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In 2018 the majority of our information will be ‘pushed out’ via our App. Please go to the app store/google play to download it.

A copy of the month’s notifications will be available on this page below (but may not be as timely as the app).

♦ 2018 Gladstone Primary School Charter

Reminders for week 9

1. This week is show week! 
Senior School Tuesday 11 December 
Middle School Wednesday 12 December 
Junior School Thursday 13 December 
Show Times: 
Matinee- 12.45 pm 
First evening show – 5.15 pm 
Second evening show – 7.00 pm 
The children will need to return to school at 4.45pm on their performance day and stay at school in-between the two evening shows. Each child will remain in their classroom. Classroom teachers and parent helpers will supervise the children and we will have plenty of activities on hand to keep the children entertained. You are welcome to visit your child’s class while they are waiting to perform, but the children will not be allowed to leave their classrooms. 
Sign Out 
When the last show has finished collect your child from their class and take them home. You will need to make sure you ‘sign’ your child out so that the teacher knows you have them. The show should be finished by 8.00pm (approximately). 
Food – Bring a packed dinner 
Children will need to bring a packed dinner along from home to eat between the 5.15 pm show and the 7 pm show. Ideas might include sandwiches, fruit, muesli bars, popcorn or sushi.


2. All classroom programmes run as usual this week, children will still need their tags on PE day and there is still lunchtime swims.

Triathlon training canceled due to heavy rain.
There will be no training next week either due to the production.
Reminders for week 8 

1. The Whanau Fono movie trip is on Monday, please note that Monday will be our last Whanau Fono session for 2018 and that any children not going on the trip will need to be picked up straight after school or enrolled into Oscar for the afternoon. Those on the trip will be back at around 4.00pm. 

2. The Pasadena open morning is on Tuesday for those children attending Pasadena Intermediate in 2019. 

3. The helpers morning tea for those invited parents, caregivers and wider whanau is on Thursday. 

4. The Walking School Bus Pool Party is at the School Pool this Friday starting at 3.00pm. 

5. Tickets for the show are on sale in the office between 8.15 – 8.45 and 

3.00-3.20. This week the 4 tickets restriction per family is lifted, tickets are selling fast so get in quickly

Reminders for Friday 

Tomorrow is the Walkathon (Junior & Middle) or Triathlon day (Senior 

School). All children need suitable footwear and clothing for walking. 

Senior School children are to report to the field with their team on arrival at school to place their bikes in the transition area. Senior School children are also reminded there are prizes for best team outfits. All children are allowed to dress up in outfits that are appropiate for walking (there may be some spot prizes). 

If you are a parent helper please refrain from parking on Monaghan Ave or the bottom half of Grant Street as this is where the children cycle. Parked cars provide a safety risk for children. Tomorrow’s forecast is for a light shower around 10.00am so please pack a light rain coat as the air will still be warm.


Reminders for week 7

1.  The Ponsonby Intermediate testing is on Monday morning for the Year 6 children enrolled to attend next year. Please ensure your child is at school if they need to sit this test.

2. On Wednesday evening is the Digital Technologies information evening starting at 6.00pm in the hall. Please attend if you are interested in learning about how we keep your children safe online at school and how we can assist at home.

3. On Friday is the Walkathon for the Junior and Middle School children, lease dress for walking. The Senior School will complete a Triathlonathon.
If you are coming to support, please be aware that Monaghan Ave and Grant Street will be closed from 9.45-12.30. Please assist the safety of all our participants by not parking your vehicle here during these times.

4. We are now swimming for PE so remember tags on PE days. The pool is open for swimming during lunchtime.

5. All children who travel to school by bike, scooter or skateboard are required to wear a helmet.


Triathlon training cancelled,

Inter-school athletics is still on. Please bring a jacket, hat and plenty of water if your child is in the interschool team. Please see the tab in this app for a schedule of the day. Parents transporting please meet on the hall steps at 8.55am.


Week 6 Reminders

1. On Monday we will Powhiri in our last new entrant intake.

2. On Tuesday the road patrollers are heading to Rainbows End, they will leave at 9.00am and not return until 4.00pm.

3. On Thursday we have the interschool athletics for those children in Year 4-6 who received permission slips today.

4. The Year 6 Pasifika Maori graduation event is on Thursday evening in the staffroom starting at 6.00pm.

5. For PE, children will start their Water safety sessions so they will need togs (swimmers) and a towel on their PE day. If your child is swimming please ensure they are sun smart and apply sunscreen prior to coming to school.


A few things:

1. Eden Albert Cultural Festival
If you are looking for some entertainment on Saturday head along to Rocket Park to support our performers:
10.05am- Dance (Inside stage)
11.05am Pasifika (Outside stage)
12.40pm Kapa Haka (Outside stage)
1.00pm Indian Dance (Inside stage

2. Host Families needed for Mount Albert Grammar School
We are looking for kind and caring families to host international students arriving from the end of January 2019. These students are from Mexico, Europe, Japan, China, Vietnam and Thailand. The length of stay is from 1 term to a full year. Host families are reimbursed $ 290.00 per week.
For more information or to register your interest please email [email protected] or phone 8462044 extn 8123

3. Summer is a great time to walk and right now is a great time to join one of our walking buses! We are getting four $100 Albert’s Post gift vouchers and giving one to a lucky family on each of our buses. All you need to do is be registered with a bus before 7 December. Also on 7 December, all children on a walking bus will be having a pool party after school! So get involved now, visit our walking school bus page or the office to find out more about the Gladstone Walking Bus routes and how to get involved.

Athletics days

Just a reminder for house t-shirts, hats and sun lotion for athletics tomorrow. Also there will be no triathlon in the morning.

Reminders for week 5

1. School is closed tomorrow, there is no OSCAR or Whanau Fono either.
2. Athletics day is on Thursday. The Junior School will compete on the school field and the Middle and Senior Schools will compete at Unitec. Entry to Unitec is via gate 3 and please abide by all parking signs. Children are reminded to wear their house t-shirts and to wear sunblock. The schedule for the day is on the App and class Facebook pages.
3. The Eden Albert cultural festival is on Saturday at Rocket Park. Good luck to the performers, feel free to come along and support our groups at this family-friendly event.
4. 2019 Year 4 Camp – This is a reminder that if you are considering attending the Year 4 camp in 2019 as a parent helper you need to complete your Police Vetting forms in 2018 – this is to ensure the process is completed before camp time. You are able to pick up forms from your current class teacher or the school office. If you have any questions please email Claire [email protected]
5. High Abilities Parent Meeting – a HUGE thanks to the many parents who attended this meeting last week. The presentation will be available on the school website under the High Abilities tab. Please visit Lynne in the library if you are interested in any of the books we have available for parents on this topic.
6. Auckland Transport invites all Walking School Bus families – and those interested in joining next year – to the Auckland-wide WSB end of year celebration. BBQ, games and more to celebrate the end of another successful WSB year! No need to RSVP just go along on the day – Sunday 18 November 2018, 11:00am to 3:00pm, Madills Farm at 6 Baddeley Ave Kohimarama, Auckland 1071
7. Save the date: Wednesday 28 November – 6:00pm. We have an information evening for ourICT filtering programme Family zone. More information to follow.



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