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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 School 50th Jubilee-athon – Online Sponsored Fundraiser

Our fundraiser is up and running and doing well so far with over$13,000 raised towards a new playground! Thank you so much. Next week is our final  Jubilee-A-Thon week and classes are combining learning about Glamorgan School’s history and place in the local community with some fun activities in their classes and a whole school Gold Fun Run on Wednesday (weather permitting). The children’s enthusiasm has been truly infectious around the school and ignited a competitive spirit in both children and their teachers!

Cohort Entry

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
Thank you to all who attended last week’s Glamorgan Goes Gold disco – it was a sparkling success! It was great to see the creativity in the costumes and how the kids embraced the theme. In total, we raised around $3000 towards the new playground. 
We would like to thank all the parent helpers – we can’t make these events happen without your support! 
We would also like to thank WRNZ for sponsoring the disco; Dominos Long Bay for discounting our pizza order; and New World Long Bay for donating some sweets. We really appreciate the help with our fundraising efforts!
A special thanks to Imogen Sullivan who donated the It’s My Party voucher from last year’s raffle to FOTS. It’s My Party provided the lights, music and decorations this time, and they did a fabulous job!
Our next meeting is on Monday (22 May), at 7pm in the staff room. All are welcome – come along and join us! Contact with any questions. 
You can support Glamorgan School by purchasing an Entertainment app membership. This app gives you access to great offers on dining, experiences, travel, and much more. To sign up, visit, click “Join now”, then type “Glamorgan School” in the “select fundraiser” field. Simple!

Lost property

We are getting more and more lovely clothes never claimed in our lost property bin. Please try and name your child’s clothes especially coats, jumpers and shoes over the winter terms.

Potential strike action – heads up

Teachers are currently voting on a proposed strike action for 31 May. If this strike should go ahead the school will close on that day. This will also affect the school cross country which will then take place on 1 June instead.

Have your contact details changed? If so contact the school office and let them know: 09 473 6453 or

Upcoming Events

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