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Term 4 2019

  Monday 14th October to 1pm Tuesday 17th December 

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

FOTS news – Disco tomorrow Friday 1st November, 6-8pm

Don’t forget tomorrow night’s Hawaiian Beach Party disco!
Tickets are available from the school office until after school on Friday or they sell out, whichever comes first… PLEASE bring tickets for entry! There will be prizes for best costumes, so dress on theme!
We will be selling coupon cards on the night, and will have people selling them outside before disco entry as well as inside. Please note we can only accept cash for coupon cards. The coupon cards can be used to buy pizza, drinks, toys and at our amazing photobooth… Any unused money on the cards can be refunded at the end of the night.
A reminder that no child will be allowed to leave the hall on their own, so please come to the hall entrance to collect your child. Parents of year 1&2 pupils and those with extra needs are more than welcome to stay for the disco.

Board of Trustees Community Consultation 

The newly elected Board of Trustees would like your feedback on the school’s programmes, resources and buildings to help with forward planning and have an online survey that can be completed by clicking the link below between Thursday 24th October and Friday 15th November. Many thanks in advance for your time.

Junior Athletics Day- 5, 6 and 7 year olds on Monday 4th November

Athletics for 5, 6 and 7 year olds is Monday 4th November (Friday 8th 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 Wednesday 13th November, save day Thursday 14th 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 Wednesday 13th November or save day Thursday 14th 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.


EPro8 Challenge – well done Glamorgan Teams!

Well done to all children who participated in the EPro8 Challenge on Friday, October 25. Glamorgan School put through 6 teams of year 5 and 6 children to compete in an engineering and problem solving race hosted by Vector Power. Every year over 10, 000 students from 900 schools throughout New Zealand participate in this exciting event. Teams compete to build large sized structures that incorporate pulleys, motors, gears, wheels and axles. Teams are faced with tasks that involve mathematical knowledge, keen problem solving skills and excellent communication skills to succeed.

This year one of our teams, The Power Builders tied for first place! A special congratulations to Brady Wilson, JuHee Hong, Landon Maryanto and Christen Wong who worked together to build a model of a 4 storey building with a functioning motorised elevator! All our Glamorgan teams showed perseverance and resilience! Ka pai!

Some thoughts from the children:

Brooklyn: It was challenging but really fun!

Landon: I thought it was hard. It was stressful when things didn’t work so we just kept trying different things. I felt really proud of myself and the rest of the team.

Mitchell: It was fun, challenging and it really tested my abilities. I learned lots of new things by doing it. It’s a great challenge and other kids should give it a go!

Anthony: I liked how everyone worked as a team and there was no arguing.

Katie: It was more challenging than I expected but also a lot more fun! We all talked about the roles we would have on the day but then we forgot all about that when we started and went straight into it! It built my confidence using the electrical equipment. I learned how to work with different people, for example the 3 other boys on my team!

Brady: It was stressful but we worked well together. Everyone was always doing something. No one was waiting around just sitting there we helped each other.

Pool Key Sales

The school pool will open for the 2019/20 season on Friday 29th November and close on Friday 3rd April. 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 18th November and the local community from Monday 25th November.

More FOTS news!

Calendar art – final ordering period opens tomorrow

We’ve created a 3rd and final order for parents that missed out, opening tomorrow (Friday, 1 November). It will run until 9am on 11 November. This is the final order – we will not be able to coordinate a fourth run!  If everything goes well, all products should be received by the end of November/start of December. Please contact the school office or Letichia Drever (029 876 5709) if you can’t find your child’s unique code.

Thank you all for your support. 

2020 events planning
Our next FOTS meeting – on 19 November at 7pm – will be a planning session for 2020. Please feel free to join us and make any suggestions for new events or tweaks to existing ones! We will also be looking for a new chairperson for next year (to be elected in December), so this is a great time to get involved if you’ve been holding back. New ideas and faces are always welcome! Contact Katie at for more info or with any comments/suggestions for 2020 events.
Browns Bay Santa Parade – 7 December
Glamorgan School will be walking in the Browns Bay Santa parade in the afternoon of 7 December – save the date! Afterwards, we are going to congregate by the beach – grab your picnic rugs, bring a picnic, and join us for a relaxing evening as a community.
We ask that there is a responsible adult for each child walking. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

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