Glenholme School Newsletter

Term 2- Week 1, 5th May 2022

Kia ora koutou,

The school has been a hive of activity with the learning programmes all up and running. Across the school all of our tamariki and staff are happy to be back into the routine of school life.

This week we have all welcomed the change to the Orange Traffic Light setting. It has been great to see our tamariki having the opportunity to play with their friends and whānau who are in different teams. Hopefully there will be no need to return to restricted areas in the playground anytime soon.

A reminder that we have Academic Achievement Discussions next week

  • School closes at 2.00pm on Wednesday 11th May and Thursday 12th May

  • If your child needs to be looked after here at school until 3.00pm please let the class teacher or the school office know.

Appointments are now open and can be made online

Our event code is q72p5

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

Please bring your child with you to the Academic Achievement Discussions so that they can tell you about their learning and their next learning steps.

The Golden Questions your child can talk about.

Where am I now? How do I know?

How am I going? What do I need to learn?

Where to next? Where am I heading? What is my goal?

We have an exciting term to look forward to with everyone already training for winter sports codes, the school cross country and a special event later in the term which is a TRY Challenge. Look out for more information about how you can be involved in these events either as a spectator or marshall.

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

Principal's Awards

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

Whakapoungakau Team

A1: Jaydah Heke is a diligent learner. She knows what her learning intentions are and strives towards achieving each success criteria that are linked to these learning intentions. She also demonstrates integrity and respect towards her teachers and peers. We are lucky to have her in our class!

A2: Daniel Lochead for his positive and motivated approach to learning. He has settled brilliantly into term 2 and is demonstrating an eagerness towards new learning. He shows fantastic collaboration skills and happily shares his ideas and opinions with the class. Ka rawe Daniel! Whaea Jade and A2 appreciate the great mahi you are doing.

A3: Felix Ronayne for demonstrating a positive attitude towards his learning. Felix is an inquisitive thinker, who shows great curiosity. He asks thought provoking questions and is beginning to challenge himself to extend his learning in all areas. Keep up the great mahi Felix, we are lucky to have you in A3.

A4: CJ Tuhakaraina has had a tino rawe start to term 2. He exhibits a positive outlook and attitude within our akomanga and consistently demonstrates our Glenholme values and learning dispositions. In particular, he perseveres when faced with difficulty by asking questions drawing on the likes of Te Ao Kapurangi, and Ngataroirangi learning dispositions. A4 is grateful to have CJ apart of our learning community! Ka mutu pea CJ!

A5: Jarod Moloney has had a focussed and positive start to term 2. He consistently demonstrates the Glenholme school values by being respectful, having integrity, and striving for excellence. Jarod uses great strategies to get out of the Learning Pit and as a result is really starting to fly in his learning. He is friendly, considerate and hardworking. A5 is so very fortunate to have Jarod as part of their learning community. Ka rawe Jarod, you are awesome!

Tihiōtonga Team

B3: Aaleyah-Mae Hill for always showing the School Values and Dispositions. Aaleyah-Mae has been working hard and gaining confidence with her Maths. She works diligently to complete her work and always tries her best. Aaleyah-Mae is a very helpful and responsible member of B3 and she shows initiative to complete tasks around the room without being asked. Keep up the fantastic work and attitude Aaleyah-Mae, tino pai!!

B4: Aurora Aguilar for continually demonstrating the Glenholme School dispositions. She is becoming more of a Risk Taker in Maths and is enjoying the challenge of working with a group of Year 4 students. Aurora is continually building on her kete of skills and can confidently articulate the strategies she has used. A great start in Tihiotonga team. Tu Meke Aurora!!

B5: Ro-Ne Peniston for being a B5 superstar. Ro-Ne is a wonderful role model in the class. She always tries her best to complete work to a high standard. Ro-Ne manages herself well and works carefully to complete tasks on time. She is a sensible, well mannered girl who is a pleasure to have in the class. Keep up the great effort Ro-Ne.

B7: Te-Tohu Roberts is a respectful, well mannered young man who is a pleasure to have in B7. He understands the importance of staying focused during lessons and displays a great attitude towards his learning. Te-Tohu exhibits our Glenholme Learning Dispositions of Risk-taker, Self regulator and Thinker. Te-Tohu has done an excellent job completing his Solar System Unit, this is evident in his Book Creator as well as taking out the top prize every week for Kahoot. Pai rawa atu to mahi Te-Tohu.

Pukehangi Team

B1: Carter Bangs for having amazing writing focus this week by knowing where your book is, what to do during writing time and coming up with amazing ideas. Keep it up!

B6: Poutama Paul-Karena for the excellent start he has had in the Whānau Whare. Poutama has settled in extremely well and is joining in enthusiastically with the Nurture Programme. He is showing respect and manners and is making friends with the other tamariki. Ka rawe Poutama!

A6: Lantana-Rose Palmer Riri for being a wonderful role model in A6. She has beautiful manners during mat time and when listening to teacher instructions. Lantana-Rose has started the term off with a positive attitude, especially towards literacy. When writing, she is trying very hard to write down sounds she can hear in tricky words. Keep being awesome Laetana-Rose.

C6: Navya Kumar for demonstrating excellence in your learning that has helped you make wonderful progress so far. Navya you are working hard and persevere when learning is tricky. You take great pride in your work and achievements. You are a kind and caring classmate and C6 are lucky to have you. Tino pai!

C7: Savvy Kaur for having a great attitude to learning. She works so calmly and carefully, and is always keen to do her best work. Savvy is a Home Reading Champion ! She works hard at home and at school. Keep up your wonderful work, Savvy. We love having you in C7.

C8: Andrew Hill has consistently shown excellence since he started school in term one. He turns up to school every day ready to learn. Andrew's positive attitude to his school work has led to him making great progress, especially in reading and writing. He is always keen to take part in class and group activities, and has lots of bright ideas to share with his peers. Keep up the great work Andrew!

C9: Abhinav Praveen for showing all the Glenholme school values.

Respect for his classmates and teachers

Integrity as he can always be relied upon to do the right thing

Diversity by including others in his activities

Excellence as he is a hard worker who wants to do his best.

Keep up the great start to your learning journey at Glenholme Abhinav!

B1 Artwork

Academic Achievement Discussions - Week 2, Term 2

Academic Achievement Discussions

Wednesday 11th May and Thursday 12th May 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 q72p5

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 11th May and Thursday 12th May.

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

Wednesday 11th May - Academic Achievement Discussions

Thursday 12th May - Academic Achievement Discussions

Thursday 19th May - Class/Individual Photos

Monday 6th June - Queen's Birthday

Thursday 16th June - Team Photos

Friday 24th June - Matariki Day

Friday 21st October - Greats and Gran's Day

Monday 24th October - Labour Day

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.