Glenholme School Newsletter

Week 7, Term 2, Thursday 17th June 2021



We have had an exciting day today with our tamariki competing at the Central Cluster Cross Country Event at Whakarewarewa School. We can all be extremely proud of our tamariki who are competing in the event. We will be able to let you know the results in the newsletter next week.

A reminder that in early Term 3 we have Academic Achievement Discussions. The bookings for these are now open and we look forward to seeing you all here on the 4th and 5th August to share the academic progress that your tamariki have made this year.

Glenholme School teachers who are members of NZEI Te Riu Roa will be attending a paid union meeting on Thursday 24th June, with some attending in the morning and others in the afternoon.

The purpose of these meetings is for teachers to discuss the priorities for the renegotiation of their collective agreement in 2022. Issues being discussed, such as school staffing levels, directly impact on the education of your children. These meetings are a critical component of the negotiation process and it is the legal right of all members to attend a meeting and have their say.

While there will be some impact on the usual school programme that day, we have adjusted the programme to minimise disruption, and the school will remain open."

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

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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!

Glenholme School F.O.T.S. Spelling Bee 2021

THIS IS A SCHOOL WIDE SPELLING BEE. Help your child while supporting your schools fundraising. It is a great opportunity for the children to gain more confidence in spelling commonly used words in their writing as well as recognising them when they are reading. Encourage your child to learn and practice, practice, practice!


  • Every child who returns their named sponsorship card and money (from sponsors or from donations) will be entered into the draw.
  • Prizes will be drawn for each team plus several other draws!
  • Prizes include: major prize a 7" tablet, movie tickets, vouchers to local attractions, and many more.
This week marked spelling tests will go home and students can start collecting money. Return money with card inside plastic bag to the office from Monday 14th June 8.30am - 8.50am (before school starts) to Friday 2nd July (last day).

All monies must be returned by 2nd July to go into the prize draw.

Week 10 prizes will be drawn at school assembly.

Principal Awards

Awarded to students making exceptional effort and or achievement at school, therefore deserving of acknowledgement and recognition. Presented to recipients on Friday 11th June 9.15am.

Whakapoungakau Team

A1: Superior Rikihana for being a cheerful, kind, and outgoing student. Superior is always up for the challenge and always pushes herself in writing. Superior is a risk-taker in her learning. She sets a fantastic example in my classroom around learning expectations. Superior always shows she is focused and determined in her learning. A1 is lucky to have you in the classroom Superior. Ka pai o mahi Superior You are amazing!

A2: Karla Lazaro for being an exceptional member of our class who is always doing the right thing. She is a respectful student who thinks of others and helps out where she can. Karla is an inquisitive learner who asks questions to deepen her knowledge and produces work to a high standard. Tau kē Karla, keep up the awesome mahi!

A3: Emily Sollitt for being a fantastic young leader for Glenholme school. She always works hard in class and attempts every task with great thought. Emily continually demonstrates a positive attitude towards learning and asks great thought provoking questions. She is a caring person who is always willing to help others . Ka rawe Emily, we love having a respectful and hard working student in A3.

A5: Ashtyn Hunia for your contributions to Glenholme School and A5. You are a risk-taker on the sports field and in the classroom. You consistently demonstrate the Glenholme School values when representing our school at events and in how you act in the classroom and around the school. You take responsibility for your own learning, showing self-regulation and focus. Ashtyn you are kind, thoughtful, and well-liked, thank you for being so awesome.

Tihiōtonga Team

B1: Oliver Watton for continually demonstrating the Glenholme School dispositions. He is becoming more of a Risk Taker with regard to writing and is challenging himself to write more interesting text. Oliver is also beginning to understand the differences between various genres. Tu Meke Oliver!!

B3: Chloe Cullen for being a motivated and outstanding learner in B3. Chloe has been working hard with her writing, to get her ideas down and use a dictionary to help with her spelling. She has a fantastic attitude towards her ICEPT learning every morning and always shows a willingness to give new challenges a go. Keep striving for excellence Chloe, tino pai!!

B5: Amy Feng for being a hard working member of the class. Amy listens carefully to instructions and completes her work to the highest possible standard every time. Amy is a talented artist and her handwriting is always very neat. She is a wonderful role model for her classmates in B5. Keep up the good work Amy. You are a B5 superstar!

B7: Wiremu Maxwell for being a Risk Taker. Wiremu has made a huge effort with his math, he is taking more risks, and challenging himself when he is stuck in the Learning Pit. Wiremu has passed his stage 3 basic facts and is working on solving subtraction sums to 20. Pai rawa atu to mahi Wiremu.

Pukehangi Team

A6: Bella Kelemete-Vaniqi for being an outstanding role model in A6. Bella is always trying her best in her learning and this diligent attitude has seen her make fantastic progress in reading and writing. She is a happy and friendly student who is keen to help others. Bella, we are very lucky to have you in our class. You are a superstar! Keep up the enthusiasm.

Keep up the super star attitude!

B6: Billy Kiel for demonstrating excellent work habits. Billy is a resilient learner who responds well to a challenge. He is a determined reader who solves new words carefully and independently. Billy shows the same focus and determination at writing and maths time. Billy is willing to help other students too. Keep up the great work, Billy. We love having you in B6.

C6: Robyn-rae Tapu for having an amazing positive attitude to all areas of school. Robyn-rae you always work so hard in your learning and this has helped you make fantastic progress this year. When you find learning tricky, you show the learning dispositions to help you out of the learning pit. Miss Bridgeman is very proud of you Robyn-rae, ka mau te wehi!

C7: Aaliyah Makiha for being a risk Taker, collaborator and showing excellence in her learning. You have put a lot of effort into learning your spelling list Aaliyah and you have made great progress. Ka pai! Keep up the hard work Aaliyah.

C8: Navya Kumar for being a keen learner! Navya, it is fantastic watching you involve yourself in new experiences and challenging yourself with new learning. You take on teacher feedback and always present your work beautifully. It is great seeing you help others with their work too. You have made a wonderful start at Glenholme School. Well done Navya! Keep up the great work.

C9: Melody-Rose Bidois for showing herself to be a great leader, especially as line leader. She followed instructions well and wasn't tempted to run or talk when she'd been asked not to. Melody has been superb at noticing when someone needs help or when things need to get done and takes the initiative to solve the problem herself.

Upcoming Events

  • Photolife Sports Team Photos - Thursday 17th June
  • Board of Trustees Meeting - Tuesday 22nd June
  • 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

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