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.
Kia ora GEPS whānau
Nau mai haere mai …… Indy, Lily, Lexi, Swarit, Zane, Soren, Tahlia, Risa, Harnish, Harmony & Czion. We look forward to welcoming all of our new students and whānau at our pōwhiri on Thursday morning at 9:15.
Yesterday Kathryn, Monica, Room 16 and I went to Kaurilands School to officially “hand over” Alana McKenzie at a special pōwhiri. Thanks to Phil Gordon who did the whaikōrero on our behalf. As always our tamariki were fabulous and represented our kura well.
Congratulations to Salome Bergs who will now lead Kiwi team and to Kelly Fakalata who will lead Tui team. Both Salome and Kelly have led teams before and they both have a lot of knowledge and experience to bring to the role. Huge thanks to Kathryn Arbon who, up till now, has done a fabulous job of leading Kiwi team. She is now able to focus solely on her role as Deputy Principal.
Congratulations again to Salome Bergs who has won an Across School Lead teacher position within our Kāhui Ako. We work with 7 other schools to enhance teaching and learning capabilities. Salome will now be able to spread her expertise across these kura. Lana Aitken (GEPS), Parehuia Nepe (KGC) and Terina Hetaraka (KIS) are the current Across School Lead teachers. Julian Cosgrive (KBHS) has been appointed as the overall lead for our Kāhui Ako which is made up of the following schools: Rosebank Road Primary, Glendene Primary, Kelston Primary, St Leonards Road Primary, Kelston Intermediate, Kelston Boys High School and Kelston Girls College.
Exciting news for next week - our school lunches begin. All students will automatically get a school lunch. Please email email@example.com if you do not want your child to be a part of the lunch in schools programme. All lunches will be delivered to rooms and students who have special dietary requirements will have their own labelled lunch. Forms for dietary requirements are on the website. Please continue to send a healthy morning tea for your tamariki to have. We will continue providing breakfasts in the mornings and will still have kai baskets in every room.
The provider we have chosen for our kura is Lunch with Crunch. All meat products are halal and all meat is FIANZ certified. All packaging is compostable and will be picked up and sorted by Lunch with Crunch. The menu for coming weeks will be available on the school website. Lunch with Crunch also has a facebook page and will often take pictures of the lunches they are providing.
Term 3 is traditionally when we do our fundraising drive for GEPS. This term there are two fundraising events. The first is a Knowledge-a-thon which all students participate in. The second is our Boogie and Bingo - 17 September - which is for adults only. More details about both events will come home soon. However we would love to get a committee together to help with these events. We need people to source prizes, sell tickets, serve kai and set up the hall. If you can help please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Student Led Conferences are coming up this term. They will be on August 11. Students will end school at 1:30 and conferences will begin at 1:40. Conferences will be in the hall. Please make a time to talk about your child’s learning with your child and their teacher by cutting and pasting the following link into your browser. Please contact email@example.com if you need assistance with this.
Thanks to everyone who helped out last term to ensure our Matariki celebration was such a success. We love our new multi kai cooker and the day was fabulous. It is great to have everyone back at school. We are looking forward to an excellent Term 3.
Here are our kupu in this week's newsletter:
kupu - word/s
halal - denoting or relating to meat prepared as prescribed by Muslim law
kura - school
kai - food
Kāhui Ako - Communities of Learning
Matariki - Maori New Year
Nau mai haere mai - Welcome
pōwhiri - to welcome, a welcoming ceremony
tamariki - children
whaikōrero - to make a formal speech
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.
Titirangi Chamber Choir
Do you love singing and choral music? Titirangi Chamber Choir, a not for profit community choir, is seeking new members for our soprano, tenor and bass sections. We sing a broad range of uplifting music from the Renaissance to the present day. Applicants will need to be able to read music, to sing in tune and have a secure rhythm. We don’t mind if you’re rusty - you will quickly upskill with us! TCC meets on Monday evenings, 7.15-9.15 in Titirangi. For further information or to book an audition, please email the Musical Director, Brigid Bisley, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We very much look forward to hearing from you.
Thursday 29 July - 9.15am Pōwhiri
Friday 30 July
- Interschool Hockey
- 2:15pm Assembly R15
Monday 2 August
- Cook Island Language Week
- Lunch in Schools begins
Friday 6 August - 2:15pm Assembly R5
Tuesday 10 August - KIS Year 6 visit in the hall
Wednesday 11 August
- Student Led Conferences school closes at 1:30pm
Friday 13 August - 2:15pm Assembly - R7
Friday 20 August
- Inter-school Gymnastics
- 2:15pm Assembly - R4
Tuesday 24 August - 6:30pm Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday 25 August - Kiwi Team at Waitakere Gymnastics
Friday 27 August - 2:15pm Assembly - R12
Thursday 2 September - Knowledge-a-thon Test
Friday 3 September - 2:15pm Assembly - R8
Monday 6 September
- Tonga Language Week
- Conservation Week
- Knowledge-a-thon collection begins
Newsletter 19 - 6 July 2021
Newsletter 18- 29 June 2021
Newsletter 17 - 22 June 2021
Newsletter 16 - 15 June 2021
Newsletter 15 - 8 June 2021
Newsletter 14 - 1 June 2021
Newsletter 13 - 25 May 2021
Newsletter 12 - 18 May 2021
Newsletter 11 - 11 May 2021
Newsletter 10 - 4 May 2021
Newsletter 9 - 13 April 2021
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