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!
- 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).
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
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: www.canterbury.ac.nz/cam
Friends of The School News
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:
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.