Glendene School
60 Barrys Rd
Auckland 0602

Ph 09 838 8603

Fax 09 838-7557
Mobile  021 084 75283


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Update on the provision of home-based supervision and care for the children (aged 0-14 years) of essential workers

The Government has agreed that three large home-based providers (Barnardos, Edubase and PORSE) will provide additional support to essential service workers, where workers are not able to make their own arrangements. These providers have national coverage.

The level of demand from essential service workers is not yet clear and the Ministry of Education are exploring all options to make sure that essential service workers can do the important work necessary. In particular we are working with the wider network of home based providers to identify additional carers in areas of high demand. 

Essential workers should still continue to contact one of the following three providers if they have been unable to make their own arrangements:


27th MARCH 2020

Great to see photos of children happily learning at home with families on our Glendene School Families closed Facebook page.

Today is our last school day of the term as next week the school holidays begin on March 30th. Term 2 begins on April 15th. Teachers will be back on Seesaw and other platforms supporting children's learning on the 15th.

Routines help all of us. Divide your day into blocks for getting prepared for the day, having kai/food, learning/work, breaks for exercise, family chores, breaks for family games, breaks for entertainment and going to bed routines.

Some good news to support you either working at home and/or studying at home - Spark, Vodafone, Vocus/Slingshot, 2Degrees and Trustpower have all advised they have removed their data caps and the possibility of any extra charges based on usage.

Nathan Wallis has some helpful videos on his Facebook page for parents and whānau too - -

Here is a link from Sparklers for some holiday ideas.

Try some old games in the next couple of weeks-charades, pictionary, statues, tag, hopscotch.


This is a great opportunity to strengthen relationships with those we live with.  Be kind to yourselves and stay safe in your 'bubbles'. 

Alofa atu,



Key date Reminders

26 March            Alert Level 4 commenced
28 March            School holidays begin
10 – 14 April      Easter including the Tuesday after Easter
15 April               Term 2 begins (through distance learning)
22 April               Current date for ending of lockdown period
27 April               ANZAC Day observed

26TH MARCH 2020

Please tune in today at 4.30 on TV One for COVID-19 updates in Pacific languages. Remember all playgrounds are closed. Please stay safe in your bubble at home.  

Kia kaha,


25TH MARCH 2020

Greetings everyone,

Please stay safe and stay home. 

A message from our Hannah our social worker.  Henderson Salvation Army will be open every weekday from 10am-12 noon for food parcels. Phone ahead on (09) 837 4471 or wait in  your car until someone comes to get your numbers.



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Glendene Communication Centre

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

As a cautionary measure for COVID-19 Learning Meetings for Term 1, 2020 are now cancelled

Home Learning

Please click on the GECKO icon below to read the latest newsletter 

Kia Ora, talofa Lava, fakalofa lahi atu, malo e lelei, bula vinaka, kia orana, namaste, marhaban, assalam-alaykum, nei hou,

and welcome to our Glendene School Website.

Dear Whanau,

Tenā koutou, talofa lava, bula vinaka, namaste, as-alamu alaikum, malo e lelei, fakalofa lahi atu. Welcome to Glendene School.  Our enthusiastic team are ready to work with your tamariki and whānau to make your child's time at school happy and successful.

Our school vision is together, Glendene School and its community will empower our children with knowledge, confidence and opportunities to achieve our best always.

We strive to give Glendene School students many rich learning experiences during their time at Glendene School and your assistance would be warmly welcomed.  If you have skills and talents you want to share with the children or to enrich our school, please contact us. 


We begin every year by learning about each other and our place - Ko Wai Au/Ko Wai Mātou. It was great to see you all at Cornwallis Beach. 

We encourage you to come in and get to know us and what we do.  In 2020 our learning from term 2 onwards will be about Te Hau/The Wind and it's effect on our ancestors, living things and the future.

We have learning meetings with students, teachers and parents twice a year and we report on student progress and achievement in writing at the end of the year, with a short report at mid-year.  We also have learning celebration (whakanui/fiafia days) during the year where you can come in and see your children learning.

Please note there will be NO school fees in 2020. 

We trust that your involvement with Glendene School will be an enjoyable one and we welcome you to the Glendene School whanau/aiga/family.

Nga mihi nui,

Sepora Mauigoa


‘Ko au, Ko ia, Ko tō tātou nei turangawaewae ka tiaki’
Look after others 
Look after ourselves    
Look after our place