Latest Notifications

Prizegiving Trophies

Tue Dec 20 08:54am

Kia Ora Whānau, 

If you received a prize on Friday at prizegiving in the park, please return the trophies if you haven’t already. We are still missing lots and our cabinet is looking a bit empty. 

Ngā Mihi,


2022 Prizegiving in the park

Thu Dec 15 03:19pm


Cake stall

Thu Dec 15 02:49pm


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


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. 


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


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


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 

Fa’afetai Lava, 

Term 4 Week 5 Newsletter

Thu Nov 17 02:27pm



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 


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



Thu Nov 10 10:06am



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




Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students.The Seesaw platform is used for homework activities as well as in class work.

Parents are also notified by the class teacher about classroom and school activities and events via the Seesaw platform. Parents can also Seesaw their child’s teacher.


Families only have access to their child’s journal. This means you will see student work tagged with your child’s name and posts the teacher tags with ‘Everyone’. Families will also be able to see any comment made by another user on their child’s journal posts.

Download the app or open Seesaw here

Download the School App

Our School App is what we use for general School-Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit absences and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Glen Taylor School in the search bar in the app.

If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.