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Term 1 

Thursday 2nd February 2017 to Thursday 13th April 2017 

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

Whole School Assembly

Team 1 will be leading our whole school assembly tomorrow, Friday 3rd March at 1:30 in the school hall. Everyone is welcome to come along.

If you are a parent and collecting your child after the assembly, before the end of the school day, please collect them from the classroom and make sure the teacher knows you are taking your child. The teacher will record who has gone home and parents do not need to go to the office.

Planning for emergency situations

We are currently putting together a basic emergency kit for each classroom that could be used in the event of a traumatic incident such as an earthquake or lockdown. Each class will be provided with a toilet bucket and paper, rubber gloves, plastic cups and spoons and water. To complete the kit could you please send a can of food to your child’s teacher(s)that has a ring pull? The teacher will store these in the classroom for the year. At the end of the year the food will be sent home or you can choose to donate the can to the Salvation Army food bank. Many thanks.

Netball notices

Today notices were handed out regarding playing netball to ALL year 1 and year 2 children and all those who expressed an interest in years 3-6. 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 two notices you can download and print off, one for years 1-4 and the other for Years 5 and 6. Permission slips and fees for netball should be in to the school office by 10th March. Teams will be put together over the next 3 weeks. From year 4 onwards grading will take place at lunchtimes on the following dates:

Tuesday 21st March          Year 5

Wednesday 22nd March  Year 4

Thursday 23rd March       Year 6

Year 3/4 swimming

Swimming lessons for Years 3 and 4 start on Monday 6th March and finish on Friday 17th March. If you wish your child to have swimming lessons through Swimbus and have not yet paid please go to and click on the Glamorgan tab. No payments are accepted through the school office.

School Donation 2017

We greatly appreciate all donations made to the school and the discounts for early payment are available again this year. The school donation for 2017 has been set by the Board of Trustees as follows:

  Discounted amount per year if paid before 31 March 2017 Amount if paid after 31 March 2017 Per Term
1 Child $160.00 $175.00 $43.75 per term
2 or more Children $300.00 $325.00 $81.25 per term

Donations can be paid by term or in full for the year by cash, cheque, visa or EFTPOS at the school office. Alternatively you can pay by direct credit to our bank account 123080 0059486 00 (please make sure you put your child’s name in the reference section). You are able to claim a tax refund on school donations paid by completing an IR526 form from the Inland Revenue.

ICAS (International Competition and Assessment for Schools)

A letter/entry form came home last week with the year 5 and 6 students who requested one for the 2017 ICAS tests. If your child does not have a letter and you wish them to participate you can download the form here – ICAS 2017. Entry forms need to be returned to school by Friday 7th April. You can view sample questions, purchase past papers and online practice here (



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