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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.
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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 the 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 Delware 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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Latest Notifications

Room 11’s Assembly Online at 9am

Thu Feb 18 07:42pm

This mornings assembly hosted by Room 11 can be viewed using the following link:

Who doesn’t love a bit of Torpedo 7 Gear. Especially at 50% off!!

Wed Feb 17 06:38am

Torpedo 7 50% Off Flyer

We Are Back To Level 2 – School Open For All – Thursday (tomorrow)

Wed Feb 17 06:07am

Well Done GTS Whanau. Today the Prime Minister moved Auckland down to Level 2 as of 11:59pm tonight – Wednesday 17 February,

This means that GTS is open and all learners are expected to attend unless sick. Please have a read through our Level 2 Health and Safety Procedures. There have been a couple of adjustments from last year so take the time to familiarise yourself with it.

School Lunches will be back to normal from tomorrow so no need to send your child to school with lunch.

We are due to start our GAAAP Swimming Sessions (Yr 3 – 6). It is part of the school curriculum so expect all learners to be in the water with the instructors developing their confidence in and around water.

Can all Chromebooks and Chargers be returned to school tomorrow. We would like to get a stocktake on everything. Due to the uncertain times of Covid we will be allowing those who have completed the Kawa of Care (majority of Year 5 – 8) to take their Chromebooks home again. We will be starting our in school Chromebook Cleaning every Friday this week. Please make sure your children are treating their devices with care and respect. The state of the majority of them at the ned of last year was truly appalling. Let’s all work together to ensure your child gets as long as possible out of their Chromebook, saving you money!!
(Year 3 and most Year 4’s will still be leaving their Chromebooks at school until they have completed the Kawa of Care.)
Thank you to everyone who was so understanding of our decision to take the drastic measure to leave Chromebooks at school. It was a difficult decision but one made with everyones best interests at the centre.

Glen Taylor School – Health and Safety Procedures for COVID-19 – Level 2

Website Up and Running

Mon Feb 15 02:30am

All technical issues with the website and links are now sorted. You should be able to access the google meets and class sites following the previous post.


Mon Feb 15 12:49am

Kia Ora Whanau

We seem to be having some technical issues with getting our Google Meets up and running.

We are also in the process of changIng our website over to our new and improved site. This is also causing some technical issues.

Our IT Team are frantically trying to solve the issues.

Thank you for your patience.

Will keep you updated with any information as it comes to hand.

Kia Kaha


Sun Feb 14 09:52pm

Morena Whanau
The following is how learning will look here at GTS for the next few days.

Teachers will be running 2 Google Meets per day at the following times:
Room 1, 3, 8, 9, 10:
10:00am – 10:45am and 2:00pm – 2:45pm
Room 5, 6, 11, 12, 13
9:00am – 9:45am and 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Here are the links to access the Meets
Room 1: Mandy Hu https://meet.google.com/pfi-yttk-kqn
Room 3: Aimee Litchfield https://meet.google.com/djg-ybfv-tjr
Room 4: Dee Karl https://meet.google.com/osd-mdcf-mmr
Room 5: Manpreet Dhaliwal https://meet.google.com/vep-mbba-ivn
Room 6: Pia Sok https://meet.google.com/jii-ahri-fkc
Room 8: Brittany Smith https://meet.google.com/nfn-rqrt-nkg
Room 9: Elena Terekhina https://meet.google.com/nsj-huqv-dhh
Room 10: Ronil Raj https://meet.google.com/smf-ycei-rpu
Room 11: Christine Tupou https://meet.google.com/uph-gwas-zcm
Room 12: Susan Pohlen https://meet.google.com/bhs-igfw-srf
Room 13: Mary Fonua https://meet.google.com/sdu-osmf-fdd

Class Sites with Teacher Planning can also be accessed via the School Website. www.glentaylor.scholol.nz

If you are unable to access any of these sites please make the effort to read to and with your child at least twice a day.
Any issues please let your child’s teacher know.

Kia Kaha

Office Open for Chromebook Collection

Sun Feb 14 08:52pm

We are currently on site here at school for those who were unable to collect Chromebooks last night.
We will be here until 2pm this afternoon.
Thanks to everyone who has been coming in to collect them. Your patience and sense of humour has made it a lot easier on us all.

Kia Kaha Whanau

Chromebooks can now be collected.

Sun Feb 14 07:26am

Those who have purchased a new Chromebook please phone the school to find out if yours has arrived.  We are currently setting up the ones we have so they can be used.


Office Open 8:15pm – 9:30pm to Collect Chromebooks.

Sun Feb 14 06:37am

Miss Wrack and myself will be at school from 8:15pm – 9:30pm to hand out Chromebooks to Year 3 – 8 Learners who have them. Please come to the main office to collect.

More info to come when I get to school.

GTS IN LEVEL 3. School closed for the next 3 days. (Unless you are an essential worker – see below)

Sun Feb 14 06:24am

As you may be aware, the Prime Minister has just placed Auckland into Level 3 as of 11:59pm tonight until 11:59pm on Wednesday. That means that GTS will be closed for the next 3 days. If you are an essential worker and your child has no choice but to attend school you will need to contact me as soon as possible at chrish@glentaylor.school.nz or text on 021478212.
Teachers will be working from home and we are currently working through what learning will look like for the next 3 days.

Watch this space.

Kia Kaha and stay safe.



Mon Feb 01 02:46am

School Lunch InfoIt is with great delight that we announce GTS joining the Healthy School Lunch Programme.

This means that every child in the school will receive a yummy healthy lunch every day of the school year.

All you need to do is provide your child with some healthy morning tea.

Please support us by not sending unhealthy food to school. We will be reminding kids during the first week of school the need to only bring healthy food. After that we will keep hold of any unhealthy food until the end of the school day.

We have Breakfast Club, Fruit and Milk in School as well as KidsCan snacks available to all kids. Trust me nobody will go hungry.

Any questions please feel free to contact me here at school.

Kia Kaha

Start of Year Reminders!!

Thu Jan 28 02:50am

Office is open for uniforms, stationery, enrolments and chromebooks (Year 3 – 8) at the following times:

Friday 29 January 9am – 12pm

Tuesday 2 February 9am – 3pm

Wednesday 3 February – School Opens for Learners:  Office Hours 8:30am – 3:30pm



Situation Vacant We are looking for someone to run our School Lunch Programme here at GTS.

Tue Jan 26 10:16pm


About the Role:  We are looking for Catering Assistants to fill part-time roles, 15 hours per week (11am – 2pm) based at Glen Taylor School. These catering assistant shifts will be during the school day. Your role as a Catering Assistant is to:

Organising and distributing school lunches. (all lunches come fully prepared and ready to go)
General kitchen cleaning duties

Pay $22.10 per hour

This is an amazing opportunity to be a part of a team providing access to nutritious lunches across schools in Auckland as a part of the Ka Aro, Ka Ako | Healthy School Lunches Programme.

We would love to have someone from the GTS Community filling this role.

If this sounds like you either contact me at chrish@glentaylor.school.nz
Danielle Scott at danielle.scott@spotless.co.nz

There are heaps of bananas at the school office. Please help yourselves.

Fri Dec 11 01:12am


Thu Dec 10 02:35am


Tue Dec 08 07:17pm

As we come to the end of the year we unfortunately must say our farewell to Mr Niks. Mr Niks who has been in Room 12 since midway through 2019 has been a real asset to GTS. All the way from Canada, Mr Niks has certainly had an interesting time in NZ. From the measles, Covid Tests and lockdowns, the trustworthy van that wasn’t so trustworthy, lack of decent snow not to mention multiple moves from flat to flat, he certainly has showed a lot of resilience in his time at GTS which he has passed onto his learners.
Mr Niks will be making his way down south to Gore to take up a teaching position (well once the van is fixed).
A HUGE thanks to Mr Niks for all that he has brought to GTS. You will be missed by the entire GTS Whanau and we wish you all the best as you head to the deep south.
Kia Kaha e hoa!


Tue Dec 08 07:00pm

*. Wednesday 9 December: End of Year Reports go home.
*. Thursday 10 December: 2021 Class Swaps. Learners will meet their teacher for 2021 and spend about 30mins with them.
*. Friday 11 December: Principal’s End of Year Assembly – 9am
*. Friday 11 December: Last Day of School – finish at 2:45pm
*. Tuesday 2 February 2021: Teacher Only Day
*. Wednesday 3 February 2021: First Day for Learners

Great Opportunity to Engage in Reading over the Holidays

Tue Dec 08 02:30am

Summer reading, sorted
5 January – 5 February 2021

Read and relax this summer with fun and flexible reading challenges for the whole whānau or just for you!

From 14 December, register for your chance to be in to win great prizes from Specsavers, passes for Auckland’s top attractions and more!


FREE measles immunisation will be offered on Dec 9th between 9.30am and 1.30pm at the Glen Innes Health Centre, 272 Apirana Ave, Glen Innes.

Mon Dec 07 09:14pm

Information about Pop Up Clinic




We are looking for a new Caretaker. Mon-Fri 6 hours per day

Wed Dec 02 02:16am


Property tasks include management of repairs and maintenance, security and the school grounds and pool. An interest in working outdoors is essential and the ability to use a computer for basic tasks.

We are looking for a proactive motivated person who is able to self-manage and interact appropriately as part of the school community.

If you are interested please contact:
Catherine Brown

Feel free to pass onto others you may know.

2021 Year 3 & 4 and any new 4-8 Learners Chromebook Meeting

Tue Dec 01 09:01pm

Link to information 

Wednesday 2 December @ 3pm in the staffroom.

2021 Class Lists – If you are not returning in 2021 please let us know asap.

Tue Dec 01 12:47am

Thank you to those who contacted me about 2021 Class Placements.  We are now starting the process of writing the class lists for 2021.


If you are not returning to GTS in 2021 we would appreciate it if you clould let us know asap.

Fire and Emergency NZ Update

Mon Nov 30 01:51am

NZ Fire Service Update