Latest Newsletter - Glamorgan School

Term 1 Week 1 5th February 2015
From the Principal
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
Welcome back everyone! I hope you all had a relaxing, enjoyable summer break.
A special welcome to all the new children and their families who have joined Glamorgan School this week.
Cool holiday readers!
Children were allowed to take home school library books for holiday reading and during the school holidays we
opened the school library so children could change their books. We had a good response with 35 children who came
along and changed their books or took out books if they were away when books were issued at the end of term 4.
Thank you for supporting your children through the holiday break. Although it seems a small proportion of the total
school population who came in, we feel this was a worthwhile thing to do and will continue next summer holidays.
A new year
Our school year starts with lots of new learning opportunities and exciting activities ahead for Term 1. You will receive
information from your class teacher about activities planned for the term and upcoming events. Please check your
child’s school bag and the school newsletters regularly.
One of the first whole school events is Meet the Teacher Evening on 12th February for Teams 1, 5 and 6 at 5:45pm
and Teams 2, 3 and 4 at 6:30pm.
For Team 2 (Rooms 6, 7, 10 and 11), Team 3 (Rooms 19,20,21,22) and Team 5 (Rooms 16,17) please go straight
to your child’s classroom.
For Team 1 (Rooms 1,2,3,4) please go to the Discovery Centre first, Team 4 (Rooms 12,13,14) please go the ICT
suite and Team 6 (Rooms 8,9,15,18) the staff room first for a general welcome and overview and then you will
be invited to your child’s individual classes.
The Friends of The School will be holding a sausage sizzle from 5.15pm to 7.30 pm outside the Library. Come and grab
a quick bite to eat before or after meeting your teacher and support our school. A big thank you to Russell Thomas
from Barfoot & Thompson Torbay for sponsoring this event for us.
So why not come as a family and introduce yourselves, have a sausage and maybe picnic on the field with family and
Term 1 dates
Monday 2nd February to Thursday 2nd April.
Friday 6th February - Waitangi Day
Note: School is closed
Friday 27th March - Teacher Only Day
Friday 3rd April - Good Friday
See you there!
Kind Regards
Mission Statement:
“Celebrating learning and achieving together.”
Pride Respect Achievement
Relationships Choices
Term 1
Learning Theme:
All in Together
145 Glamorgan Drive, Torbay, Auckland • Tel: 09 473 6453 • Fax: 09 473 6780 • [email protected] •
Term dates for 2015
Term 1 Monday 2nd February to Thursday 2nd April (Teacher Only Day 27 March)
Term 2 Monday 20th April to Friday 3rd July (Queen’s Birthday 1 June, Teacher Only Day 2nd June)
Term 3 Monday 20th July to Friday 25th September
Term 4 Monday 12th October to Thursday 17th December (Labour Day 26th October)
Term 1 Dates
9th-20th February
Swimbus and class swimming lessons for children in Team 2 and Team 6 four
times each week. Swimming will still continue once per week after this date with
the class teacher.
10th February
Waterwise Team 6 (weather permitting) every Tuesday to 31st March
10th February
Friends of The School (FoTS) meeting 7:30pm in the staffroom
12th February
Meet the Teacher - Teams 1,5,6 at 5:45pm, Teams 2,3,4 at 6:30pm
20th February
1:30pm whole school assembly Team 3 leading and sharing
23rd February
Swimbus and class swimming lessons start -teams 1, 3, 4 and 5 twice per week.
23rd February
Kiwisport starts (Kiwikick)
24th February
Board of Trustees meeting 7pm Administration building
26th February
Parent helpers going to Y6 Camp meeting 6:30pm
26 February
ICAS letter home to Year 5 and 6 families
27th February
1:30pm whole school assembly Team 1 leading and sharing
28th February
Netball Fun Day 9:00-11:00am at school
4th, 5th, 6th March
Team 6 camp in Rotorua
2nd, 4th, 6th March
Team 5 Outdoor Education activities
10th March
Friends of The School (FoTS) meeting 7:30pm in the staffroom
16th March
New Entrant parent evening for children starting in Term 2
18th March
Team 4 Outdoor Education walk to Long Bay
20th March
Swimbus lessons finish for Teams 1,3,4,5
20th March
1:30pm Whole School Assembly Team 5 leading and sharing
23rd March
Team 4 outdoor education at MERC
24th March
Board of Trustees meeting 7pm Administration building
26th March
Parent/Teacher Discussions
26 March
ICAS entries close
27th march
Teacher Only Day - school closed
29th March
Shore to Shore Fun Run/Walk
31st March
Kiwisport finishes
2nd April
Interschool swimming sports
2nd April
Last Day of Term 1
School hours
School Library Books
For safety reasons, children are not to enter the school
grounds before 8.15am and need to leave before
3.15pm with the exception of sports training.
A reminder that all library books taken
out over the school holidays now need
to be returned.
145 Glamorgan Drive, Torbay, Auckland • Tel: 09 473 6453 • Fax: 09 473 6780 • [email protected] •
School Donation 2015
We greatly appreciate all donations made to the school and the discounts for early payment are
available again.
The school donation for the 2015 school year is as follows:
Per year
Pay by end of March 2015
Per term
1 Child
2 or more children
Payment can be made at the office by cheque, EFTPOS, Visa or automatic payments can be arranged with your
bank. School bank account number 123080 0059486 00. Please ask at the office or check our website for further
details. You are able to claim a tax refund on school donations paid by completing an IR526 form from the IRD.
FOTS Meeting - our next committee meeting is on Tuesday 10th February at 7.30 pm in the school
staffroom. Please come along and join a fun team of parents enthusiastic to support our school fundraising. We
would love to see some new faces too. This year we are looking at having at least one representative on the
committee from every classroom. If you are keen to be a parent representative from your child's class, please
email me asap at [email protected] so we can organise this. Thanks in advance!
Sun Safety
Due to the harsh effects of our summer sun and in accordance with our behaviour plan, children
MUST wear a hat when outdoors during Term 1 and Term 4. This is not optional. Please make sure
your child has a hat at school at all times this term. A named hat to keep at school would be a
great option. To give full protection the hat should provide cover for the face, neck and ears.
Sun screen
There are many child friendly options available for sun screen such as roll on and spray applicators.
Children are welcome to have their own sun screen in their bag and apply this before morning tea and
lunch time. The school office also has a large pump bottle of sunscreen the children can use at any
time if they don’t have their own. Please encourage and show your children how to apply sun screen.
We highly recommend t shirts and tops that give protection to the back of the neck and shoulders.
Children are welcome to wear sunglasses also during break times.
The lunchroom is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week starting on Wednesday 11th February.
Lunch room menus will be coming home shortly and will also be available on our website. Please
send orders written clearly on the outside of an envelope with your child’s name and room
number and all cash inside the envelope. These envelopes should be placed into the class lunch
bin before 9am.
If you want to order your child’s lunch from the school lunch room online then go to
find the Glamorgan page and order and pay online before 9am .
145 Glamorgan Drive, Torbay, Auckland • Tel: 09 473 6453 • Fax: 09 473 6780 • [email protected] •
145 Glamorgan Drive, Torbay, Auckland • Tel: 09 473 6453 • Fax: 09 473 6780 • [email protected] •