PĀNUI HARAREI - HOLIDAY UPDATE

Tuesday 17th January 2023

Newsletter Kindly Sponsored By Quirke Electrical

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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.

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Staffing Update

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.

Please find our whānau information book linked below.

Things Coming Up

Week 1

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.


Week 2

Mon 6/2 - Waitangi Day.

Wed 8/2 - Ōnoke (Y7&8) Beach Education @ Riversdale.


Week 3

Tues 14/2 - BoT Meeting, 6pm.

Remember Your Hats & Swimming Togs

Please remember to pop your hats (yellow cricket-style for Y1-6; black bucket style for Y7-8) and togs in on the first day.

School App

Please pop onto the school app and update your alert groups.
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School Events & Calendar Dates

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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.


Ngā manaakitanga,

Belinda

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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.