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Glendowie School

Our students will become confident, compassionate, life-long learners, encouraged to achieve their full potential by actively participating in our country and as citizens of the world.

Principal's Welcome

Welcome / Kia ora

On behalf of our community, I am pleased to welcome you and hope that your exploration of our website will capture the vibrant nature of our school. I also hope you will glean some understanding of how our school is a special place for our students, their teachers, and the wider community.

Glendowie School is situated in an absolutely beautiful location, overlooking the Tamaki Estuary in Auckland’s Eastern Suburbs. Many of our students walk or ride to school from the surrounding neighbourhood, which is a wonderful place to grow up with large parks and quiet streets.


Glendowie Primary welcomes International Students to our school. We know you will have a wonderful experience with small class numbers, wonderful resources, and caring teachers and students.

Enrolment Information

Glendowie School will provide a full primary school education (Years 1-8) for the children of the local community. The enrolment scheme defines this community by designating a geographical zone and for the children living in this zone, this school is deemed to be reasonably convenient.


Newsletter T1W4 2024a

Fri Feb 23 03:41pm

Please find attached this week’s newsletter.

Have a great weekend.


Looking forward to seeing you at our Meet the teacher evening tomorrow.

Tue Feb 20 06:49pm

5:30pm – Years 4, 5, 6 and Montessori Y2- 4 in classrooms.

6:00pm – Parent forum with Dr Paul Crowhurst in hall.

6:35pm – Years 1, 2, 3 and Montessori Y5- 8 in classrooms; Years 7 & 8 in mini hall

7.05pm – Y7 Camp information in mini hall

Newsletter T1W2 2024

Fri Feb 09 03:34pm

Good afternoon everyone

Please find the newsletter linked below.

While you’re here, please take the time to update your Alert Subscriptions through the menu symbol, top left hand corner of the app.

Enjoy your weekend.


Camp Night sites on sale on Kindo at 6pm tonight. Saturday 2nd March. This year we also have limited sites available in the…

Wed Feb 07 11:42am

school hall. These tickets do sell out! Get in quick.

Kia ora tatou, I am pleased to report that we have had a very …

Fri Feb 02 11:05am

settled start to the school year. We were not planning to send out a full newsletter today, however there are a few important points for everyone to note. 

1. School is open on Monday and closed on Tuesday for Waitangi Day. 

2. Our first bell will now ring at 8.50am (previously it was 8.55am). The 8.50 bell signals the start of the day for our intermediate students, but all other classes from Year 6 down will begin class at 9am. 

3. We will hold a mihi whakatau for all our new students, parents and staff next Friday. All students will come to school and go to class as normal. New parents who wish to join should meet at the front entrance of the gym at 9am. 

It has been great seeing you all around the school.

Paul Crowhurst | Principal

Frosty Friday is BACK! Bring $2 or your Frosty Friday card to the window outside the Minihall at 3pm and cool down with an iceblock!

Thu Feb 01 08:43pm

Newsletter T1W0 2024

Mon Jan 29 10:20am

Welcome back!


Second Hand Uniform shop will be OPEN on Wednesday 24th January from 9 – 10am.

Wed Jan 17 01:53pm

Correction – School starts back on Tuesday 30th January. 2024.

Fri Dec 15 06:16am

Last day of term. School finishes at 2pm today.

Fri Dec 15 06:01am

School starts back on Tuesday 31st January, 2024.  Happy holidays! 

Newsletter T4W10 2023

Thu Dec 14 03:04pm



Students can wear non-uniform tomorrow. Bring in any non-perishable foods and wrapped Xmas gifts (new items) for Ruapōtaka Marae.

Thu Dec 14 03:02pm

Donations continue to be accepted tomorrow on the court area. No second hand toys. Wrapped gifts of new items only.

Thank you.

Food and toy donations welcome today. Collection points on the courts. Toys must be in excellent condition.

Thu Dec 14 05:08am

Non-perishable food can also be brought in tomorrow.  Students can wear non-uniform clothes on the last day of term.

A car key with attached house key have been handed into the office. If these are yours, please phone the office on 09 575 7374

Mon Dec 11 03:28pm

A reminder that school finishes for the year on Friday 15th December at 2pm. If the weather is fine, we will gather on the fields at 1.30 to

Mon Dec 11 01:22pm

say our farewells.

Return all Library Books. Please use this weekend to look for Library Books, Readers & ESOL Readers & RETURN on Monday.

Fri Dec 08 03:37pm

Office Assistant/Receptionist

Mon Dec 04 03:18pm

We are looking for a friendly, versatile, efficient and caring office assistant/receptionist to start with us in the new year.  If you know anyone who might be interested, or if you are keen yourself for a role which gives you school holidays off, please let us know in the office.

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Newsletter T4W8 2023

Fri Dec 01 02:46pm



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