Week 6, T2 2022

10/6/22 - He Pānui Wiki Ono, Whānga Tuarua

Kia ora e te whānau

This week has been 'Education Support Staff Week'. At Gladstone School we are so grateful for the dedication and commitment Kirstan Norman, Chrissy Webb, Julie Nunn, Lara Hooper, Rachel Nicol and Clinton Homes put into their time here. The school could simply not function without their input and we extend to all of you a huge 'THANK YOU' for everything you do.

Clinton has his last day with us this coming Monday. Clinton, along with Kathryn and children Jake, Jackson & Danny are moving to the UK in the next few weeks. We thank Clinton for the outstanding job he has done at our school and wish the family all the best of luck for their new venture. You will all be greatly missed and we hope to have lots of updates from the other side of the world.

We have had a productive short week with lots of groups of students participating in cool activities. Our Year 8 students spent the day being wowed by the team at Kuranui College - by all accounts a thoroughly enjoyable day. Gill Stewart facilitated a tracking and trapping workshop for South Wairarapa Schools here at Gladstone and we had a group participating in the Speed Date with an Author session as part of Featherston's Book Week.

Welcome to Kayla Scott

Kayla is working up in Ōnoke through until the end of next week. She is currenly completing the first year of her teacher training. We will be welcoming Kayla back for a 4 week stint in Term 4. It's lovely to have you on board Kayla.

Values Focus This Week

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We hope that you all have a good weekend and enjoy the sport that you may be playing - well done to the Gladdy Basketball team who took out a win over Greytown on Wednesday evening. Good luck to our team of 45 students who are competing in the Wairarapa Schools Cross Country event being held at Solway Show Grounds on Tuesday.

Nga manaakitanga,


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Thanks to everyone who donated money or helped out at the recent FoGS catering fundraiser. The feedback has been amazing and you all did an outstanding job. The profit made was $1,256.00.

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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 1 current student case of COVID in our school that we know of. Please continue to test regularly if someone in your household is presenting with symptoms and advise the school of any positive result. Many students are coming down with the 'Epic cold' we hope this will pass soon.


Thanks very much to Aurora Richardson & Rosie Walters for running assembly this week. You did a brilliant job of organising all the extra things this week.

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Well done to the following people who received certificates today:

Hayley Quirke and Damian Karena (Whetu o te Wiki - stars of the week).

Lily Tomlin; Kaylee Huck; Declan Groen-Paku; Ben Freeman; Corben Schischka; Koby Klue; Maisie Post; Ella Strang; Addie Aburn; Mya Corkill; Lucy Harris & Maia Reid (syndicate certificates). Happy birthday to Edith Mason, Alex McDonald & Theo McDonald.

Staff Out And About Catching Some Sports Action

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 7 - Wairarapa Cross Country (Tuesday 14th June). Y5/6 camp meeting for all parents (3:15pm).

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

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

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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.

Message from the DHB

As you will be aware, the health system is facing a challenging time ahead. As a community, we have a predicated 2nd wave of Omicron across the country during July to September and a variant of the Influenza virus that is already in the Wairarapa. Therefore, with the potential for other health issues across the community due to winter on top of these higher profile viruses, the DHB would like to support where ever it can. Please reach out to us for additional information on staying well this winter.

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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.