Week 7 Newsletter
Kia Ora All,
Please see this week’s newsletter:
Week 7 term 2 2022
Dear Parents and Whanau,
Thank you so much for collecting your children yesterday when we had a power cut. The biggest issue when we have a power cut is that our water no longer works. Students and staff cannot use the toilets and there is no running water. So thank you to everyone who responded.
Like many schools around New Zealand, staff illness is affecting our ability to staff classes. Thank you again to those parents who have been able to have students at home. We really do appreciate it. Please if your child is not well, please keep them home and let us know.
Well done to all our students who performed at the NZ School of Modern Music competitions in the weekend. I was so proud of you all and it was such a privilege to watch many of you. Congratulations to all our students who placed : Jessica J, Ava L, Tony Z, Harrison H, Alexandra SB, Arahia L,
Sexuality in Education : Health Programme
On Monday 4th July at 3pm we will be holding an information session with parents about the Sexuality in Education programme we will be teaching in Term 3. This will be held in Te Rangi. This is a legislative document recommended by the Ministry of Education and we are required to teach this annually. This is the time for you, as parents, to ask questions and be informed about the programme we will be teaching in Term 3. In Term 2 we taught the 2021 programme.
What will our students learn in Sexuality in Education?
In the early years students will develop listening skills, talk about their feelings and relationships, and look at their roles within the family. They will learn about contributing to safe environments, addressing bullying and accommodating difference. Students will be able to name body parts, and identify differences between the genders.
From year 5 onwards they will learn about the physical and emotional development of puberty, reproduction and sexual behaviour. They will learn about relationships, keeping themselves sexually safe and decision-making skills within a scientific lens.
Glenbrook School Board of Governors Elections
Nominations will soon be open for the Glenbrook School Board of Governors Election. We will have a vacancy for 3 parent representatives to be elected to the school board.
All eligible voters in our community are able to either nominate themselves or any other eligible voter. We will call for nominations on Monday 25th July 2022 with nominations closing Friday 5th August 2022. (Look out for another notice with further nomination information coming out soon)
If you are interested in becoming a Governor of our fantastic school and would like more information on what the governors do or what skills governors may need, please go to the School Board Election Website:https://www.schoolboardelections.org.nz/becoming-a-board-member/ or contact our returning officer Mrs. Darlene Goodall firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder about our PTA fundraiser. We are currently selling pies and savouries. If you have not set up your own fundraising page, you can still order. This is the link https://glenbrookschoolpies.raiseit.nz/glenbrookschoolptapiefundraiser and you have to pick up direct from the school on the day. There is also our annual PTA Quiz Night. This is on Friday 8th July at the Glenbrook Memorial Hall. More information will be sent out soon.
Term 3 starts on July 25th. Glenbrook School Cross Country is on Thursday July 28th. Calf Club is on Saturday 1st October. Please check your email for your Calf Club entry options. Poster paper for items can be collected from the school office. Calf Club entries are due on August 22nd. No late entries will be accepted.
Waiuku College Evening
Enrolment Open evening is on Wednesday 22nd June. It will run from 4:30 to 6:30pm,. Parents, caregivers and prospective students will be given a map on arrival with the areas that will be open during the night. There will be students around assisting those that need support. At 6pm all will move towards the gym where the Principal will talk to everyone.
Thank You to our AMAZING SUPPORT STAFF
We are always privileged to have such amazing support staff. You can never say thank you enough to such amazing people. We really are blessed to have the people we have. So thank you: Mrs Olson, Mr Olson, Mrs Goodall, Mrs Malloy, Mrs McKenzie, Ms Gladwyn, Mr Liam Sargent and Ms Clark. We love having you as part of our staff and are grateful for the wonderful work you do with our students.
Next Friday is our first national holiday for Matariki. School is closed on this day. Thank you all for your continued support of our school. Have a lovely week.
Ms Lysandra Stuart