Term 1 2019 – Thursday 31st January 2019 to Friday 12th April 2019
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
Welcome back everyone, I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable break. A special welcome to the families and children new to Glamorgan School this year.
Term dates 2019
Term 1 Thursday 31st January – Friday 12th April
Term 2 Monday 29th April to Friday 5th July (Teacher Only Day Friday 31st May)
Term 3 Monday 22nd July to Friday 27th September
Term 4 Monday 14th October to Tuesday 17th December
Please note: school is closed on the following public holidays:
Wednesday 6th February (Waitangi Day)
Monday 3rd June (Queen’s Birthday)
Monday 28th October (Labour Day)
This year Easter and ANZAC Day fall within school holidays.
Our school year starts with lots of new learning opportunities and exciting activities ahead for Term 1. You will receive information about activities planned for the term and upcoming events. One of the first whole school events is Meet the Teacher Evening on Thursday 7th February for Teams 1, 5 and 6 starting at 5:45pm and Teams 2, 3 and 4 starting at 6:30pm. Please be at your child’s classroom by the starting times – this is different to Sharing the Learning where you are welcome to turn up any time. Last year we had a really good turn out and we look forward to seeing you all again this year.
For Team 2 please go to the following rooms: Room 5 & 11 in Room 5 and Room 6 & 7 in Room 7.
For the rest of the school please go directly to your child’s classroom.
Just a reminder that if you are coming as a family, the children should not run in and out of the classrooms whilst the teachers are talking to you. This is distracting for both parents and teachers.
Your child’s teacher will send home a form asking if there is any more information you want the teacher to know about your child. Meet the teacher evening will not give the opportunity for one to one discussions and filling out the form would give the teacher any information you feel they need to be able to work successfully with your child. If you need to talk to the teacher further please make a time to see them either through the office or by emailing them directly.
We look forward to meeting you all!
Due to the harsh effects of our summer sun and in accordance with our behaviour plan, children MUST wear a hat when outdoors during Term 1 and Term 4. This is not optional. Please make sure your child has a hat at school at all times this term. A named hat to keep at school would be a great option. To give full protection the hat should provide cover for the face, neck and ears.
There are many child friendly options available for sun screen such as roll on and spray applicators.
Children are welcome to have their own sun screen in their bag and apply this before morning tea and lunch time. The school office also has a large pump bottle of sunscreen the children can use at any time if they don’t have their own. Please encourage and show your children how to apply sun screen.
We highly recommend t-shirts and tops that give protection to the back of the neck and shoulders. Children are welcome to wear sunglasses also during break times.
The lunchroom is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week starting on Thursday 7th February. The lunchroom menu is available on our website. Please send orders written clearly on the outside of an envelope with your child’s name and room number and all cash inside the envelope. These envelopes should be placed into the class lunch bin before 9am.
If you want to order your child’s lunch from the school lunchroom online then go to www.schoollunches.co.nz find the Glamorgan page and order and pay online before 9am.
Please note: sushi is available on Thursdays and this needs to be ordered by 9am on a Wednesday morning.