Newsletters & Ngā Kaitiaki o Glen Eden Primary

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 31 - 15 October 2019

Nau mai haere mai Tony, Rafi and Rhiczel.

All new whānau to our kura are invited to our pōwhiri this Friday at 9:15.

Fakaalofa Atu and welcome to Term 4. This is always a super busy and exciting term at GEPS and we have lots planned.

Many of you will have noticed that we have lots of temporary fencing around. The safety of our students is always a priority for us and we are exploring the possibility of permanent fencing around our school. This is because we are so close to a busy road and a train station and we currently have at least 7 open exit points. For now we are trialling three entrance/exit points which will all have “pool latch” type gates. The gates will be opened every morning and then closed at 9. They will be opened again at the end of the day. The permanent fences will be at the boundary of the property when installed. We welcome any feedback you have on how you are finding the change. Please note that gates are being installed as soon as possible to make entry easier.

There are yet more fences around the senior playground as work begins to get our old playground demolished and our new one installed.

Many of you will have read about schools choosing to opt into the government donation scheme. For next year the BOT at GEPS has decided that we will opt in. This means that there will be no school donations next year and no charge for trips for the year.

We will be using the Skool Loop app from this term on for communications. We will eventually be sending home permission slips and the like through this app. There is a way for whānau to be able to sign slips via this app without the need to return a paper copy. This app can be used to send absent notes to the office too.

We are excited about being involved with the Magpies Softball Club who began coaching 19 of our students after school yesterday. They will continue this programme for this term and for the first term of 2020. We have one space left for a Year 4 or 5 student. Please see me if you would like your tamariki involved.

I trust that many of you had a good time with whānau over the holidays. I began a postgraduate course in digital technology with Heather Dellow and Kathryn Arbon which was two days

of learning for us. I also managed to catch some fish, surf some waves,
enjoyed whānau time and loved just being Nana and Aunty Donna.
Hopefully summer appears at GEPS soon so we can get both water
and students back in the pool.

Ngā mihi mahana

Donna Soljan

Dates for your calendar

Friday 18 September
- 9:15am Pōwhiri
- 2:15pm Assembly - Kelifest Performers

Monday 21 October
- Photolife - Class & Individual Photos

Friday 25 October
- Kelifest GEPS performing 1:30pm - 2pm
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 12

Monday 28 October
- Labour Day - School Closed

Tuesday 29 October
6:30pm Board of Trustees

Wednesday 30 October
- Inter-school Girls Football

Thursday 31 October
- Inter-school Boys Football

Friday 1 November
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 16

Thursday 7 November
- Inter-school tag

Friday 8 November
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 10

Wednesday 13 November
- Kiwi Team to Visit Kiwi Valley

Thursday 14 November
- School Discos

Friday 15 November
- Senior School Athletics Day
- 2:15pm No Assembly

Thursday 21 November
- Junior School Athletics Day

Friday 22 November
- 2020 Term 1 Out of Zone Enrolments Close
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 15

Monday 25 November
- 6:30pm Board of Trustees Meeting

Friday 29 November
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 1

Here are our kupu in this week's newsletter:

kupu - word/s

Fakaalofa Atu - Hello

pōwhiri - a welcoming ceremony

tamariki - children

whānau - families

Newsletter 30 - 24 September 2019

Newsletter 29 - 3 September 2019

Newsletter 28 - 10 September 2019

Newsletter 27 - 3 September 2019

Newsletter 26 - 27 August 2019

Newsletter 25 - 20 August 2015

Newsletter 24 - 13 August 2019

Newsletter 23 - 6 August 2019 - Page 1

Newsletter 23 - 6 August 2019 - page 2

Newsletter 22 - 30 July 2019

Newsletter 21 - 23 July 2019

Newsletter 20 - 2 July 2019

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