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Week of 24 February 2015

Tuesday 3rd March - Year 8 Girls HPV Vaccination (Round 1)
Wednesday 4th March - Years 5 - 8 School Swimming Sports, Leisure Centre.  $7.00 per child to be paid before the event.  Go to our School Shop: https://shop.tgcl.co.nz
3 Way Interviews Years 1 - 8 / Goal setting
Wednesday 4th March, 3.30 - 5.30pm & 6.10 - 8.00pm       Thursday 5th March 3.30pm - 6.00pm
This is an opportunity to learn more about your child and be involved in their goal setting.
Our students have spent the first 3-4 weeks of the school year finding out more about themselves and how they learn.  They would like to share this with you. 
The interviews will have two parts.  Firstly students will share what they have discovered and then there will be a chance for the student, teacher and parents/caregivers to discuss and set 2 or 3 goals for the child to focus on.  These goals will be based around the values, skills and attitudes needed for learning. 
We value your input into your child’s learning and ask that you make time to attend these interviews.  Please visit the www.schoolinterviews.co.nz to book a time. Event Code: F72FQ

Week of 17 February 2015

Thursday 19th February
  • School Shop Help Session, 1.00 - 3.00pm. Come into the school office during this time and we will help you with any queries, show you how to access the school shop to make your payments and hopefully make life easier for you.
  • Board of Trustees Meeting6.30pm in the Boardroom.
  • PTA Wine & Cheese Evening, 7.00pm in the staffroom. Come along and meet the PTA members and find out about the exciting events they have planned for 2015 and how you can be part of a great team of parents helping our school.
Friday 20th February, Rainbow Themed Mufti Day - Gold Coin Donation in support of Child Cancer. Dress up in your favourite colours.
Monday 23rd Feb - Friday 27th Feb, Year 3 & 4 Camp to Shakespear $90 (2 camps), Year 5 Camp to Whatipu $155 (2 camps).  Last day for payment is tomorrow Wednesday 18th February.  Please go online to our school shop and select School Camps: https://shop.tgcl.co.nz 
Wednesday 4th March - Years 5 - 8 School Swimming Sports $7.00. Payment can be made through the school shop. Last day for payment is 27th February.
Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th March - 3 Way Interviews, bookings will be open from Thursday 19th February, please visit the following link:
http://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter the Event Code: F72FQ.
Thursday 12th March, 7.15 - 9.30pm at GHS. Understanding your Child's Personality, buy your tickets now $10.00 through the school shop. For further information visit:

Week of 10 February 2015

Stationery - It has been good to see nearly all children with their stationery. For those who have yet to action this – it would be good to purchase it this week. Children and classes are underway.
Click here to view the Stationery list: http://www.gulfharbour.school.nz/index.php?page=stationery
Tuesday 10th February - PTA Meeting, 7.00pm in the Staffroom.  New faces very welcome to join our keen group of parents who have so much fun orgainising and raising funds for our school.  Come along and find out the exciting events they have planned for 2015 - a great way to meet and socialize with other families in the school.
Wednesday 11th February - Year 3, 4 & 5 Parent Camp Meetings (Shakepear & Whatipu). 7.00 - 8.00pm in Rooms 8 & 9.
Thursday 12th February - School in the Park, 5.30 - 8.00pm. Come and enjoy a fun family night at the beach. An opportunity to meet other families in your child's class and in the school community. Pack a picnic or grab fish n' chips - bring your togs. Bouncy castles, tug of war and other sports to play.
The PTA will have a variety of hot food for sale (CASH ONLY). Sausages sizzle, burgers and a selection of cold drinks.
Friday 20th February - Mufti Day (Gold Coin Donation) to raise funds for Child Cancer. Kiara's Angel Walk is a local event and consists of a walk around the Te Ara Tahuna estuary walkway in Orewa culminating in a Family Funday at nearby Western Reserve. This is an annual event now in it's fourth year which raises money for the Child Cancer Foundation in memory of Kiara Morgan, a local girl who lost her battle with cancer just before her 5th birthday.
Dress up in your favourite rainbow colours - Kiara loved purple and butterflies.
Wednesday 4th March, 10.00am - 2.30pm Senior School (Yr 5 - 8) Swimming Sports at Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre.  Competitive and non-competitive events.  Cost is $7.00 per child, please go to the School Shop to make this payment: https://shop.tgcl.co.nz/shop/login  Notices with information will be sent out this Friday.
GHS Cheerleading:  Students at GHS have an exciting opportunity to be part of the GHS cheerleading squad.  Ashleigh from the Pacific Cheerleaders will be coming to GHS every Monday lunchtime to coach and train those students interested.  More information will be given out the Thursday to those students who are keen.
School Uniform - We are currently revising the GHS uniform, this is a lengthly process, we will advise you of the changes once they are confirmed.  All uniform will have our school logo embroidered onto it.  We do have a new bucket hat made of a light weight fabric, which will be available for sale in approximately three weeks.  This will be our only school hat.

Week of 3 February 2015

Welcome to 2015.  A special welcome to our new families. We trust you feel very settled and comfortable within our school.  It is just the best thing when we see the children arrive, the school breathes back into life and we start what is going to be our best year yet.  This “Porthole” newsletter goes out every week, whilst monthly we send a more comprehenisve newsletter “Ahoy”.
Breakfast Club, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, starting tomorrow Wednesday 4th February.  Available for all children who do not have breakfast at home.  Time: 8.00 - 8.45am in Rooms 8 & 9. We do need parent and grandparent helpers who would please be able to help out on these mornings. Reply email or contact the school office, 428 0202, Ext: 700.
PTA MEETING Tuesday 10th February.
7.00pm in the staff room. All welcome - we would love to see some new faces!
School in the Park Thursday 12th February, 5.30 - 8.00pm, Shakespeare Park. Come and enjoy a fun family night at the beach. An opportunity to meet other families in your child's class and in the school community. Pack a picnic or grab fish n chips - bring your togs. Bouncy castles, tug of war and other sports to play.
School Camps 
We have Years 3, 4 & 5 camps this term (Week 4,  23rd – 27th February). Separate promotion has been sent out today with the children. A parent evening giving detail of these camps is to be held Wednesday 11th February 7.00pm.
School Shop
Reminder to start using the school shop for all payments of various trips, camps, events and activities. A link is available from the school web site or by clicking: 
Reminder the class stationery list is available from the school website or by ordering on line. Click here: