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Term 2 ends at 3pm on Friday 8th July

Teacher Only Day Friday 3rd June, Queens Birthday Public Holiday Monday 6th June

Matariki Public Holiday  Friday 24th June, Teacher Only Day Monday 27th June

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

Welcome back to term 2 and a special welcome to all those children and families that have joined the school for the first time this week. We hope you all had a good break over Easter and the ANZAC weekend.

 

Year 6 camp parent meeting 

An information evening will be held in the school hall for all year 6 parents about school camp which is now from 26th to 28th July 2022. The meeting is on Wednesday 18th May at 6:30pm and lasts approximately an hour. It is important year 6 parents attend to be fully informed before giving permission for their child to attend camp and essential you attend if you would like to be considered as a parent volunteer for camp.

Board election September 2022

Board elections are coming up later this year and if you would be interested in standing for the Board or finding out more about what a Board does, then please feel free to come along before the next Board meeting, chat to Board members and get some more information between 6:30 and 7pm on Thursday 19th May. 

Sports – updated information for coaches, managers and players

The school Sports philosophy, guidelines for coaches and managers and codes of conduct have been updated and are on the school website under the Parent Information tab – Sports. If you are a coach or manager or have children representing the school in a sports team please read the new document (also at the link below).

https://www.glamorgan.school.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Glamorgan-School-Sports-Philosophy-Guidelines-and-Codes-of-Conduct.pdf

Bullying Free New Zealand Week

Theme BFNZ Week 22Bullying-Free New Zealand Week starts 16th May and ends with the Mental Health Foundation’s Pink Shirt Day on Friday 2oth 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 20th 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.

Basic Fact-A-Thon Fundraiser

This year’s a-thon is a Basic Fact-a-thon and on Monday 23rd May your child will bring home their fact sheet to learn and a sponsor sheet. The Basic Fact-a-Thon was chosen to support the children’s learning of basic maths facts. 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 Wednesday 8 June and children will have until Thursday 23rd 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.

Kia ora whānau,

As we embark on the new Aotearoa NZ History curriculum, we would very much like to collect a bank of our local stories. Do you have or do you know anyone who has a memory or story or knowledge of a local event in the past?

Please consider sharing this with us!

We will collect stories through a Zoom call, a phone call or a written email.

Once collated, we will first share the collection with you (the contributors) before passing the valuable bank to teachers.

If you are also keen to talk about your story, that would be amazing. Children love hearing things first-hand. This would be indicated on your original story, and your contact details supplied to Team Leaders. You would most likely be contacted weeks in advance.

If you can help with this project, please contact: Nicola Le Lievre nicolalelievre@glamorgan.school.nz

First pupils at Glamorgan School 1972

Term dates for the remainder of 2022

Term 2 – Monday 2nd May to Friday 8th July

(Teacher Only Day 3rd June, Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday 6th June, Matariki Public Holiday 24th June, Teacher Only Day 27th June)

Term 3 – Monday 25th July to Friday 30th September

Term 4 – Monday 17th October to Friday 16th December

(Labour Day Public Holiday 24th October)