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

Term 2 starts at 9am on Wednesday 26th April 

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

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

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 (via Google Meet)
  • Tuesday 28th March between 3:15pm and 6:00pm (Face to Face) and
  • Wednesday 29th March between 3:15pm and 5:30pm (Face to Face).
This term we will be holding the first meeting virtually via Google Meet (note: you do not need a Google account to use Google Meet) and the second and third meetings in person to cater for as many people as possible. Please choose just one meeting time and make a booking using the link and codes below:
Google Meet:
Face to Face :
Bookings are now open.
A time to meet other families.
Are you wanting to meet other parents but don’t know anyone yet? 
Have you come from another country and want to meet others from your home country?
Are school notices difficult for you because they are in English?
You are welcome to visit with me on Tuesday 28th March and Wednesday 29th March in Room 21.  I will be there from 3pm to 4.30pm. Come in and say hello if you like. Come and meet some other parents. You can also email me 
Robyn Bennett
English Language Learners teacher
Travewise news
The sun is back and it’s a great time to use some summer travel options to get to school! Why not try walking from home, cycling or scootering (if your child is year 4-6), or park and walk for a change and avoid the traffic. On Wednesday 22nd March we have a Walk to School promotion morning with Max the Pukeko and spot prizes and gold stars for those who walk to school or have been dropped off and walked some distance to school. Look out for the teachers at the entrances to school with prizes from 8:15am onwards and see if you can spot Max!

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:

Friends of The School News

Thank You from FOTS
We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect evening to come together as whanau and friends at the School Family Picnic on March 3rd. FoTS wants to thank everyone who pre-ordered pizzas and drinks for your picnic dinner that evening – we hope you enjoyed it! A special thanks goes out to Dominos Pizza – Long Bay who delivered all 175 pizzas straight to the hall that night and for their ongoing support of Glamorgan School events! 
Having fun in the sun definitely called for ice blocks and extra drinks and we were pleasantly surprised when we sold out of both! We’ve already put in our warm weather order for next year and will make sure that we have plenty extra of each on hand. Thanks to you and your support we raised $890.35 which will go towards the purchase and installation of a new playground.
Up Next:
Monday 20 March: FoTS Meeting @ 7pm in the Staff Room (above the Office)
FoTS welcomes all parents to come along, see what we are all about and hear what we have planned for the year. No commitment necessary so come check it out. We hope to see you Monday! 
Thursday 6 April: End of Term Special Lunch Order
We are cooking up a special deal with Pita Pit to make the last day of term a fun and easy one for families. Mark your calendar then stay tuned for details to come in next week’s newsletter or follow us on Facebook.

Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme

As part of our Health curriculum the whole school will take part in the Police Education programme Keeping Ourselves Safe in term 3.

Keeping Ourselves Safe is a comprehensive child abuse prevention programme for schools. Its purpose is to:

  • teach students a range of safe practices that they can use when interacting with other people, both online and face to face
  • teach students how to recognise the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and encourage students who have been or are being abused to seek help
  • prevent abuse by making parents and teachers more aware of their responsibilities to help students avoid abuse.

School Community Officers are available to support schools to plan and implement Keeping Ourselves Safe. Our Community Officer will hold a parent information session at 2pm on Tuesday 21st March in the staffroom. All parents are welcome to attend. More information about the programme can be found at the link below: 

Board meeting

The next Board meeting will be held at 7pm on Wednesday 22nd March in the administration building. Anyone is welcome to attend, please ring the school office if you will be attending.

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.

Upcoming Events

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