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).
Want to watch your teachers on TV?
19 May • Whole School
TONIGHT ON SUNDAY: Are teachers getting a raw deal? Tonight we go inside the classroom. TVNZ1, 7.30pm, Sunday.
If you want to know what we think have a watch of this – you may even recognise some of us!
Click here for a quick preview:
Also Kahli Oliveira appeared on TVNZ Breakfast with John Campbell Monday 20th May. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/breakfast/episodes/s2019-e84
Weekly Reminders – Week 4
19 May • Whole School
Hi all hope your weekend has been a pleasant one? Here are your weekly reminders and notices:
What’s On This Week
Tuesday – Interschool Soccer for those Years 5 and 6’s selected. We are taking 3 teams – 2 boys and 1 girls – to Seddon Park on Tuesday starting at 9.30am. If your child is in one of the teams please make sure they are at school by 8.15am so we can issue uniforms and prepare.
Friday – Room 35 will be hosting our whole school assembly on Friday. Please remember to wear house shirts.
Friday – Middle and Senior School X-country. This will start at 10.30am on the Unitec fields. Order of events and approximate timings. Children need to wear running shoes, house shirt, shorts/running pants they need to have a warm jumper, raincoat, drink bottle and morning tea.
10.30 – Year 4 girls
10.45 – Year 4 boys
11.00 – Year 3 girls
11.15 – Year 3 boys
11.30 – Year 5 girls
11.45 – Year 5 boys
12.00 – Year 6 Girls
12.15 – Year 6 Boys
Mount Albert Mud Run – 26th May – we have had a fabulous response to this, with at present over 140 Gladstone children and families taking part. We are still looking to get over 150 so we can all see Victoria get muddy! If you still wish to enter please use this link: https://www.lacticturkey.co.nz/mtalbertmudrun/ It’s going to be a great day with lots of teachers and children participating to represent Gladstone.
Reading Together Workshop
Learn more about different ways you can help support your child with their reading at home. These workshops are suitable for all ages and reading levels. It is important that you attend both workshops and bring your child along.
Tuesday May 21st – 6.30-7.30pm
Tuesday May 28th – 6.30-7.30pm
The workshops are held at school in the staffroom. Please email Amanda Goodwin if you would like to attend: [email protected]
Recording Absences/Late Attendance
If your child is late or is not attending school please do not email the teachers. There is a tab on the Flexibuzz app to record absences – this way it goes to Victoria and she is able to update the rolls.
Strike 29th May – reminder that school will be closed on this day with no OSCAR running.
Board of Trustee Elections – Hopefully you will have all received the nomination form and information about the Board of Trustee Elections. The school office has spare copies if necessary. Close off date for nominations is noon on Friday 24 May. If you are considering putting your name forward please do so. The Principal is happy to answer any of your queries.
Nationwide Teachers Strike – 29th May
17 May • Whole School
The letter attached is from your children’s teachers at Gladstone. Firstly, we wish to inform you of the Nationwide Strike happening on the 29th May, but secondly to provide you with additional information as to why this action is being taken.
We value all the support and backing you continue to show us.
Strike Day Letter
Pink Shirt Day
15 May • Whole School
Wow – thanks for all your support today with Pink Shirt Day – we certainly made a sea of pink. Thanks to Room 37’s assembly item to help spread the message of creating schools, workplaces and communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected.
Pasadena Intermediate – Proposed Enrolment Scheme
15 May • Whole School
The Pasadena Intermediate Board of Trustees is in the process of implementing an enrolment scheme as agreed by the Ministry of Education Under section 11H(1) of the Education Act 1989.
The proposed zone is available for viewing on the Pasadena School website
All students who live within the home zone shall be entitled to enrol at the school.
Members of the community are invited to make comment regarding this proposed enrolment scheme in writing to:
The Board of Trustees – Pasadena Intermediate, closing date 13 June 2019 on [email protected]
Gladstone Primary School – School Board of Trustees’ Election
01/05/2019 • Whole School
Nominations are invited for the election of FIVE parent representatives to the board of trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be POSTED to all eligible voters on Friday 10 May (postal services permitting!).
Nominations will close at noon on Friday 24 May.
There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.
Voting closes at noon on Friday 7 June and results will be available on Thursday 13 June.
Refer to the school website under Board of Trustees for more information.