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THURSDAY 11th APRIL 2013 EDITION 04/2013

Greetings, Kia Ora, Fakaalofa Iahi atu, Malo e lelei, Talofa lava, Taloha, Ki a Orana Ni Hao, Buenos Dias, Chao, Malo ni, Habari Dobar Dan, Namaste, Salam

OUR VALUE FOR THE FORTNIGHT CARING & COMPASSION – “paying attention to things that matter to you…Treating things and people with respect and concern”. Dear Parents and Caregivers,

2013 BOARD OF TRUSTEE ELECTIONS UPDATE The timeline for the forthcoming elections is as follows: The electoral roll will be prepared on the 3rd April. Nominations will be called for on the 2nd May, and will close on the 16th May. Voting papers will be posted out on the 21st May, and results will be declared

Term 1 finishes next week and what a term it has been. We have had our school camps, swimming carnivals, the school cross countries and many trips to support our teaching programmes. We have worked hard and learnt a lot so the upcoming holidays have been well earned by teachers and children alike. Also thank you all for your amazing support over the past ten weeks. Enjoy the break with your families.

on Wed 5 June with the new Board taking office on the 6th June.. Please direct any queries to the Returning Officer or to Guy Naden, Board chair. Thank you for your interest.

THE GREAT GLADSTONE GALA The day has finally arrived, see you all on Sunday 10am -2pm

HAVE YOU SEEN OUR PENCILS? Our large Values pencils are still missing. They are very distinctive so if anyone does see or hear of them please let Rasam, Dave or Judith know. In addition if you are a neighbour of the school or just enjoying our grounds outside school hours and notice any unacceptable behaviour occurring please contact First Security on 0800 347 787. GLADSTONE’S SCHOOL CHARTER The 2013 Gladstone Primary School Charter has been submitted to the Ministry of Education. This has all the school goals for this year. There is a link on our website and on your children’s class BLOGs. Please take the time to look at this and if there are any questions do not hesitate to ask us.

Judith Howe, Returning Officer

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THE GLADSTONE SCHOOL DAY A reminder our day starts at 8:45 am. A number of our students are arriving late on a regular basis. Apart from the GTV notices, they are missing important organisational information at the beginning of the day. Please can you make sure your child is at school ready to start before 8:45am. Thanks. ROAD SAFETY If you are dropping your children off at school or just driving past at the start and end of the day please slow down near the crossings. There have been a couple of close calls in the last week. Also please make sure that you do not park in the 2 minute parking as this is for drop off only and there is to be NO parking over/in driveways.

QUESTIONS THAT PARENTS COULD ASK AT OUR UPCOMING CONFERENCES TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILDREN What have you been learning about in…? What were the steps you went through to learn this/make this? What helped you to learn this? (was it the teacher/having good information/knowing what it looked like/working with a group/knowing what to do?) What are you the most pleased with? What was the trickiest part? What would you do differently if you were going to do this again? What do you think you need to work on next in this subject? What could we do together to help you with your learning in this area?

CONGRATULATIONS The following students from Gladstone have been chosen for 9th Grade Rep Soccer: Liam Baber Nathan Feyter Jackson Kirk Camerson Southgate Charlie Wyllie. Well done boys. UPDATE OF INFORMATION If there have been any changes to the custodial arrangements, change of address, change of telephone number, change of emergency contact numbers, or any other changes we would be very grateful if you would inform us as soon as possible, so our records can be corrected.

SWIMMING POOL KEYS If you would like your bond refund please return your key to Judith before next Friday so we can guarantee it can be processed. Thank you. TERM DATES - 2013


Friday, 19 April 2013


Monday, 6 May 2013 Friday, 12 July 2013


Monday, 29 July 2013 Friday, 27 September 2013

FOURTH TERM From: Monday, 14 October 2013 To: Wednesday, 18 December 2013

HOLIDAYS/OTHER Good Friday: 29 March 2013 Easter Monday: 1 April 2013 Easter Tuesday: 2 April 2013 Anzac Day: Thursday, 25 April 2013 Queen's Birthday: Monday, 3 June Labour Day: Monday, 28 October OUR CHILDREN ARE PEOPLE SAVERS Over Term 1 and 2 nine Year 5 and 6 classes will experience one whole day of comprehensive first aid training from the Red Cross. This initiative called Peoplesavers aims to ensure every house in New Zealand has at least one person trained in first aid. What is more amazing is that this initiative has been provided to Gladstone School free of charge. Like many organisations in New Zealand the Red Cross is a charitable organisation and will hold their appeal week from the 6th to 12th of May. When you see the appeal collectors please think about how you can contribute knowing the impact they have already had on your family. Have a great week and an enjoyable holiday break with your children.

Dave Shadbolt PRINCIPAL

CLASS REPORTS Room 1, Year 2 Yesterday I went on a bus trip. It was a bumpy ride. It was fun on the ride. The bus was a squeaky ride too. I made a crown. I enjoyed weaving too. I liked drumming as well. The long drum was my favourite. I felt awesome. When we got there I was excited because I had never been there before.

Mila Hopwood-Craig Yesterday my class went to Aotea centre. We went there by bus. The bus was fun and because we got to sit in the back. When we got to the town hall they took us into a room. It was basically empty except the front and the chairs. First they introduced themselves and we said hello in a different pacific language.

Joesph Gracie

BIRTHDAYS The following students will have a birthday over the next 4 weeks. We wish you a Happy Birthday and trust you have a wonderful day. Happy Birthday to: 12th April Ruby Schmulian 13th April Eddy Whitehouse 14th April Zarrar Asif Naim Nicole Ce Coek Roxy Manuela 15th April Natnael Amanuel Max Douglas 17th April Oscar Holmes 18th April Oscar Brown Peyman Golzarpour Otto Lane Cyrus Stowers-Sao 19th April Clarissa Siddle 20th April Charlie Forbes 21st April Angela Jiang 22nd April Callum Anderson Laurena Lang Sean Needham 23rd April Sofia Roger Williams Imogen Rudd 24th April Summer Fea Anoushka McClymont Elliot Shillito Grace Trial 26th April Luke Reid Maia Tutauha Avy Winlove Nancy Winlove 28th April Oliver Moss 29th April Lucien Hyland Horace Oliver 30th April Charlize Kautai-Tau

1st May Helen Curson Tony Curson Molly McGowan 2nd May India Parkin Bethany Stradwick Sunny Zhang 3rd May Dede Davis Hayden Mellsop 4th May Harnoor Kaur David Wu 5th May Sylvie Morrison Dev Patel Sujayani Sinha 6th May Anatol Coen Neal Dunna Rafferty Mahon Ava’Aulii Masoe-Clifford-Kaulima 7th May Tane Bosman Alex Brown Priyamal Samaratunga 8th May Kalam Ahmad Jake Miller Novalee Rapana-Enosa 10th May Eva Glengarry Natalia Manconi 11th May Paige Hunter Ellie Pizzini Kaitlyn Sanders 12th May Devonte Bateman Jackson Kirk 13th May Maia Holder Max Jarvie Hope Nomani 14th May Alex McCombe Ritish Nidavarru Elizabeth Taulua-Fuimaono 15th May Tobi Araus Blachett Sasha Craig Sarah Currie Oli Nixon NB: Please let us know if we inadvertently miss a birthday so we can acknowledge it in the next newsletter

COMING EVENTS April 12th – No Assembly due to Gala; Yr 5 trip to Waipapa Marae 14th – SCHOOL GALA 10-2pm 15th – World of Maths Yr 0-6 16th – Junior School Cross Country 17th – PTA Mtg 7.30pm; Sausage Sizzle; Yr 6 Camp Mtg 6pm staffroom 18th – Interschool cricket; Assembly Rm 47 19th – World of Maths Yr 0-4; 19th - END OF TERM 1 at 3pm

May 6th – SCHOOL STARTS 8.45am; New Entrant Intake 3 7th - 10th - Yr 6 Totara Springs Camp 10th – Assembly Rm 40 14th – Year 5 and 6 Zoo visit 15th – PTA Mtg 7.30pm; Sausage Sizzle; Student Involved Conferences 16th – Newsletter No 5; Interschool Cross Country 9am; Student Involved Conferences 17th – Assembly Rm 22 20th – 24th – Primary Schools Science Week 21st – NSW Computer test 22nd – Interschool Cross Country Saving Day 24th – Assembly Rm 4; PTA Disco 28th – HOUSE ACTIVITY 11am 29th – BOT Mtg 7pm 30th – Newsletter No 6 31st – Assembly Rm 39; Walkathon June 3rd – QUEENS BIRTHDAY 4th – New Entrant Intake No 4 5th – NSW Science Test 6th – Science in a Van 7th – NO ASSEMBLY; Science in a Van 11th – Interschool rugby 12th – PTA Mtg 7.3-pm; Sausage Sizzle 13th – Newsletter No 7; interschool Rugby saving day 14th – Assembly Rm 23 17th – NSW Writing Test 18th – NSW Spelling Test 20th – PTA Movie Night 21st – Assembly Rm 49 26th – BOT Mtg 7pm 27th – Newsletter No 8; Interschool Kiwikick 28th – Assembly Rm 2 COMMUNITY NOTICES RAGU $5 KIDS MEAL From Easter through to the end of April we will be running our Easter colouring competition in our kids room. Results will be drawn at 7pm Friday and Saturday. You will find us 5 minutes behind the Library in Pt Chevalier. Opening hours 4pm TuesdaySaturday. Ph:815 9595 ART N CRAFT AND POTTERY My plan is Pottery on Tuesdays, & Arts n crafts on Fridays, 3 to 4.30 in the art room. $159/term I don't teach the first or last week of any term. My starting week is 14 & 17th May.

Yolande Light Ph 09 845 5225 Cell 0274 230 173

8th April 2013 Dear Parents/Caregivers RE: Student Involved Conferences/Parent Interviews: Wednesday 15th – Thursday 16th May 2013. This letter is to let you know that we have our Student Involved Conferences/ Parent Interviews on the following dates: Wednesday 15th May and Thursday 16th May from 3:15pm to 8:00pm. School will close at the normal time of 3:00pm on these days. Interview lengths are 15 minutes. This is a chance for you and your child (Years 4-6) to meet with teachers and discuss their achievement so far this year. For students Years 1-3 their participation remains a choice for you to make. Your son and/or daughter will bring home a Discussion sheet on Friday 10th May. Please talk about it with them and bring it to your interview. Amanda Goodwin, Claire Alger, Stephanie Oates, Barbara McPherson, Marion Durose, Bevan Verryt, Diane Chambers (please note Dianne is only available on the Wednesday evening), Jodene de Andrad and myself will also be available for an interview should you require one. Our aim for these discussions is to get 100% attendance so if you are unable to make any of these evenings your child’s teacher will contact you to arrange an alternative time. We are again using Online Booking for interviews. The guidelines for this are on the reverse side of this letter. If you do not have access to a computer at home these are available at our local public libraries, in your child’s classroom or feel free just to call in to the office and talk to Rasam or phone him on 846 9744 ext 700 to book your time. Online bookings will close at 9am on Tuesday 14th May. Any bookings or changes to bookings will then need to be made through the office. We look forward to seeing you on one of these afternoons/evenings. Thanks

Dave Shadbolt Principal

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