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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 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.


Annual Report

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Enrolment Info

Annual Report

Latest ERO Report

Enrolment Info


Latest Notifications

Learning at GTS

Sat Jul 02 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

Please update contact details asap. Link below

Fri Jul 01 06:19pm

If your child is sick or has an accident we need to be able to contact you immediately.  We need updated contact details.  Please fill in the form linked here: 

Contact Details Link Here

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

Fri Jul 01 01:34pm

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,


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. 



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



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, 



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


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



Tue May 10 12:50pm

A message from our Travel Wise Team 


Road Safety Week starts Monday 9 May.

Sun May 08 09:37pm


Vaccination Bus returns to GTS on Thursday from 2pm – 5pm. See poster below.

Wed May 04 01:34pm



Ākonga Tāpoi – Thursday 5 May. See poster below for details.

Mon May 02 04:34pm



Teacher Only Day: Wednesday May 4. See Poster below.

Mon May 02 01:34pm



Breakfast Club Helpers wanted

Mon May 02 01:11pm

Looking for parents to commit to 1-2 days a week to help run our breakfast club (8am – 9am)

If you’re keen, please email me potof@glentaylor.school.nz with your name, number and preferred day/s to help with. 



GTS Orange Level Health and Safety Plan

Fri Apr 29 10:09am

Kia ora whānau

As you will be aware we have moved from the Red to Orange setting.

We wanted to give you an update on what the move to Orange means for Glen Taylor School for the start of Term 2.

While at Orange, face masks are no longer required at school, public health advice is that masks continue to be strongly encouraged when indoors. Wearing a mask is a key health measure that slows the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings. For that reason, we ask that learners in Years 5 – 8, visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds.
At Orange, students aged 12 and above are still required to wear a face mask on school or public transport.

We will be returning to our previous school day times:
8:50am – 10:40am: Block One
10:40am – 11:00am: Morning Break
11:00am – 12:40pm: Block Two
12:40pm – 1:30pm: Lunchtime
1:30pm – 2:45pm: Block Three
All classes will continue to have regular breaks where they go outside to ensure they are getting enough fresh air.

We now welcome parents onto the school grounds, however we ask that you don’t enter the classrooms unless you have made an appointment with your child’s class teacher. Masks MUST be worn when inside any indoor space.

We will be checking the air quality with the whole school in the hall to determine if our whole school assemblies on Friday mornings from 9am – 9:30am can resume. Watch this space for more details.

We are excited to announce that Interschool Sports and School Trips will resume in Term 2. Keep an eye out for any details.

This will resume on site at Tamaki College. Times will be from 10:15am – 11:15am. They will walk there and back with their class teacher.

We will continue to keep all the other health measures in place at school that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing whenever we can and, most importantly, staying home if sick.

From time to time some students will need to isolate at home. If a student or a household member tests positive for Covid-19, please contact the school to let us know.

If you have any concerns about sending your child to school, please get in touch – our team is here to help. We want children to be at school and engaging in learning with their friends.

Your job remains the same, too: please continue to keep a really close watch of your whānau for anyone with symptoms. If unwell, please stay at home and get advice about getting a COVID-19 test.

We are looking forward to a few less restrictions and returning to school life that is a bit closer to normal.

Kia Kaha

Project Brave is on today!! Remember the colours we are wearing today and a gold coin donation for the worthy cause!

Thu Apr 14 08:18am

Term 1 Week 10 Newsletter

Wed Apr 13 04:23pm



NZ Moving to Orange!

Wed Apr 13 04:15pm

The Government announced today that as of 11:59pm tonight we will be moving to Orange! Woohoo!! Congratulations everyone for being so awesome during this last few months. GTS will continue with our same protocols we have had all year tomorrow and our new Health and Safety Plan will come out during the holidays!
Kia Kaha


Tue Apr 12 08:36am

It is looking a bit grey this morning, but our HOUSE DAY IS STILL ON! We’re still planning to have lots of fun today so please encourage your children to come dressed in house colours, be prepared to get a bit wet and $2 for sausage & ice cream 

We’ll be posting on our social media throughout the day so give the school page a follow and a like to stay updated. 

Woo hoo! 

Poto F 

Reminder! House day tomorrow for our students! Any questions, please contact Poto potof@glentaylor.school.nz

Mon Apr 11 02:48pm