Glenholme School Newsletter

Term 1 - Week 4, 23rd February 2023

Kia ora koutou,

I am thrilled to let you know that our Bike Track is open and our tamariki are now able to use the track at lunchtimes. To start off with we have allocated specific days for each team. This has worked well this week with Whakapoungakau, Pukeroa and Tihiōtonga teams all having a turn during the week. On Friday Pukehangi Team will get to try the track out.

A huge thank you to Matua Andrew for the work he has put into building the track. We are currently two thirds of the way there with just a small section around the trees by Miller Street to be completed. Thank you to Mrs Burns who applied for funding for the track. Without this funding we would not have been able to both build the track but also have bikes for every age group and ability level.

This week we have had some wonderful Year 6 tamariki who have helped the duty teacher to distribute the bikes and put them away at the end of lunchtime. Thank you so much to these tamariki who have stepped up and shown that they are very responsible. Thank you to the duty teachers who have been so enthusiastic about having lunchtime duty which is looking after the bike track and being so encouraging to our tamariki who might be a little nervous.

The bikes are also available for teachers to use for their class and they can use them for Physical Education. I am looking forward to seeing more and more tamariki becoming confident bike riders during the year.

Ngā mihi nui

Sarah Thompson

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NZEI Union Meeting Monday 27th February 2023

NZEI Paid Union Meeting 27th February 2023

Our teaching staff will be attending a paid union meeting on Monday 27th February from 1:30pm to 3pm. We ask that you support us by collecting your child early on the afternoon of Monday 27th February.

· Please collect your child at 12:50pm.

· This will allow all Glenholme School teachers (who are NZEI members) to attend this meeting.

· School with remain "open" to supervise children of parents who are unable to collect their child/ren.

· THANK YOU for supporting us!

What if I cannot collect my child early on this day?

If you are unable to collect your child, please email the school office at or phone 07 3481489 to arrange supervision until 3pm.

We appreciate your support with this - ngā mihi nui

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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 Friday 3rd March 2023.

Whakapoungakau Team

A1: Roman Wharehinga has had an excellent start to Term 1 at Glenholme School. He is already demonstrating all of the Glenholme school values and many of the learning dispositions. He has demonstrated a strong willingness to learn and achieve this year. Ka pai o mahi Roman, Keep up the awesome work!

A4: Hauzay Murphy for being a responsible and organised learner. He has been demonstrating respect by listening attentively and contributing thoughtfully to our discussions. Hauzay participates in everything we do in class with lots of enthusiasm and positivity. Keep up the awesome mahi Hauzay, ka mau te wehi!

A5: Jakoh Corbett you are a positive, enthusiastic member of A5. Nothing is ever too much trouble for you and you often go out of your way to help other people both in the classroom and out, showing that you have integrity and an appreciation for diversity. You have a wonderful sense of humour and an adventurous personality which you bring with you daily in our class and group discussions. Glenholme School and A5 are very lucky to have you as a part of our learning community.

Pukeroa Team

A2: Robbie Dennison is a diligent member of A2! 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 upholds his duty as a young leader and is a great role model to all! Keke ana haere ki a koe Robbie!

A3: Te Aroha Kelly receives this award for being a Self Regulator and working diligently on her spelling words. She is beginning to identify different blends, listen to each phoneme,

and sound out each word. This has helped her to move up a level. Pai rawa atu to mahi Te Aroha. Nau mai te hapa.

Tihiōtonga Team

B2: Mia Rose Phillips for her enthusiasm to take charge of her own learning. Mia Rose is a great role model for Glenholme School. She always works hard in class and attempts every task with great thought. Mia Rose shows respect to peers and staff, and is always willing to help others. Keep up the amazing mahi Mia Rose, we love having a respectful and hard working student in B2.

B3: Caelen Reaside for having an outstanding start in B3. Caelan is a hard worker who strives for excellence in everything he does. He is a Self Regulator like Ngatoro-i-rangi and is always doing the right thing at the right time. Caelan takes pride in his work and is a fabulous artist. We are so lucky to have you in B3 as a super role model Caelan, ka pai!!

B4: Aaleyah-Mae Hill for continually demonstrating the school values. She is becoming a risk taker in maths and is starting to challenge herself. A great start to the year. Tu meke Aaleyah-Mae.

B5: Ezekiel West for being a B5 superstar. Ezekiel had made a great start to school, he listens carefully to instructions and he tries his best to complete tasks to a high standard. He is a wonderful member of the Ruru reading group and he is a pleasure to have in the class too. Keep up the awesome effort Ezekiel.

Pukehangi Team

A6: Kylie-Rain Katene-Trow for consistently showing integrity when she is completing learning activities and when playing with her friends. Kylie happily takes turns and shares equipment, always trying her best to be a bucket filler.

Thank you for being a wonderful and reliable role model in A6 Kylie.

Mrs Kiel is very proud of you!

B1: Abhinav Praveen for showing all the school values inside and outside of class. It has been great to see as the term progresses, you are more ready to share and keen to learn. You are always respectful and try your best in all curriculum areas. Keep it up!

C6: Bianca Kelemete you have made a great start to your year 2 learning! Especially in Literacy, blending and segmenting sounds to help you read and write words. Tumeke Bianca, I am proud of how hard you are working and how you show kindness to your classmates and teachers. Keep up the hard mahi.

C7: Brooklynn Pedersen for being an outstanding learner in C7. Brooklynn works really well independently on literacy and numeracy activities. She completes work to a very high standard. Her "All About Me" poster and her picture graphs and bar graphs have been very neat with impressive attention to detail. Brooklynn is a responsible class member who is always willing to help others.

We love having you in our class, Brooklynn. You have made an outstanding start to Year 2.

C8: Richard Al Chakif for making a wonderful start at Glenholme School. Richard, you have settled into school so well. You are excited to learn and involve yourself in all new experiences. It is great to see you sharing your ideas and knowledge with others. Great work Richard, we can’t wait to see where your learning journey will take you next!

C6 Artwork

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Rotorua Central Scout Group - Cub Section

Is your youth interested in joining our Scout Group? Our Den is in Pererika Street - Cub section 8 - 11yrs meets Thursdays 6 - 7:30pm. The first 4 nights are free. Contact 027-490-3124 or 07-348-5853 please leave a message if I can not answer, all enquiries will be replied to.
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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 - 15th December

27 February - NZEI Paid Union Meeting - Students to be collected at 12.50pm

3 March - School Assembly 9.15am

6-7 March - Young Leaders Team Building at Lake Okareka

13-17 March - Making the Difference Swimming - Tihiōtonga Team

17 March - School Assembly 9.15am

20 - 24 March - Making the Difference Swimming - Whakapoungakau Team

23 March - Board of Trustees Meeting

29 March - Whakapoungakau School Camp

6 April - End of Term 1

9 April - Easter Sunday

3 - 4 May - Academic Achievement Discussions

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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