Glenholme School Newsletter

Term 2 - Week 9, 30th June 2022

Kia ora koutou,

Matariki Day was a wonderful, whole school event that will now become one of our annual events which we can look forward to every year. A huge thank you to Whaea Kylie, Whaea Nicky and Miss Bridgeman for their outstanding organization. Today we shared a waiata and haka with the staff from Ka pai kai who delivered our lunches for the delicious hangi they prepared for us last week. Classes also gave the staff ‘Thank you’ cards and letters. We know that this was a huge team effort and we are so grateful for the work they do for our school.

On Friday we will have the Weetbix TRY Challenge here at school.

Whakapoungakau Team - during the first block

Tihiōtonga Team - second block

Pukehangi Team - in the afternoon.

You are welcome to come and watch the excitement as the children take part in the event. Those children who are here on Friday and take part will receive a Weetbix Tryathlon t-shirt, goody bag and a medal when they cross the finish line.

This year we have the Board elections and we will be calling for nominations from members of our school community shortly. Please consider giving some of your time to the school and running for election for the Board of Trustees. If you would like to come and talk to me for more information, please do so.

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

Principal's Awards

Principal's Awards Awarded to students making exceptional effort and or achievement at school, therefore deserving of acknowledgement and recognition. Students will be presented with their awards on 8th July 2022.

Whakapoungakau Team

A1: Ishan Sharma is a diligent learner. He knows what his learning intentions are and strives towards achieving each success criteria that are linked to these learning intentions. He also demonstrates integrity and respect towards his teachers and peers. We are lucky to have him in our class!

A2: Charli Curtis for being an outstanding student in all areas of school life. She has many responsibilities that she takes very seriously and does them with pride and excellence. Charli applies herself 100% to her learning and achieves very well because of it. She was a brilliant leader on Matariki Day and provided amazing support to our younger tamariki. You make us very proud Charli, ka mau te wehi!

A3: Devon Murray for being a goal focussed learner. Devon shows a high level of pride in the quality of work that she produces and she continuously challenges herself to take risks in her learning. Ka mau te wehi Devon, we are very lucky to have you in A3.

A4: Te Aorangi Topp-Rua is a diligent member of A4! He has worked hard to show a positive attitude towards his learning in all areas and understands his responsibility for his learning. He demonstrates excellence and respect well by always striving to reach his goals. In particular, he continued to persevere with his math-a-thon practice and gave it the best of his abilities! Keke ana haere ki a koe Te Aorangi!

A5: Kalani Falwasser for having worked hard this term to be a Self-regulator like Ngatoroi-i-rangi and a Thinker like Tametekapua. He is always ready to help others and cover responsibilities such as road patrol. Kalani works hard in the classroom to complete learning tasks on time and be friendly to new students. Kalani is a vibrant and energetic student who is a tu meke A5 student.

Tihiōtonga Team

B3: Katee Samuel for always showing the Glenholme School values and dispositions. She has a quiet confidence and always tries her best. Katee has been working hard with her home reading and is sharing her ideas with her group. Keep up the amazing mahi Katee, we love having you in B3!!

B4: Harvey Morgan-Stone for making great decisions in all areas of his school life. He is continually demonstrating the Glenholme School Values both inside the classroom and out in the playground. He is beginning to understand the importance of the Learning Pit and is starting to take risks in his learning. He is continually building upon his kete of strategies to use when he gets stuck. Whaea Nicky is proud of you. Tu Meke Harvey!!

B5: Stevie Hanna-Wiringi for being a B5 superstar. Stevie is a kind, caring member of the class who quietly completes her work to the best of her ability. Stevie is a wonderful artist and her work is always bright and colourful. It is lovely to see Stevie becoming more confident and letting her positive attitude shine through. Keep up the great effort Stevie, well done!

Pukehangi Team

B1: Neriah Warena for working extra hard on your mathathon at home, that hard work paid off and you got 100% It is also great to see you putting in lots of effort to complete your work and show respect to others in class.

A6: Parris Elers for having a superstar attitude towards 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 Parris. Keep up the champion attitude!

C6: Banko Hunter for being a self-regulator in his learning. Banko you are making fantastic progress, especially in your writing, where you are striving to learn as much as you can! It is awesome to see your confidence growing and you begin to try more independent learning. Tumeke Banko, ka pai to mahi!

C7: Truth Tieei for making very good progress with her learning. Truth is reading quickly, smoothly and confidently. She is able to read stories, articles, poems and plays. Truth is solving addition basic facts accurately. She is writing several ideas independently on a topic. Truth is a keen singer too, and a cheerful class member. Keep up the great work, Truth. We love having you in C7.

C8: Zack Henderson for working really hard to learn the school routines and rules. After only a month at school he is showing excellence and respect by following the school routines and rules without being asked to do so. He is sharing and taking turns with others in the class. The progress he has made since he started school is admirable. Keep up the great work Zack.

C9: Dennis Emery Batt-Brown for displaying the Glenholme School value of Respect. He is always polite and kind to all members of the class. Dennis has empathy for his classmates, showing concern and care when someone is unhappy or hurt. He is willing to share, look after and treat all materials within the classroom with care. Tino Pai Dennis.

A2 Artwork

These are matariki stars that the tamariki made for a loved one. On the inside on the star, they wrote down their most favourite things about that person.

Gastrointestinal Illness in our Community

We have had an increase in gastrointestinal illness in our communities, this has resulted in an increase of GP visits and a lot which can be managed at home.

I have attached a really good resource from (free website for all) to help guide parents and caregivers.

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Academic Achievement Discussions

Wednesday 3rd August and Thursday 4th August 2022

We ask parents to collect their tamariki from school at 2.00pm on both of these days.

Please contact the school office if your child requires supervision from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.

Appointments are now open and can be made online

Our event code is z2xmr

If you are unable to book via the website please phone our School Office (348 1489) to make you bookings.

Bookings are now open!

School will close at 2.00pm on Wednesday 3rd August and Thursday 4th August.

A5 Academic Achievement Discussions

A5 Discussion times can be booked following the same steps as above.

The times are:

Wednesday 24th August 3pm - 6pm

Thursday 25th August 3pm - 6pm

Friday 26th August 3pm - 6pm

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

Friday 8th July - Math-a-thon Prize Draw day

Friday 8th July - End of Term 2

Friday 21st October - Greats and Gran's Day

Monday 24th October - Labour Day

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.

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