Basic homework i.e. reading and spelling is required from all students. Every Glenavy student will have some form of reading, spelling or topic homework. Research shows that homework is of little benefit unless parents are actively involved in the process.

Weekly Reading Diaries

All students are to purchase a reading diary at the beginning of the year. Parents are expected to monitor and sign this diary at home. Parents are also encouraged to add positive comments in the diary to help aid their child's reading progress. Glenavy School is a ‘reading school’ and all students are expected to complete the diary each week. Room 1 children use a very successful notebook system.


We have a well-resourced library. Students are encouraged to borrow books for personal reading and research. Your help in ensuring that the books are carefully treated at home and returned when due will help us maintain this excellent resource.


Our Year 7 and 8 students take part in a specialist programme at Oamaru Intermediate School. The students attend Oamaru Intermediate School from 9am to 2.30pm for 4 days each term. Students are transported by bus. There is a cost for this service of which the school pays half and the parents pay half of the $120.

Year 8 Days

As part of the Waitaki Rural Schools Cluster programme, the Year 8 students meet once a term to help establish friendships prior to going to high school. These days include sports, careers and some fun days.