Glenholme School Newsletter
Term 1- Week 2, 10th February 2022
Kia ora koutou,
I hope this newsletter finds you all safe and well. A reminder that it is really important that if your child is unwell that you keep them at home. If your child is unwell while they are here at school we will contact you and ask you to come in and collect them.
At the moment our Pandemic Team is working hard to have all of our systems in place in the event that we have a positive COVID-19 case at our school. If your address or phone number has changed over the holiday period could you please let us know. If we need to contact you urgently it is really important that we have this information.
Over the holiday break a small group of us came together to bless B6. This group consisted of kaumatua from Ngati Whakaue, a representative from the Ministry of Education Learning Support, a representative from the Board, representatives from each of the teams, support staff and two of our 2022 Young Leaders. The Whānau Whare was blessed by a kaumatua from Ngati Whakaue. This space has been Miss Williamson’s classroom for many years and we are now using B6 to nurture a small group of tamariki. The small group of children will be learning social and emotional skills which will enable them to settle into learning in their classrooms. A huge thank you to both Whaea Susan and Whaea Winiana for the work they have been doing behind the scenes to set up this room and get it ready for the start of the year.
In these uncertain times it is very important for our staff to be able to contact parents/caregivers at very short notice. In cases where your child/ren develop any symptoms of COVID or in an emergency it is imperative we are able to contact you immediately.
School Fare Free Travel Concession
We remain excited that school students aged 5-18 years old will be able to enjoy free bus travel on all Cityride services before 9am and from 2.30-6.30pm on school days throughout 2022.
To take up this free travel, students just need to have a registered Bee Card with a child concession loaded on it. The key is to tag on when entering and tag off when leaving the bus, so they don’t get charged a standard fare.
This means school children can save at least $13 per week when using their Bee Card on all Cityride buses.
We are currently in the final stages of a comprehensive marketing campaign targeting students and parents through school communication channels, local media outlets and social media to communicate that a registered Bee Card with a pre-loaded child concession is required to utilise the fare free service.
We have provided our bus operators and their drivers with a “Drivers Handy Hints” one-pager which is full of potential questions and their answers.
In addition to this, bus drivers will also be armed with what we are calling “I Need a Bee Card” business cards. These are for bus drivers to hand out to any student that again has not yet purchased a Bee Card but is wishing to travel for free as part of the trial.
Anyone wishing to apply for a Bee Card and get a concession loaded can visit www.beecard.co.nz
If you have any queries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 4 BAY BUS.
Location: Glenholme Primary School 149 Ranolf Street, Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone: 07-348 1489