Week 5, Term 1 2022

4/3/22 - He Pānui Wiki Rima, Whānga Tuatahi

Kia Ora Koutou (Hi Everyone)

Boy this week has gone quickly. It was very nice to be out of school with our tamariki (children) for swimming yesterday - our first event of the year which seems crazy. It certainly wasn't the same without a crowd, but we had fun and completed our events. Let's hope we can have everyone at next year's event. Because there are no regional events this year, we did 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and students were awarded certificates at assembly today. They also earned whānau group points. Read on further for the final results.


As a school and wider Kāhui Ako (group of South Wairarapa Schools), we have a Health and Wellbeing Strategic Focus. Part of this is for principals, teachers and whānau (families) to work through presentations lead by experts in the field of health and wellbeing.


The first of these for whānau is linked below. The presentation is focussed on building resilience in our young people and is facilitated by Dr Chris Bowden who is at Te Puna Akopai, the School of Education at Victoria University of Wellington. We would highly recommend families watching the presentation. I found the 2nd half particularly useful. It is an hour long so set yourself up with a cup of tea or glass of something over the weekend and see if you can watch it. This is one way we can all be on the same page - school, whānau & professionals.


Ngā manaakitanga,

Belinda Bunny

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Values Focus This Week

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Newsletter Proudly Sponsored by Kayla Watson

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Please supply your children with masks. The MoE are not supplying masks for students and we are rapidly going through our staff supply.


Please also remember that face masks must be worn:

by students in Years 4-13 when indoors, and when they’re on school and public transport. The mask must be attached to the head by loops around the ears or head, and cover the nose and mouth properly. This can be a well-fitting reusable fabric mask (three layers are recommended) or a medical-grade disposable mask (the blue surgical mask). Many of the kids are not wearing their masks on the bus.

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Help for whānau who are self-isolating

If you know any whānau who need extra support while they are self-isolating because of COVID-19, Work and Income may be able to help.

Visit the Work and Income website and use their online form to let them know how they can help.

Many people will be able to self-isolate with help from whānau, family and friends, but there is help available for whānau who need it.

If help is needed, they may be able to get:

  • money to pay for urgent and essential costs, like food, medicine, and some bills
  • things that are needed to be delivered.

Hui - Assembly

Thanks very much to Saoirse & Monty for running a super assembly today - we loved your video interviews & jokes! Happy Birthday to: Hugo Tomlin; Jake Homes & Monty Murnane who all have birthdays this week.

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Well done to the following students who received certificates today:

Sam Tosswill; George Mason; George Dick & Louie Guilford (Whetu o te Wiki - stars of the week).


Hannah Beetham & Brodie McGuinness (Ōnoke). Fergus McGuinness; Archie Ashby; Guy Reynolds & Nicolas Francis (Ruamahanga). Harry James & Isla Dick (Kourarau).

Swimming Sports - 3rd; 2nd & 1st Placegetters

Gladstone School Swimming Sports 2022

Photos and a few videos of the morning down at the Carterton Outdoor Pool Complex

Overall Swimming Results

Well done Maungaraki - 1st place overall this year!
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Syndicate Action

Kourarau

Ruamahanga

Ōnoke

Gladstone-Wainuioru Hockey 2022 Sign Up Form

If you would like your child to play hockey in the 2022 winter season, please fill in the attached form. Any questions, please contact gladwaihockey@gmail.com.

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FoGS Lunches - Monday 7th March: Trish Edwards

Please contact Liz Mason to volunteer to help prepare lunches on a Monday (027 840 0700).

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