Week 8, T3 2022
16/9/22 - He Pānui Wiki Waru, Whānga Tuatoru
Tēnā koutou katoa (hello everyone)
Kia ora from Ōtautahi (Christchurch). I have been lucky enough to spend time down here with fellow principals and educators at the NZPF Conference. Lots of cool speakers and inspiring things to think about. Thanks to everyone at school who has pitched in during what has been a busy week with the South Wairarapa Hockey; Dance Splash & Camp Kaitoke.
Well done to our Dance Splash crew, Miss Peterson & whānau who helped with transport, prep & kai. By all accounts the performance wen't really well and everyone had fun performing at the Michael Fowler Centre. Watch the full peformance below.
Our Year 3&4 students headed off to Camp Kaitoke on Wednesday morning with Mrs Church, Mrs Douglas and a wonderful group of parents for 3 days of fun-filled activities. From what we have seen so far it looks like they are having a magic time and we can't wait to hear all about it on Monday.
Values Focus This Week
Well done and thank you to Lily Tomlin and Saoirse Doyle for running this week's assembly. Super work wahine (ladies). Well done to Dean Heffernan; Kristjian Klue; John Strang for getting and delivering the staging. Hayley Quirke for leading the latest quiz night fundraiser; Andrea Rogers & Fiona McKeown for helping out at the SW Hockey; Kids who did the sausage sizzle for Mrs Bunny last Friday - you are all AMAZING!!!!!
Congratulations to Hannah Douglas; Shylah Charters; Sam Berryman; Lizzie Gibb; Neela Rogers; Alex Wither; Molly Freeman; Ella Strang; Hedley Macdougall; Ida Hartly-Meilink; Bryn Hartley-Meilink & Mason Patrick who have been acknowledged by their teachers for awesome work in the ako space. We are all very proud of you.
Ngā mihi mō tō huritau - Best wishes for your birthday!
Hopefully everyone got a copy of the list of things coming up over the next few weeks. On Monday we have our BoT Meeting at 6:30pm. Tuesday sees the start of 'Gladdy's Got Talent', Wednesday we have school photos being taken by Belinda Pratt and then the following Monday the 26th of September, we have a public holiday for Queen Elizabeth II.
This year we are taking a performance group to the Kapa Haka Festival in Week 10. Students have opted into this. Our peformance time is 12:45 on Wednesday the 28th of September. The festival is taking place at Chanel College. Students will be transported by bus and the group members will be confirmed this coming Monday when we can get everyone together (Year 4-8). Once confirmed, whānau will be notified if their child has opted into this.
If things start to feel a bit overwhelming, please pause, breathe, smile just like the kids do at school and let us know if you have any questions.
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School Action This Week
South Wairarapa Hockey Tournament
Beehive Prep & Bees
Yay our bees are soon to be in residence. On Friday afternoon Sarah (from Harcourts), Dan her partner (from first honey) and Mel Jenkins will be bringing along our brand new honey bees. Miss Peterson's bee group were super excited to see this next step becoming a reality and have been busy prepping the area.
Multisports Master Class
Lily Tomlin & Lucy Orsborn represented Gladstone School at the AIMS games last week in Tauranga playing tennis. 26 different sports, 11000 players spread from all over. Playing top kids from all around the country. Well done Lily & Lucy we are proud of your efforts.
Year 7&8 Rangatahi Strategy Workshop
The team from the Carterton Council came and worked with Ōnoke yesterday and sent through this message: "I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to talk with your year 7 and 8 class yesterday.
It was a pleasure to meet them all. Your students were engaged and asked really great questions about what we do at council. They knew a lot already about the things happening in our community as well which was so positive to hear." Super work guys.
Reminder: Plant Stall - Gearing Up For A Bumper Year
Our plant stall has gained quite the following over the years, but we need plenty of plants in order to maintain it’s stellar reputation! All types of plants sell well - veges, herbs, shrubs, flowers and natives - we’ll take any you can spare! We’ve also found garden pots and ornaments are popular, as well as indoor plants - any cuttings gratefully received. Message Kat on 022 425 7760 if you need any potting mix or pots, or if you’d like some help with potting up. Similarly, if you have plants potted up but don’t want to look after them until November, let us know and we’ll take care of them for you.
Reminder: Community Scarecrow Making
This year the Scarecrow Fair theme is 'Space'. Get your friends and neighbours organised to start creating community scarecrows. We'd love to see them popping up any time from now on. This year there will be a major prize for the winning entry and we'd love to do a push on community involvement to amp up our revitalised scarecrow drive.
Reminder: Year 1-4 Future Ferns Netball
Netball Wairarapa are running the FutureFerns programme Term 4 for Year 1 and 2 and Year 3 and 4. This is for both girls and boys. It will be played on Tuesday after school at Colombo Road Netball Courts. It is 6 weeks long starting Tuesday 25th October to Tuesday 30th November. Year 1-2 games are 3.45pm and Year 3-4 games are 4.30pm.
Reminder - Gladdy's Got Talent
'Gladdy's Got Talent' tickets can be ordered from Kirstan (we will be accepting donations at the door when you arrive for the performance). To begin with, each family can order 5 tickets. We will also have a wait-list for those families wanting more than 5 tickets. Extra tickets will then be re-allocated to those on the waitlist. To order your tickets, please email email@example.com or phone 06 372 7601.
Term 3 - Things Coming Up
Week 9 - Gladdy's Got Talent; Kids St John's First Aid Courses; School Photos.
Week 10 - Year 7&8 Carterton School's Day & Kapa Haka Festival, Wednesday 28th September, 12:45pm @ Chanel College.
Reminder - Curriculum Consultation Now Open
Community Consultation Online - Now & In Person - Thursday 29th September (while the mid winter disco is happening). There is now an opportunity for you to respond to the ANZ Histories Curriculum - local stories component; our Health Curriculum delivery & programmes; our Camp programmes and costs etc; and our Sun Smart Policy. Please see the link to our information & survey below. Responses can also be emailed in or delivered in person on the 29th of September.
Reminder - FoGS Lunch Helpers: Week 9 Guilford
Please find a direct link to our Whānau Calendar below. It can also be accessed via the app and the school website.
School Docs - School Policy & Procedures
This term parents are asked to review our 'Student Safety Policies'. Go to 'current review', read the policy and make any comments by clicking on the red icon - top right of the screen.
We invite you to visit the site at https://gladstone1.schooldocs.co.nz (note that there's no "www."). Our username is "gladstone1" and password "1471".
Year 7/8 = Tuesday 18th October
Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 = Wednesday 19th October (postponement day Thurs 20 Oct).
Entries close Friday 30th September 2022.
Venue & Time: Masterton Tennis Centre, Dixon St, Masterton
Arrive 8:30am for 9.00am start. Finish approx. 4.00pm
$25.00 per player
The winner and runner-up in Yr7&8, and Year 6U grade will be able to represent the Wairarapa, and their school, at the Tennis Central Regional Primary School Tournament Weds 16th November 2022 in Palmerston North.
Parents are responsible for their child on the day as this is not a school run event.
Email/Contact Mr Brown if you wish to enter your child.
Red Star Cricket Registrations
The registrations for junior cricket at Red Star Cricket club are now open for the coming cricket season. Please use the link below to register
If you need any further information please contact Mark Elliott on 027 7890707
Red Star Cricket Junior Coordinator