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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.

Whole School Assembly tomorrow 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.
Our whole school assembly on Friday 28th May will be led by Hapori (Team 3).

PhotoLife sibling photos next Monday

Sibling photos will be taken next Monday 17th May by 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.

Please note that the school does not take any money for the photos, all payments are made directly to Photolife.

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. If you wish to make a gold coin donation this will be given to the Mental Health Foundation.

Entry gate by the caretakers shed
Please note that whilst we have contractors and equipment arriving at school in the mornings, the area around the caretakers shed will not be available for access before school and therefore the gate will be locked. Please tell your child/ren, or drop off your child if in a car, further down the drop off zone where there is another gate by the shelter or outside the hall where there is a gate at each end by the hall gardens.

Northern Bays Cluster Schools Performing Arts Festival

Every 2 years the Northern Bays Cluster of schools hold a performing arts show in the Bruce Mason Theatre for one evening. This year it is being held on the evening of 16th June and our choir will perform. Tickets are now available through Ticketmaster at the link below. There will also be a display of art work from the cluster on the walls of the theatre, which is open on Tuesdays should anyone be in Takapuna and want to have a look!

https://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/bruce-mason-centre-tickets-takapuna-beach/venue/295153

World-A-Thon Fundraiser

This year’s a-thon is a World-a-thon and on Monday 24th May your child will bring home their fact sheet to learn and a sponsor sheet. The World-a-Thon was chosen to support the children’s learning about the geography, history, bird, plant and sea life of our own and other countries. Fundraising from the a-thon supports items such as extra learning resources in the classrooms, furniture, ICT equipment and library. Please help your child to learn their facts and ask the teacher if you are unsure of anything.

The testing day will be Thursday 9 June and children will have until Friday 25th June to gather their sponsorship funds following the testing day. We do not encourage children to go ‘door knocking’ and prefer that you monitor the soliciting of sponsors. Donations are welcomed should you not approve of gaining sponsorship.  We appreciate your assistance in this regard. Please complete the sponsor sheet and send this to school on the test day.

Thank you for supporting the World-A-Thon, raising money for the school and increasing your child/ren’s knowledge at the same time!

FOTS News

DISCO – THEME – Movie Character – Tomorrow Friday 14th May

Disco tickets are now available to buy from the office! $5 each  – includes a free bag of chips or popcorn & one photo.

Junior Disco Years: 1,2,3 from 6-7pm (prizes awarded for best dressed & best dancer!  Girl and boy!)

Seniors: Years 4,5,6 (plus year 3 children in composite class) from 7:30-8:30pm (prizes awarded for best dressed & best dancer!  Girl and boy!)

To reduce single use plastic waste, children are asked to bring their own named & filled waterbottle.   There will be no drink sales.

Please bring cash to purchase a $10 coupon card to purchase slices of pizza, snacks, lollies & extra photos.  There will be no EFTPOS on site.

The disco is for Glamorgan school students only.  Please write your child’s name and your contact number on the back of their disco ticket.  At the end of the disco, children will not be allowed to leave the hall without their parent/ caregiver in attendance.

If you can help at the disco: please flick Sarah an email to fots@glamorgan.school.nz.  Thanks to all of you who have signed up to help already.

A big thankyou to Jamie Kirk from your local Electrician for sponsoring our disco’s Photo booth. Please choose to support him.  Ph 0800 YLE 123.

We encourage parents to follow our Facebook page to stay up to date on what FOTS events are happening. Link to our page https://www.facebook.com/groups/GlamorganFOTS/

If you would like to get involved with FOTS as a member, or just help out where you can at events, flick Sarah an email to fots@glamorgan.school.nz

 

Upcoming Events

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