Glenholme School Newsletter

Week 2, Term 4, Thursday 28th October 2021


Kia ora,

It was wonderful yesterday to see our tamariki engaged in two exciting educational experiences with outside providers.

We were fortunate to have Dan Fisher here this week to work with our tamariki. Yesterday, it was the turn of the Year 1 and 2 classes and they were learning how to throw and catch balls by taking part in fun activities to enhance their cricket skills. On Tuesday Dan worked with tamariki in Tihiōtonga Team. A big thank you to the Rotorua Cricket Association and Geyser Cricket club for giving our tamariki this opportunity.

Currently the Lakes Council team are here at Glenholme working with Whakapoungakau Team on the Bike Ready Programme. The Bike Ready Programme encourages students to cycle instead of catching buses or taking short trips in cars. Our tamariki are really enjoying working with the trained instructors.

Today the whole school took part in the New Zealand ShakeOut national earthquake drill at 9.30am. Please reinforce this at home by asking your child what they should do in the event of an earthquake.

We are currently in the process of planning our End of Year Award Ceremonies. Due to Covid Restrictions we are planning to continue with these ceremonies but scale them down so that they do not involve large groups of tamariki. Unfortunately we will not be able to have any whanau present so we are looking at how we can stream the ceremonies to you all so you do not miss out completely.

A reminder that we have a TEACHER ONLY DAY next week on the 5th November.

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

Glenholme School Principal

Vaccination Clinic

Glenholme School has been approached by Lakes DHB for interest in a Covid-19 Pop Up Vaccination Clinic for Glenholme community (not Glenholme School students) being run after 3pm. Can parents please contact our school office if you have an interest in this clinic.

Phone: 07 3481489 or email :


C7 Cricket Coaching

Learning to conduct our own statistical investigation and display our findings.


School Uniform and Dress Code

Parents select from the range of items available what is appropriate for their child / ren

Compulsory School Uniform Sun Hat for all Year 0-6 students in terms 1 and 4

Shoes, sneakers, boots or sandals are to be plain black

Socks are to be plain black

Girls wearing winter tights must be black

Polypropylene or thermals (winter months) worn under the school uniform must be black

All new enrolments must start Glenholme School in full uniform

Students must wear regulation school uniform, non-uniform items similar in colour and style are not acceptable.

Sun hats can be purchased from the office. Payment can be made by internet banking or eft-pos.

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.


  • 28 October - Thursday - NZ Shake Out Drill 9.30am
  • 1 November - Monday - Pool Opens
  • 5 November - Friday - TEACHER ONLY DAY - Guy Fawkes Night
  • 12 November - Friday - Road Patrol Reward Day - Parent Request Forms close
  • 14 December - Tuesday - Last day of Term 4 (12.30 close)

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.