Term 3 ends at 3pm on Friday 30th September
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
At the end of the last school holidays the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health strongly recommended that all schools require mask wearing in all indoor settings for students in Years 4 and above for the first 4 weeks of term 3. Wearing masks has helped reduce new cases of infections alongside other measures including vaccination, good ventilation, staying home when sick, and hand washing and other hygiene measures, to protect our students and staff. Cases of covid reported to the school are significantly lower than earlier this year, however, absence is still sitting at around 15% per week as other winter illnesses have taken a hold. Our staff are also not very well at the moment, not so much with covid but colds, flu, tummy bugs etc which I am sure you have also seen in your children. We are managing our relief staffing at the moment – just. For this reason we request that the mask wearing continues for the next two weeks so we get through August and hopefully more children and staff recover fully.
Of course, mask wearing will not be required in situations where it is not practicable, such as while eating and drinking, playing certain musical instruments, indoor sport/Physical Education or where it will have a significant impact on teaching and learning (for example, students with particular learning needs). We know that that some of our students and staff are exempt from wearing a mask. If they have an exemption card or a letter from their health provider, or we have agreed that mask wearing is not practicable for them, we will support them to not wear a mask.
Click here for winter wellness information for parents from the Ministry of Health.
Children in years 1, 2 and 3 are welcome to wear a mask if they wish to.
Hopefully we can minimise the risk of infection for everyone and continue to keep the school open as we have done so far. You have been an amazing community all the way through this pandemic, thank you for your all your support in protecting our school community.
Friends of the School (FOTS) News
We are asking ALL our whanau to get behind our Glamorgan Gives Back Raffle and sell tickets. Raffle prizes total $5,000 worth of vouchers from local businesses. All proceeds go to playground upgrades at our school.
Opt-in to sell raffle tickets
If you and your child would like to sell raffle tickets, please opt-in by completing the Google Form here. Raffle books hold 10 tickets. Tickets are $5 each. You are opting in to sell 1 book. If you sell these, return them to school for more books to sell!
Daily Prizes for selling tickets!! For every complete raffle book (10 tickets) sold, your child’s name will go into the daily prize draw. There are 10 x $20 Westfield Vouchers to be won, from Monday 5th September – Friday 16th September. Get your raffle stubbs and money back early for more chances to win!
Overall Prize – There is a $100 Westfield Gift card for the child who sells the most raffle books and returns their money first.
What is the Glamorgan Gives Back Raffle?
The Give Back Raffle is our way of supporting local businesses in our community and all proceeds go to helping our school! We spent $5,000 at local businesses buying a total of 25 prizes valued from $100-$800.
Raffle tickets will be on sale from Monday August 29 – Friday September 23. Tickets are $5.
If your child is interested in playing touch rugby in term 4 please see details here and complete the registration form and either return it to the school office or by email to email@example.com
Registration must be received by Monday 29 August . No late entries will be accepted. Coaches and managers will be needed for each team formed.
Children need to play wearing a Glamorgan School sports shirt which can be purchased from the school office.
The entry fee of $45.00 will be required to be paid once teams have been confirmed. Please note there have been some changes this year.
Glamorgan School has joined the list of schools using the Skool Loop app. Skool Loop is designed to help communication between schools and families and is free to download and use.Download the Skool Loop App and select Glamorgan School to receive School Alerts, Newsletter notifications, Notices and Report Absences.
We are starting to push out permission slips and trip information for upcoming events through Skool Loop.
The more families that connect to the school through the App the better, so please download Skool Loop and join Glamorgan School today!
2023 Enrolment Applications
If you have a child turning 5 next year or know of anyone else who has a child and wants them to come to Glamorgan School in 2023 please let the office know as soon as possible. All in zone children are guaranteed a place.
Out of zone applications- advance information
Any out of zone applications for 2023 will to go into a ballot held on 19th October, we do have some places to offer. All out of zone applications must be in to the school office by Wednesday 28th September.
Please note: if you have a child enrolled out of zone already or a child who was enrolled in zone but you have now moved out of our zone, this does not give any other siblings in your family an automatic place at the school. Each out of zone enrolment must go through the ballot process and therefore it is essential you apply as soon as possible. If in doubt please ring the office.