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 11 - 11 May 2021

Kia ora GEPS Whānau. Nau mai haere mai …… Kabir

We had such a great first week back last week. It was fabulous to welcome new whānau, staff and students on Wednesday with our pōwhiri.

On Thursday we had a pōwhiri for about 200 students and staff from Kelston Primary, Glendene Primary, St Leonards Road Primary, Kelston Intermediate, Kelston Boys High School and Kelston Girls College. This is the first time we have done a pōwhiri to welcome another school to our kura so it was special indeed. It was fitting that Justin, who wrote our GEPS waiata, was part of the manuhiri. Fa’afetai lava to Phil Gordon, principal at KIS, who did our whaikōrero. Thanks also to Steven Pickett, DP at Kelston Primary, who spoke on behalf of the manuhiri.

The day was organised so that all of the Year 6 students could have new experiences and also a chance to mix with other tamariki who may end up going to the same intermediate. There were 9 activities and students got to do many of these. The activities were: waiata, art, team building, problem solving, ki-o-rahi, digital technology, science and cooking. Thanks to all of the people involved in teaching and giving up time to help on the day.

The cooking group was organised by Julie McCallum and Michelle McCue. Massive thanks to our awesome parents who showed up to help and made this a success - Alex, Yukari, Susie, Nidal, Amber, Alka and Grant. It was so cool to have you all there!

KBHS and KGC students were outstanding in every way. They led the activities very well and were positive and encouraging to our tamariki. During break times they included other students from our school in games and lots of fun was had. We ended the day with an outstanding performance by the secondary schools kapa haka. It was an amazing way to end a fabulous day. We are very grateful to the staff and students from KGC and KBHS for adding so much value to our day.

Mrs McKenzie is running a few more sales events over the next few weeks to raise money for camp. This Thursday ice blocks ($1) and juicies ($2.50) will be for sale. Next Wednesday there will be another hot dog sale for students - pre orders for this are needed - forms will be sent home today.

At Glen Eden Primary we recognise and celebrate the effort and success of our tamariki - this also extends to staff. We would like to congratulate Lana Aitken who was again chosen to represent Les Mills NZ for the Global Filming Body Combat event. She is a superstar in so many ways and we are very pleased she is a part of our GEPS whānau. Here is Lana with her moko on top of their maunga with her favourite quote.

Stand tall! Shine bright! Have a great week!

Donna Soljan

Here are our kupu in this week's newsletter:

kupu - word/s

Fa’afetai lava - Thank you very much

ki-o-rahi - traditional ball game

kura - school

manuhiri - guests

maunga - mountain

pōwhiri - welcome ceremony

tamariki - children

waiata - singing

whaikōrero - formal speech

whānau - family

Dates for your Diary

Monday 10 May
- Rotuman language Week

Wednesday 12 May - Monday 17 May
8:30am - 9am Hotdog lunch orders outside staffroom

Friday 14 May - 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 6

Tuesday 18 May - 6:30pm Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday 19 May - Hotdog Lunch Fundraiser

Thursday 20 May - Kiwi Team @ Glen Eden Playhouse

Friday 21 May
- Pink Shirt Day
- 2:15pm Assembly - R14

Monday 24 May - Wednesday - 26 May - Tui Camp

Monday 24 May - Takahē trip to Corbans Rm 15 & Rm 9

Tuesday 25 May - Takahē trip to Corbans Rm 5 & Rm 11

Thursday 27 May - Inter-school Rippa

Friday 28 May - 2:15pm Assembly - R9

Monday 31 May - Samoa Language Week

Friday 4 June - Staff Only Day

Monday 7 June - Queen's Birthday

Wednesday 9 June
- Takahē trip to the Museum Rms 5, 9, 11 & 15

Friday 11 June
- 2:15pm Assembly - R13
- 3:30pm - 5pm Blue Light Disco

Thursday 17 June - Tackle Rugby Inter-school

Friday 18 June - 2:15pm Assembly - R10

Thursday 24 June - Out of Zone Ballot for Term 3

Friday 25 June - 2:15pm Assembly - R16

Tuesday 29 June
- Rugby League Zone Day
- 6:15pm Board of trustees Meeting

Friday 2 July
- Year 6 at Kelston Intermediate School
- 2:15pm Assembly - R1

Out of Zone Deadline Dates for Applications & Ballots 2021

Newsletter 10 - 4 May 2021

Newsletter 9 - 13 April 2021

Newsletter 8 - 30 March 2021

Newsletter 7- 23 March 2021

Newsletter 6 - 16 March 2021

Newsletter 5 - 9 March 2021

Newsletter 3 - 23 February 2021

Newsletter 1 - 9 February 2021

Newsletter 37- 1 December 2020

Newsletter 36 - 24 November 2020

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