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 17 - 19 June 2018

Welcome to Rastah, Alaska & Chloe.

Tuatahi, thanks everyone who supported our Boogie and Bingo evening. Marcos, our amazing DJ, did a great job of getting everyone onto the dance floor. Contact Marcos to DJ your next event. Thanks to Chare who did an awesome job of decorating the hall with her great balloon creation and who also provided platters for every table. Heng from Angkor Bakery provided our pies for the evening. If you have not tried an Angkor Bakery pie, I strongly recommend you do so - delicious! Thanks to Kirsty, Fili and Hayes for their awesome prize donations - so very generous. And of course thanks to our amazing Nga Kaitiaki team - this great group of parents who work so hard for our tamariki and our kura. We are so very lucky to have you at GEPS. Thanks to them and thanks to everyone who supported our event so we are able to buy new kapa haka uniforms for our students. Whaea Monica has got a design ready to go and we are excited to see our new uniforms. Thanks everyone who contributed to a successful fundraiser.

Friday 29 June is the last day Out of Zone enrolments are accepted for next term. The Ballot is on Wednesday 4 July. This is only for new students to GEPS. If you are already enrolled then you do not need to reapply to get in.

Our scooters are available from the junior reading room before school. Those students who have parent approval sent back to school are allowed to “hire” the scooters for the day. They need to be returned at the end of lunch. Thanks to our Year 6 student Neveah who is organising this and doing a fantastic job. If you would like your child to have a scooter pass please return the slip below.

This Friday 22 June the teachers from GEPS will be attending a paid union meeting. Classes will stop from 1:30pm on Friday 22 June. Shining Stars will run from 1:30pm. Please arrange to pick your child up from school early that day. All students will be in the hall from 1:15pm.

Last weeks Principal’s Proud Pupil Pizza Prizewinner was Joseph. As you know we are having professional development in literacy for our staff. One of the external providers, who works in many, many schools, came to me to tell me how very impressed she was with Joseph. She was impressed with his questioning, his thinking skills, his perseverance with his work and also commented on his beautiful manners. Well done Joseph - you should be very proud of yourself. We are proud of you.

Ngā mihi mahana

Donna Soljan

Community Notice

New to the West or wanting to know more about the city you live in?
-Learn the basics of Te reo Maori and what is the ‘Treaty of Waitangi?”
-Hints and tips on what’s on offer regarding local activities and programmes throughout the West Auckland area.
As part of this programme we will visit the Hoani Waititi Marae and then return to the library, just after lunch.
Join us at the Glen Eden library 32 Glendale Rd Glen Eden for this free community event
Date: Wednesday 27th June 2018 Time 9:15am -2:45pm.
Free morning tea, lunch and transport to marae and back to the library will be provided.
You must register to attend RSVP by
EMAIL: or phone 09)8360169

Professional singing, piano and general music lessons in Titirangi & Piha. All ages and skill levels welcome, developing musicianship with fun and creativity. Lessons focus on practical work, whilst building a strong foundation and building confidence both as musicians and individuals. Group and individual lessons are available, covering all genres from classical to jazz to rock n’ roll! For more information and bookings, contact Jo Kelsey on 0274707042, or email Website:


My child _____________ of Room ___ has permission to use a school scooter.

Signed: _______________________________

Date: ___________________

Dates for your calendar

Wednesday 20 June
- Interschool Rugby at Kelston Boys High School

Friday 22 June
- Classes stop at 1:30pm. Please make arrangements to collect your children.

Monday 25 June
- Board of Trustees Meeting at 6:30pm

Friday 29 June
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 11
- Deadline for out of zone applications

Wednesday 4 July
- Ballot for out of zone applications

Thursday 5 July
- Block 1 - 100% Attendance celebration

Friday 6 July
- 2:15pm Assembly
- End of Term 2

Monday 23 July
- Term 3 Starts

Here are our kupu in this week's newsletter:

kupu - word/s

kura - school

tamariki - children

tuatahi - first

Newsletter 16 - 12 June 2018

Newsletter 15 - 5 June 2018

Newsletter 14 - 29 May 2018

Newsletter 13 - 20 May 2018

Newsletter 12 - 15 May 2018

Newsletter 11 - 8 May 2018

Newsletter 10 - 1 May 2018

Newsletter 9 - 10 April 2018

Newsletter 8 - 27 March 2018

Newsletter 7 - 20 march 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