Glenholme School Newsletter

Week 3, Term 2, Thursday 20th May 2021



On Wednesday our tamariki had an exciting experience here at school taking part in National Storytime from Space. NASA Astronaut, Shannon Walker was reading a story ‘Give me some Space’ from the International Space Station.

Thank you to Whaea Nicky and Miss Bridgeman who set up the hall at lunchtime so all of our tamariki who were keen to take part in this experience were able to do so. Many classes have been really interested to learn more about being an astronaut and how they are able to complete everyday tasks while they are in space.

A reminder that we have ‘Pink Shirt Day’ tomorrow. Our wonderful Young Leaders Eli, Tamati, Ux and Jaeden-Dee presented an entertaining and thought provoking skit to the whole school to promote ‘Pink Shirt Day’. The message was to be Upstanders not Bystanders. Our tamariki can come in mufti on Friday for a gold coin donation. We encourage them to wear pink if they have any pink items of clothing. All of the money collected will go to the Mental Health Foundation.

It is wonderful to see all of the winter sports up and running this year after all of the disruptions that we experienced last year with our sports events. All of our teams have been busy training during the week so they are all set to go for their games. We need to thank all of our coaches because without them our sports teams would not be able to enter the competitions.

Remember that staff have a Rotorua Central Kahui Ako Teacher Only Day on Monday 31st May. There is no school for our tamariki on that day. All of our staff members will be off site taking part in professional development.

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

National Storytime from Space


Headlice is a common yet unfortunate ailment for children; however left untreated it can cause huge concerns for the child, parents, class and the school.

Glenholme School would appreciate if all parents/caregivers would check your child’s hair and if necessary take appropriate steps to treat any headlice.

If your child has headlice please do not send them back to school until they have been treated.

Untreated children may be referred to the Public Health Nurse to avoid continual

re-infestation of class members.

Please report any new cases to the teacher, as we will endeavor to notify parents.

Very effective treatments are readily available from chemists however a combing method is an alternative to the often costly products available.

Please be vigilant and remember we need parents to be pro-active for at least two weeks to break the headlice life cycle.


Class and Individual Photos 2021

This year Glenholme School photographs will be available for you to view and order Online with PhotoLife Studios.

Your son or daughter will bring home an online slip with their unique Access Key detailed on it approximately 3 weeks after photos have been taken. This Access Key will display all the photographs of your child. It is then an easy process for you to shop on-line and purchase the photographs you want.

If you place your order within three weeks of receiving your Access Key you will receive free delivery for your photo orders. PhotoLife has agreed to dispatch all the orders back to the school and your child will bring their photographs home

Any orders placed after this three week period will be sent directly to your specified delivery address and will incur a $6.00 Postage & Packing charge. You will see this message when you go Online to view and order your photographs.

Glenholme School Cross Country

We will be holding our annual School Cross Country event at the Tree Trust on Mokoia Drive, on Wednesday 2nd June from 9.45am - 12.50pm. The postponement date is Thursday 3rd June. All tamariki will be involved in this sporting event with the 7-11 year olds running in their age as at 3rd May. The Pukehangi tamariki will run in their year levels in boy and girl groups.

The tamariki will be running over farmland and on a gravel road so we advise they wear running shoes or sturdy footwear. We also recommend suitable running clothes as well as clothes to keep warm before and after they run.

We require parent/whanau help with marshalling on the course. If you could help out it would be much appreciated. Please contact the office as soon as possible.

Wanted - Rugby Coach

We are looking for a volunteer to coach our Rugby players at lunchtime (12.50pm to 1.20pm) a couple of times a week. This will be in the lead up to our winter sports events. If you are able to help us out could you please contact Whaea Susan here at school.

Principal Awards

Awarded to students making exceptional effort and or achievement at school, therefore deserving of acknowledgement and recognition. Presented to recipients on Friday 28th May 9.15am.

Whakapoungakau Team

A1: Trisha Malik is a fun, kindhearted, and courteous student. Every Day Trisha comes into the classroom with a positive attitude to learn. Trisha is constantly pushing herself in her academic learning and striving for her personal best. She is becoming a fantastic senior student. A1 is lucky to have you in the classroom Trisha. Ka pai o mahi Trisha You are amazing!

A3: Verah Villanueva for her enthusiasm to take charge of her own learning and for striving to achieve excellence in all areas of school life. Verah works diligently and meticulously. She shows a high level of pride in the quality of work that she produces. Ka rawe Verah, keep up the amazing mahi we love having a respectful, hard working student in A3.

A5: Jaeden-Dee Antipas you are a considerate, happy, and kind student who constantly thinks about others. You share your belongings and time, you show respect for the diverse range of learners in A5, and always go out of your way to be inclusive and helpful. You are curious and show great determination to master any new learning intentions and success criteria that you are taught. You are happy to take risks and are fantastic at self-regulation. Thank you for being a truly awesome person. You are Tu Meke!

Tihiōtonga Team

B1: Honour Peato for being a risk taker. Just like Hinemoa, when challenged with something new you use all the skills in your kete to find a suitable solution. It is also inspiring to see your confidence grow as you are challenged. Ka mau te wehi!

B3: Nixon Sears for his outstanding participation and enthusiasm during our Flexi Physics science unit. He was curious and engaged in all of the experiments and collaborated well with others to share his knowledge. Nixon demonstrates how to think like a scientist with inquisitive questions and observations. Thank you for your contribution to our class science lessons Nixon, you are a super scientist!! Ka paI!!

B5: Maia Frank for being an outstanding B5 citizen. Maia is always polite, calm and thoughtful in class. She works diligently to complete tasks to the best of her ability and will ask for clarification if she is unsure. As well as having an excellent work ethic you are also a friendly classmate. We are proud of you and very pleased that you are a member of B5. Keep up the great effort Maia. Well done.

Pukehangi Team

B6: Briar Rawson for being an excellent learner in Year 2. Briar is working so well, learning to solve subtraction problems by counting backwards. She has moved up a reading group. Briar is willing to be a risk taker and have a try at reading new words and solving new problems. She is always happy to help others with their learning too. Briar also fills the teacher's bucket by offering to tidy up! We love to have you in our class., Briar.

A6: Caroline Nahu for consistently showing the Glenholme School Values. Caroline is a kind and caring member of A6, she is always finding ways to help her peers and look after others. Caroline has made fantastic progress in writing this term by using adjectives in the stories she writes. Keep up the great work. Tu meke Caroline.

C6: Jayden Pugh for being a fabulous self-regulator in C6. Jayden you have started back this term with a fantastic positive attitude to your learning. You are trying your best and show great pride in your achievements. This is helping you make great progress across the curriculum. Jayden you are a C6 Superstar, keep up the hard mahi!

C7: Ava-Maree Iefata for putting a lot of extra time and effort into her learning of Mathematics. You are being a risk taker and showing excellence. I am happy with the progress you are making Ava. Ka pai! Keep up the great work.

C8: Sienna Morrison for making a wonderful start to her learning journey at Glenholme School. Sienna, you have settled into C8 so well! You are keen to learn and involve yourself in all learning experiences. We have enjoyed watching you share the letters of the alphabet you know and the words you can write all by yourself. Your enthusiasm is fantastic to see. Great work Sienna!

C9: Mila Meelker for being a motivated, independent writer. Mila is very aware of text, noticing rhymes, punctuation, letters and words. She enjoys transferring this noticing to the stories and notes she loves producing throughout the day. Mila is a risk taker, challenging herself to use interesting vocabulary in her writing. What an exciting writing journey you are on Mila. An author in the making!!

Upcoming Events

  • Pink Shirt Day - 21st May
  • Whakapoungakau Team Museum Visit - 25th May
  • Whakapoungakau Team Museum Visit - 27th May
  • School Assembly - 28th May 9.15
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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.