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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.