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.
Finally we made it to The Big Day In! The children really seemed to enjoy getting together in different groupings from across the school and having a day of activities different to their normal curriculum.
The school ANZAC service will take place on Thursday 6th April at 9:15am by the school flagpole. Anyone is welcome to come along from the local community as well as parents and whanau. Our service has all the children participating at the front of the school and takes around 20 minutes altogether.
If there is a family who will be attending the ANZAC Day service in Browns Bay that would like to represent the school and lay a wreath on our behalf please contact the school office. We will supply the wreath.
50th Jubilee events open to the community
A lot is happening in our school community to celebrate our 50th Jubilee and we are also hosting two events in September to celebrate our Jubilee that are open to past students, teachers, staff, Board members and the wider community. For further details and putting in an expression of interest to attend an event please click the Jubilee tab on the school website. If you know of anyone who may want to come along please feel free to tell them too!
What do you think?
Cohort entry is when a school has two entry points per term for children to start school after they have turned five:
- on the first day of term
- at a mid-point during the term
Cohort entry is about helping children to settle better at school. There is evidence that starting school alongside other children helps them build relationships and supports a smoother entry to school life.
Cohort entry can also mean less disruption for new entrant teachers who can prepare for groups of children arriving on a specific date rather than on an individual and ad hoc basis throughout the year. Because of this, many schools believe that cohort entry offers their children the best start to school life.
Links to more information about Cohort Entry are below:
Before changing our school’s entry policy, we must consult with our staff, parents of current and prospective students, and local early learning services and consider whether the policy is generally acceptable.
Click the link below to let us know what you think about cohort entry by completing the short questionnaire. The questionnaire will remain open until Friday 2 June 2023.
Friends of The School News
Max the Pukeko was a great hit with the children on the recent walk to School morning and it was great to see so many children walking even part of the way to school! Than you to Mrs Nicol for organising the morning and Max for coming along.
We have lots of togs, towels and jumpers amongst other really lovely clothes that belong to someone in the lost property box. The box is at the back of the school hall, please feel free to pop in and have a look for yourselves. Children will have a look during school time as well with their classes. Any lost property left over at the end of term will be donated to charity.
Resene Wall Worthy Competition 2023!
In this competition ten lucky schools, youth groups or early childhood centres will win the chance to paint their little piece of New Zealand Beautiful. To enter, a mural design for our local community which communicates an environmental or conservation theme such as sustainability, biodiversity, climate change etc had to be submitted.
Fifteen finalists will be selected from all of the entries submitted and then judged according the criteria below:
- Creativity 25%
- Environmental messaging 25%
- Presentation and aesthetic 25%
- Public voting 25%
Entries for the Resene Wall Worthy Competition 2023 have now closed and the 15 finalists have been chosen. One of our Learning Assistants, Fiona De L’Isle, submitted a design for a mural at our school and is in the final 15! See her design below. To be in with a chance of winning we need your votes! Click the link below to see the finalists and vote for Glamorgan – voting closes Thursday 6 April.
Many thanks Fiona!
Sand Play Equipment
Have your contact details changed? If so contact the school office and let them know: 09 473 6453 or email@example.com