Week 3, T4 2022

4/11/22 - He Pānui Wiki Toru, Whānga Tuawha

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Tēnā koutou katoa (hello everyone)

It was lovely to have so many special visitors to school this afternoon for 'Greats, Grands & Special People'. We all really value the time and effort you have made to be part of the afternoon - one grandparent even zoomed in from up north to be "walked" around the classrooms, great thinking. Thanks also to whānau for sending along afternoon tea contributions. Check out all of the photos on Seesaw &. Facebook.

We were blown away with the generous donations to the "I Am Hope" gumboot day fundraiser". The collection has raised $230 and will be passed onto the foundation. It is such an important organisation reaching out to and helping our young people.

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On Tuesday the Year 5&6 students of Ruamahanga held their shop day. The day was a great success and we all were impressed with the quality of the products on sale. All up the team raised $909.50 which has gone towards covering the extra money needed for camp costs.

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Our annual Scarecrow Fair is happening next Saturday the 12th of November - such a great effort with the community scarecrows. Remember it's not too late, pop yours out on the fence or down at the corner by the yellow sign. We even have school groups doing bus tours over the next 2 weeks to look at all of the creations). Fair organisers are busy getting sorted and many of you who have offered to help, will be contacted next week. Thanks so much to all of you who have offered, it really does make all the difference.

Scarecrow Fair Reminders

Calling all Parents and Families. Our Annual School Fair is Saturday November 12th. Listed below are all the areas we need your help and participation in for it to be a great success.

Scarecrows: Get your Scarecrows out and ready for the publicized scarecrow drive, and competition with great prizes. Any questions contact John Strang ph: 0210785972

Mystery Bag: Mystery Bag is a very popular stall at the Scarecrow Fair. It is a Lucky Dip type game which attracts both adults and children to try their luck – The stall sells out of bags every year! We ask that each family donate TWO items towards the stall. One Adult friendly item e.g. Jams, Chutneys, Wine, soaps, sauces And One Child friendly item e.g. Small toys, treats, stickers. Please send your two items in the bags sent home on Friday to the school office by Wednesday 9th November.

Plants: We need potted plants for our plant stall. Vegetable plants sell well along with garden plants. All plants to be dropped to Gibson Hall on Friday 11th. If you need potting mix or small pots please contact Kat Wildy ph: 0224257760.

Garage Sale, White Elephant , Bric a Brac and Books: NO ELECTRICAL GOODS. NO BROKEN ITEMS. Clear out your cupboards and bring in your surplus items that may become someone else’s treasure…… everything from china to kids’ toys, including books for all ages. Please only bring in items that are in good condition - that you would purchase yourself from a second-hand store. Please put on the hall stage before Friday 11th. Any queries contact Anna Bargh 0272138652

Carry bags/ Boxes: Used in many areas of the school fair in the plants / cakes / white elephant, so recycle yours and bring them in. Put in Gibson Hall.

Cakes, Biscuits, Loaves, Slices, Fudge: Our Fantastic Cake Stall needs your baking. All baking can be dropped to the School Hall on Friday 11th November, or first thing on Saturday 12th (Before 9am). Last year there was not enough baking and we sold out very quickly. We have sent home cardboard boxes to put your baking in- Please collect extra boxes from the office.

Produce: Fresh eggs, Vegetables, Fruit, Honey, Lemons, Walnuts, Bundles of Rhubarb, Jam. All sell well at our Produce stall – Please drop off to the hall on Friday 12th.

Auction: The generosity of families and businesses astounds us every year, and this is a great fundraiser for our school. We would love to hear from anyone who has offers of Scarecrow Fair Auction items eg bach/holiday house stays, services, goods eg wine, oil, vouchers etc. Anything will be gratefully received.

Raffle: Thanks to all families that have sold scarecrow raffle tickets. This has been a successful start to the 2022 Scarecrow fundraising. Please return any remaining tickets and money to the school office ASAP.

Parent Roster Your Time and Participation on the Day: We really appreciate the support of school families, which ensures that the Scarecrow’s Big Day Out will be a success. We ask that each family put their name down to help in some way from setting up Friday, to manning a stall or packing up afterwards. Please enter your name to indicate your availability. Alternatively, you can e-mail Belinda principal@gladstone1.school.nz to volunteer. Thank you!


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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Please read on to see other highlights from this week, including assembly presentations and student mahi. Have a lovely weekend everyone & thank you in advance for all the effort you are going to in preparation for the fair. It really is a case of one week at a time at the moment. We'll get there (I won't say how many days until the end of the school year - it's too scary).

Ngā manaakitanga,


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 Thomas & Benji for running this weeks assembly. It was great and unfortunately I didn't get the riddle answer. Our 'Whetu o te Wiki' (star of the week) is Tom Nicol. Tom receives this award for continuous, consistent effort & excellent in all he does. Ka pai Tom.

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Well done to these awesome students who received syndicate awards from their teachers: James Hanson; Koby Klue; Zoe Cates; Deegan Nolan; Isla Blackwood; Maisie Post; Frankie Murnane; Ayla Longstaff; Isabella Crick & River McPheat.

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School Action This Week

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Ka pai to our 'Top Team'. They competed against other schools in the event at the A&P Show in Clareville last Friday evening. The team came 1st place with $300 as the prize. Awesome work. Mr Brown has ordered some items for the sports shed with this money and the profits from our school production. Watch out for these cool new things.

Well done to the green and bee teams who were busy tending to their gardens this week. We had a visit from the Garden Shield Judges on Thursday and are eagerly awaiting their decision.

ANZH (Aotearoa NZ Histories) - Weekly Kōrero

This week's story is about the naming of our 4 whānau groups. In the Parakawhara (Gladstone Area) at one time, there were 5 primary schools. Over the years 4 of these schools closed down and merged with Gladstone School - Maungaraki School closed in 1967; Te Whiti School closed in 1968; Longbush School closed in 1968; and lastly Te Wharau School closed in 1999. When we revisioned, we felt it was important to acknowledge and actively weave through the memory of these 4 schools, hence the naming of our whānau groups.

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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.

Community Scarecrow Making

Another great batch of scarecrows have popped up this week. Ka pai tō mahi koutou (great work everyone).

Pick Where Ali & Greg Are Zooming Off To This Weekend...

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Ruamahanga Shop Day

Bug Motels

Mr Wattie (aka Andrew Watson) and his crew at Wairarapa College kindly made our kura a whole lot of bug motels for the vege garden and embankment area. We are so grateful for this awesome display of manaakitanga.

Term 3 - Things Coming Up

Please note the change in the date for the Carterton Schools Athletics - it is now in Week 5 on Tuesday the 15th of November. The Lion King show is now on Thursday the 3rd of November.

Week 4

Tues 8/11 - FoGS meeting @ school, 6:30pm

Fri 11/11 - Year 7&8 Design Tech Session 1

Sat 12/11 - Scarecrow Fair, 9:30 am start.

Week 5

Tues 15/11 - Carterton Cluster Athletics (note change of date).

Thurs 17/11 - Ōnoke Gear List 1 & Tent Check

Fri 18/11 - Year 7&8 Design Tech #2

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 31st of October is Sarah McGregor.

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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