Glenholme School Newsletter

Term 1- Week 3, 17th February 2022

Kia ora koutou,

Yesterday we sent home the information that we have for each child, for emergency contacts. Please check this carefully and return it to us here at Glenholme School as soon as possible. While it is always important that we can contact you, it is even more important in these COVID-19 times.

With positive cases now being at schools in Rotorua we urge you to follow all of the health advice that we have been given to look after yourselves and your children.

Tomorrow morning we will have our school assembly by zoom. We are looking forward to having the Young Leaders introduced to the rest of the school. Unfortunately they have not been able to spend time with their adopted classes with the restrictions we currently have in place.

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

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The Education and Training Act 2020 requires that all children six years old and over must attend school. Once enrolled, it is compulsory for children to attend school regularly.

Glenholme School encourages students to participate fully in school life. Students are expected to attend school when required, and to be on time for classes. This policy applies for off-site activities as well, such as EOTC activities.

We monitor the daily attendance of students to:

  • ensure their safety both in getting to school, and in accounting for them in an emergency
  • identify students with achievement, engagement, or other issues
  • meet our legal responsibilities.

Parents and guardians also have legal obligations to ensure their children attend school. The school expects parents to:

  • notify the school if their child is going to be absent by phone, text, or email by 9 am
  • try to arrange appointments etc. outside school hours or in holidays
  • work with the school to manage any attendance issues.

Absences are usually unjustified unless the student is too sick to attend school, or has suffered a bereavement. Sometimes a student might be out of class but should still be marked present, such as when attending a medical appointment. Holidays should only be taken during school holidays.

Unacceptable levels of absence

Attendance is monitored through our student management system (SMS), and parents are notified of absences and/or patterns of absences. The school follows up on unacceptable levels of absence.

Principal's Awards Awarded to students making exceptional effort and or achievement at school, therefore deserving of acknowledgement and recognition.

Whakapoungakau Team

A1: Layla Thompson for showing respect, kindness and empathy to teachers and her peers. Layla is actively engaged in learning and always willing to take risks. Keep up the good mahi Layla, A1 appreciate your respectful nature!

A2: Loralie Packham for her enthusiastic approach to learning. She has settled into classroom routines brilliantly, always listening attentively and contributing thoughtfully to class discussions. Loralie is consistently respectful to others showing kindness and diversity to all. Tino pai rawa atu Loralie, A2 thinks you are awesome!

A3: Beylie Tiopira-Amohau for her enthusiasm to take charge of her own learning. Beylie is a great role model for Glenholme School. She always works hard in class and attempts every task with great thought. Beylie shows respect to peers and staff, and is always willing to help others. Keep up the amazing mahi Beylie, we love having a respectful and hard working student in A3.

A4: Toby Johnson for having made a rawe (great) start to term 1. He has been enthusiastically taking risks in his learning and striving for excellence! In particular, Toby used his collaborating and thinking skills to curiously engage with our Te Tiriti o Waitangi learning by asking many questions which provoked deep and meaningful classroom discussions. He demonstrates a strong willingness to learn and is a great role model to his peers in A4, tau kē Toby!

A5: Esther Aolele for having had a focused and positive start to the 2022 school year. She consistently demonstrates all of the Glenholme school values by being respectful, having integrity, being accepting of diversity and striving for excellence in all that she does. Esther is friendly, considerate and helpful and A5 is so very fortunate to have her as part of their learning community. Ka rawe Esther you are awesome!

Tihiōtonga Team

B3: Caroline Nahu for having a fantastic start in B3. Caroline has settled into class well and is always looking to be helpful to others. She displays the School Values and Dispositions at all times. Thank you for your wonderful attitude Caroline, B3 is lucky to have you in our class!!

B4: Shavorn Marino having settled well back into the classroom routines and for always having a positive attitude to her learning. She is a great role model and is demonstrating all of the Glenholme School Values. R.I.D.E. Tu meke Shavorn!

B5: Sila Aydin for being a B5 superstar. Sila always tries her best and her schoolwork is presented beautifully. Sila remembers the Glenholme School Values and she is a responsible member of the class. Sila has already made some lovely friends in B5 and she is a kind, caring student. We are very happy to have you in B5 Sila. Keep up the great work.

B7: Rautahi Manihera-Hepi for being a Thinker and Self Regulator. Rautahi is a responsible member of B7 and uses her initiative when she can see things that need to be done. She is a caring friend to many in B7 and always shows our Glenholme Values. Rautahi occupies her time constructively and works cooperatively with other students readily sharing her thinking and ideas. Pai rawa atu to mahi Rautahi.

Pukehangi Team

A6: Kaydon Cree for making a positive start to term 1. He tries hard to reflect the school values and he has an enthusiastic attitude towards exploring new activities in our class, making him a fantastic role model in A6. Kaydon shows kindness to his peers and is happy to help others. Congratulations to a wonderful start to your learning for 2022 Kaydon!

B1: Manaia-Nate Wikaira-Rogue for starting off Term 1 one really well and settling into new class routines quickly

B6: Ezekiel West for having had a fantastic start to the year in the Whānau Whare. We are so impressed with his manners, listening skills and helpful nature. Ka mau te wehi Ezekiel, you are a super star!

C6: Kyro Taare for being a C6 Superstar! Kyro has settled into the school year with a fantastic positive attitude, demonstrating respect and kindness to his teachers and peers. He gives everything a go with a bright smile. Tumeke Kyro, keep up the hard mahi.

C7: Olive Wiseman for being an excellent Year 2 student and a highly responsible role-model in C7. Olive works independently on an activity and completes work to a high standard. She is keen to take on an extra challenge with her learning, especially at Reading and Maths time. Keep up the great work, Olive. We love having you in C7.

C8: Navya Kumar for showing that she understands the school value of respect. She uses kind words and gentle hands. She follows the school rules to her best ability, and encourages others to do the same. Navya consistently uses her quiet hand up and her inside voice. She asks lots of questions about why we do things the way we do in our classroom, and that is why she has learned our routines so fast. Navya is great at sharing our toys and school equipment, and always includes others in her play. Well done Navya. Keep up the good work!

C9: Kenzie-Reign Livingstone for making a great start with her learning this year. Kenzie-Reign is a focused listener who has quickly taken up new learning. She enjoys the challenge of trying out new skills and sharing her knowledge and ideas with classmates. Keep up the great work Kenzie-Reign.

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Primary and Intermediate School Futsal Competition

A local junior futsal competition will be run in term 1 2022 on Saturdays from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at the Sportsdrome in Rotorua. The competition is scheduled to run for eight weeks, starting March 5 and finishing April 9.

Futsal is indoor 5-a-side soccer played on a basketball sized court with 3m wide by 2m high goals. Each game has two 18-minute halves. Futsal is rapidly growing in popularity in New Zealand. Due to the small number of players required (five per team plus substitutes) it is easier for schools to find enough players for a team to give it a go.

This competition will provide a fun introduction to futsal for school children. It will also be useful preparation for intermediate schools going to upcoming tournaments such as the Bay of Plenty Intermediate School Futsal Champs (March 4).

Although the threat of COVID-19, and related cancellations and postponements, still hangs over the sporting landscape, we feel it is important to continue to prepare for and provide futsal opportunities while hoping for the best, as opposed to not doing anything and everyone missing out. This competition will require all players, coaches and supporters over the age of 12 years 3 months to have their My Vaccine Pass.

Below is the Google form based team entry link. Alternatively, an entry form is attached which can be filled out and emailed back. The competition is limited to a maximum of 30 team so don’t delay. Entry fee is $120 per team for six weeks (we provide referees as part of this entry fee). This entry fee is much less than that for equivalent Tauranga based competitions ($434 for seven weeks).

Team entry link: Lakes FC Junior Futsal 2022

Please contact me if you have any questions or require more information.

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School Gates


8.30am – 9.10am/2.45pm - 3.10pm

Miller Street entrance is available for use:

Monday to Friday 7.30am – 9.30am

Monday to Friday 2.30pm – 3.30pm

DO NOT PARK IN THE SCHOOL DRIVE as this is a tow away area.