Passionately preparing people for life.

Haere mai and welcome to

Gladstone Primary School

We are a large, unashamedly busy, Auckland primary school catering for students from Years 1–6. We take pride in our beautiful learning environment and staff who are passionate about the art of learning. We aim to provide our students with a wide variety of stimulating and fun ways to learn.

INTERESTED IN ENROLLING YOUR CHILD AT GLADSTONE?

Click here for information and to fill out an expression of interest.

School Charter

Annual Report

ERO Report

Latest Notifications

Art Classes

Thu Dec 01 05:02pm

 



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Literacy Picnic

Wed Nov 30 07:03pm

Literacy Picnic tomorrow!
4.30-6.30pm 
Sausage sizzle, Drinks and Ice Blocks for sale!
Lots of activities run by teachers for students.
Please see attached map for location info. We will no longer be using the field as there has been too much rain.



Anne Kayes – Book sales
Please see attached flyer for pricing and times where Anne’s books can be purchased. Please note payment is cash or bank transfer only.


 



Picnic Map



Anne Kayes Book Sales

ICT Expo – Wednesday 7 December

Mon Nov 28 03:02pm

 

Gladstone’s ICT Expo – 7 December

Mon Nov 28 10:09am

 

Literacy Week Festival & Picnic

Sun Nov 27 12:03pm

 



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Week 7 Updates

Sun Nov 27 10:02am

 



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OSCAR Christmas Programme

Fri Nov 25 03:02pm

 



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Scholastic Book Shop open for business

Fri Nov 25 09:48am

Today (Friday) 3 – 4pm in the Library


Next Week:


Tuesday – Friday


8am – 9am daily


3pm – 4pm daily 


NOT open on Monday due to the Teacher Only Day

Eden Albert Cultural Festival-Tomorrow, 26th November

Thu Nov 24 05:02pm

 



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Looking for Volunteers (the link will work this time)

Thu Nov 24 12:02pm

 



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Calling all Volunteers

Wed Nov 23 05:04pm

 



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Updates Week 6

Sun Nov 20 10:02am

 



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Eden Albert Cultural Festival -26th November

Fri Nov 18 05:02pm

 



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OSCAR – Teacher Only Day 28 November

Thu Nov 17 08:02pm

OSCAR will run from 8.00 am – 6.00 pm on Monday 28th November. Children will need to be booked using the school Kindo site for care on this day. Please remember that there is a 7-day cut-off for bookings, so Monday morning, 21st October at 9am, will be your last chance to book online.


If you require care after this time, then you will need to contact OSCAR directly and the casual rates will apply which is an additional $5.00 for 8 am – 3.00 pm, and an additional $4.00 for care after 3.00 pm.


For enquiries, please contact OSCAR Director Michelle Nathan at 027 478 8158.

Kiwi Christmas Books

Thu Nov 17 08:32am

 



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Local Histories

Tue Nov 15 05:02pm

 



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PTA Meeting Tomorrow Night-See you there!!

Mon Nov 14 05:02pm

 



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Literacy Week Festival & Picnic

Mon Nov 14 04:17pm

 



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Weekly Notices Week 5

Sun Nov 13 10:02am

 



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Library NEWS

Thu Nov 10 12:13pm

Tomorrow (Friday 11th November) the library will close for the year to allow me to undertake the stocktake and prepare for the literacy festival.


Please support your children to return their books to the library – the boxes to do this will be at the top of the stairs.


Yours in books – Tania, Librarian

Pool Key Ballot

Wed Nov 09 03:02pm

Hi Parents/Caregivers


Don’t forget to put your name into the ballot system for a swimming pool key.  Check out the information posted on School Apps 5 days ago.  It closes Next Tuesday 15 November.



If you are wanting to apply for a key which will enable you to use the school pool during out-of-school hours, that is after 3 pm and at the weekends and holidays, the ballot box is open in the school office. The cost is $140.



LUNCHES
Have you tried out the lunches at Happy Rock Cafe yet?  The school website has information, www.gladstone.school.nz or you can go straight to the KINDO app if you are registered. www.mykindo.co.nz

Reporting to Parents Survey

Tue Nov 08 05:02pm

 



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Gladstone Got Talent Audition Schedule

Tue Nov 08 04:03pm

 



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Oh What a Night

Mon Nov 07 05:02pm

 



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Week 4 Notices

Sun Nov 06 10:02am

 



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Gladstone Swimming Pool Key Ballot

Fri Nov 04 04:04pm

 



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Monaghan Gate

Tue Nov 01 04:25pm

Hi everyone


The message should have said the gate will remain open until and including Thursday. The construction work starts early Friday morning. Very sorry about the incorrect message.


 

Monaghan Gate

Tue Nov 01 04:04pm

Dear Parents and Caregivers


We have just been contacted by the construction company that work on the new classrooms will not start until Monday so the entrance will be open for the rest of the week and closed from Monday.


Thank you

Disco Highlights

Tue Nov 01 03:02pm

 



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Oh What a Night

Tue Nov 01 09:37am

 



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Oh What a Night

Mon Oct 31 05:02pm

 



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Notices Week 3. There is a lot of information in this weeks update. Please read carefully. Thank you

Sun Oct 30 10:04am

 



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School Lunches

Fri Oct 28 04:05pm

Good news…


The Happy Rock Café is ready to go! The opening date is next Wednesday, 2 nd November. You can go onto Kindo now if you wish to order ahead. You will see that there is a different menu for the three days.
Lunches can only be purchased online through KINDO. No cash sales, no on-the-day sales. Refer www.mykindo.school.nz


The menu offered is only small at this time while we find our feet again and work out the popular items. We have a dedicated employee who will be running it from the kitchen in the hall. Tai has worked for us before so she will be a familiar friendly face to many of us.


Please note the following:


(1) Lunches will be available three days a week: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
(2) The close-off time for orders is the night before at 6.30 pm. Orders are ONLY available on
Kindo, no cash sales for lunches on the day.
(3) For full details read the information on Kindo. www.mykindo.co.nz


Morning Tea items for Sale


However, morning tea items will be available for cash sales only, on the day, no pre-ordering is available. Children are required to go to the kitchen inside the hall at playtime.
Items for morning tea include:


$2 corn chips
$2.50 sausage roll
$2 hash browns
$3 brownie
$3 Mrs Higgins Cookies


If you have any feedback or comments, please email judith@gladstone.school.nz

Our Local Histories

Fri Oct 28 02:12pm

 



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Library Love

Fri Oct 28 10:10am

We did it – we managed a year of books in the library. It has been so amazing watching the children get back into reading after a technology heavy few lock downs.


LIBRARY timings:


Library closes at the end of week 4 (Friday 11th November)


ALL BOOKS to be returned by Wednesday 23rd November.


Overdue payment notices will be sent out Friday 25th November.


We need to get all the books back in order that we can complete our stocktake in preparation for a fantastic year of reading in 2023.


Yours in books – Tania and Baiemsur, Librarians


 

Summer Cycling

Thu Oct 27 04:06pm

 



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Halloween Disco

Tue Oct 25 05:02pm

 



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Who is keen for some FUN events? Read on…!

Mon Oct 24 05:02pm

 



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Updates Week 2

Mon Oct 24 10:02am

 



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Happy Rock Cafe Postponed

Fri Oct 21 05:36pm

Dear Parents


Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Happy Rock Cafe is not going to be ready to open next week on Wednesday 26 October as planned.  Therefore please hold back your orders until further notice.


We will send out another notice on school apps at the end of next week, 28 October, to let you know our progress and confirm the timing.


We are so sorry for the inconvenience, particularly to the few families who have already placed orders – Kindo will be in touch with you to sort this out.

School Lunches – Happy Rock Cafe

Fri Oct 21 04:03pm

 



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Hi everyone, Can you please remind your children to wear their House tee shirts to school tomorrow for assembly. Thank you

Thu Oct 20 12:15pm

Who is keen for some FUN events? Read on…!

Thu Oct 20 08:57am

 



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Who is keen for some FUN events? Read on…!

Thu Oct 20 08:56am

 



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Who is keen for some FUN events? Read on…!

Thu Oct 20 08:56am

 



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Halloween Disco

Mon Oct 17 05:02pm

 



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Upcoming PTA Meeting

Sun Oct 16 04:02pm

 



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Welcome back to School

Sun Oct 16 10:02am

 



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Upcoming PTA Meeting

Wed Oct 12 05:02pm

 



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Whole School Assembly in the Hall

Sat Oct 01 12:32pm

Yesterday, we had our whole school assembly in our new hall!



Have a fabulous break!

Exciting Updates

Sat Oct 01 10:02am

 



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Calendar Art-Last notice

Thu Sep 29 02:02pm

Have you forgotten to order your calendar art? Today is the last day!!! Orders must close tomorrow at 9am.


Just go to kidsartworks.com and use your unique entrance code to view your child’s art. 


If you have lost your code please email kater@gladstone.school.nz

Incredible Years Attentive Programme (6 Sessions).

Wed Sep 28 05:17pm

In Term Four Julia Langford and Jennifer Browne will be facilitating the Incredible Years Attentive Programme (6 Sessions). This is a free programme funded by the RTLB service/Ministry of Education.


They are able to accept 18 parents on to this programme so please respond ASAP.  Incredible Years Attentive Programme is a universal programme suitable for all parents of 3-8 year olds.  The goals are to support foundation skills of emotion regulation, friendship and communication skills, self confidence/esteem and problem solving.


The sessions will be held on Tuesday mornings starting  25 October Term 4; The sessions are from  9.30am-12pm. The venue is Epsom Normal Primary School



To register for the programme please use the following link:



https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfkZ2GqaFqZ4zgk46yhh6UWA-DkL6mJGLAOvXmxzCwuY7qNKg/viewform


 


If you have any queries please contact :



Jennifer Browne 0212733392
Julia Langford 0226100345

Calendar Art

Tue Sep 27 05:17pm

Have you forgotten to order your calendar art?


Exciting News….Calendar art orders are still being accepted. Orders will be open for four more days. 


It must close Friday 30th September at 9am.


This will be the last chance to order calendars, diaries and cards with your child’s art on them. 


Just go to kidsartworks.com and use your unique entrance code to view your child’s art. 


If you have lost your code please contact kater@gladstone.school.nz and Kate will help you out! 


 


 

Message from the PTA

Sun Sep 25 05:02pm

 



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Updates Week 10

Sun Sep 25 10:02am

 



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How to pay your Gladstone accounts – Kindo Update

Thu Sep 22 06:33pm

WE ARE NO LONGER USING THE EDGE FOR MAKING ANY PAYMENTS. 


Our Kindo School shop has been upgraded behind the scenes and the new personalised accounts are now available.


You will be able to see any outstanding payments on your account using the Fees and Donations icon.


Plus, you can choose to pay in full or make a part payment on these items.


Your child’s room number will be updated for you, so you don’t have to worry about selecting the right room number anymore!


You can still pay for activities, and pay for Oscar as before, but now you can also pay camp fees, other compulsory fees, as well as donations via KINDO. One-stop payments at long last. As before all this can be done in your own time, it is open 24/7.  


Receipts will be emailed to you immediately upon payment for your file reference.


Existing users can log in to your myKindo account.


New users can create an account here.


Read the attachment for more information you need.



New Kindo Guide 2022


 


Judith Howe


Executive Officer


Gladstone Primary School

October Art Class

Wed Sep 21 06:03pm

 



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Message from the PTA

Tue Sep 20 06:04pm

 



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END OF TERM LIBRARY BOOK RETURNS

Tue Sep 20 11:43am

Morena Gladstone Families


Last week I sent out an overdue email notice for any books that need to be returned to the library. I would really appreciate it if you could help your little people search for the books. A good way to track them down is to google an image of the book cover (name of the book and author will be in the overdue email sent to you) and I’m sure they will know exactly where to find them!


Returns can be made to the library AT ANY TIME by slotting the books into the returns box at the top of the first flight of stairs. 


Yours in books


Tania


 


 

We Are Changing the Way You Make Payments on Edge to KINDO

Tue Sep 20 11:32am

Kia ora parents/guardians,


You will be as pleased as we are that at last, we can offer you a one-only system to make all payments through.  We are moving everything to KINDO. 


The financial system via the Edge for donations, tech fees and camp payments etc is now officially switched off.


Currently, your child’s account is being migrated to Kindo and it will be completed for you on Thursday 22nd when you will be able to make all payments on KINDO. 


Please note that items that are normally listed on KINDO (such as OSCAR and school activities) remain unaffected – they are still on KINDO as usual.  We are only referring to the new information. 


 


Judith Howe

Calendar Art

Mon Sep 19 06:04pm

2022 Calendar Art is now complete!


The children and teachers have been working hard over the past term to complete beautiful pieces of art that will be transformed into calendars, cards and diaries. 


All children will bring home an advertising poster today which will have their unique code on it. Simply head to kidsartworks.com  and use your unique entrance code to view your child’s art. 


Items available are…


Calendars – $17.00


Greeting Cards – $17.50


Diaries – $20.00



Examples of these products are on display in the office.


All items make great Christmas presents and are super easy to post to relatives.


All money raised will go to the Gladstone PTA. 


If you have lost your code please contact the office and they will help you out.


Orders close at 9am on Monday 26th September (Week 10). 

Messages for Week 9

Sun Sep 18 11:02am

 



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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Staff Video

Sat Sep 17 12:47pm

Atamārie ki a koutou,


Tuatahi, me mihi ki a koutou mō ō koutou mahi me ō koutou āwhina ki ngā kaupapa maha mō tēnei wiki o te reo Māori. 
Firstly, thank you to all of you for your work & help in supporting this weeks activities for Māori Language Week. 



Rawe te kitea i a koutou e whakanui I ngā kēmu māori ki a rāua ko Matua Harko. 
It’s been so cool watching everyone embrace & enjoy their time with Matua Harko and all the tākaro Māori. 



Hēoi, anei taku kiriata paku e whakakapi tā mātou wiki. Whakanuia! 
Anyways, here’s the link to my small video to end our week. Enjoy! 



https://youtu.be/pbtJw7QMbs8



P.S thanks to everyone who stepped up to the challenge. It was fun. Didn’t get around as much as I would have liked, but thank you to those who I did manage to get to. 


Whaea Angel


Te Reo Teacher

Message from the PTA

Thu Sep 15 06:02pm

 



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Art Classes

Wed Sep 14 06:02pm

 



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GLADSTONE BOARD ELECTIONS PARENT REP RESULTS DECLARATION

Tue Sep 13 04:47pm

The parent representative votes are: (In alphabetical order)


105   Damanpreet Kaur Babbra
220   Joanna Beresford
201   Craig  Dotchin
275   Stephen Gough
109   Courtenay Hurt-Swan
157   Julie Rowe
226   Richard Slade
149   Kimberley Wu


I hereby declare the following duly elected:


Stephen Gough
Richard Slade
Joanna Beresford
Craig Dotchin
Julie Rowe


 


Judith Howe
Returning Officer
Gladstone School

Waterwise Sailing Instructors Needed.

Tue Sep 13 09:09am

Kia ora koutou,


The Western Bays Waterwise Inc are holding their AGM at Pt Chevalier Primary school on Monday September 19th at 6pm.


If you are interested in coming, please let me know. The committee is keen to grow its members so we can continue to provide this fantastic experience for our children. 


Waterwise is a learn to sail programme which our Y6 students currently take part in and is run out of the Pt Chevalier Sailing Club.


If you have some sailing experience or are even an instructor that is great, but we can also provide training.


I look forward to hearing from anyone who is interested.


 


Colin Laing


colinl@gladstone.school.nz


 


 

Calendar Art 2022

Mon Sep 12 06:02pm

2022 Calendar Art is now complete!


The children and teachers have been working hard over the past term to complete beautiful pieces of art that will be transformed into calendars, cards and diaries. 


All children will bring home an advertising poster today which will have their unique code on it. Simply head to kidsartworks.com  and use your unique entrance code to view your child’s art. 


Items available are…


Calendars – $17.00


Greeting Cards – $17.50


Diaries – $20.00


Examples of these products are on display in the office.


All items make great Christmas presents and are super easy to post to relatives. 


All money raised will go to the Gladstone PTA. 


If you have lost your code please contact the office and they will help you out.


Orders close at 9am on Monday 26th September (Week 10). 

Updates Week 8

Sun Sep 11 11:02am

 



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Art Classes

Wed Sep 07 06:10pm

 



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UPDATE for Voting in the Board Elections

Mon Sep 05 02:10pm

Voting closes in three days, on this Wednesday at 4pm, 7th September.  Have you voted yet?


The ballot box is sitting at the reception desk.  If you are comfortable with your child popping it into the box if that is convenient for you, that is ok by us. 

Gladstone’s Got Talent

Mon Sep 05 08:14am

Entries must be submitted via this form only by 3pm on Friday 28 October (Term 4 – Week 2).


Please fill this in with a Parent/Guardian.


Auditions will be held on Tuesday 8 November, Wednesday 9 November, and Thursday 10 November (Term 4 Week 4) from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.



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Week 7 Updates

Sun Sep 04 11:10am

 



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