Glenholme School Newsletter

Term 3 - Week 2, 4th August 2022

Kia ora koutou,

Thank you to all of our whānau who came to Academic Achievement Discussions last night. We look forward to seeing many more of you tonight. It is great to see that you are taking an active interest in your child’s academic progress and achievement.

Yesterday, the Whakapoungakau Team was able to attend ‘In the Heights’ at RBHS. This was a combined RGHS and RBHS production. It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to see members of our Kahui Ako schools performing. We were all really impressed with the talented members of the cast. Our staff members were very proud of our ex Glenhome Students, Adrian Hurihanganui, Lahaina Kiel and Upuia Richel.

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

Winter wellness guide for tamariki

With a rise in COVID-19, seasonal colds, flu and other respiratory infections in our communities, this guidance is to help you manage your child’s illness.


· Healthy young children can have up to 8 to 12 colds or upper respiratory tract infections each year. These are a normal part of childhood.

· A child should stay at home if they appear unwell or if they develop any of these symptoms: new runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, they are off their food and drink or show signs of feeling miserable.

· If a child becomes increasingly unwell and/or you are concerned about them, call your GP or Healthline on 0800 611 116. A child who is refusing to drink anything is likely to be very unwell.

· If an in-person appointment is required, follow your GP’s processes, which will include everyone wearing a mask if they can safely and practically do so.

· If you or a child you are caring for develops difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, fainting or becomes unconscious, call 111 immediately.

Find reliable information on how to manage colds and flus on KidsHealth and Health Navigator.

Information about health and wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi – KidsHealth

Health information for New Zealanders – Health Navigator


  • If your child has COVID-19 symptoms, the child and anyone in their household with similar symptoms should be tested for COVID-19.

  • If any household members are COVID-19 positive, other household members are at high risk of becoming infected. Everyone should isolate for at least seven days from the day that the first person receives their positive test result or becomes symptomatic (whichever is earliest).

  • All household contacts, including children, should take a rapid antigen test (RAT) on day three and day seven, or sooner if they develop symptoms. A person who has had COVID-19 in the past 90 days, does not need to isolate again as a household contact.

  • Anyone who experiences symptoms 29 days or longer after previous COVID-19 infection should test and will need to isolate if they test positive.

If your child:

  • has been isolating with COVID 19 and is feeling well after seven days, they can return to school

  • continues to be unwell and/or has symptoms after their seven-day isolation period has ended, they should remain at home to recover until 24 hours after their symptoms end

  • still feels unwell or their symptoms are worsening after ten days, they should not return to school. Call your GP or Healthline on 0800 611 116 for medical advice.

Find detailed information about COVID-19 symptoms on the Ministry of Health and Unite Against COVID-19 websites.

About COVID-19 – Ministry of Health

Information about COVID-19 – Unite Against COVID-19


  • If a child has been unwell with an illness other than COVID-19, they can return to their school 24 hours after they have significantly improved and are behaving/eating normally.

  • If a child still has a runny nose or dry cough without any other symptoms such as a fever, vomiting or diarrhoea, they are unlikely to be infectious and could be considered well enough to attend school. They should not be required to provide a doctor’s certificate or clearance to return.

  • Any child who has a runny nose after a change in temperature – for example, moving from outdoors to indoors – or sneezes due to obvious stimuli (such as the sun or dust) does not need to be sent home.

  • Hay fever and other allergies can show similar symptoms to the common cold such as sneezing, a runny or stuffy nose and coughing. If a child has a history of allergic symptoms and shows one or more of these symptoms, or an itchy face (especially around the eyes or throat), consider if hay fever or an allergy could be the cause. You may want to check with the child’s caregiver to confirm.


Follow this guidance to help keep children and whānau stay healthy during the winter months.

Provide children with healthy and nutritious food to eat. Healthy eating supports immunity and helps our bodies to work well and feel good.

Food, activity and sleep – Ministry of Health

Support children to get enough sleep. Sleep is important for restoring energy, maintaining mental and physically wellbeing, learning, and aiding healthy growth and development.

Helping young children sleep better – Ministry of Health

Encourage and create opportunities for children to be active. Being active at home, at school, at play during the weekends and in the community helps children maintain good health and wellbeing.

Activities for children and young people – Ministry of Health

It is a good idea to encourage children to play outdoors – they just need to be dressed warmly during the winter months!

Being outdoors helps to boost children’s immune systems through exposure to fresh air and enables them to make vitamin D from exposure to the sun.


More masks are being provided in the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. You do not need to have COVID-19 or have COVID-19 symptoms to get free masks.

Both medical masks and P2/N95 particulate respirator masks are available (with people at higher risk of severe illness being prioritised for P2/N95 masks).

Find out about higher risk people:

Higher risk people – Ministry of Health

You can get free face masks by:

· picking them up from testing centres and collection points alongside your free rapid antigen tests (RATs)

· visiting a participating pharmacy

· talking to a participating GP or alternative community healthcare provider.

To order RATs online visit the Ministry of Health website.

Rapid antigen testing (RAT) – Ministry of Health

Alternatively, if you’re unable to order RATs online or visit a participating healthcare provider in person, call 0800 222 478 and select option 3.

For a list of testing locations with free face masks visit the Health Point website.

COVID-19 testing – Health Point

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson


Friends of the School Math-a-thon

Glenholme School F.O.T.S. Maths A Thon 2022

Please return money with card inside plastic bag to the office by Friday 5th August (Week 2 Term 3)8.30am-8.50am (before school starts) All monies must be returned today to go into the prize draw.

Prizes drawn at school assembly -

Week 2 Term 3 Friday 5th August

F.O.T.S and the Glenholme School whānau want to give a big THANK YOU! to the below sponsors for donating vouchers for different experiences for our tamariki to do within our community. Your support means a lot to us as a Kura, especially in these uncertain times.

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

Friday 8th July - Math-a-thon Prize Draw day

Friday 8th July - End of Term 2

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.