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At Gladstone we do not publish a regular paper or online newsletter.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.

TEACHER ONLY DAY – On Monday 30th November there will be a teacher only day. OSCAR will be open for childcare if needed.

Just a reminder now that the weather is warming up please ensure your child brings a hat to wear at school and has sunscreen on before coming to school and some in their bag to reapply during the day.

Our School Hall is undergoing refurbishment. It will include the addition of a storeroom, enlargement and upgrade of the kitchen area, which will also include an area for teaching food technology, a complete rebuild of the toilets, increased seating in the mezzanine area, a ventilation system, new entries and joinery, a new lighting and additional sound systems and a new sports surface on the floor. This is a major project for our school, however the result will be another outstanding Gladstone facility.

WEETBIX TRYATHLON. Central West Auckland – 6th December – Keth Hay Park, Mt Roskill
The school has registered for this event. Entries are open for children aged 7-15 years. To register your child please click here. Mr Laing and Ms Yelland will be running some before school sessions to help children get used to the transitions and get an idea of what is involved. We will let you know of these dates soon.

The GLADSTONE GALA date is 11 April 2021

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

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.


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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