Glenholme School Newsletter

Week 4, 11th November 2021

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Kia ora,

As we move closer to the date when all teachers, teacher aides, principals, administration staff and caretakers are required to be vaccinated to comply with the Public Health Order, I can assure you that all of our staff meet the requirement of the mandate.

The requirement to be vaccinated is also for those people working for the school and this includes unpaid work such as volunteering. Any parents or caregivers who volunteer and are regularly in the school when the students are present will be required to be vaccinated. This is also the case if you are volunteering for any trips and camps outside the school.

Adults who are attending preschool classes with their preschoolers from the 16th November will also need to be vaccinated.

Whanau are able to drop off or pick up their tamariki outside the school. We ask that you also meet the requirements of the mandate.

We will continue to have health and safety systems in place to keep our school as safe as possible for your tamariki:

From 16th November at Alert Level 2 we will:

  • ensure that large events and activities involving the whole school do not take place such as sports events, assembly and whole school prize givings.

  • ask that parents and caregivers to wear a face covering (this is an expectation for all alert levels when people are out and about)

  • staff may also prefer to wear a face covering

  • encourage physical distancing of two metres where practicable

  • ask parents and caregivers to meet with teachers outside the classroom if possible

  • we will ensure hand sanitiser is available indoors

  • encourage anyone who is not feeling well should not come onto the school site and we encourage you to seek advice about getting tested.

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

Glenholme School Principal

Policies and Procedures


Review Instructions

Term 4 2021 review topics


Māori Educational Success

  • Board

  • Staff

  • Parents

Instructions for reviewers

  1. Follow the link to each policy in the table above.

  2. Read the policy.

  3. Click the red Under 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.

C9 Masks - Guess Who!

Pre Enrolments

Five Year Old New Entrant Pre–Enrolments Glenholme School welcomes new arrivals to the school. Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the year should notify the school to assist the school to plan appropriately for the next terms. We would like to encourage parents to contact Mrs Molly Norton (Deputy Principal) to confirm future student enrolments. To help determine future classroom placements, it is vital that the school has as much information as possible about future students. Enrolment forms are available at the school office or you can contact Mrs Norton Deputy Principal 348-1489 ext 203 or email Glenholme School.

Parental Request Forms

Parental Request Forms for 2022 Placements are available from the school office. · We invite parents to comment on the child’s learning needs, special interests or abilities and other aspects regarding their placement for 2022. · If you have any additional information regarding your child’s 2022 placement that you would like Glenholme School to consider, please provide additional information in a letter addressed to Molly Norton – Deputy Principal, Glenholme School. · These forms are available from the school office. They are due back to the school office by Friday 12th of November. · Please note that requesting a specific staff member is not always advantageous for your child, as staff changes are expected.

Change of Address or Contact Phone Numbers

If you have any change of address or new phone numbers please let the office know as soon as possible. These are required to be kept up to date due to any urgent situation or sickness that may develop. · School office phone: 3481489 or txt 0212455214

Library Books

Can all books please be returned to school by the 26th November.


School Payments

To keep up with digitization and the increasing demand for safe payment options, Glenholme School prefers payments to be way of eft-pos and online banking methods. Online transactions provide a safe and convenient way for parents/caregivers to keep track of your childrens' school-related finances.

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  • 12 November - Friday - Parent Request Forms close
  • 12 November - Friday - Road Patrol Reward Day Cancelled
  • 01 December - Wednesday - Pukehangi Celebration Day
  • 10 December - Friday - Whakapoungakau Fun Day
  • 10 December - Friday - 10am Pukehangi Team Award Ceremony
  • 13 December - Monday - 9.30am Tihiōtonga Team Award Ceremony
  • 13 December - Monday - 11.30am Whakapoungakau Team Award Ceremony
  • 14 December - Tuesday - Last day of Term 4 (12.30 close)

These dates are for your information. Due to Covid-19 restrictions unfortunately for celebrations and assemblies we are unable to have parents/caregivers on the school grounds. The end of year Team Award Ceremonies will be live streamed.

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.