Glenholme School Newsletter

Term 2 - Week 8, 23rd June 2022

Kia ora koutou,

The first ever public holiday in Aotearoa New Zealand, to celebrate Matariki is tomorrow, Friday 24th June. Today we have had a very special Matariki Day celebration at Te Kura o nga Raupareparenga filled with exciting activities and a delicious hangi for lunch.

This public holiday which marks the start of the Māori new year will be a time for:

  • Remembrance - Honouring those we have lost since the last rising of Matariki.

  • Celebrating the present - Gathering together to give thanks for what we have.

  • Looking forward to the future - Looking forward to the promise of a new year.

Along with many of you I am looking forward to having all of my family together for the first time since Christmas. The logistics of having children who are spread across the country does not allow this to happen very often.

Enjoy your time together this weekend as a family celebrating Matariki.

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

C8 and C9 in their knitted gifts from the Knitting for Cool Kids Rotorua Group

Thank you so much to the Rotorua Group ‘Knitting for Cool Kids’ for the beautifully knitted hats, scarves and mittens. They look absolutely gorgeous on our students in the junior school and the children just loved them. They were definitely well received as this week has been particularly cold.

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Ear Health

Thank you to our Public Health Nurses who have screened 12 students to check their ear health. 6/12 students need further follow up. This requires an appointment at the Health Hub by the library.

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Gastrointestinal Illness in our Community

We have had an increase in gastrointestinal illness in our communities, this has resulted in an increase of GP visits and a lot which can be managed at home.

I have attached a really good resource from (free website for all) to help guide parents and caregivers.

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Academic Achievement Discussions

Wednesday 3rd August and Thursday 4th August 2022

We ask parents to collect their tamariki from school at 2.00pm on both of these days.

Please contact the school office if your child requires supervision from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.

Appointments are now open and can be made online

Our event code is z2xmr

If you are unable to book via the website please phone our School Office (348 1489) to make you bookings.

Bookings are now open!

School will close at 2.00pm on Wednesday 3rd August and Thursday 4th August.

A5 Academic Achievement Discussions

A5 Discussion times can be booked following the same steps as above.

The times are:

Wednesday 24th August 3pm - 6pm

Thursday 25th August 3pm - 6pm

Friday 26th August 3pm - 6pm

Up and Coming Events

Term Dates 2022

Term 2 2nd May - 8th July

Term 3 25th July - 30th September

Term 4 17th October - 16th December

Thursday 23rd June - Matariki Day Celebrations

Friday 24th June - Matariki Day

Tuesday 28th June - Cross Country Final at Kaharoa

Friday 8th July - Math-a-thon Prize Draw day

Friday 8th July - End of Term 2

Friday 21st October - Greats and Gran's Day

Monday 24th October - Labour Day

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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.