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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

LIVING HISTORY DAY - Mansion House - Kawau Island

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Experience the Kawau of the 1860s

See Mansion House come alive with costumes and activities from the time of Sir George Grey.
Enjoy high tea on the veranda of Mansion House. 
Play old-fashioned children's games.
Learn the island's history from tour guides and special guests.

Make sure you wear your best Victorian garb for an opportunity to win the best dressed prize!

Kawau Water Taxis discounted fares 0800 111 616. 
Booking essential.
More information at http://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfMansionHouse
Or ph Mansion House 09 422 8882

View the PDF flyer

Local Maths Tuition

Mathematics Tuition
Guided Weekly sessions or On-Line
Is your child behind? Close learning gaps now!
(High school is too late)
                Give your child confidence in maths! Individual learning programmes.          
Primary to NCEA 1
Guided Weekly Sessions (on the Hibiscus Coast)
Ph: 09 424 1746   Mob: 0272295622
em: educatenz.net@gmail.com 
EducateNZ  www.educatenz.net

Teachers Stop Work Meeting - 19th March 2013

 The Teachers union have called an entitlement stop work meetings for teaching staff on Tuesday 19th March 1.00pm.

Where previously we have been able to manage this within the school, we are unable to do so, given the number of staff attending. This notice gives advance notice that where possible children will be sent home at 12.30pm on this day. Please consider options you may have to ensure for the management and safety of your children. Details and supervision options  will be communicated shortly.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Whangaparaoa Lions Club Book Sale

Whangaparaoa Plaza
Wednesday 20th - Saturday 23rd March 2013
To donate books please ring Alister 09 424 8039

Public Meeting - Improve Cell Tower Planning

Where do you prefer cell towers in your community?
Join MP Mark Mitchell, Council & Local Board member & 2 Degrees to
4.00 - 6.00pm Monday 25th February
Whangaparaoa Hall
717 Whangaparaoa Road
Free sausage sizzle and drink
Sign the online petition: www.improvecellsiteplanning.org.nz

Plunket Playgroup Gulf Harbour School

Thursdays 9.30 – 11.30am
Room 1- opposite the office (term time only)
All welcome  $3 per family

Contact: Gaylene 424 8032 / 027 615 0783

Friday, February 22, 2013

Loveable Pets Market Day

30th March 2013
Easter Saturday
10 – 2pm

-      Sausage Sizzle
-      Pony rides
-      Raffles
-      Face painting
-      Store specials
-      Lucky door prize

For more information or to make a booking 
Ph 09 4248122

Loveable Pets is a recue pet store in Whangaparaoa. We have grooming and Doggie Day Care. Also each month we fundraise for different local charities.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Mathletics 2013


All Gulf Harbour School students will be given a user name and password this week for the awesome Mathletics website.

Mathletics is New Zealand's leadingn online resource for Maths.  Its's the next generation in learning, helping students enjoy Maths and achieve outstanding results.  Cost per student is $25.00 per year.

About Mathletics

Your child will have 24 hour access to Mathletics. By using their unique username and password your child can access the Mathletics website at www.mathletics.co.nz
They will have access to:

Interactive Curriculum Activities

    Adaptive activities that respond to your child's needs  - tasks can be set by the teacher to groups or individuals
    Instant feedback
    Animated support that guides students through concepts
    Activitiy sets can be repeated - with different questions so practice not memorisation reinforces understanding
    And lots more!

Live Mathletics Game Engine

    Exciting real time challenges with students all over New Zealand - and the world!
    Amazing for developing basic maths skills

The Mathletics iPad/iPod app is available from the iTunes store

If there are any problems with logging in, please email k.kiata@ghs.school.nz

Fundraiser for Child Cancer and Cure Kids - 3rd March in Orewa

Grab your family, friends and workmates to join us as we celebrate Children's Day & raise money for Child Cancer Foundation and Cure Kids. Kiara's Angel walk/cycle is from 9.00am after a memorial ceremony at 8.45am and release of water lilies. The walk/cycle finishes with a free family funday with entertainment, rides, prizes, food, stalls and fun activities until 2.00pm. Registrations for the walk/cycle are essential. Register online and choose the 2km or 7.5km option at www.angelwalk.co.nz

Meet the Teacher Evening - Tuesday 19th February

Take up this opportunity to come and meet your child's teacher and to hear about all the great things that will be happening in our classes this term and throughout the year.  Enjoy a fun family evening.
Classrooms will be open between 5.00 - 6.30pm.
Mrs Goodall available for ESOL parents - Room 4
Staffroom 6.00 - 7.00pm Board Members will be available to speak to any parents interested in standing for Election.
Camp Meetings: 7.00pm รข€“ 7.30 pm
Year 5 Camp Meeting                    Room 16
Year 3 & 4 Camp Meeting             Room 2/3 (The Island)
Bring along your picnic tea or purchase some of the food available:
Sausage/Bread - $2.00
Burgers - $3.50
Drinks - $1.50/$2.00
Ice-blocks - $1.00
Coffee man on site
Activities commencing from 5.00pm (Cost between $3.00 - $5.00)
Quad bikes
Mega slide
Obstacle Course
Bouncy Castle
Free entertainment - Activities run by Year 7/8 students
6.45pm - John to speak to parents followed by school lolly scramble.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

2013 Term Dates

Term 1      Monday 4th February - Friday 19th April
Term 2      Monday 6th May -  Friday 12th July
                  (Includes 1 Teacher only Day)
Term 3      Monday 29th July - Friday 27th September       
                  (Includes 1 Teacher only Day)
Term 4      Monday 14th October - Friday 20th December    

Monday, February 11, 2013

Board of Trustees 2013 Elections

This year we have our Board elections.  If you are at all interested in being part of this, you are very welcome to attend the next Board meeting to be held this Wednesday 13th February 6.30pm in the staffroom at Gulf Harbour School.