Glenholme School Newsletter
Term 1- Week 1, 3rd February 2022
Kia ora koutou,
Welcome back to school for 2022.
It is wonderful to see how settled and happy our tamariki are in their classes this year. They have all quickly settled back into school routines without any issues.
A big welcome to our new staff members for 2022.
This term we welcome Leandi Labuschagne who is teaching in A1 with Year 4,5 and 6 tamariki. Leandi is a familiar face around school. She has worked at Glenholme as a reliever and part time teacher in the past.
Also teaching in A Block, we welcome Jessie Heke to Glenholme School. Jessie is taking a Year 4,5 and 6 class in A4.
We welcome Courtney Harper who has moved to us from Rotorua Intermediate. She is teaching in B1 and has Year 1 and 2 tamariki.
Last of all we welcome Amy Earle to our school. Amy is our new teacher for the Pikopiko Programme. Many of our parents of children in Pukehangi Team will become very familiar with her.
In Week 2 we traditionally have a ‘Meet the Teacher’ afternoon. Due to COVID restrictions this year we are unable to have this event so the teachers are going to be very creative and make an imovie or video to share with you on SeeSaw. I look forward to seeing these next week.
Thank you so much to all of our school community for the support you have given us with the restrictions we have to put in place for COVID-19. This is very much appreciated by all of our staff members.
School Fare Free Travel Concession
We remain excited that school students aged 5-18 years old will be able to enjoy free bus travel on all Cityride services before 9am and from 2.30-6.30pm on school days throughout 2022.
To take up this free travel, students just need to have a registered Bee Card with a child concession loaded on it. The key is to tag on when entering and tag off when leaving the bus, so they don’t get charged a standard fare.
This means school children can save at least $13 per week when using their Bee Card on all Cityride buses.
We are currently in the final stages of a comprehensive marketing campaign targeting students and parents through school communication channels, local media outlets and social media to communicate that a registered Bee Card with a pre-loaded child concession is required to utilise the fare free service.
We have provided our bus operators and their drivers with a “Drivers Handy Hints” one-pager which is full of potential questions and their answers.
In addition to this, bus drivers will also be armed with what we are calling “I Need a Bee Card” business cards. These are for bus drivers to hand out to any student that again has not yet purchased a Bee Card but is wishing to travel for free as part of the trial.
Anyone wishing to apply for a Bee Card and get a concession loaded can visit www.beecard.co.nz
If you have any queries, please contact us at email@example.com or call 0800 4 BAY BUS.