50th Jubilee


We are celebrating our 50th Jubilee on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December. Please come and celebrate with us. Download our  50th-jubilee-registration-form and flyer-edited here.    

Gymnastics Fun

Our students are learning new skills with our new gymnastics equipment!

Farewell Kaumatua Peter



Our Kaumatua Peter Heke sadly passed away on August 15.  We want to acknowledge the time and relationship Kaumatua Peter had with Glendene School.  His children were foundation pupils and we have two of his grandchildren as pupils.

On Tuesday 18 August, Kaumatua Peter journeyed up North via his old street and past the school.  Glendene School, Lupesina pre-school, Our Kids Early Childhood Centre, past pupils and parents farewelled  Kaumatua Peter by standing outside the school gates and honouring him with a haka.  It was a moving experience. R.I.P. Kaumatua Peter.


Camp Photo Gallery

This year’s camp was very exciting! We are sure that you enjoyed it as much as we did. If you didn’t make it or you just want to relive those memories check out our gallery!

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Some of our very talented students have made a band. Watch them performing for our school in this video!

School Learning Meetings

Learning Meetings Wednesday 24 June (2.15-7.30) and Thursday 25 June (3.15-5.30)

Please keep these dates free. If you can book on-line please do so and follow these steps.

Go to School Interviews Booking: https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/

  • Type in event code WQ6MW
  • Enter your email address
  • Your name
  • Number of students you are booking for
  • Student(s)’ name

If you are unable to book online please let Cecilia know your preferred day, date, time.

Reading Together Workshops

We have had a wonderful response to our Reading Together sessions.Reading Together

Here is some of the feedback that we received:

Looking back over the workshops, what do you think are the most important things you have learned about helping your child(ren) with reading?

(T) I need to take time to spend with them while they read. Be patient and give positive remarks.

What difference did your help make for your child(ren)?

(R) I can honestly say that my less ‘demanding’ attitude has made reading a lot more relaxed and enjoyable. My child now initiates reading, rather than mum ‘demanding’ that she pull out her book.

(A) To stay patient and make it a fun experience.

What did you find was the hardest part in helping your child(ren)?Reading Together

(R) Time!

(A) What to do or how to deal with him getting frustrated.

Has the programme helped your child(ren) and your family in any other ways?

 (R)  Definitely, in terms of my child’s confidence in reading, she has taken ‘ownership’ of her reading, while I am her assistant.

(T)  Yes, it has taught us to be more patient and understanding especially towards kids who are slow or young in learning, not only in reading but other educational stuff as well.

(A)  Making time to read on a daily basis at a suitable time.  I was able to pass all new knowledge onto my husband

(L)  It is very important and very helpful.

Are there any other comments that you would like to add?Reading Together

 (R)  All in all, very effective and am grateful for all the new strategies and tools I’ve been given.  Thank you from a happy mum and an even happier child J

(T)  Thank you Mr Burton and Whaea Shelley for taking up this Reading workshop.  It would have more awesome if more parents had attended.

(A)  Thanks!!  I enjoyed this workshop very much.

(L)  (The art) Especially on his art and he try to spell the words according to what he draw.  To me I am very happy about this programme because it is a great help.  Thank you!!


New Entrants Booklet

libraryWe have a new information booklet for parents of New Entrant students or those who may be starting at Glendene School soon.

Please download a copy of this booklet here.