Week 1, Term 3 2022

Kia Ora Team,

Please see this week’s newsletter:

Kia Ora Whanau and Parents,
Welcome back to school and week 1 Term 3. We welcome Mrs Christina Smit who is teaching in Te Whenua. We welcome Miss Ashley Kearney who is an additional teacher aide in Parekereke and we welcome back Miss Emma Sixsmith from maternity leave for two days a week.

Museum Trips
Yesterday classes brought home notices for their trip to the museum. Please check your Team emails if you did not receive a notice. It is a good idea to check your child’s bag. All Teams will be visiting the Auckland Museum this term on a different day. We are so excited to see the exhibits and all the amazing changes.

Cross Country
Glenbrook Cross Country is this Thursday 28th July. The course is at our lovely neighbours the Maxwells. Students must wear covered shoes to run and their whanau colours. A reminder to parents that you need to park at school. Students are able to go home with parents after their race if parents choose. Parents must sign students out of school at the office. We will make a decision about postponement on Thursday morning. Please monitor our facebook page. Rain Day is Tuesday 2nd August.

Masks and Illness
We are encouraging students to wear a mask inside. Students who have a cough or the sneezes (and do not display any other symptoms of illness) will need to put a mask on. Whilst we want our students at school and are monitoring the attendance of students diligently, we need any unwell students to stay home and recover. Unwell students impact on the whole class. We need to work together to reduce covid, the seasonal flu and other bugs. Like all schools we simply do not have teachers to cover classes when a teacher becomes unwell. Where we do not have teachers for classes, classes will need to stay home. If we work as a community to keep the bugs away, then we significantly reduce the risks of closing classes.

Thank you to those parents who continue to update us on their child’s health. Please if your child is sick, your home is isolating or for any other reason your child is away, please email or phone the school. We are required to report to the Ministry of Education on the attendance and reasons for absence. If there is no reason given then we are required to record the absence as truant.

Well done Maeve G for representing Glenbrook at the Franklin Speeches in the last week of Term 2. Congratulations to Alexandra S.B for placing third at the Y5&6 Franklin Speeches and will be presenting at the Lions dinner next week. In week 3 it is the Franklin Netball competition for years 3-8. Notices were sent home yesterday. Well done to all our students who have signed up. Next week we have two Y7&8 and two Y5&6 teams who were chosen to represent Glenbrook at the Franklin EPRO8 heats at Pukekohe Intermediate.

Just a reminder that students are not to wear nail polish to school and that long hair needs to be tied up.  Please ensure they have the correct Glenbrook school jumper. At this time of year, a woolly hat is a good idea. Encourage your child to put their things in their bag when they are finished with them and please check all your child items are named. The field is collecting a large number of jumpers!

Change of Clothes
It is a good idea for students to have a spare change of clothes in their bag. Students do tend to have those days where they get muddy and wet. A change of clothes is very helpful.

Calf Club
A reminder to get your Calf Club entries in. Calf Club is on Saturday 1st October.  If your child is not going to be entering Calf Club or attending, please email the office and let us know so we are not following up. We prefer all students to be involved in Calf Club but understand this may be a year where that could be tricky. The last day for Calf Club entries is Friday 26th August 3pm. Those students who turn up to Calf Club without having entered, will not be allowed to compete. Please ensure your child has completed their entry forms and returns them to the School Office.

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our annual Quiz Night. Congratulations to Happy Endings for their win. Thank you also to everyone who purchased items in our pies and savouries fundraiser. 

Recycled Items
If you have any items that our beautiful tamariki can use at the Making Table we would love to have them. They need to be clean and not smell. Items such as toothpaste boxes, cereal boxes and other items.

We are so very pleased to see our children and staff return this term. Although wet and windy, the classes are settled and are engaged in their curriculum routines. Have a lovely week whanau,

Noho ora mai,
Ms Lysandra Stuart