Glenholme School Newsletter

Term 3 - Week 5, 25th August 2022

Kia ora koutou,

Thank you to our whānau who responded to the Health Consultation survey which was sent out last term.

This term we have two other items that I would like to know your feelings about. The first is Cohort Entry into school and the second is to gauge interest in a possible bilingual class for 2023.

Cohort entry means that new entrants start school in groups on specific days during the year, rather than on their 5th birthday or a school day close to their birthday. Schools that are using this have found that the new entrants starting in groups are more supported socially and emotionally which is good for their well being. Cohort entry does restrict the starting days to 8 days, twice a term and the dates are regulated by the Ministry of Education.

If you would like to find out more about Cohort entry please go to this link A Guide for Parents Sending their Child to a Cohort Entry School. Mrs Norton will also be asking the parents how they feel about Cohort entry when they bring their children to preschool class.

In the next couple of weeks I will send out a survey to get your opinion about cohort entry as we will need to have the support of the community to implement this change.

The second topic is the possibility of having a bilingual class or classes for 2023. In previous years there has not been enough interest from our school community to support this and I am keen to hear from you if you would be interested in your tamariki to be part of a bilingual class. Please contact me by email to let me know if you support this development for 2023.

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

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Anyone who can't use the online review tool, can use this Policy Review form which is available at the school office.
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B5 Artwork

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 2nd September 2022

Whakapoungakau Team

A1: Czarina Laturnas for being an exceptional learner in A1. She quietly goes about getting on with tasks and is happy to share her thoughts and work with the class. She demonstrates being a great thinker by coming up with fantastic ideas during Writing time. Czarina is always showing the Glenholme School Values. A1 are very lucky to have such a wonderful role model. Ka pai o mahi Czarina, Keep up the awesome work!

A2: Blake Tapsell-Singh for making huge improvements in his writing. He is showing initiative by asking for help and really trying his best to complete his work to a high standard. Blake is making responsible choices by considering how he learns best and making good decisions. His confidence is shining through and it is wonderful to see. Ka mau te wehi Blake!

A3: Shannon Gourlay for showing improved enthusiasm to take charge of his own learning and for striving to achieve excellence. Shannon has been demonstrating a more positive attitude towards his learning and is beginning to take risks. Keep up the great mahi Shannon, we are lucky to have you in A3.

A4: Paige Mossong for being a respectful, and responsible student in A4. She demonstrates our school values and learning dispositions excellently, in particular, integrity and being a risk-taker like Hinemoa. She has taken the risk in kapa haka by learning new transitions and using pou mere, not to mention her reliability with coming to practices. Ka rawe Paige, you are a role model for A4!

A5: Oliver Watton for the integrity and good attitude that you bring to A5 with you. You are becoming more focused when learning mathematics and writing and are independently starting to use a wider range of strategies to help you get out of the learning pit when you are stuck. Oliver, you are caring and respectful of other students and your friends and this is appreciated by all of your class. A5 thinks that you are marvellous. Keep up the awesome mahi.

Tihiōtonga Team

B3: Arie MacFarlane for being a helpful and thoughtful member of B3. Arie takes her time with her work and strives for excellence in everything she does. She displays the School Values and is a good role model for others. Keep up the great mahi Arie, we love having you in B3!

B4: Arushi Semwal for being a fantastic member of B4. You are becoming a Risk Taker and challenging yourself in maths. You can now independently demonstrate what multiplication looks like and are beginning to make those important connections. Tino Pai Arushi

B5: Kahu-Ariki Hokai for being a B5 superstar. Kahu-Ariki works well in class and he always gives 100% to each task. Kahu is making great progress in all areas of the curriculum. He is becoming more confident at sharing his ideas and he is a caring member of the class. Keep up the great work Kahu-Ariki. B5 are lucky to have you!

B7: Maria Peato-Katoa is a respectful, polite, well mannered young lady who interacts well with all her classmates. Maria consistently displays our Glenholme School Values and Learning Dispositions. She receives this award for challenging herself during mathematics and is making a great effort to use known strategies. Maria occupies her time constructively and works cooperatively with other students in large or small groups. Maria has a positive attitude during ALIM and is gaining confidence to ask for help when she is stuck in the Learning Pit.

Pukehangi Team

B1: Whareraima Hemi for being such a valued member of B1 and it is awesome to see you wanting to help out and share more and more. You are always showing the school values and trying to do your best in everything. It’s so awesome to see. Keep it up!

A6: Braxton Vile for trying super hard with his learning this term. Braxton is focused and keen to learn new skills in all curriculum areas. He has tried especially hard in math. Braxton can now solve problems by using his skip counting knowledge to work out the answer. Keep being a thinker and striving for excellence Braxton!

C6: Zac Turner for trying super hard to be a self-regulator. Tino pai Zac for working hard to complete your learning the best you can, demonstrating excellence and pride. You are a C6 learning superstar! Keep up the hard mahi Zac, Miss Bridgeman is proud of your efforts.

C7: Brooklynn Pedersen for being an outstanding Year 1 learner. Brooklynn can write several interesting ideas independently and with careful spelling. She reads aloud smoothly and confidently. Brooklynn can solve some challenging addition and subtraction problems, and some multiplication problems as well. Brooklynn is helped by her keen attitude, careful listening and good problem solving skills. She is quick at learning dance steps too! Keep up your wonderful mahi, Brooklynn. We love having you in C7.

C8: Zehra Aydin for being a great role model in C8. She respects the school rules and has been working hard to improve her reading skills. She has shown she is an excellent self-regulator by organising herself and taking responsibility for her own learning. She has a kind and inclusive attitude to others in the class. Recently she volunteered to be a buddy for the new children who have just started school. Keep up the great work Zehra!

C9: DJ Fonotia for the good progress he is making with his reading. DJ now knows most alphabet letters and their sounds. He is able to sound out the letters in words and blend them to help him read and spell new words. It is exciting to see your interest in text, DJ. Keep up the great focus.

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

Wednesday 24th/Thursday 25th/Friday 26th August - A3/A5 Academic Achievement Discussion

Thursday 1st September - Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday 7th September - Rotorua Intermediate School Year 6 Orientation

Friday 16th September - School Assembly

Wednesday 28th September - Group A Matinee and Evening Show

Thursday 29th September - Group B Matinee and Evening Show

Friday 30th September - School Assembly

Friday 30th September - End of Term 3

Term 4

Monday 17th October-Thursday 3rd November - Rotorua Council Bike Ready Programme Year 5/6

Friday 21st October - 2023 Parental Request Forms Open

Friday 21st October - Greats and Gran's Day

Monday 24th October - Labour Day

Thursday 27th October - New Zealand ShakeOut

Friday 28th October - School Assembly

Friday 11th November - 2023 Parent Request Forms Close

Thursday 8th December - Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday 15th December - Last Day of School for Term 4 2022

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