Newsletters & Ngā Kaitiaki o Glen Eden

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 23 - 11 August 2020

Kia ora GEPS whānau and welcome to Week 4 of Term 3

Nau mai haere mai Qingyu.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! What a great turn out we had at Student Led Conferences. We really appreciate the effort that whānau go to in order to partner with us to discuss children's progress together. If you couldn’t make it on the night you are very welcome to make an appointment before or after school with the teacher and have the conference then. Again - thank you so very much for coming!

It’s great to see an increasing number of parents with the Skool Loop app. This app can be used to sign permission slips, text in absences and as a way to stay up to date with latest reminders and news. You can also send emails, contact the office and update your contact details. On the app you will see businesses who have sponsored the app so that it does not cost the school. Please support these businesses if you have the chance. Skool Loop App

Last Friday all of our Year 6's had a great time at Kelston Intermediate School. All of the teachers who went reported back that our students were outstanding in every way. Well done Year 6 students. Our Year 5 students at GEPS also did a fantastic job of filling in and doing all of the roles normally covered by their tuakana.

Yesterday several GEPS staff visited kura with Māori bi-lingual units. Next year we are planning to have a Year 5/6 and a Year 3/4 Māori bi-lingual class. At student led conferences we asked for expressions of interest for these classes. We will be putting these classes together over the next few weeks and will follow up with phone calls to those who were keen. Please email me at if you would like your child/ren to be in this pathway in 2021. Early next term we will be holding a whānau hui which will further explore what this pathway looks like for our tamariki and give parents the opportunity to ask questions around this.

Next term we will also be having a Pasifika fono. We have Nick Tuatasi as our guest speaker and our Pasifika group will be performing. Please save the date - 5 November. We are still keen to hear from anyone who has knowledge of fale building so we can get plans underway.

Last night I was lucky to be able to go and watch two of our netball teams in action. I love the energy and positivity of a GEPS sideline! Lots of encouragement, acknowledgement of good play from both sides, laughter, a wee sense of tension in a close game and a great sense of community. As always we are very lucky to have fabulous coaches who give of their own time every year so that we can have teams playing. Fa’afetai lava GEPS Netball whānau - you are awesome!

Ngā mihi mahana

Donna Soljan

Here are our kupu in this week's newsletter:

kupu - word/s

Fa’afetai lava - Thank you

fono - meeting

hui - gathering

kaiako - teachers

Kahui Ako - A Community of Learning

kura - school

tamariki - children

tuakana - elder brothers & sisters

whānau - families

This committee is a very hard working group of parents and
supporters, supported by the Board of Trustees and staff. The
committee meets twice a term and is always looking for new
members who are prepared to help the school in a variety of ways. Contact Dianne in the office if you are interested in helping the
school. Most of our fundraising is organised by this group.

Dates for your Diary

Friday 14 August
- 2:15pm Assembly - Room 1

Monday 17 August
- Lion King tickets go on sale

Thursday 20 August
- Takahē Team trip to the Zoo

Friday 21 August
- Inter-school Gymnastics
- 2:15pm Assembly - Room 6

Tuesday 25 August
- 2pm Takahē Team Performance for
- Board of Trustees Meeting at 6:30pm

Friday 28 August
- 2:15pm Assembly - Room 7

Tuesday 1 September
- 2pm Kiwi Fiesta Performance for Whānau

Wednesday 2 September
- Last day for Glen Eden Intermediate School Enrolments

Friday 4 September
- 2:15pm Assembly - Room 10

Monday 7 - 11 September
- Tonga Language Week
- Conservation Week

Tuesday 8 September
- Inter-school Basketball Competition

Wednesday 9 September
- Inter-school Basketball Competition

Thursday 10 September
- Deadline for applications 2pm, ballot will be held at 4pm

Friday 11 September
- No Assembly

Tuesday 15 September
- 1:30pm Lion King Matinee Show

Wednesday 16 September
- 6:30pm Lion King Evening Show

Thursday 17 September
- 6:30pm Lion King Evening Show

Friday 18 September
- No Assembly

Monday 21 - 25 September
- Chinese Language Week

Monday 21 September
- Rooms 6 & 15 to Stardome Observatory

Tuesday 22 September
- Rooms 1, 2 & 12 to Stardome Observatory
Board of Trustees Meeting at 6:30pm

Thursday 24 September
- Term 3 Ends

Monday 12 October
- Term 4 Begins

Out of Zone Deadline Dates for Applications & Ballots 2020

Newsletter 22- 4 August 2020

Newsletter 21- 28 July 2020

Newsletter 20- 21 July 2020

Newsletter 19 - 30 June 2020

Newsletter 18 - 23 June 2020

Newsletter 17 - 16 June 2020

Newsletter 16 - 9 June 2020

Newsletter 15 - 2 June 2020

Newsletter 14 - 26 May 2020

Newsletter 13 - 19 May 2020

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