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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

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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Local Event this weekend!

Tue Jun 28 12:30pm

 

Year 5 & 6 Rugby League POSTPONED

Tue Jun 28 12:03pm

This event is postponed due to short staff (organisation)

Please note that this event will happen next term – date TBC. 


Thanks, 


Poto 

Local Board Games Night this Thursday!

Mon Jun 27 01:44pm

 

Rm 11, 12, 13 show ran late and now the motorway is chokka. Estimated arrival back at school is now 3:30

Thu Jun 23 04:02pm

Rm 11 ,12 & 13 will be back from their trip at approx 3pm.

Thu Jun 23 03:48pm

A reminder that school will close today at 1pm due to staff attending Paid Union Meetings

Fri Jun 17 11:38am

REMINDER – School closes early today

Fri Jun 17 11:15am

 

Noel Leeming Discount for our GTS community

Wed Jun 15 01:08pm

 



 

Local event this weekend – Matariki

Wed Jun 15 01:00pm



 

Matariki Celebrations

Fri Jun 10 01:05pm

 

Garden to Table Bake Sale

Fri Jun 10 12:46pm

The Garden to Table Team and room 10 and 12 would like to thank everyone who came and supported the Bake Sale recently. We had some yummy treats that were baked by our wonderful community. We raised $640! This will go back into the Garden to Table programme at Glen Taylor school to purchase garden and kitchen tools and equipment. We look forward to continuing to grow, harvest, prepare and share great kai!



 

Term 2 Week 6 Newsletter

Fri Jun 10 09:18am

 



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Friday Celebration for Samoan Language Week

Mon May 30 10:30am

 

Samoan Language Week at GTS

Fri May 27 03:24pm

Talofa Lava!

Next Friday between 10am – 1pm we are having our GTS Samoan Language Week celebration. We are running 4×30 minute workshops related to Samoan food, culture, way of living for our students to participate in. We currently have the following workshops available for our learners: 
Learn a sasa
Learn a siva
All about the POPO!
Make a ili

If you would like to run a workshop or more information, please email potof@glentaylor.school.nz

Fa’afetai Lava, 

Poto 


 

Rabbit found

Fri May 27 03:00pm

We have had a new friend turn up to GTS this afternoon. If you are missing a pet, please ring the office 09 528 6325. 

GTS & Garden To Table Bake Sale. Open to all GTS whanau!

Wed May 25 11:31am




Cook Island Donuts – text Esther 0278585021 to pre order yours! $10 for a bag of 12.

Hoka o Tamaki – A message from the club

Thu May 19 06:12pm

I hope you enjoyed your Meet and Greet last Saturday!


The league is kicking off this weekend 21st May 2022


Years 0-4 9 am to 10 am


Years 5- 8 10 am to 11 am


Pt. England Reserve, 254 Pt England Road


Apologies, we won’t be able to get the Uniforms to you this week as we are waiting for our sponsored logo; this was due to unforeseen circumstances. They have promised that they will be delivered the following week! An email will be sent out telling you when and where you can collect the uniform. The kids will play in different coloured bibs for the first week, which ESAFC will provide.


What you need to do on Game Day


Please turn up  15 minutes before the start time so Coaches can place you into teams
Make sure your kids are wearing shorts and a t-shirt.
Bring a water bottle
Foremost, bring a good sportsmanship attitude and a smile!!
We would like to set up a WhatsApp group which will make it easier to communicate  with you; please click on this link below with the device you have the WhatsApp and add the Mob number to the Pt England Group


https://chat.whatsapp.com/E8ASvHz0CXd1YQYcoBzm51


Have a Fab Season

Eastern Suburbs Team

Pink Shirt Day tomorrow

Wed May 18 08:55pm

Come in PINK tomorrow (Thursday 19 May) and bring a gold coin. 

Footballers at Maddils Farm today will be back at school today at approximately 3pm.

Wed May 18 02:18pm

Funky Bright Friday for BRAKE – Mufti Day (Gold Coin Donation)

Thu May 12 09:25pm

 

WACKY ‘WALK TO SCHOOL’ WEDNESDAY – mufti day

Tue May 10 12:50pm

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