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At Gladstone we do not publish a regular paper or online newsletter. The majority of our information will be ‘pushed out’ via the Schools App. Please go to the app store/google play to download it.


Gladstone at Level 2. The school gates on Carrington, Monaghan and Seaview will be open from 8.15-8.45am and 2.50-3.15pm. We request that if you come on site you register using the NZ CovidTracerapp. There will be QR codes at each of the entrances for you to scan. If you need to come into school outside of these times you will need to use the Carrington Road entrance and gain access by ringing the school office.

Ben and his team from Musiqhub have returned.

The Library will not be open after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The children will still be able to attend the library before and during lunchtimes.

We have now rescheduled our “Reading Together” sessions. These were to be held over the past two weeks.
Reading Together will now be held on:
• Tuesday – 27 October @ 6.30 pm
• Tuesday – 3 November @ 6.30 pm
If you are interested in learning how you can support your child at home with their reading you are very welcome to come along. Please email your AP to let them know that you are attending.
If you would like to attend please email your Associate Principal:
[email protected] – Junior School
[email protected] – Middle School
[email protected] – Senior School

PARENT WORKSHOP – Do you have a child with High Abilities?
We have postponed our parent meeting for high ability students due to Covid 19. It was to be held on September 15th. We are hoping that Brooke Trenwith is able to find an alternative date in Term 4. We will keep you posted about this.
Please email Claire Alger if you would like to attend: [email protected]

Year 4&5 Children – Help Pay for 2021 Camp Fees
To assist you with payment of your child’s camp fees, we are offering a fund raising opportunity through selling Whittaker’s chocolates. Participation in the fund raising is on a voluntary basis and any profit that your child makes will be deducted from their camp fee – for every box you sell, your child will get $24.00 as a reduction off their camp fee.
If you are interested collect a permission slip from the office.

The GLADSTONE GALA has been cancelled for 2020. New date is 11 April 2021

CHILL & GRILL – community event – Friday 11 December 5.30 – 8.30 pm 

CHILDREN’S CLOTHES NEEDED. If you have any old clothes that your children have grown out of please bring into the school office for the sick bay. We need leggings, track pants and long sleeved t-shirts for all ages, sizes, girls and boys. We do not need jumpers, undies or coats.
Please drop off to the office.
Thanks in advance – Victoria and Nurse Lala

WOOL DONATIONS. If anyone has any spare wool that you would like to donate to our knitting club. Please can you drop it off to Room 10. Many thanks from Kim Fraser.


Week 1 – Monday 20th July – Term starts. New Entrant intake day – Whakatau to welcome new students.
Friday 24th July – Discussion documents come home
Week 2 – 29th & 30th July – Student Involved Conferences/Interviews
Week 6 – Monday 24th August – New Entrant intake day – Whakatau to welcome new students.
Week 10 – Friday 25 September – Term 3 ends
Date undecided as yet – In the last few weeks of this term the PTA will hold an adult event (probably Beats and Bingo). Date TBA

Week 1 – Monday 12th October – Term starts. New Entrant intake day – Whakatau to welcome new students.
Week 2 – Friday 23rd October – Teacher Only day (assessment analysis and start of report writing). NOTE: Oscar will be open all day and a cost will apply.
Week 5 – Monday 9th November to Friday 13th November – Literacy Festival
Week 6 – Monday 16th November – New Entrant intake day – Whakatau to welcome new students.
Week 7 – Friday 27th November – End of year progress and achievement documents sent home.
Week 8 – Monday 30th November – Teacher Only Day. NOTE: Oscar will be open all day and a cost will apply.
Week 9 – Fri 11th December Chill and Grill 5.30-8.30pm
Week 10
Wednesday 16th December – Year 3-6 Prizegiving. Meet the teacher 2021
Friday 18th December – Term 4 ends – Gladstone’s Got Talent

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