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 37 - 4 December 2018

Nau mai haere mai ki Glen Eden kura Ghiyas

Thanks to everyone who has offered help for the Mayow Fun Day. It is not too late! Please see Kathryn Arbon if you can help or turn up on the day - there are plenty of jobs for all. Please send children with hats, sunblock, togs, towels and drink bottles on Thursday. The pool will be in use and there will be water slide slots for each class. The water slides do tend to get clothing/togs a wee bit dirty and so “best” clothing not recommended. Our “rain plan” is that we will go ahead with as much as possible - we figure a bit of rain will only make the slides more fun!

Congratulations to the Athletics team who came 3rd overall at the interschool athletics last week. As well as an excellent overall team effort the following individuals placed:

9 year olds

Sienna - Long Jump - 1st

Sienna - Shotput - 1st

Sienna - 100m - 2nd

Kian - Long Jump - 1st

Kian -100m - 2nd

Kahlea - High Jump - 2nd

Girls Relay Team - 100m Relay - 3rd

10/11 year olds

Riannah - Shotput - 3rd

Leala - 100m - 3rd

Charles - Shotput - 3rd

Girls Relay Team - 100m Relay - 3rd

Dyllan (10) - Shotput - 2nd

Baylee (10) - High Jump - 3rd

Thanks so much to Ms Igasan and Mr Davids who did a superb job of organising and coaching the team.

Remember that the final prize-giving for the year is Thursday 13 December at 11am.

Thank you to everyone who gave feedback about the provision of after school care at GEPS. The BOT has very much appreciated the honest and open feedback from many of you and your feedback will remain confidential. The Board of Trustees will not be making this decision lightly. The reason for considering another provider was due to concerns which were raised in regards to safety and other things at a recent Board of Trustees meeting. As a Board of Trustees we need to take these issues seriously. Please know that any other provider considered will be based at GEPS, will be OSCAR certified and will need to have proven experience and credibility. The Board of Trustees aim to make the best decision for the whānau and tamariki at our kura and they do this with information which has been shared in confidence as well as taking survey feedback into consideration.

Please note:
The The Māori and Pasifika hui is postponed until Term 1 2019.

Ngā mihi mahana

Donna Soljan

Dates for your calendar

Wednesday 5 December
- Year 6 Dance at 7pm

Thursday 6 December
- Mayow Fun Day

Friday 7 December
- No Assembly

Thursday 13 December
- Prize Giving Assembly at 11am

Friday 14 December
- Final Day - School finishes at 12noon

Wednesday 30 January
First Day of School 2019

Our stationery shop will be open during the last week of the holidays, dates and times are:
Thursday 24 January 1pm - 3pm
Friday 25 January 8am - 12noon
Tuesday 29 January 8am - 3pm
and before school from Wednesday 30 January

As many of you may have heard this is Barry Pavlovich’s last year at GEPS. He has been an amazing caretaker at our kura for the last 16 years and our school looks so good because of all of his mahi. At 72 years old Barry has decided it is now time for a bit more fishing and time with whānau. We know that he will still be popping in regularly and he is still going to set the school up ready to open in perfect condition for January. We are really going to miss Mr P but he remains part of our GEPS family and is always welcome back.

Here are our kupu in this week's newsletter:

kupu - word/s

kura - school

tamariki - children

whānau - family

Newsletter 36 - 27 November 2018

Newsletter 35 - 20 November 2018

Newsletter 34 - 13 November 2018

Newsletter 33 - 6 November 2018

Newsletter 32 - 30 October 2018

Newsletter 31 - 23 October 2018

Newsletter 30 - 16 October 2018

Newsletter 29 - 25 September 2018

Newsletter 28 - 18 September 2018

Newsletter 27 - 11 September 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