Providing our tamariki with the skill, will, and thrill to become assessment capable learners

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Glenholme School

Kia ora koutou 

Nau mai haere mai  
Welcome to Te Kura O Nga Raupareparenga, Glenholme School.
Glenholme School has a strong reputation for being a friendly, supportive environment while meeting the needs of our diverse learners.  At Glenholme School we encourage our tamariki to use our Learning Dispositions. These are to be an Innovator, Risk Taker, Collaborator, Thinker and Self-Regulator.  We have a successful values programme based around the themes of Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence.  Learning and student achievement are at the heart of everything that happens at Glenholme School.  Staff and Board of Trustees ensure that we provide our students with the skill, will, and thrill, to become assessment capable learners. 
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25th November Newsletter, Week 6, Term 4, 2021

Thu Nov 25 02:52pm



18th November Newsletter, Week 5, Term 4, 2021

Thu Nov 18 02:48pm




Sun Nov 14 03:14pm

Kia ora,
As far as I am aware it will be school as normal for us at Glenholme School tomorrow. Now that we have COVID-19 in our Rotorua community it is even more important that you help us to keep your tamariki safe.
The mandatory vaccination order will be in place in schools from Tuesday morning.
Please drop your children off at the gates.
Please wear a face mask if you need to enter the school grounds.
Either scan in or use the paper sign in form if you need to enter the school grounds.
Please do not enter the classrooms. Our teachers will come out to see you on the deck.
I will let you know as soon as I know of any changes to our Alert level restrictions.
Ngā mihi
Sarah Thompson

11th November Newsletter, Week 4, Term 4, 2021

Thu Nov 11 02:51pm



4th November Newsletter, Week 3, Term 4, 202

Thu Nov 04 12:41pm



School is CLOSED tomorrow (Friday 5th November) due to a Teachers Only Day

Thu Nov 04 11:48am

Reminder: Teachers Only Day THIS Friday 5th November

Mon Nov 01 10:54am

28th October Newsletter, Week 2, Term 4, 2021

Thu Oct 28 01:54pm



21st October Newsletter, Week 1, Term 4, 2021

Thu Oct 21 01:40pm



Greats and Grans Day

Fri Oct 15 11:32am

This year due to COVID restrictions it is really disappointing that we need to cancel Greats and Grans Day on Friday 22nd October.  While we are at Level 2 we are unable to have visitors in the school.  

Mufti for a gold coin donation for Daffodil Day tomorrow!!

Thu Sep 30 01:32pm

If you can, wear something yellow in support of Daffodil Day. If you don’t have something yellow, that’s OK, you can just wear mufti.


Remember your gold coin!

30th September Newsletter, Week 10, Term 3, 2021

Thu Sep 30 09:24am



16th September Newsletter, Week 8, Term 3, 2021

Thu Sep 16 02:29pm



Level 2

Tue Sep 07 04:53pm

Kia ora,

You’ll be aware that all of New Zealand (with the exception of Auckland) is moving to Alert Level 2 from midnight tonight. Our thoughts and positive wishes are with everyone in Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland.

Extensive wastewater testing and the numbers of people getting tested across the country has given the Government confidence that it is safe to allow a shift down to Alert Level 2 across most of New Zealand.

We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back onsite on Thursday morning. Tomorrow (Wednesday) we will be continuing to support the ākonga who have been onsite at Alert Level 3 while we prepare for re-opening to all on Thursday. 

At Alert Level 2 there is low risk of community transmission and it provides us with a lot more opportunities to engage and connect with others. However, there are still a number of public health requirements we all need to follow. Please do continue to monitor your health and do not send your children to school if they are not well (and please seek advice about getting a COVID test).

For us, all the required safety precautions for Alert Level 2 will be in place which include following all the recommendations from the public health experts. This means we will regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, encourage everyone to frequently wash their hands and cough and sneeze into their elbow.

While physical distancing is not a requirement in schools, we will be doing our best to keep students from congregating in very large numbers and keeping spaces well-ventilated.

Face coverings are not required to be worn in school. The Director General of Health has recommended that children 12 years+ wear a face covering at school – just as older children are required to wear face coverings in some other places.  The decision to wear a face covering is up to you and your whānau, whatever your decision it will be respected.

If you are not sure what all the rules are for alert level 2 when you are out and about, then the following information may be useful to you:

·         COVID-19 Alert Levels summary table

·         COVID-19 Alert Levels detailed table


Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s kaiako or me if there is something you need assistance with. See you on Thursday!

Ngā mihi

Sarah Thompson

Welcome back to school on Thursday

Tue Sep 07 03:30pm

School is only open for children who are part of the Level 3 bubbles on Wednesday 8th September.

All other children need to stay at home tomorrow. The school is open for everyone on Thursday 9th September.

GASP will be open on Thursday.