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Week of 16 December 2014

School Finishes Thursday 18th December 1.00pm - Enjoy a safe and happy holiday.
16th December - School Disco, Whangaparaoa Golf Course 6.00 - 7.30pm.  Door sales available, tickets $5.00 each.
17th December - Year 8 Graduation, 6.00 - 8.00pm for guests, 6.00 - 10.00pm for students.
School Finishes Thursday 18th December 1.00pm - Enjoy a safe and happy holiday.

Week of 9 December 2014

Tuesday 9th December 
Open Evening for Scholastics Book Fair, 6.30 - 8.30pm, come along and do some Xmas shopping.
Monday 15th December 
Class lists and school reports will be given to all students
Tuesday 16th December 
9.30am End of year assembly Wentworth Sports Complex
2.00pm Students visit new classes to meet their 2015 teacher and fellow students.
6.00 - 7.30pm School Disco at Whangaparaoa Golf Club. Door Sales available, tickets $5.00.  Last day for pre order forms to be in is tomorrow 10th December.  Please place your form and money in the box at the office.
Wednesday 17th December
Classes will be involved in a significant amount of shifting of furniture. We would greatly appreciate any parent help.
6.00 - 10.00pm Year 8 Graduation
Thursday 18th December School closes 1.00pm.
Caretaker Position - The school is advertising a caretaker position for 2015. Information available from the school office, e mail office@ghs.school.nz or from the school web site.
Mobile Devices
It's been great to see our school developing the use of devices this year. We are keen to build on our successes. Have a look at our Device Blog to see our focus for next year.
School Holiday Open Hours for Office & Uniform Shop, 27th & 29th January 2015, 9.00am - 3.00pm
Monday 2nd February 2015 - School start date

Week of 2 December 2014

8th - 12th December - Scholastics Book Fair, Xmas shopping before, during and after school in the library, 8.00am - 3.30pm every day.
9th - 12th December - Waterwise for Years 3, 4 & 6. Shakespear Park.
10th December - Board of Trustees Meeting 6.30pm in the Staffroom.
11th December - Year 2 Overnight Camp at school.
16th December End of Term Assembly - Wentworth Sports Complex, 9.30am.  Everyone welcome.

Week of 25 November 2014

1st December - Interschool Athletics, Millennium Centre Albany. 9.30am - 2.00pm.  Students partaking will travel by bus.  Come along and watch your child compete in the Hibiscus Coast Competition.
8th - 12th December "NEWSFLASH" Book Fair is coming every day of week 9  from 8.00am to 3:30pm ..... Christmas Shopping done before and afterschool! Raise money to finish furnishing the Library.
Check out the latest posts about device safety on our iPad blog. http://theipadpod.blogspot.co.nz/
Don't forget to follow us on twitter https://twitter.com/GulfHarbourSch?lang=en
End of Year Assembly - Tuesday 16th December 9.30 - 12.00 noon. 

Week of 18 November 2014

20th November - Whole School Athletics and Pot Luck Dinner. 5.30 - 8.00pm. Families with surnames starting with A - M bring a salad, N - Z bring a dessert.  Come along and enjoy a fun family event.
24th - 28th November - Year 7 Camp to Kaureranga Valley
We are delighted to confirm the profit form our inaugural gala is approximately $19,100.00.
These funds will be spent on shade and planting in the school, classroom technology and the start of our school hall fund. Thank you for all your wonderful support.

Week of 11 November 2014

20th November - Whole School Athletics Day. There is a letter going home today with details and a parent help form to return. The day starts at 9.00am - 3.00pm and finishes with a shared picnic dinner from 5.30 - 8.00pm. Please come along and enjoy this day and evening with your children.

Keeping Devices Safe
It's great to see students bringing their devices to school. They are a powerful tool to help our learning. It's important that they stay safe so here are some important reminders to consider. Keep your device in your school bag between home and the classroom. We don't want to see them dropped. Use a case for protection. Make sure that they are locked away at interval and lunch. Student's need to remeber this. Consider engraving the device for easy identification. Activate the  'Find my iPad' feature on the device so that it can be located if lost.
Here is a video showing you what to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVD32TfuMcE
I have also put this information on my blog, same link as above.

Class Placements 2015

Through the month of November we look to set the school up for the coming year, part of this is the construction of classes. Whilst we do not yet have a complete picture how this will look, we do offer the opportunity for parents to input into this. Please do this in writing and direct all corrospondence to Jane Cochrane – Deputy Principal, j.cochrane@ghs.school.nz

Week of 21 October 2014

21st October - Using Devices Evening 7:30pm tonight in the staffroom. Are you interested in how we are using devices at Gulf Harbour School? Check out our Blog http://theipadpod.blogspot.co.nz/
  • Are you considering purchasing a device for your child?
  • Do you want to know more about some of the productive learning apps?
  • Would you like to know how we are using Google Docs and Hapara to create an effective work flow in the classroom?
22nd October - PTA Meeting, very important for all stall holders to please attend, 7.15pm in the Staffroom.
24th October - Freaky Friday Mufti Day. Come dressed crazily or colourfully (like our Gala Posters).  Instead of a gold coin donation we will be requesting a $2.00 item that can be used as prizes in our games at the Gala.  For example: erasers, stickers, balls, lollies, chocolates, etc.  Only 1 item per family is necessary. Thank you for your support with this.  
25th October - Gala Drop off to Room 4, 2.00 - 4.00pm. Please clear out your cupboards for toys, games, clothes, small items of furniture etc, (all in good, clean and working order please).
27th October - School Closed, Labour Day Holiday

Week of 14 October 2014

18th October - Beach Clean Up 11.00am - 2.00pm Okoromai, Little Manly or Stanmore Bay. Collect rubbish bags, gloves or get a squirt of sanitiser, stop by for a free sausage or fresh baking at any of the 3 beaches. Organised by Room 23. 
21st October - Using Devices Evening 7:30pm in the staffroom Are you interested in how we are using devices at Gulf Harbour School? Check out our Blog http://theipadpod.blogspot.co.nz/
  • Are you considering purchasing a device for your child?
  • Do you want to know more about some of the productive learning apps?
  • Would you like to know how we are using Google Docs and Hapara to create an effective work flow in the classroom?
Friday 7th November - Teacher Only Day - School will be closed. If numbers are favourable we will have our Before and After School Care operating. Our programme will be open from 7.00am to 6.00pmShould you require this service, the final day for booking is Friday 24th October, please emailasc@ghs.school.nz

Week of 23 September 2014

Saturday 18th October - Coastal Beach Clean Up 11.00am - 2.00pm. Room 23 want to help make a difference to our beaches and save our birds, marine animals and the environment by picking up rubbish. They need the Hibiscus Coast community to help! We would love you to take photos of all the rubbish you collect and send it to our teachers email: y.cassidy@ghs.school.nz
Subscribe to our blog thesuperherogeneration.blogspot.co.nz or our twitter feed @superkids023 or check out of our event on the Clean Coast Facebook page.
Using Devices Are you interested in how we are using devices at Gulf Harbour School? Are you considering purchasing a device for your child? Do you want to know more about some of the productive learning apps? Would you like to know how we are using Google Docs and Hapara to create an effective work flow in the classroom? We are running a devices evening Week 2 next term. Tuesday 21st October 7:30pm in the staffroom. Check out our Blog http://theipadpod.blogspot.co.nz/
Follow us on Twitter @GulfHarbourSch
School closes Friday 26th September, 3.00pm, reopens Monday 13th October 9.00am. Enjoy the school holidays with your families.
The Mobile Dental Unit will be on site at school during Term 4.

Week of 16 September 2014

This term we will hold our end of term assemblies at school within our teams. Parents will be notified of the various times these will occur. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Advance reminder: Teacher Only Day Friday 7th November - School will be closed.
24th September Douche Dance Concert: Year 2 - 6 girls will be performing the dances they have learnt this term at the Whangaparaoa Golf Club, 1337 Whangaparaoa Road.
Junior concert (Year 2) 5.30 - 5.50pm
Senior concert (Year 3 - 6) 7.00 - 7.45pm
All welcome. Donation at the door for the programme. Enquiries ph Judith 4243009 or 027 6715881
The senior students, our Year 7 & 8's are desperately raising money to support their EOTC programs.   We are asking that our school community helps to support them.  If the seniors are able to raise $500 there will be a lunchtime ceremony to shave off the 'beard', belonging to Mr Barrow!  If they are able to raise $600 some lucky students will get to pull the wax strips off his legs.  You can help us out by pledging or donating some money to get a ticket to 'operation shave' and have the chance to be involved in the shave!  Senior students will be coming around the classes in the mornings to collect any donations that you are able to make. Thank you.
Skateboards and scooters. We are allowing skateboards and scooters to be used during breaks in a designated area of the school. Students should ensure they wear a helmet.

Week of 9 September 2014

9th September - Parent Coffee Group in the Staffroom, 9.00 - 10.30am.  Preschoolers very welcome.  Come along and enjoy time with other parents from our school, coffee provided. 
10th September - Gold Coin Bandanna Mufti Day - dress up and wear your banadanna, bring along your favourite soft toy dressed up.   All proceeds go to helping children with cancer.
10th September New Families Evening - please RSVP to c.brown@ghs.school.nz for attendance to our evening next Thursday 18th September.  Invite sent home last Thursday.
16th September - Year 7 & 8 Speech Competition at Silverdale.
End of Term Assembly - 25th September at Wentworth Sports Complex, 9.30 - 11.00am

Week of 2 September 2014

4th September Inter-School Cross Country - 10:00am - 2:00pm at Shakespeare Regional Park for our year 5 - 8 representatives.  Please ensure all students attending have returned their persmission slips to Mr Barrow.
9th September - Year 8 Girls HPV Immunisations
10th September - Gold Coin Bandana Mufti Day.  Purchase your bandana now to wear on mufti day (only $2.00 each) from outside the school office before and after school and during break times.

Week of 26 August 2014

27th August - Wacky Wheels Wednesday, dress up, bring your wheels & helmet and a bottle or can of drink for the Gala. Small can or bottle per child, large bottle per family.
4th September Year 5 - 8 Coast Cross Country Interschool Championships  - Shakespeare Park
Carpark Problems - Parents are reminded the “drop and go” park area in both car parks is for the purpose stated. Please do not park in this area if your stay is longer than a few minutes. Please do not leave your vehicle.

Week of 19 August 2014

Welcome to our Japanese students who arrived yesterday and will be attending our school for the next two weeks.
21st August - School Cross Country - whole school participation. Year 0 - 2 students will travel by bus to Shakespear Park, every child has been invoiced $2.00 on their account to cover transportation costs.
The following food will be available to purchase at the park:
Red Nose Cupcakes - $2.00 each, all proceeds go to Cure Kids.
Sausage Sizzle - $2.00 each
26th August - Parent Coffee Group in the Staffroom - 9.00 - 10.30am.  Preschoolers very welcome.
27th August - Wacky Wheels Wednesday - as well as dressing in mufti (as wacky as you want!) you get to bring your wheels to school too (bikes, scooters, skateboards, roller skates or Heelies and of course your HELMETS). Instead of a gold coin donation, we will be asking for a bottle or can, per family, of fizzy drink eg. Fanta, Sprite, L&P. These will be used as prizes in some of the wonderful and weird games that will be on offer at our GALA on 1st November. Thank you for your continued support.

Week of 12 August 2014

13th August - Jar & bottle donation. This week we are requesting donations of a jar or bottle of something: eg. a bottle of soy sauce/sweet chilli sauce/wine, etc or a jar of jam, chutney, preserves, etc. Does not have to be food, bubble bath, liquid soaps, all greatly appreciated.  Please ensure the expiry dates are after December 2014.  One donation per family. Thank you for your support for our Gala on 1st November.
14th August - Red Nose Cupcakes for Sale inside the Stadium during morning tea time, $2.00 each.  All proceeds will go to Cure Kids raising money for children with cancer.
15th August - Class Photos will be taken from 9.00am.  Please ensure students are wearing the correct uniform and suitable footwear.
21st August Schoolwide Cross Country Shakespear Park - notices will be sent home later this week with details.
School Donations
We wish to clarify that an additional draw (Rainbows End Family pass) will be held at the end of this term for any parent who has paid their school donation ie. Terms 1,2 & 3. Our hope is those who have not yet paid will be encouraged to do so. The draw will be for all families who have paid their donation so far this year.

Week of 5 August 2014

6th August - PTA Gala Meeting, 7.15pm in the staffroom. We need more help with running stalls for our Gala on 1st November. Please come along if you are a stall holder or wish to be one.  Coffee provided.Saturday 10th August is drop off day for any donations for the gala, eg. clothes, books, toys, bricabrac.  Please make sure goods are clean and in good condition. They can be dropped off at the two classrooms by the netball courts.
7th August - Board Meeting in the Staffroom 6.30pm.
12th August - Netball Tournament, Year 4, 5, 6. Edith Hopper Park, Manly.
15th August - Class Photos - please make sure you have returned your photolife prepaid envelope with the correct money to the school office.

Week of 29 July 2014

30th July, Wacky Wednesday Mufti Day - dress up and wear a wacky hat and bring along a bag of lollies or a chocolate bar per family, instead of a gold coin donation.  The lollies will be used at the school Gala in November.
Drop off zone for all Gala items - (clean out your cupboards, clean and unbroken items only please), leave at the classrooms by the netball courts on a Tuesday morning, 8.30 - 9.15am.
31st July, Year 8's visit to Whangaparaoa College.
All families who pay their School Donation during Term 3 or have paid it during Term 2 will go in a draw at our end of term assembly to win 2 Adult and 2 child's super passes to Rainbows End. Pay your donation in full and receive 10% discount off all uniform purchases and school activities. Families who paid their donation in Term 1 went in the draw at our Term 1 assembly to win one of two ipads.

Dates to Diarise 
4th - 16th August, Living in the Moment - photography exhibition at the Whangaparaoa Library by our very own GHS student, Tiana Thorpe from Room 21. An aspiring young wildlife photographer.  
6th August PTA Gala Meeting, 7.15pm the staffroom. Everyone who is running a stall or would like to be involved in other ways is very welcome to attend. The gala is on Saturday 1st November.
15th August Photolife Class Photos - envelopes will be sent home this week.
21st August Whole School Cross Country - details to follow.
Remember to follow us on Twitter @GulfharbourSch 

Week of 22 July 2014

22nd July, PTA Meeting - 7.30pm in the Staffroom.  All welcome to attend, come along and be part of our organisation for the School Gala.
24th July, Rippa Rugby Tournament - Silverdale Rugby Club, Years 3 - 6.
28th July, Ronald McDonald Road Safety visit at school for all Year 1 & 2 students.
29th July, Parent Coffee Group in the Staffroom -  come along and enjoy the company of other parents in the school.  Pre schoolers very welcome.
30th July, Wacky Hat Wednesday - wear a crazy hat and bring along a packet of lollies or chocolate bar for our school gala instead of a gold coin donation.
Homestay Families Needed please to host teenage boys from Japan 19th - 31st August.
If you have a spare room in your house and a boy of your own that lives at home, could you be talked into hosting for us? There mustn't be another Japanese speaking student in the house and we would have to ask you to fill in a few forms and agree to be police vetted.
You would receive $220 per week for the student.
You don't have to have children at our school. The students attend normal school days and will spend time with you at the weekend and in the evening. We have been hosting visits from Ritsumeikan Junior High School for a few years now and the young people have been delightful.
If you are interested, please get in touch with Dagmar Goodall, d.goodall@ghs.school.nz

Week of 24 June 2014

Disaster Plaster Returns - can we PLEASE have all unsold plasters and/or money returned to the office.
25th June - Wacky Wednesday Mufti Day Cancelled, due to 6 classes away on trips.
1st July - Gulf Harbour School J Rock Group presenting at the Aotea Centre.
3rd July - End of Term Assembly - Wentworth College Sports Complex, 9.30 - 11.00am.
4th July - School Finishes for Term 2, 3.00pm.
17th July - Gulf Harbour School Uniform Shop and Office open for new enrolments and purchases.
21st July - School starts back for Term 3.

Week of 17 June 2014

Disaster Plaster Fundraiser - Last few days to sell your plasters.  Please make sure all money and any unsold plasters are returned to the office by this Friday 20th June.
17th & 19th June Parent Teacher Interviews, please make sure you are on time for your interviews to enable you to have the full 15 minutes interview time.
23rd - 27th June Year 6 Camp to Kawau Island
25th June - Wacky Wednesday Mufti Day, gold coin donation.
End of Term Assembly - Thursday 3rd July, 9.30 - 11.00am.  Wentworth College Sports Complex

Week of 10 June 2014

Parent / Teacher Interviews Technical Error
Unfortunately due to a technical error we have had to reset the Parent/Teacher Interviews. Same dates (Tuesday 17th June & Thursday 19th June) and times apply except interviews will start at 2.00pm on the Tuesday. Please go to the Website and enter the following:
www.schoolinterviews.co.nz & enter the Event Code: UL2DL Please re enter your interview times in the new event setting.  We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused.
School will close at 1.00pm on Tuesday 17th June. If you can assist by collecting or having your child walk home early it would be appreciated.
No child will be sent home early without your written consent.
All children will be supervised on site unless you consent for your child to leave school at 1.00pm.
A note will be sent home today to complete if your child is to go home early.

10th June, 7.00 - 7.30pm in the Staffroom - J Rock Meeting for all parents of students involved, (all Stadium Parents and parents of Year 5 & 6's in the production) 
10th June, 7.30 - 8.30pm - PTA Meeting in the Boardroom (next to the Staffroom). If you would like to be part of our parent team helping out or organising our school Gala in November, please come along.
Disaster Plasters Fundraiser
Yesterday your child bought home a bag containing attractive latex free plaster strips in both individual boxes and purse packs, designed for kids but will look great on any parent as well.  There are 50 plaster strips per box in two different sizes as we know disasters come in different sizes as well. The prices for selling them are as follows:
Individual boxes sell for $5.00 each
Twin purse packs sell for $5.00 each
If each class of 25 students sell their 20 boxes there is a return of $1000.00 per class to the school.
17th June Hearing & Vision Testing - New entrants and Year 7's

Week of 27 May 2014

Wacky Wednesday Mufti Day tomorrow, 27th May - Come dressed in your wackiest outfit - no need to buy anything special just see how creative you can get with what you already have at home. Gold Coin donation please.
Board of Trustees Meeting, 29th May 6.30pm in the Staffroom.
Parents Inc. 29th May, 7.00pm - 9.00pm in the school staffroomstarting this Thursday, May 29th have offered to run a Toolbox parenting course for parents in Term 2 at our school.  This course is a 6 week course run on.  It is a positive, practical and fun course and recommended to all those involved with parenting children of these ages. The cost for the 6 weeks plus a manual and 1 year's subscription to The Parenting Magazine is $67.50 for one or $90 for a couple. Interested, please book online atwww.theparentingplace.com
A huge thank you to our hard working PTA Committee who organised a very successful Quiz night, heaps of fun had by everyone. $2520.00 was raised!  If you are interested helping with our fundraising events, as well as having a good time with other parents at our school,  please come along to the next PTA meeting on 22nd July at 7.30pm.
Look out for our June Newsletter coming out with details for our 2014 school gala!!

Week of 20 May 2014

20th May - Year 7 & 8 Immunisations - Boostrix (Year 7's) & HPV (Year 8 Girls only).
23rd May - Quiz Night Whangaparaoa Golf Club, 7.00pm
27th May - Parent Morning Tea, 9.00am in the Staffroom
28th May - Wacky Wednesday Mufti Day - gold coin donation
Sunday 25th May, School Fundraiser Hobbs Wharf Market - 10.00am - 2.00pm
Titanic Slide, Horizontal Bungy & Mini Jeeps.  Plus Candy Floss, popcorn, sausage sizzle & bake sale.
Together with our favourite market stalls & live music. The Anchorage, off Pinecrest Drive, Gulf Harbour
Are you interested in learning the skills of a barrista and helping to run our Cafe onsite at school? Professional training will be given. Please contact Bronwyn, office@ghs.school.nz or phone 428 0202, Ext 700

Week of 13 May 2014

13th May - Year 6 Camp Meeting in the Staffroom.
23rd May - Quiz Night, Whangaparaoa Golf Club, 7.00pm.  Purchase your tickets now from the office, $25 each, 8 people per table, includes a generous antipasto platter and two bottles of wine per table. Cash bar available. Last day for purchasing tickets - Tuesday 20th May. Only 5 tables left.
Mathletics - non payments
  • Non paying students have already had their access removed to Mathletics.
  • Non paying parents have until the end of this week,16th May to pay (access to Mathletics will then be reissued).  If still not paid, accounts will be reversed for the Mathletics amount.
MoveM Prove - we are really excited to bring North Harbour Gymnastics into our school.  Year 0 - 6 classes will have the opportunity to take part in these sessions once a week until the end of term. MoveM Prove sessions are designed to improve literacy within the classroom while focussing on the technics of tumbling, rolling, co-ordination, balancing and speed.  
This has been offered to our school for $2.50 per child, per week, bringing this to a total of $15.00 for the term.  Our kiwi sport funding has enabled us to provide this programme for your children at this very reasonable price. Payment for these sessions will be invoiced to your child's account.  Should you wish your child to not participate, please inform their classroom teacher.
School Uniform - We are looking to make some changes / improvements to our uniform this year. If you are interested in joining our committee and have some available time and ideas, please email: http://j.vincent@ghs.school.nz

Week of 6 May 2014

6th May - PTA Meeting, 7.30pm in the Staffroom, all welcome.
13th May - Year 6 Parent Camp Meeting, 7.00pm in the Staffroom.
Entertainment Book Flyers going home today.  If you do not wish to receive  a book, please complete the form and return to the office by Friday 9th May.

Week of 25 March 2014

26th March Wacky Wednesday Mufti Day - the last Wednesday of every month.  28th May, 25th June, 30th July, 27th August, 24th September, 29th October & 26th November.  Please bring along a gold coin donation.  No need to buy any special clothes, colour your hair or wear odd socks.
26th March - Parent Morning Tea in the Staffroom, 9.00 - 11.00am.
27th March - Board Meeting in the Staffroom, 6.30pm
Nature's First Aid lotion is available from both receptions for $17.00, retails for $19.95 in the shops.  Great blend of herbal oils and essences that help ease and soothe skin irritations.  Ideal for chicken pox.
Date to remember, 7th April - 7.00 - 9.00pm Joseph Driessen Parent Evening
"Parenting Boys for Success at School". Whangaparaoa Golf Club, $10.00 Entry Fee.  Please contact the office to purchase tickets, office@ghs.school.nz  or phone 428 0202, Ext 700. 

Week of 18 March 2014

PTA Meeting Tonight - Tuesday 18th March, 7.30pm in the Staffroom. All welcome to attend. Come along and be part of deciding the future fundraising ideas for the school. Any ideas welcome.
Teacher Only Day - Monday 7th April. School will be closed.  Should you require care we have our onsite childcare programme which will be run from 7.00am to 6.00pm on this day. Please contact either Sue or Jenny on asc@ghs.school.nz should you wish to make a booking.
Board Meeting - 27th March, 6.30pm in the Staffroom.

Week of 11 March 2014

Chicken Pox in the school - We have quite a few cases of chicken pox in the school. Because of your child’s possible exposure, the health department recommends that you watch your child for the signs and symptoms of the disease. High fever, fatigue, lack of appetite and being generally unwell.  This is quickly followed (usually within 24 hours) by the development of a red rash.  The rash usually appears on the chest and/or back first, later spreading to the face, scalp, arms and legs.
If you suspect your child is ill with chickenpox, please inform the school and keep your child home. Your child should remain out of school until all of the chickenpox lesions have crusted over (usually about 5 days).
Gulf Harbour School PTA Inaugural Meeting - tonight 11th March, 7.30pm in the Staffroom - Interested??? Come along and see why we need a PTA and the exciting fundraising ideas for 2014.
Parent Morning Tea - 12th March 9.00am. All welcome, come along and meet other parents in the school.  Enjoy a coffee and homebaking. Coffee group runs every fortnight on a Wednesday.
HPV Immunisations for Year 8 Girls - 18th March. Only those students who have returned the vaccination consent forms will be immunised.

Week of 4 March 2014

2014 Term Assembly Dates
Term 1   Monday 14th April
Term 2  Thursday 3rd July
Term 3  Thursday 25th September
Term 4  Tuesday 16th December
Our end of term assemblies are held at Wentworth Sports Complex and commence at 9.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend. All students walk to down to assembly unless it is rainning, in which case we shuttle students down by bus.  If for some reason we need to make any changes to these dates, you will be notified by email.

Week of 25 February 2014

Meet the Teacher Family Night - Wednesday 26th February Shakespear Park, 5.30 - 7.30pm.  Bring along a picnic dinner or cook on the BBQ's provided.  Bouncy castles and activites provided.
Senior School Swimming Sports - Wednesday 26th February Leisure Centre
Rainbow themed Mufti Day - Friday 28th February in support of Kiara's Angel Walk (Sunday 2nd March around the Orewa Estuary) to raise donations for Child Cancer. Dress up in your favourite rainbow colours and please bring along a gold coin donation.
Year 5 Camp to Whatipu, 3rd - 5th March Room 17, 5th - 7th March Room 26.

Week of 18 February 2014

Gulf Harbour Playtime & Coffee Group - Every Wednesday during Term time 9.00 - 12.00 in Rooms 8 & 9.  Everyone welcome, there is a sectioned off area for Mums with small babies where toddlers can still be seen.  $1.00 per child plus a small donation for tea and coffee - run by volunteer mums.
19th February Parent Presentation on Finance - If you would like to understand, discuss, clarify or make suggestions around Finance at Gulf Harbour School, there are 2 meetings : 9.00am & 5.30pm in the staffroom.
20th February Board Meeting in the staffroom, 6.30 - 9.00pm
19th - 21st February Water Safety Years 1 & 2 at Shakespear Park - 11.00am - 12.30pm. Please note students are walking to Shakespear Park.  Please remember sun hats, suntan lotion and water bottles.
Stationery ($45.00) & Mathletics ($25.00) Payments - please note these two items need to be paid for by Friday 28th February.

Week of 11 February 2014

Wednesday 12th Feb - Parents @ School Morning Tea, 9.00am in the staffroom.  Pre-schoolers very welcome, come along and meet new families in our school.
Wednesday 12th Feb - Year 5 Camp Meeting in the Staffroom, 7.30pm. Parents and students welcome.
Friday 14th February - Hearing & Vision Testing for 5 year olds. Waitemata Health Nurses on site for the testing.
Tuesday 18th February - Cyber Buster Performance, $3.00 per student to be paid to the office.  If you do not wish your child to attend, please let the classroom teacher know.
Statements will be posted out this week along with an "On Board" phamplet explaining School Donation.
School Mufti Day raising funds for Child Cancer in memory of Kiara - Friday 28th February.  Dress up in rainbow colours.
Kiara's Angel Walk Sunday 2nd March
A charity walk around Te Ara Tahuna Orewa estuary walkway followed by a Family Funday at Western Reserve. Themes are purple, rainbows and butterflies - dress up and have some fun!
A great family day out for a good cause.
Walk starts at 9am / Family Funday 10am-1pm
All proceeds to the Child Cancer Foundation.
Buy tickets at www.angelwalk.co.nz

Week of 4 February 2014

Welcome back to school for 2014.  This is our first Porthole for the term, for all new families to the school, you will receive this every Tuesday detailing events & activites for the week.  
Wednesday 5th February, 11.30am - 2.30pm - whole school lunch @ Shakepear Park. All children will walk, parent help very welcome.  Swimming will be supervised and only available to those students who have permission by bringing their togs.
Thursday 6th February - Waitangi Day SCHOOL CLOSED
Future Activity Tuesday 18th February - Soren Bennick Productions will be doing 2 school performances on digital citizenship and inclusion.  The popular team do 'HI REZ COMES TO EARTH' for Years 1 to 3 and 'CYBER BUSTERS' the anti-CYBER-bullying show for Year 4 - 8.  The cost will be $3.00 per students, this will be invoiced on your accounts. Please let the office know if you do not want your child to attend.