Glenholme School Newsletter

Week 2, Term 2, Thursday 13th May 2021



We are very excited to share with you our new and improved Newsletter format. One of the most exciting features of this new format is the translation feature. On the right hand side of the page you will see that you can quickly translate the Newsletter into your own language. I will show the teachers this and I know our tamariki will easily be able to show you how to use this feature.

A reminder that we have Photolife School Photos this week on Thursday and there is a new format for ordering class, sibling and individual photos. Please make sure you read the instructions in the Newsletter so that you do not miss out.

A big thank you to Whaea Min, who is our Learning Support Coordinator. Over a number of weeks Whaea Min has worked with a group of whanau members and their tamariki with the Reading Together Programme. If you missed out on the programme during Term 1 and 2 please keep an eye out for it being offered again in Term 3.

Thank you to all of our whanau who have already volunteered to be marshalls at the annual Cross Country event by giving their names to Whaea Susan. We have been fortunate with the weather so far which has enabled our tamariki to train each day for the big event.

This term we will be having the spelling bee which is the major fundraiser for FOTS (Friends of the School). Please look out for the spelling lists and sponsorship forms coming home. There are always fabulous prizes for the students which will be given out in Week 10 this term.

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson


A6's Awesome Autumn Artwork

Class and Individual Photos Thursday 13th May 2021

This year Glenholme School photographs will be available for you to view and order Online with PhotoLife Studios.

Your son or daughter will shortly bring home an online slip with their unique Access Key detailed on it. This Access Key will display all the photographs of your child. It is then an easy process for you to shop on-line and purchase the photographs you want.

If you place your order within three weeks of receiving your Access Key you will receive free delivery for your photo orders. PhotoLife has agreed to dispatch all the orders back to the school and your child will bring their photographs home

Any orders placed after this three week period will be sent directly to your specified delivery address and will incur a $6.00 Postage & Packing charge. You will see this message when you go Online to view and order your photographs.

Glenholme School Cross Country

We will be holding our annual School Cross Country event at the Tree Trust on Mokoia Drive, on Wednesday 2nd June from 9.45am - 12.50pm. The postponement date is Thursday 3rd June. All tamariki will be involved in this sporting event with the 7-11 year olds running in their age as at 3rd May. The Pukehangi tamariki will run in their year levels in boy and girl groups.

The tamariki will be running over farmland and on a gravel road so we advise they wear running shoes or sturdy footwear. We also recommend suitable running clothes as well as clothes to keep warm before and after they run.

We require parent/whanau help with marshalling on the course. If you could help out it would be much appreciated. Please contact the office as soon as possible.

Wanted - Rugby Coach

We are looking for a volunteer to coach our Rugby players at lunchtime (12.50pm to 1.20pm) a couple of times a week. This will be in the lead up to our winter sports events. If you are able to help us out could you please contact Whaea Susan here at school.

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Policy Review

During Term 2, whanau have the opportunity to contribute to the Policy Review for Reporting to Parents on Student Progress and Achievement.

SchoolDocs website -

Username - glenholme

Password - glenholme

Review Instructions

Term 2 2021

Protected Disclosure

Board and staff

Reporting to Parents on Student Progress and Achievement

Board, staff, and parents


Board and staff

How the review process works

We've explained what happens before, during, and after a review takes place in our Policy and Procedure Review Process document .

Instructions for reviewers

  1. Follow the link to each policy in the table above.
  2. Read the policy.
  3. Click the red Policy Review icon at the right-hand top corner of the page. A new screen will appear.
  4. Select your role (board member, staff member, or parent/caregiver) from the drop-down list.
  5. Enter your name (optional).
  6. Submit your ratings and comments.

    If you don't have internet access, school office staff can easily provide you with printed copies of the policy and the review form.

Upcoming Events

  • Class & Individual Photos - 13th May 9am
  • School Assembly - 14th May 9.15am
  • Hockey Season Starts for Mini/Maxi Teams - 15th May
  • Pink Shirt Day - 21st May
  • Whakapoungakau Team Museum Visit - 25th May
  • Whakapoungakau Team Museum Visit - 27th May
  • School Assembly - 28th May 9.15
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School Gates

Ranolf Street driveway gates are locked from:

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.