Week 7, Term 1 2022

18/3/22 - He Pānui Wiki Whitu, Whānga Tuatahi

Kia Ora Koutou (Hi Everyone)

The phrase of the week is 'Tag Team'. We are very much in this situation where staff and whānau (families) are rolling in and out of school given various different isolation requirements. A massive thanks goes out to all staff who are on the ground at school covering for those of us who are away. The sheer fact that things carry on as 'normal' when people are away is testament to a solid, supportive team and I'm really proud of that. We all look forward to seeing tamariki and staff returning to school when their periods of isolation finish.

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We welcomed Lilly Davis this week. Lilly is the younger sister of Rhys & Kairo and Isla Thomson is doing a great job of being her buddy.
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Values Focus This Week

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Care and compassion is really front and centre at the moment. Our thoughts go out to all of you who are either at home with COVID or caring for a family member that is. Look after yourselves.


Have a lovely weekend everyone,

Ngā manaakitanga,

Belinda Bunny

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Click on the button above to view a cool video message from Whaea Micaela. Lovely to hear from her.
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We continue to have a number of staff and families rolling in and out for isolation periods. Our students seem to be largely avoiding contracting the illness which is awesome. It appears to be mostly adults and teenagers. There are no updates at this point, please carry on with your 7 days of isolation if you are a household contact or if you test positive for COVID.

Lunch Box Reminders

We are noticing that some students are bringing juice, fizzy, Powerade, flavoured milk, mini chocolate bars and sweets to school.

Please see that all of these items are kept for at home eating. We don't allow anything other than water for drinks, and disallow chocolate bars, sweets and other treat food in school lunch boxes. Please help us to manage this by not sending these items to school with your children.

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Hui - Assembly

Thanks very much to Lizzie & Sam T for running a great assembly today. It was cool to see you all in Ōnoke. Facebook won't allow the link to the assembly film to be shared due to the Just Dance music. If you would like to watch Lizzie & Sam's assembly, please find the film on our Facebook page.

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Well done to the following people who received certificates today:

The wonderful Gladdy Staff (Whetu o te Wiki - stars of the week).


Lucy Orsborn, Milo Wildy & Benji Gardner (Ōnoke). Olivia Orsborn; Genevieve Taylor; Tay Posthuma (Ruamahanga). Mia Gleeson; George Dick & Maia Reid (Kourarau).

Snapshot from the week

Check out these cool houses using the Posts super awesome 'Superspace Toy'.

Super STEM challenges in Ruamahanga.

Ōnoke design technolgy action - thanks for hosting us Makoura College.

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Special Kids Market for all those who make things, grow things or collect things to sell.

Wairarapa Farmers Market is having, special FREE Kids Market stalls on April 9th 2022.

Situated in the beautiful Solway Show grounds running from 9am till 1pm every Saturday rain or shine.

So get making, growing or collecting and come along to make some money.

We would love extra fruit, pinecones or veges to sell.

We can supply tables.

Please register your interest and tell us what you are selling by Monday 4th April.

We will send you all the information you will need.

Please reply to James Cooper. james.cooper126126@gmail.com

Hockey Wairarapa 11 Aside Transition Programme

Push Start Primary Hockey Programme (Y3 -8)

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.

FoGS Lunches - Monday 21st March: Christa Ashby

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

Chill Out School Holiday Programme

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.