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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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Enrolment Info

Annual Report

Latest ERO Report

Enrolment Info

WHATS HAPPENING AT GLEN TAYLOR SCHOOL ?

Latest Notifications

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
 


 

GTS HOUSE DAY

Thu Sep 22 11:35am

Next Thursday 28 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. A hard copy of this pre-order form will be sent home as well. Orders close Tuesday 4pm.



 


 

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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GTS Tongan Language Week Celebration

Tue Sep 06 10:44am

Tomorrow, Wednesday 7 September we are having our school wide Tongan Language Week celebration. In celebration of this, we are inviting our learners to come dressed in their traditional on Wednesday and Friday 9th September. 

Malo ‘aupito


Poto Faalili

Parent Help Needed

Thu Sep 01 01:23pm

Hi all, 

We are needing some parent help for tomorrow’s basketball tournament (2 adults needed) and we’re also needed a coach for our Year 3 & 4 Rippa rugby team (tournament next week Thursday). If you’re keen to be a part and help out, please let me know via email 

potof@glentaylor.school.nz

Thanks, 

Poto 

GTS DISCO – TOMORROW

Thu Aug 25 03:17pm


When: Friday 26 August 5:30pm – 7pm
Theme: 90’s – Prizes for Best Dressed
Entry: $2 or $5 combo (this includes entry, sausage, drink, lolly bag)
Please be there on time to pick up your child/ren at 7pm 
Any questions, please contact Mrs Faalili potof@glentaylor.school.nz 


Thanks 


Student Leaders 

Manaiakalani Whānau Survey

Tue Aug 23 07:12pm

We are excited to once again have the opportunity to gather learner, teacher, leader and whānau voice to add to the data picture for the year. These questionnaires represent a reflection of the lived experiences in our schools, and enable us to triangulate the data, along with achievement data and classroom observations. 

Please click on the link below to complete the whānau survey. This survey will be open until Friday August 26th. 

Whānau Survey


Thanks, 

Poto Faalili 


 

Adult Literacy Initiatives

Tue Aug 09 07:02pm

Talofa Lava, 

Please see the flyers for some awesome opportunities happening in our own community. 

All contact details and information on there. 

Fa’afetai Lava, 

Poto 




 



 


 

2022 BOT Parent Election Results. Congratulations to these awesome people supporting GTS in a very important role.

Thu Aug 04 12:35pm

 



Parent Election Results Declaration

Have your say about the GTS way! Friday 5 August @ 1:30pm

Wed Aug 03 12:34pm

If you missed out on coming to our hui last Wednesday please come and talanoa with us this Friday at 1:30pm.  Please sign in at the office, grab a mask to wear and meet in the staffroom.

Board of Trustees Nominations and Information Evening TONIGHT 6pm – 6:30pm

Mon Aug 01 06:07pm

We are holding an information evening for anyone who is interested in joining the GTS Board of Trustees or would just like to find out what we do on the Board.


GTS BOARD OF TRUSTEES INFORMATION EVENING


Monday 1 August 6pm in the Staffroom


GTS BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOMINATIONS CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY 3 AUGUST.


This is a great opportunity to be part of a great team that plays such an important role in ensuring GTS is the amazing school it is.


Feel free to nominate yourself or someone you think would be good on our Board.


Ngā mihi


Chris


 

Update for BOT Election Nominations so far. Nominations close at Noon on Wednesday 3 August. Get on Board!

Mon Aug 01 10:08am

 



BOT Nominations as at 01/08/2022

BOT Election Nominations so far. Nominations close at Noon on Wednesday 3 August. Get on Board!

Fri Jul 29 04:52pm

 



BOT Nominations as at 29/07/2022

Board of Trustees Nominations and Information Evening

Thu Jul 28 04:36pm

We are holding an information evening for anyone who is interested in joining the GTS Board of Trustees or would just like to find out what we do on the Board.


GTS BOARD OF TRUSTEES INFORMATION EVENING


Monday 1 August 6pm in the Staffroom – you are then very welcome to stay for our Board Meeting to see us in action!


GTS BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOMINATIONS CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY 3 AUGUST.


This is a great opportunity to be part of a great team that plays such an important role in ensuring GTS is the amazing school it is.


Feel free to nominate yourself or someone you think would be good on our Board.


Ngā mihi


Chris


 

Have your say about the GTS way! Today at 9am, 2pm & 4pm.

Wed Jul 27 09:51am

Chocolate Biscuits, lollies and talanoa!


No 7pm session this evening.  3 sessions today at 9am, 2pm & 4pm.


2x $50 paknsave vouchers drawn at assembly on Friday.

Have your SAY about the GTS Way!

Tue Jul 26 03:35pm
 


 

Learning at GTS

Sat Jul 23 11:47am

Could you please take 1 minute to fill in this form.  We are collecting data on your child’s learning now, in September and in December.  The survey will also be coming home on paper if you prefer that option.  Please do not do both!


Link to the 1 minute survey here

Term 3 Sports

Wed Jul 06 03:30pm

Hi everyone!  

We are starting to organise teams and coaches for our Term 3 Sports.

Basketball Event Day (Wed 31/8/22)
Year 5 & 6 mixed 
Year 7 & 8 

After School Basketball League (tbc)
Year 5 & 6 
Year 7 & 8 

Netball Event Day (Wed 28/9/22)
Year 3 & 4 mixed (5 aside)
Year 5 & 6 mixed (6 aside) 
Year 7 & 8 mixed (7 aside)

If you’re keen on helping out, please complete the google form https://forms.gle/eSRqzdEm5WYtTCpW7

Thanks, 

Poto 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTIONS

Tue Jul 05 10:15am

BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTIONS
Nominations are being called for the upcoming BOT Triennial Elections. A nomination form will come to every family this week, please check your child’s bag. If you do not receive a form, ask Marie Vaevae in the school office. 



If you think being a member of the board of trustees at Glen Taylor School is something you would be interested in and would like more information about the role, this website is very informative  https://www.schoolboardelections.org.nz/becoming-a-board-member/  Alternatively ask a current board member or contact the school office. 



We are calling for 5 parent representatives. Nominations close on 3 August. If there are more than 5 nominations an election will take place. 



Nga mihi
Marie Vaevae
Returning Officer

Term 2 Week 10 Newsletter

Tue Jul 05 09:57am

 



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Tamariki Korero: Thursday 7 July. See below for booking instructions and questions you may want to ask.

Mon Jul 04 01:35pm

Tamariki Korero


Thursday 7 July


1:00pm – 7:45pm (School will finish at 1pm)


Bookings can be made on www.schoolinterviews.co.nz 


Event Code:  fbx95


You can also phone the school for a booking,



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