Glenholme School Newsletter

Week 9, Term 2, Thursday 1st July 2021


Kia ora koutou,

This year, students in Whakapoungakau Team have been fortunate enough to be a part of an art focussed Creatives In Schools initiative. Students have worked alongside Jayne Baume, a talented local artist who has been teaching them all about the science, magic and artistry of glass.

Every student has attended 4 workshops with Jayne. They have learnt not only how glass transforms under different heat conditions, but have also had the chance to create 4 different and rather spectacular pieces of artwork, using these different techniques. With the expert help of Jayne, students have created pieces of artwork that reflect their own unique stories about the things they connect with. They have told their stories through their glass art.

As part of the learning journey students have also worked collaboratively to create 3 very special classroom display pieces. Each class piece tells its own story about the learning community within it.

With all the art now fired and completed, it is time for the students and Jayne to show off their fabulous creations. “The Stories Through Glass” Exhibition will take place early in term 3. We will be inviting all friends and whanau of Glenholme School to attend and celebrate with us.

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

Academic Achievement Discussions

Wednesday 4th August and Thursday 5th August 2021

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 9gqnq

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

Bookings are now open!

B5 Drawings of Whaea Jodene

Upcoming Events

  • End of Term 2 - Friday 9th July
  • Start of Term 3 - Monday 26th July
  • Academic Achievement Discussions - 4th-5th August
  • School Production - 29th September
  • School Production - 30th September
  • End of Term 3 - 1st October

Principal Awards

Awarded to students making exceptional effort and or achievement at school, therefore deserving of acknowledgement and recognition. Presented to recipients on Friday 9th July 9.15am.

Whakapoungakau Team

A1:Troy Richardson for being a great role model for Glenholme school. Troy has made many contributions to Glenholme school and is making his school proud by participating in Cross Country, mini ball, and touch. Troy has been showing that he is a risk-taker in the classroom by always participating and showing his willingness to learn. A1 is lucky to have you in the classroom Troy. Ka Pai o Mahi Troy You are amazing!

A2:Aesha Suryavanshi for her diligent and responsible approach to learning. She is always organised and proven to be a responsible student who gets on with any task. Aesha is sensible and a good role model in class. She completes all her work to a high standard and takes on feedback to improve her work. Well done Aesha!

A3: Nate Gotz for being a great role model for Glenholme School. He is a kind and conscientious student who is always willing to help others. Nate is a hard worker who works great on his own and in a group. He strives to achieve excellence in all areas of school life and he demonstrates a positive attitude towards learning. Ka mau te wehi Nate, we love having such a kind, respectful, hard working student in A3.

A5:Tūmanako Ngahere for being a hard working, respectful A5 learner. He understands what his learning intentions are for each subject and quietly works towards following and reaching the success criteria that is linked to his learning intention. Tūmanako demonstrates many of the Glenholme Schools learner dispositions. He is becoming better at taking risks, he thinks about others and becoming a great self regulator. Tūmanako happily collaborates with his peers and is helpful to all the teachers who work in A5. He is a resilient and lovely member of A5, and we are lucky to have him as part of our learning community.

Tihiōtonga Team

B1: Ruthvika Kaki for being a fantastic learner who is starting to become a self regulator. You are beginning to understand the importance of time management and are also prepared to ask for clarification if needed. With support you are taking risks and are starting to use a variety of skills in your kete to get out of the learning pit. Tu meke Ruthvika!!

B3: Ann Mary Blessan for being an outstanding learner. She strives for excellence when doing her work and always shows the school values. Ann Mary is becoming a confident risk-taker who challenges herself and cooperates well with others. Keep up the fantastic attitude Ann Mary you are a super role model in B3.

B5: Hayley Salle for being a caring and considerate member of B5. Hayley is always thinking about others and making sure that they understand what they need to do. Hayley is also a wonderful table member who always keeps her table spic and span. Hayley you are a quietly spoken member of the class but your kind gestures do not go unnoticed. Thank you for being such a B5 superstar!

B7: Taeotu Tait for being a Thinker and Innovator. He demonstrates Leadership skills and has the ability to delegate different roles to his peers. Taeotu took it upon himself to wash the class cutlery and wipe down the lunch place mats. He does an amazing job and takes his role very seriously. He organises the class and reminds students where to put their placemats and cutlery, and has also assigned different roles to his helpers. Pai rawa atu to mahi Taeotu.

Pukehangi Team

A6: Tutakangahau Manihera-Hepi for trying his best to consistently display the Glenholme School Values. His focused and positive attitude during writing time has seen him make fantastic progress in this area. Tutakangahau can write a descriptive sentence with the teacher and find words on the word card. Tu meke Tutakangahau! Keep up the wonderful attitude.

B6: Charlotte Bourke for being an excellent learner in B6. Charlotte listens carefully and works so well independently. She perseveres on all tasks until she has completed work to a high standard. Her wonderful work habits have helped her make very pleasing progress with Reading, Writing and Maths. Her Art work is so careful and colourful too! We love having you in B6, Charlotte. Keep up the wonderful work!

C6: Lucy Thompson for showing fantastic progress in all of your learning so far this year. Lucy, your positive attitude and diligence in your learning is awesome, especially in Writing where you can write complete sentences including adjectives independently. Tumeke Lucy, keep up the hard mahi!

C7: Stevie Hanna-Wiringi for putting the effort in with Reading, Writing, and Mathematics and this is showing with the progress you are making in your learning. It is great to see you moving up the progressions on our wall. Keep up the great work!

C8: Vansh Singh for being a risk taker. Vansh, it is great seeing you challenge yourself in your learning. You take on teacher feedback and confidently try out new learning experiences and skills. It is wonderful seeing you make progress in your Reading, Writing and Maths. You have made a wonderful start at Glenholme School. Keep up the great work Vansh!

C9: Poseidon-Shay Bowden-Emery for showing excellence by making his best effort to apply himself to his learning. He has shown enthusiasm by always being willing to try new things. Poseidon’s attendance at school has increased dramatically recently. This has given him the opportunity to work on learning the class rules and routines, which he has done with great success.

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