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 20 - 27 July 2021

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 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

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 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.

Donna Soljan

Click - Healthy School Lunches Programme

Specialised Diet Form

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.

Thank you.

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 We very much look forward to hearing from you.

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Dates for your Diary

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

Out of Zone Deadline Dates for Applications & Ballots 2021

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

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