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 38 - 8 December 2020

Nau mai haere mai Ziah

It is so hard to believe that this is the last full school week for 2020 and so this will be the last newsletter.

Last week our athletics team went to the zone day to compete. Congratulations to all of the tamariki who represented GEPS very well on the day. Well done to Sienna, Kalinda, Manea and Cameron who came 3rd in the 10 years and over girls relay. Sienna competed in the 10 years and over girls section and came first in the 100m sprint, shot put and long jump . Well done also to Manea who came 3rd in the 10 years and over girls long jump and to Nylah who came first in the 9 year old girls shot put. Malae came third in the 9 year old boys shot put.

Last week we held our Mayow Fun Day. Despite no water slides a great time was had by all and we have added some new additions to the rotation. There is no doubt that this is the best day of the year for many of our tamariki. I caught up with Linda Mayow (ex GEPS principal and who the fun day is named after) last night - she is still enjoying her retirement and living a fun life in Raglan.

We have rescheduled the Junior Running Races for tomorrow. All students who were 7 or under on 16th November will be racing on the field from 9:15

Tomorrow night is our Year 6 leaver’s dance. This is a really special night and a chance to farewell our Year 6 students. A lot of work goes into this event and hours of extra time is put in to ensure that it is the best night possible for our fabulous Year 6 tamariki. Thanks to Stacey Yates who is happy to come back every year and help us out with decorations. Huge thanks to Alana McKenzie who spent hours at home each night baking cupcakes and putting together the decorations for the hall. Thanks also to all of the staff who will work together after school today and on Wednesday decorating, blowing balloons and following the directions of Mrs McKenzie and Mrs Yates! It will be a wonderful night and we hope that all of our Year 6 students and their whānau can come. Please email if you have any questions.

Every year we have a lot of students who do extra mahi in our school and help it to run smoothly. We are very appreciative of all the work they do. Last Friday, they were rewarded with a trip to Pt Erin to thank them for the extra work.

Next year, our staff is largely staying the same. We farewell Charlotte Veacock who is leaving us to have a baby. Leonard Davids has decided to try his hand at being a full time personal trainer for the year but will remain teaching one day per week at GEPS. Crystal Toluaki has won a study award for the first three terms to learn Te reo Māori and Casey Bellingham will be working four days a week as she works to complete her Masters Degree. We wish all of these kaiako the very best in their endeavours. After fourteen years at GEPS Judi Willams is also leaving us - we hope that Judi will be able to enjoy more time with her many grandchildren and get to do more of the things she loves. Fa’afetai lava to all of these people for their mahi at GEPS.

Kathryn Arbon will not be at school for the rest of this year but will be back and full of energy for 2021.

Next year we welcome Rashmi Holt to our teaching staff. Rashmi will be teaching in Room 2 and will have a new entrants class. She brings a lot of energy and vitality and we are very excited to have her join the team.

Today, students had the opportunity to meet their new teacher and their 2021 classmates. They will all bring home an envelope with details about their new classroom, new teacher and a stationery list.

A reminder that our prizegiving is this Friday at 11:00.

The last day of school is Tuesday 15 December and School will finish at 12pm. SKIDS will run from 12pm on Tuesday. Details of their holiday programme can be found on the SKIDS website.

We wish you all a very happy summer break. To those tamariki and whānau who are leaving us, we wish you all the very best. To all others, we look forward to seeing you back at GEPS in 2021. Thank you for all of your support. Stay safe -

Ngā mihi mahana

Donna Soljan

Here are our kupu in this week's newsletter:

kupu - word/s

Fa’afetai lava - Thank you very much

kaiako - teachers

mahi - work

tamariki - children

Dates for your Diary

Wednesday 9 December
- 6:30pm - 8:30pm Year 6 Dance

Friday 11 December
- 11am Prizegiving

Tuesday 15 December

Wednesday 3 February
- Term 1 2021

Out of Zone Deadline Dates for Applications & Ballots 2020

Newsletter 37- 1 December 2020

Newsletter 36 - 24 November 2020

Newsletter 35- 17 November 2020

Newsletter 34 - 10 November 2020

Newsletter 33- 3 November 2020

Newsletter 32 - 27 October 2020

Newsletter 31 - 20 October 2020

Newsletter 30 - 13 October 2020

Newsletter 29 - 22 September 2020

Newsletter 28 - 15 September 2020

One of our families has kindly given us the following information about a new foodbank called

The Hope Center that can provide kai to whānau every 2 weeks:

  • Beginning this week.
  • Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • 10:00am-2:00pm.
  • 4109 Great North Road.
  • All you need to bring is photo identification if you have it.
  • The Hope Center has a Facebook page to look at for more information.

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.

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