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Term 1 ends at 3pm on Thursday 6th April   (Good Friday 7th April) 

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

School Community Picnic 










It was a lovely evening for a picnic last Friday, thank you for coming along and a huge thank you to the staff and Friends of The School for organising games, pizzas, drinks and ice blocks!

Netball notices

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.

Big Day In – new date Monday 20th March (weather permitting)

Unfortunately we were rained off last week but will give this another go on 20th March!

What: A day of games and activities.
When: Monday 20th March 2023
Where: At Glamorgan School
Why: To get together, have fun and celebrate learning and achieving together!

Click here for more information Big Day In 2023

Parent/Teacher/Child Discussions Term 1
Feedback we received from having the discussions over several afternoons and for 15 minutes per family instead of 10 minutes was very positive. Following on from this, we will be offering these discussions again on
  • Thursday 23rd March between 3:15pm and 5:30pm,
  • Tuesday 28th March between 3:15pm and 5:30pm and
  • Wednesday 29th March between 3:15pm and 5:30pm.
This term we will be holding the first meeting via Google Meet and the second and third meetings in person to cater for as many people as possible. You will be able to book using the online school interviews website. More details about how to book a time are coming next week. 

Updating School Records

A form was sent home to all children from the office to update your family details so we have the correct phone numbers, email addresses and emergency contacts for your child. Please complete this form and send it back to school as soon as you can if you haven’t already. If all details are still the same please write ‘no changes’ on the form and send it back anyway. It is so important that your contact details are up to date and correct so we can communicate with you and contact you immediately if we need to.

If you move house, change email or phone numbers or emergency contacts for your child please let the office know at any time of the year. You don’t need to wait for this form to come home again at the beginning of next year. Many thanks.

Planning for emergency situations

We have a basic emergency kit for each classroom that could be used in the event of a traumatic incident such as an earthquake or lockdown. Each class is provided with a toilet bucket and paper, rubber gloves, plastic cups and spoons and water. To complete the kit could you please send a can of food that has a ring pull or a packet of something like muesli bars for instance that has a long shelf life, to your child’s teacher. The teacher will store these in the classroom for the year. At the end of the year the food will be donated to the Salvation Army food bank. Many thanks.

2023 Kiwi English, Mathematics and Science Competitions

The University of Canterbury is offering Year 5 and 6 students the opportunity to participate in the KIWI English, Mathematics and Science competitions. These competitions take place annually and are designed by New Zealand teachers for New Zealand students based on the New Zealand Curriculum.

The competitions are open to all Year 5-10 students in English, Mathematics and Science. Students can enter in one or more subjects. The competition will provide parents with an Individual Pupil Report of a student’s performance. The supervised online tests will take place at Glamorgan School as follows:

English – 15th June (Thursday, week 8, Term 2)
Science – 20th June (Tuesday, week 9, Term 2)
Maths – 27th June (Tuesday, week 10, Term 2)

The cost for each competition $10.20 – please pay through Kindo. Payment options have been loaded into Kindo for ALL year 5 and 6 students but payment is only required if you enter your child into the competitions. 

There are 3 payment options – 1 Test $10.20, 2 Tests $20.40, or 3 Tests $30.60. Select ONE payment option only.

The school will not provide a refund if your child is unable to participate in the competition. All students who take part will receive a certificate and prizes will be awarded to top students.

Please use the links below to enter your child into the competitions:
Year 5 – Google form

Year 6 – Google form

NOTE: Our policy is not to release test papers. The tests are provided primarily as a competition and not as a teaching resource (University of Canterbury).

Enries close Tuesday 4th April. No late entries will be accepted.

For further information, see the CAM website:

Travelwise – Safety at the School Gate message

The beginning of the year is a good time to remind ourselves of road safety particularly around schools and teaching our children safe practices too.












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