PĀNUI HARAREI - HOLIDAY UPDATE
Tuesday 17th January 2023
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Tēnā koutou katoa (hello everyone)
Kia ora e te whānau o te kura o Parakawhara (hello friends & family of Gladstone School). Happy New Year! Boy is it nice to see the sun shining & people down using the school pool. We are looking forward to seeing everyone back on Wednesday the 1st of February. This is a quick newsletter update with some important FYI's and reminders about the start of the term.
We are excited to welcome Hannah Forster & Chrissy Webb to the teaching team. Hannah will be teaching in Ruamahanga (Y4-6) along side Chelsea Douglas and Becky Corkill. Chrissy has re-registered as a teacher and will be covering Sophie Mitchell's parental leave in Kouraru alongside Jaime Church and Daleen Botha.
Wednesday 1st February 2023
School starts on Wednesday the 1st of February at 9:00am. Students go to their classrooms for the roll and then everyone will meet in the hall for our mihi whakatau - all invited. At the start of Term 1 we look forward to welcoming our two new teachers (Hannah & Chrissy) as well as 13 new students & their whānau - 9 NE; 1 Y7; 1 Y6; 1 Y4 & 1 Y2.
From 5pm also on the 1st of February, we have our whānau picnic. Please bring a plate of kai (food) to share - either sweet or savoury. There will be 'sweet' and 'savoury' tables set up under the trees. BYO drinks & the kids can swim if it's hot as long as they have a caregiver supervising. At the picnic we will introduce new families, staff, the BoT & FoGS. Everyone is welcome and it's a fabulous way to start off the new school year.
Things Coming Up
Mon 1/2 - Mihi whakatau for new staff, students & their whānau. 5pm Whanau Picnic.
Thurs 2/2 - Year 6 Beach Education @ Riversdale.
Fri 3/2 - Year 4&5 Beach Education @ Riversdale.
Mon 6/2 - Waitangi Day.
Wed 8/2 - Ōnoke (Y7&8) Beach Education @ Riversdale.
Tues 14/2 - BoT Meeting, 6pm.
Remember Your Hats & Swimming Togs
School Events & Calendar Dates
We are very much looking forward to seeing you all back on the 1st of February. Remember - you don't need to get stationery, it's all here at school. Our Year 4-8 students are required to bring their own device (a chrome book please - if you have any trouble with this, please let us know and we will be happy to help).
Ruamahanga & Ōnoke are heading to Riversdale for beach education at the start of the term, please look out for information via the app.