Term 1 ends at 3pm tomorrow, Friday 16th April
Term 2 starts 9am Monday 3rd May and ends at 3pm on Friday 9th July
(School is closed for a teacher only day Friday 4th June and Queen’s Birthday Monday 7th June)
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
School Anzac Day Service tomorrow, Friday 16th April 2019
Our school Anzac Service will be held on the last day of the term, tomorrow Friday 16th April at 9:15am under the pohutukawa tree at the front of the school and you are all welcome to come along. If it is raining we will go into the hall.
Oneroa Kāhui Ako ANZAC Poetry Competition Finalists
The Oneroa Kāhui Ako is running an ANZAC Poetry Competition and each school can enter 2 finalists in each of the categories. The standard of entries was very high but we have our two finalists in the year 1-3 and 2 finalists in the Year 4-6 categories ready to go to the grand final!
Local MP Erica Stanford will judge the finalists from all 7 Kāhui Ako Schools (Glamorgan, Oteha Valley, Long Bay, Sherwood and Torbay Primary Schools, Northcross Intermediate and Long Bay College) and the winners of each category plus an overall winner will be announced early in term 2.
Well done to Rocco Darbyshire and Ariana Pearce our two finalists from years 1-3 and Bailey Le Maitre and Emma du Toit our two finalists from years 4-6. Their poems are below – good luck to all four children!
ANZAC day is a special time
Parades everywhere on the 25th of April.
Don’t write more on the memorial.
Don’t let it happen again.
By Ariana Pearce
5 years old (Year 1)
Stay still and be reflective.
Forgive but not forget.
By Rocco Darbyshire
5 years old (Year 1 )
I walk out of this trench
On this cold night,
My gun is in my hand,
I’m ready to fight
I walk up the hill,
The gun shots are loud
I’m feeling nervous,
I’m feeling proud
We start to battle,
As the night goes on
People are dying,
I think war is wrong
As the night comes to an end,
And the gun shots die down
I go back into the trench,
A new day has begun
Lest We Forget is a song we sing,
To remind us of everything
The soldiers did in that war,
To save our country once and for all
By Emma du Toit
9 Years old (Year 5)
Can you imagine
Can you imagine all the bodies scattered across the fields?
Can you imagine the deafening sound of the soldier’s cry?
Can you imagine all the canons firing at once?
Can you imagine the bullets blackening the crystal blue sky?
Can you imagine the fear in the heart of the brave?
Can you imagine the rivers, painted ruby red?
Can you imagine the heart ache of families left behind?
Can you imagine the hurt of mourning the dead?
Remember the brave.
Remember those who died.
Remember the battle.
Wear your poppy with pride.
By Bailey Le Maitre
Year 5 Glamorgan School
9 years old (Year 5)
Works during the school holidays
There will be workmen around the school during the holidays, particularly around rooms 5-14 so please keep an eye on your children and do not let them come to school by themselves. We hope to extend the roofline on two blocks of classrooms and put in sliding doors to give classrooms easier access to the outside areas for learning. We also have one area in the room 1 corridor where an old pipe, currently boxed in and sealed, will be removed as it contains asbestos. There will be signage and the area has to be sealed off so please avoid this area.
We have lots of togs, towels and jumpers amongst other really lovely clothes that belong to someone in the lost property box. The classes will all go and have a look but please feel free to pop into the back of the school hall and have a look for yourselves. All clothing not claimed at the end of term will be given to charity.