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Term 1 2019 – Thursday 31st January 2019 to Friday 12th April 2019

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

Online Booking for Parent/Child/Teacher discussions on Wednesday 3rd April.  School closes at 1pm.

Parent/Child/Teacher discussions will be held next Wednesday 3 April from 1:10pm. Please note that school will close early at 1:00pm that day. There is no facility to look after children when the school is closed so please make alternative arrangements for that afternoon. If your child goes to Glamorgan Kids Club then they can go at 1:00 as it will open earlier that day.

You can now make a booking with your child’s teacher through www.schoolinterviews.co.nz

The code to use is: 8d8n6 Bookings will close at  10am on Wednesday 3rd April.

Your child brought home a slip last week which you should complete and send back to the class teacher saying what your child is to do when school closes. This helps us to direct the children should they forget what they are supposed to do. Please go over your plans as a family with your child and let the children know if they forget or are unsure then the best thing to do is go to the school office and we will contact you from there.

Whole School Assembly tomorrow Friday 29th March at 2pm

Haepapa (Team 5) will be leading our whole school assembly on Friday 29th March at 2:00pm in the school hall. You are all welcome to come along. Please note: if you park in the drop off zone for assembly then please move your car by 3:00pm, the end of the school day. The drop off zone is then a no parking area.

Class emergency kit

In case of emergencies or lockdown each class has an emergency kit which consists of a toilet bucket, toilet paper, gloves,  plastic spoons and water. To complete the kit can you please send a can of food with a ring pull (something your child likes and would eat!) or a food item that has a long shelf life if your child prefers. We can return the food at the end of the year if you ask your teacher, otherwise it will be donated to the Salvation Army food appeal for Christmas. Thank you for your attention to this matter as we would like to have our kits complete and  ready to go.

Pool closes tomorrow

The school pool closes on Friday 29th March which is the end of our swimming season.

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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 2 April at 9:00 am.

If you can’t make this time but are interested, please contact Sharon Close sharonclose@glamorgan.school.nz

Gumboot Up on Friday 5 April!

Gumboot Friday is a new initiative by New Zealander of the Year, Mike King, and I Am Hope. It’s aiming to raise $2 million for kids who need some mental health support. Students, teachers and parents are invited to wear gumboots to school on Friday 5 April in support of Gumboot Friday and bring along a gold coin donation (if you can) and drop it in at the school office. All funds raised on the day will help provide free counselling to kids who need it.  You can find out more about Gumboot Friday at www.iamhope.org.nz/gumbootfriday

School Photos on Monday 8th April

For Years 2-6 Photolife will be in school to take class, individual and sibling photos on Monday 8th April. A flyer is coming home today with every child  explaining how you can view and purchase the photos online. Please note that the school does not take any money for the photos, all payments are made directly to Photolife.

If you wish to have sibling photos you must collect a form from the school office and complete the information before 8th April. The photographer is not authorised to take any sibling photos unless the signed form is returned to school before photo day.

All our Year 1 classes will have their photos taken in term 4 when the classes are complete.

School Anzac Day Service Friday 12th April 2019

Our school Anzac Service will be held on the last day of the term, Friday 12th April at 9:15am by the crosses under the pohutukawa tree at the front of the school and you are all welcome to come along. If it is raining we will go into the hall.

Lost property

We have lots of togs, towels and jumpers amongst other really lovely clothes that belong to someone in the lost property box. The classes will all go and have a look but please feel free to pop into the back of the school hall and have a look for yourselves. All clothing not claimed at the end of term will be given to charity.

Spare togs

The swimming season is ending and you may be getting rid of togs that children have outgrown. Don’t throw them away! Send them to  Robyn Bennett Room 23 at school and she keeps them as useful spares when children across the school forget their togs the following season.

Danbury Drive and parking

Residents of Danbury Drive cul-de-sac have approached the office of their local MP requesting their assistance with regards to the picking up and dropping off of children at the end of the cul-de-sac in Danbury Drive. The end of the cul-de-sac is quite small and there is little or no space for cars to park without blocking access to residents driveways.  Parents are also parking on private property at the end of the cul-de-sac to wait for their children and reversing out into children walking along the cut-through path from Glamorgan School. The residents are concerned that a child will be injured, as they witnessed this nearly happening last week.

The MPs office will be contacting Auckland Transport to see if they will consider putting yellow lines at the very end of the cul-de-sac at the residents request and has suggested to the residents they should put up signage indicating that the parking is on private land. Please be mindful when parking – do not park on the footpath or  over residents driveways.

Measles – Information for parents from the Ministry of Education
• There are currently measles outbreaks happening across the world, including here in New Zealand (Canterbury). We have had three cases this year in Auckland.
• Measles is a serious disease and symptoms include a high fever, runny nose, cough and sore red eyes, followed by a rash starting behind the ears and spreading to the body a few days
  later. One in 10 people with measles need hospital treatment and the most serious cases can result in deafness or swelling of the brain.
• If you are concerned that your child may be showing signs of this serious illness, please keep them home from school and call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 611 116. It’s important to
   call first because measles is highly infectious and could infect others in the waiting room.
• Students showing signs of illness should also be kept home from activities involving large groups of people such as school camps, sports events and performance festivals.

For information about what to look for and how to protect your child and/or yourself, please visit:

• www.arphs.health.nz/public-health-topics/disease-and-illness/measles/
• www.arphs.health.nz/news/measles-faqs/
• www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/measles

FOTS News
 
Thanks to those who came to our meeting this week, it’s great to see more new faces and more new ideas! To get involved, please come along to our next meeting on Tuesday, 30 April at 7.30pm in the staff room or email fots@glamorgan.school.nz to find out more – everyone is welcome! Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with fundraising events and the community; our page is www.facebook.com/groups/GlamorganFOTS
SAVE THE DATES 
Friday, 17 May – school disco
Saturday, 24 August – Quiz night and auction
Friday, 1 November – school disco
More information will come closer to the times. 
Shore to Shore
Good luck to all of those participating in this weekend’s Shore to Shore! We’ve decided the theme this year is neon, so put on your brightest t-shirt, shorts socks or shoes! 
Look out for the Glamorgan flag at the end as a meeting point (and thanks to Claudia Capel for volunteering to be our flag bearer!). Sadly, we won’t be selling any food or drinks this year as the rules have become very strict on this, so make sure you bring your own refreshments (or money to buy from the Harbour Sport stand). We’re going to think about how to manage this differently next year, so we’re hoping it’s just this year we have to miss selling food. Apologies!
Yummy stickers for sport
Please collect ANY Yummy cut-out labels from bags (each cut-out label is worth 10 stickers) and individual Yummy stickers from any Yummy-branded fruit. The more we collect, the more sports gear we get, so get going and start collecting your Yummy cut-out labels and stickers now!

Sticker sheets to be collected from 16 September 2019. The sheets can be downloaded at:

for barcode labels: https://www.yummyfruit.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Cut_Out_Label_Collection_Sheet.pdf

for stickers: https://www.yummyfruit.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Sticker_Collection_Sheet.pdf

Yummy stickers and completed sheets can be taken to either Mrs Spanhake in Room 9 or to the Front Office.

Upcoming Events

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