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Week of 14 December 2016

Friday 16th December End of Term Assembly - Wentworth Sports Complex, 9.30 - 11.00am. Everyone welcome.
School finishes for 2016 Tuesday 20th December - 12.30pm
We are a collection point for gifts for children who will spend this Christmas at a Ronald McDonald House, while they receive specialist medical treatment.
Drop a present into our office, last drop off day is this Friday 16th December, with a label on it stating either boy/girl and approximate age the gift is for. Thank you to those parents who already have so kindly donated a gift. 
Ray White Manly will make sure the gifts get to a deserving family.

Week of 6 December 2016

School Disco Cancellation - Again, we would like to apologise for cancelling the disco tonight.  We know how much the children were looking forward to the evening but felt there was no other option at this late stage. Please rest assured that we have lots of discos and fun family events already planned for 2017. We will let you know about these at the beginning of the new school year so that as a family you have plenty of notice. 
REMINDER - please return all library books by this Friday 9th December.  Any outstanding books after this date will be invoiced to you.
Saturday 10th December, Carols on the Canal at the Gulf Harbour Village Rotunda.  Rooms 1, 4 & 5 will be performing from 3.30 - 4.00pm. Bring along a blanket and picnic or buy from the local food stalls.  Father Christmas arrives on the Coastguard boat at 5.00pm.
Friday 16th December - End of Term Assembly, Wentworth Sports Complex, 9.30 - 11.00am. Everyone welcome.
Tuesday 20th December - Last school day for 2016, 12.30pm finish. Our school bus has been organised to leave at this time.

Week of 29 November 2016

Thursday 1st December - Year 2/3 Cupcake Sale $2.00, outside the Galley at morning tea time. This is a camp fundraiser.
Friday 2nd December - Whole School Athletics Day.  There will be no Friday Food Day.
After School Care will be closed in the afternoon of Tuesday 20th December - Last day of school.
Reindeer Food Bags $2.00, available at morning tea time outside the front office. Fundraiser for the Year 6's who are graduating.
Year 2/3 Shakespear Overnight Camp payment is now due, please pay through the School Shop or at the front office. Final payment date is next Wednesday 7th December.

Week of 22 November 2016

Tuesday 22nd November, 7.00 - 8.00pm - Year 2/3 Camp Meeting for parents in the Staffroom.
Friday 25th November, Room 12 are selling fruit kebabs and cupcakes from the Secret Garden. $2.00 each.
School Hats - please remember hats are complusory and must be worn in Term 4 & 1.  With the summer sun appearing please remember to sunblock your children before they come to school. We do have sunblock in all classrooms for children to top up with during the day. Water bottles are also very important for your child to have every day.

Week of 8 November 2016

Gala Update
Thank you for all your support at our school Gala. We raised a massive $18,000.00, which will go towards our rapidly growing school hall fund and learning resources for your children.
Thank you to everyone who donated, sponsored and helped put this special event together, and a huge thank you especially to our amazing PTA.
Thursday 17th November - Year 8 Girls Round 3 HPV Immunisation
Monday 21st November - Friday 25th November, Scholastics Book Fair in the school library.Great for Xmas pressies.
Final school day for 2016 - Tuesday 20th December, 1.00pm finish.

Week of 1 November 2016

Thursday 3rd November - Cupcake Sale at morning tea time outside the Tribe $2.00 each. Raising funds for the Hibiscus Coast Talent Show - (see details below).
Saturday 5th November - EFTPOS available at the Gala for CASH OUT and any auction winning payments.  The ANZ Bank will be situated in the front office (Alec Craig Way entrance).
Saturday 12th November, 7.30pm - OTT Talent Show Whangaparaoa College Auditorium
$5.00 per ticket available at the door, all sales go towards the Charity of the winners choice.  Food & beverages available.
Keen on entering, please go to the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/o4G6xkamg7dxzRSa2 Entries are free. Visit our Facebook and Instagram at OTT Talent Show.
Gala Cake Boxes were sent home yesterday. Please fill with delicious home baking and return on Friday 4th November to Room 15.

Week of 25 October 2016

2017 Class Considerations - If you have any concerns or considerations for your child's class placement for 2017 please email to classconsiderations@ghs.school.nz
This is not an opportunity for you to request your child's classroom teacher for 2017.
BOT Survey - How we shape our future?  A seperate email has been sent out with an attachment for this survey.  Please take the time to complete the survey.
Wednesday 26th October - Wacky Mufti Day, wear your Wacky clothes and please bring along a drink suitable for our drink bungy game, and our bottle tombola. (Plastic bottle, can, tetrapack juice).
Thursday 27th October - Cupcakes for Sale - $2.00 each outside Rooms 17 & 18 raising money for their Talent Show.
Thursday 27th October BOT meeting, 6.30pm in the Staffroom 
Friday 4th November - Gala Prep Day - many hands make light work, please can you help?
Saturday 5th November - GALA 11.00am - 3.00pm.

Week of 19 October 2016

Monday 24th October - Labour Day, School will be closed.
Wednesday 26th October Wacky Wednesday Mufti Day - dress in your wackiest clothes and please remember to bring along a can or bottle of drink suitable to be used for our games.
HATS, HATS, HATS - Please make sure your child is wearing the correct GHS hat (available from the uniform shop $18.00 or the old GHS hat is still OK to wear).  It is complusory for all students to wear a hat in Terms 1 & 4.
HELP, HELP, HELP - Please, we need your help either before or on the day of the Gala.  Setting up, manning stalls for an hour or two, cleaning up afterwards.  Many hands make light work - the Gala is for everyone both at school and in our community.  Mel Crosbie (Acting Principal) will be at the front gate to hopefully add a few more names to our list of helpers. Please add yours!!

Week of 20 September 2016

Wednesday 21st September - PTA Mufti day, dress in our GALA colours (red/green/blue/yellow). Please bring along a donation of a NON perishable item to be used in raffles, eg:  tinned food, relishes, pasta & pasta sauce, jams, spreads, body lotion, soap.
Thursday 22nd September - End of Term/Final Assembly for our Principal, John Petrie, 9.30 - 11.00am. Everyone Welcome. 
Thursday 22nd September - Celebration Banana Split from Mr Petrie, 2.00pm.
Friday 23rd September - Last day for returning walkathon sponsorship money. Please make sure all money is returned by this date so we can process before the school holidays.
Friday 23rd September - Last day of term 3, school finishes at 3.00pm.
Saturday 24th September, 2.00 - 3.00pm. PTA White Elephant Drop Off - we have an extra day for items to be dropped off to the container in our school grounds for the White Elephant stall at the Gala.
Monday 10th October - School starts back for Term 4. Enjoy the Spring break with your families.
Parent Interviews and Student reports for Term 4
We are currently writing reports for your child which will be sent home with your child at the start of next term. We are also preparing for parent interviews on Tuesday 18th October & Wednesday 19th October 2016. The link to book times for appointments and further information, will be sent out by email during this holiday break. Please keep your diary clear for one of these evenings.
Judith Douche Dance Message - Congratulations to all the year 3 - 6 girls who participated in the Douché Dance Concert at the Whangaparaoa Golf Club on Friday night. Well done for a great performance! Special credit goes to Chloe Lewis who won the year 6 dance trophy.

Week of 13 September 2016

Friday 16th September - Douche Dance Concert, Whangaparaoa Golf Club, 6.30pm.  Entry by donation.
Monday 19th September - School Walkathon at Shakespear Park.  Please remember to collect your sponsors by next Monday to help raise runds for our very own bike track.  Check out the following links for other ways to contribute:
Youtube   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d8aaQVwhuk
Give a little    https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/biketrack
School shop   https://shop.tgcl.co.nz/shop/login
Monday 19th September - Walkathon Sausage Sizzle Helpers required for an hour or two to help us out on the day at Shakespear Park. Please contact Bronny: b.swaffield@ghs.school.nz or phone 428 0202.
Wednesday 21st September - PTA Mufti Day, dress in our Gala colours, red, green, blue & yellow. Please bring along NON perishable items to be used for raffles, eg:  tinned food, relishes, pasta & pasta sauce, jams, spreads, body lotion, soap.

Week of 6 September 2016

Wednesday 7th September - PTA Meeting in the Staffroom, 7.30pm.  All welcome.
Friday 9th September -  A number of staff are attending the stop work meeting. The school will continue to operate as usual with a 3pm finish.
Monday 12th September 6.00pm - Year 7 & 8 parents camp presentations.
Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th September - GHS Film Festival - 'WHAT MATTERS' screening at Hoyts Whangaparaoa.  Come along and see your child on the big screen. Tickets $7.00, available through the school shop or from the office. Movie times still available are:
Monday 6.00pm & 7.30 pm
Tuesday 4.30pm
Walkathon 2016 - Please assist the school to achieve our bike track by seeing your child collects sponsors from friends and family. Additional ways to help involves paying through the school shop and our give a little site:  http://givealittle.co.nz/cause/biketrack
Pedestrian Crossing Helpers
We are needing to patrol the Alec Craig pedestrian crossing in the mornings from 8.30 - 8.55am.  Are you able to please help, even one day a week, on a roster to help our children cross safely to school.  We will have our Year 6 student monitors out there during this time with the crossing barriers.
Unfortunately we have had reportings of cars just not stopping at the crossing for our students.
Please reply on this email or contact Bronny at the school office if you are able to help: 428 0202 Ext 700.

Week of 30 August 2016

Week of 30 August 2016
Wednesday 31st August Wacky Feet dress up, please  bring a donation of lollies/chocolate.  Please note only one item per family.
GHS Film Festival - WHAT MATTERS! Tuesday 13th September.  Be in quick to get your tickets - they are selling extremely fast, all students are involved in making movies for this amazing screening.  Tickets are available through the School Shop of from the front office.  $7.00 each. 6.00 and 7.30pm sessions.
Monday 19th September - School Walkathon. Information and sponsorship packs will go home this Thursday.
Thursday 22nd September - John Petrie's Final Assembly, 9.30am Wentworth Sports Complex.  Everyone welcome.

Week of 23 August 2016

Wednesday 24th August - PTA Meeting in the Staffroom, 7.30pm. Please, we need helpers for the Gala, come along and see how you can be of help on or before the day.
GHS Film Festival - Tuesday 13th September, 6.00 & 7.30pm at Hoyts Whangaparaoa. Every class has been involved in producing this movie.  Please keep this date free.  Pre order forms are being sent home today, please return with the correct money to the school office or buy online through the school shop. Tickets are only $7.00. Don't miss out!!
WANTED Lego for lunch time groups - please if you have any Lego that you no longer have a need for and would like to donate, we would be greatly appreciative.  Thank you so much, Jackie Harrison.
Friday Food Day Baking
It is with a some sadness that we have made a rather difficult decision to cease having our Food day morning tea bake sales. The sales will end in a few weeks time. While we have a great deal of eager children wishing to purchase a hot chocolate or cake for morning tea we simply do not have the baking to sell.
Purchasing food in to sell is of course an option but a far more expensive one. We thank you for all the support you have given by baking and of course purchasing morning tea treats over the years.

Week of 16 August 2016

Wednesday 17th August, PTA Mufti Day - children can dress up in the colours of the country they support in the Olympics.  Please remember to bring a donation of a drink to be used for our Gala prizes (please no alcohol).
Thursday 18th August - HBC Interschool Hockey Tournament, Rosedale Park.  If your child is attending they need to have paid the $12.00 before the event.
Friday 19th August - Food Day Friday Baking.  Could parents of Year 6 students please supply baking for our morning tea bake sale. Please drop all baking off to the Food Tech room by 9.00am  Your help is greatly appreciated, thank you.
2017 Enrolment Confirmation for Year 6 students - Please make sure you have returned your notification slips to the office by Friday 19th August.

Week of 9 August 2016

Wednesday 10th August - Board of Trustees Meeting, 6.30pm in the Staffroom
Thursday 11th August - Whole School Cross Country - Shakespear Park. Years 0 - 3 travelling by bus, cost $3.00 per student.  This payment must be made by tomorrow 10th August, to enable your child to travel by bus. Please come along and support the kids as they demonstrate the school values; Bravery, Resilience, Responsibility & Fun.  
Saturday 20th August PTA Quiz Night Fundraiser - Bookings must be in by this Friday 12th August, don't miss out on a fun filled night, lots of great prizes.  Please contact the office to secure your table - $220.00 per table or individual ticket $25.00. b.swaffield@ghs.school.nz

Week of 2 August 2016

Wednesday 3rd August - PTA Wacky Dress Up in your crazy clothes, please bring a $2.00 gift to be used for prizes at our Gala.
Friday 5th August - Food Day Morning Tea bake sale - every week we ask a selected Year group to support our bake sale and a very BIG thank you to the Year 1 parents who supported us last week. Your children and many others really enjoyed those treats. This week it is Year 2/3's turn.  Could you please help us by baking something for the children to purchase at morning tea time.  Please drop off at the Food Tech room on Friday morning.
Tuesday 9th August - Interschool Netball Tournament, Edith Hopper Park, Manly
Thursday 11th August - School Cross Country
Year 0 - 3 will be travelling by bus - $3.00 payable on the school shop or at the office. Please ensure this is paid before the event.
Year 4 - 8 will be walking to and from the park.
Please wear house colours, bring a change of warm clothes, (plastic bag to put wet gear into), running shoes, food, water bottle. Sausages $2, Bottled water $1, milo $1.
Loads of fun, come down and be part of our wonderful school commiunity demonstrating our school values.
Friday 12th August - Hearing & Vision Testing for new entrants and Year 7's.
Saturday 20th August - PTA Quiz Night. Don't miss out, last year was a night to remember!! Tickets $25 each or organise a table of 10 for $220. Contact the office to book a table.

Week of 26 July 2016

Wednesday 27th July 7.30 - 8.30pm - PTA Quiz/Gala Meeting in the Staffroom.
Kapahaka Raffle - tickets $2.00 available from the school office. Come in a view this amazing raffle.
Friday Food Day Morning Tea bake sale - every week we ask a selected Year group to support our bake sale. This week it year 0/1's turn.  Could you please help us by baking something for the children to purchase at morning tea time.  Please drop off at the Food Tech room on Friday morning.

Week of 5 July 2016

Tuesday 5th July 6.30pm - Y6 Learning sharing
Tuesday 5th July 7.00pm - Y6 to Intermediate information evening
Wednesday 6th July  6.30pm  - Student reports - consultation evening - staffroom
Wednesday 6th July 7.30pm - PTA Meeting in the school office
Friday 8th July - 3.00pm Last Day of Term
Term 3 starts on Monday 25th July

Week of 29 June 2016

School Donations - If you would like to be in the draw for the bikes at the end of term assembly please pay your donation by this Friday.
Soccer Skills - if you have not paid the $8.00 for your childs football sessions held during this term please pay this through the school shop this week.
Friday 1st June 3.30pm - Year 6 students return from camp.
Tuesday 5th July 6.30pm - Year 6 student learning celebration.
Tuesday 5th July 7.00pm - Year 6 parents presentation for 2017.
Wednesday 6th July 6.30pm - School reports consultation meeting.
Wednesday 6th July 7.30pm - PTA Meeting in Staffroom.

Week of 21 June 2016

Wednesday 22nd June - Cupcakes for sale at morning tea outside Rms 17 & 18
$2.00 each.  Raising funds for the School Environment Project being undertaken by the students in The Tribe.

Wednesday 22 June - Matariki Celebrations
The Maori department at Whangaparaoa College are celebrating Matariki (Maori New Year) from 4pm-5.30pm and they've invited the local community. If you would like to attend please join in the celebration and bring your family/whanau along.

Thursday 23rd June - Year 6 Camp cooking day
Any parents of Year 6 students that are willing and able to are welcome to come and help prepare the meals to be taken on camp - your help would be greatly appreciated.  The cooking will be taking place in the Food Tech room from 9.00am.

Week of 14 June 2016

Wednesday 15th June Board of Trustees Meeting 6.30pm - parents are welcome to attend.

Thank you to all the parents who put their names forward to be on the Board of Trustees for our school.  The 5 successful candidates were:
Neille Bonner
Rachel McDonald
Douglas Muller
Tony Naidu
Bobbie-Jo Wilson
Staff Rep:
Mel Crosbie

Week of 7 June 2016

Tuesday 7th June - PTA Meeting - Wine & Cheese Evening 7.30pm start. Planning for the annual school Gala - please come along.

Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th June - Cupcakes for sale outside rooms 17 & 18 $2.00  Proceeds going to school environment project.

Thursday 9th June   Year 6 parents camp meeting - staffroom 7.00pm.

Friday 10th June - Matua's Army Mufti Day
Matua Murray is our Kaumatua and was present at our first ever school Powhiri last year.  He has been a KapaHaka teacher on the Hibiscus Coast for the last 30 years and is also one of the Kaumatua for the Waitemata and Rodney Police.  He is a valuable member of many community organisations. 
Matua Murray was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour and we as a school (along with other HBC schools) would like to hold this mufti day as a Koha to support him and his wife Mere as they fight through this battle.
Children are invited to wear mufti and give a gold coin donation.

Week of 31 May 2016

Wednesday 1st June - School Disco, Whangaparaoa Golf Club, 6.00pm - 7.30pm  Tickets available on the door $5.00 each - entry includes a glow stick.  Children must be collected from the club by a parent/guardian
Friday 3rd June - Teacher only day - There is no school for children on this day
Board elections - Reminder the voting papers must be handed in or posted by mid day Friday 3 June 2016
Monday 6th June - Queens Birthday weekend - no school on this day

Week of 24 May 2016

Wednesday 1st June - Gulf Harbour School PTA Disco
  • Where:  Whangaparaoa Golf Club
  • Time:  6.00 - 7.30pm
  • Cost:  $5.00 per ticket
Pre-order forms will be sent home today with Eldest/Only students. Please return with the correct money to the school office by Friday 27th May.
Friday 3rd June - Teacher Only Day - School will be closed.
BOT 2016 Voting - Please check your post for our candidates statements and voting forms -please VOTE & return by Friday, noon 3rd June 2016.

Week of 17 May 2016

BOT Nominations for Parent Election must be in by this Friday 20th May, 12.00 Noon.  If you are planning on coming to our BOT dinner this Thursday 19th May 6.00pm in the Staffroom, please let the office know by 3.00pm today.
Thursday 19th May - Class photos will be taken, please make sure you have handed in your prepaid envelopes to the office by Wednesday 18th May.
Friday 20th May - Make a Wish Mufti Day.  Dress up as 'What you Wish to Be' and help make wishes come true!  Gold coin donation please.  All donations go to help Make-A-Wish Foundation grant the one true wish of children with life threatening medical conditions between the ages of 3 & 17.
Friday 3rd June - Teacher Only Day - School will be closed.
Parent Helpers for our 2016 Gala - last week we sent home a notice asking you to please consider putting your name forward to help in some way with our up and coming Gala.  Without parent support we will not be able to hold what has become a GHS event to remember.  Join other parents creating an exciting day for our children, families and wider community.  Please send your completed forms to the school office.

Week of 10 May 2016

Tuesday 10th & Thursday 12th May - Parent Teacher Interviews. Please ensure you are on time to allow the interviews to flow for everybody.  Interviews time are for 10 minutes only.
Thursday 19th May - Photolife Class Photos.  Please make sure students are dressed in the correct Gulf Harbour School uniform, not our sports uniform.
Friday 20th May - Make a Wish Mufti Day.  Dress up as What you Wish to Be and help make wishes come true!  Gold coin donation please.  All donations go to help Make-A-Wish Foundation grant the one true wish of children with life threatening medical conditions between the ages of 3 & 17.
Soccer Skills payment $8.00 - please make sure you have paid for this, students will be partaking during school time for all of Term 2. Payment can be made through the School Shop:https://shop.tgcl.co.nz/shop/login
Classes who are partaking are as follows: 6, 11, 12, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.
Board of Trustees Parent Election - by now you would have received in the post a Parent Representative Election Nomination form.  Please consider standing for our Board of Trustees, we need 5 parent representatives.  Nominations must be in by 12 noon Friday 20th May.

Week of 12 April 2016

Tuesday 12th April, PTA Meeting 7.30pm in the Staffroom
Wednesday 13th April - Life Education Presentation for Parents, 2.30pm.  We have had the Life Education unit in our school for the past 2 weeks and would like to give parents the opportunity to come to a presentation tomorrow, no bookings necessary.
Thursday 14th April, 9.30 - 10.30am School Assembly, Wentworth Sports Complex.  Everyone welcome.
Friday 15th April - school closes for end of term at 3.00pm.
Monday 2nd May - school reopens for Term 2.
Parent / Teacher Interviews - 10th & 12th May 2016
Bookings are now available online. Please click on the following: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter the school code: y7svb
If you do not have internet access please collect a form from the school office and return by Wednesday 4th May.
School Office and Uniform Shop will be open for new enrolments and uniform purchases during the school holidays on Wednesday 27th April, 8.30am - 2.00pm.

Week of 5 April 2016

Thursday 7th April, Whanau Hui, 7.00pm in the Staffroom.   Please refer to 1st April Newsletter for further information.  http://www.gulfharbour.school.nz/index.php?page=ahoy-newsletters
Tuesday 12th April, PTA Meeting, 7.30pm in the Staffroom.  Parents are invited to join our school PTA. Please feel welcome to attend this meeting.
Thursday 14th April, End of Term Assembly, 9.30 - 10.30amWentworth College Sports Complex. Everyone welcome.
Friday 15th April, Last day of Term 1.
FUNtastic Soccer Holiday Programme, please go online to register:  WWW.HBCAFC.ORG.NZ
School App We have a school app we launch today. This App will be great to keep in touch, record absences and receive notifications to your mobile device.  Please download this today:
We are pleased to advise that our Year 1 stationery pricing will remain at 'back to school' prices until November 2016. This is at a reduced rate due to new entrants starting school at various times throughout the year. To order stationery for your child online, please click on this linkhttp://www.gulfharbour.school.nz/index.php?page=stationery

Week of 30 March 2016

Pay your School Donation and be in the draw to win 1 of 4 bikes being drawn at the end of Term's 1 & 2. Four chances to win!
All paid donations attract a tax refund of 33%.  Additional to this, you receive 10% reduction on trips, events, camps and uniform sales purchased through the school shop.
To be in for the first draw please ensure you have made your school donation payment by this Friday 1st April, 2016.
Mathletics Subscription for 2016 Year 2 - 6. Final day for payment 31st March - $32.00.  All students who have not paid will have their access removed.
Life Eduction Trust 4th - 15th April, $5.00 per student, please pay through the School shop or at the front office.
ICAS test payments are due Friday 15th April.  Please refer to the School Shop for payments.
End of Term Assembly - Thursday 14th April, 9.30 - 10.30am at Wentworth Sports Complex. Everyone Welcome.

Week of 22 March 2016

Thursday 24th March - Interschool swimming sports Year 5 - 8
Easter Break - School  will be Closed Friday 25th March to Tuesday 29th March
Wednesday 30th March - Swimming certificates will be presented at our morning assembly to all students who were placed in the top 3 in their chosen swimming events for GHS.  Please feel free to attend our morning weekly assembly from 9:00am.
Due to the Easter break there will be no food Fridays until Friday 8th April.

Week of 15 March 2016

Thursday 17th March - Board of Trustees Meeting, 6.30pm in the Staffroom.
Thursday 24th March - Years 5 - 8 Interschool Swimming Sports. $2.00 to be paid for all those attending.
Friday 25th March - Tuesday 29th March - Easter Holidays, school will be closed.

Week of 10 March 2016

2016 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)
At GHS we offer the opportunity for our students to participate in external assessme
nts 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 on the below dates. The writing test will be completed in between the dates of 13 - 17 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 through our online school shop, any questions please email j.petrie@ghs.school.nz
All fees need to be paid by Friday 22nd April 2016. Pay online through School Shop.
Subject/Paper    School Years     Official Sitting Date   Entry Fee
Science                   3 - 8                          31 May                $11.00
Writing                    4 - 8                     13 - 17 June              $25.00
Spelling                   4 - 8                          15 June               $13.50
English                    3 - 8                         2 August               $11.00
Mathematics           3 - 8                        16 August              $11.00

Week of 1 March 2016

Thursday 3rd March, Years 4 - 8 Annual School Swimming Sports, Leisure Centre 10.30am - 2.30pm. Reminder to all our parents to please come along and support your child. Link to the draw for the day: http://gulfharbourschoolnews.blogspot.co.nz/2016/03/gulf-harbour-school-swimming-sports.html
Thursday 3rd March, PTA Meeting, 7.00pm in the Staffroom.  Everyone welcome.
Monday 7th - Friday 11th March Year 5 Camp to Whatipu

Week of 23 February 2016

Friday 26th February - Mufti Day supporting child Cancer Foundation through Kiara's Angel Walk.  Dress up in your favourite bright colours and please bring a donation.
Thursday 3rd March - Year 4 - 8 School Swimming Sports at the Leisure Centre.  Students will travel by bus, please make sure you have returned the permission slip and paid the $6.00 per child. Payment through the school shop or the office.
Thursday 3rd March, 7.00pm in the Staffroom - First PTA Meeting for 2016 - come along and see what exciting ideas we have for 2016.  Be part of a great group of parents supporting our school and making a difference for your children.
School Hats are now available at the Uniform Shop - $18.00. Please make sure your child is wearing the correct hat.

Week of 9 February 2016

Welcome to our first weekly Porthole for 2016.  Hope your children all had a great first week back at school.
Friday 12th February - Whole school picnic down at Okorami Bay from 11.15am to 2.00pm.  Students will be walking to and from the park. We do need your help if you are available.  Swimming will be supervised and only available to those students who have permission by bringing their togs. Separate permission slips will not be sent home for this event. Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy the day with your children.
Wednesday 17th February - Meet the Teacher Evening
5.00 - 6.30pm  Bring your picnic dinner and enjoy family time.  Water slide and bungy castles will be available for students to use.
6.30 - 8.00pm  Parents will be able to visit their child's classrooms.