Term 1 ends at 3pm on Wednesday 13th April
Teacher Only Day Thursday 14th April, Good Friday 15th April
Term 2 starts at 9am Monday 2nd May
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
Following on from the Governments announcements last week, visitors to the school are no longer required to scan in using the QR code. From now onwards our normal procedures apply – sign in at the office and if a child is to be collected early from school then go to the office and sign them out. The office staff will call your child to come to the office from class. Apart from that we are still at the red setting, phase 3 of the Covid Protection Framework and all the procedures we have currently in place such as staggered leaving times at the end of the day, no non essential visitors on site, mask wearing etc. will continue to the end of the term. Cabinet will next review the settings on Monday 4th April and if there are any changes to our procedures we will be in touch with families again.
After 26 years of running Kids Club, Kathy McCormack has decided it is time to retire and spend more time in Perth with her daughter and grandchildren. Kathy has been involved with Glamorgan School in various different roles including parent, fundraiser and Kids Club owner. In April she will hand over Kids Club to the new owner Jo Glass. We want to thank Kathy for all her service and commitment to the Glamorgan community and wish her all the very best for this new chapter in her life and to enjoy time with her family and granchildren in Perth, Australia.
We have lots of togs, towels and jumpers amongst other really lovely clothes that belong to someone in the lost property box. The box is in the hall doorway facing the school, please feel free to pop through the gate and have a look for yourselves. Any lost property left over at the end of term will be donated to charity.
Parent/Teacher/Child Discussions Term 1
University of Canterbury’s Great Kiwi English, Mathematics and Science competitions – Years 5 and 6
This year we will be taking part in the University of Canterbury’s Great Kiwi English, Mathematics and Science competitions for Primary, Intermediate and Secondary schools. The Kiwi competitions are written by New Zealand teachers for New Zealand students and are based on the New Zealand Curriculum. The supervised online tests will take place as follows:
Science – 21st June (Tuesday, week 8, Term 2)
Maths – 28th June (Tuesday, week 9, Term 2)
English – 5th July (Tuesday, week 10, Term 2)
The competition is open to students in Years 5 and 6 who feel confident and comfortable at sitting a Maths, English or Science test and would enjoy the challenge. All participating students will be awarded a certificate and prizes will be awarded to top students in each year group. The cost for a student to participate is $9.50 per competition entered.
Entries can be completed online:
Click here to download a brochure Kiwi Competition – Information
The cost for each competition is $9.50
If paying online please include your child’s name and reason for payment (CAMCOMP). Our account number is: 12 – 3080 – 0059486 – 00
If sending money to the school office please place it in an envelope with your child’s name, room number, Kiwi Competition and amount paid on the outside.
The closing date for the school to accept entries is Tuesday 12th April (Week 11 Term 1).
Practise papers are not available for Kiwi Competitions (it is a competition!)
Visit the CAM website www.canterbury.ac.nz/cam for more information.
Student Cybersafety Agreements
If you have not already done so could you please complete a Cybersafety Agreement for your child/children.
**Children who do not have an agreement completed will not be allowed on a device in Term 2**
We feel it is important for you to revisit digital and online safety with your child on a regular basis, particularly as they grow older and use the internet and devices for different purposes, and these will now be completed annually (previously these were completed at enrolment/Year 1 and again in Year 4).
The forms can be completed online using the links below:
Matariki – Rooms 1/2, 3/4, 5, 6/7
Haepapa – Rooms 18, 19, 20, 21
Rangatiratanga – Rooms 8, 15, 26
Year 4 – Chromebooks and Google accounts – letter for parents
Netsafe has some useful resources to support you when talking to your child about being safe online:
Netsafe’s Parent Toolkit is available in English, Te Reo, Simplified Chinese, Tongan and Samoan:
Over under upside down School Holiday Programme at East Coast Bays Library:
Go over Under Upside Down these holidays at the library.
The Beanstack app returns again for these holidays. Try the fun “Over, Under and Upside-down” reading and activity challenges at home to earn badges and win prizes.
We will also have take-away activity packs and an online Kahootit! game to keep you entertained over the break and don’t forget to pop in and stock up on good books to read.
Check the Auckland Libraries website www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/schoolholidays
and our facebook page www.facebook.com/eastcoastbayslibrary to keep up to date with what’s happening at the library and see our family-friendly holiday posts.