Term 2 – 9am Monday 30th April to 3pm Friday 6th July
School closed on Friday 1st June (teacher only day) and Monday 4th June for Queen’s Birthday public holiday
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
We have 2 new Walking School Buses at Glamorgan now. If you are interested in joining please contact the appropriate route coordinator below:
Glamorgan North WSB – leaves corner of Lingham Cres and Glamorgan Dr at 8:20 am Monday – Friday and Mon, Tues, Wed afternoons. Contact Renee Hulm email@example.com
Dunraven WSB – leaves Dunraven Pl at 8.20 am. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Contact Inbal Gilad firstname.lastname@example.org
This week is Road Safety Awareness Week. The focus has been seat belts on and mobile phones off which is a timely reminder for all of us to keep our tamariki and ourselves as safe as possible. It is also timely to remind your children to walk safely on the footpaths, watching out for “sneaky driveways” and always remember to use the pedestrian crossing.
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
Next week is BullyFreeNZ Week and classes will be following up on the Kia Kaha programme from term 1 with related activities. Friday is Pink Shirt Day and the children are welcome to wear pink if they wish to.
The school pool is now closed. If you have a key please return this to the office before 25th May in order to get back the key deposit of $20. Please note: money will not be given to children.
Using our school website in a different language
Our school website has a button at the very top which says ‘select language’ and if you click here it gives a wide array of languages the website can be translated into which may be useful for some of our parents and caregivers. Anything that is a post on the website will be translated, therefore all the team newsletters for example can be translated and we have now added a link under Parent Information-School Information Booklet to a text only version which will translate too. If you know of any family for whom this would be a help please let them know.
Oneroa Kāhui Ako Student Leaders
As part of our Kāhui Ako (Community of Learning), each of the seven schools has selected two students to represent them on a student council. The students representing Glamorgan School are Ollie Ward and Sienna Heaton. The student council will be collaborating on some exciting projects this year, starting with a Logo design competition. Ollie and Sienna will be sharing information on how to enter in the next few weeks. This week the students are also working together to make a video to tell their schools more about our Kāhui Ako and what it means for our schools.
Over the past month, measles cases have been reported in Canterbury, the Southern District Health Board region, Nelson-Marlborough, Hamilton and Auckland.
Children’s risk of exposure to measles may have been increased if they were travelling, attending events, holiday programmes, camps, or have friends and family travelling to visit them during the school holidays.
Immunisation is the best protection against measles and to be effective, people need to have two measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations. Anyone who is unsure if they are fully immunised against measles can be vaccinated for free at their GP. Anyone who is not immunised and gets exposed to a confirmed case of measles will need to stay home for at least 14 days to ensure the virus doesn’t spread.
Anyone who suspects they may have measles should avoid contact with other people, especially those who aren’t fully immunised, and should phone their GP before visiting. It is important to call first because measles is highly infectious, and people with measles can infect others in the waiting room.
Further information and advice is available from:
- your local public health unit
- Healthline on 0800 611 116
- 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863)
- the Ministry of Health website.
MAY MADNESS DISCO – Friday 18th May 2018 at the Glamorgan School Hall. Come along to our first school disco of the year for a fun filled evening! Flyers coming home this week and see the flyer below as well. Use your imagination and dress up as anything beginning with “M”. A big thank you to Adela & Bronwyn from Barfoot & Thompson Browns Bay for sponsoring the photobooth which will be lots of fun.
Junior Disco (Years 1-3) 6 pm to 7 pm and Senior Disco (Years 4-6) 7.30 pm to 8.45 pm. $5 cash entry at the door per child. Please bring: a $5 note for cash entry to the May Madness disco. It will speed up the process of getting all the children through the doors at the entrance to the hall and into the disco so that they can start enjoying their evening! Please note entry is from the far side of the hall, up the steps near the electronic sign board. Coupon cards will be on sale at the disco (up to $10 value per card) which can then be used as “cash” to purchase on the night (photo booth, lollies, pizza slices, drinks, toys and more). Coupon cards will be named but please encourage your children to look after their coupon cards as they are like cash. Unspent coupon cards can be exchanged for cash at the end of the disco or donated to fundraising.
We need parents/helpers to help on the night selling etc so if you are able to, please email Morag: email@example.com to be included in the roster which will be sent out a couple of days prior to the disco. Thanks and looking forward to seeing you there!