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22nd September Newsletter, Week 9, Term 3, 2022

Thu Sep 22 03:44pm



September 15th Newsletter, Week 8, Term 3, 2022

Fri Sep 16 10:53am



New long-term strategy for COVID-19

Mon Sep 12 08:43pm

Kia ora

You’ll be aware that New Zealand will move to a new, long-term approach to COVID-19. These changes have been made based on public health advice and reflect high levels of immunity and declining case numbers across New Zealand.


This new approach will only result in minor changes to the way we operate.


The very positive news is that household contacts of a person with COVID-19 do not need to isolate, but instead are asked to complete a RAT test each day, for five days. Therefore, ākonga who are household contacts but test negative and do not have COVID-19 symptoms, should continue to attend. It is the best place for them to be so they can be engaged in their learning, and connected with their teachers, classmates and friends.


Information on how to get RAT kits can be found here: Request a RAT– Ministry of Health  


Mask wearing is no longer required. 


All the other recommended public health measures will stay in place as we know they reduce the spread of infectious illnesses including COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene, encouraging everyone to cough or sneeze into elbows and, most importantly, staying home and getting tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.


Thank you for your ongoing support in protecting our community.


Noho ora mai

Sarah Thompson

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Thu Sep 01 03:33pm



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Thu Aug 25 03:06pm



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Thu Aug 25 12:49pm


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Thu Aug 11 04:07pm



Glenholme School Board of Trustees results

Mon Aug 08 09:28am



Academic Achievement Discussions

Wed Aug 03 09:10am

A reminder that school finishes at 2.00pm today and on Thursday afternoon.
If your child needs to stay at school until 3.00pm today please let the office know.


Mon Aug 01 04:14pm

Congratulations to Joanne Keefe. She is the lucky winner of the $150 Pak’nSave voucher for taking part in the 2022 Health Consultation Survey for the Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustee Elections

Mon Aug 01 10:59am

Kia ora
A reminder that nominations for parent representatives for the Board of Trustee Election close on Wednesday 3rd August at noon. Please make sure that you have your nomination in soon if you are thinking of standing for the Board.


Wed Jul 27 09:08am

Haere Mai whānau!!
****MEET THE BOT EVENING – Thursday 28th July at 5.30pm****
With the 2022 Triennial School Board Election process now underway, our outgoing School Board of Trustees would like to invite you to an informal meeting with them, in the staffroom on Thursday 28th July at 5.30pm. Refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in being nominated for the upcoming elections, or if you would like to know more about being a board member, there’s no better opportunity than to find out more from those who have served on our school board.
We cannot wait to see you there.

Glenholme School Health Consultation 2022

Mon Jul 25 02:01pm

A reminder that responses for the Health Consultation close on Friday 29th July. This is a google form which was sent out last term.
If you would like us to resend the survey to you please email
If you would like to go into the draw for a $150 Pak’nSave voucher remember to put your family name into the draw.

Masking up for the start of Term 3

Fri Jul 22 05:24pm

Kia ora koutou,

A reminder that school starts again for everyone on Monday 25th July.

Masking up for the start of Term 3

In previous years we have found there is an increase in winter illnesses in schools at the start of Term 3 as students bring back infections after travelling and socialising during the holidays. This year cases of COVID-19 are increasing in most parts of the country, and we are also seeing high numbers of other winter illnesses.

For the start of Term 3, 2022, the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health strongly recommend that all schools and kura amend their mask policy for the first four weeks of term to require mask wearing in all indoor settings (where it will not have a significant impact on teaching and learning – see below) for students in Years 4 and above in Whakapoungakau Team classes.

This recommendation does not include any situation where mask wearing might not be practicable, such as while eating and drinking, playing certain musical instruments, indoor sport, where it will have a significant impact on teaching and learning (for example, students with particular learning needs), certain activities such as singing or drama performance on stage, and PE. In these situations, particular attention should be paid to ensuring there is good ventilation during the activity, and physical distancing where practicable.

Wearing masks can reduce new cases of the virus by as much as 53%. It works alongside other measures including vaccination, good ventilation, staying home when sick, and hand washing and other hygiene measures, to protect our students and staff. Keep up healthy habits – Unite Against COVID-19

Adult-sized masks can generally be adjusted to fit older children by tying knots in the ear loops. Unite Against COVID-19 shows how to do this: How to wear a face mask safely – Unite Against COVID-19

We know that that some of our tamariki/ākonga are exempt from wearing a mask. If they have an exemption card or a letter from their health provider, or we have agreed that mask wearing is not practicable for them. Apply for a face mask exemption pass – Unite Against COVID-19

Please make sure that tamariki/ākonga come to school ready to wear masks from Monday 25th July. Students can bring masks from home. If students cannot bring a mask there will be a limited supply of masks for these students.

Thank you for your support in protecting our school community.

Noho ora mai
Sarah Thompson

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Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students.The Seesaw platform is used for homework activities as well as in class work.

Parents are also notified by the class teacher about classroom and school activities and events via the Seesaw platform. Parents can also Seesaw their child’s teacher.


Families only have access to their child’s journal. This means you will see student work tagged with your child’s name and posts the teacher tags with ‘Everyone’. Families will also be able to see any comment made by another user on their child’s journal posts.

Download the app or open Seesaw here

Download the School App

Our School App is what we use for general School-Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit absences and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Glenholme School in the search bar in the app.

If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.