End of Year Date and Time
School will close at 1 p.m. on Friday 16th December for the end of our 2022 school year. This includes the office.
Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up from school as there will be no staff here in the afternoon.
Our first day of school for 2023 is Wednesday 1st February.
The office will open on Tuesday 31st January from 9am to 1:00pm for enrolments and general enquiries.
Please note: the school no longer sells stationery. This will be available through OfficeMax – details below.
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
Todays newsletter has quite a lot of information so please read to the end!
A message from our Student Council
Hello Parents and Caregivers,
On Friday 8th December we will be having a Crazy Hat Day in support of Foster Hope. Your child can come to school wearing a wild, wacky, crazy hat. If it isn’t sunsafe, they will need their usual sunhat for wearing at morning tea and lunchtime.
A gold coin donation to go to the Foster Hope would be much appreciated.
So, grab your hats and your creativity and get to work creating the craziest hat you can! Visit the page here for more information
Well done to our athletics team who participated in the Northern Bays Cluster Athletics Day on Tuesday 29th November, coming equal third with Long Bay Primary School out of a total of eleven schools who took part. Congratulations also to the following individuals who placed in the top three of their events:
9 year olds 3rd place: Leo Norton, Zara Poland, Dominik Arciszewski, Sophia Stephenson
10 year olds 2nd place: Lucia Paver, Joshua Sullivan, Izzy Carmichael, Tyler Poland
11 year olds 1st place: Taiya Van Dyk, Jaiden Brown, Lina Lang, Ben Butler
11 year old girls: 1st place Lina Lang 2nd place Taiya Van Dyk
11 year old girls: 3rd place Cara Oosthuizen
11 year old boys: 2nd place Jaiden Brown
10 year old boys: 2nd place Tyler Poland
11 year old boys: 3rd place Jaiden Brown
11 year old girls: 2nd place Lina Lang, 3rd place Taiya Van Dyk
The lost property box is at the back of the hall in a large box. You are welcome to have a look before or after school if your child has lost items during the term. All remaining lost property not claimed will be donated to charity at the end of the term.
End of year reports and class placements
Your child’s report and class placement sheet for 2023 will come home on Wednesday 7th December. Please check your child’s bag. If you wish to discuss anything regarding the report with the class teacher, then please email them directly to make a time to see them or for a phone call, or contact the school office.
School Stationery 2023
Back to school stationery – orders available now online!
We’ve teamed up with OfficeMax to make getting school stationery ready faster! Your child’s class list is available now on the OfficeMax MySchool website – myschool.co.nz.
We encourage you to order early to ensure your child has all their stationery requirements ready to go for the start of Term 1.
OfficeMax have also introduced Laybuy*, so you can pay in 6 weekly, interest-free instalments – and still get your order right away. Or you can pay by internet banking, credit card or debit card.
When you shop on myschool.co.nz you’ll receive free delivery on orders over $46*. You will also help our school earn school rewards* that we use to purchase extra resources for our school.
* Terms & Conditions apply, see myschool.co.nz for details.
No more library books will be issued this year. Please have a good look at home and send all library books back to school as soon as possible.
School Donations 2023
We greatly appreciate all donations made to the school. The school donation for the 2023 school year is as follows:
|2 or more children
You are able to claim a tax refund on school donations paid by requesting and completing an IR526 form from the Inland Revenue.
The school uses Kindo for payments. Don’t yet have a myKindo account?
You can easily register – it only takes a couple of minutes!
– Google search for Kindo and register with the email address the school has on file for you.
– Check your inbox for an email from Kindo with a link to set-up your password.
– Your child’s room number will automatically be updated, so you don’t have to worry about selecting the right room
Already have an ezlunch or mykindo account?
– Log in to our Kindo school shop.
– Click on the ‘Fees and Donations’ icon.
– You may be asked to link the students from your account to the school records.
– Click on the link and match your child to the student record held by the school and you’re done. You will then be able to
see any outstanding school payments.
Meet the teacher evenings 2023
One of the first whole school events next year is Meet the Teacher Evenings on 8th and 9th February 2023 – you should go to your child’s classroom. We would really like to start the year by seeing as many of you as we can and it will be a great way of seeing the classroom space your child will be in.
We have changed the way we will run Meet the Teacher, taking into consideration feedback from families who could not attend every class their children are in as the times clashed. We now have two evenings with a separate time for each year level.
Why not come along and have a sausage sizzle while you wait from our lovely Friends of the School team of volunteers and cut out cooking that evening as well!
Year 1-3 Wednesday 8th February
5.30-6.00 – Matariki (Year 1)
6.00-6.30 – Whanake (Year 2)
6.30-7.00 – Hapori (Year 3)
Year 4-6 Thursday 9th February
5.30-6.00 – Tiakitanga (Year 4)
6.00-6.30 – Haepapa (Year 5)
6.30-7.00 – Rangatiratanga (Year 6)
Glamorgan School 50th Golden Jubilee Year
Glamorgan School turns 50 in 2023 and we are planning some special events throughout the year. Our first event will be a school community picnic to be held on Friday 3rd March (save day 17th March) from 5-7pm. There will be face painting and fun activities such as frisbees, sack races, egg and spoon, corn hole, ring toss and more that children and families can rotate around. Friends of the School (FoTS) will sell ice blocks and you’ll be able to order pizza through FoTS as well that will be delivered on the evening. So mark this in your calendar, bring your picnic rug and have some fun kicking off the 50th Jubilee celebrations!