your child’s name.

Don’t miss out on your chance to win a prize!! Please start returning your money from Monday 31st October. We will have a team of volunteers in the room next to the office to collect your money every morning from 8.30am to 9am.


DAILY PRIZES :- For every complete box sold, names will go into a daily prize draw. The prizes are amazing!! Thankyou to our Sponsors! There will be six daily prize draws beginning Mon 31st Oct & finishing Tues 8th Nov.

  • Family pass to Motat
  • Family Pass to Crystal Mountain
  • Two passes to Silverdale Adventure park
  • Two double passes to Flippin’ Fun Trampoline park in Westgate.
  • 1 of three $20 Westfield vouchers.

Overall prizes :- There will be 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes for the children who sell the most chocolate boxes & return their money back first.

  • 1st prize winner can choose from a Casio Baby G watch or a 2GB Ipod Shuffle.


  • A huge thankyou to those families who chose to pay a $28 donation already! Your child has one entry into the daily prize draw.  For those who still want to pay their donation please do so by cheque, credit card or DD.
  • 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
  • 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.

Good luck selling!! Take advantage of the long weekend to sell your chocolate!

Remember to store the Whittaker’s fundraising bars in a cool place, taking care to avoid areas of direct sunlight, and never leave them in a parked car.

Thank you for supporting Glamorgan School FOTS Fundraising!!

Any questions or to order more boxes, please contact Samantha Rutledge