Term 2 Monday 1 May to Friday 7 July
Queen’s Birthday public holiday Monday 6th June
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
This week is Road Safety Awareness Week. It is timely to remind your children to walk safely on the footpaths, watching out for “sneaky driveways” and always remember to use the pedestrian crossing. Watch out for our Year 6 Travelwise leaders displaying placards with a road safety message in Week 4.
Stop chaos at the school gate
Never stop on yellow lines or double-park around the school. Parking like this can block the view of students and motorists making it hard for students to safely cross the road.
Develop your child’s road sense and let them walk the last 500 meters to and from school.
If possible, walk your children to and from school as it:
- Helps improve your child’s fitness and health (and yours!)
- Gets them to arrive at school awake, alert and ready to learn
- Keeps the school gate area clear of cars so it is safer for everyone
- Helps your child to become familiar with their community and to learn road sense skills
- Saves on petrol money
Drop Off Zone
We are receiving many complaints from the local community about parents and caregivers blocking Glamorgan Drive before 3pm. Please do not use the drop off zone before 3pm – it is a no parking area at this time. If you cannot enter the drop off zone you must go around the block and not stop the traffic on Glamorgan Drive.
Please be aware that complaints have been sent to Auckland Transport also and parking wardens have been alerted. The car that cannot enter the drop off zone and therefore holds up all other traffic is the one that would receive a ticket.
If you or your family members picking up children from the drop off zone do not know how to use it please go to our website and under ‘About Us – Travelwise” there is a section and link to a brochure which explains the drop off zone in more detail.
Lucky book Orders
Last day for orders for issue 3 is tomorrow Friday 12th May.
The school pool is now closed. If you have a key please return this to the office before 26th May in order to get back the key deposit of $20. Please note: money will not be given to children.
These were sent home last week with the oldest sibling in each family. Don’t forget to place your order (for either the book or digital copy). This can also be done online (remember to select Glamorgan School). If you are not keeping the book, please return this to the office asap. Thanks.
Out first school ‘White and Bright’ DISCO is coming up on Friday 19th May. Juniors (years 1-3) 6-7pm; Seniors (years 4-6) 7:30 – 8:45pm. $5 entry, prizes for best dressed, best dancers and more. We will be selling pizza and slushies again as they were a hit last year! Coupon cards will be sold to be used as cash on the night. We need parent helpers to make the night run smoothly – if you can help at either one or both of the discos, please email Lisa at email@example.com.
Glamorgan School Cybersafety Parent Information Evening
The Internet is a great place for kids to learn, connect and have fun, but it also has its challenges and can give parents cause for concern.
Glamorgan School in conjunction with the New Zealand Police invites you to a presentation about Cybersafety. The evening will focus on what you, as parents of primary school aged children, need to be aware of when using the internet.
Where: Glamorgan School Staffroom
When: 7pm – 8pm Wednesday 24th May 2017
To help us co-ordinate the evening please indicate on the return slip sent home if you will be attending or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17th May (include numbers attending).
Glamorgan Home/School Partnership Team
Making connections with others from around the world
Has your family moved to New Zealand from another country?
A large number of the children and parents at Glamorgan School come from many different places in the world. Some are recent arrivals and others have been members of our school community for some time.
Meeting and connecting with other similar parents helps to strengthen and support our school family. It also provides opportunities for you to make new friends and perhaps feel more comfortable and able to participate fully in school life.
It is important to our school that we support all of our community and provide opportunities for all parents to be welcome, involved and included.
We would like to invite you to an afternoon tea to offer you the opportunity to meet and connect with others who may also be very new to our school. Please note: The invitation is open to everyone, not just families from another country.
When: Thursday May 18th at 3:15 pm
Where: Glamorgan School staffroom
If you wish to attend please tear off the return slip at the bottom of this form sent home today return to school (or RSVP to email@example.com) by May 15th so we can plan for the meeting.
We look forward to meeting you at this time.
From the Glamorgan Home/School and Cultural Connections Team