We have had a full on and exciting start to the year at Glen Eden Primary as we learn about and embed our new values - decided on by our community last year. Our facebook page has photos of many of the activities that have happened. Please have a look. This term we will also have a new school app so we can more readily share news.
Our new logo and signs have been installed around the school and you should hear your tamariki talking about our new values. More importantly we want our tamariki living our values in all that they do both at school and at home.
Our motto is: Glen Eden - Empowered Proud Students
Our values are: Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga, Kairangi and Ako.
Last term our focus was on Ako - teaching and learning from and with each other. This term we are focusing on Whanaungatanga - making connections and building relationships. To this end we are making contact with many schools in our Community of Learning and organising “pen pals” and visits. We are also making contact with local people and places and looking to build some long term relationships there. At the end of this term we will celebrate with a shared whole school kai.
As always we are working hard to make learning an enjoyable and rewarding experience for our tamariki. I am excited about the year ahead and, as a staff, we are committed to serving the school to the very best of our collective ability.
Carved by David Maruariki