Glamorgan School recognises the importance of sport and physical exercise. We take pride in our sports teams and encourage a ‘can do’ and ‘let’s try to win’ attitude. This term has already taken off with many sports teams preparing and training for their Term 2 competitions and upcoming interschool tournaments. As always, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the children, parents, and teachers who so actively support our teams in either a coaching, managing or a spectator capacity.
Interesting Information for Parents
Helping children build physical activity into their daily routine can create a pattern that may stay with them for the rest of their lives. Research suggests that physical activity enhances brain function, the learning process and kids’ academic performance across all curriculum areas.
Current Research Information
Children and young people can derive great value from participating regularly in sport and recreation activities. Not only is participation important for their health and wellbeing but ongoing participation can contribute to:
- Development of social skills and moral and ethical behaviour;
- Development of personal skills such as problem-solving, communication, decision-making and leadership;
- Understanding and feelings of inclusiveness and empathy with the needs of others;
- Transmission of cultural norms and values;
- Opportunities for the development of personal and group identity;
- Improvement and maintenance of physical, mental and emotional health;
- Productive use of leisure time;
- Helping individuals, groups and communities of people realise their full potential.
Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC)
Glamorgan School Sports Philosophy
The sports philosophy clearly defines three areas
- Expectations of students
- Expectations of coaches, managers and supporters
- The role of the school
These are based on our aim of children at Glamorgan School taking pride in an inclusive sports programme that provides coaching and playing experience for all children in a supportive learning environment. All children representing Glamorgan School in either an individual or team sport receive a copy of the Glamorgan School Sports Philosophy. All children, coaches, managers, and parents are expected to uphold all expectations. This can be located on our school website www.glamorgan.school.nz
If your child is considering or is currently involved in one of our sports teams, we strongly encourage you to read this and share it with your child.
Skillz4Life Swimming Lessons Year 2-4
As part of the Year 2-4 swimming programme for 2019 we were able to secure the expertise of the qualified swimming instructors from Skillz4life Swim School. As this programme is so well supported, we hope to continue with lessons next February. If your child is in Team 5 or 6 notices and emails will come home to you in Term 3 of this year with information on their Skillz4Life swimming programme and how payments can be made for their Term 4 programme.
Inter School Swimming Event
The school swim team competed in two inter-school competitions over the last two weeks of term. Last week, our team went to the North Shore Swimming Primary School Competition, where they splashed it out with 25 other schools. The girls finished the event in 10th place and the boys in 13th. A wonderful result. This week a slightly smaller team competed in the local cluster event with Torbay, Long Bay, and Oteha Valley schools. We finished third overall, and we managed to win the most important relay of the day – the Grand Relay.
As always, it was a pleasure taking the swim team out of school to these events. The children displayed teamwork, sportsmanship, and pride, and they were well behaved and respectful. Congratulations to everyone who took part.
Glenn Sheers, Jo Barker & Ann Morris ((School coaches & co-ordinators)
Shore to Shore Fun Walk/Run
The Shore to Shore Fun walk/ run for Shore to Shore was held on the 31st of March. A huge thank you to all of the parents and families who attended. The event gives back to the school by allocating sports equipment to a value determined by the number of participants entered. Glamorgan participants had the additional motivation of meeting MrHalkyard’s “twin sister’’ (See below). At the finish, Hilary Barry welcomed everyone over the line and there were a variety of free items like ice blocks, sports drinks, water and lots of entertainment. It was a fun day for all participants.
Brian Halkyard (Shore to Shore co-ordinator)
Term 2 Events
School Cross Country for Junior and Seniors-Friday 7 June Save Day-Thursday 13 June
Cluster Cross Country Event-Monday 24 June Save Day-1 July
Junior and Senior Netball
Rippa Rugby & Tackle Rugby Tournaments
On behalf of the staff and students at Glamorgan, a huge thank you for your on-going support and participation with sport at our school, without your help many of these sporting opportunities could not be offered. I also wish the very best to our teams and athletes with their future games and events.
Michaela Nicol (Teacher in Charge of School Wide Sports Events)