Glenholme School Newsletter

Term 4 - Week 2, 27th October 2022

Kia ora e te whānau

Thank you to all of our whānau who attended our Greats and Grans morning last Friday. It was a great turn out with many grandparents staying for the whole morning. I must say the look on the faces of some of our tamariki who did not know their grandparents were coming was priceless.

Today we took part in the National Shake Out Earthquake Drill at 9.30am. We have drills scheduled every term so that our tamariki know what to do if there is an earthquake, fire or a lockdown. Please ask your children to explain to you what they need to do in the case of an earthquake as it will help to reinforce the message.

Unfortunately at the weekend we had some speakers taken from the buildings. I know a few years ago these speakers were taken to be used on bikes. The result for us is that we can not hear the bell in three quarters of the school. While we are waiting to get the speakers replaced you may notice that it is hard to hear the bell ringing at the beginning and end of the day.

Advanced warning about Teachers Paid Union Meetings next month.

Primary and area teacher paid union meetings

Teachers in our school will be attending paid union meetings on the 22nd November to discuss the progress of negotiations for their collective employment agreements, the proposed unified public service pay offer and their Wāwāhi Tahā | Time 4 Tamariki campaign.

This campaign aims to win smaller class sizes, more support for high needs students, better recognition of cultural skills, greater job security for our essential relievers and to fairly value and recognise the work of teachers.

Our school will aim to ensure the least disruption to children's learning while upholding the right of teachers to participate in their union meeting.

Ngā mihi nui

Sarah Thompson

Parental Request Forms

Parental Request Forms for 2023 Placements are available from the school office. · We invite parents to comment on the child’s learning needs, special interests/bilingual class or abilities and other aspects regarding their placement for 2023. · If you have any additional information regarding your child’s 2023 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 11th of November. · Please note that requesting a specific staff member is not always advantageous for your child, as staff changes are expected.

School Hats

School sun hats for sale from office for $16.00.

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.

C9 Artwork

Up and Coming Events

Term Dates 2022

Term 4: 17th October - 15th December

Term 4

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.