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Term 2 ends at 3pm on Friday 9th July

(School will be closed on 4th June for a Teacher Only Day and 7th June for Queen’s Birthday public holiday)

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

Welcome back to school for Term 2 and a special welcome to all the families and children new to Glamorgan School.

Farewell Mr Bott

Ken Bott had his final day at Glamorgan School on Tuesday this week after twelve and a half years as caretaker. We wish Ken and his family all the very best in his retirement (or semi retirement as he insists!) and thank him sincerely for all his hard work and dedication to our school. Above are some pictures from a special singing assembly held for Ken and his wife at the end of last term. One of his favourite things was to hear the children sing and they did a really good job for him including a special version of The Gumboot Song written by Year 6. Lyrics at the bottom of this newsletter for those who want to give the song a go!

PhotoLife photos next Monday

School class, individual and sibling (if requested) photos will be taken next Monday 10th May by PhotoLife and your child should have an information leaflet in their schoolbag. Please check and read the flyer which explains 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 would like sibling photos then you or your child needs to collect a sibling photo form from the school office and return it before photos are taken on Monday. PhotoLife will not take any sibling photos if they have not received the form.

Two classes, Matariki 2 and Matariki 4, will not have their class or individual photos taken until September as those classes are not yet full and still taking new entrant children. They can still be part of sibling photos.

ANZAC Service









Many thanks to Acacia Ward and her family for laying a wreath on behalf of the school at the Browns Bay service on 25th April.

Our own school service was held on the last day of term 1 at the front of the school under the pohutakawa tree. The whole school attended and we were very proud of our tamariki who spoke and the respect shown by the all the children. Their behaviour was exemplary.

Bullying Free New Zealand Week

Bullying-Free New Zealand Week starts 17th May and ends with the Mental Health Foundation’s Pink Shirt Day on Friday 21st May. This year’s theme is He Kōtuinga mahi iti, he hua pai-ā rau – Small ripples create big waves. The small actions we take to help prevent bullying will together create a wave of change. The week provides a great opportunity for students to celebrate what makes them unique and encourage schools to build environments where everyone is welcome, safe and free from bullying.

The week ends with Pink Shirt Day where children and adults  can wear a pink shirt on 21st May in support of Bully-Free NZ week. We realise not everyone has pink in their wardrobe and we do not expect families to buy especially for the day. A pink hair tie or wristband is just as welcome.

Lunch orders

Our school uses ezlunch – please see info below.

Easy lunch orders available every day! You can order Go-Deli’s healthy and delicious hot and cold meals, sushi, salads and more from their catering and café menu through ezlunch by simply clicking here!

Order (or cancel) any time before 9am on the day or schedule in advance. Lunch will be delivered to the school in time for lunch.  Click here to see the menu.

Orders are made online through your myKindo account. One account for the whole family!  Get started now and be ready… Click here or go to to start ordering!  

for Apple and Android users download the mykindo app.

Help? Visit or tel. 0800 EZLUNCH (0800 395 8624) weekdays 8am-4pm.

Travelwise News

Our school is a TravelWise school and this year Road Safety Week is 17-23 May.

We encourage you to walk your children to and from school as it:

  • Helps improve your child’s fitness and health (and yours!)
  • Gets them to arrive at school awake, alert and ready to learn
  • Keeps the school gate area clear of parked cars so it is safer for everyone
  • Helps your child to become familiar with their community and to learn road sense skills
  • Saves on petrol money

Before and after school is a busy time for everyone. Parking rules help protect our children and keep them safe and drivers who park illegally put our kids at risk. Please help us to keep them safe, follow the parking rules and respect our neighbours by parking at least a metre from their driveways.

Mornings in the Drop Off Zone

Please do not park on the yellow lines, always park on the left and say a quick goodbye and then move slowly down and out of the drop off zone. Move as far down as you can so other cars can get in. This is a no parking area between 8:15am and 9am.
We are looking for parent volunteers to be marshalls and help move the traffic along in the mornings. If you can volunteer one morning per week between 8:30am and 9am please let the office know. Thank you to the two parents who have volunteered so far. Let’s work together to keep our tamariki safe.
See the attached brochure for safe use of our drop off zone – at least we have this safe place for cars to use which would be much appreciated by other schools so let’s use it well.

Whole School Assembly Friday 14 May
Our whole school assembly next Friday 14th May will be led by Haepapa (Team 5) at 2pm in the school hall and everyone is welcome to attend.
Scholastic Book Orders
The last day to place an order from Issue 3 is Wednesday 13th May.
DISCO – THEME – Movie Character
The date for the disco is confirmed for Friday 14th May 2021 – It was decided that we go back to a split disco with the juniors Years:1,2,3 going from 6-7pm and the Seniors: Years 4,5,6 (plus year 3 children in composite class) going from 7:30-8:30pm – tickets will be sold at the school office only. The disco is for Glamorgan children only.  Please check Facebook for announcements on when tickets will be available.
If you can help at the disco: please flick me an email to
We encourage parents to follow our Facebook page to stay up to date on what FOTS events are happening this year. Link to our
If you would like to get involved with FOTS as a member or even just help out at events flick me (Sarah) an email to
Our next meeting will be Monday, 10th May at 7pm in the staff room (above the office) – We will be sorting out decorations for the disco afterwards and need all the hands we can get.

Ken Bott Gumboot Song Lyrics

Caretakers are wonderful, and ours is really swell

Can be hard of hearing, sometimes you have to yell

Looking after teachers, can be a living hell

But Kenny Boy we thank you, cause you treated us so well


If it weren’t for Mr Bott, where would we be?

We’d be up the gum tree, that’s for sure-ity

We’d be in a terrible mess or another calam-ity

If we didn’t have Mr Bott and his team of three


Mr Bott you are wonderful, Mr Bott you’re swell      

‘cause you fix up the plumbing, you fix up all our smells

So when you are sitting ‘round at school, you can always tell

When Mr Bott has his toolbelt at the ready


If it weren’t for Mr Bott, where would we be?

We’d be up the gum tree, that’s for sure-ity

We’d be in a terrible mess or another calam-ity

If we didn’t have Mr Bott and his team of three


When we need you in our class, we call you from your shed    

You always come so quickly and leave your tea for dead 

But accidents just follow you, left and right and centre    

Just as well the office is there, to make you better.


If it weren’t for ACC, where would you be?

Reliant on Mrs Hanmer, to fix you up for free!    

‘cause you have a dose of the slips or even cuts and bleeds

Avoid the crocs, and scooters, and other risky deeds


If it weren’t for Mr Bott, where would we be?

We’d be up the gum tree, that’s for sure-ity

We’d be in a terrible mess or another calam-ity

If we didn’t have Mr Bott and his team of three

Upcoming Events

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