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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).


Weekly Reminders and Notices – Week 10
15/12/2019 • Whole School
Welcome to the final week of school.
Weekly Reminders
Mini-school picnics – all day
9am Middle and Senior School Prizegiving
Meet the teacher 2020
12.30 Year 6 Graduation – Parakai
End of School – School finishes at 1pm
Weekly Notices
Art Exhibition
A big thank you to all that visited our art exhibition and we are sure you were wowed by the amazing pieces on display.
Thank you also for your support with the purchase of raffle tickets, here are our lucky winners:
Year 0 – Kat Hubert
Year 1 – Kirk Weir
Year 2 – Emily Soapi
Year 3 – Hugo Du
Year 4 – Sarah Fahy
Year 5 – Michelle Hancock
Year 6 – Hannah McIntosh
Help Lola Rose and Gladstone
Lola Rose in Year 3 recently submitted a joke into the Hei Hei show, Norbert, Mylo & Punmax. 
If her joke gets the most number of views on Hei Hei before Feb/Mar next year then Gladstone Primary will win $10,000 – so if you want a quick laugh and to help maybe win click on the link above and share with your friends.
Gladstone Gala Preparation (see attached file)
Maori Pasifika Graduation – link to view  Gala_2020_-_Flexibuzz_note.pdfA6eNewsletter_Gladstone_Primary_School.pdf

Security – After School Hours
Dear Gladstone Community
A couple of times in the past month we have had after hours visitors at the school who have created a disturbance for our neighbors. With the school holidays approaching, we thought it was an opportune time to ask for your assistance in keeping our school open and safe so you can enjoy our grounds over the break ( and at any time). Should you notice any unacceptable behaviour on our grounds at any time please call our security company:
” First Security” on 0800 347 787.
They are very responsive and will deal with the situation appropriately.
Thanks for your help with this.
Dave Shadbolt

Lunch Ordering in 2020
02/12/2019 • Whole School
Good news. The Tasty Tuckshop who run our canteen are changing their method of payment to KINDO to be in line with Gladstone School. That will be much easier for parents as we already use KINDO for our other activities. If you currently use the 2019 canteen payment system you need to use up all the credit on your account between now and 13 December. That is the date the canteen will close this year at Gladstone. Get ordering!

Message from the Board of Trustees
04/11/2019 • Whole School
Tēnā Koutou, Talofa Lava, Malo e Lelei, Ni sa Bula Vinaka, Fakalofa Lahi Atu, Kia Orana, Ni Hao, An Nyung Ha Se Yo, Hallo, Sawat Dee, Namaste. Warm greetings to our school whānau.
In June this year, parents at Gladstone Primary School elected a new Board of Trustees – a group of five parent-elected representatives.
Together, we are committed to supporting the wellbeing of students at Gladstone Primary School, ensuring they continue to learn in an environment that celebrates diversity and helps them reach their full potential.
As a new board, we are eager to make a positive contribution and ensure we have good communication with the families we represent.
If you would like to get in touch with one of us, please feel free to email us at: [email protected] We are always happy to hear any feedback from the Gladstone community.
We are also keen to join any regular meetings where families come together. We are currently attending Whānau Fono and PTA meetings, along with monthly board meetings. If you would like one of us to join a school community meeting, please feel free to email us at the above address.
Ngā mihi nui, the Gladstone Board of Trustees
Stephen Gough
Sarah Baddeley
Murracy Le-Grice
Libby Middlebrook
Rachel Morrison

Gladstone Community PTA – How Can You Help?
29/07/19 • Whole School
Please take a few moments to complete the form below to let us know if there are areas where you’d be willing to help out with up-coming school events and to help us raise money for school improvements, including an upgrade of the Hall.
2019 activities are in the diary, but we are also considering running a Gala in 2020. We know that this event is very popular with our children and our community, but we will only commit to this if we have a good-sized team to put it together.
We plan to make this decision at the 13 August PTA meeting and would appreciate an indication of interest – including areas that you would be willing to support – by Friday 9th August.
Even better, join us at the meeting to discuss further – or let us know your thoughts at [email protected]
Thank you in advance
Julie Carter & Mark Kurtovich
On behalf of the Gladstone Community PTA

Gladstone Community Group (PTA) Meeting Reminder – 25th June
17 Jun • Whole School
The Gladstone Community Group (or PTA) plays an important role in supporting Gladstone Primary – linking parents and the school, ensuring that we’re working together for the benefit of our children.
With a new team in place we’re looking forward to working with – and growing – our group of motivated parents to keep up the great work that has gone before us.
The PTA coordinates and assists the school with many fun- and fund-raising events each year – and we cannot do this without your help. For the remainder of this year we’re asking for volunteers for:
A new PTA Secretary (someone who can attend and document our meetings and actions)
Halloween Disco (around 31 October)
Calendar Art
Our children’s wonderful Art Night (12 December)
And a team to plan the 2020 Gala or Chill’n’Grill
Many hands definitely make light work – and if all of our 600 families helped in one way over the time their children are at school we would never run out of volunteers. Whether you can help a little or a lot, we’d love to connect with you.
Come and join us at 7:30pm on Tuesday 25th June in the Gladstone Staffroom.
We look forward to meeting you, sharing our vision, and hearing your ideas to make Gladstone a great place for our children to learn, grow and thrive.
See you there!
Mark Kurtovich & Julie Carter (Co-Chairs)
Kate Fraser-House (Treasurer)
Could this be you? (Secretary)

24/05/2019 • Whole School
Please ensure you are signed up to the Whole School box on Flexibuzz to receive all the school information.


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