Glenholme School Newsletter

Term 2 - Week 4, 26th May 2022

Kia ora koutou,

Thank you to everyone who supported Pink Shirt Day last Friday. Congratulations to the Young Leaders who raised $444.00 which will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation. This is a very worthwhile cause which I am pleased we were able to support.

Friends of the School (FOTS) is a small, hard working group who raise money to provide opportunities for the tamariki at our school. Next week we are fortunate to have a production coming to school. FOTS have paid for every child in the school to attend this show. You will be hearing more about FOTS shortly as this group is organizing a Math-a-thon fundraiser. Please look out for more information about the Math-a-thon which will be coming home with your child on Friday.

A reminder that we have a Kāhui Ako Teacher Only Day on Friday 3rd June. The workshops for teachers that are offered will include workshops which are being presented by Glenholme School staff members. We will be sharing the great work that is happening at Glenholme School around Learning Through Play, the Nurture Programme and Visible Learning.

We are looking forward to the Cross Country event at the Tree Trust next week on Wednesday. Please come along to support your child.

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

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Autumn Art from Artists in C7

Long COVID in children

Long COVID describes the symptoms that continue or develop after the initial COVID-19 symptoms.

This is usually longer than 12 weeks after a person is first infected.

Most people with COVID-19 recover completely and return to normal health. People usually recover from COVID-19 after two to six weeks and many make a full recovery within 12 weeks.

KidsHealth has provided some useful information about COVID-19 symptoms in children:

  • for most children with mild COVID-19, they will be back to normal within a week. A small number of children might take up to two weeks to feel back to normal

  • most children with COVID-19 will have a mild illness and get better quickly

  • for a child or young person to have a diagnosis of post-COVID-19 condition (long COVID) their symptoms need to be having an impact on their everyday functioning and cannot be explained by another condition

  • nearly all children will fully recover and return to normal health

  • scientists and health professionals are still learning about long COVID, but studies so far have found:

    • children are much less likely to have long COVID than adults

    • children recover faster than adults

    • it mostly affects children over the age of 10 – it's very rare in younger children.

Further information is also available on the KidsHealth website, including caring for a child with COVID-19.

Recovering from long COVID – KidsHealth

Caring for a child with COVID-19 – KidsHealth

Long COVID – Ministry of Health NZ

School Cross Country Wednesday 1st June 9.20am - 12.30pm

We will beholding our annual School Cross Country event at the Tree Trust on Mokoia Drive, on Wednesday 1st June from 9.20am-12.30pm. The postponement date is Thursday 2nd June. All tamariki will be involved in this sporting event with the 7-11 year olds running in their age as at 2nd 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. Parents, caregivers and whānau are welcome to come along to support our tamariki. As there is limited parking on Mokoia Drive, please utilise the car-park at the bottom of Mokoia Drive and walk up to the Tree Trust; or the car-park at the Kotuku St (off Kiwi St) entrance and walk through to the Tree Trust (approx 300m).

We require parents and whānau marshals on the course. If you could help out it would be much appreciated. Please contact the school office asap. Thanks whānau, let's hope it is a fine day!

Whaea Susan (Susan Swann-Eason)

2022 Sports Coordinator

Kerbside organic waste collection - Te Kohinga Pararopi

The volumes of household waste being produced in our district are continuing to rise, resulting in increasing costs of waste disposal. Waste is also the third biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in our district.

We are looking for feedback from our community on a proposed kerbside organic waste collection service to help reduce the waste currently going to landfill.

Niki Carling Kaiwhakatere Āhua Toiora Taiao | Environmental Health Performance Manager

Waea: 07 351 8171 | 027 324 3244
Īmera: | Ipurangi:
Taunga: 1061 Haupapa St, Private Bag 3029, Rotorua Mail Centre, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand

Up and Coming Events

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Term Dates 2022

Term 2 2nd May - 8th July

Term 3 25th July - 30th September

Term 4 17th October - 16th December

Friday 27th May - School Assembly

Tuesday 31st May - Show - "Drama Goes Viral"

Wednesday 1st June - School Cross Country

Thursday 2nd June - Postponement School Cross Country

Friday 3rd June - TEACHERS ONLY DAY

Monday 6th June - Queen's Birthday

Thursday 16th June - Team Photos

Friday 24th June - Matariki 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.