Glamorgan Primary School Board of Trustees
New Zealand

The Glamorgan Board of Trustees has stated :

- that it is not an option for them to replace the current sports uniforms due to the cost;

- that from 2013 all students who represent the school in a sports team will need to purchase their own uniform.

The cost of these uniforms indicated by the Board of Trustees in the quarterly newsletter on November 2012 will range from $85 - $95, but these costs are indicative and have not been confirmed.

We believe that there are alternative ways to fund a 'set' of school uniforms. For example, fundraising, applying for grants, sponsorships etc. There are parents who are willing to assist in these processes.
Parents would also be willing to pay a 'rental' fee for uniforms which would recoup the cost of the uniforms over a few years.

Many families in Torbay are struggling financially. Currently registering for sports teams is a large expense especially when there is more than one child attending the school. Netball in particular has raised the cost of registering significantly. This could ultimately determine whether or not a child would sign up for a sport.

We, the undersigned, ask respectfully that the Glamorgan Board of Trustees reconsider its decision to pass on the cost of replacing the sports uniform ($84-$95 per child) to the parents and look further into alternative ways of funding a set of new sports uniforms.

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The In Support of Glamorgan Primary School continuing to provide sports uniforms for students petition to Glamorgan Primary School Board of Trustees was written by Paula Ritsma and is in the category Education at GoPetition.