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Week of 31 March 2015

 School Finishes Thursday 2nd April, 3.00pm, returning Monday 20th April.
Notices from the PTA
  • Thursday 2nd April - Easter Egg Hunt for the whole school, $2.00 to participate. Everyone will be a winner.
  • Olive Oil Fundraiser - Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraiser. Olive oil will be at school for collection early next term.

Week of 24 March 2015

Thursday 26th March Swim Champs. Our competing Year 5 - 8 students will be representing our school at the Coast Meet.  This will be held at the Northern Arena in Silverdale and we would like to warmly welcome all parents.
Thursday 26th March Olive Oil Fundraiser forms Reminder: All Olive Oil order forms and payments need to be returned to the front office by Thursday 26th March. Please support our fundraising. Anyone ordering 4 or more packs will go into the draw to win a massage voucher and coffee pack valued at $100.
Friday 27th March - Spotty Mufti Day for Melanoma Awareness. This is to raise awareness of this disease that is affecting over 4000 kiwis every year.  Wear something spotty or dotty and bring a gold coin donation.  All proceeds go to the Melanoma Foundation of NZ.
Saturday 28th March - Soap Box Derby, Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay.  Racing starts at 9.00am.  Come along and support our Gulf Harbour School trolley contestants. 
Tuesday 31st March - School Assembly, Wentworth Sports Complex - 9.30 - 10.30am.  Everyone welcome.
Thursday 2nd April - Easter Egg Hunt organised by the PTA at school.  $2 participation fee - everyone is a guaranteed winner!
Reminder: All Olive Oil order forms and payments need to be returned to the front office by Thursday 26th March. Please support our fundraising. Anyone ordering 4 or more packs will go into the draw to win a massage voucher and coffee pack valued at $100.
Thank you to all our wonderful parents who have so kindly cooked meals for Grace's family.  We are hoping to be able to supply them with meals and baking over the school holidays. We so appreciate your kindness, as do Grace's family. THANK YOU.
School finishes for end of Term 1 on Thursday 2nd April.

Week of 17 March 2015

School Working Bee Tonight, 6.30 - 8.00pm. Can you spare an hour tonight to help shift and spread bark onto the playgrounds. Please bring a shovel and wheelbarrow. 
Tuesday 31st March - School Assembly, Wentworth Sports Complex - 9.30 - 10.30am.  Everyone welcome.
Can please you help us? You may be aware that Grace Hamblett-Davison in Room 23 is currently in Starship Hospital, very sick with leukaemia.  Grace has a brother, Caden in Room 20. As our way of supporting the family at this time we have started a meal roster currently in Room's 20 & 23 and we would now like to extend the request to the rest of our parents.
We will supply tinfoil trays with lids for meals to be frozen in. These can be collected from the school office. We will hold the meals in our school freezer and give them to the family at the beginning of each week.

Ideas for meals:
Spaghetti bolognaise
Cottage Pie
Chicken Pasta Bake
Bacon & Egg Pie
Savoury Pie
Fish Pie
Can you please freeze the meals before you bringing them to the office.  We really appreciate your support for the family at this time.
Breakfast Club
We have a breakfast club operating Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. This is for any child who may for what ever reason, have missed breakfast that day. Starts 8:10am. Held in Room 8 & 9.

Week of 10 March 2015

Wednesday 11th March, School Powhiri, 9.30am. Everyone welcome. Morning tea to follow. 
Thursday 12th March, "Understanding Your Child's Personality"  7.15pm - 9.30pm School Staffroom $10 per person. Door sales available.
Tuesday 17th March, Help needed - School Working Bee 7.00 - 8.00pm
Can you give the school 1 hour? We need help to shift and spread bark on to the playground. Please bring a shovel and wheel barrow. RSVP:  j.petrie@ghs.school.nz
Religious Instruction Survey - today your child will bring home a survey for you to complete on which religious instruction you would like your child to partake in.  Please complete and return to your child's teacher by Friday 20th March.
First PTA Fundraiser for 2015 - Village Press Olive Oil Packs - order forms will be coming home with your eldest/only child this Friday 13th March.  Great Mothers Day present!
Swimming Sports - can you please check that your child has the correctly named uniform.  We seem to have a few children who mistakenly put on the wrong uniform after the swimming sports last Wednesday at the Leisure Centre.