Term 1 ends at 3pm on Thursday 6th April (Good Friday 7th April)
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
Thank you to all those families who came along to Meet the Teacher evenings last week. It was lovely to have so many people around the school again and see you all catching up with each other. Many thanks to the Friends of The School group for running the sausage sizzle as well!
Hope Wednesday 1 March
On Wednesday 1 March our Year 6 Student Council will run their first event of the year in response to the flood damage throughout the North Island. Hope Wednesday will be on 1 March and children are asked to dress in red or pink and bring a gold coin donation which will be sent to the Red Cross New Zealand Disaster Fund. Hopefully we can get all the children together in a heart shape for a photo to go with the money and send our aroha to those affected as well.
Big Day In – Tomorrow Friday 24th February (weather permitting)
What: A day of games and activities.
When: Friday 24th February 2023
Where: At Glamorgan School
Why: To get together, have fun and celebrate learning and achieving together!
School Community Picnic on Friday 3 March from 5-7pm on the school field
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. Please note this is a family event – all children must be accompanied by a parent and not dropped off by themselves. Staff will supervise activities but they are not there to look after your children. Once the activities are finished at 7pm, staff will be free to go, but you are all welcome to stay longer on the school grounds if you wish to.
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. More information on how to order is below.
So mark this in your calendar, bring your picnic rug and have some fun kicking off the 50th Jubilee celebrations!
All year 1,2,3 and 4 children and those who were interested in years 5 and 6 should have brought home a notice about playing netball this year. Please check your child’s bag if you have not seen it. If the notice is lost or you want your child to play and they have not brought a notice home, you can download the notice and registration form from the school website under Parent Information-Sports. Registration and fees are due by Friday 17th March.
Kapa Haka 2023
We are excited to begin Kapa Haka next week! Students from Year 3 – 6 are invited and Kapa Haka is held in the school hall from 10 – 11 on Rāmere, Friday.
We will quickly be working towards the Oneroa Kahui Ako Matariki Festival and our school jubilee.
If your child has participated previously or you have the expectation that your child will be a keen Kapa Haka participant, please complete the form linked here so we have up to date information for you for 2023. This form can be completed any time. Your child is welcome to trial Kapa Haka this term.
You are welcome to email Mrs Le Lievre or Mrs Topliss regarding Kapa Haka.
Shore to Shore 2023
The Shore to Shore is North Shore’s favourite 5km fun run/ walk, with approximately 5,000 participants entering every year. Taking place on Sunday 26th March, the event starts at Takapuna Grammar School, heads along both the picturesque Takapuna and Milford beaches and ends at Milford Reserve and brings together the North Shore community to support local schools by providing them with an opportunity to raise funds for much-needed sports gear. A great opportunity for Friends, Parents, Aunties, Uncles and Grandparents to get together, dress up, and join us for the fun!
Follow the link to sign yourselves up!
For those families new to the school, following on from consultation with our Maori community some years ago, we introduced team names throughout the school that represent the journey from year 1 to year 6 and would give a sense of identity and belonging to each team for the children. Teams in general represent a single year level but can also include composite classes so for example Team 6 has mainly year 5 children except one class which has some year 4 children in it. Our team names are:
Tātai-o-Matariki (or Matariki for short) – New beginnings (Team 1)
Whanake – Growing (Team 2)
Hapori – Community (Team 3)
Tiakitanga – Guardianship (Team 4)
Haepapa – Responsibility (Team 5)
Rangatiratanga – Leadership (Team 6)