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Week of 21 April 2015

Wednesday 22nd April - Year 7 Boostrix Vaccinations, only those children who have handed in their forms with 'given consent', will be vaccinated.
Friday 24th April - Anzac Ceremony Room 21
We would like to invite you to an Anzac Cermony that we are holding on the field outside the two storied block, Rooms 19 - 26, starting at 1.30pm.  This ceremony is to remember all the Soldiers who fought in the war. Some students will be talking about why we celebrate Anzac Day.  We hope you can come to this special ceremony.  From Room 21.
School representatives - Anzac Parade
Our school will be represented at the Anzac Day Service on Saturday 25th April, 11.00am at the Silverdale & Districts RSA, 43A Viponds Road Stanmore Bay.  We are looking for two representatives who may have a close association through a relative involved in the war.  Please contact the school officeoffice@ghs.school.nz or phone: 428 0202, Ext 700.
Monday 27th April - School Closed, Anzac Day observed.
Wednesday 29th April - Wacky Mufti Day 'Animal theme' - paint your face or wear a favourite t-shirt with an animal on it, keep it simple.  Gold coin donation please.
2015 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)
At GHS we offer the opportunity for our students to participate in external assessments from the University of New South Wales in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS). 
These annual assessments are for skills development in key areas of learning for students in Years 3–8; assessments are available in English, Mathematics, Science, Spelling and Writing.
They are administered at school through a 30–60 minute supervised in-school test. The writing test will be completed in between the dates of 15th -19th June. The results are available to parents and students online; these online reports and analyses remain available indefinitely.
List of subjects and fees to be paid are through our online school shop, any questions please emailm.thorpe@ghs.school.nz.
All fees need to be paid by Monday 4th May 2015.
Tuesday 28th April - Maori Community Consultation.  We would like to invite any parent interested in suppporting the school as we look to develop our next steps with our Maori community.  Our meetings are 1.30pm and/or 7.00pm in the Staffroom.
Wednesday 29th April - PTA Meeting 7:15pm in the Staffroom. All welcome. Olive oil orders will be available for collection from the front office from next week. Look out for details.
Thursday 7th May - Maths Knowledge Workshop. Two workshops, 6.00 - 6.45pm & 7.00 - 7.45pm in Rooms 8 & 9.  Please arrive 10 minutes before to sign in. Please RSVP by Monday 4th May, indicating the number of people attending. k.kiata@ghs.school.nz 
Thursday 21st May - U-ME-US Festival, 5.00 - 7.00pmPlease put this date in your diaries.  This will be an evening event celebrating the diverse range of cultures that make up our school community.  There will be an opportunity to share a meal and to find out more about what our students have been doing during the current school wide theme 'Diversity of Culture'.  We do hope you can make it!
Thursday 28th May - Term 2 Assembly, Wentworth Sports Complex, 9.30 - 11.00am.  Everyone welcome.