Glenholme School Newsletter

Term 3 - Week 7, 5th September 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

Being engaged in learning really matters, right from a child’s first days in early learning, throughout primary schooling and secondary schooling. Aotearoa New Zealand’s children need every opportunity to learn, participate, and flourish by regularly attending school or kura.

Every school day is a big day when you are young.

What can I do to make sure my child is going to school?

To make school a priority, there are things you can do at home, and things you can work alongside the school on:


  • talk to your children about why it is important to go to school every day – ask them what they want to be in the future. Their education is the key to doing well in life

  • be positive about school

  • set good habits about going to school from day one

  • prepare your children the night before for school – have they have done their homework, do they need to take anything along tomorrow?

  • have a consistent good morning routine, so its not too rushed and they have time to get everything they need

  • don't let them have the day off just because they would rather be at home

  • don't keep them at home when you know that they are just nervous about school – talk to your child and talk the school about how they are feeling

  • check in regularly with your child, listen to what they are telling you or not telling you - this may make it easier to pick up on any worries they have

  • keep family holidays outside of term-time, every day at school is an opportunity to build their knowledge and skills, and repetition is critical for learning – especially for primary school children

  • don’t overload them – school may be exhausting for some children so make sure they have some downtime after school to relax and have a break.


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. Students will be presented with their awards on 16th September 2022


Whakapoungakau Team

A1: Rycca Rosanes for having settled into A1 beautifully, She has quickly adapted to our routines and is already showing the Glenholme school dispositions. Rycca quietly goes about getting on with tasks and she is always showing a willingness to learn. Rycca always takes her time with her work and strives for excellence. A1 is very lucky to have such a wonderful role model. Ka pai o mahi Rycca, Keep up the awesome work!

A2: Maia Tait for being a focused learner who is always on task. She is an enthusiastic learner who is aware of her learning intentions and works very hard to achieve her success criteria. Maia quietly gets on with her mahi and makes responsible decisions to ensure she completes all her work well. Tino pai rawa atu Maia, you are amazing!

A3: Serena Ashcroft for showing improved enthusiasm to come to school ready to learn each day. She has been demonstrating a positive attitude towards her learning and is beginning to take risks. Serena shows respect to her classmates and is always willing to help others. Ka rawe Serena, keep up the great mahi!

A4: Tihini Locke for being a kind, respectful, and lovely student. He demonstrates our school values and learning dispositions very well. Tihini draws on the likes of Ihenga and Tamatekapua learning dispositions as he uses good communication with classmates to problem solve in group learning. He waimarie mātou ki te whai ia ki roto i A4! Maranga ake rā Tihini!

A5: Jasmeh Kaur for being a pleasure to have as a learner in A5. You have gained confidence in your own abilities this term and it is exciting seeing the progress that you are making in all curriculum areas. You consistently show the value of respect and integrity and constantly strive for excellence in all that you do. Well done on all your hard mahi. You are fantastic and Whaea Kylie loves having you in A5.

Tihiōtonga Team

B3: Harper Tiopira-Daniels for being a Self-Regulator. Harper did a fantastic job of being organised and responsible to complete her MindPlus work within our classroom for the past two weeks. She showed initiative to get her learning tools ready and independently completed her tasks. You are a great role model in B3 Harper, keep up the super mahi!! Tino pai!

B4: Nicko de Bruyn for becoming more of a risk taker. You are making a huge effort with your reading and maths, taking more risks and challenging yourself when you get stuck. Tu meke Nicko, Whaea Nicky is proud of you.

B5: Duke Hoffman for being a B5 superstar. Duke is a well mannered member of the class who has settled into Glenholme School really well. He has learnt the rules and routines of the class quickly and he always tries his best to meet the expectations. Duke takes pride in his work and he always adds a great splash of colour to each task. B5 are very lucky to have you in their class, keep up the great effort. He rawe koe You are awesome Duke.

B7: Te Ukaipo Falwasser for challenging herself during writing. She is able to extend her writing adding adjectives and conjunctions to make her story more interesting. Ka mau te wehi Te Ukaipo. He tino miharo koe.

Pukehangi Team

B1: Hyrum Waetford-King for seeing you working super hard in your writing and reading. Your focus and dedication to finishing your work has improved. Keep up the great work.

A6: Ybel Albert for being an amazing superstar in A6. Ybel consistently shows excellence in all areas of school life. She tries very hard in her learning and takes pride in her work. It is an absolute delight to have you in our class. Keep up the tumeke attitude! Mrs Kiel is proud of you.

C6: Pippa-Ella Schofield for consistently demonstrating the Glenholme School Values & Dispositions. Pippa-Ella you have a wonderful positive attitude to all of your learning, especially when it is tricky - you persevere with a smile. You are a fantastic role model in C6, we are lucky to have you!

C7: Ciara Georgiou for making good, steady progress with all her school work, helped by her calm, sensible behaviour and her positive attitude. Ciara listens politely, concentrates well and consistently does her best. She is always happy to help in the classroom too. Tino Pai, Ciara. We love having you in our class.

C8: Ayvaroze Tawhara for having shown excellence in many ways recently. She has been working very hard to improve her handwriting skills. She understands the school rules and follows them without needing to be asked. She is enthusiastic about her learning and turns up to school every day ready to learn. Ayvaroze makes her best effort every day. Keep up the great work Ayvaroze!

C9: Matilda Love for making such a great start to her schooling. Matilda has settled quickly to classroom expectations in C9. She is a very focused learner who listens carefully and takes on board all new learning. It is pleasing to see the progress Matilda is already making in her Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Tino pai, Matilda

Sports Uniforms


Just a reminder all netball uniforms need to be returned to your teacher in charge of the netball team as the season is over for the year.

All hockey uniforms also need to be returned after this weekend to your teacher in charge of the hockey teams as the season is over for the year.

A HUGE thank you to the parent coaches who supported the students at trainings and at the games. We could not of entered teams into the competitions without your support.

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Up and Coming Events

Term Dates 2022

Term 3 25th July - 30th September

Term 4 17th October - 16th December


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

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.

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