Term 4 ends at 1pm on Friday 16th December
(School closed for Labour Day public holiday next Monday 24th October)
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
Welcome back to term 4 and a warm welcome to all those families new to the school this term.
Friends of the School (FOTS) News
This event is for current Glamorgan students only. Parents must come into the hall to collect children at the end of their disco. The Junior disco ends promptly at 7pm. The Senior disco ends promptly at 8.30pm.
Last term a group of our English language learners, along with their Learning Assistant Fiona De L’Isle, created a project to look into a new flagpole for our school. They researched the different kinds, made a model and walked around the school to find the right place to put it and put a presentation together for the Board to consider. They also made keyrings to raise some of the funds needed to complete the project. The Board were very impressed with all their hard work and the in person presentation at one of their meetings by Nikolai Glukhov who explained the project so well. The outcome is that we now have a new flag and flagpole for our school. Thank you to the whole group, Mrs De L’Isle and Mr Taylor for making the base and putting the new one up!
If you have any unwanted hubcaps/wheel trims at home, I would appreciate them for an outdoor art project I have planned. Please drop them off in the school office.
Thank You Brian Halkyard
Education Review Office
Te Ara Huarau is the evaluation approach that the Education Review Office (ERO) is using in our school. This a developmental approach to evaluation where ERO and our school work together over time rather than one off reviews that happened previously. Te Ara Huarau is used in most English-medium state and state-integrated schools.
ERO maintains a regular review programme to evaluate and report on the education and care of young people in the schools. Our school worked alongside ERO to write our Profile Report. This type of report will only happen once as part of our initial engagement with Te Ara Huarau. The profile report reflects our strategic goals and a shared evaluation focus on one or more areas that are important to us as we work together to improve outcomes for all our learners. ERO, like us, have a strong focus on equity and excellence. Future reporting will show our progress and achievement towards meeting the goals we have set. Public reports like the Profile Report are published on ERO’s website.
A Board Assurance Report that shows how we are meeting regulatory and legislative Requirements has also been published.
Included in our bundle of published reports is a Provision for International Students report.
Planning for 2023
As we finalise our school structure for 2023, if there is anything we need to know regarding your child’s class placement please contact Janet Pinchen, in writing, by Friday 11th November on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note this is not inviting requests for a particular teacher, but rather anything such as friendships that are/are not working for your child, personal characteristics or needs your child may have that we are not aware of.
Term dates 2023 (also on the front page of the school website)
Term 1 – Wednesday 1 February to Thursday 6th April
(Waitangi Day observed 6th February, Good Friday 7th April)
Term 2 – Monday 24th April to Friday 30th June
(Anzac Day 25th April, Queen’s Birthday 5th June)
Term 3 – Monday 17th July to Friday 22nd September
Term 4 – Monday 9th October to Friday 15th December
(Labour Day 23rd October)