Term 2 ends at 3pm Friday 30th June
(School closed on King’s Birthday Public Holiday Monday 5th June)
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
GLAMORGAN GOES GOLD DISCO – Friday 12 May 2023
The disco is on Friday 12 May and we have had a good start with sponsors coming forward.
We’re looking for volunteers to help on the day/night to pull it off. Specifically, we need help with:
– Set up, from 3pm in the school hall
– Running stalls during the disco, from 6.00-8.30ish
– Pack down, right after the disco
If you can help with any (or all) of those, please fill in the form here! Thank you to those who have already been in touch to volunteer, it’s always much appreciated. Thanks everyone!
We encourage you to follow our Facebook page to stay up to date on what FOTS events are happening.
Know someone who would like to help, please share this email with them. No longer involved with Glamorgan School, let us know and we can remove you from our list.
Bullying Free New Zealand Week
Bullying-Free New Zealand Week starts 15th May and ends with the Mental Health Foundation’s Pink Shirt Day on Friday 19th May. This year’s theme is Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying! The week provides a great opportunity for students to celebrate what makes them unique and encourage schools and workplaces to build environments that are inclusive, welcoming, supportive, safe and free from bullying.
The week ends with Pink Shirt Day where children and adults can wear anything pink on 19th May in support of Bully-Free NZ week. We realise not everyone has pink in their wardrobe and we do not expect families to buy especially for the day. A pink hair tie or wristband is just as welcome. If you wish to make a gold coin donation this will be given to the Mental Health Foundation.
2023 Glamorgan School 50th Jubilee-athon – Online Sponsored Fundraiser
It is a very special year for Glamorgan School! To celebrate our history and to support our school’s future we are holding a Glamorgan 50th Jubilee-a-Thon fundraiser in Term 2.
Our Glamorgan 50th Jubilee-a-Thon will support the children in learning about the school’s 50-year history through a programme of fun activities and events during the week of 22nd to 26th May.
Children will be collecting online sponsorship for their participation in our 50th Jubilee-a-Thon. All funds raised will go towards an exciting new refurbishment of our well-loved, and extensively enjoyed, 22 year old playground. This will benefit current and future Glamorgan students!
How will this fundraiser work? This year we have partnered with online fundraising company Go Raise It. Collecting sponsorship online makes it super easy for everyone – no more door knocking, your child can collect more donations from further afield (friends & family living overseas, work colleagues etc) and no need to worry about handling cash!
Today your child will bring home a letter with all the details about the fundraiser and how to sign up. We will also pop this letter onto the school website under Parent Information- Jubilee-A-Thon and email it to parents as well. Our launch day is tomorrow Friday 5th May when the site opens and is ready for you to sign up and our a-thon week is 22-26 May. Look out for the information and sign up over the next week to be in the draw for spot prizes drawn daily next week and the chance to win Bluetooth wireless earbuds with digital display charging case on Friday 12th May!
PhotoLife photos Tuesday 16th May
School class and individual photos will be taken on Tuesday 16th May by PhotoLife and the children will have a flyer in their bag today with details. Sibling photos will not be taken at this time – they will be done on the same day as team photos in term 3. The flyer has a space to order sibling photos but please do not send your sibling photo information back to school, we will resend the flyer for sibling photos in term 3.
The school does not take any money for the photos, all payments are made directly to Photolife. When the photos are ready to purchase PhotoLife will send a key for each child to school. We will send these home to you and they have details of how to order your photos.
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.
Arriving at school early
A reminder that children should not be at school before 8:15am unless they have a sports practice.
Have your contact details changed? If so contact the school office and let them know: 09 473 6453 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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