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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 and will be the last one for 2022.

Thank you for all your support during the year and to the year 6 children and families whose association with Glamorgan School is coming to an end, we wish you all the best for the future. To the rest of our families, have a safe and happy holiday, and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.

A message from our Student Council

On Friday 9th 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

End of year reports and class placements came home yesterday with your child

Your child’s report and class placement sheet for 2023 came home yesterday 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.

Junior Sprint Finalists
Congratulations to our Junior athletes.
                                    1st                                              2nd                                    3rd
5 Year Old Girls     Deone Los                                 Charlotte McEwen          Boh Hillis
5 Year Old Boys     Graydon Onyszkiewicz           Thomas Tang                   Nathan Cross
6 Year Old Girls     Nina Van der Walt                   Isla Pietroiusti                Ellie Zhang
6 Year Old Boys     River Brown                              Xavier Evans                   Aashir Abbas
7 Year Old Girls     Gracie Andrews                        Taylor Lea                        Ellie Collier
7 Year Old Boys     Zack Paver                                 Thomas Forward            Xavier Power
Welcome and farewell
We are sad to be losing Christine Griffin at the end of the term and wish her well for the future. Christine is currently our librarian and has been a valuable and treasured member of our team for 24 years altogether and will retire at the end of the term. 
Casia Dunning will not be returning next year and we wish her all the very best as she heads overseas to finally finish her OE and catch up with family and friends in the UK.
We welcome Marlece Jensen, Mikayla Browne, Maxi Campodonico and Casey Jack to the teaching staff next year and Lisa Liu to our office admin staff and Cathy Todd as our part time librarian.

Disabled Parking
Please remember that the disabled parking is strictly for badge holders only.  If you are parked in a disabled car park without a valid permit you will be towed at your expense.

School Stationery 2023

Your child’s stationery list for 2023 is now on the school website under the Parent Information-Stationery tabs (see link below) and will stay there over the school holidays for your reference. Children will not bring home hard copies. Click here for the school stationery list.
Online stationery orders through OfficeMax are now open. You may be able to reuse some items or have spare items at home and  you can amend the stationery order to not include these items if necessary.
You can buy your own stationery or place online stationery orders through OfficeMax  For details see below. Please note that the school no longer sells stationery. 

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 –

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 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 for details.

School Donations 2023

We greatly appreciate all donations made to the school. The school donation for the 2023 school year is as follows:

Per year Per term
1 Child $206 $51.50
2 or more children $376 $94

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)

Lunch orders

The first day in 2022 for orders is Monday 13th February.

Library Books

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.

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)

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!

Upcoming Events

Click here to view the school calendar