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Welcome to

Glen Taylor School

Kia Ora, Faka-lofa Atu, Talofa Lava, Malo e lelei, Namaste, Sawatdi, Kia Orana, Salaam, Ni Hao, Mingala ba

Glen Taylor is a multi-cultural school with around 260 students from Year 1 – Year 8. We have a very dedicated and passionate staff who all work together on the shared goal of raising student achievement. The students at GTS are very supportive of each other and work together to create an environment which is safe where everyone is confident and able to reach their full potential.

Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Glen Taylor School!

My name is Chris Herlihy and I am lucky enough to be the principal of Glen Taylor School. I have been here since April 2015. I am born and bred in Waikato. I attended Waikato University where I gained a Diploma of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education. I then moved to Auckland and was a Year 5/6 Teacher at Fruitvale School in West Auckland. While I was working there I was lucky enough to win a Fulbright Scholarship where I got to do my Masters in Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators at the University of Delaware in the USA. I then got the job as Deputy Principal at Kelston Primary School before winning the job here at GTS.

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WHATS HAPPENING AT GLEN TAYLOR SCHOOL ?

Latest Notifications

Whānau Chromebook Meeting: TODAY at 3pm here in the staffroom.

Wed Dec 07 01:35pm

This is for whānau of Year 2 learners, Year 3 learners who don’t have their own Chromebook yet and any new whānau (Year 3 – to the school who don’t have their own Chromebook.


Whānau Chromebook Meeting Letter

BACK TO SCHOOL HUB

Tue Dec 06 11:59am

 

Whānau Chromebook Meeting: Wednesday 7 December at 3pm here in the staffroom.

Tue Dec 06 10:16am

This is for whānau of Year 2 learners, Year 3 learners who don’t have their own Chromebook yet and any new whānau (Year 3 – to the school who don’t have their own Chromebook.


Whānau Chromebook Meeting Letter

Whānau Food Stalls for Culture Festival/Prizegiving

Mon Dec 05 12:01pm

Link Whānau Food Stall Form


 

Culture Festival Uniforms

Thu Dec 01 03:20pm

Good morning, 

Our amazing students have started learning and working hard in their cultural groups for the big day on Dec 16th. We understand that some of you have kids in different groups and have tried to make it easy for you to get all the messages. 

Linked here is the CULTURE FESTIVAL UNIFORMSdoc that highlights all the culture groups and their uniform requirements. Please ask your child/ren what group they are in and contact the teacher in charge if you have any questions or concerns. 

Thanks, 

Poto Faalili


 

Lockdown Exercise

Thu Dec 01 02:46pm

Kia ora Whānau


Today on 1 December we conducted a school-wide lockdown exercise.  We are pleased to inform you that our students responded safely, maturely and with a nature of controlled urgency.


The lockdown is part of our emergency procedures.  We implement emergency protocol exercises each term to ensure all staff and students remain familiar with our processes.


Should you  hear of a lockdown or evacuation at the school, can I please ask that you do not attend the school or phone, as we will not be able to respond.  Your presence or contact may make it more difficult for us or the emergency services to manage a situation.


We believe that these procedures that we conduct for lock downs and evacuations should be deemed in a positive light, as it places us in excellent steed should one occur.  It is important that we practice these, as we don’t want our first lockdown to be the real one.


Ngā mihi


Chris

Come on up to our Whānau Planning Day. Starting soon! Don’t worry if you are running late. We are in the hall and ready for you!

Thu Dec 01 09:02am

WE NEED YOU! Open invitation – 2023 Whānau Planning Day tomorrow 9:00am-12:30pm. Yummy morning tea provided.

Wed Nov 30 01:22pm
 


Thank you to those awesome parents who have already indicated they are going to join us.  We are really looking forward to working with you tomorrow.

GTS Whānau Questionnaire. Please fill this in. It will only take 1 minute of your time. It will help us with our planning for 2023.

Tue Nov 29 03:27pm

Link here

Open invitation – 2023 Whānau Planning Day

Tue Nov 29 09:15am
 


 

Rooms 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 Swimming Lessons start Monday

Sat Nov 26 04:15pm

A reminder that Team Kea and Kakapo start their swimming lessons with a qualified instructor on Monday.  They will be swimming everyday for the next two weeks.


A great opportunity to learn water safety and confidence by trained swimming instructors from CLM the Bays.


We expect all children to be taking part each day.


Remember the pool is now heated.

Healthy Active Learning – Whānau survey

Tue Nov 22 03:31pm

Kia ora rā e te whanau,


This survey is about your tamaiti/tamariki (child/children) aged 5 to 13 years. It aims to understand how they experience physical activity and Health and PE at kura or school. It also asks about their opportunities to be physically active in their community. 


It should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and you could be in with a chance of winning one of seven $100 supermarket vouchers.


Noho ora mai rā – stay well and thank you so much for taking the time. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.


Healthy Active Learning Whānau Survey


 


 

REMINDER – School finishes early tomorrow

Tue Nov 22 12:18pm

 

GTS Whānau Questionnaire. Please fill this in. It will only take 1 minute of your time. It will help us with our planning for 2023.

Mon Nov 21 05:00pm

Link here

GTS HOUSE DAY THIS FRIDAY.

Mon Nov 21 11:35am



GTS Whānau Questionnaire. Please fill this in. It will only take 1 minute of your time. It will help us with our planning for 2023.

Sat Nov 19 01:44pm

Link here

GTS House Day

Fri Nov 18 02:24pm

Talofa Lava!

Come and join us next Friday 25 November for our Term 4 House Day (Athletics Day). 

Our Year 8s are having a fundraiser, so please get your pre-orders in by Wednesday 3pm. Use the form below or send your orders back to school and we’ll process them at the office. 
Pre-order form. There will be limited extras. We will also have our normal lunches available to our students and plenty of yummy fruit throughout the day.


Our PARENT vs TEACHER races are in our last block! Relays and Tug of War, so please join in the fun and race with us. 


If you have any questions or concerns, please email me potof@glentaylor.school.nz 

Fa’afetai Lava, 
Poto 


Term 4 Week 5 Newsletter

Thu Nov 17 02:27pm

 



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Year 8 Fundraiser – Pre order form

Wed Nov 16 03:28pm

Hi all, 

Our Year 8s are having a fundraiser during our House Day (athletics day) next Friday. 

Please use this form to get your pre-orders in. 
Whanau, plese get your pre-orders in as well as extras on the day will be limited. 
Pre orders close Wednesday 23 3pm 

If you have any questions, please email potof@glentaylor.school.nz 

Thanks, 

Poto Faalili

Healthy Active Learning Consent Form

Mon Nov 14 03:30pm

A team from Massey University will be visiting your school at some point in the next few months. They are interested in finding out about how physically active children are at school and at home, why they are active and how they feel about learning at school. This is part of a nationwide government initiative called Healthy Active Learning aimed to improve student wellbeing.


Children that take part go in the draw to win a $100 voucher.


Healthy Active Learning Consent Form


**If you have already completed the paper version you do not need to do it again.

Room 3 Assembly online this morning at 9am.

Fri Nov 11 08:42am

Link

REMINDER! GARDEN TO TABLE PLANT & BAKE SALE

Thu Nov 10 10:06am

 

TEACHER ONLY DAY

Tue Nov 08 12:43pm

 

Film Festival Trip Today

Tue Nov 08 07:43am

Mōrena whānau

Just a reminder to have your children at school nice and early this morning. We are off to the Manaiakalani Film Festival at Sylvia Park. The buses will leave at 9am.

We won’t be taking any bags or food so if your child hasn’t had breakfast, please send them to breakfast club to fill up that puku. 

Ngā mihi

Poto 

Monday – Halloween Dress Up

Thu Oct 27 09:27am

 

Walking School Bus Parent Hui – Online 2:15 – 2:45

Wed Sep 28 07:21pm

Want to get fit, contribute to a safer environment around the school gate and ensure your child arrives at school safely?  Well then, look no further and find out how easy it is to start a Walking School Bus, by attending this online meeting. 
 
If you start a Walking School Bus now, you and every child and adult who is part of the WSB,  would be invited to a FREE End of Year Celebration at the Auckland Zoo on Sunday 6th November. 
 
If you can’t make it to the meeting, please email me. 
 
Delia.Matthias@at.govt.nz
 
 I’m hoping to see the rest of you online.

Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer, mobile app or room device Click here to join the meeting<https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZmExZTA5YTEtY2I5NC00NzYzLWIyYTgtZTYzYzQyNmY0YTdl%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22ce93f895-b64d-4c5d-ade6-d13766ecabdc%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22fd596f7d-8c81-4bf8-9a5a-c05efc10c9ab%22%7d>

HOUSE DAY TOMORROW. Come dressed in your house colours or a white tshirt. House day starts at 11am.

Wed Sep 28 05:42pm

GTS Culture Festival

Tue Sep 27 04:24pm

GTS Culture Festival – Student notice 1
Please note that on the form sent home today that the INDIAN group was missing from there. This has been updated and is a group included in our festival this year. 


GTS HOUSE DAY – This Thursday. Pre Orders closes today!

Tue Sep 27 09:41am

Thursday 29 September we have our Term 3 GTS HOUSE DAY. 

Our Student Leaders have been working hard to make this day possible for our school and have got a fun day planned for our learners. 

We will be selling sausage sizzles and iceblocks for lunch (normal lunch will still be provided for learners). If your children would like to order, please use the PRE-ORDER FORM (click here) to do so. Orders close Tuesday 4pm.



 


 

School Closed on Monday 26 September – Queen’s Memorial Day

Fri Sep 23 04:05pm

FLU BUS is now onsite @ GTS

Fri Sep 23 02:45pm
 


 

REMINDER! Teacher Only Day TOMORROW

Sun Sep 18 03:39pm
 


 

Week 8 Newsletter

Fri Sep 16 03:35pm

Week 8 Newsletter

Culture Festival 2022

Thu Sep 15 02:42pm

Culture Festival is on December 16 and will be combined with Prizegiving this year. 

To help us prepare and organise this event, we need YOUR HELP with our culture groups. Below, I have linked in a google form. If you are able to help out with teaching a group please complete the form. 

https://forms.gle/WanXfirX7Bgt8ecR7

Thanks, 

Poto 

PLEASE SEE THE LATEST CHANGES TO THE COVID REQUIREMENTS ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY.

Tue Sep 13 10:53am

 



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