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 37 - 14 December 2021

Kia ora GEPS whānau

Tauatahi a huge thank you to our amazing staff for the massive effort yesterday to celebrate our Year 6 graduates. Some of our staff stood in the rain for over two hours to ensure that traffic flowed safely and that this event was a success, despite the awful weather.

As whānau drove through the Year 6s stopped at the presentation marquee and were presented with a bone taonga to keep as a memento of their primary years. They also got leis, certificates and any prizes that had been awarded at prizegiving. Whānau then had an opportunity to have photos with their tamariki in the photo tent. After this whānau drove down to the hall and picked up a hangi pack to take home and enjoy. We really hope that our Year 6s enjoyed this experience. Photos will be able to be viewed on the website.

A few last staff changes to announce for 2022. Congratulations to Crystal Toluaki who has won the position of Learning Support Coordinator at our kura. This means that a Year 5 & 6 teaching spot has opened up and we welcome Reese Gleeson to our staff next year Reese will be teaching in Room 8. We also welcome Hifo Taione to our kura in 2022. Hifo will be teaching in Room 15. After 14 years of teaching Lana Aitken has decided to spread her joy to other kura. Lana began her teaching career at GEPS in 2008 and we know she has been a very special teacher for so many tamariki. For the past four years Lana has worked in other schools for 2 days per week and she is now going to work as a Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour across even more schools. We know that her positive influence will be appreciated by many and we know that she will continue to work with GEPS too.

To all our tamariki and staff who are leaving we wish you all the very best - once part of the GEPS whānau - always a part!

Some exciting new projects for GEPS will be happening over the next wee while. As announced during prizegiving the pool changing sheds are getting a much needed refurbishment over the school holidays. The changing sheds will be like brand new to start 2022. Many of you will also remember our years of raising money for a school fale and this will also be built at the start of next year. Last, but not least, the whole block with Rooms 1-4 in it will be refurbished in Terms 1 & 2. In this plan is a new technology room which will have a full kitchen and dining space. We are really looking forward to all of these exciting projects. Thanks so much to our wonderful Board of Trustees - Sarah, Jared, Summar, Raewyn and Alex who have enabled all of these projects to happen and who do such a good job of looking after our kura and the people within it.

Stationery will be for sale at GEPS to start the year. It will be sold from the library and will be $20 per pack. This $20 covers the initial stationery pack and then covers all replacement books, pens, pencils etc for all of 2022. The shop will be open on: 26 January - 1-4pm, 27 January - 9am-3pm & 1 February - 8am - 5pm. School starts on February 2nd.

A reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday the 15th of December, will be our last day of physically being at school in 2021. On Thursday the 16th zoom sessions or google meets will be scheduled for all students as a final goodbye.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone associated with Glen Eden Primary this year. This is a very special kura and I am immensely proud to be a part of such a fabulous school. There are so many people who go above and beyond to ensure that our school does the very best job for the tamariki who go here. I wish you all a very good end to 2021 and hope for all the best for the year ahead.

Nāku noa nā

Donna Soljan

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Here are our kupu in this week's newsletter:

kupu - word

kura - school

tamarki - children

tauatahi - firstly

whānau - family

Making Online Payments

Payments may be made into the following bank account for stationery, sports fees and other activities.

Glen Eden Primary School

ASB Bank 12 3051 0386576 00

Please add your child's name and the reason for the payment in the reference fields for the payment.

Thank you.

Dates for your Diary

School Calendar - Term 1, 2022

Stationery can be purchased from school.
Our stationery shop will be open during the last week of the holidays, dates and times are:
Wednesday 26 January 1pm - 4pm
Thursday 27 January 9am - 3pm
Tuesday 1 February 8am - 5pm
and before school from Wednesday 2 February.

Wednesday 2 February - Term 1 Starts at 9am

Monday 7 February - Waitangi Day School Closed

Friday 11 February
- 9:15am Pōwhiri
- 2:15 pm Assembly

Friday 18 February - 2:15 pm Assembly

Out of Zone Deadline Dates for Applications & Ballots 2022

Newsletter 36- 7 December 2021

Newsletter 35- 30 November 2021

Newsletter 34 - 23 November 2021

Newsletter 33 - 23 November 2021

Newsletter 32 - 2 November 2021

Newsletter 31 - 2 November 2021

Newsletter 30 - 21 October 2021

Newsletter 29 - 29 September 2021

Newsletter 28 - 23 September 2021

Newsletter 27 - 14 September 2021

We would like to thank the businesses below who have been so kind in supporting our kura and by advertising in our Skool Loop App.

  • Watkins Plumbing Services LTD
  • Barfoot & Thompson – Glen Eden
  • Fresh Choice Glen Eden
  • Crown Auto Works & Tyres LTD
  • Effective Electrics
  • Allwest Plumbing LTD
  • Piwaka Early Learning Centre
  • Moore than Physio
  • Dental Care West
  • Bright Electrical
  • Waterhole Swimming Centre

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