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Term 4 ends at 1pm on Tuesday 15th December

Please note: school is closed on Monday 26th October for Labour Day Public Holiday

and Tuesday 27th October for a Teacher Only Day

Term 1 2020 begins at 9am on Thursday 4th February 2021

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

Welcome back to term 4 and welcome to all new children and families that joined our school community this term. As Auckland is now at Level 1 we can plan to have some events that invite the community to join us, however, please still sign in or use the QR posters and scan if you are on school premises.

Pink Shirt Day 2020

Pink Shirt Day was postponed from its usual date in May and will now be tomorrow Friday 16th October. Come to school wearing pink to show your support of the Bully-Free NZ anti-bullying message. If you don’t have anything pink to wear, perhaps make yourself a pink badge or bracelet with an anti-bullying message on it.

Whole school assembly – provided we are at Alert level 1

Our first whole school assembly in term 4 is on Friday 23rd October in the school hall at 2pm and Hapori (Team 3) will be leading. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Sunhats in Term 4 

All children must wear a sunhat when playing outdoors in Term 4 and Term 1. Please make sure your child has a hat at school at all times this term.  A named hat to keep at school would be a great option.

It is also a good idea to have sunscreen in your child’s bag – the roll on types don’t tend to leak and are easy for children to apply. The office always has a pump bottle of sunscreen children or adults can use in terms 1 and 4 at any time. Teachers talk to the children about sun and water safety but parents and caregivers should be explaining why sunblock, hats and sunglasses are a good idea in the summer and how these protect us from too much sun.

Scholastic Book Orders

The last day to order from Issue 7 is Tuesday 20th October.

Leavers and new enrolments

Thank you to all the families that have let us know they are moving and their children will not be returning to Glamorgan next year. We wish you all the very best in your new homes and schools.

Please let us know if you are not returning next year or you have children as new enrolments in 2021. This allows us to plan the 2021 classes and keep numbers in them as evenly spaced as possible. Applications for out of zone places for 2021 are now closed.

Timetabling changes to the school day
From term 4 we will be trialing a different layout to our school day which may suit the needs of our children a little better. There is NO change to the start and end time of the school day. The new organisation is as follows:
9:00am – 11:00am – Session 1
11:00am – 11:30am – Morning tea break
11:30am – 1:00pm – Session 2
1:00pm – 1:50pm – Lunch break
1:50pm – 3:00pm – Session 3

Term dates 2021

When teachers settled on a new collective agreement with the Ministry of Education in 2019 an Accord was also negotiated which would give a further 8 days over the following 3 years when schools can close to provide release time and professional development for teachers. Four of these days will be used in 2021. 

Term 1 – Thursday 4th February to Friday 16th April

(Waitangi Day 8th February, Teacher Only Day 1st April,

Easter Break Friday 2nd, Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th April)

Term 2 – Monday 3rd May to Friday 9th July

(Teacher Only Day 4th June, Queen’s Birthday 6th June)

Term 3 – Monday 26th July to Friday 1st October

(Teacher Only Day 27th August)

Term 4 – Monday 18th October to Thursday 16th December

(Labour Day 25th October, Teacher Only Day 26th October)

Team 4 fundraiser

In light of how difficult this year has been for so many families Team 4 would like to do something kind for others in New Zealand. As a team we will be running a collection for donations for the Give a Kid a Blanket organisation.

We are asking for donations of clean, washed blankets and clothing in good condition for families in need. Collections will be accepted up to the end of week 2 of term 4, October 23. Team 4 will run the collection across the school.

Donations can be left in the boxes at the front office.

Here is a little information about the organisation:

Give a Kid a Blanket

Give a Kid a Blanket started in 2015 as a Community Activated Art Action conceived and lead by artists Donna Turtle Sarten & Bernie Harfleet. The project has gone from strength to strength and is now a non profit registered charity.  With the help of the community of kindness that has gathered around the project we collect blankets and other items of warmth and care and gift them to kids and their families through service providers including police, public health nurses, social and community workers.

Since 2015 we have gifted over 60,000 blankets and over 40,000 other objects of warmth and care.

We also support North Shore and Auckland Hospital’s Intensive Care Units with family support packs.

FoTS News 
Our next meeting will be on 9 November at 7pm in the staff room. This will be our final meeting of 2020, at which we will need to appoint a new chairperson for 2021. We’re hoping to start planning for next year as well, so this is the perfect time to get involved if you’ve been holding back! Contact Katie at fots@glamorgan.school.nz for more info. Everyone is welcome!
Calendar Art – repeat order now open
Kids Art Works is currently processing order 1.
We’ve created a 2nd (and FINAL) order for parents that missed out on the 1st order and it will close on Monday, 19th October 10am.
Please note: The school does not take any orders/payments. All orders/payments are made via the Kids Art Works website: www.kidsartworks.com.
If you can’t find the flyer, please contact Letichia Drever – Mobile 029 876 5709 or letichia@yahoo.com for the unique code.
Thank you for your support.
DISCO – 6 November, 6.30-8.30pm
Hurrah, we can have a school disco! Year 6 has chosen Disney as the theme – which encompasses all the Disney classics as well as Marvel and Star Wars universes. Plenty of costume choices!
Parents of Year 1 & 2 pupils and children with extra needs are more than welcome to stay. We invite other parents to enjoy the two hour break, or volunteer to help with the disco if you would really like to stay. Contact Katie at fots@glamorgan.school.nz if you want more info.  
We’re mindful that this has been far from a normal year for the kids and we really want them to have some fun! As such, we’re going to increase the cap on tickets to 350, from last year’s 300. 
Tickets go on sale from 2 November from the school office – Year 6 only can purchase their tickets from 29 October. Tickets cost $5 and include a drink, a snack, a toy and one free print from the photobooth. We will be selling extra drinks, pizza and snacks, and kids can buy extra photo prints. There will be options for food allergy sufferers (gluten, dairy, nut and egg free)!
Finally, a BIG thank you to Jamie from Your Local Electrician for sponsoring the photobooth!

Drop off zone in the morning

A reminder that in the morning before school our drop off zone is a no parking area – children should be independent enough to hop out of the car and enter school by themselves. If they are not then you need to park elsewhere and walk into school. Always move down to the front of the drop off zone so we get as many cars off the road as possible and NEVER park on the yellow lines or down the middle and cross children between the moving cars which is very dangerous and unsafe! 

Walking School Bus

The walking school bus has been a great success this year. Last term they won New World vouchers in a walking School bus competition. The passengers chose ice creams which they enjoyed on the last day of term. For more information about your local walking school buses please contact;

 

Upcoming Events

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