Newsletters & Ngā Kaitiaki o Glen Eden Primary

Weekly News From Glen Eden Primary School

We send home a newsletter every Tuesday. Our newsletter is very informative

and lets parents know what is happening at school. Backdated newsletters available below as well.

Newsletter 23 - 14 August 2018

Tuatahi, an enormous thank you to all of the whānau who came to last Thursday’s student led conferences. The turn out was fantastic. There are some families catching up with this due to illnesses and other such things which prevented them attending on the night. Thank you also to everyone who filled in our survey - this gives us really good feedback and helps guide us. Once we have collated all of the information we will feedback results to you.

One thing we did find out is that many people were unaware of the app that we have. This can be downloaded for both apple and android phones - search for Glen Eden Primary School and look for Tiriwa. Through the
app you:

  • Can update contact details
  • Can send in absence notifications
  • Will receive the newsletter
  • Have access to dates for upcoming events
  • Get reminders about school events
  • Can send photos for us to upload from sports days, trips etc

Our facebook page is used as a gallery showing pictures of events and learning at GEPS. We do not use facebook to communicate as we prefer face to face , phone calls or information through the newsletter or the app. Our website is where you can find details about school, including zoning and the like.

A reminder that school is closed this Wednesday 15th August. Shining Stars will not be operating either on this day.

Hopefully, many of you have seen the Glen Eden Town Centre Pedestrian Safety Improvements pamphlet. We have copies at school for you to look at or go online to to look at the proposed plans and give your feedback. This week is also Train safety week. The theme this year is: Look Right, Look Left, For Trains - “Whatever your look, always look for trains” Key messages for pedestrians are:

  • Look left, look right for trains
  • Always obey warning signs at a level crossing
  • If a train has passed or is stationary at a station, always check both ways again to make sure another train is not coming. Two tracks may mean there is a second train
  • Only cross at formed pedestrian crossings or an overpass or underpass
  • Only cross if there are no trains in sight
  • Trains can come at any time, from either direction

Click: Rail Safe Newsletter

Well done to Cody
who won a silver medal
last weekend at the
NZ grappler nationals.
An excellent achievement.

Hopefully, all students are busily learning their general knowledge facts and also collecting sponsorship for the knowledge-a-thon. Students will be tested on the August 24 and can bring back money after that. For every $10 returned, students get their name in the prize draw.

Last week’s Principals Proud Pupil prizewinners were Ella, Veisinia and Baylee. With many Year 6s away at hockey these three stepped up. Ella and Veisinia sang the karanga part of the national anthem by themselves for the first time and did a superb job. Baylee kept the haka part going and is always a strong singing voice at the back. All three demonstrated what it means to show pride in our kura and in our anthem. Well done!

Ngā mihi mahana

Donna Soljan

Dates for your calendar

Wednesday 15 August
- SCHOOL CLOSED - Planned Teacher Stike

Friday 17 August
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 1

Monday 20 August
- Zoo Trip for Year 5
- Talent Quest Auditions this week
- Camp Meeting at 5:30pm for Year 4 & 5 parents

Friday 24 August
- Interschool Gymnastics
- Knowledge-a-thon Test
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 8

Monday 27 August
- Knowledge-a-thon money collected
- Board of Trustees Meeting at 6:30pm

Friday 31 August
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 15

Monday 3 September
- Tongan Language Week

Wednesday 5 September
- Enrolments close for Glen Eden Intermediate School

Friday 7 September
- 2:15pm Knowledge-a-thon Prizegiving Assembly

Monday 10 September
- Māori Language Week

Wednesday 12 September
- Interschool Netball Competition

Friday 14 September
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 16

Monday 17 September
- Rooms 9 & 13 to Corbans Art Centre

Wednesday 19 September
- Rooms 2 & 5 to Corbans Art Centre
- Socials: * Kiwi 4pm - 5pm * Takahe 5:15pm - 6:15pm * Tui 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Friday 21 September
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 6
- Deadline for Out of Zone Applications

Monday 24 September
- Board of Trustees Meeting at 6:30pm

Tuesday 25 September
- 1:45pm - 3pm Takahe Team Concert

Wednesday 26 September
- Ballot for Out of Zone Applications
- 1:45pm - 3pm Tui Team Concert

Thursday 27 September
- 100% Attendance Celebration
- 1:45pm - 3pm Kiwi Team Concert

Friday 28 September
- End of Term 3

Here are our kupu in this week's newsletter:

kupu - word/s

tuatahi - first

whānau -family / extended family

Newsletter 22 - 7 August 2018

Newsletter 21 - 31 July 2018

Newsletter 20 - 24 July 2018

Newsletter 19 - 3 July 2018

Newsletter 18 - 26 June 2018

Newsletter 17 - 19 June 2018

Newsletter 16 - 12 June 2018

Newsletter 15 - 5 June 2018

Newsletter 14 - 29 May 2018

Newsletter 13 - 20 May 2018

Ngā Kaitiaki Meeting - 1 March 2018

Glen Eden Primary School
makes learning an enjoyable
and rewarding experience
for our tamariki.



Phone: (09) 818 6686
Mobile: 021 610 364 or 027 337 7002



Glen Eden Primary School
3 Glenview Rd
Glen Eden,
Auckland 0602