Week 5, T4 2022

18/11/22 - He Pānui Wiki Rima Whānga Tuawha

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Tēnā koutou katoa (hello everyone)

Wow, what a week. There really is so much to be proud of and so many people to thank. The Scarecrow Fair was a real success and the rain didn't dampen everyone's spirits too much. The approximate profit margin is $28,000 - a massive amount that we are all so delighted with. We would like to acknowledge and thank everyone for the part they played in getting the 2022 Fair over the line. There are so many of you who helped in countless ways and we appreciate the work that went in - lots of it in the background.

A huge shout out must go to the local businesses, organisations and families who kindly donated auction prizes, tents, equipment, food and so many other things - our results wouldn't be nearly as amazing without your support. Please do what you can to support those who support us.

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And The Winner Is.......

What a fabulous effort our community has made with the creation of Scarecrows this year. We have had so much feedback about the high standard and the number of scarecrows. Other schools & community groups have been doing the drive over the last few weeks - watch out for next year's theme.

Congratulation to Greg & Ali Lang for their absolutely outstanding creation - the judges were super impressed. We look forward to presenting you with the trophy.

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A break down of the takings sheet is included below - every little bit helps and we are super proud of all the stalls and initiatives.

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At last night's meeting the FoGS group approved the last of our school wish list funding - a substantial total, $16,000. We are delighted to be able to go ahead with the final items on our list. These are the things that FoGS fundraising has paid for during 2022:

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Fair 2023 - Is All Go! Saturday 11th November 2023

Also at last nights FoGS meeting it was decided to continue on with a fair in 2023. A debrief of this years fair was undertaken and a plan has been set to streamline things even further. Watch out for a new and improved strategy to clarify roles, responsibilities and help. The group also decided to re-brand - keep an eye out for a catchy new name.

PGG Wrightson - Cash for Communitites

Cash for Communities is a way for farmers, growers and contractors to give back to their community when purchasing Ballance Agri-Nutrients through their PGG Wrightson account between 1 September - 30 November 2022. For every tonne of qualifying Ballance fertiliser, $1 is donated from Ballance back to the cause of their choosing.

Farmers have to sign up and register before 30th November and pick Gladstone School.

Scarecrow Fair Pamper Vouchers C/- Genevieve Bayliss

FOGS have a limited number of $20 pamper vouchers, which entitle the purchaser to have a mini facial for themselves and a friend with all proceeds going to our school. Treat yourself or purchase as a gift. Payment can be made to the main FOGS account 12-3290-0004707-000. Please collect your vouchers from Kirstan at the office and leave your name and contact details with her. Enjoy!

Values Focus This Week

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Well done to those that have been selected to go through to the South Wairarapa Athletics next Friday the 25th of November at the Colin Pugh Sports Bowl in Masterton. We wish you all well and feel really proud to have such a big team going along.

Year 8: Saoirse Doyle; Lucy Orsborn; Emilio Rogers; Lily Tomlin; Rosie Walters; Logan Mason; Hannah Beetham; Noah Douglas; Benji Gardner; Cooper Brady; Tim Berryman.

Year 7: Aurora Richardson; Hugo Tomlin; Monty Murnane.

Year 6: Joel Douglas; Isla Thomson; Olivia Orsborn; Tay Posthuma; Corben Schischka; Juno Fuller; Allie Blake; Sophie Beetham.

Year 5: Hannah Douglas; Ayla Longstaff; Harvey James; Ben Freeman; Kyno Gleeson; Olivia Palmer; Alice Thompson; Kaylee Huck; Michael Quirke; Hugo Wilkinson; Lucy McKay; James Gardner.

Year 4: Arthur Wildy; Declan Groen-Paku; Deegan Nolan; Hendrix Charters; Lachie Macdougall; Genevieve Taylor; Lyra Alexander; Sophia Shailer; Lauren James; Nicolas Francis; Rosie Falloon.

Year 3: Isla Blackwood; Lucy Blake; Frankie Murnane; Toby Wilkinson; Jorja Palmer; Darcy Berryman.

Onoke will be on camp in the Coromandel next week - may the forecast change and the sun shine all week. Chelsea Douglas and Jaime Church will have shared responsibility for the school while Graham Brown and I are away. Have a great weekend everyone.

Ngā manaakitanga,


Camp Sponsorship

Huge thanks to Breadcraft & Cabernet Meats for donating bread & bacon for us to take on the Onoke camp.

Ngā mihi mō tō huritau - Best wishes for your birthday!

Rā whānau to everyone who has had a birthday recently and coming up this weekend.
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Thanks to Willem & Brodie for running this weeks assembly. You did a great job. Our 'Whetu o te Wiki' (stars of the week) are Ayla Longstaff; Genevieve Taylor; Harvey James; George Mason; James Strang; Molly Freeman; David McKay; Thomas Anderson; Joey Williams; Hannah Beetham; Lily Tomlin; Tom Nicol; Nikau Percy; Oscar Nicol; Archie Ashby; Sophie Beetham; Olivia Orsborn; Sam Beetham, Maddie Nicol; Levi Kokx; Cooper Brady; Logan Mason; Patrick Quirke; George Dick; Toby Wilkinson; Darcy Berryman. All of these kids were noticed by the FoGS team, staff & parents for doing an awesome job going over and above helping out at the Fair.

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Well done to these awesome students who received syndicate awards from their teachers: Allie Blake; Ben Freeman; Aiden Edwards; Maia Reid; Pippa Giddens & Elsie Patrick.

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School Action This Week

ANZH (Aotearoa NZ Histories) - Weekly Kōrero

We have been finalising our selections for the end of year prize giving cups, trophies and awards. It prompted us into thinking about the story behind the Sophie Kyle Memorial Trophy & associated Year 8 table and chairs. This was our weekly korero today.

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Collection of Parakawhara (Gladstone) Stories

We add a new story each week. Please remember that you are welcome and encouraged to send through stories that can be shared with our tamariki.

Central Regional Tennis Competition

Well done to Lucy and Olivia Orsborn who represented Gladstone School at the Regional Tennis Competition this week - we're proud of you girls.

Wairarapa Schools Photography Competition

The Wairarapa Schools Photography competition awards evening is Wednesday 23 November at 6pm in the MIS hall. Congratulations to the following students who had their photographs submitted: Mya Corkill, Sophie Beetham, Hannah Douglas, Joel Douglas, Tom Nicol and Noah Douglas . A big thanks to Mrs Douglas for organising things here at Gladstone School.

Wairarapa Mid Week Article

As a follow up to the exciting Garden Shield award last week, this cool article was in the mid week on Wednesday.
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Wainuioru Junior School Visit

We had the pleasure of the Wainuioru Junior School visiting us on Thursday - cute to see cousins catching up with each other. They were out and about looking at the Gladstone School & community scarecrows. Thanks to our kids who were great hosts displaying fantastic manaakitanga towards our visitors.

Hedley's Bookstore

Through the Yarns in Barns event held at the Strang Whånau woolshed recently, David Hedley has kindly donated $500 to the school that we can use to purchase new libraray books. This is so awesome and we are really grateful.

Mid Term Winning Whanau Group

And the winning whanau group for mid term 4 is.... LONGBUSH! Ka pai, well done.
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Term 4 - Things Coming Up

Sun 20/11 - Ōnoke depart on camp from school @ 7am.

Week 6 - Ōnoke Camp all week.

Fri 25/11 - South Wairarapa Athletics.; Ōnoke return approx 2:30pm.

Week 7

Fri 2/12 - Year 7&8 Design Tech #4

Week 8

Wed 7/12 - End of year student reports home.

Fri 9/12 - Last School Assembly for the Year.

Week 9

Wed 14/12 - Year 8 Leavers Dinner 6pm @ The Complex

Thurs 15/12 - Prizegiving Assembly 9:30am @ school.

Reminder - FoGS Lunch Helpers: Next Monday the 21st November - Fiona McKeown

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".
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