Glenholme School Newsletter

Week 1, Term 3, Thursday 29th July 2021


Kia ora koutou,

Welcome back to school for Term 3.

The staff all found out all about the school production at our staff meeting on Tuesday. You will no doubt start to hear all about the class items and hear the songs that the whole school is singing. This will definitely be a highlight for us this term.

A reminder about school closing early next week on Wednesday and Thursday for Academic Achievement Discussions. Your child will finish school at 2.00pm on both Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Any children who are not collected from school will be in the Library with Mrs Thompson and the support staff.

When you come into school next week for your appointment please take the opportunity to visit the ‘Stories Through Glass’ Exhibition, which will take place in A4. This will be open until 5.00pm each night. The artwork on display has been created by our very talented tamariki in Whakapoungakau Team. I have had a sneak preview and am blown away with the beautiful pieces of artwork. You will be amazed at the artist talent on display.

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

Glenholme Reading Together Workshops Term 3 2021

Kia ora,

You are invited to...

The Reading Together programme

run by Whaea Min after school in the school library.

  • The sessions are designed to help you and your tamariki have fun by reading together.

  • Each session will be one hour long and you are welcome to join us for afternoon tea. We will have fruit for the tamariki.

  • Tamariki will be encouraged to come along to play and in some sessions to read along with us.

This is the time slot for Reading Together this term.

Week 3 - 10th August

Week 4 - 17th August

Week 5 - 24th August

Week 7 - 7th September

Week 8 - 14th September

Day = Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 Venue =Library

I hope that you can join us for this wonderful opportunity.

For safety reasons we will have a sign in sheet and hand sanitizer available.

Please confirm your attendance to any session by replying to this invitation asap.

Nga mihi

Whaea Min

A1 Matariki Maths Stars

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!

100% Attendance Term 2 2021

  • A1: Troy Richardson
  • A2: Layla Thompson, Aesha Suryavanshi, Katie Smith, Himanshi Mudaliar, Ravreet Kang, Jaydah Heke, Amy Enhui, Ux Aguilar
  • A3: Apollo Tabutol, Emily Sollitt, Mosese Poafa, Micah Overbye, Toakase Napa’a, Rushika Madaan, Maxamillion Jensen, Lucas Jensen, Dranrhym Basilio
  • A5: Nyla Soliva, Ivan Simbol, Prabhleen Kaur, Ashtyn Hunia, Reid Chung
  • A6: Braxton Vile, Carter van der Vlugt, Outa Sato, Japneet Kaur, Dhevan Escudero Canuti
  • B1: Oliver Watton, Natalie Sewell, Shiya Scott, Isis Russell, Jordan Harris, Paige Bedford
  • B3: Harper van der Vlugt, Rishi Suryavanshi, Lagan Nora, Zion Mita, Zayla Mita, Leandro Escudero Canuti, Baishe Dalley-Wood, Nikau Beets
  • B5: Ashmeet Kang, Kylan Fell-Aranga, Willow Bryers, Michaela Bangs
  • B6: Kaea-Tehuirangi Topp-Rua, Hinepukohurangi Topp-Rua, Hollie Sewell, Te-Tohu Roberts, Tanishka Mudaliar, Banko Hunter
  • B7: Te Aorangi Topp-Rua, Maddison Page, Gwynneth Napa’a
  • C6: Caelan Reaside, Thomas Rakulu, Addisyn Paget, Aaleyah-Mae Hill, Dayden Heke, Aurora Aguilar
  • C7: Noah Shortland-Chung, Kaea Hokai
  • C8: Jazmyn Taylor, Laetana-Rose Palmer-Riri, Levi Mossong, Navya Kumar
  • C9: Lucy Morgan-Stone, Simran Kaur

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Principal Awards

Awarded to students making exceptional effort and or achievement at school, therefore deserving of acknowledgement and recognition. Presented to recipients on Friday 6th August 9.15am.

Whakapoungakau Team

A1: Noah Tauira Scanlan for stepping up and taking ownership of his own learning. Noah has been showing the school values and is becoming a risk-taker in the classroom. Noah has been challenging and pushing himself to achieve. He is showing perseverance in his work and is becoming a fantastic curious thinker. A1 is lucky to have you in the classroom Noah. Ka Pai o Mahi Noah You are amazing!

A2: Brodie McMillan for his diligent and responsible approach to learning. He is a focused learner who remains on task to get his work done. When he is stuck, he uses the tools in his kete such as collaborating with others or persevering through a task to see it through. Brodie is always respectful and a wonderful class member to have. Ka mau te wehi!

A3: Toakase Napa’a for striving to achieve excellence in all areas of school life. She shows a high level of pride in the work she produces and is a fantastic role model for Glenholme school. Toakase is always willing to help others including peers and teachers. She takes risks by giving things a go and encourages her peers to do the same. Ka mau te wehi Toakase, we love having a respectful, hard working student in A3.

A5: Luke Robson you have had an excellent start to Term 3., You are showing commitment to your learning and stepping up to all the new math challenges that you are being exposed to. You are asking intelligent questions about your work and listening to feedback. You are working hard to stay focused and on task. You are helpful, considerate, and a great friend. We are very fortunate to have you as a learner in A5. You are amazing!

Tihiōtonga Team

B1: Isis Russell for demonstrating all of the Glenholme School values and dispositions. You are learning that it is alright to be stuck in the learning pit and that you can use all of the strategies in your kete to help you get out. You also understand that you are continually adding to your kete with new strategies. Tu meke Isis!!

B3: Max Rolston for always displaying the Glenholme School values and dispositions. Max is a fantastic role model in B3 and is a collaborator like Tamatekapua. He works well with others and encourages everyone around him. Max is gaining confidence to take more risks with his learning and share his ideas. Keep up the super attitude and effort Max, tino pai!!

B5: Felix Ronayne for the joie de vivre that he radiates in all learning areas! Felix applies himself wholeheartedly to every task in the classroom. He enjoys the processes of crafting and editing his writing and makes sure he has just the right amount of impact for the reader so that every piece is an adventure. His love of reading is wonderful; he reads with enthusiasm, fluency and genuine interest and he enjoys reading to the class. Felix is a maths wizard as well and enjoys investigating and solving problems as efficiently as he can. Felix, your inquisitive nature and attention to detail are just excellent. B5 and Whaea Jodene are very proud of you. Well done and keep being you!

B7: Aiyanna Kokiri receives this award for being a responsible lunch monitor. She has a beautiful ahua and is always thoughtful of her peers. Aiyanna is a collaborator and works well with others. As part of her role, she puts out the place mats, cutlery, and lunches. Aiyanna is a wonderful role model in B7. Pai rawa atu to mahi Aiyanna.

Pukehangi Team

A6: Carter van der Vlugt for starting term 3 with a sensational attitude and being a keen learner! Carter, you show determination and enthusiasm towards new learning. You persevere with challenges in all curriculum areas and have made fantastic progress this year. Mrs Kiel is super impressed with your motivation. Ka mau te wehi, keep up the awesome mahi Carter!

B6: Kaea Topp-Rua for being an enthusiastic learner in B6. Kaea concentrates closely on completing work to a high standard. She has produced careful, creative Art work. Kaea has also made very pleasing progress with Reading, Writing and Maths, helped by her keen, determined attitude. She loves helping other students too. Well done, We love having you in B6, Kaea.

C6: Reegan-Jayde Conroy for being a fabulous self-regulator in all aspects of school life. Reegan-Jayde you challenge yourself in your learning, working hard to achieve your best work. This is helping you make fantastic progress in all curriculum areas. You are a great role model in C6, we are super lucky to have you. Ka mau te wehi Reegan-Jayde!

C7: Neriah Warena, you have really been 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 and to see how proud you are of your achievements. Keep up the great work!

C8: Hameed Al Chakif for making a great start to his learning journey at Glenholme School. Hameed, it is wonderful seeing you involve yourself in new experiences and taking risks in your learning. You have made good progress in Reading, Writing and Mathematics! It is great watching your confidence continue to grow. Well done Hameed!

C9: Jorge Dublin for taking great pride in his work this week and putting his best effort into his learning. Ka mau te wehi!

Upcoming Events

  • Academic Achievement Discussions - 4th/5th August, Week 2
  • School Assembly - Friday 6th August
  • Board of Trustees Meeting - Tuesday 10th August
  • Tihiōtonga Team Museum Visit - Tuesday August 17th
  • Tihiōtonga Team Museum Visit - Tuesday August 19th
  • School Assembly - Friday 20th September
  • School Production - 29th September
  • School Production - 30th September
  • End of Term 3 - 1st October

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.

Academic Achievement Discussions

Wednesday, Aug. 4th, 2:15pm to Thursday, Aug. 5th, 6:45pm

149 Ranolf Street

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

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!