Glenholme School Newsletter

Term 3 - Week 10, 29th September 2022

Kia ora e te whānau

Wow, what an exciting week we are having. In fact, an exciting two weeks.

Last Friday night our Tutanekai Miniball team played the finals for their grade. It was an exciting, fast paced game with our team playing really well as a team. Westbrook and Glenholme schools were well matched with the action going back and forth to each end of the court. We won the game 6-10. Special thanks to our coach Jaden Wright who did a fantastic job with the team throughout the season.

Straight after the Miniball game a number of our staff members competed in the annual Rotorua School lip sync competition. We also won this event for the first time ever. It was a great night with a huge group of staff members supporting our lip sync team. A special mention needs to go to Donna Burns who put the performance together.

This week an air of excitement has filled the school with our production being underway. Our tamariki and teachers have worked hard all term and this week they have made us so proud with their performances.

The leads and narrators for each performance are outstanding.

Congratulations to:

Group A Lucas Jensen, Nate Gotz, Charlie Curtis, Himanshi Mudaliar and Devon Murray

Group B Lucas Jensen, Kalani Falwasser, Karla Lazaro, Esther Aolele and Ashley Crengle

I take my hat off to Whaea Susan who wrote, produced and directed the entire show. She has put together an amazing show which has an important message which all of us can live by.

On Friday 21st October we have Greats and Grans morning here at school. Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions last year we were unable to have this special day so we are really looking forward to having lots of visitors this year.

I hope that you all have a good holiday break and look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday 17th October for Term 4.

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

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Up and Coming Events

Term Dates 2022

Term 3: 25th July - 30th September

Term 4: 17th October - 15th December

Friday 30th September - End of Term 3

Term 4

Monday 17th October-Thursday 3rd November - Rotorua Council Bike Ready Programme Year 5/6

Friday 21st October - 2023 Parental Request Forms Open

Friday 21st October - Greats and Gran's Day

Monday 24th October - Labour Day

Thursday 27th October - New Zealand ShakeOut

Friday 28th October - School Assembly

Friday 28th October - Road Patrol Award Day

Friday 11th November - 2023 Parent Request Forms Close

Thursday 8th December - Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday 12th December 9.30am Pukehangi Team Awards Ceremony

Wednesday 14th December 11.30 Tihiōtonga and Whakapoungakau Teams Award Ceremony

Thursday 15th December - Last day of Term 4 closing at 12.30pm

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.


If you want your child to Learn to Swim well, then contact Theresa at as soon as possible. Fin Swim School has a fantastic reputation for helping young swimmers develop their confidence, strokes and skills using the Glenholme School pool. The teaching pool is nice and warm and is approximately 19 x 5 meters - making it the ideal place to learn to swim! We always have two enthusiastic swim teachers in the water, which means that all the swimmers make excellent progress.

We have a few places available for Term 4 in 2022. So don't delay ... enroll today at

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