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Term 4 ends at 1pm on Tuesday 17th December 2019

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone. 

Term dates 2020

We have held off publishing these dates for 2020 as when teachers settled on a new collective agreement with the Ministry of Education an Accord was also negotiated which would give a further 8 days over the term of the collective when schools will close to provide time for teachers to review the curriculum and for professional development.  We now have 3 additional dates for 2020 when the school will be closed: Tuesday 2nd June, Friday 28th August and Tuesday 27th October. Dates for 2020 are therefore as follows:

Term 1 – Monday 3rd February to Wednesday 8th April

(Teacher Only Day 9th April, Public holidays: Waitangi Day 6th February, Good Friday 10th April)

Term 2 – Tuesday 28th April to Friday 3rd July

(Public holidays: ANZAC (observed) 27th April, Queen’s Birthday 1st June and school also closed 2nd June)

Term 3 – Monday 20th July to Friday 25th September

(School closed Friday 28th August)

Term 4 – Monday 12th October to Wednesday 16th December

(Public holiday: Labour Day 26th October and school also closed 27th October)

Whole School Assembly

Our next whole school assembly will be led by Team 4 tomorrow Friday 22nd November at 2pm in the school hall. Everyone is welcome to come along.

PhotoLife Sports team and groups photos

Shoot keys for sports teams and school group photos were sent home on Monday, 11th November – check your child’s bag or book bag. Please note the shortened ‘free delivery’ time period for parents to place orders due to the fast approaching end of school year and to allow time for Photolife to process, print and deliver orders before school closes. The free delivery period ends at midnight on Sunday 1st December. 

Shoot keys for Rooms 1, 2, 4, 16, 15 and 25  will also be sent home today. The free delivery period for Rooms 1, 2, 4, 16, 15 and 25 ends at midnight on Sunday 8th December. 

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 now purchase a key and the local community from next Monday 25th November.

Senior Athletics Day 

We had a great day for our school Athletics sports last week.  A special thank you to Mrs Nicol for her organisation.  Thank you too, to the staff, Long Bay College students and parents who assisted with various events and activities.

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Long Jump 
8 Year Girls Bella Bernays Amelia Sievers Lina Lang
8 Year Boys Coco Latoa-Levi Jaiden Brown Logan Donald
9 Year Girls Lucia Sanna Louise Clarke Vicky Xie
9 Year Boys Nick Norton Ethan Radford Juani Biscaysacu
10 Year Girls Harmony Naeata Alena Oparina Amarlea Rameka
10 Year Boys Onyx Rameka Raige Doubell Ashton Grobler
11 Year Girls Jaimie North Yui Lang Italia Clarke
11 Year Boys Mads Siegemund Ben Sullivan Joel McFarland
High Jump
8 Year Girls Bella Bernays Isla Elley Taiya van Dyk
8 Year Boys Zack Van Grinsven Coco Latoa-Levi Caleb Field
9 Year Girls Lucia Sanna Aria Bishop Caitlin Irving
9 Year Boys Boston Pule Cameron Botha Cooper van Grinsven
10 Year Girls Harmony Naeata Chloe Dawson Saya Lang
10 Year Boys Onyx Rameka Elvin Aghdassi Dayne McQuillan
11 Year Girls Yui Lang Jaimie North Dane De Rocha
11 Year Boys Mads Siegemund Eric Qin Taine Price
Shot Put 
8 Year Girls Alexie Gribble Maya Kimura-Dines Matilda Cross
8 Year Boys Coco Latoa-Levi Jaiden Brown Michael Brits Louden
9 Year Girls Louise Clarke Vicky Xie Jesse-Lee Engelbrecht
9 Year Boys Boston Pule Mitchell Baird Rourke De Bruin
10 Year Girls Harmony Naeata Chloe Dawson Alena Oparina
10 Year Boys Karora Andrell Nathan Park Jaxx Latoa-Levi
11 Year Girls Jaimie North Italia Clarke Angelee Labuschagne
11 Year Boys Taine Price Mads Siegemund Kane Supple
Sprint Finals
5 Year Girls Shanvi Lal Siyona Sanvi Lyla-Jean Davis-Muru
5 Year Boys Mikah Brown Carter Murray Cullen Chen
6 Year Girls Emma McKay Ashlee Elley Ivy-Jane Davis-Muru
6 Year Boys Leo Norton Lukas Lynch Mikkel Siegemund
7 Year Girls Indie Metu Maddison Cannon Svetlana Oparina
7 Year Boys Tobin October Alex Wirtenberger Connor Rundle
8 Year Girls Bella Bernays Isla Elley Kaia Cousins
8 Year Boys Levi Pule Caleb Field Jaiden Brown
9 Year Girls Ariana Paver Lucia Sanna Louise Clarke
9 Year Boys Nicholas Norton Boston Pule Kieran Fish
10 Year Girls Saige Van Dyk Amarlea Rameka Harmony Naeata
10 Year Boys Onyx Rameka Raige Doubell Elvin Aghdassi
11 Year Girls Jaimie North Sylvia Yu Yui Lang
11 Year Boys Eric Qin Taine Price Mads Siegemund

We wish our team all the best for the cluster meet at Kristin School on the 3rd December.

Poetry Finals

All the children at school have been practicing poems as part of the whole school poetry competition. We are now  down to the finals which will be held in the hall  on Thursday morning 28th November at 9.15am. You are all welcome to come along.

Scholastic Book Orders 

The last day to place an order  for Issue 8 is Friday 21st  November.

Library Books

Please have a good look at home and send all library books back to school as soon as possible ready for the stocktake to take place in week 8 (2nd to 6th December).

Swimming lessons for years 2 and 3 Term 1 2020

In Term 1 2020, Glamorgan School will once again be taking part in the Skillz4Life swimming programme, which will be held in the school pool during school hours. Only year 2 and 3 will be taught in term 1 of 2020, doing 8 consecutive lessons over 2 weeks. This is an optional activity and the cost is $50 for 8 half hour lessons. Years 4 and 5 children will have the option to have lessons in term 4 2020. Details will come home with children who will be in years 2 and 3 in 2020 inside your child’s school report on 12th December. Your child’s new classroom number for 2020 is used as a reference and payment needs to be made between 12th and 20th December, which is the cut off date.

These lessons only take two weeks of the pool time and all children will still swim in the pool during term 1 2020 with their own classroom teacher. I t is important  to note that school teachers are not qualified swim instructors. Our curriculum covers basic aquatic skills and therefore does not replace formal swimming lessons with a swim school for example.


2020 School fair – SAVE THE DATE!
We are excited to announce that our first event for 2020 will be a school fair, to be held on Friday, 13 March! A very big thank you to Jo Glass for taking this on for us. Over the coming weeks, and start of next year, we will be reaching out for donations and volunteers, so please watch this space for more info. Save the date now! 

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!

Kia Māia te Whai- Dare to Explore at Auckland Libraries

Looking for fun, free ways to keep your Children/ tamariki learning and building their reading skills over summer? Sign up for Kia Māia te Whai- Dare to Explore, Auckland Libraries’ summer reading adventure for children aged 5-12 years.

Don’t miss out! You can register online from 18 November at OR visit one of our 54 participating libraries. This is a great activity to do with friends, so encourage your child’s buddies to come along and join the adventure.
Fill your children’s summer holidays with exciting challenges and take part in the free activities offered at your local library.

Keep your kids’ reading levels up over the long summer break. This year the theme is Onamata Inamata Anamata- Past, Present, Future. All of our fabulous characters are back, along with Moa who returns this year. Children can join the programme from home, at the library, online, or away on holiday.  Get involved and see why over 13,000 tamariki enjoyed reading with Auckland Libraries last summer!

Key dates are:

18 November            Online registration opens

9 December              The programme begins. Children can collect their booklets
20 January                Programme finishes. Last day for checking in at the library

21 – 28 January       Celebration week with library party          


Upcoming Events

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