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Term 1 2020

  Monday 3rd February  to Wednesday 8th April 

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

Whole School Assembly tomorrow Friday 13th March at 2pm

Matariki (Team 1) will be leading our whole school assembly on Friday 13th 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.

Scholastic Book Orders

The last day to place an order from issue 2 is Tuesday 17th March.

Drop off zone closing in the afternoons

The drop off zone has not improved. In order to give parents and caregivers time to make other plans it will close in the afternoons on Friday 20th March instead of Monday 16th March until further notice. Gates will be closed and there will be no staff supervising children at 3pm. If you are in the drop off zone when gates close in the afternoon please be aware you will not be able to leave until 3:15pm. Children will not be allowed to stand unsupervised in the drop off zone. We are willing to keep it open before school as long as it is used properly.

Please use next week to make a plan of what you will do instead of using the drop off zone.

Things to consider are:

How much time you will need to park and walk in to school to collect your child?

Where you will meet your child, either outside the classroom or if they going to walk by themselves have you told them meet you at a pre-arranged place? Have you have practiced having them walk to that place? You can practice parking and walking into school next Wednesday on Walk to School day – see the Travelwise notice below.

Go through what your children will do if you are not there or late.

Please be lawful and considerate of our neighbours with your parking.

Oneroa Kahui Ako Seminar ‘Mind over mood’  7pm Tuesday 17th March

Following on from the first, popular teenage resilience seminar held earlier this month, we now present to you with the second in the series, ‘Mind over mood’ – led by Counsellor John Meeske (supported by the Oneroa Kahui Ako) on March 17 at 7pm in the Glamorgan School hall. Everyone is invited along and you don’t need to have attended the first session to come to this one.

Cost: Entry is by gold coin donation

Bookings: Please email Mr TimSpratt

About the seminar:

As part of the ongoing series about ‘Growing Resilience’, this seminar examines the impact our thoughts have on our moods. John looks at strategies for helping to manage our moods using the latest cognitive (mind) techniques and will share important insights from his therapeutic background.

The seminar covers:

  • Resilience and self-control
  • What is self-esteem really?
  • Stinking thinking
  • Being proactive
  • Cognitive flexibility

Advance notice –  Parent/Child/Teacher discussions Thursday 26th March. School closes at 1pm.

As mentioned in Week 2 newsletter, Parent/Child/Teacher discussions will be held on Thursday 26th March 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. Bookings will not open until Thursday 19th March and the code will be in next week’s newsletter. If your child goes to Glamorgan Kids Club then they can go at 1:00 as it will open earlier that day.

Walking School Bus

Next Wednesday 18th March is Walking to School day. It would be great to see lots of you walking to and/or from school. You could even park and walk.
If you are interested in walking more often, or want to know more about the walking school bus, there will be a meeting on 23rd March at 9am in the staff room.
Sharon Close, Travelwise Lead Teacher


Our next meeting will be on Monday, 16 March at 7pm in the staff room. All are welcome! Please contact Katie on or follow our Facebook page – – for more information.
Save the dates…
8 May – Disco
26 June – PJ Party
22 August – Quiz night
18 September – Disco
More information will be published as we get closer to the events. Save the dates now though!
Weetbix tryathlon
Please sign up for 2020 Hibiscus Coast Weetbix tryathlon & join our Glamorgan School Group.
We’ll have a Glamorgan school group area set up, so you can have a place to base yourself for the day.  It’s a great atmosphere. The kids have a lot of fun. They really do support & encourage one another to Give it a Go!
When: Sun 22nd March 2020.
Min Age: 6 (splash n dash)
Tryathlon 7-15yrs.
What do you need?  Togs, goggles, running shoes, bike & helmet.
Cost: $50 which includes a free cool teeshirt & swim cap.
Sign up, pay online and get your race pack delivered to your home.
THANKS to those who have already signed up!!!  It’s so good to see previous Glamorgan Tryathletes returning again for some more fun!
Please SIGN UP soon as this event has sold out in previous years.  Don’t miss out!
Contact Samantha Rutledge if you have any questions or need assistance.
Where:  Starts at Takapuna Grammar and ends at Milford Reserve
When:  Sunday, 5 April 2020
Warm-up and Briefing: 8:30AM
Start Time:  9:00AM
Fun RUN/WALK $10.00
Timed RUN/WALK $16.00
Bus one-way ticket $3.00
Parking is available on the neighbouring streets at the start and finish.  You can buy a one-way bus ticket during the registration to take you to the start line in the morning, which departs between 7am – 8am if you park at the finish line or back to the start line after the race between 11am – 12pm if you park at the start line. FOTS will be organising a baking giveaway for all Glamorgan entrants – watch this space for drop-off info!
For more information, see

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