Glenholme School Newsletter

Term 1 - Week 2, 9th February 2023

Kia ora koutou,

Nau mai hoki mai ki te kura.

Welcome back to school for the 2023 school year. It was lovely on Tuesday to see all of our tamariki so eager to learn right from the start of the term. There were lots of smiles and tamariki who were very pleased to be back at school which was lovely.

Our kaiako spent the last week of the holidays taking part in three days of professional learning. On Wednesday and Thursday all of our kaiako and some of our kaiawhina completed the first Learning Days for Te Ahu o te Reo Māori. On Friday we had another Professional Development Day learning all about a programme which is from the Mental Health Foundation called ‘Pause, Prompt, Praise’. Over the coming weeks you will be able to talk to your tamariki about mindfulness and they will be able to show you what they have learnt in class.

We have an exciting term ahead. Our students in Whakapoungakau team along with one of the classes in Pukeroa Team are heading off to camp in Week 9. We need to acknowledge our Board who fully fund the cost of camp to ensure that everyone of our Year 5 and 6 tamariki has the opportunity to attend. This is a huge commitment and we thank them for this support.

Glenholme School has opted into the Government’s donation scheme. This means we will not ask parents for any donations. However, if your child plays a sport for the school there will be fees associated with the sport.

On Monday 27th February there is a paid Union Meeting for our teachers. Can you please collect your tamariki from school at 12.50pm to allow the teachers time to get to this meeting.

If your child needs to stay at school for the afternoon could you please notify the office.

Ngā mihi nui

Sarah Thompson

NZEI Union Meeting Monday 27th February 2023

NZEI Paid Union Meeting 27th February 2023

Our teaching staff will be attending a paid union meeting on Monday 27th February from 1:30pm to 3pm. We ask that you support us by collecting your child early on the afternoon of Monday 27th February.

· Please collect your child at 12:50pm.

· This will allow all Glenholme School teachers (who are NZEI members) to attend this meeting.

· School with remain "open" to supervise children of parents who are unable to collect their child/ren.

· THANK YOU for supporting us!

What if I cannot collect my child early on this day?

If you are unable to collect your child, please email the school office at or phone 07 3481489 to arrange supervision until 3pm.

We appreciate your support with this - ngā mihi nui

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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.

Up and Coming Events

Term Dates 2023

31st January - 6th April

24th April - 30th June

17th July - 22nd September

9th October - 15th December

16 February - Board of Trustees Meeting

17 February - School Assembly 9.15am

27 February - NZEI Paid Union Meeting - Students to be collected at 12.50pm

3 March - School Assembly 9.15am

6-7 March - Young Leaders Team Building at Lake Okareka

13-17 March - Making the Difference Swimming - Tihiōtonga Team

17 March - School Assembly 9.15am

20 - 24 March - Making the Difference Swimming - Whakapoungakau Team

23 March - Board of Trustees Meeting

29 March - Whakapoungakau School Camp

6 April - End of Term 1

9 April - Easter Sunday

3 - 4 May - Academic Achievement Discussions

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Dear Parent / Guardian,

Get back to school stationery ready!

We know getting ready for the first day back at school can be a challenge for parents and kids. That’s why we’ve teamed up with OfficeMax to make your back to school shop super easy. And if you order in December, you’ll go in the draw to WIN 1 of 5 $1000 cash prizes — plus, you’ll get a FREE A4 Magnetic Whiteboard Family Organiser*.

Your child’s class list is already loaded. Just go to Simply add your details, check that you want everything on the list, then click and confirm — and OfficeMax will get your delivery underway.

Order in December and choose to receive your order straight away or in January.

Laybuy* is also available, so you can pay in 6 weekly, interest-free payments and still get your order right away.

We encourage you to order early to ensure your child has all their stationery requirements ready to go in plenty of time for the start of Term 1.

So go ahead and beat the back to school rush, order today and give them the best start possible.

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Free delivery on orders over $60*

Pay now or in easy instalments — internet banking, credit cards, debit cards or pay in 6 weekly, interest-free payments with Laybuy*

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Have a safe and restful holiday.

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.