Glenholme School Newsletter

Week 1, Term 4, Thursday 21st October 2021


Kia ora,

Welcome back to Term 4. It is hard to believe that it is already the last term of the year.

We are really disappointed that we have needed to cancel a number of events due to COVID restrictions. Greats and Grans Day tomorrow will not go ahead and we have also cancelled our School Athletics Day.

With so much uncertainty around levels we have made the decision to not go ahead with the whole school production this year.

In saying this there are things for our tamariki to look forward to.

In Week 3 we are planning to start swimming, so look out for the notices with reminders about bringing togs to school.

A reminder that it is Labour Weekend this weekend. We will see everyone back on Tuesday 26th October.

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

Glenholme School Principal


Before session 1 of our Talanoa Ako programme commences on the 3rd of November, we will be hosting a Meet & Greet Talanoaga Evening.

This is for all Pasifika families who wish to gain a better understanding of what Talaonoa Ako is all about.

We warmly invite everyone, whether they have registered for the Talanoa Ako Programme or not to come and have a listen, have the opportunity to meet our Talanoa Ako team and ask any questions they may have about the Talanoa Ako programme.

Nau Mai Haere Mai/ Afio Mai Tagata Pasifika!

Talanoa Ako Meet & Greet Talanoaga

Welcome and information Evening on what our Talanoa Ako Programme offers our Pasifika Families.

Date: Wednesday the 27th of October

Venue: The Harwood Library, Rotorua Boys’ High School

Time: 6pm-7pm

Light kai refreshments will be provided

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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.

Principal's Award

Awarded to students making exceptional effort and or achievement at school, therefore deserving of acknowledgement and recognition.

Whakapoungakau Team

A1: Ma’ata Poafa consistently has a positive approach to school. Each school day Ma’ata enthusiastically comes into class and is adored by her peers. Ma’ata has been working hard on reading, writing, and maths and has made vast progress this year. She is becoming very independent in class and working with others. A1 is lucky to have you in the classroom, Ma’ata. Ka Pai o Mahi Ma’ata You are amazing!

A2: Sameera Nisha for being a hard working and focused learner. She is demonstrating the qualities of being an excellent Self-Regulator by being independent and organised. She pays careful attention to complete her work to a high standard of which she can be proud. Sameera’s positive and happy attitude is really enjoyed in our class and we think you are fantastic. Tino pai rawa atu!

A3: Devon Murray quietly gets on with her work and is always in the right place at the right time. She shows a high level of pride in the quality of work that she produces and she consistently challenges herself to take risks in her learning. Devon continually demonstrates a positive attitude towards learning. Ka rawe Devon, we love having a respectful, hard working student in A3.

A5: Callun Daniels had an excellent start to Term 4. Your speech was delivered with confidence, expression, and great eye contact. You are mature and sensible and a great role model for other students in the classroom. You constantly show the Glenholme School Values and it is a pleasure to have you in A5. Thank you for being so awesome.

Tihiōtonga Team

B1: Hinerangi Timu for being a great learner in B1. You are developing great collaboration skills and can work successfully with a variety of other students in the class. You can also be relied upon to complete work independently and are always prepared to help others if needed. Ka Pai Hinerangi.

B3: Baishe Dalley-Wood for being an outstanding Collaborator like Tametekapua. Baishe is helpful to others and encourages them if they need help. He shows initiative when guiding his peers to complete their work. Baishe is a respectful member of B3 who is always willing to help. Keep up the good work Baishe!!

B5: Turongoihi Manihera-Hepi for beginning the term in a positive way. Turongoihi is a pleasure to have in the class. He is always very polite and goes out of his way to help his peers and the teacher when needed. Turongoihi is making good progress across the curriculum and it is great to see him making good choices about getting on with his work. Keep up the excellent effort Turongoihi. Well done!

B7: Himanya Singh receives this award for being a Risk Taker and Self Regulator. Himanya consistently strives to do her personal best and has built up the courage to ask for help when she is in the Learning Pit. Himanya has done an amazing job with her Bee Unit and is working towards finishing her Book Creator. Pai rawa atu to mahi.

Pukehangi Team

A6: Shanaya Singh for being a fantastic role model in A6, she always shows Respect and Integrity to her teacher and her classmates. Shanaya is keen to help those around her and is a kind friend. She demonstrates the value of Excellence by trying her hardest in all curriculum areas. It is an absolute delight to have you in our class. Keep up the superstar attitude! Mrs Kiel is proud of you.

C6: Aaleyah-Mae Hill for being a fantastic self-regulator. You always strive to do your best in your learning, and this is helping you make fantastic progress. Aaleyah-mae you are a wonderful role model in C6, we are lucky to have you! Tumeke Aaleyah-mae!

B4: Leah Douglas has learned the school routines and always follows the school rules. She shows respect by using kind words, always helping to tidy up and sharing the toys with others in the class. Leah sets a great example to others in the class. Well done Leah!

B6: Ezra Te Kira - Nicholls for being a very cheerful, co-operative learner in B6. Ezra joins in well with all our activities, always with a happy smile on his face. He is working hard to build up the number of words he can read and write on his own. Ezra has also been doing some great maths work with addition. Tino Pai, Ezra. We love having you in our class!

C7: Autumn-Lee Rapana-Isaac, you have really been putting the effort in with your learning and this is showing with the progress you are making, especially in your Writing and Reading. It is great to see you moving up the progressions on our wall. Ka pai! Keep up the great work Autumn!

C8: Brooklynn Pedersen for striving for excellence! Brooklynn, you are a keen learner who involves yourself in all new learning experiences. You have been taking on teacher feedback and challenging yourself in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Your enthusiasm towards learning has resulted in you moving up the Learning Progressions. Well Done Brooklynn!

C9: Aroha-Moana Kingi for taking a keen interest in letters and words during Reading and Writing. Aroha-Moana is enjoying the success of writing and reading several words. She is starting to use her letter sound knowledge to try spelling new words. Keep striving for your best. Pai mahi!

Daffodil Day 1st October

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Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Art

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  • 22 October - Friday - Parent Request Forms available
  • 25 October - Monday - Labour Day
  • 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.