At Gladstone we no longer publish a regular paper or online newsletter. In 2019 the majority of our information will be ‘pushed out’ via our Flexibuzz App. Please go to the app store/google play to download it.
A copy of the last week of ‘Whole School’ Flexibuzz notifications will be available on this page below (but will not be as timely as the app).
Mt Albert Mud Run
08/04/2019 • Whole School
We are running a promotion at school to encourage children to take part in the local mud run (see flyer attached).
The house captains have identified some willing teachers to also participate. If Gladstone can get:
20 children signed up Mr Nathan will do it alongside the kids.
50 children – Miss Bramwell will also do it.
100 children – Mr Cossey will join them.
150 children – Victoria will do it.
When you sign up make sure you put in the schools name so we can keep count of how many Gladstone children are taking part.
It’s a great family day. To register online go to: www.mtalbertmudrun.co.nz
Student Involved Conferences/Parent Interviews:
Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th May 2019.
[Click here for the Parent Involved Conference Newsletter]
Weekly Reminders – Week 10
07/04/2019 • Whole School
Wow – the last week of term – where did Term 1 go?
Just a reminder about returning your pool key if you had one over the summer. Please return to Judith at the office by Thursday 11th to guarantee the bond of $20 being refunded to you. All refunds must be signed for.
Year 5 and Year 6 camp videos are now available to watch:
Year 5 [See Flexibuzz app]
Year 6 [See Flexibuzz app]
It’s quite a busy last week so here are your reminders:
Room 45 Waterwise –we are leaving at 8.45am children need to bring their togs, towel (wetsuit if have one) and most importantly ENCLOSED shoes (no jandals or sandals).
Interschool Touch Rugby for those children selected for the Interschool Team this will be on at Fearon Park starting at 9.00am.
Sausage Sizzle – to support Year 4 Camp
Room 60 Waterwise – we are leaving at 8.45am children need to bring their togs, towel (wetsuit if have one) and most importantly ENCLOSED shoes (no jandals or sandals).
Room 47 Waterwise – we are leaving at 8.45am – children need to bring their togs, towel (wetsuit if have one) and most importantly ENCLOSED shoes (no jandals or sandals).
Gladstone Walking School Buses will have an Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday morning in room 19. Make sure to travel to school on your bus that day to participate.
Room 48 Waterwise – we are leaving at 8.45am – children need to bring their togs, towel (wetsuit if have one) and most importantly ENCLOSED shoes (no jandals or sandals).
Room 46 Waterwise – we are leaving at 11.45am – children need to bring their togs, towel (wetsuit if have one) and most importantly ENCLOSED shoes (no jandals or sandals).
Whole School Assembly – Room 3 will be leading us into the holidays with their assembly item.
Junior School Cross Country starting at 10.00am on the school field. The course will be around the school, please come to cheer along and support the children.
Last day of Term 1 – school finishes at 3pm.
Have a wonderful last week of term.
Voting for New Board of Trustees
01/04/19 • Whole School
Later this year, the Gladstone community will be voting for their new Board of Trustees.
Established 133 years ago, Gladstone is the country’s largest contributing primary school, with a role of more than 850 children.
The Board of Trustees plays a critical role in ensuring the ongoing success of our school, with responsibility for its overall governance. Trustees also represent other parents and caregivers, ensuring a positive and enduring partnership between the school and the wider Mt Albert community.
Board members have wide-ranging responsibilities, such as helping to set the educational goals and strategic direction of the school, overseeing funding decisions, health and safety, informing the community about how the school is progressing, and overseeing staff management, property and administration.
Trustees are also responsible for acting in the best interests of students, ensuring the school is an inclusive place for all children, including those with differing needs.
The current Board would like to invite interested members of the community to consider putting themselves forward for the election or to think about nominating someone else.
People who work well in a team, have good communications skills and ask challenging questions make good trustees, including those with an understanding of education, financial and property matters. Gladstone has a diverse community, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to consider putting themselves forward.
Nominations will open on 10 May and will stay open until May 24. Please contact the school office if you are interested in further information, including a discussion with a current board member.
Voting closes on June 7 with results announced on June 14th.
[Click here for our BOT pa
Suspected case of chicken pox
02/04/19, 6:34pm • Whole School Tuesday, 6:34pm • Whole School
Just to keep you informed we have had a suspected case of chicken pox today. Please keep an eye on your children for any symptoms.
Safety at School
29/03/19 • Whole School
When you are leaving school after 8.45am can you ensure the gates of the school are closed. Please think of them as pool gates and double check they have clicked shut behind you.
Thank you for your consideration.