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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