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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