Week 7, T3 2022

9/9/22 - He Pānui Wiki Whitu, Whānga Tuatoru

Tēnā koutou katoa (hello everyone)

This has been the day of big news. Firstly the awesome announcement of the arrival of George Douglas Rogers; Born 4/9/22; 5.8 pounds / 2.66kg - congratulations from all of 'Team Gladdy'. Sophie, Sam and George are all doing well and we look forward to meeting wee George over the coming months. For now rest up and enjoy being together as a family.

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And secondly, we acknowledge the passing of a steadfast, stoic, dedicated, admirable world leader - Queen Elizabeth 2. At assembly today we talked about the impact of this around the world and the sadness/interest/conversation/discussion her passing will generate.

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Values Focus This Week

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Well done and thanks to Tom Nicol and Milo Wildy for running this week's assembly. Super work e tama (boys). Well done to Shylah Charters; Sienna Cosgrove; Kyno Gleeson; Hugo Wilkinson & Miss Peterson who are our 'Whetu o te Wiki - Stars of the Week'. Shylah, Sienna, Kyno & Hugo have been producing outstanding writing this week and we acknowledge all the time and effort Miss Peterson has put into organising the Dance Splash team.

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Syndicate Certificates

Congratulations to Allie Blake; Sam Tosswill; Emilio Rogers; Edith Mason; Maddix Bidlake; Pearl Morris and Charlie Herrick who have been acknowledged by their teachers for awesome work in the manaakitanga space. What fine examples of Gladstone School students you all are.

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

Rā whānau Maia; Charlie & Rosie.
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We are all looking forward to Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori next week and will be trying our best to up-skill in this space. I am away at the New Zealand Principal's Conference from Tuesday - Friday next week. Graham Brown will be in charge during this time. Please make contact with him if anything arises (graham@gladstone1.school.nz - 06 372 7601). Good luck to our SW Hockey group; Dance Splash group; Year 3&4 camp people - have the best time.

Ngā manaakitanga,


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School Action This Week

In preparation for the arrival of our school bees next week, the upstairs Ruamahanga crew had a fun afternoon learning a few tricks. Thanks to Alex’s mum Mel for coming in show us how use the smoker - we are very lucky to have Mel’s help with our beehive set up.

Awesome article in this weeks Midweek written by our very own Gill Stewart from Enviroschools about the tracking and trapping that is happening here.

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Cara's Singing Group

Our singing group have been practicing hard during the term. Click the link to see them in action.

2022 Breadcraft Children's Art Exhibition 1st-30th October

Congratulations to the following students who have had their art work selected for the upcoming Breadcraft Children's Art Exhibition: Ben Freeman; Michael Quirke; Evie Dick; Alice Thompson; Zoe Cates; Shylah Charters; Jack Cates; Lauren James; Maddie Nicol; Rosie Falloon; Aiden Edwards; Will Irwin; Cooper Davies; Sienna Cosgrove; Neela Rogers; Archie Ashby; Maisie Post; Olivia Orsborn; Juno Fuller; Sophie Beetham; Allie Blake and Jack McGregor. Official invitations for the opening will be sent home when we receive them.

FoGS Update

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National Party Quiz Night FoGS Fundraiser - Friday 9th September

Thanks so much to everyone who either baked, donated and/or helped out with tonight's quiz night fundraiser. Your assistance in which ever form is very much appreciated.

Plant Stall - Gearing Up For A Bumper Year

Our plant stall has gained quite the following over the years, but we need plenty of plants in order to maintain it’s stellar reputation! All types of plants sell well - veges, herbs, shrubs, flowers and natives - we’ll take any you can spare! We’ve also found garden pots and ornaments are popular, as well as indoor plants - any cuttings gratefully received. Message Kat on 022 425 7760 if you need any potting mix or pots, or if you’d like some help with potting up. Similarly, if you have plants potted up but don’t want to look after them until November, let us know and we’ll take care of them for you.

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Community Scarecrow Making

This year the Scarecrow Fair theme is 'Space'. Get your friends and neighbours organised to start creating community scarecrows. We'd love to see them popping up any time from now on. This year there will be a major prize for the winning entry and we'd love to do a push on community involvement to amp up our revitalised scarecrow drive.

Year 1-4 Future Ferns Netball

Netball Wairarapa are running the FutureFerns programme Term 4 for Year 1 and 2 and Year 3 and 4. This is for both girls and boys. It will be played on Tuesday after school at Colombo Road Netball Courts. It is 6 weeks long starting Tuesday 25th October to Tuesday 30th November. Year 1-2 games are 3.45pm and Year 3-4 games are 4.30pm.

Reminder - Gladdy's Got Talent

'Gladdy's Got Talent' tickets can be ordered from Kirstan (we will be accepting donations at the door when you arrive for the performance). To begin with, each family can order 5 tickets. We will also have a wait-list for those families wanting more than 5 tickets. Extra tickets will then be re-allocated to those on the waitlist. To order your tickets, please email office@gladstone1.school.nz or phone 06 372 7601.

Term 3 - Things Coming Up

Week 8 - SW Hockey Tournament; Y3&4 Camp Kaitoke; NZ Principal's Conference; Dance Splash.

Week 9 - Gladdy's Got Talent; Kids St John's First Aid Courses; School Photos.

Week 10 - Possible Kapa Haka Festival.

Reminder - Curriculum Consultation Now Open

Community Consultation Online - Now & In Person - Thursday 29th September (while the mid winter disco is happening). There is now an opportunity for you to respond to the ANZ Histories Curriculum - local stories component; our Health Curriculum delivery & programmes; our Camp programmes and costs etc; and our Sun Smart Policy. Please see the link to our information & survey below. Responses can also be emailed in or delivered in person on the 29th of September.

Reminder - FoGS Lunch Helpers: Week 8 Milburn/Williams

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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2022/23 Wairarapa Spitfire Baseball season online registrations are now open!

We have club teams available for all ages and levels of experience.

ROOKIE BALL – Ages 5 to 9 will play on Saturday mornings at Kuranui College at 9am.

MINOR LEAGUE 11U – Ages 9 to 11 will play on Saturday mornings at Kuranui College at 10.30am

INTERMEDIATE 13U – Ages 11 to 13 will play on Wednesday afternoons at Kuranui College and MIS at 5.30pm

13U/16U TRAVEL TEAMS – Baseball in the Wellington Regional Competition. Spitfires teams will be formed mid-September, email mcwilliamae@gmail.com asap if you are interested. Games are on Sundays and played at home and away in Lower Hutt, Wellington and Levin.

Our Have a Go Open Day is on Saturday October 29th from 10am to 12pm at the Kuranui College Baseball Diamonds. Come along for a fun morning learning about baseball and free sausages.

For more information and to register check out our website www.sporty.co.nz/spitfiresbaseball.

Join our Facebook Page: Wairarapa Spitfires.

Contact our Teams Coordinator, Eileen McWilliam, on mcwilliamae@gmail.com.

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