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 25 - 22 August 2017

Kia ora te whānau o Glen Eden Primary School

Thank you so much to the whanau who made the effort to come to our student led conferences last week. It was great to see so many of you on the night. We know some students were sick - please make another time for your child to lead their learning conversation with you and the teacher.

Thanks also to the many whanau who took time on the night to fill in the survey about our report format. The information you provided will help us to design the 2018 report and we really appreciate the feedback we received. If you would still like to have input into this survey please contact Kathryn Arbon.

This week we are starting our “Keeping ourselves safe” unit of work. Constable Carl will be coming into classes to take lessons with each room over the next few weeks.

Next week we have a school show called “The Perfect Gift” which is a show about Manaakitanga, empathy, learning, kindness and resilience. A separate note will come home about this.

We hope everyone is doing well learning their facts for the knowledge-a-thon.The test is on Friday this week. Thanks to Jamie who has added four double passes for a month to judo classes as a prize. Remember that every $10 raised gets you in the prize draw for: Rainbows end passes (1adult, 1 child), Kiwi Valley family passes x2 (2 adults, 3 children), Auckland Zoo family pass (2 adults, 2 children), Extreme Edge indoor rock climbing family pass x2 ( 1 adult, 3 children and 2 adults, 2 children) Parakai Hot springs x 2 (3 children) Chipmunks Henderson x3 (4 children's passes), Paradice Ice skating (2 people), Jump family pass, Crystal mountain family pass, MOTAT family pass (2 adults, 4 children) and a STARDOME family pass. There are also 3 scooters, 5 skateboards, a signed Warriors ball, a variety of rugby and basketballs and two tablets.

Nga Kaitiaki o Glen Eden will begin collecting money from outside of the staffroom from next Monday.


A reminder that Bingo and Boogie night tickets are now on sale. Friday 15th of September promises to be a fun night so get in quick. The tickets are $20 which includes bingo tickets, DJ, a pie and hot chips. Tables seat 10 and can be brought as a whole or individual tickets can be purchased.

Attendance continues to be a focus for us at Glen Eden Primary school. This also includes coming to school on time. Thank to you the many whanau who rush around in the morning and make the effort to get tamariki here in time to settle into the day. It really does make a big difference.

Good luck to the gymnastics team who compete on Friday against other schools. Mrs McLarin and Ms Gardner have spent many hours at lunchtime preparing the team and we wish them all the best.

Last week Room 1 did a fabulous assembly. Here is some of their writing about the experience:

I liked getting the attendance cup and I felt shy. - James

I like being on stage with my friends. - Chace

I was standing up on the stage singing. - Kaleb

I felt happy because I was speaking with Lucah. - Preston

Room 1 got the attendance cup and I felt special. - Olliver

Ngā mihi mahana

Donna Soljan

Dates for your calendar

Friday 25 August
- Interschool Gymnastics
- Knowledge-a-thon Test
- Assembly - Rm13 @ 2:15pm

Monday 28 August
- Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6:30pm

Wednesday 30 August
- In & Out of Zone Enrolments Close for Glen Eden Intermediate

Friday 1 September
- Assembly - Rm3 @ 2:15pm

Tuesday 5 September
- Interschool Netball

Wednesday 6 September
School Closes @ 12:45pm for Teacher Only Afternoon

Friday 8 September
- Knowledge-a-thon Prize Assembly @ 2:15pm

Thursday 14 September
- Duffy Show in Hall @ 1:30pm

Friday 15 September
- Nga Kaitiaki o Glen Eden
Bingo & Boogie Night

Friday 29 September
- End of Term 3

Here are our kupu in this week's newsletter:

kupu - word/s

Newsletter 24 - 15 August 2017

Newsletter 23 - 8 August 2017

Newsletter 22 - 1 August 2017

Newsletter 21 - 25 July 2017

Newsletter 20 - 4 July 2017

Newsletter 19 - 27 June 2017

Newsletter 18 - 20 June 2017

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

F.O.G.S Meeting - 28 July 2017

F.O.G.S Meeting - 23 June 2017

F.O.G.S Meeting - 12 May 2017

F.O.G.S Meeting - 7 April 2017

F.O.G.S 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