Glenholme School Newsletter

Term 2 - Week 3, 19th May 2022

Kia ora koutou,


It was wonderful last week to have our first whole school assembly for 2022. A number of students have never experienced assembly before as we have not been able to meet together since August last year due to COVID restrictions.


The number of parents and caregivers who took the opportunity to attend Academic Achievement Discussions on Wednesday and Thursday last week was very pleasing. Another first just like assembly, this was the first opportunity this year for you to come into the school and meet your child’s teacher and discuss their learning. Thank you for making the most of this opportunity. Thank you also to the parents from A1 and C7 who had appointments on Thursday for being so understanding and making alternative times for their Academic Achievement Discussions.


A huge thank you to Ka Pai Kai for the generous gift they gave to each child in the school and to our staff members. The wellness packs were a big surprise for all of us and definitely appreciated by all of us.


Hopefully you have had the opportunity to read the article which was posted on our facebook page about the Whānau Whare and the funding we have received from the Rotorua Trust. The Rotorua Trust has supported this initiative with a $15,000 grant to help cover the salary of our wonderful Teacher Aide who works in the Whānau Whare.


A reminder about Pink Shirt day tomorrow, Friday 20th May. Pink Shirt Day is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting positive social relationships. It’s about creating a community where all people feel safe, valued and respected. The Young Leaders will be fundraising for Pink Shirt Day and students are encouraged to wear pink. It is a wear your own clothes day in exchange for a gold coin donation. This money will be given to the Mental Health Foundation. Thank you for supporting this good cause.


Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

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Principal's Awards

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


Whakapoungakau Team

A1: Czarina Laturnas for being a diligent learner. She knows what her learning intentions are and strives towards achieving each success criteria that are linked to these learning intentions. She also demonstrates integrity and respect towards her teachers and peers. We are lucky to have her in our class!

A2: Harper van der Vlugt for her diligent approach to learning. She consistently demonstrates the Glenholme School Values and Learning Dispositions and is an exceptional learner and role model. She gives everything 100% effort and happily supports others to succeed. Ka mau te wehi Harper, you are awesome!

A3: Tyrone Hill for being a goal focused learner. Each school day Tyrone enthusiastically comes to school ready to learn. He shows a high level of pride in the quality of work that he produces and is beginning to challenge himself to take risks in his learning. Ka mau te wehi Tyrone, we are lucky to have you in A3.

A4: Maddison Page for being a self-driven, respectful, and lovely student. She consistently demonstrates our school values and learning dispositions. In particular, being a risk-taker. She has taken responsibility for her learning by working on her editing skills in writing and persevering to make it the very best she can! She shows integrity by seeking classroom responsibilities and following through with them all. A4 is so grateful to have Maddison as part of our learning community! Kei runga noa atu koe Maddison!

A5: Reid Chung is a kind and friendly member of A5. He consistently shows the value of integrity by doing the right thing because it is the right thing to do, he is helpful and supportive of others. He is always willing to cover Road Patrol duties and ref the lunch time rugby games. Reid has great leadership skills and is hardworking in the classroom. Reid, you are tino pai and a valued member of our classroom.

Tihiōtonga Team

B3: Reegan-Jayde Conroy for always displaying the School Values. Reegan is an enthusiastic learner who strives for Excellence in everything she does. She has a positive attitude and is working particularly hard with her Maths. Reegan is a responsible and reliable member of B3 who is quick to help others when they need it. Keep up the super effort Reegan, tino pai!!

B4: Charlotte Abbot for being a fantastic learner who is becoming more of a self regulator. You are beginning to understand the importance of time management and to ask for clarification if you are unsure. You are beginning to take risks in your learning and have got a variety of skills in your kete to assist in getting out of the learning pit. Anō te pai!!

B5: Abbigale Williams being a B5 superstar. Abbigale is a creative, hardworking girl who always makes her mahi stand out. She puts a lot of thought into how she is going to present her work and it is always bright and colourful. Abbigale is a talented artist and it is great to see the wonderful effort that she puts into each task. Ka mau te wehi!

B7: Zahlia Richel for being a Self-regulator, Risk taker, Innovator and Thinker. Zahlia has shown Excellence in her Book Creator solar system project and is commended for all the hard mahi she has put in. Zahlia has gained lots of knowledge and is happy to share and help her peers. He rawe koe Zahlia.



Pukehangi Team

B1: Manan Manan for showing all of the school values in class and on the playground. It is amazing to see you are now offering to help others when they do not know what to do and that you are managing yourself more.

Respect - You are always using kind words and your listening ears.

Integrity - You are being honest when something has happened.

Diversity - You try to include everybody in B1

Excellence - You are always trying your best in your work

Amazing improvements and achievements Manan. A great start to Term 2. Keep it up!

A6: Everard Godbold-Henderson for having a focused and superstar attitude towards literacy learning this term! Mrs Kiel is blown away by your enthusiasm during writing time. You are keen to learn new sight words and spelling patterns and this has seen you make positive progress in your writing skills. Tu Meke Everard. Keep up the winning attitude!

C6: Sienna Morrison for being a C6 learning superstar. Sienna you have been trying hard in all of your learning with a positive attitude. This is helping you make fantastic progress. You are a kind and thoughtful classmate, showing the Glenholme School values and dispositions. We are proud of you Sienna, keep up the hard mahi!

C7: Zoey Enright for being a bright and friendly, happy Superstar in C7 and a keen worker.

C8: Sherekhan Daniel for showing excellence with his exceptional effort in maths. Sherekhan enjoys learning maths so much that he now goes to C7, so he can find new challenges! Sherekhan has also shown the value of respect by being polite, well-mannered and hard working when he goes to C7 to learn. Keep up the great work Sherekhan.

C9: Emmy McKey for the great progress she is making in reading and writing. Emmy is using her good letter sound and word knowledge to read and write lots of words. She is becoming an independent writer in C9!!! I love the focus and attention you bring to all activities Emmy. You are a wonderful role model. Tino pai.

Kerbside organic waste collection - Te Kohinga Pararopi



The volumes of household waste being produced in our district are continuing to rise, resulting in increasing costs of waste disposal. Waste is also the third biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in our district.


We are looking for feedback from our community on a proposed kerbside organic waste collection service to help reduce the waste currently going to landfill.

Niki Carling Kaiwhakatere Āhua Toiora Taiao | Environmental Health Performance Manager

Waea: 07 351 8171 | 027 324 3244
Īmera: niki.carling@rotorualc.nz | Ipurangi: rotorualakescouncil.nz
Taunga: 1061 Haupapa St, Private Bag 3029, Rotorua Mail Centre, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand

Proposed New Bus Routes in Rotorua - please note reply to the RDC

Kia Ora,

This email is to inform you of the current consultation occurring on the proposed new bus routes in Rotorua.

The Bay Of Plenty Regional Council is proposing to change and simplify the existing bus routes in the city. Dedicated school and tertiary bus services will not change, however students travelling outside of these times and routes using the public transport bus routes may be affected. All schools in Rotorua fall within the catchment area of the proposed new bus routes A – E.

There are currently eleven separate urban routes in Rotorua which will be simplified into five new more direct routes. The bus route naming will be simplified and improved with the old route numbers replaced with letters A to E and colour coded. The Council is seeking feedback on the proposed bus routes from the community.

Information about the proposed new routes can be found on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Website here: Rotorua Bus Network Refresh | Participate BOPRC

In Summary, the routes that will be replaced are:

Route 10 will change to Route A (Airport - CBD - Lakefront)

Routes 1, 11, and 12 will change to Route B (Ngongotahā - Hospital - CBD - Toi Ohomai - Tihi-o-Tonga)

Routes 7, 9 and parts of 5 and 8 will change to Route C (Mitchell Downs - CBD - Springfield)

Routes 4, 6 and parts of 5 and 8 will change to Route D (Kawaha Point - Selwyn Heights - CBD - Sunnybrook / Westbrook)

Routes 3 and parts of 10 will change to Route E (Holdens Bay - Lynmore - CBD)

Feedback to the Council on the proposed changes to the bus routes is required by 31 May 2022.

Selina Ericsson | School Property Officer
Te Puna Hanganga, Matihiko | Infrastructure & Digital

In C6 we have been learning how to take a good photo, including autumn photos and selfies!

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School Cross Country Wednesday 1st June 9.20am - 12.30pm

We will beholding our annual School Cross Country event at the Tree Trust on Mokoia Drive, on Wednesday 1st June from 9.20am-12.30pm. The postponement date is Thursday 2nd June. All tamariki will be involved in this sporting event with the 7-11 year olds running in their age as at 2nd May. The Pukehangi tamariki will run in their year levels in boy and girl groups.

The tamariki will be running over farmland and on a gravel road so we advise they wear running shoes or sturdy footwear. We also recommend suitable running clothes as well as clothes to keep warm before and after they run. Parents, caregivers and whānau are welcome to come along to support our tamariki. As there is limited parking on Mokoia Drive, please utilise the car-park at the bottom of Mokoia Drive and walk up to the Tree Trust; or the car-park at the Kotuku St (off Kiwi St) entrance and walk through to the Tree Trust (approx 300m).

We require parents and whānau marshals on the course. If you could help out it would be much appreciated. Please contact the school office asap. Thanks whānau, let's hope it is a fine day!


Whaea Susan (Susan Swann-Eason)

2022 Sports Coordinator

Up and Coming Events

Term Dates 2022

Term 2 2nd May - 8th July

Term 3 25th July - 30th September

Term 4 17th October - 16th December


Thursday 19th May - Class/Individual Photos

Friday 20th May - Pink Shirt Day

Friday 27th May - School Assembly

Wednesday 1st June - School Cross Country

Thursday 2nd June - Postponement School Cross Country

Friday 3rd June - TEACHERS ONLY DAY

Monday 6th June - Queen's Birthday

Thursday 16th June - Team Photos

Friday 24th June - Matariki Day

Friday 8th July - End of Term 2

Friday 21st October - Greats and Gran's Day

Monday 24th October - Labour Day

School Gates


RANOLF STREET DRIVEWAY GATES ARE LOCKED FROM:

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.