Week 7, T2 2022

17/6/22 - He Pānui Wiki Whitu, Whānga Tuarua

Kia ora e te whānau

And another week steams past super quickly! Huge congratulations to our cross country team that went to the Wairarapa Cross Country event on Thursday. You all put in 100% and we are proud of your efforts. Congratulations to: Emilio Rogers; Levi Kokx; Olivia Orsborn; Lily Tomlin; Sophie Beetham; Lauren James; Rosie Falloon; Hannah Douglas; Ayla Longstaff; Hugo Wilkinson; Michael Quirke; Monty Murnane & Cooper Davies who now go through to the Wellington Regional Cross Country.

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Next week marks our first national Matariki holiday - Friday the 24th of June. School will be closed on this day. There are a number of events happening around our region to mark Matariki and we encourage you to get out and enjoy what there is on offer. At school we have a 3 year rotation in place. This year, students will participate in activities during the day - weaving; fry bread; ki-o-rahi; poi toa; art; drama; story telling. We are excited to have whānau from Hurunui-o-Rangi coming along to lead some of the activities and help us. If you are interested in coming along for the day to be part of the action, please email principal@gladstone1.school.nz. We need 6-10 adults to help with the cooking workshops and would love 6 electric frying pans to use on the day. Next year we will be organising an evening celebration (soup & lanterns) followed by stargazing and breakfast in 2024.

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Today at assembly we talked about giving things 100% and having a positive, can-do attitude. As a school this is our focus for next week. This is a 'hot' topic within education circles at the moment and we are working to do what we can to instil that 'can-do' attitude in our kids. None of us are good at everything. For some, literacy, maths, science are a real struggle. For others it's PE, dance, art. We encourage families to help us at home by encouraging students to give things a go even when it's hard.

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Values Focus This Week

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Staff are busy writing mid year reports at the moment. These will come home on Wednesday the 6th of July. Under review is our reporting process. We believe that it would be beneficial to have parent-teacher interviews at the same time as handing out the reports so that they can be discussed & explained. We will trial this process in Term 4. Bookings for mid-year interviews (9th - 11th August) will be opened up at the start of Term 3.

Nga manaakitanga,


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Scarecrow Fair Auction

We still need someone to come on board to oversee the Auction at the November Scarecrow Fair. Please contact principal@gladstone1.school.nz if you are able to assist with the auction.

Newsletter Proudly Sponsored by Kayla Watson

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COVID-19 Case Number Update

We have no staff or student COVID cases that we are aware of. We do have 26 students away today with the flu or tummy bug. As with other schools in our region, it is the flu and tummy bug making the rounds. Please continue to keep your children home until they are completely better if they are suffering from either of these things.


Thanks very much to James Hanson & Jake Homes for running assembly this week. You did a super job and it was nice to have you running your last assembly Jake before you head off to the UK. FYI the video does get turned around part way in :).

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Well done to the following people who received certificates today:

Hannah Beetham (Whetu o te Wiki - star of the week).

Hugh Reynolds; Fergus McGuinness; Theo McDonald; Willem Mebus; Harper Neilsen; Henry Post; Louie Guilford & Lachie Macdougall (syndicate certificates). Happy birthday to Frances Williams; Hadleigh Webb & Molly Freeman.

Mrs Black & the Green Team are well underway with these awesome seedlings from Garden Barn. Winter produce also available - thanks Juno & Hannah for picking the spring onions. The tracking and trapping team are getting the mahi done catching lots of mice!

NZ Uniforms - New Stock Now In

Uniform items can be ordered online or in store. A reminder that students can still wear their 'old We Shine' garments. We also have a selection of 'old' polos for sale here at school at a reduced rate $20. Please complete the order form if you wish to purchase these 'old' items. Please also note that these are new, not second hand items.

Introducing Colleen Sharp

Hi I'm Colleen Sharp, Cole's mum and I'm on the BoT and currently looking after the finances for the school. I have been on the board for 3 years, and this will be my final year on the board. My role on the board is to oversee the finances with the finance committee (currently made up of Belinda, Don Irwin and myself), help to make decisions on purchases along with the rest of the board, and assist in the preparation of the budgets.

BoT Elections 2022 - Parent Election Notification

Nominations are open for the election of 3 parent representatives to the school board.

All eligible voters will receive a nomination form. Use this form to nominate yourself or someone in your community. You will also receive a nomination cover letter calling for nominations. Information on who is not eligible to be a board member is provided with the nomination form.

If you need more nomination forms, contact the school office.

Nominations close at noon on Wednesday 3 August 2022. You may provide a signed candidate statement and photograph with your nomination.

The electoral roll is held at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.

As nominations are received, there will be a list of candidates’ names kept at the school up until election day, which you can view.

Voting closes at 4pm on Wednesday 7 September 2022.

Signed Amy Strang

Returning Officer

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Term 2 - Things Coming Up

Week 6 - Footsteps Dance (W6-10 Tuesdays) - now starting on the 14th of June.

Week 8 - Matariki Star Gazing Sessions 22nd/23rd June.

Week 9 - Matariki Whānau Group Activities Day Monday 27th June.

Week 10 - Mid Year Reports home Wednesday 6th July

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Gladstone Church Mid Winter Service

5 p.m. the 19th of June - please bring torches. Gold coin entry. Everyone welcome.

Yummy Sticker Time Again

It's that time of year again when we start collecting 'Yummy Stickers'. Please send any collections you have at home into school. Every sheet helps us get sports equipment for the kids to use.

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School Docs - School Policy & Procedures

This term parents are asked to review our 'Visitors' policy. Search 'Visitors' or 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".

Please find a direct link to our Whānau Calendar below. It can also be accessed via the app and the school website.