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 9 - 10 April 2018

Nau mai haere mai Iris and John.

Kia ora te whānau o Glen Eden Primary School.

We do love the whānau support at GEPS. It was really great to see so many people here for the NZ Police Blue Light Disco. This is a fabulous annual event and we appreciate the NZ Police giving up their time to put on a great event for our tamariki.

This Thursday we are holding another breakfast event - this time sausages in bread for breakfast. This will be outside the staffroom on Thursday morning and the sausages will be $1. Thanks to everyone who had a bacon sandwich the other week!

Many of you will now have seen Dave Dallaston, our new SWIS, at school. Dave is going to be based in the office by the hall and the Garden to Table room. Next term Dave will start working with students and beginning programmes. We feel really lucky to have another talented and committed person on our staff.

Debbie McLarin embarks on her new journey with the Graeme Dingle Foundation next term. There is no farewell for Debbie at this stage as she is only on leave till the end of the year and has not resigned. Debbie will make up her mind later this year as to whether the time is right for her to give up classroom teaching. We wish Debbie all the very best in her new job.

New food regulations come into effect next term and, after much thought, Jody Langdon (who has run the tuckshop for a good number of years) has decided that she will not apply to hold a license. We have appreciated the hard work that Jody has done for our kura over the years and thank her for all her hard work. Luckily for GEPS Jody is staying on as teacher aide. To fill the tuck shop void tamariki are welcome to make sandwiches every morning during breakfast time. We are also going to trial an online ordering system with Pita Pit every Friday - details to come. First details should come via the app in the first week of the holidays.

Next term we are starting our Samoan group, continuing with Kapa Haka and ramping up choir. Watch this space for lots of exciting events happening!

On Thursday we will be holding our 100% attendance movie and popcorn celebration for those students who qualify - 95% and above attendance. There is an amazing amount of students who have achieved this. Ka pai GEPS - it would be fantastic if we could get over 300 next term!

Have a wonderful break and see you back at the kura for another fun filled term of learning.

Ngā mihi mahana

Donna Soljan

Community Noltices

Something to do in the Holidays!!

Beauty & the Beast JR.Come and check out the Playhouse Theatres season of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. Come and meet your favourite fairy tale characters and get immersed in the school holiday show not to miss! On 21-28 April this is great school holiday entertainment. Info and tickets from

Dates for your calendar

Thursday 12 April
- Interschool Cross Country

Friday 13 April
- 2:15pm Assembly
- End of Term 1

Monday 30 April
- Start of Term 2

Friday 4 May
- 9:10am - Powhiri
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 11

Here are our kupu in this week's newsletter:

kupu - word/s

kura - school

tamariki - children

whānau - family / extended family

Newsletter 8 - 27 March 2018

Newsletter 7 - 20 march 2018

Newsletter 6 - 13 March 2018

Newsletter 5 - 6 March 2018

Newsletter 4 - 27 February 2018

Newsletter 3 - 20 February 2018

Newsletter 2 - 13 February 2018

Newsletter 1 - 7 February 2018

Newsletter 39 - 12 December 2017

Newsletter 38 - 5 December 2017

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