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Friday, October 28, 2011

Children's Communication Workshops

Next term we will be running a series of workshops aound children's communication development.  These workshops will be developed and delivered by a Speech-Language Therapist, Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) and experienced classroom teacher.

Details of the workshop:
Each Wednesday 2nd November to 7th December (weekly)
9.30am - 12.00noon (morning tea provided)
Gulf Harbour School, Room 13
Topics covered: Speech, Language and Phonological Awareness

If you are wanting to learn more about how you can support your children at home in these areas or if you have concerns about your child's communication development and are wanting to sign up for these workshops please contact Jane Matson j.matson@ghs.school.nz
"Don't let childcare be the barrier"

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Travelwise launch Friday 4 November - Be there!

We would love to see as many parents as possible come to our Travelwise launch and celebrate Gulf Harbour School officially becoming a Travelwise
School.  It is just over a year since we began our Travelwise journey and now we are ready to receive our Bronze Award.  Be part of our journey to make travel to school safer and more sustainable.

Date: Friday 4th November
Location: Gulf Harbour School (courts)
Time: 2.00pm  - 3.00pm

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Vote for our 'Doodle for Google' finalists!!

Earlier this year Google NZ asked kids across NZ to design their own Google image (Doodle) with the theme "My wish for NZ".  The winner will have their image displayed on the Google home page for one day and will win a laptop and whiteboard for their school.

Olivia entered the Google for Doodle competition at her school and has been selected as 1 of the top 4 finalists for years 1-3 in NZ.  Her doodle is titled 'Kiwiana Culture' and is the bottom left Doodle.  Vote here http://www.google.co.nz/doodle4google/vote.html

Sato was selected as 1 of the top 6 finalists in the year 4-6 category. His doodle is called 'Adventure Capital of the World'. Vote here 

If you like their doodles please vote using the links above. Forward them on to family and friends to vote too.  Both students have done a fantastic job so get behind them and vote!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Auckland Half Marathon Sponsorship

Jane Matson, has set up a web page at http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/JaneMatson/

Drop by and support her as she participates in Auckland Half Marathon in an effort to raise funds for some special kids at Gulf Harbour School.

Spread the word - please forward this email to your email address book so that the children from Gulf Harbour School really benefit from Jane Matson's efforts.

Thank you


·        Shop, save money, save time and raise funds for your school.
Step 1 – sit down & relax !
Step 2 – get someone to make your favourite coffee !
Step 3 - simply go to http://www.yourfastshop.co.nz/webshop/index.php?set_school=874 select your school and start browsing for Christmas presents.
·        No queues, No parking problems, No aching feet !
·        Save on petrol costs.
·        Over 70 online stores to choose from including electronics at Apple, fashion at Ezibuy, books at The Nile, toys at Mighty Ape and you can even get your groceries online at Woolworths.
·        Your shopping is dealt with directly by your chosen online store.
·        www.yourfastshop.co.nz automatically provide funds to your school.

Treat yourself to easy shopping and help your school this Christmas.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hansel & Gretel Live on Stage

School Holiday Fun Live on Stage at the Bruce Mason Centre

Monday 17th October - Saturday 22nd October
10.00am & 12.00noon daily
Tickets $14.00 - Adults at kids prices

Toolbox Parenting Groups

Term 4 - Parenting Teenagers
Tuesdays 1st November - 6th December, 7.00 - 9.00pm
Whangaparaoa College, Delshaw Ave, Stanmore Bay
$67.50 per person or $90.00 per couple

Toolbox groups are relaxed, informal parenting sessions run over six weeks.  The focus is on making your parenting experience a really positive one and being the best parent that you can and have fun on the way!

To register contact Allan on 424 7338 ext 211 or 027 472 3304, http://www.parentsinc.org.nz/

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Room 23's Survival Kits

Do you want to survive and live life to the limit? Gulf Harbour School has been putting together survival kits that are not too expensive and at an affordable price. We have researched and have only included the best of the best to ensure you will survive a natural disaster. We have made 3 different types of survival kits to suit your needs:

  • Basic kit that covers all the basic equipment - $100
  • Car kit that helps you when you are on the road - $75
  • Deluxe kit that includes the right equipment to survive - $150

If you are looking to add some other items to your kit, we have optional items available. Join with us and be ready for whatever comes your way.

See attached order form, http://ghssurvival.wikispaces.com/