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Term 3 ends at 3pm on Friday 25th September

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone

Wacky Wednesday Fun!

The children seemed to enjoy themselves yesterday and great fun was had by all!

School Photos on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September

Photolife will be in school to take team, class, individual and sibling photos on 17th and 18th September. 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 17th September. The photographer is not authorised to take any sibling photos unless the signed form is returned to school before photo day.

Team Photos

To all coaches, managers and players,

Team photos will also be taken on Thursday 17th September if the team has actually played games as a part of a season this year. Below is a general timetable – it is hard to give exact times due to the nature of the day. Children must be in their classroom at the start of school for morning roll call. Teams will be sent for as the photographer is ready for them.

Times are approximate only

All children will need to bring full sports uniform including socks and shoes as appropriate.  

Coaches and managers are welcome to be in the photo with their team/s.

No uniform for road patrol, swim team, librarians (children can wear school uniform if they have one).

9.00 Senior Netball

9:20 Junior Netball

9:40 Miniball, Basketball, Hockey

10:15 Road Patrol, Librarians

Touch Rugby – enrolment forms due TOMORROW

Forms are due back to school tomorrow if your child wants to play Touch next term. If you have lost or forgotten your form it can be downloaded from the school website under Parent Information-Permission Slips.

2021 Enrolment Applications

If you have a child turning 5 next year or know of anyone else  who has a child and wants them to come to Glamorgan School in 2021 please let the office know as soon as possible. All in zone children are guaranteed a place.

Out of zone applications- advance information, please read carefully to avoid disappointment

Any out of zone applications for 2021 will to go into a ballot held in October. All out of zone applications must be in to the school office by 15th October. If you enrolled in zone and have now moved out of zone, any other children in the family must apply for a place at the school through the ballot.

Please note: if you have a child enrolled out of zone already this does not give any other siblings in your family an automatic place at the school. Each out of zone enrolment must go through the ballot process and therefore it is essential you apply as soon as possible.

Scholastic Book Orders

The last day to order from Issue 6 is Friday 11th September.

Planning for 2021

Planning is well underway for term 4 and we are now working into 2021 to ensure we have the staff we need to structure the school the best way for the children’s learning. As we finalise our school structure for 2021, if there is anything we need to know regarding your child’s placement please contact the principal, Janet Pinchen, in writing by the end of term 3 and not via your child’s current teacher. 

FOTS News
Thanks to those who made our virtual meeting on Monday, and apologies again for the short notice. The next meeting will be on Monday 12 October at 7pm – hopefully in person! Everyone is welcome to attend – now is the perfect time to get involved, especially as we’ll be losing a few members at the end of the year as kids leave Glamorgan for Intermediate School. Contact Katie at fots@glamorgan.school.nz if you want more info about what we do and how you can help.
QUIZ NIGHT UPDATE
After discussion, we have decided to cancel this year’s quiz night rather than attempt to reschedule. Apologies to all quizzers, but we didn’t think a virtual format would be the same and are wary of Term 4 being a busy time for everyone. We have contacted those who had paid already to arrange refunds, but please contact us at fots@glamorgan.school.nz if you haven’t received the email from Katie.
DISCO – 6 NOVEMBER
For now, we’re still hoping to go ahead with a disco on Friday 6 November, but obviously this is dependent on the ongoing Covid-19 alert levels. So much about this year has been abnormal that we really want to give the kids a normal school event, so fingers crossed. More information will follow at the start of Term 4.

Calendar Art

On Tuesday the flyer came home with your child, which has information and the unique code for your child’s artwork.  You can order Calendars, Mouse Pads, Diaries, Sketch Pads and Greeting Cards or upload your own photo.

Please note:  The school does not take any orders/payments.  All orders/payments are made via the Kids Art Works website:  www.kidsartworks.com.

Orders will open on Thursday, 10th September and close on Monday, 5th October 10am.

If you can’t order any products, that is OK. You will still receive your child’s artwork back towards the end of the year.

You can contact Letichia Drever at letichia@yahoo.com or 029 876 5709 if you have any questions.

Message from Ministry of Education regarding TikTok

Kia ora koutou katoa

We are aware that some schools may be fielding calls about the TikTok video about a live suicide.

The Ministry has been in touch with Netsafe about this, and we also provide the online digital technology guide which provides guidance to schools in online incident management and where to get help.

Netsafe have advised the following:

For now, we recommend that students are being made aware not to share or view the footage as it can be highly distressing content. Our webpage has information about helping tamariki exposed to upsetting content that you may find useful. We have also provided some support lines for students and staff if they need to reach out for support below.

  • Need to talk -. Free call or text on 1737 and there is support available 24 hours a day
  • 0800 What’s Up – Available Mon-Fri 12pm-11pm Sat/Sun 3pm-11pm on 0800 942 8787
  • Lifeline – call on (0800 543 354) or text HELP (4357) for confidential support.

This content can have an impact beyond those immediately engage with it. It is likely to have had a range of impacts on each person – some may be severely affected and others may not be affected at all. It is important to be aware of the need to talk with young people who have heard about it and to encourage them to express their feelings in response to the video. We recommend that having regular, open conversations at home around online safety is important to help young people navigate the myriad of digital challenges they will experience.

You can read more on our parental control advice page here. There is an option to switch to Safe Search when using Google search or alternatively, you can consider looking into this article to block Google images without blocking Google search.

This staying safe online guide and some of our printed resources may be useful.

(We have been made aware by some parents of content on Roblox as well which can be inappropriate)

Upcoming Events

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