Term 3 – 9am Monday 24th July to 3pm Friday 29 September
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
Inter Schools Winter Sports Day
Well done and congratulations to the rugby, basketball and netball teams who participated last Thursday in the Northern Bays Interschools Winter Sports Day. Feedback from the organiser at Kristin School was that the behaviour and sportsmanship were fantastic from all ten school’s teams and supporters, only really good positive comments from all venues. Our teams did extremely well with rugby and basketball coming first and netball second which is fantastic. We will always take the wins, but we value the participation and commitment from the players, coaches and managers above all else and we thank them very much. Thank you also to Michaela Nicol who organises our participation in these events.
Also, well done to our rippa rugby and tackle rugby teams who have competed in three competition days this year. It has been an outstanding effort and you represented our school with great pride and effort. Once again thank you to the supporters, coaches and Glenn Sheers who coordinated the teams.
Book Week Next Week!
- Classes creating a display based on a book.
- Author visits/talk—Peter Millett
- Teachers reading to other classes. Perhaps you, someone from your family or a friend (neighbour, grandparents etc.) would also like to read or share a favourite story with some children during Book Week? It may be a traditional story from your home country/childhood. See your child’s teacher and organise a time to visit.
- Daily DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) – at the signal everyone stops what they are doings and reads for 10mins.
- Reading with buddy classes.
- Competitions for each year level.
- Lots and lots of reading and related activities!
- Book Character Parade. Help your child to choose and organise a costume. Dress up as your favourite book character on Tuesday 22nd at 9:15. We will have a whole school parade in the hall. Families are welcome to come along. If fine we will march around the outside courts by the pool (Parents can watch from the courts).
- Visit the Scholastic Book Fair in the room beside the library and buy a book to donate to the school library or buy something to take away (Glamorgan School will get a % of the sales!). See below for details.
Annual Scholastic Book Fair
Make a time to visit the Scholastic Book Fair – Starts tomorrow at 8:30am and finishes at 9:30am on Thursday 24th August in the room beside the library. The Book Fair will be open 8:30-9:30am and 2:30-3:30pm every day with late night opening on Wednesday 23rd August when it will be open until 6pm. If you are going to Sharing the Learning make sure you call in to the Book Fair as well! Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help! Looking forward to seeing you there. Payment can be made by cash or eftpos.
Sharing the Learning afternoon
Wednesday 23rd August 3-6pm
Families are invited to come and have a look at your child’s classroom and let your child tell you about their learning. This is usually a very popular evening when we have grandparents, aunties, uncles and any extended whanau that would like to come along – different family members are welcome to come at different times if that suits your family, the more the merrier! Although the teacher is in the classroom it is very much led by the children themselves as they take more responsibility for their learning and set their next learning goals along with their teacher.
Daffodil Day Friday 25th August-Let’s go yellow!
Each year we support one or two charities from the many that approach schools and our support is again going to the Cancer Society. Daffodil Day is on Friday 25th August and we will be having a ‘yellow’ day at school on this day. Children can wear yellow clothes; have yellow ribbons or shoes. They may also have ‘yellow’ activities at school planned by their teachers. A daffodil will be available for a donation to the Cancer Society, made when the classes come to the hall during the morning and put their coins into the giant daffodil! Thank you for your support.
2018 Enrolment Applications
If you have a child turning 5 next year or know of anyone else who has a child and wants them to come to Glamorgan School in 2018 please let the office know as soon as possible. All in zone children are guaranteed a place.
Out of zone applications- advance information
Any out of zone applications for 2018 will to go into a ballot held in October, if we have any places to offer. All out of zone applications must be in to the school office by 18th October.
Please note: if you have a child enrolled out of zone already this does not give any other siblings in your family an automatic place at the school. Each out of zone child must go through the ballot process and therefore it is essential you apply as soon as possible.
For the past five years we have not been able to take many out of zone applicants, but we have managed to accommodate out of zone siblings of current pupils. Our current roll growth is such that we may need to consider whether even this will be possible in future years. Please consider your local school if you have out of zone siblings.
Scootering and biking to school
A reminder that only children in years 4, 5 and 6 are allowed to ride and keep their scooter or bike at school. These children should have a signed permission slip from their parents. If your child is riding to school and has not completed the slip please ask them to collect a notice from Mrs Watson’s window.
Children in years 1,2,3 can bike or scooter to school with a parent but the bike or scooter must be taken home again.
A HUGE thank you to everyone involved in making our School Quiz Night such a great success. Thanks to our Quiz Master Paul Goodall for another great evening of challenging questions, Auctioneer Tony Loughran from Barfoot & Thompson, Russell Thomas – our principal sponsor from Barfoot & Thompson and Derek Blank from Horizon Financial Advice sponsoring his table, raffle items and a donation towards prizes.
This could not happen without you all – THANKYOU!
Also, a huge thanks to all the FOTS crew involved in bringing this together. Thanks Gabrielle Hyde for all your hard work towards the evening. So much work goes in behind the scenes to make this happen.
Finally, thanks to all those who made donations – within our community, within our school and to those who came along to support us on the night.
We hope you had a great time, leaving with plenty of memories to last until we do it all again next year!!
A reminder that Derek Blank from Horizon Financial Advice has this great offer available for our Quiz Night attendees. To arrange a review of your insurance needs, contact Derek directly on the details below.
Our next school disco is just around the corner on Friday 8th September. The year 6 children are underway choosing the theme for this one!