Glenholme School Newsletter

Term 4 - Week 8, 8th December 2022

Kia ora e te whānau

On Monday this week we had our whole school class transition visits. This gives our tamariki the opportunity to visit the class and the teacher that they will be with next year. It was lovely to visit the classrooms during these transition visits and to see everyone so happy and settled about the classes for 2023.

Thank you to all of those parents who completed the Parent Request forms as this helped with our placement of students. I am very pleased to let you know that we will have two bilingual classes next year which are both full and we have needed to start a waiting list for students who want to be in these classes.

It was unfortunate that our building work is not completed yet so the students who will be in A2, A3 and A4 next year did not have the chance to see the classroom but they did get to meet their new teacher.

In 2023 we will have a couple of staff changes.

Rachel Palmer who has been away this year on maternity leave will return to our new entrant room, with Monique Palmer. Whaea Rachel and Mrs Palmer are going to be job sharing, in C8 next year.

Crystal Gunn will also return to Whakapoungakau Team and A1. Whaea Crystal had the first 6 months of the year away on maternity leave. We will be pleased to have her return to her class full time next year.

We farewell two teachers who have both been covering maternity leave this year.

Elaine Marshall has been working with our Year 0 and Year 1 tamariki in C8 all year. Whaea Elaine has done a tremendous job settling students into school life and giving them great learning opportunities during their first few months of school. Whaea Elaine is moving to Scotland at the end of the year. We wish her well with this new adventure and look forward to hearing how she is getting on.

Leandi Labuschagne has been working in A1 all year. She was full time for the first 6 months and is currently job sharing with Whaea Crystal. Whaea Leandi has been a great asset to our school. We will definitely miss her expertise when planning for some of our students who need a little bit of extra support. We thank her for the work she has done in A1 and as a member of Whakapoungakau Team. We wish Leandi well for the future.

Ngā mihi nui

Sarah Thompson

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Thank you to everyone who supported the ‘Fill the Bus’ appeal last Friday. We were overwhelmed with the number of cans of food that our students donated and so were the organisers of the appeal. Congratulations to B3 who were the class that donated the highest number of cans and won the pizza lunch.

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Promoting positive student digital behaviours these holidays Setting up your home for online safety - a guide for parents and families

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B4 Artwork

Five Year Old New Entrant Pre–Enrolments

Glenholme School welcomes new arrivals to the school. Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the year should notify the school to assist the school to plan appropriately for the next terms. We would like to encourage parents to contact Mrs Molly Norton (Deputy Principal) to confirm future student enrolments. To help determine future classroom placements, it is vital that the school has as much information as possible about future students. Enrolment forms are available at the school office or you can contact Mrs Norton Deputy Principal 348-1489 ext 203 or email Glenholme School.
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Up and Coming Events

Term Dates 2023

31st January - 6th April

24th April - 30th June

17th July - 22nd September

9th October - to be confirmed

Term 4

Thursday 8th December - Tihiōtonga Marae Trip

Thursday 8th December - Board of Trustees Meeting 5.30pm

Friday 9th December - Whakapoungakau Fun Day

Week 9

  • Monday 12th December 9.30am Pukehangi Team Awards Ceremony
  • Wednesday 14th December 11.30 Tihiōtonga and Whakapoungakau Teams Award Ceremony
  • Wednesday 14th December School Reports go home
  • Thursday 15th December - Last day of Term 4 closing at 12.30pm

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Dear Parent / Guardian,

Get back to school stationery ready!

We know getting ready for the first day back at school can be a challenge for parents and kids. That’s why we’ve teamed up with OfficeMax to make your back to school shop super easy. And if you order in December, you’ll go in the draw to WIN 1 of 5 $1000 cash prizes — plus, you’ll get a FREE A4 Magnetic Whiteboard Family Organiser*.

Your child’s class list is already loaded. Just go to Simply add your details, check that you want everything on the list, then click and confirm — and OfficeMax will get your delivery underway.

Order in December and choose to receive your order straight away or in January.

Laybuy* is also available, so you can pay in 6 weekly, interest-free payments and still get your order right away.

We encourage you to order early to ensure your child has all their stationery requirements ready to go in plenty of time for the start of Term 1.

So go ahead and beat the back to school rush, order today and give them the best start possible.

OfficeMax makes it easy to get back to school ready with these great benefits

Free delivery on orders over $60*

Pay now or in easy instalments — internet banking, credit cards, debit cards or pay in 6 weekly, interest-free payments with Laybuy*

School Rewards — when you shop on we earn rewards* that can be used to purchase extra resources for school

Price match promise — shop with confidence, if you find a lower price OfficeMax will match it*

Beat the back to school rush — avoid queues and busy shopping malls by shopping online from the safety and comfort of your home

* Terms & Conditions apply, see for details.

Have a safe and restful holiday.

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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.