R.A.W.E School Community Engagement Programme at Glendene School

RAWE Programme and Sports Fun Night
Thursday 22 February 2018

Please keep this date free. We have a free sausage sizzle for families and will have the pool opened and a lot of different sporting activities for the children. For the adults we have a team from the Ministry of Education who will be talking about RAWE a programme that will help us improve our home/school partnerships.

So please remember:
– Free ticket for every parent who attends the programme to go in the draw to win a prize.

– Free sausage sizzle for our families.

– Free entry into the school pool for our Glendene students only.

– Our new playground will be open also.

– There will be sports on the field for the children.


Please come along and find out what this awesome night is about!!!


Skids Glendene is offering a free Hiphop class every Tuesday at the school hall from 3.30pm to 4.15pm for the whole of Term 1 starting February 20, 2018.

We need to get the number of attendees by Monday the latest.  Children need to registered for the Hiphop session.


To register kindly advise Cecilia at the school office on (09)8388603, or text 02108475283 if you would like your child/ren to attend.  We will need the name of the child, parents name and parents contact phone number.

Many thanks                                                                                                                              Apol Bautista  (HEALkids NZ Ltd)                                                                                             Franchisee of SKIDS Glendene



26 January 2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Our Glendene School office will be open for enrolments and purchases of uniform and stationery on Monday 05 February 2018 from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

Glendene School officially opens for 2018 on Wednesday 05 February. The first bell is at 8.50am.

Below are the prices for Uniform and  new prices for Stationery at Glendene School for 2018.

Uniform:                                                                                                                      Glendene School Polo Shirts               $35.00each   (Polo Shirts range from size 4 to XXL)  Glendene School Fleece Jumpers         $40.00 each  (Jumpers range from size 6 to XL)    Glendene School Bucket Hats               $14.00 each  (One size fits all)

Stationery Packs:                                                                                                        Kowhai Stationery Packs – Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4         $50.00 each                                  Pohutukawa Stationery Packs Rooms 7, 8, 9       $50.00 each

  • Please note that uniform and stationery are available only from our Glendene School office.
  • All stationery packs are $50.00 including a photocopy fee of $5.00.                     (Please note that stationery pack prices have gone up due to price increases from our supplier.)

Please do not hesitate to contact me on (09)8388603 if you would like more information in regards to this notice.

Kind regards                                                                                                                    Cecilia Fa’alili                                                                                                                            School Secretary


New Stationery Prices for 2018

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Due to having price increases through our suppliers, unfortunately we have had to increase the prices of our stationery packs.  Below are the new prices for stationery for 2018.

Please click here Updated stationery to see our new prices for our Kowhai and Pohutukawa stationery packs.

Kind regards                                                                                                                               Cecilia Fa’alili                                                                                                                             School Secretary

SKIDS Holiday Programmes

Hello everyone,

Just to let you know that if you would like your child to be in the holiday programmes, please register them online at www.sKids.co.nz.  For more infomation and prices please ph:  027-538-1991 or email glendene@skids.co.nz.

Please click here SKIDS to see the holiday activities.

Kind regards                                                                                                                              Cecilia


Arohanui Playground Renovations

23 November 2017

To our Parents, Caregivers and School Community,

This is a message to our parents and school community that we are renovating one of our playgrounds, so there will be alot of workers around our school.  This is the playground which is fenced off by our Arohanui satellite classes next to our Fale by our hall carpark.

Please note that parking is limited whilst this playground is undergoing renovations.

If you would like more information in regards to this message, please contact Cecilia in our school office on (09)838 8603.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Kind regards                                                                                                                    Cecilia

FREE Interactive Young Ocean Explorers Website

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

There is about 4.5 hours of short videos, quizzes and polls created from around NZ, Australia and the South Pacific.  Children can choose their own pathway and learn about the magnificent underwater world.

Here’s the link:


And also the link for how it can be used by teachers in classrooms:


Below is some feedback from people who have used these links:

Liz Manley, Principal of Woodlands Park Primary School, New Zealand “This is an excellent interactive resource for children and teachers.  It is stimulating and engaging and Riley is a fabulous role model to young people.  The largely New Zealand content is authentic and trustworthy. The message that each one of us, no matter how young or old can make a difference, is a powerful and relevant one. 

The Young Ocean Explorers Interactive Documentary website is a strong science resource.  Science for primary school children should be about hooking into children’s curiosity, the awe and wonder they have about the world around them.  This website does that with quirky facts and videos which make the experience come alive for the user.  It is also a visual language and reading resource – children love quizzes and polls and there are plenty of these.  The website is a scaffold for writing too, with examples of different types of writing.  Some of our reluctant writers love facts and are happy to create quizzes and polls of their own or write reports… “

Teacher “Fantastic, as soon as I opened the site I knew our children would absolutely LOVE IT!!! The Quizzes are so cool and believe it or not the kids are hung up on “the girls” enthusiasm when she is speaking about the things she loves.”

Parent“I did an activity with my son, who is an ESOL student. He watched a video and then he pretended to be a scientist and gave a presentation in front of the whole family about the facts he learned from that video. He was so confident!”

Enjoy exploring!!

Kind regards                                                                                                                              Cecilia Fa’alili



Here are some photos of our Pohutukawa Senior School performing at Kelston Intermediate School 27 October 2017 for Kelifest 2017.  Our children did a great job and definitely made our school proud.


Good Morning Parents/Caregivers,

Just a reminder that our Pohutukawa Senior School multicultural groups will be performing today at Kelston Intermediate at 11.20am.  So please make sure you are there early to find a park and a seat to enjoy our school performance.



Hope to see you there!!

Kind regards                                                                                                                    Cecilia – School Secretary