Term 4 ends at 1pm on Tuesday 15th December
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
Shoot keys for individual, family and sports photos were sent home last week – check your child’s bag or book bag. Please note the ‘free delivery’ time period for parents to place orders closes at midnight on 22nd November. All orders go through PhotoLife – the school takes no orders or money for photos.
- Monday 23rd November between 3:15pm and 6:00pm,
- Thursday 26th November between 3:15pm and 5:30pm and
- Monday 7th December between 3:15pm and 5:30pm.
The school bus that starts at Torbay School and ends at Long Bay College, picking up from Glamorgan along the way, will stop for the year on Monday 14th December and start again on Thursday 4th February 2021.
Oneroa Kahui Ako – Food Drive
Dear Parents and Caregivers
The Oneroa Kahui Ako Learning Community is planning a Christmas Food Drive scheduled to be held within the next 2 weeks. We are fundraising for the Salvation Army, who will give the food donated to families in need this Christmas.
Here are some examples of items you could donate to this amazing cause:
- Canned food (for example Spaghetti, baked beans, corn)
- Long-lasting Sweet Treats (Chocolates, Long Lasting Sweets, Biscuits)
- Packages of dried goods (for example rice or pasta)
- Toiletries (like deodorant)
- And anything else that will bring families Christmas joy!
If you are able to donate, please send the items with your child to school before 4 December. Our council members will collect these from them and donate them to the Salvation Army who will be very grateful for your support.
Ethan du Toit, Ella Irving & Saya Lang
On behalf of the Student Council
Well done to all the children who took part in our school Athletics sports last week. A special thank you to Mrs Nicol for her organisation.
We wish our team all the best for the cluster meet at Kristin School on the 1st December.
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 26th November at 9.15am. You are all welcome to come along.
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 (30th November to 4th December).
Scholastic Book Orders
Tomorrow, Friday 20th November, is the last day to order from Issue 8. This is the last order for 2020.
Attention any catering company within the Oneroa Kāhui Ako who can cater for 300 plus people
Our schools in the Oneroa Kāhui Ako (Long Bay College, Long Bay Primary, Glamorgan, Torbay, Sherwood, Oteha Valley and Northcross Intermediate) will be holding a Teacher Only Day on 1st April 2021 and would like to provide lunch for the attendees. We will have approximately 350 people attending and would like some kind of packed lunch that can be either delivered to one venue if we remain in Covid Alert level 1, or to each school instead if we are at Alert level 2. If we should move to Alert Level 3 then the day would be cancelled. Could this be your company? If so please contact either Rose Neal at Oteha Valley School (09 477 0033) or Janet Pinchen at Glamorgan School (09 473 6453).
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 7th 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)