Parent Information Booklet 2021 - Glenholme School provides our tamariki with the skill, will and thrill to become assessment capable learners

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Parent Information Booklet 2021 - Glenholme School provides our tamariki with the skill, will and thrill to become assessment capable learners
Parent Information
                Booklet 2021

Glenholme School provides our tamariki with the skill, will
    and thrill to become assessment capable learners
Parent Information Booklet 2021 - Glenholme School provides our tamariki with the skill, will and thrill to become assessment capable learners
Parent Information Booklet 2021 - 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
Parent Information Booklet 2021 - Glenholme School provides our tamariki with the skill, will and thrill to become assessment capable learners
Parent Information

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
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 360.
The strength of Glenholme School is the diverse community, with many of Rotorua‘s
ethnic groups represented. We currently have 43% Maori, 28% 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

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 2020

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

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.
Principal                    Mrs Sarah Thompson        
Deputy Principal                 Mrs Molly Norton      
Assistant Principal              Whaea Susan Swann-Eason

Whakapoungakau Team
A1    Miss Crystal Gunn                             Yr 5/6

A2    Whaea Jade Rogers                             Yr 5/6

A3    Miss Zara Matthews (Miss Zara)                Yr 5/6

A5    Whaea Kylie Laxton-Blinkhorn                  Yr 5/6

Whakapoungakau Team Leader of Learning is Whaea Kylie Laxton-Blinkhorn

Tihiōtonga Team
B1    Mrs Nicola Andrews (Whaea Nicky)              Yr 3/4

B3    Mrs Allyson Caines (Whaea Allyson)            Yr 3/4

B7    Mrs Tania Wheki (Whaea Tania)                 Yr 3/4

B5    Mrs Jodene Williams (Whaea Jodene)             Yr 3/4

Tihiōtonga Team Leader of Learning is Mrs Andrews

Pukehangi Team
A6    Mrs Lisa Kiel (Mrs Kiel)                      Yr 1/2

C6    Miss Sharyn Bridgeman (Miss Bridgeman)         Yr 1/2

C7    Miss Rachel Greenfield                        Yr 1/0

C8    Miss Rachel Palmer (Whaea Rachel)             Yr 1/0

C9    Mrs Monique Palmer (Mrs Palmer)               Yr 1/0

B6    Miss Lynda Williamson (Miss Williamson)       Yr 1/2

Pukehangi Team Leader of Learning is Miss Sharyn Bridgeman

Part Time Teachers

Mrs Deb Taylor (Mrs T)              Te Pikopiko Programme
Mrs Sheree James                    CRT Release
Mrs Donna Burns (Mrs Burns)           Finance Executive     
Mrs Lynette Turton (Mrs Turton)       Office Manager        
Miss Kylee Kennedy (Whaea Kylee)      Office Assistant      

Mr Andrew Thompson (Matua Andrew) Care Taker, Maintenance Officer
Chris Meegan (Matua Chris)            Assistant Caretaker

Support Staff
Anne Cooney (Mrs Cooney), Sue Edwards (Mrs Edwards), Paula Christensen (Whaea Paula), Winiana Nicholls (Whaea
Wini), June Paretoa (Whaea June) and Angie Brierley (Whaea Angie), Emma Wright (Mrs Wright) , Jen Conroy (Whaea Jen),

Yanne Logan, Christine Kelly (Whaea Christine), Aroha Gotz   (Whaea Aroha)

Attached Staff
Resource Teacher of Literacy
Maryanne de Nys                                               
Mrs Trudy Beatson                                             

Social Worker in Schools (SWISs)
Tracy Strickland


Chairperson:                                          Kapie Tawhai
Principal:                                            Sarah Thompson                 07 348 1489
Staff Representative:                                 Donna Burns
Parent Representatives:                                Jenny Packham
                                                      Darryn Onekawa
                                                      Marc Brierley
Minutes Secretary:                                    Lynette Turton                  07 348 1489
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.

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.

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
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.

 Achievement = Attendance. Excellent attendance is vital for good progress.
Your child should be attending school unless they are sick or there are very special
If your child is sick please phone school 348 1489 or 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
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 of 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.

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
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

Teachers regularly check what students know and can do as a result of the teaching and learning
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
Learning Culture Procedure for Classrooms
Purpose Statement
To develop empathy, respect and tolerance for others in order for all students to reach their full
Glenholme School provides the necessary support for individual teachers so that they are able to
maintain a safe classroom environment. The learning culture procedures and structures are
mechanisms to support and maintain safe and supportive classrooms within the school
The learning culture classroom strategies are based on the Glenholme School Learner
Dispositions and Glenholme School Values.
All reward systems reinforce:
the five dispositions: Innovator, Risk Taker, Collaborator, Thinker, and Self-Regulator
the four values: Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence.
Classes may also create a class contract, treaty or rules.
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 not move down the waka.
Teachers keep track of each individual student‘s behaviour.
Student who receive Toru 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
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.
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
If a student’s behaviour is of concern e.g. they have continual Rua or Toru 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 Learning
Culture 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 then it should be recorded in the duty notebook.

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.

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
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 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
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 …
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.
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Glenholme School Cyber Safety Use Agreement
Instructions for Parents/Caregivers/Legal Guardians
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
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

The measures to ensure the cyber safety of Glenholme School outlines in this document are
based on our Glenholme School Values.
Digital technology has a vital role in teaching and learning, running our workplaces, and our daily
lives. Many of our students are digital natives, and we are committed to creating digital citizens.
We value our internet facilities and ICT digital technology equipment and the benefits they bring us
in teaching and learning and the effective operation of the school.
Our school has rigorous cyber safety practices in place, which include cyber safety use
agreements for all school staff and students.
We actively encourage our students to use digital technology confidently and competently by
learning how to keep themselves safe online and manage challenges and issues, including
understanding and meeting privacy and copyright laws, and protecting digital devices and
equipment. The overall goal of the school in this matter is to create and maintain a cyber
safety 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 cyber safety breaches which undermine
the safety of the school environment.
All students will be issued with a Cyber safety Use Agreement and once signed students will be
able to use the school ICT equipment/devices.
The school‘s 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.

In keeping with our Health, Safety, and Welfare policy, we follow procedures to guide our use of
the internet, mobile phones, and other digital devices and equipment. We maintain a cyber safe
school environment by ensuring that the school's ICT network, hardware, and software is
effectively maintained and secure, including content filtering (safe searches).
The school maintains the right to monitor, access, and review digital technology use, including
email use, and to audit material on school equipment. The school may also ask to audit privately-
owned digital devices/equipment used on the school site or at any school-related activity. The
school may use a third party, such as N4L, to monitor school internet use. This may include
browsing history.
Serious Breaches
The safety of students is of paramount concern. We take any apparent breach of cyber safety
seriously and respond using our guidelines for Responding to Digital Incidents and Concerns and
Complaints, as appropriate. In serious incidents, we seek advice from an appropriate source, such
as Netsafe, the New Zealand School Trustees Association, and/or a lawyer with specialist
knowledge in this area. Special attention is paid to the need for specific procedures regarding the
gathering of evidence in potentially serious cases. If illegal material or activities are suspected, the
matter may need to be reported to the relevant law enforcement agency.

A safe and responsible use of ICT will keep myself and other people safe by the following
 I cannot use school ICT equipment until my parent(s) and I have signed my use agreement form.
 I can only use the computers and other school ICT equipment for my schoolwork.
 If I am unsure whether I am allowed to do something involving ICT, I will ask the teacher first.
 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.
 I will not tell anyone else my password.
 I can only go online or access the Internet at school when a teacher gives permission.
 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.

While at school I will not:
 I will not bring personal digital devices to school. These are not necessary to have during the
day. This includes cellphones, smartwatches, tablets, laptops, handheld PCs and consoles,
portable music players, e-readers, and other similar devices.
 Attempt to search for things online I know are not acceptable at our school. This could include
anything that is rude, violent or uses unacceptable language such as swearing.
 I will not cause any harm to anyone in the form of cyberbullying or online bullying. Cyberbullying,
or online bullying, is when digital technology is used to bully or harass. The bullying takes the form
of sending messages, making posts, or publishing content that intends to harm. This can occur
through email, text messages, instant messages, in social media, or in other formats. Examples
include negative messages, and sharing pictures, images, or personal information without
someone's consent.
 Make any attempt to get around, or bypass, security, monitoring and filtering that is in place at
our school.
 If I find anything mean or rude or things I know are not acceptable to our school on any ICT
equipment/devices I will not show others, turn off the screen and get a teacher straight away.

 I understand that I must not download/import 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
 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.
 The school cyber safety rules apply to any ICT equipment/device brought to school.
 I will not give out any personal information online. Personal information includes: name,
address, email address, phone numbers and photos.
 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 cyber safety rules, and not joining in if other students choose to be
irresponsible with ICT.
                Reporting any breakages/damage to a staff member.

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.
I understand that I may lose the privilege to use the ICT gear if I cannot be trusted to follow these

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 cyber safety through education designed to
complement and support these agreement initiatives. This includes providing children with
strategies to keep themselves safe in the cyberspace.
Respond to any breaches in an appropriate manner.
Welcome enquiries from parents or students about cyber safety issues.
My responsibilities include:
I will read this cyber safety 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 cyber safety programme by encouraging my child to follow the cyber
safety 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 cyber safety
and/ or this use agreement and I am welcome to do this at any time.
Purchasing School Uniforms at NZ Uniforms
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
NZ Uniforms School Website or

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 jewellery 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.

PAYMENT OPTIONS: NZ Uniforms accepts Cash, Eftpos, Zip all major Credit Cards and WINZ payments.
We also offer ‘Uniform Club’ which is a great way to save for your School Uniform purchases – ask us for
more details.
Prices are subject to change

STORE: 1302 Ranolf Street, Rotorua, 3010   EMAIL:
PHONE: 07 282 2023
STORE OPENING HOURS 9:00am - 5:00pm Weekdays 9:00am - 4:00pm Saturdays
Glenholme Primary School
                                                     incl GST

Full Zip Fleece Black/Brick with Logo                $60.00
(Yr 1-6) Sizes 2-16 ; S-XL

Crewneck Sweatshirt Brick with Logo                  $42.00
(Yr 1-6) Sizes 4-14 ; S-L

Polo S/S Brick/Black with Logo                       $37.00
(Yr 1-6)) Sizes 4-16 ; S-L

Polo L/S Brick/Black with Logo                       $40.00
(All Years) Sizes 4-16 ; S-XL

Tee S/S Brick/Black with Logo                        $27.00
(Yr 1-6) Sizes 4-16 ; S-L

Boys Cargo Shorts Taupe with Woven label             $40.00
(YR 1-6) Sizes 4-16 ; S-L

Girls Skorts Taupe with Woven label                  $45.00
(Yr 1-6) Sizes 2-16 ; S- 2XL

Boys Cargo Pants Taupe with Woven label              $45.00
(Yr 1-6)) Sizes 4-16 ; S-L

Sun Hat Black with Logo                              $16.00
(Compulsory Terms 1 & 4) Size XS S/M, L/XL 50-54cm

Fleece Beanie (Black with Logo)                      $15.00
(Optional) size one

Black Lace up Shoes                                  Assorted

School Sandals                                       Assorted

School Bag                                           Assorted

Socks Plain Black Only
( Yr 1 – 6 ) Sizes Jnr 13- 3 4-6 7- 9 9 -11

Girls Winter Tights Black Only
( Yr 1 – 6 ) Sizes 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10                  Assorted

Laundry Pen                                          From $12.00

Naming labels for Clothing                           $3.00 each item

Hair Accessories                                     From $4.90
Bell Times
School starts:       8.55am
Interval:            10.55      11.15am
Lunch:               12.50      1.40pm
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 Tuesday 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
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 is 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
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
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
Otonga 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
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 member 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.

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
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

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
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
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.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 21st June 2021
Deadline for receipt of applications: 13th September 2021
Deadline for receipt of applications: 6th December 2021

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

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

Children and visitors follow teacher direction in a quick & orderly manner.
The evacuation point is on 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
An evacuation map and procedures are displayed in all classes and additional buildings for your
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 there is limited access.
Ranolf Street driveway gates are locked from 8.30am – 9.30am/2.30pm - 3.30pm
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. 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

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
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.

Glenholme Before and After School Care Programme (GASP)
This is a private business on site and available to local district students including Glenholme
School students.
GASP runs each afternoon from 3-5.30pm in the school hall, on school days only and in the
The programme is aimed at rest and recreation for children under adult supervision with a ratio of
1:10 or better. Afternoon tea, and some recreational and sporting equipment is provided.
Homework supervision can be arranged if requested.
A school holiday programme is also run during all school holidays. For more information call at the
school office to pick up an information pack or contact the programme Director, Mrs Maryanne
Roling 3470709 or 021 1215 599.
Ranolf Street entrance has a pedestrian gate that is open early morning and locked in the evening,
parents of Glenholme After School Programme 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.
Home Learning
Home Learning is a valuable way to allow you as parents/caregivers to support class
Throughout the year students will have home learning activities and experiences that
complement the learning programmes.
You will see two types of home learning.
Learning that reinforces the building of basic knowledge i.e. reading and basic facts.
The HOME LEARNING challenge is a system that acknowledges the many worthwhile
activities and experiences that children are involved in at and beyond home. It recognises that
learning happens in all situations. This includes making meals, exploring the outdoors, dance,
representative sport, visiting the elderly, being creative in the arts and taking on additional
academic challenges.
Home Learning is set according to the class programme and ability and age of the child.
Your assistance in helping make sure that your child has a place and a time to complete their
home learning and encouraging them to complete it is important.
Each teacher will send home a notice with information about class activities and a reminder about
home learning. Any questions should be directed to the child's classroom teacher.
Parents can always encourage and support children to read on a regular basis and or
engage maths games, if no obvious home learning has been set or brought home.

Information & Communication Technology
Glenholme is well resourced with Information and Communication Technology.
It is important that these resources are treated with care.
All children using the internet must first sign a student user agreement.
Permission and relevant personal details are required for students to utilise these safe
educational programmes.
Glenholme School will provide safe cyber access for students. Firewalls have been created to
ensure students safety.
However if these have been penetrated by students or hackers, parents will be notified as all
electronic activity can be traced.

Headlice like healthy hair.
Glenholme School is no different from any other in that headlice can be a problem from time to
The spread of headlice in a classroom can be controlled and prevented by checking your child‘s
hair regularly (eggs take about 9 days to hatch).
If lice or eggs are found consult your chemist, ask for your child to visit the Public Health Nurse
and notify the child‘s teacher.
All parents of the class concerned will be asked to check their child‘s hair.
The Public Health Nurse can provide treatment for headlice free of charge for the entire
Internet Agreement
ICT (Information Communication Technology) plays an integral part of all curriculum areas
throughout the school.
As part of the enrolment package, each student completes the Cyber Safety Agreement
which will allow them access to the internet and Glenholme School.
Students undergo internet training which includes the guidelines for acceptable and safe
internet use and regular monitoring of appropriate use occurs throughout each term.

Jurisdiction of the School
The jurisdiction of the school applies to all official school associate or school sanctioned
activities in the evening or in the weekends, both on school premises and out in the
Students in school uniform represent our school community, and accordingly we expect a good
standard of behaviour, at all times.
Lapses in behaviour will be dealt with on an individual basis by the teacher, or management.

Kapa Haka
Kapa Haka is open to all students.
It occurs at a formal level in terms of pohiri and performances and to encourage Maori
performing arts at Glenholme School.
Please make yourself known to Whaea Susan if you have a background in Kapa Haka. Even if you
don‘t you are most welcome to join and demonstrate commitment.
Kapa Haka this year starts in Term Two for Juniors and in Term Three for Seniors.

Literacy Enhancement and Intervention Programmes
Glenholme School offers a number of enhancement programmes with literacy support
across the curriculum.
The main focus for literacy enrichment is on the junior students however some support is available
for senior students. Group and individual teaching sessions are organised for students and are
delivered by both trained teachers and teacher aides.
These programmes are funded via the Glenholme School operational fund and with financial
support from the agencies such as the Ngati Whaakaue Endowment Education Trust.

Lost Property
We have an on-going problem with our lost property.
We regularly have large piles of unnamed and unrecognized clothing.
Currently lost property is kept by the caretakers shed in the front of the school
Every Friday lost clothing is on show for the children to look at, and if not claimed within 4 weeks is
collected, washed and is likely to be on sold in the second hand uniform sales.
Any named property is given back to the owner.
It is essential that children learn to be responsible for their clothing, please check that
children bring items home each day.
Please ensure that the school uniform is clearly named.
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