Purpose Statement

Developing each learner holistically is critical in creating curious tamariki who think and relate well to others.  There are overarching principles that Glenholme School believes are important for each individual to acquire during their Glenholme years.

Cause learning

  • High expectations of success and a desire to achieve success
  • Assessment capable learners
  • Shared language of learning
  • Learning dispositions learning processes

Serve each learner

  • Learning is visible
  • Teachers and school leaders are inspired and passionate
  • Teachers and school leaders are fundamentally evaluators of our practice
  • Teachers and school leaders who see learning through the eyes of students
  • Teachers and school leaders with visible learning mindframes

Providing an educational environment that

  • Prioritises the national standards
  • Ensures students experience success
  • Ensure students have a safe environment
  • Challenges and encourages all students to participate
  • Recognises and meets the needs of individual students
  • Prioritises student achievement in literacy and numeracy
  • Has targets for improving the achievement of Maori students
  • Challenge and support students to develop the key competencies
  • Ensures students develop positive relationships and a sense of self worth
  • Is committed to working collaboratively to meet the achievement challenges identified in the Rotorua Central Cluster CoL

Our Vision Statement

Glenholme School provides our tamariki with the skill, will and thrill to become assessment capable learners

Learner Dispositions

Our Principals

By developing the Principles, the Glenholme School students become confident, connected, actively involved and life-long learners.

High Expectations

The curriculum supports and empowers all students to learn and achieve personal excellence, regardless of their individual circumstances.

Learning to Learn

The curriculum encourages all students to reflect on their learning processes and to learn how to learn.

Cultural Diversity

The curriculum reflects News Zealand’s cultural diversity and values the histories and traditions of all its people.


The curriculum is non-sexist, non-racist and non-discriminatory: it ensures that students’ identities, languages, abilities, and talents are recognised and affirmed and that their learning needs are addressed.

Treaty of Waitangi

The curriculum acknowledges the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the bicultural foundations of Aotearoa New Zealand. All students have the opportunity to acquire knowledge of te reo Maori me ona tikanga.

Community Engagement

The curriculum has meaning for students, connects with the wide lives and engages the support of their families, whanau and communities.

Values that become a habit develop the citizen of tomorrow

Key Competencies

By developing the Key Competencies, the Glenholme School students become confident, connected, actively involved and life-long learners.

Managing Self

The Glenholme School student who is confident at managing them self is self motivated, and able to establish goals, make plans, manage projects and set high standards for themselves. They have a positive attitude, positive self-worth and a self awareness that enables them to act appropriately in challenging situations.

Participating and Contributing

By participating in and contributing to their learning the Glenholme School students are empowered to be responsible for their learning progress and have ownership of their learning. This level of involvement encourages them to be active life-long learners.


Glenholme School students who are competent thinkers and problem solvers actively seek, use and create knowledge. They reflect on their learning, draw on personal knowledge and intuitions, ask questions and challenge the basis of assumptions and perceptions.

Relating to Others

To relate to each other effectively the Glenholme School student needs to be able to listen actively, recognise different points of view, co-operate, negotiate and share ideas.

Using Language Symbols and Text

Glenholme School students will Demonstrate that they can interpret understand and use words, numbers, symbols and images, movement and technologies in a range of context and learning areas.