Glenholme School Newsletter

Term 4 - Week 1, 20th October 2022

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Ānei te pikitia ātaahua i ō mātou kaiako whakamiharo.

I haere ana mātou ki te wānanga o Te Ahu o te reo Māori ki Te Puia ki te hararei kura!! I pukumahi ana mātou ki te ako i te reo Māori, ki te kōrero i te reo Māori hoki!

Here is a beautiful photo of our awesome teachers. In the school holidays, we went to Te Puia for the Te Ahu o te reo Māori course. We worked very hard to learn te reo Māori and how to speak te reo Māori!

Welcome back to Term 4.

We are looking forward to welcoming our whānau tomorrow for Greats and Grans morning. We had to cancel this event last year due to COVID restrictions so we are really looking forward to having our visitors at school on Friday.

Tomorrow you are also able to collect the Parental Request forms from the office to help us with class placements for 2023. It is particularly important this year if you would like your child placed in a bilingual class that you indicate this on that form. We organise the classes for next year well before the end of the year so if you would like to fill in one of these forms please hand it to the office by Friday 11th November.

At the moment we are going to offer a bilingual class at the Year 3 and Year 4 level and if there is enough interest at the Year 5 and Year 6 level we could possibly also have one at this level.

Ngā mihi nui

Sarah Thompson

Greats & Grans Day Tomorrow - Friday 21st October commencing at 9am

C8 Artwork

Principal's Awards

Principal's Awards Awarded to students making exceptional effort and or achievement at school, therefore deserving of acknowledgement and recognition. Students will be presented with their awards on 28th October 2022.

Whakapoungakau Team

A1: Karla Lazaro is a A1 Superstar, she showed great dedication to production and performed beautifully in her lead role. Karla is a awesome role model for A1 and is always willing to help others. We are pleased to have you in our class. A1 are very lucky to have youl. Ka pai o mahi Karla, Keep up the awesome work!

A2: Wiremu Hokai-Tuhoro for his positive and motivated approach to learning. He is making good choices in class to ensure he is working responsibly and getting his work done. Wiremu is always respectful and encouraging of others to do well. I was super proud of him during the production where he demonstrated awesome courage and commitment to our class dance. Ka wani kē! Great job Wiremu!

A3: Skyla-Raine Lucas for showing improved enthusiasm to come to school ready to learn each day. She has been demonstrating a positive attitude towards her learning and is beginning to take risks. Skyla-Raine shows respect to her classmates and is always willing to help others. Ka rawe Skyla-Raine, we love having such a helpful and respect student in A3.

A4: Caleb Williams has shown consistent progress in demonstrating respect, perseverance, and resilience. He has made a solid effort to avoid and overcome distractions that may interrupt his learning process. In particular, he strives to be a better version of himself to be a good role model for his Pukehangi buddies. His enthusiastic curiosity and questioning uplifts our learning community in A4 and contributes to maintaining our safe risk-taking environment. Tēnā te mana o rehua Caleb (You're the man)!

A5: Rena Macfarlane has had an excellent start to term 4. He is starting to take charge of his learning and is working really hard to show respect and be respectful. Rena is becoming more confident when presenting to an audience and was excellent during our production. He is an energetic, clever and well-liked member of A5. Rena we are proud of the effort that you are making to follow classroom expectations, keep up the awesome work.

Tihiōtonga Team

B3: Emine Gergoz is a fantastic member of B3. She always demonstrates the Glenholme School values in all aspects of her school life. Emine continues to make excellent choices both inside and outside the classroom. Well done Emine.

B4: Manuel Harris for becoming a risk taker. You are continually on task, complete your work to the best of your ability but are not afraid to make mistakes and ask for help if needed. You are beginning to understand the importance of the learning pit and are gathering a variety of strategies to assist when you get stuck. Ka mau te wehi!

B5: Ryan Henderson for being a B5 superstar. Ryan always tries his best on each and every task he completes. He is excellent at getting himself out of the learning Pit as he asks for help just at the right time. Ryan is such a pleasure to have in the class and he always has an interesting story to tell. He rawe koe Ryan. Keep up the great work!

B7: Lachlan Kiff is a respectful, polite, and a trustworthy young man who exhibits our Glenholme Values. He is a Self Regulator and understands the importance of staying focused during lessons, displaying a great attitude toward learning. Lachlan occupies his time constructively and works cooperatively with other students in large or small groups, readily sharing his thinking and ideas. Lachlan consistently strives for Excellence and is beginning to take more risks and challenge himself. He tino miharo koe.

Pukehangi Team

A6: Luka Te Kira- Nicholls for starting term 4 with a focused and superstar attitude towards learning. Mrs Kiel is blown away by your enthusiasm during literacy time. You are keen to sound out new words and use the alphabet card to help you write letters. Keep up the winning attitude. Tu Meke Luka!

B1: Ahaan Bhandri for an awesome start to Term 4! The first few days you came into class ready to listen, showing amazing mat manners and being very helpful. Awesome work showing the school values, keep it up!

C6: Jayden Pugh for having a positive attitude to his learning. Ka pai to mahi Jayden, you are trying really hard to complete your best work in all of your learning. This is helping you make great progress - especially in your writing where you are attempting to write tricky words by listening to all of the sounds you can hear. Keep up the hard work Jayden, tumeke!

C8: Sadie-Jewel Ahhoy-Singers has not been at school for long, but already she has shown that she understands our school values. Sadie consistently shows respect by sitting beautifully at mat mat time, using listening ears and kind words. She shows excellence in her enthusiasm to learn. She works hard during learning time and is already making noticeable improvements in her reading and writing. Keep up the great work Sadie!

C9: Skyla de Bruyn for the focus she is bringing to her learning this term. Skyla is listening carefully during class discussions and contributing relevant feedback on shared stories and topics. It is pleasing to see the progress Skyla is making in forming correct letter sounds and her enthusiasm in writing new words every morning before school. Keep up the great mahi Skyla.

Up and Coming Events

Term Dates 2022

Term 4: 17th October - 15th December

Term 4

Friday 21st October - 2023 Parental Request Forms Open

Friday 21st October - Greats and Gran's Day

Monday 24th October - Labour Day

Thursday 27th October - New Zealand ShakeOut

Friday 28th October - School Assembly

Friday 28th October - Road Patrol Award Day

Friday 11th November - 2023 Parent Request Forms Close

Thursday 8th December - Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday 12th December 9.30am Pukehangi Team Awards Ceremony

Wednesday 14th December 11.30 Tihiōtonga and Whakapoungakau Teams Award Ceremony

Thursday 15th December - Last day of Term 4 closing at 12.30pm

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.


If you want your child to Learn to Swim well, then contact Theresa at as soon as possible. Fin Swim School has a fantastic reputation for helping young swimmers develop their confidence, strokes and skills using the Glenholme School pool. The teaching pool is nice and warm and is approximately 19 x 5 meters - making it the ideal place to learn to swim! We always have two enthusiastic swim teachers in the water, which means that all the swimmers make excellent progress.

We have a few places available for Term 4 in 2022. So don't delay ... enroll today at

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