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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Athletics Day - Wednesday 7th November

Athletics Day
All students participating 
Wednesday 7th November 2012
Sausages for sale $2.00 & drinks $1.00
Year 7/8 students will be also be selling home baking throughout the day
Remember your suntan lotion & hats
Everyone welcome to watch

Friday, October 26, 2012

All Day Celebration for Readathon - Monday 29th October

All Day Celebration for Readathon - Monday 29th October 

Children need to dress up as their favourite book character and bring a cushion, bean-bag or deck chair so they can be comfortable for reading all day. Bring pop corn to enjoy while reading and being read to.

Day will start with whole school - Character parade and  guess the character.  

We will have a 'Marathon' of reading across intercom during the middle block. 

After lunch - Stu Duval will share some of his books and his journey to becoming an author.

There will be reading time with buddies. 

Parents welcome to come in throughout the day.

Let's celebrate our wonderful two weeks of reading!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

GHS hits 237 470 pages!

YES we have reached over 200 000 pages read.
Your total is 237 470!!!!

A Story From the Farm - Readathon!

'Baa Baa Smart Sheep' is performed in a new and unique way from Mrs Millington and Mr Van Zyl. What a lot of fun!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mrs Metcalfe Reads to the School!

Mrs Metcalfe read 'Brave Knight' to the school today. What a great story! Remember to keep getting sponsors!! Details are below...

Follow this link for readathon forms

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thank you!

Thank you so much to The Lions Foundation and Pub Charity who both kindly donated towards transportation for our Year 7 & 8 camps this year. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

All Day Celebration (Read-a-thon) - Monday 29th October

Children need to dress up as their favourite character and bring a cushion, bean-bag or deck chair so they can be comfortable for our all day Reading celebration. Remember your hats & water bottles.

Parents are welcome to come along for the day/part of the day - remember to bring along something comfortable to sit on too.

We will start the day with Sir Readalot, then go into a parade of the costumes and a 'Guess the character' competition.

Just a reminder that we still have until this date to get sponsorship - our goal is $20,000.  The students are so involved in the Reading but we just need to keep pushing hard with the sponsors - just think if we averaged around $50.00 sponsorship per child we would get there:)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Loving our Kids on Purpose

Course starts Wednesday 17th October 2012
7.30pm - running for 8 weeks
Wentworth College

This course will give parents the tool to:
Protect their connection with their children
Teach the children to manage increasing levels of freedom
Replace the tools of intimidation and control
Create a safe place for children to build confidence and personal responsibility
RSVP 09 424 1771

Hibiscus Coast Kindergarten Ducky Derby

Sunday, 4 November 2012 – Hibiscus Coast Kindergarten Ducky Derby. Annual fundraising event commencing at 11.00am at Western Reserve, Orewa. Duck race at 2.00pm with $10 duck tickets available from Orewa Menswear, on the day or by phoning 021 609 747.  First prize is $500 cash plus 2nd and 3rd prizes and loads of spot prizes.  In addition, there will be colouring competitions, raffles, live entertainment, food stalls, rides, lucky dips and much more! A fun day out for family and friends with all monies raised going to the upgrade of kindergarten facilities and equipment. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

English Course For Adults –

Learn English, meet new people and have some fun at Gulf Harbour School!

Please, come and register Monday, 15/10 and Tuesday, 16/10 at the main reception of Gulf Harbour School

·       The English class will be taught at Gulf Harbour School on Thursdays, 2 pm to 3 pm, in term 4, 15/10 – 20/12.
·       The tuition fee is $ 200.00 and has to be paid fully and in advance when you register.
·       The course is suitable for learners of English ranging from beginners to advanced beginners.

Sir Readalot Officially Starts Readathon!

This morning Sir Readalot officially opened 'The Great Stick Your Head in a Book Readathon' by reading the Dr Seuss story 'Oh The Places You'll Go!'  What a great start, thinking about what you can achieve through reading! Students at the school gate were already reading before school!!! Let's READ, READ, READ!

Sunday, October 14, 2012


It's time to start reading!!!! The readathon officially starts Monday 15 October.

We would love to have parents/grandparents to come in and read to and with the children.  The dates and time for our parent/grandparent afternoons will be: 
Wednesday 17th October 2-3 pm 
Wednesday 24th.  'Open afternoons'  

We would love to see you!!