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Week of 27 August 2013

TEACHER ONLY DAY - 6th September, SCHOOL CLOSED. Child Care Programme will be run on Friday the 6th, at Gulf Harbour School by Holiday Fun from 7.30am - 6.00pm, $30.00 per child. Morning and afternoon tea supplied, children to bring their own lunch. Activites, games, baking all included in the days programme.  Please email office@ghs.school.nz or phone 428 0202, Ext 700 to book your child into care. If you would like to have a look at the schedule for the day, please see Bronwyn in the school office.
Holiday Fun is offering a 2 week FREE trial for Morning Care from the weeks of Monday 26th August till Thursday 5th September. This opportunity is perfect for any parents who have considered taking their child to a Morning Care but have not taken the next step – please take this opportunity to discover easy care free mornings. For more information please ring Holiday Fun on (09) 443 538 or view their website at www.holidayfun.co.nz.
28th August - Gulf Harbour Playtime Coffee Group - Wednesday's 9.00am - Midday in Rm's 8 & 9. Come along and meet new Mums, have a coffee and let your children play.
28th August - Room 6 trip to Victor Eaves
30th August - Stadium trip to Motat
Dental Consent Forms must be returned promptly to the school office please so dental treatment for your child can be completed.
The use of Mobile Devices - Wondering how devices are being used effectively at Gulf Harbour School? Follow the iPadpod blog here... http://theipadpod.blogspot.co.nz
Watch Gulf Harbour School on TV3 - Cure Kids
Click this link to watch GHS on TV3s Cure Kids special. Push the slider across 37 minutes for some magic. Well done to Harvey and Jackson from The Stadium (Room 16) GHS for Cure Kids!

Week of 20 August 2013

20th August - Japanese Students arrive from Ritsumeikan Moriyama, Japan for 3 weeks.
21st August - Photolife Class Photos will be taken.  Please ensure students are wearing correct Gulf Harbour School uniform - teal polo shirts and tidy footwear.
21st August - Gulf Harbour School Parent Morning Tea.  Staffroom 9.00 - 10.30am. Pre-schoolers welcome.
21st August - Playtime Coffee Group Room's 8 & 9, 9.00am - midday. $1/child + $1 donation/coffee. Run by volunteer local Mums. Sarah 021 0294 9801 or Rebecca 021 0239 2969 for further details.
23rd August - Wheels Day, skateboards and scooters only.  Students must wear helmets, knee and elbow pads optional.
We currently have a number of students who are away with either the flu (very high temperatures) or a tummy bug. Please ensure you keep your child home should they show any signs of being unwell.

Week of 13 August 2013

Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th August Year 7 Production - SPACE - 7.00pm at Whangaparaoa College.  Door sales available $10 Adults, $5 Child.  Cafe open with delicious hot and cold food: sushi, club sandwiches, carrot and chocolate cakes, mars bar slice, scones, hot savouries, drinks including wine, confectionary, popcorn.  CASH only please.  Come along for an early dinner before the show, open from 6.00pm and during intermission.
15th August Annual School Cross Country Day for Whole School - Shakespear Park. Sausages, drinks and iceblocks will be available for sale. Please bring CASH. Years 0 - 2 will be using private transport, Years 3 - 8 are walking, departing school at 9.15am and returning from the park at 2.00pm. Please ensure your child wears their team colour, sports shoes are advised.  Children are to bring plenty to drink and warm clothes to put on afterwards.
19th August Year's 6, 7 & 8 Parents Evening, 7.00pm in the Staffroom. This is an evening dedicated to your child's preadolescent years. Cake & coffee provided. 

Week of 6 August 2013

7th August - Parent Morning Tea 9.00am in the Staffroom. Come along and enjoy morning tea and meet other parents.
7th & 8th August - Student Led Conferences - make sure you have booked your conference times. (spaces still available) http://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/ 
Are you considering purchasing a device or wondering how we are using them at school?
Do you want some ideas about using them productively at home or what apps to buy? Max Brown will be available in the Board Room (next to the Staffroom)  throughout Student Led Conferences to answer questions.
8th August - Wheels Day. Encourage your child to scooter or skateboard to school, helmets are compulsory, safety pads optional. At lunchtime they will get the chance to ride around the courts.
9th August - Mufti Red Nose Day Oddlympics. Dress up in RED mufti and bring a donation in support of Cure KIDS, a fundraiser to help children who live with life threatening illnesses. Baking will be available for sale at morning tea time.  We would appreciate any help please of baking to sell,  please leave at the Food Tech Room before 9.00am.  Food Day lunch orders will be as usual with order forms going home on Thursday and all proceeds going to Cure KIDS.
12th August - Bootcamp Meet and Greet. 9.15am in Rooms 8 & 9. Come along on Monday and meet Michelle who is dedicated to creating fun and fantastic exercise programmes that everyone can participate in regardless of fitness levels.  Bring your friends and pre-schoolers for a no obligation "meet and greet" in a relaxed atmosphere, where your questions will be answered.
12th, 13th & 14th August - GHS Year 7 Production SPACE. Get your tickets now by placing your order form and money in the box at the school office. Delicious hot & cold food available before and during intermission. Audlts $10, Children $5.