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Term 4  ends at 1pm on Tuesday 18th December

Term 1 2019 begins at 9am on Thursday 31st January 2019

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

Whole school assembly tomorrow

Our first whole school assembly in term 4 is tomorrow Friday 2nd November in the school hall at 2pm and Tiakitanga (Team 4) will be leading. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Please note: The Kapa Haka Group will be performing as a part of the assembly.

Yummy Stickers

Many thanks to all the families who collected and sent in Yummy stickers this year. We have been granted $1210 to spend on sports equipment for the school. A great result thank you so much!

Board of Trustees meeting

The next Board meeting is on Wednesday 7th November at 7pm in the administration building. Anyone is welcome to come along.

Junior Athletics Day- 5, 6 and 7 year olds next Wednesday 7th November

Athletics for 5, 6 and 7 year olds is Wednesday 7th November (Friday 9th November if it rains) from 9:15am on the school field. Parents are welcome to come along and watch.  Sprints will start at 9:25 to find the 5, 6 and 7 year old finalists and field events will be after morning tea starting at 11:10am. Sprint finals will be held from 1:25pm onwards along with the rest of the school on Thursday 15th November, save day Friday 16th November. Parents will be notified if their child has reached the sprint finals.

Senior Athletics Day 8-11 year olds

This year’s athletics day for all children 8 years and older will follow the timetable below on Thursday 15th November or save day Friday 16th November.  The whole school comes together at 1.25 p.m. for the sprint finals.

Please ensure your children wear appropriate clothing for the day – hats, shorts, sun block, a top with short sleeves etc. have a water bottle at school, and have their asthma inhaler if necessary.

Sprint finals will go from the Room 16 end of the field towards the far bank where parents and family can sit and watch. During the sprint finals we would appreciate you all stepping back from the finish line and remaining on the bank so the staff can clearly see the children when they cross the line.


Pool Key Sales

The school pool will open for the 2018/19 season on Friday 30th November and close on Friday 29th March. Pool keys can be purchased from the school office at a cost of $140 per key which includes a refundable $20 key bond and will give access to the pool after school, at weekends and during the school summer holidays. Keys will be sold to current school families first and if any remain then to the local community. School families may purchase a key from Monday 19th November and the local community from Monday 26th November.

Swimming lessons 2019

Swimming lessons run by Skillz4Life Swim School will again be available in 2019. Below is the letter from the swim school. PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY as there are changes in the way swimming lessons will be structured in 2019. The main changes are:

  • the school will no longer organise the lessons. This will be done by the swim school according to the numbers of children and their swimming ability.
  • only children in years 2,3 and 4 in 2019 will receive swimming lessons in February and these lessons MUST be paid for between 14th and 21st December using your child’s new classroom number for 2019. Payments made after 21st December will not be accepted.
  • children in years 5 and 6 in 2019 will be given the opportunity to have lessons in December 2019. Please do not pay until asked to later in the year.

Skillz4Life Swimming Lessons 2019

In Term 1 2019, Glamorgan School will once again be taking part in our swimming programme, which will be held in your school pool during school hours.

Only Year 2, 3 & 4 will be taught in Term 1 of 2019 and Term 4 we will be teaching year 5 & 6 doing 8 consecutive lessons over 2 weeks. In our experience children who do blocks of lessons progress faster than children doing weekly or twice weekly lessons as they consolidate their skills almost every day rather than forgetting skills between lessons and having to revise the same skills each lesson.

Children participating will need to wear appropriate swimwear, (rash shirt or wet suits permitted) and hair tied up if long. Goggles and swimming caps are encouraged but optional. Although Glamorgan is lucky to have solar heating in the school pool it can sometimes be chilly if there is wind or your child is slightly built – if this is the case your child will enjoy their lessons more if they are wearing a wetsuit or a thermal top (tight fitting). Caps also help to keep the warmth in.

Payment details 2019

Cost: $50 per child for 8 x 30min lessons

Payment Dates: Accepted from Friday the 14th December-Friday 21st December (Payments will be cut off after this date)

IMPORTANT: Payment Details: Please ensure when you make payment you use your child’s NEW class number in 2019 & name as a reference, so we can track your child’s payment. This will come home with their school report.

The school office will not be collecting the payments and you will need to pay Skillz4Life directly.
Each class will have a specific time when they will be swimming with us – please check with your class teacher at the start of term 1 2019 for this information.

Please note that the school does not organise the swimming lessons and ONLY children who have made payment to Skillz4Life by 21st December will be included in the lessons. There will be opportunities after the lessons finish for classes to go to the pool with their teacher for those who do not wish to have lessons with Skillz4Life.

Option 1: Internet banking.

Pay via internet banking into our bank account

Bank Account Name: Skillz4Life-06 0294 0152826 00

Please use your child’s initial and surname (class number for 2019) as a reference plus GM (for Glamorgan as we do take payments from other schools) $50 per child for 8x 30mins lessons.

Option 2: By cheque before 21st December

Post your cheque to: Skillz4life

PO BOX 310159 Red Beach 0945Auckland

To contact skill4life

Email phone number is 027 444 1638

Jackie Foster Managing Director

Walking School Bus at Glamorgan School

Keen to make the school drop off/pick up easier and stress free?  Check out the Walking School Bus.

A walking school bus is a group of children who walk together to/from school with parent supervisors along a set route.  Parents take turns and shouldn’t need to walk more than one day a week.  The other 4 days are free.

The children have fun, socialise with other kids and arrive at school on time.  It’s also a healthy way to get to school and reduces congestion at the school gate.

If you are interested in finding out more about Walking School Buses, come along to the staffroom on Tuesday 13th November at 9:00 am.

If you can’t make this time but are interested, please contact Lisa McLean

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