Glenholme School Newsletter

Term 1 - Week 3, 16th February 2023

Kia ora koutou,

Thank you to you all for your support on Tuesday keeping your tamariki at home so that we could ensure the school was safe for them to return on Wednesday.

We did have a small number of students who came to school as usual. Fortunately we had two staff members on the gates and they were able to send these tamariki back home.

If you are able to get access to our school Facebook page, the School Website, the school app or SeeSaw these are the ways that we use to contact you if there is something which we need to contact you about. We also use paper notices but for an event like closing the school this was not possible.

Glenholme School Facebook

Glenholme School Website

Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions about SeeSaw and you need help to get access to it for your child.

At the bottom of our school website page there is a section ‘What’s Happening At Glenholme School’. On this page you are able to see the latest notifications which have gone on the School App, Newsletters and the school Calendar. You can also go to the News & Events tab at the top of the home page.

Ngā mihi nui

Sarah Thompson

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NZEI Union Meeting Monday 27th February 2023

NZEI Paid Union Meeting 27th February 2023

Our teaching staff will be attending a paid union meeting on Monday 27th February from 1:30pm to 3pm. We ask that you support us by collecting your child early on the afternoon of Monday 27th February.

· Please collect your child at 12:50pm.

· This will allow all Glenholme School teachers (who are NZEI members) to attend this meeting.

· School with remain "open" to supervise children of parents who are unable to collect their child/ren.

· THANK YOU for supporting us!

What if I cannot collect my child early on this day?

If you are unable to collect your child, please email the school office at or phone 07 3481489 to arrange supervision until 3pm.

We appreciate your support with this - ngā mihi nui

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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 Friday 17th February 2023.
Whakapoungakau Team

A1: Carissa Rikihana is always helpful around the classroom. Carissa is always demonstrating respect and curiosity. She has made a flying start in senior school and has fitted into A1 beautifully. A1 is very lucky to have such a wonderful role model. Ka pai o mahi Carissa, Keep up the awesome work!

A4: Max Rolston for being an exceptional student who has started the year off demonstrating Respect. He has stepped up to the many responsibilities that he has taken on this year with courage and maturity. Max is an excellent role model in A4 and Whaea Jade is super proud of you! Ka wani kē - great job Max!

A5: Pikau Wira has had an excellent start to Term 1 as a new student at Glenholme School. He is already demonstrating all of the Glenholme school values and many of the learning dispositions. Pikau works hard to achieve in all areas of the classroom and is a pleasure to have in A5. Ka mau te wehi Pikau, we think you are awesome.

Pukeroa Team

A2: Shiya Scott for being a respectful, and responsible student in A2. She demonstrates our school values and learning dispositions excellently, in particular, integrity and being a risk-taker like Hinemoa. Ka rawe Shiya you are a role model for A2!

A3: Olive Wiseman is a well-liked tauira in A3. She is always respectful, well mannered and shows manaakitanga to all her classmates. Olive understands the importance of staying focused during lessons and displays a positive attitude toward her learning. Olive exhibits all our Glenholme Values. She occupies her time constructively and works cooperatively with other students readily sharing her thinking and ideas. Miharo Olive.

Tihiōtonga Team

B2: Poutama-Heremaia Paul-Karena has made a great start to 2023. He is beginning to challenge himself to take risks in his learning. He is always trying his best and showing excellence in all areas of school life. I am so proud of you Poutama, keep up the amazing mahi we are lucky to have you in B2.

B3: Katniss Lacuna for being an excellent role model in B3. What a fabulous start to the year Katniss!! You always display the School Values and Dispositions and are a very helpful member of the class. You have a positive attitude towards your learning and strive for excellence in everything you do. Keep up the amazing mahi Katniss, B3 is so happy to have you in our class.

B4: Addisyn Paget for being an amazing role model in B4. She always follows the school values. R.I.D.E. Tu meke Addisyn, Whaea Nicky is very proud of you!

B5: Briar Rawson for being a B5 superstar. Briar is a wonderful Year 4 role model in the classroom. She is friendly and welcoming towards our new students and she displays the Glenholme school values at all times. Ka mau te wehi Briar, you are awesome!

Pukehangi Team

Whānau Whare: Ariki Pakoti-Low for an excellent start at Te Kura o nga Raupareparenga! Ariki has settled in extremely well in the Whānau Whare. He is enjoying all the new learning experiences and making new friends. Nau mai haere mai Ariki.

A6: Zoey Page for making a fantastic start to the year. Zoey has a superstar attitude towards her learning and is trying her best to take her time with completing tasks. She is being a role model to new students and kindly shows them around our class and kura. Keep up the great mahi Zoey!

B1: Cassandra Georgiou for having made an incredible start to 2023. You have settled in really well into B1 and have made several friends. It is great to see you always being respectful, trustworthy and very helpful. Keep it up.

C6: Andrew Hill for having a positive energetic start to the year. Andrew I am impressed with your positive attitude and beautiful manners in the classroom. You have been demonstrating the Glenholme School Values and Dispositions with pride. Ka mau te wehi Andrew, you are awesome.

C7: Dodge Smith for being an impressive learner in C7. Dodge listens carefully, works hard and shares his great knowledge at Literacy time. He has a very good understanding of letters and sounds which is really helping him with Reading, Writing and Spelling. Dodge has made a flying start to Year 2 ! We love having him in C7.

C8: Samara Fawcett for making a great start with her learning in C8. Samara is a good listener and is showing fabulous focus during new learning in Reading, Writing and Maths. She displays the Glenholme school value of Respect at all times and is a role model for her classmates. Tino pai Samara.

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Rotorua Central Scout Group - Cub Section

Is your youth interested in joining our Scout Group? Our Den is in Pererika Street - Cub section 8 - 11yrs meets Thursdays 6 - 7:30pm. The first 4 nights are free. Contact 027-490-3124 or 07-348-5853 please leave a message if I can not answer, all enquiries will be replied to.
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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.

Up and Coming Events

Term Dates 2023

31st January - 6th April

24th April - 30th June

17th July - 22nd September

9th October - 15th December

16 February - Board of Trustees Meeting

17 February - School Assembly 9.15am

27 February - NZEI Paid Union Meeting - Students to be collected at 12.50pm

3 March - School Assembly 9.15am

6-7 March - Young Leaders Team Building at Lake Okareka

13-17 March - Making the Difference Swimming - Tihiōtonga Team

17 March - School Assembly 9.15am

20 - 24 March - Making the Difference Swimming - Whakapoungakau Team

23 March - Board of Trustees Meeting

29 March - Whakapoungakau School Camp

6 April - End of Term 1

9 April - Easter Sunday

3 - 4 May - Academic Achievement Discussions

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.