Glenholme School Newsletter

Term 4 - Week 5, 18th November 2021

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Principal Message

Thank you to all of our whanau who are being so supportive with the requirement to wear a mask when they enter the school grounds. I have been at the Ranolf Street entrance every morning this week and it is great to see our children giving parents a hug and kiss and then happily coming into school. Those parents who do need to come into school to settle their children are still able to do so, as long as they are going to sign in and wear a mask.

Please be mindful that these requirements are in place to keep your tamariki safe.

Congratulations to Tihiōtonga Team for the well run Athletics sports day which they were able to hold last Friday. Our teachers put in a great deal of effort and planning to ensure that the children in Tihiōtonga Team were able to participate in each event while still adhering to the current COVID restrictions in place at school. The tamariki had an enjoyable day and were able to use the skills they have learnt in the weeks of training for the event.

It is a signal that we are coming to the end of the year when we start looking at our final group of Principal Award winners and our last whole school assembly next week. We continue to have assembly via zoom. We look forward to the time when we will be able to invite parents to attend these events.

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Principal's Awards

Awarded to students making exceptional effort and or achievement at school, therefore deserving of acknowledgement and recognition.

Whakapoungakau Team

A1: Tamati Fraser for showing leadership qualities in the classroom, he is an excellent role model and is always willing to help others. Tamati is kind and is always looking out for his peers. Tamati has been showing his Glenholme Dispositions and values by always willing to participate and take the lead in classroom discussions. A1 is lucky to have you in the classroom, Tamati. Ka Pai o Mahi Tamati You are amazing!

A2: Zach Jeffries for being an organised and focused learner. He is demonstrating the skills of an excellent self-regulator by being responsible for his own learning. Zach wrote an interesting animal report after researching for facts and then organising the information into a plan. Great work on all your mahi this year Zach, you should be proud!

A3: Rayne Tarei for showing enthusiasm to take charge of his own learning and for striving to achieve excellence. Rayne shows a high level of pride in the work he produces and is a fantastic role model for Glenholme school. Keep up the great mahi Rayne, we are lucky to have you in A3.

A5: Natasha Hodge for being 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.

Tihiōtonga Team

B1: Eko Carthew for continuously demonstrating the Glenholme School values. Eko strives for excellence in everything he does and will persevere even when stuck in the Learning Pit. He enjoys helping others and has proven to be a responsible member of the class. Tu meke Eko.

B3: Robbie Dennison for consistently showing the School Values and Dispositions at all times. Robbie shows Respect and Integrity in the classroom and on the playground. He is a Self-regulator like Ngatoro-i-rangi and is a responsible and independent worker. Keep up the great work Robbie, tino pai!!

B5: Michaela Bangs for her exceptional positive attitude to school. Michaela is becoming a much more confident student in B5 She is taking more risks and is believing in her ability which is really great to see. Keep up the good work because you are a star!

B7: Aikimi Tanacio for being a respectful, well mannered young lady who interacts well with all her classmates. She understands the importance of staying focused during lessons and displays a great attitude towards her learning. Kimi exhibits our Glenholme Learning Dispositions of Risk-taker, Self regulator and Collaborator. She occupies her time constructively and works cooperatively with other students in large or small groups, readily sharing her thinking and ideas. Keep up the great work Kimi.

Pukehangi Team

B4: Zoey Enright for being a kind and considerate student of B4. She consistently shows respect by following the rules, using kind words and always being helpful. She shows integrity by being reliable and honest excellence by being a diligent student who works hard at her school work and diversity by always including others in her games. Keep up the great work Zoey.

B6: Te-Tohu-o-Wiki Roberts for being an enthusiastic learner in Year 2. Te Tohu has amazing Science knowledge to share. He has taught the class lots of interesting information about dinosaurs! Te Tohu has zoomed on with his Maths work this year and is solving challenging problems involving addition, subtraction and multiplication. He is a careful, independent reader, and a writer who can use some great descriptive language. Te Tohu is also an impressive role-model with a calm, caring manner. Tino Pai, Te Tohu! We love having you in B6.

A6: Dominick Thomas for putting in a focused effort with his learning this year. Dominick tries hard to persevere when he finds tasks challenging. Dominick is especially trying his best when writing by adding in specific details and interesting words to his stories. He is proactive and will use classroom word charts to help him with this. Great initiative and problem solving Dominick! Mrs Kiel is super proud of you! Ka mau te wehi, keep up the awesome mahi!

C6: Amelia Lewis for having a fantastic positive attitude to her learning. Amelia you are persevering when you are in the learning pit, and giving it your best try with a smile. Tumeke Amelia, keep up the hard mahi!

C7: Connie Cree for always displaying Glenholme School values. It is wonderful to see you always trying your best and taking risks in your learning. We are very lucky to have you in C7 because you are always kind, friendly, and polite to everybody around you. Keep up the hard work and beautiful attitude Connie.

C8: Oliver Prasad for his wonderful Writing and Maths work. Oliver, you have shown great determination when practising to write your name and learning to read numbers to 10. We can see how much effort you have put into this. It is fantastic to see the progress you have made. Well done Oliver! Keep up the good work.

C9: Delton Kingi-Pewhairangi for the progress he has made in writing. He can hear and write many first and last sounds in words and find several words on his word card. Delton, I love the focus you bring to our writing sessions! You are such a respectful student in C9. Kau mau te wehi, Delton.

Pre Enrolments

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.

Change of Address or Contact Phone Numbers

If you have any change of address or new phone numbers please let the office know as soon as possible. These are required to be kept up to date due to any urgent situation or sickness that may develop. · School office phone: 3481489 or txt 0212455214

Library Books

Can all books please be returned to school by the 26th November.


School Payments

To keep up with digitization and the increasing demand for safe payment options, Glenholme School prefers payments to be way of eft-pos and online banking methods. Online transactions provide a safe and convenient way for parents/caregivers to keep track of your childrens' school-related finances.


  • 01 December - Wednesday - Pukehangi Celebration Day
  • 10 December - Friday - Whakapoungakau Fun Day
  • 10 December - Friday - 10am Pukehangi Team Award Ceremony
  • 13 December - Monday - 9.30am Tihiōtonga Team Award Ceremony
  • 13 December - Monday - 11.30am Whakapoungakau Team Award Ceremony
  • 14 December - Tuesday - Last day of Term 4 (12.30 close)

These dates are for your information. Due to Covid-19 restrictions unfortunately for celebrations and assemblies we are unable to have parents/caregivers on the school grounds. The end of year Team Award Ceremonies will be live streamed.

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.