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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 18 - 20 June 2017

Kia ora te whānau o Glen Eden Primary School

Welcome to Natasha

A reminder to whanau to join our facebook page and also to download our school app. Thanks for all the positive feedback we have received about these two platforms. From the app you can update your contact details, send us photos of school events and alert us of absences.

Tomorrow is our annual “Break the Ice” swim for students in Years 4-6. This will be happening at 12:30.

90 of our senior students had a great free trip to the zoo yesterday. This was sponsored by The Warehouse and Ritchies. I was lucky enough to go along this time. Our students were fabulous. Thanks to all the parent volunteers who came to help.

Thanks to the teachers who had to attend a zoo educator day in the holidays so that the students got a free trip and thanks to Laurel Barrington who organised the trip.

Intermediate schools are now taking enrolments for the 2018 school year. All Year 6 students should have enrolment packs for both Glen Eden Intermediate and Kelston Intermediate. Please get these in as soon as you can. Should you need any extra help with this Kelly Olsen and I are very happy to help.

A building update. Many meetings have been held and we have decided to revamp all of the Tui team classrooms over Xmas and the New Year. This means that Room 16 will now move back to their room in Term 3 and we can open the library again. Room 15 will be used to start a new entrants room next term. Whilst it has taken much longer than anticipated we are excited about the new plans and how the rooms and courtyard will look.

Great news for coffee lovers - the Craft Coffee Van is up and running again. They will now be in the carpark every Thursday morning from 8-8:30am.

Ngā mihi mahana

Donna Soljan

Does anyone have any old gumboots that could be donated to our Garden to Table programme? We are looking for sizes 4 to 10, to fit our Year 5 and 6 tamariki. Please send to Ngaire Williams (before school in the office or after school in Room 12)

Our writing this week comes from Selina in Room 12

The Museum

Guess what? We went to the Museum, and my Nanny came. I felt excited when we were on the bus. We learnt about whanaungatanga and about ANZAC Day. In the classroom we made little ipu pots with clay. Whaia Jo told us a story about Mataroa and Niwareka to explain about ta moko. We also sang a song, it was called “Pekapeka, Kaka, Ruru, Kiwi. It told us the Maori names of the birds used in our fake mokos. I loved the museum but I was really tired. Luckily we got to learn more about whanaungatanga.

Dates for your calendar

Wednesday 21 June
- Winter Solstice "Break the Ice Swim"

Thursday 22 June
- Rooms 13 & 16 Maritime Museum Trip

Friday 23 June
- FOGS Meeting at 9:15am
- Assembly Rm 8

Monday 26 June
- Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6:15pm

Wednesday 28 June
- Rugby & Rippa Interschool

Thursday 29 June
- Whole School shared Kai

Friday 30 June
- Assembly Rm 10

Wednesday 5 July
- Pasifika / Maori Whanua Consultation Night

Friday 7 July
- Singing Assembly
- End of Term 2

Monday 24 July
- Start of Term 3

Thursday 27 July
- Powhiri in Hall to welcome new families & staff

Monday 31 July
- Board of Trustees Meeting at 6:15pm

Here are our kupu in this week's newsletter:

kupu - word/s

whanau - families

Newsletter 17 - 13 June 2017

Newsletter 16 - 6 June 2017

Newsletter 15 - 30 May 2017

Newsletter 14 - 23 May 2017

Newsletter 13 - 16 May 2017

Newsletter 12 - 9 May 2017

Newsletter 11 - 2 May 2017

Newsletter 10 - 11 April 2017

Newsletter 9 - 4 April 2017

Newsletter 8 - 28 March 2017

Newsletter 7 - 21 March 2017

Newsletter 6 - 14 March 2017

Friends of Glen Eden Minutes:

FOGS Meeting - 12 May 2017

FOGS Meeting - 7 April 2017

FOGS Meeting - 17 March 2017

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