Parent Information Booklet 2019 - Glenholme School provides our tamariki with the skill, will and thrill to become assessment capable learners

 
Parent Information Booklet 2019 - Glenholme School provides our tamariki with the skill, will and thrill to become assessment capable learners
Parent Information Booklet
                   2019

Glenholme School provides our tamariki with the
   skill, will and thrill to become assessment
                  capable learners
Parent Information Booklet 2019 - Glenholme School provides our tamariki with the skill, will and thrill to become assessment capable learners
Kia ora Koutou
Nau mai haere mai. Welcome to Glenholme School.

Glenholme School is one of Rotorua‘s longest established schools, with a
loyal and committed community support network. Glenholme School has
a strong reputation for being a friendly, supportive environment, while
meeting the needs of our diverse learners. We have a successful values
programme based around the themes of Respect, Integrity, Diversity and
Excellence. Learning and student achievement is at the heart of
everything that happens at Glenholme School. Staff and Board of
Trustees ensure that we provide our students with the skill, will and thrill
to become assessment capable learners.

Noho ora mai

Sarah Thompson
Principal
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Parent Information
                                   Booklet
                              www.glenholme.school.nz

Welcome to Glenholme School. This booklet is designed to answer some of the common
questions parents and whanau need to know about our school. Please make use of the contact
details if you have further questions that you need answered as we are always happy to help.

School Vision Statement:
Glenholme School provides our tamariki with the skill,
will and thrill to become assessment capable learners

School’s Purpose Statement:
         Glenholme School’s educative purpose is to:
   Cause learning
   Serve each learner
Developing each learner holistically is critical in creating curious tamariki who think and
relate well to others. There are overarching principles that Glenholme School believes are
important for each individual to acquire during their Glenholme years.

Cause learning
     high expectations of success and a desire to achieve success
     assessment capable learners
     shared language of learning
     learning dispositions learning processes
   strong personal connections between students and adults

Serve each learner
     learning is visible
   teachers and school leaders are inspired and passionate
     teachers and school leaders are fundamentally evaluators of our practice
     teachers and school leaders who see learning through the eyes of students
     teachers and school leaders with visible learning mindframes
Parent Information Booklet 2019 - Glenholme School provides our tamariki with the skill, will and thrill to become assessment capable learners
Parent Information Booklet 2019 - Glenholme School provides our tamariki with the skill, will and thrill to become assessment capable learners
Our Community
Glenholme School is a thriving inner city Rotorua School, with a diverse student group.
The school is a contributing primary, with a stable roll of 395. The strength of Glenholme
School is the diverse community, with many of Rotorua‘s ethnic groups represented. We currently
have 43% Maori, 32% European, and growing number of Pasifika, Indian and Filipino students and
families. Glenholme is one of Rotorua‘s longest established schools, with a strongly loyal and
committed group of supporters. Our location, facilities and focus on educational excellence attracts
parents and families from around the Rotorua region and not just the inner city.

Our School
 The Glenholme School Board of Trustees and staff are committed to providing a high quality
 learning environment, which will enable our learners to have a shared language of learning. We
 are very proud of the development of high quality school wide and classroom
 programmes, which contribute to this, including the very successful Visible Learning. The 40
 staff at Glenholme School includes full and part time teaching staff, support staff and
 attached teachers. Glenholme School has a strong reputation for being a friendly, supportive
 place, while meeting the needs of our diverse learners. Developing each learner holistically is
 critical in creating curious tamariki who think and relate well to others. There are overarching
 principles that Glenholme School believes are important for each individual to acquire during
 their Glenholme years.

Home—School Partnerships
Partnerships are collaborative relationships that continue to support students’ learning. Effective
partners complement and respect one another and value each other‘s contribution. Together they
form a network of significant people with a common interest in a child‘s learning. In 2019
Glenholme School will utilise a variety of approaches for sharing information and discussing
learning with families. Glenholme School encourages parents to pop into classrooms and
touch base with the classroom teacher. When student‘s teachers and their families take
advantage of informal face to face encounters to show a warm personal interest in each other
and in building a relationship, the development of an effective home-school partnership is
facilitated.

Te Reo me Tikanga Maori
Te Reo and Tikanga Maori programmes are successfully integrated into the class programmes. Te
Reo and Tikanga Maori programmes capture language, culture and identity. Glenholme School
has an accomplished Kapa Haka group led by Whaea Susan Swann-Eason. The Kapa Haka
group remains committed and dedicated throughout the year. The roopu proudly
represent Glenholme School on a number of occasions including pohiri and the Rotorua
Ahurei Festival. Te Reo Maori and Tikanga Maori learning experiences involve the school
community coming together in the preparation and sharing of kai and learning programmes.
Glenholme School is confident that initiatives together with the aroha from the staff is the impetus of
establishing an environment where Maori students and whanau feel valued and supported to take
advantage of the many opportunities available to them. Glenholme School has strong links with
Ngati Whakaue. The tikanga, haka and waiata at Glenholme School relates directly to Ngati
Whakauetanga. The school is supported by the Ngati Whakaue Endowment Trust Board and it
jointly     funds      extremely        successful       literacy     intervention        programmes.
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STAFF ORGANISATION – 2019

Management – Leaders of Learning
Principal                       Mrs Sarah Thompson         sthompson@glenholme.school.nz
Deputy Principal                Mrs Molly Norton           mnorton@glenholme.school.nz
Assistant Principal             Whaea Susan Swann-Eason    sswanneason@glenholme.school.nz

Whakapoungakau Team
A1   Ms Lorraine Raureti (Whaea Lorraine)       Yr 5/6     lraureti@glenholme.school.nz
A2   Mrs Sarah Kinsella (Whaea Sarah)           Yr 5/6     skinsella@glenholme.school.nz
A2   Ms Kelly Anaru (Whaea Kelly)               Yr 5/6     kanaru@glenholme.school.nz
A3   Mr Mark Everson (Matua Mark)               Yr 5/6     meverson@glenholme.school.nz
A4   Miss Zara Matthews (Miss Zara)             Yr 5/6     zmatthews@glenholme.school.nz
A5   Ms Kylie Laxton-Blinkhorn (Whaea Kylie)    Yr 5/6     klaxton-blinkhorn@glenholme.school.nz
Whakapoungakau Team Leader of Learning is Whaea Kelly Anaru

Tihi-o-Tonga Team
B1   Mrs Nicola Andrews (Whaea Nicky)           Yr 3/4     nandrews@glenholme.school.nz
B2   Mrs Jade Rogers (Whaea Jade)               Yr 3/4     jrogers@glenholme.school.nz
B3   Mrs Allyson Caines (Whaea Allyson)         Yr 3/4     acaines@glenholme.school.nz
B4   Mrs Tania Wheki (Whaea Tania)              Yr 3/4     twheki@glenholme.school.nz
B5   Mrs Jodene Williams (Whaea Jodene)         Yr 3/4     jwilliams@glenholme.school.nz
Tihi-o-Tonga Team Leader of Learning is Mrs Andrews

Pukeroa Team
A6   Mrs Lisa Kiel (Mrs Kiel)                   Yr 2       lkiel@glenholme.school.nz
C6   Miss Sharyn Bridgeman (Miss Bridgeman)     Yr 2       sbridgeman@glenholme.school.nz
C7   Mrs Susan Caudwell (Mrs Caudwell)          Yr 2       scaudwell@glenholme.school.nz
Pukeroa Team Leader of Learning is Mrs Caudwell
    scaudwell@glenholme.school.nz

Pukehangi Team
C9   Mrs Monique Palmer (Mrs Palmer)           Yr 1/0     mpalmer@glenholme.school.nz
C8   Miss Rachel Palmer (Whaea Rachel)         Yr 1       rplamer@glenholme.school.nz
B6   Miss Lynda Williamson (Miss Williamson)    Yr 1/2    lwilliamson@glenholme.school.nz
Pukehangi Team Leader of Learning is Mrs Palmer
mpalmer@glenholme.school.nz
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Part Time Teachers
Mrs Melanie Martin (Whaea Min)     Students with Needs               mmartin@glenholme.school.nz
Mrs Deb Taylor (Mrs T)             Te Pikopiko Programme             dtaylor@glenholme.school.nz
Mrs Sheree James (Mrs James)                                         sjames@glenholme.school.nz

Administration
Mrs Donna Burns (Mrs Burns)           Finance Executive              dburns@glenholme.school.nz
Mrs Lynette Turton (Mrs Turton)       Office Manager                 lturton@glenholme.school.nz
Miss Kylee Kennedy (Whaea Kylee)      Office Assistant               kkennedy@glenholme.school.nz

Maintenance
Mr Erik Jansen (Matua Erik)           Care Taker, Maintenance Officer and Sports Coach
Chris Meegan (Matua Chris)            Assistant Caretaker

Support Staff
Anne Cooney (Mrs Cooney), Sue Edwards (Mrs Edwards), Paula Christensen (Whaea Paula), Wini Nicholls (Whaea Wini),
Mrs Ros Hamblyn (Whaea Ros), June Paretoa (Whaea June), Aroha Gotz (Whaea Aroha), Blossom Rimaha (Whaea
Blossom) and Angie Brierley (Whaea Angie), Emma Wright (Mrs Wright) , Whaea Mischa Tuhoro, Whaea Yanne
Logan

Attached Staff
Resource Teacher of Literacy
Mrs Sharyn Simpson                                                     ssimpson@glenholme.school.nz
Mrs Trudy Pound                                                        tpound@glenholme.school.nz

Social Worker in Schools (SWISs)
Angela Adlam (Whaea Ange)                                            aadlam@glenholme.school.nz

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chairperson:                                         Chris Allibone
Principal:                                           Sarah Thompson                07 348 1489
Staff Representative:                                Molly Norton
Parent Representatives:                              Chris Allibone
                                                     Julie Avery
                                                     Amy Chung
                                                     Kapie Tawhai
Minutes Secretary:                                   Lynette Turton                  07 348 1489
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A - Z Guide for Parents and Caregivers
Accidents and Sick Students
Sick Bay Room
           The Sick Bay is managed by the office staff.
           If you are collecting a child please sign your child out at the office before you take them home.

Accidents:
           In the event of an accident your child will be administered basic first aid.
           In the case of serious accidents parents will be contacted.
           If it is an emergency the student will be taken to A&E, doctor or dentist.

Medication:
           Please hand all named medications and signed instructions to the office.
           Parents must sign a Prescribed Medication Procedures form before staff are able to administer
            medication.
           These will be stored in the reception area and administered by office staff.

Allergies and severe medical conditions:
          Medications for specific allergies/illnesses will be kept in the reception area with details for
           administration.
          Details of students with significant life-threatening conditions are held in the form of a health
           plan at the school office.
          Parents must inform the office of any changes in their child‘s health plan to ensure that correct
           action is taken.

Activity Fees
           From time to time special activities are offered to the children on a user pays basis.
           We endeavour to keep these below $5.00 per activity.
           It is important to be fair to everyone so children can only attend if they pay.
           Activity fees for education outside the classroom i.e. camps can be expensive, the Board of
            Trustees over the past years have strategically managed school funds to ensure all Glenholme
            School students have equal learning opportunities. Therefore have committed funds to the
            following: Whakapoungakau Camp, Team Marae & Matariki excursions, Young Leaders Camp
            and excursions.

Attendance
 Achievement = Attendance. Excellent attendance is vital for good progress.
Your child should be attending school unless they are sick or there are very special
circumstances.
     If your child is sick please phone school 348 1489or text 0212455214 and let us know,
       or send a note with a sibling.
     We would appreciate knowing by 9.15 am if your child is going to be absent, as
       caregivers of children absent without explanation are phoned between 9.15-9.30am
       each morning.
   Late students must report to the School Office.
      Students leaving school or returning to school during the day must also report to the School
       Office.
      Glenholme School utilizes an electronic register.
      Teachers record attendance twice a day. Before 9.30am and before 2 pm each day.

   The Board of Trustees is required by Part 3 of the Education Act 1989 and
   amendments to ensure the enrolment and attendance of students at our school.
   Students are required to attend school whenever school is open. Regular attendance
   enhances students learning and is essential for their attainment of academic, cultural and
   social goals.
   Appropriate steps will be taken to ensure cultural sensitivity when assessing the
   justification for an absence. Therefore the Board of Trustees, Staff and Management
   understand that absences for family reasons can be legitimate and parents and
   students should not be anxious regarding these circumstances. However they are still officially
   counted as an absence according to the Education Act 1989.
   Pattern of unexplained absence developing over 3-4 weeks e.g. every Monday: start at step 1
   or 3 days absence without contact: straight to step 2.

Step 1:      Teacher will speak to child.
             No improvement.
Step 2:      Teacher will phone or have personal contact with the parent.
             No improvement/no phone contact.
Step 3:      Letter sent will be sent home (copy of the letter kept for the Leaders of Learning and
              or Principal).
             No improvement.
Step 4:       Teacher will refer the concern to the Leaders of Learning.
                       School will contact and organise to meet with parents.
                       Meeting should include teacher / Leaders of Learning.
              No improvement after 2 weeks.
Step 5:       School will contact the Truancy Officer contacted.
              No improvement.
Step 6:       Letter sent home from Principal regarding the parent‘s legal obligations and
              meeting if possible.
                       dated and keep a copy.
                       inform classroom teacher of outcome.
              No improvement/no response to letter within 2 weeks.
Step 7:       School will refer to Youth Aid Officer (Police).
                      inform classroom teacher of outcome.

Assembly
      School assemblies and team assemblies are held on a regular basis. School assemblies
       are held on Friday mornings every fortnight.
      Parents are welcome to attend school assemblies.
      School and Team assemblies highlight student achievement and focus on the learning
       and learner.
      Award ceremony assemblies are held at the end of the year. They include farewells to
       Year 6 students, staff and acknowledge the recipients of the Glenholme School Awards for
       the year.
      Principal Awards are presented at School Assemblies.
      Principal Award recipients are notified via the School Newsletter the week before the
       assembly presentation.
Assessment
     Teachers regularly check what students know and can do as a result of the teaching and
      learning programmes.
     Evidence used to make decisions might include class work, assessment results,
      observation of a range of skills, self and peer assessment and student-voice.
     Assessment is used to provide learners with feedback on their progress and achievement,
      to help teachers plan programmes which meet the needs of learners and to provide
      relevant information for reporting to Board of Trustees, Ministry of Education and parents.
     Developing Assessment Capable learners – developing learners who can explain and
      understand the progress. Learners who know where they at, where they are going and
      what their next steps are.

Behaviour Management Programme
The behaviour management classroom strategies are built on the Glenholme School Values and
all reward systems reinforce the four values:

                        Respect – Integrity - Diversity and Excellence

The Behaviour Management programme is based on the ― Assertive Discipline model.
To make it successful the classroom teacher must be consistent in their approach and
must always focus on the positive behaviour displayed in the classroom. It is a tool to modify
student‘s inappropriate behaviour.

Every student starts each day on Green.

GREEN – Green is Cool – Green is the expected behaviour in our classroom.
        Green behaviour is constantly acknowledged, rewarded and celebrated.

ORANGE – Warning, verbal redirection

RED –       10 minutes time out in the classroom. Provide a secure area that is clearly defined
             and everyone knows where it is. No distractions or interaction from anyone else.
             Students complete a ―Think Sheet‖ .

BLACK –      30 minutes timeout in another classroom. Provide a secure area that is
             clearly defined and everyone knows where it is. No distractions or interaction from
             anyone else. Students complete a ―Think Sheet‖ . Letter goes home to parents
             informing them of the colour change to Black. State the inappropriate
             behaviour. Parents must sign the note and students return the sign letter the
             following day.

DOUBLE – Sent to Management Team member for inappropriate behaviour, severe or
BLACK     violent behaviour or consistently disobedient. Send student to Management
          with the note book that has the recorded inappropriate behaviour. Parents
          are contacted; students may be asked to return home for the day, invited into a
          discussion with the staff member, contract situation negotiated and or stood down
          etc.

             For assistance send Red Emergency Card for severe problems to the Principal or
             Deputy Principal offices immediately.
              Students work their way through the colour changing system. There is no
             negotiating or changing colours back. Teachers need to stand firm.
Achievement Card System
    Classes will be issued with four different cards.
    Each child will be issued with an achievement card by the class teacher.
    There are 50 click spaces on each card in the 'four card' system.
    The teacher will issue only the maximum of 5 clicks per week.
    Students must have a green day to earn a click.
    Teachers keep track of each individual student‘s behaviour.
    Each day is coloured for each child according to the colour in the achievement envelope.
    A 'green day' rewards behaviour that reflects our school values. Colour changes and
     black cards will be recorded in the teacher notebook with the date, a brief explanation of
     the concerning behavior’s and any action taken.
    Student who receive ‘black cards‘ will have a letter sent home explaining to parents the
     concerning behavior’s and any action taken.
    Parents need to acknowledge this letter by signing and returning it to school or by
     contacting the teacher.
    Successful completion of Card 1 the student receives a reward.
    Successful completion of Card 2 the student receives a reward.
    Successful completion of Card 3 the student receives another reward.
    Successful completion of Card 4 the student has the opportunity to be chosen as one of
     the Top 5 children from each room, with the most clicks. These students go on an
     Achievement Card Reward Day with the Principal and Leaders of Learning at the end of
     the year.
    All new enrolments start at the first card, disregarding when they start at our school.
    If a child leaves school and then returns they restart on Card 1.

Student Behaviour Concerns
    Student behaviour is discussed regularly at staff meetings. This is an opportunity for the
     staff to share ideas and strategies for improving the situation.
    Leaders of Learning are notified and made aware of any such concerns.
    If a student’s behaviour is of concern e.g. they have continual red or black cards the
     teacher should make contact with parents and discuss the concerns.
    Students, who appear frequently in the playground duty notebooks, may also be
     contacted by the classroom teacher, Deputy Principal and or Principal.
    Students who continually behave inappropriately are monitored. It is essential that if the
     Achievement Colour Card System is not successfully managing behaviour that the right
     kind of intervention is put in place for the individual student.
    Intervention can range from positive reinforcement behaviour contracts, lunchtime
     detentions, social skills programmes, lunchtime programme, removal from the playground
     and or restricted play areas. It is essential that parents are involved and supportive of the
     intervention strategies. Some students and teachers may require support agencies to
     help modify behaviors’. If this is necessary parents will be part of the decision making
     along with the classroom teacher, Deputy Principal and or Principal.
    Parent’s need to be contacted and informed by the classroom teacher and a meeting to
     discuss the child‘s behaviour scheduled. Parents and students are advised of possible
     consequences and intervention strategies if the behaviour in the classroom or playground
     is not modified.
    The classroom teacher, Deputy Principal and or Principal will monitor the behaviour of the
     student and keep parents informed.
    Behaviour consequences will vary according to the nature of the behaviour.
     Consequences could range from missing class reward or treats, being excluded
     from school events such as inter-school sports or cross country, to stand-downs for
     extremely inappropriate behaviour.
    Violent and extremely inappropriate behaviors will not be tolerated at Glenholme School.
     Management will contact parents and advise them of the situation and the consequences
     for violent and or extremely inappropriate behaviors.
Classroom Reward Strategies
    Teachers may wish to develop a group or class points system to build class tone and
    positive relationships/behaviour.
    These may be linked to other rewards such as free time or lucky dips. Parents are
     encouraged to contact the classroom teacher if you wish to be informed of the systems
     operating in your child/ren’s class.
Rules for the Playground
     Model the Glenholme School Values.
     Be in the right place at the right time.
     Move promptly when the bell rings.

Playground Behaviour
     Verbal warnings and redirection (go and play on the playground) can be given for minor
      behaviour issues in the playground.
     If the behaviour warrants a consequence such as picking up rubbish then it should be
      recorded in the duty notebook.

Recording
     If a child behaves inappropriately in the playground it will be recorded in the duty
      notebook with date, child‘s name, room, incident and consequence.
     Deputy Principal will send an e-mail informing the classroom teacher when she does the
      weekly monitoring of duty notebooks.

Delayed Consequences
     If the consequences have to be delayed until the next day or from interval until lunch time
      the person who imposed the consequences should inform the next duty teacher.
     Students involved in on-going playground behavioral issues and are causing concern for
      staff maybe nominated for a Lunch Club programme.

Playgrounds Reward System
     These are given out at intervals and lunchtimes by duty teachers for children behaving
      appropriately and demonstrating the Glenholme School Values.
     One child is drawn from each team at school assemblies.

Emergency Card System
     Red card for severe problems in class and playground.
     White card with a red cross for medical emergencies in the playground.

Class of the Week in Assembly
     Trophy and certificates to be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd best class.
     A class is chosen from each 3 areas, floor to the right, floor to the left and the seats.

Lunch Club Programme
Students demonstrating concerning on-going playground behaviour are removed from the
playground for a period of time and undertake a supervised and structured programme.
The programme incorporates the following elements and is monitored and conducted
by Management.
    Glenholme School Values.
    Acceptable playground interactions.
    Restorative Thinking practices (when appropriate).

Stand-Downs, Suspension and Exclusions
     Section 14 of the Education Act sets out grounds on which principals may decide
      to stand-down, suspend or exclude students
     The principals may stand-down or suspend a student if satisfied on reasonable grounds
      that:
a) the student‘s gross misconduct or continual disobedience is harmful or dangerous example to
other students at the school; or
b) because of the students behaviour, it is likely that the student, or other students at the school,
will be seriously harmed if the student is not stood-down or suspended for an unspecified period.
     The principal must ensure that the decision to stand-down, suspend or exclude a student
        is made in accordance with all the legal requirements.
     The principal must ensure that appropriate process is undertaken and that the Ministry of
        Education Guidelines for Principals and Board of Trustees on Stand-Downs, Suspensions
        and Exclusions is adhere to.

Student Welfare and Attendance Concerns
      Student welfare and attendance concerns are to be discussed regularly at staff meetings.
      Attendance concerns should be followed up as per the Attendance Guidelines, with
       teacher‘s making home contact as early as possible.
      Deputy Principal and or Principal to be notified of any such concerns through team
       minutes.
      Welfare concerns should be discussed with the Team Leader first and then with
       the Deputy Principal. These will be handled on a case by case basis in the most
       appropriate way.

Bullying
      Bullying can be found in every school in the country.
      It is all too often part of the way young people interact in our society. Glenholme School
       recognises its extent and impact and will take steps to stop it happening.
      When bullying is ignored or downplayed, students will suffer ongoing torment and
       harassment.
      It can cause lifelong damage to victims.
      Both bullies and those regularly victimised are more likely to become criminals.
      A school's failure to deal with bullying endangers the safety of all its pupils by allowing a
       hostile environment to interfere with learning.
      There is clear evidence that school action can dramatically reduce the incidence of
       bullying.

Bullying …
Usually has three common features:
      it is a deliberate, hurtful behavior.
      it is repeated.
      it is difficult for those being bullied to defend themselves.
There are three main types of bullying:
      physical; hitting, kicking, taking belongings.
      verbal; name-calling, insulting, racist remarks.
      indirect / emotional; spreading nasty stories, excluding from groups.
Bullies
      Are often attention seekers.
      Will establish their power base by testing the response of the less powerful members of the
       group, watching how they react when small things happen.
      Find out how the teacher reacts to minor transgressions of the rules and wait to see if the
       Victim’ will complain. It is important that teachers are vigilant and consistent.
      Bully because they believe they are popular and have the support of the others.
      Keep bullying because they incorrectly think the behaviour is exciting and makes them
       popular.
   If there are no consequences to the bad behaviour; if the victim does not complain and if
      the peer group silently or even actively colludes, the bully will continue with the
      behaviour.

Victims
     Often have poor social skills.
     Lack the confidence to seek help.
     They feel they don‘t have the support of the teacher or classmates who find them
      unappealing.
     Blame themselves and believe it is their own fault.
     Are desperate to ‘fit in’.
     View is very often reinforced by the attitude of adults in their lives.
     It is highly unlikely that they will seek help.

Making Glenholme School bully free …
Taking Immediate Action
Dealing with a bullying incident:

First:
   Express relief that the bullying is now out in the open and can be dealt with.
   Avoid focusing on the shortcomings of the bullying victim.
   Reiterate the Glenholme School Values.
   Concentrate on where the immediate problem is - the behaviour of the bully.
   The aim of any intervention must be to stop the immediate abuse.
   Ensure that the bully changes his or her behaviour.
   Make the peer group aware and ask them to help the victim.

Provide support for the victim.
     Ensure the victim has access to a bully free environment at all times.
     Use reliable peers, teacher aids, senior volunteers and others as supporters.
     Spend time with the isolated pupil. This can only be a short-term measure, as most
      victims of bullying want to be with their peer group.

A special safe room that has adequate staff supervision is useful.
     Senior students can be used to help run a quiet activities room.
     The students’ classroom is great for a safe environment.

Withdrawn and isolated victims
     Need the opportunity to be involved in special confidence building programmes.
     Have difficulty integrating with their peer group.
     Use small group or individual intervention programmes such as:

No Blame Approach – Restorative Thinking Practices
     It focuses on seeking the support of the peer group.
     The method of Shared Concern targets the bully as an individual to accept responsibility
      before bringing everyone together in a group, including the victim.
Isolate the bullying behaviour
      Remove the bully from the environment; see they know why they are being excluded.
      Have the bully reflect on reasons for the isolation.
      Ask the offender to write a letter home explaining why he / she has been isolated.
      Check that the letter goes beyond ‘Because victim’ narked on me.

Working with persistent offenders
      Some pupils find it difficult to leave behind aggressive ways of relating to other pupils.
      The aggression may have been so reinforced that an ongoing programme aimed at
       developing pro-social skills is necessary.
      Consider involving Children Young Persons and Their Families Service, Specialist
       Education Services or other appropriate agency.
      Engage a Restorative Thinking Hui.
      Engage a stand-down or suspension.
      In cases of physical assault, involve the local police.

Teacher Action
All staff must to be committed to a common response to bullying when it does happen.
    Immediate intervention is crucial.
    Clear procedures must take place when a case of bullying is discovered.
    Many teachers and schools find it helpful to develop clear statements of what is
       appropriate behaviour in the classroom.
    This may be in the form of a school-wide Code of Conductor in an individual classroom
       treaty or school statement.
    Because victims can be passive and withdrawn, others need to tell when they see
       bullying.
    Good teachers encourage the ‘telling of tales’.
    They develop mechanisms to ensure that their students can report bad behaviour without
       fear of retribution or being chastised for telling tales.

A Good Teacher Will:
      Notice when a student is isolated and sad.
      Look for the reasons for this.
      Not see it as just play-fighting, name-calling, a bit of fun or just part of growing up.
      Work with the victim to stop the offending behaviour.
      Not tell the victim to ignore it, to sort it out themselves or to hit back.

Glenholme School needs to provide necessary support for the individual teacher so that they are
able to maintain a safe classroom environment. The behaviour management procedures
and structures are mechanisms to support and maintain safe supportive classrooms and
school environment. The behaviour management procedure provides guidelines that
stipulate the responsibilities teaching staff have when dealing with a case of bullying.
Everyone needs to accept that his or her classroom must be a safe, supportive environment
where bad behaviour is not tolerated and bullying is recognised, publicly condemned and dealt
with.
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Glenholme School Cybersafety Use Agreement
Instructions for Parents/Caregivers/Legal Guardians
1. Please read sections A/B carefully. If there are any points you would like to discuss with the
   school, let the school office know as soon as possible.
2. Discuss the cybersafety rules with your child.
3. Sign the use agreement form (section c) and return that page to the school office.
4. Please keep Section A/B for future reference.
This term ‘parent’ used throughout this document also refers to legal guardians and
   caregiver.
Important terms used in this document:
a. The abbreviation ICT in this document refers to the term Information & Communication
    Technologies.
b. Cybersafety refers to the safe use of the Internet and ICT equipment/devices,
   including mobile phones.
c. School ICT refers to the school‘s computer network, internet access facilities, computers, and
   other school ICT equipment/devices as outlined in (d) below.
d. The ICT equipment/devices used in this document, includes but is not limited to, computers
   (such as desktops, laptops, iPads, Chromebooks, storage devices (such as USB and flash
   memory devices, CD‘s, DVD‘s, iPods,             MP3      players) cameras (such      as    video,
   digital, webcam & skype) all types of mobile phones, gaming consoles, video and
   audio players/received (such as portable CD & DVD players) and any other, similar,
   technologies as they come into use.
e. ‘Objectionable’ in this agreement means material that deals with matters such as sex, cruelty,
   or violence in such a manner that is likely to be injurious to the good of students or
   incompatible with a school environment. This intended to be inclusive of the definition uses in
   the films, videos, and publications classification act 1993. Additional information can be found
   on NetSafe’s website www.netsafe.org.nz/ua

SECTION A: INTRODUCTION
       The measures to ensure the cybersafety of Glenholme School outlines in this document
are based on our Glenholme School Values.
       The school computer network, internet access facilities, computers and other
school ICT equipment / devices bring great benefits to the teaching and learning
programmes at Glenholme School and to the effective operation of the school.
       Our school has rigorous cybersafety practices in place, which include cybersafety
use agreements for all school staff and students.
       The overall goal of the school in this matter is to create and maintain a
cybersafety culture which is in keeping with the values of the school, and legislative and
professional obligations. This use agreement includes information about your obligations,
responsibilities, and the nature of possible consequences associated with cybersafety
breaches which undermine the safety of the school environment.
       All students will be issued with a Cybersafety Use Agreement and once signed consent
has been returned to school, students will be able to use the school ICT equipment/devices.
       The school‘s computer network, internet access facilities, computers and other school
ICT equipment/devices are for educational purposes appropriate to the school environment.
This applies whether the ICT equipment is owned or leased either partially or solely by the
school, and used on or off the school site.
       The school may monitor traffic and material sent and received using the school‘s ICT
network. The school may use filtering and/or monitoring software to restrict access to certain
sites, and data, including email.
The school may audit its computer network, internet access facilities, computers and
other school ICT equipment/devices or commission an independent forensic audit.
SECTION B: RULES TO HELP KEEP GLENHOLME SCHOOL STUDENTS CYBERSAFE
A safe and responsible use of ICT I will keep myself and other people safe by the
following rules:
   1. I cannot use school ICT equipment until my parent(s) and I have signed my use agreement form
       (see last page) and the completed form has been returned to school.
   2. I can only use the computers and other school ICT equipment for my schoolwork.
   3. If I am unsure whether I am allowed to do something involving ICT, I will ask the teacher first.
   4. If I have my own user name, I will log on only with that user name. I will not allow anyone else to
       use my user name.
   5. I will not tell anyone else my password.
   6. I can only go online or access the Internet at school when a teacher gives permission.
   7. I understand that I must not, at any time, use the Internet, email, mobile phones or any ICT
       equipment to be mean, rude, and offensive or to bully, harass, or in any way harm anyone else
       connected to our school, or the school itself, even if it is meant as a joke.
   8. While at school I will not:
             Attempt to search for things online I know are not acceptable at our school. This could
                include anything this is rude, violent or uses unacceptable language such as swearing.
             Make any attempt to get around, or bypass, security, monitoring and filtering that is in place
                at our school.
   9. If I find anything mean or rude or things I know are not acceptable to our school on any
       ICT, I will not show others, turn off the screen and get a teacher straight away.
   10. I understand that I must not download or copy any files such as music, videos, games or
       programmes without the permission of a teacher. This is to ensure we are following
       copyright laws.
   11. I must have a letter from home and permission from school before I bring any ICT
       equipment/device from home. This includes things like mobile and smart phones, iPods, gaming
       consoles, iPads, iTouch cameras, and USB drives.
   12. I will not connect any device (such as a USB drive, camera or phone) to school ICT or run any
       software, without a teachers permission. This includes all wireless technology.
   13. The school cybersafety rules apply to any ICT brought to school like a mobile phone.
   14. I will ask my teacher‘s permission before giving out any personal information online. I will also
       get permission from any other person involved. Personal information includes: name,
       address, email address, phone numbers and photos.
   15. I will respect all school ICT and will treat all ICT equipment/devices with care. This includes:
             Not intentionally disrupting the smooth running any school ICT systems
             Not attempting to hack or gain unauthorized access to any system
             Following all school cybersafety rules, and not joining in if other students choose to be
                irresponsible with ICT.
       Reporting any breakages/damage to a staff member.
   16. I understand that if I break these rules, the school may need to inform any parents. In serious
       cases the school may take disciplinary action against me. I also understand that my family may be
       charged for repair costs.
   17. I understand that I may lose the privilege to use the ICT gear if I cannot be trusted to follow these
       rules.

To the parent/caregiver/legal guardian:
   Please read this page carefully to check that you understand your responsibilities under
      the agreement.
   Sign the appropriate section on this form.
   Detach and return this form to the school office.
   Keep the document for future reference.
I understand that Glenholme School will:
     Do its best to enhance learning through the safe use of ICT. This includes working to
      restrict access to inappropriate, illegal or harmful material on the internet or school ICT
      equipment/devices at school – related activities.
     Work progressively with children and their families to encourage and develop an
      understanding    for   the   importance   of   cybersafety   through    education   designed
      to complement and support these agreement initiatives. This includes providing children
      with strategies to keep themselves safe in the cyberspace.
     Keep a copy of this signed use agreement on file.
     Respond to any breaches in an appropriate manner.
     Welcome enquiries from parents or students about cybersafety issues.

My responsibilities include:

     I will read this cybersafety use agreement document.
     I will discuss the information with my child and explain why it is important.
     I will return the signed agreement to the school.
     I will support the school‘s cybersafety programme by encouraging my child to follow the
      cybersafety rules, and to always ask the teacher if they are unsure about any use of ICT.
     I will contact the principal to discuss any questions I might have about cybersafety

      and/ or this use agreement and I am welcome to do this at any time.
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     Glenholme School has 2 purchasing options for parents regarding school uniforms.
     Retail store in Rotorua and an online shopping option are available.

Online Shopping with NZ Uniforms
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Notes:
     Parent‘s select from the range of items available what is appropriate for
      their child / ren
     Compulsory School Uniform Sun Hat for all Year 0-6 students in terms 1
      and 4
     Shoes, sneakers, boots or sandals are to be plain black
     Socks are to be plain black
     Girls wearing winter tights must be black
     Polypropylene or thermals (winter months) worn under the school uniform
      must be black
     All new enrolments must start Glenholme School in full uniform
     Students must wear regulation school uniform, non-uniform items similar in
      colour and style are not acceptable.
     Except in an emergency, students must wear correct dress code. Parents
      write a letter of explanation if their child wears non-uniform clothing or
      footwear, stating the reason. Your child presents the letter to school
      management in the morning.
     When a student comes to school with incorrect uniform and with or without
      a notice of explanation, they will be sent to the office and provided with
      uniform that they can borrow for the day
     Non-uniform clothing items will be removed whilst at school and must be
      collected by the student at the end of each day
     The school accepts no responsibility for any non-uniform clothing
      items
     All school uniform items should be clearly named
     The only jewelery items to be worn are medic alert ID, a wrist watch or
      items of religious or cultural significance
     Hair accessories should remain minimal - colourful bows and headbands
      are discouraged
     Occasionally second-hand items are available via the school office.
      Notification for parents is posted in the School Newsletter.

Bell Times
     School starts:      8.55am
     Interval:           11.00     11.20am
     Lunch:              12.50     1.45pm
     End of School:      3.00pm    The school day is the same wet or fine weather

Board of Trustees - BOT
     The Board of Trustees is the school‘s governing body and is responsible for
      ensuring the school operates and complies with all the relevant laws and
      regulations.
   BOT supports the Principals day to day management of the school as well
     as deciding matters of school policy.
    Information about the regulations relating to the Board membership may be
     obtained from the Board Secretary.
    The full Board meets twice a term on a Thursday at 6.00pm at school.
    Dates of Board meetings are noted in the school newsletter.
    Names and phone numbers of Board members can be obtained from the school
     office.

Bicycles at School
    We encourage children to cycle to school.
    Based on police guidelines children 10 years of age have the appropriate spatial
     awareness to be on the road.
    Glenholme School will provide Cycle Safety programmes for Year 5/ 6 when
     available.
    As a parent of a child younger than 10 years of age and if you would like your
     child to cycle to and from school it is your parental responsibility to ensure
     they have the necessary abilities to be on the road, to be safe and to know
     and understand the road rules.
    For children under 10 we encourage parents to bike with them to and from
     school.
    It is your childs’ responsibility to ensure that their bike is securely locked at
     school.
    It is parents’ responsibility to ensure bikes are road worthy.
    It is parents’ responsibility to ensure your child has and uses a bike helmet –
     although the school will insist on the use of a bicycle helmet if a student is
     spotted without one.

Seesaw App - Student Blogs
     We are very excited to introduce to you a new learning initiative fully funded by the
     Board of Trustees for the next 3 years (2018 – 2021).
     Seesaw is a new app Glenholme School is using to share students’ learning.
     Seesaw is a digital portfolio that gives students a place to document their learning,
     be creative and learn how to use technology.
     Families will have access to view and comment on their child’s work.
     A major benefit of using Seesaw is that it will house your child’s learning journey in
     one portfolio for their entire schooling years at Glenholme.
     Your child’s teacher will assign a unique sign up QR code, with step by step
     instructions on how to connect to Seesaw, to view your child’s work.

Classroom Teacher Release
    Every full time teacher and teacher with specific responsibilities in New Zealand s
     entitled to
     Classroom Teacher Release.
    Glenholme School Board of Trustees has a procedure for the allocation of
     classroom release time.
    The classroom release time benefits both teacher and students, as it
     provides time for student assessment, professional growth and development,
     planning and preparation.
  Teachers are released from class, usually on a weekly basis with Management
     attempting to minimize classroom disruptions and the ensure classroom
     programmes provide continuity and consistency.
    New parents to the education system need to understand that this is a Ministry of
     Education requirement, necessity and a union entitlement.

Contacting the School
     Parents may contact the school on 07 3481489 during school hours or on our
      absentee line by txt 0212455214.
     You are welcome to ring the school office at any time during school hours
      (8.30am – 3.30pm) to arrange an appointment or leave a message.
     Outside these times or when the lines are engaged an answer phone operates.
     If you wish to discuss something with a teacher please arrange a time that is
      suitable for everyone, usually a quick phone call or email can set it up.
     Please note that 8.30am-8.55am is not a good time to talk to teachers as they are
      making final preparations for daily teaching programmes.
     An efficient method of contacting teachers is via email (see School App or
      Website to contact details or direct links), or by leaving a message.

Community of Learning
Glenholme School is a member of a Community of Learning/ Kahui Ako, that
being: Rotorua Central Community of Learning/ Kahui Ako. Consisting of the following
schools;

     Glenholme School
     Malfroy School
     Whakarewarewa School
     Ngakuru School
     Seventh Day Adventist School
     Rotorua Intermediate School
     Rotorua Boys High School
     Rotorua Girls High School
Communities of Learning/ Kahui Ako are part of the Government‘s programme of
Investing in Education Success. More than $359 million has been set aside to support
the initiative.
Research shows that within schools, the quality of teaching has the biggest influence on
whether students succeed. IES has been designed with this in mind and is
intended to help raise achievement by:
     improving teaching practice across New Zealand
     enabling teachers to work together and benefit from each other‘s knowledge and
      experience.
     helping all children benefit from the skills and knowledge of great teachers from
      across a group of schools.
 helping schools work together so it‘s easier for children to move through the
      education system.

Code of Conduct - Sporting
Code of Behaviour for Players
     Play for fun.
     Be fair: play by the rules.
     Respect the decisions of your coach and co -operate with your captain
      and team members.
     It‘s ok to want to win, but it has to be through fair play .
     Never argue with or provoke the referee, coach, players or with the
      spectators.
     Never use foul language.
     Keep your cool.
     Play your best for yourself and for your team .
     Be a good sport: praise good play by team membe r and opposition.
     Be on time.
     Respect your opponents: they are there to have fun too .

Code of Conduct and Guideline for Coaches and Referees
     Playing times as well as other organisational details need to be
      communicated clearly to parents and team members.
     Give fair playing times / bench times to all members of the team during games.
     Compliment both teams on their efforts.
     Be consistent, objective and courteous in calling infractions.
     Teach, promote and positively reinforce appropriate sports behaviour on the field,
      court or in the water as well as off.
     Positive comments are motivational: never ridicule mistakes.
     It‘s OK to encourage to win, but put a focus on good effort and fair play.

Code of Conduct for Parents and Supporters
     Foster interest and encourage participation.
     It’s OK to encourage to win, but put a focus on good effort and fair play.
     Encourage adherence to rules and officials decisions.
     Do not publicly challenge official‘s coaches decisions. If you feel the need to
      complain, bring your concerns to the teacher in charge of the sporting code.
     Positive comments are motivational: never ridicule mistakes.
     Applaud good play, skills and fair play by both teams.
     Children play for their enjoyment, not yours.
     Encourage your child to make a seasonal commitment (games,
      commitment and camaraderie).

Court Orders Re: Access and Custody
Arrangements
     Please provide all documentation to the office.
     We cannot deny access to a parent based on a verbal request.
Curriculum
    The school‘s curriculum is under constant review, the objective being to meet the
     changing needs of the learners and the regulations of the Ministry of Education.
    The New Zealand Curriculum specifies eight learning areas – English,
     Mathematics, Science, Technology, Social Sciences, Language, The Arts, Health
     and Physical Well-Being; which students need to acquire. These learning
     areas are essential for a broad and balanced education.
    The school‘s curriculum is integrated throughout the eight essential learning areas
     and also includes eLearning, Ngati Whakauetanga, SOLO Taxonomy, Visible
     Learning and the Glenholme School Values.
    Literacy and Numeracy for Glenholme School students is paramount. This is
     evident in all classroom teaching and learning programmes.

Daily Notices
    These constitute the main system by which information is communicated between
     staff and students.
    Daily notices are received by staff each morning who read them to students.
    Daily notices relate to events occurring within and outside the school that are
     considered to be of interest.

Dental Health Care
    Students at Glenholme School have access to Dental Care.
    The Rotorua District Health Board has a Mobile Clinic Service that visits
     Glenholme School.
    The Mobile Clinic is expected to visit once a year. The Mobile Clinic when on site
     is situated behind A1 Classroom.
    Any dental emergencies for your child/ren, parents need to contact the
     Rotorua District Health regarding the nearest operating Dental Service in Rotorua
     to get treatment. Phone 0800 825 583.
    Do not contact the school, unfortunately we will not be able to help direct you to
     treatment as it is the Ministry of Health and Rotorua District Health Board
     that manage the dental service and not the school or Ministry of Education.

Awhi Educare@ Glenholme
    This is a private business on site and available to our early childhood
     students of the Glenholme community.
    Awhi Educare @ Glenholme philosophy strives to provide quality care and
     education that stimulates, educates and sets our tamariki up to be successful
     integrated e-Learners of the 21st century, in a safe and nurturing environment.
    It is their goal to provide a service that is accessible, affordable and flexible
     to meet our community‘s needs.
    Awhi Educare @ Glenholme runs each day from 8.30am until 3.30pm and only
     on school days.
    Ann Brell is the propitiator of Awhi Educare @ Glenholme and can be contacted
     on 021 023 68324
    Ranolf Street entrance has a pedestrian gate that is open early morning and
     locked in the evening, parents of Awhi Educare @ Glenholme students are
     encouraged to use this as the safest form of access to and from the school.
    Park on Ranolf Street and walk into the school via the pedestrian gate.
    Do not park in the school drive as it is a tow away area.
Education Outside the Classroom
     There are many opportunities for students to take part in activities outside of the
      classroom which will broaden and enhance their education.
     Many curriculum programmes incorporate excursions, visits, sporting and
      culturalexchanges and information gathering outside the school.
     Parents will always be kept informed of excursions regarding Education
      Outside the Classroom via the classroom teacher.
     The Generic Health and Permission Form provides adequate documentation
      to take students outside the school during school hours however if the
      excursion requires an overnight event then further permission and
      documentation will be provided for parents.

E.S.O.L (English for Speakers of Other
Languages)
     New residents to New Zealand who have English as their second language are
      able to join the ESOL classes and lessons for tuition in English.
     Glenholme School will apply for student funding from the Ministry of Education.
      Group and individual teaching sessions are organised for students to accelerate
      their understanding of the English language.
     Mrs Sue Edwards is the ESOL teacher. She works in conjunction with the
      classroom teacher. Individual, group, in class or out of class learning
      sessions are based on a programme that will best fit the student‘s needs and
      abilities.

Glenholme School Enrolment Scheme
In order to avoid overcrowding or the likelihood of overcrowding, the board of
trustees of Glenholme School has adopted an enrolment scheme which has
been approved by the Ministry of Education.
The enrolment scheme was effective as of 31st January 2018.
Under the scheme, students will be enrolled if they live within the home
zone described below
Start at the intersection of Fenton Street and Victoria Street. Travel south along Fenton
Street, capturing only odd numbered addresses, to the intersection of Gwendoline Street and
Fenton Street.
Travel west along Gwendoline Street, capturing addresses on both sides of this road. From 23B
Gwendoline Street, travel west along the boundary with Arikikapakapa Golf Course (behind
houses on Sophia Street). At the rear of 70 Sophia Street, travel north to reach the roadway
(Sophia Street), and then continue west to capture all addresses along Sophia Street to reach
Old Taupo Road.
Travel north along Old Taupo Road, capturing even numbered addresses only, to the intersection
of Old
Taupo Road, Otonga Road and Devon Street/Devon Street West.
Travel west to 155 Devon Street West, capturing odd numbered addresses only. From here the
boundary continues in a northerly direction to capture addresses on Toru Street and the
Manuka Crescent Reserve and tennis courts. Continue to the intersection of Hillcrest Ave and
Garden Place. All addresses on Garden Place are included in the zone.
Travel east along Hillcrest Ave to the intersection of Old Taupo Road and Hillcrest Ave (only
address numbers 3 – 51 Hillcrest Ave and 4 – 40 Hillcrest Ave are included in the zone). Continue
north along Old Taupo Road, capturing even numbered addresses only, to reach the intersection
of Pererika Street and Old Taupo Road.
Travel east along Pererika Street, capturing even numbered addresses only, to reach the
intersection of Ranolf Street and Pererika Street.
Travel south along Ranolf Street, capturing odd-numbered addresses only, to the intersection of
Victoria Street and Ranolf Street.
Travel east along Victoria Street to Fenton Street, capturing even numbered
addresses only. The zone boundary ends at the intersection of Victoria Street
and Fenton Street.
The enrolment of out of zone students is governed by the provisions of the
Education Act
1989. The enrolment scheme, which includes a precise description of the home
zone and map, may be viewed at the school office, where copies of the scheme
are also available.
The board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their sons and
daughters at Glenholme School for next year.
Enrolment at Glenholme School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of
which are available from the school office.
The board has determined that some places are likely to be available for Year
1-6 out of zone students next year in term two. The exact number of places will
depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the
school‘s home zone.

Details relating to the second enrolment period is as follows.
   Length of enrolment period: 22nd July to 27th September 2019
   Deadline for receipt of applications: Friday 21st June 2019

Emergency Evacuations
If you are in the school in the event of an emergency please follow the teacher
instructions and procedures below.

Signal:
    Continuous ringing of the school bell or announcement for fire, earthquake,
     chemical spill, volcanic eruption or lock down.

Action:
   Children and visitors follow teacher direction in a quick & orderly manner.
   The evacuation point is on is the field outside the school office.
   If you are a visitor on the day of a fire drill or evacuation please make your way to
     the field in an orderly manner and assemble with your child‘s class.
   Drills will be conducted each term to cover fire, natural disaster and
     intruder evacuation procedures.
   An evacuation map and procedures are displayed in all classes and additional
     buildings for your reference.
   The Principal or DP will give the command to re-enter the building when it is safe.
Friends of the School (FOTS)
    The Friends of the School are a very active parent /caregiver group who have
     been involved in a number of fundraising schemes and other activities which
     directly benefit the students. This is a very important part of our school and
     your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
    You are welcome to attend any meeting - currently they meet twice a
     term. Phone the school office for further information – ph 3481489.

Gates (Ranolf Street & Miller Street)
    Glenholme School is a gated community.
    Due to the safety concerns for our tamariki and an increase in vandalism
     the school entrances are gated and their there is limited access.
    Miller Street entrance is available for use:
    Monday to Friday 7.30am – 9.30am
    Monday to Friday 2.30pm – 3.30pm
    Ranolf Street entrance has a pedestrian gate that is open early morning and
     locked in the evening, parents are encouraged to use this as the safest form of
     access to and from the school. Park on Ranolf Street and walk into the school via
     the pedestrian gate.
    Do not park in the school drive as this is a tow away area.
    Ranolf Street entrance is not a drop off and or pick up zone.
    The entire entrance is a No Parking Zone!
    Occasionally you may need to enter the gates i.e. to collect sick children,
     therefore you will need to utilise the intercom system, if they are not already open.
     The intercom goes directly to the office and they will open the gates for you. When
     you exit, the gates are automatic.
    Glenholme School Board of Trustees takes no responsibility for parents/ whanau
     who risk moving through the gates as they are opening or closing. You enter at
     your own risk. The gates have been designed to close automatically. Cars have
     been crushed in past and we recommend avoiding the risk.

Generic Health Profile and Permission Form
    Parents are asked to complete the form.
    During the year it is necessary for teachers to take students out of the
     school for a curriculum or co-curricular excursions.
    This form gives parental consent for these day only trips (9am – 3pm) and a health
     profile of each student.
    A permission form for every excursion outside of school is no longer necessary
     when this form is completed and returned to school at the beginning of each year.
    This saves time for parents and teachers.
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