Glenholme School Newsletter

Week 10, Term 3, Thursday 30th September 2021


Kia ora,

As you know, in New Zealand we are well underway with our largest ever vaccination campaign, and free COVID-19 vaccines are being provided for everyone who is eligible (currently ages 12 and over).

At the time of this letter, 77 percent of the population have had their first dose, and 43 percent of the population are fully vaccinated.

I understand that many of you have questions about our staff being vaccinated.

Though the Ministry of Health advises that everyone who is eligible should get a vaccination, no one in New Zealand is legally required to get the vaccine. A person’s vaccine status also remains private information. While they are encouraged to be vaccinated, our teachers are not obliged to share their vaccination status and have the same right to make a choice about their COVID-19 vaccination as everybody else.

While high rates of vaccination in our community are very important, there are also a large range of mitigations in place in our school to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including staff and students staying away if they are unwell, regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces and keeping rooms well-ventilated.

It is also important to know that public health experts have said that compared to other places, schools and early learning services are not environments where we have seen significant spread of COVID-19. Household members and work colleagues who are in close contact with people with COVID-19 are the most common sources of transmission.

When considering vaccination, we encourage you to make sure you have the right information about what the vaccine is, why it’s important, and what the benefits are.

If you know anyone who is hesitant about getting the vaccine, there is some really great information available on the Unite Against COVID-19, Ministry of Health and Karawhiua websites. Please check it out.

We’d also remind you that the vaccine is also just one part of keeping everyone safe. We’d encourage you all to keep doing all the things you’ve already been doing – scan in everywhere you go, wash your hands often, and regularly clean and disinfect surfaces. Together, we can continue to prevent spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

Glenholme School Principal


School Uniform and Dress Code

Parents select from the range of items available what is appropriate for their child / ren

Compulsory School Uniform Sun Hat for all Year 0-6 students in terms 1 and 4

Shoes, sneakers, boots or sandals are to be plain black

Socks are to be plain black

Girls wearing winter tights must be black

Polypropylene or thermals (winter months) worn under the school uniform must be black

All new enrolments must start Glenholme School in full uniform

Students must wear regulation school uniform, non-uniform items similar in colour and style are not acceptable.

B6 Artwork

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Upcoming Events

  • End of Term 3 - 1st October
  • Term 4 Starts - 18th October
  • Greats n Grans Day - 22nd October subject to Alert Levels at the time
  • Labour Weekend - 25th October

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.