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Term 3 ends at 3pm on Friday 1st October

Term 4 starts 9am Monday 18th October (Labour Day Monday 25th October, Teacher Only Day Tuesday 26th October)

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

I hope you are all safe and well in your bubbles. This final communication for term 2 is not exactly what we thought we would have, but once again we thank you for all doing the best you can at home with your children and for your lovely messages of support which were gratefully received by our staff.
Our building works at school are back on track in Level 3 and a lot of the children were watching how the courtyards are changing and often asked the construction workers lots of questions at break times! So I thought I would include some pictures you can show the children. Hopefully when they come back to school we will be three quarters finished. Between rooms 1-14 we will have extended roof areas which provide some shade in summer and shelter in winter and extend the work space for the classrooms and the courtyards will be upgraded as well. We will also have Room 26, a new open plan double classroom space.

Below is a competition that has come through from EZLunch and Pita Pit for families in the school holidays if you are interested and the link below is to a video from our staff to your children. Many thanks to Fiona De L’Isle for putting this together for us.  This will also be on our school website under Lockdown – Hello from Glamorgan School. Last year’s video is also still there if they want to watch that as well.

https://www.glamorgan.school.nz/hello/

Finally at the bottom of this email are the links I have sent through over the past weeks that might be useful for you to have in one place.

I wish you all the best and will email you all  again prior to school resuming when more is known about alert level changes at that time.

Ngā mihi maioha

Janet

Fun family activity these holidays…
Kate Ivey eating Pita Pit wrap with little girl
Get PitaFit with Kate Ivey Fitness – FREE 2 Week School Holiday Family Challenge!

Awesome Prizes:

  • $800 worth of Pita Pit Vouchers up for grabs
  • $400 worth of cash up for grabs
  • Get 2 weeks free on DediKate

What’s Included:

  • Kids activity booklet
  • Planner for parents and kids to tick off
  • Learn about exercise & healthy eating in a fun way
  • Get active as a family
  • Designed for parents & their children aged 4-12

 Register for free now and join Pita Pit for a fun dress up workout on the Pita Pit Facebook Page Sunday 3rd October at 10am (or do it when it suits).

Pita Pit is a nationwide ezlunch caterer. Get in touch if you would like them at your school.

Register for PitaFit Now

 

Ideas for home learning on the Ministry of Education website

Go Noodle – Dance & Fitness Activities

https://app.gonoodle.com

Safe TV viewing for students in Alert Levels 3 and 4
A practical guide to the latest tools (including parental locks, classifications, advisories, warnings and timebands) plus an informative video from Jordan ‘How to DAD’ Watson is available at safeviewing.co.nz.

Switch On Safety filter through NetSafe, Network4Learning and the Ministry of Education to help children stay safe online
A short, but helpful and useful,  video hosted by Dr Hinemoa Elder and Nathan Wallis with lockdown tips for whanau and communities.
In this video they’ve made
, they describe what parents can do if they have concerns. If you are still concerned your tamariki aren’t coping, it’s important to reach out and talk with a health professional. There’s lots of support, information and help available.

MSD Financial assistance tool

MSD has developed an online tool to help identify what types of financial assistance a person could be eligible for quickly and easily:

Finally, we know some families in our community may be finding it difficult to access food and essential items such as medicine.  This information about how to access to food or essential items summarises the supports that are available, including financial help to buy food.

 

Upcoming Events – these will be updated when we know what Alert Level Auckland will be at for term 4. Thank you for your patience.

Click here to view the school calendar