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 28 - 15 September 2020

Welcome to Rebecca and Jason.

Nau mai haere mai ki Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori. Thanks to Whaea Monica and Ruma Tekau mā Ono, there are still a lot of activities planned at GEPS for this week despite us remaining at Level 2.5. On Friday students are asked to dress in red white and black.

Throughout Aotearoa more and more people are learning Te Reo. Your child can get a head start by joining one of our Māori bilingual classes in 2021. Please email if you would like your child to be in either a Year 3/4 or Year 5/6 bilingual class. Please feel free to ring either Donna or Kathryn if you have any questions around how these classes will run.

Poor Takahē team. Covid has mucked up every trip planned so far in 2020! However we are hopeful that the zoo trip and a trip to Stardome will happen in Term 4.

There are still Kids Can jackets available. Please email if you would like a jacket for your child/ren.

Many of you will have been watching the new turf being installed. There are new netball and basketball posts still to come but our tamariki are already enjoying two new playing surfaces. Over the next wee while the plan is to paint our fence and then plant a hedge in front of this to further enhance this space.

Liz’s new office is also nearly finished. There are a few minor things that are still needed in order to completely finish the job but Liz will move into her nice new office later this week. She is looking forward to working with tamariki and whānau in our new space.

A reminder that Friday 25 September will go ahead as a Staff Only Day as had been planned. As we are still at Level 2.5 we will continue with our current gate plans until the holidays.

Ngā mihi mahana

Donna Soljan

  • Pick up/Drop off

Court gate and main gates open 8:15am and 2:45pm
and will have a staff member on each

Students will sanitise hands upon entry to school

School to finish at 3pm for all

Parents can enter through gates if using COVID tracer app.
All other parents wishing to go into school must enter and exit school through the office for contact tracing.

  • Entry/Exit points

Two school gates for students:
By front office
By back courts

Staff members will unlock and monitor gates during
both entry and exit times.

  • General

For all of Week 9 & 10 teachers will be in class by 8:30.
Drinking fountains will be closed.
Please send students with a named water bottle.

No assemblies this term.

Sick students should not attend school. Any students
who become unwell while at school will be sent home.

Mask wearing optional

  • Hygiene and Cleanind

Students will sanitise hands on entry and when exiting rooms.

Monitors will clean high touch surfaces during the day.

Cleaners will complete daily cleans in line with MOH requirements

Students will be encouraged to regularly wash and dry hands,
cough and sneeze into their elbow, and try to avoid touching their faces.

We will encourage arms length/ 1 metre distancing.

Equipment may be shared - tamariki will sanitise hands after use.

Here are our kupu in this week's newsletter:

kupu - word/s

tamariki - children

whānau - families

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.

Dates for your Diary

Friday 18 September
- Red, White and Black Day

Monday 21 - 25 September
- Chinese Language Week

Monday 21 September
- Rooms 6 & 15 to Stardome Observatory

Tuesday 22 September
- Rooms 1, 2 & 12 to Stardome Observatory
Board of Trustees Meeting at 6:30pm

Thursday 24 September
- PJ Day
- Term 3 Ends

Monday 12 October
- Term 4 Begins

Friday 16 October
- Pōwhiri for new whānau at 9:15am
- Inter-school Gymnastics

Monday 19 - 23 October
- Niue Language Week

Monday 19 October
- Individual & Class Photos

Tuesday 20 October
- Girl Inter-school Cricket

Thursday 22 October
- 1:30pm - 2:30pm Lion King Matinee

Monday 26 October
- Labour Day - School Closed

Out of Zone Deadline Dates for Applications & Ballots 2020

Newsletter 27- 8 September 2020

Newsletter 26 - 1 September 2020

Newsletter 25 - 25 August 2020

Newsletter 24 - 16 August 2020

Newsletter 23 - 11 August 2020

Newsletter 22 - 4 August 2020

Newsletter 21- 28 July 2020

Newsletter 20- 21 July 2020

Newsletter 19 - 30 June 2020

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