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 2 - 13 February 2018

Kia ora te whānau o Glen Eden Primary School

Our new building is due to be finished within the month which is very exciting. Thanks to everyone for your positive comments about the new changes to the kura. I would also like to acknowledge the work of Linda Mayow, the previous principal, and past Boards of Trustees whose planning and financial management has contributed to what is happening at Glen Eden Primary now.

Our zone is now strictly enforced and we are sorry that we were unable to take any new out of zone students to start the year. We have had to turn a lot of families away to date. However, we may have spaces for next term. Each term we will hold a ballot for the following term if we have places. Please ensure that any out of zone enrolments are submitted in time. Please see the website or contact the office for further information.

Next week we have our Meet the Teacher/Meet the Whānau evenings at school. These are a chance to get an overview of what happens in your child’s room/team and for the students to have a team swim and a sausage sizzle. We would love to see as many of you there as possible.

This year at GEPS, we are continuing our focus on Literacy. All of our staff are taking part in professional learning with Tools4Teachers and we are aiming to raise the achievement levels overall. This will include extension classes for writing.

The following excerpt is from a piece of writing by Isobel in Room 11. The class were given a picture as a writing prompt:

His friend whispered reassuringly in his ear. There was an uncomfortable silence and then a girl began giggling. He felt positively devastated and began wishing he was elsewhere. The class started sniggering and teasing. Poor Eddie was left feeling useless.

We are also continuing to focus on students being here every day and being here on time so that they get the maximum benefit to their learning. Like last year, there will be rewards for those students with excellent attendance.

One exciting thing that is happening this term is “Electives” This will happen over 3 weeks and will allow students to choose an activity that they would like for 6 sessions. Notices will be coming home soon with more information about this.

It has been a fabulous start to the 2018 school year!

Ngã mihi mahana

Donna Soljan

Community Notices

This coming Saturday afternoon at Glen Eden Library - Author Sandra Coney will be speaking about her new book Gone West: Great War memorials of Waitakere and their soldiers. This free public talk will make particular reference to local memorials, including the Glen Eden School memorial.

Junior Golf at Redwood Park Golf Club - 13 Knox Rd, Swanson starting now - Mondays 4pm or Sundays at 9am for more information .. or call 09 8338253

Learn to Skate - Tuesdays during school term at the Trusts Stadium, Henderson. 5.30pm start for kids, $8 per session inc. skate hire. Contact Leanne for further details,
**NEW ADULT CLASSES** Start between 5.30 and 6.15pm to suit, through to 6.45pm, $10 per session inc. skate hire. Contact Lisa for further details,

Dates for your calendar

Friday 16 February
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 5

Tuesday 20 February
- 5:30pm Takahe Whānau Hui
- 6pm Tui Whānau Hui

Thursday 22 February
- 5:30pm Kiwi Whānau Hui

Friday 23 February
- Swimming Sports
Tui - 9am - 11am
Takahe - 11:30am - 1pm
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 10

Monday 26 February
- 6:30pm Board of Trustees Meeting

Friday 2 March
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 1

Wednesday 7 March
- Interschool Cricket Competition

Friday 9 March
- 11:30am Kiwi Swimming Sports
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 13

Here are our kupu in this week's newsletter:

kupu - word/s

whānau - families

Newsletter 1 - 7 February 2018

Newsletter 39 - 12 December 2017

Newsletter 38 - 5 December 2017

Newsletter 37 - 28 November 2017

Newsletter 36 - 21 November 2017

Newsletter 35 - 14 November 2017

Newsletter 34 - 7 November 2017

Newsletter 33 - 31 October 2017

Newsletter 32 - 24 October 2017

Newsletter 31 - 17 October 2017

Newsletter 30 - 26 September 2017

F.O.G.S Meeting - 28 July 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