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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

School Office & Uniform Shop Open Hours - January 2017

We will be open for Enrolments & Uniform purchases the following days during the school holidays.

Tuesday 24th January 2017
Thursday 26th January 2017
9.00am - 3.00pm

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Primary School Super 8 Cricket 2016

We are putting together a team of Year 5 & 6 boys and girls and we need your help.
One team manager and an umpire needed (no experience necessary). All gear is provided.
The competition will be held at Metro Park, Millwater on Thursday 3rd November, 9.00 - 2.30pm
Please contact Mr Widdowson (Room 21) w.widdowson@ghs.school.nz if you are able to
help out.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Petrie Track

Gulf Harbour School is delighted to announce that the Stride to Rideathon made the difference and the “Petrie Track” will be proceeding as a legacy to John Petrie and his 18 years as Principal at Gulf Harbour School.

The "athon" (cash and school shop) raised $10 677.90   Our "Give a Little" raised $1 516.00, which gave us a total $12 193.90. Additional to this we had a donation from Fairway Bay developments of $2000 and our successful funding application grants of $19 000.

Thank you for your huge effort and support. These funds secure the Track and any additional funds will now go towards bikes for students to use.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Dear Parents and Caregivers,
We will be holding Parent/Teacher Interviews to discuss your child’s next steps in their learning and how you can help at home. These will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday 18th October 2.10pm - 7.30pm
Wednesday 19th October 3.30pm - 5.30pm
You can make an appointment by using the following link: https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz  School Code: ex5m5
As the Tuesday appointments will start at 2.10pm we are asking if possible for you to collect your child/children at 2.00pm. All children who are not collected will be supervised by senior teachers in Rooms 8/9 until 3.00pm. The school bus will run as usual at 3.00pm. Afterschool care will operate from 3.00pm for those booked in.
Rooms 4 & 16 will not be partaking in the interviews as they have 6 weekly reports.
Please note - Wednesday 19th will be a 3.00pm finish as normal.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

World Vision 40 hour famine for 2016

Last year Gulf Harbour school raised around $1500.00 to support malnourished children in Bangladesh.

This year World Vision is focusing its efforts on helping refugee children, particularly those caught up in the Syrian Refugee crisis.

Every dollar we raise as a school will have a profoundly positive effect on providing much needed care and resources to the 5 million children caught up in this terrible dilemma.

Help us, help World Vision by saying yes and supporting your child to raise funds
on the 10-12 th June 2016.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Voting Form Error

Due to an error on the original Board of Trustees voting papers, there will be new voting packs sent out today.  Please disregard all previous correspondence.  Voting dates will remain the same. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

2016 Entertainment Book available from school office

We have copies of the Entertainment Book available for purchase, $65.00 from the school office.

Full of great activities, cafes, discounted food outlets to visit in the holidays.

Payment by Cash, Cheque or Credit Card only please.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thank you to Pelorus Trust

We would like to acknowledge Pelorus Trust for their very kind donation of $1800.00 towards resources for our junior classes.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

School Holiday Programme

Peaches & Pickles

Can you believe we are nearing the end of of term 1! 
THAT MEANS - The Peaches and Pickles  hugely popular Holiday programme is coming up! Don't leave it till last minute... Our bookings are open now and coming in fast! So book your child in for a week of Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Singing, Moving Making and heaps more... APRIL 18th - 22nd
Suitable for students aged 5+

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Gulf Harbour School Swimming Sports - Order of Events - 3rd March 2016

Gulf Harbour School Swimming Sports - Order of Events - 2016
3rd March 10.30am - 2.30pm
Leisure Centre Stanmore Bay

10:00am Bus arrives from GHS to Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre.
10:00am Briefing for support crew with Ruth Taylor inside the pool area.

10:15am Students to be seated in house groups inside the pool area.
10:25am Briefing/ housekeeping.

10:30am Swimming Sports Officially Starts.
10:45am Fun non-competitive Event.
11:00am Fun non-competitive Event
Event One: 11:15am Year 4 girls 1 length Freestyle 3 heats
11:20am Year 4 boys 1 length Freestyle 2 heats
11:25am Year 5 girls 1 length Freestyle 3 heats
11:30am Year 5 Boys 1 length Freestyle 4 heats
11:40am Year 6 girls 1 length Freestyle 3 heats
11:45am Year 6 Boys 1 length Freestyle 4 heats

Event Two: 11:55am Year 4 Girls 1 length Backstroke 3 heats
12:00 Year 5 Girls 1 length Backstroke 3 heats
12:05pm Year 5 Boys 1 length Backstroke 3 heats
12:10pm Year 6 Girls 1 length Backstroke 2 heats
12:15pm Year 6 Boys 1 Length Backstroke 2 heats

Event Three: 12:20pm Year 5 Girls 1 length Breaststroke 2 heats
12:25pm Year 6 Boys 1 length Breaststroke 2 heats

Event Four: 12:40pm OPEN Girls butterfly 3 heats
12:50pm OPEN boys Butterfly 2 heats

Event Five: Mystery Challenge - Non Competitive
Event Six: Traditional GHS Bomb Challenge
Event Seven: Surf Survival Challenge

Event Eight: 1:20pm Freestyle Finals - Year 4-8 order.
Event Nine: Backstroke Finals - Year 4-8 order.
Event Ten: Breaststroke Finals - Year 5-8 order.
Event Eleven: Open Butterfly Finals - Girls followed by Boys.
Event Twelve: 2:00pm House Relays.
2:10pm Students to get changed.
2:30pm Students to board bus back to GHS.

Monday, February 15, 2016


What is Mathletics?
Mathletics is New Zealand's most used educational website. It is the next generation in learning, helping students enjoy Maths and improve their results. Mathletics covers the full Year 1 to 13 NZ Maths Curriculum, so there are plenty of opportunities to support or extend students.

Benefits of Mathletics:
Students love it, motivating them to achieve better.
A wide range of tools and resources allow students to explore mathematical concepts and strategies.
Parent reporting enables parents to monitor their child's progress.
It is used and trusted by more than 800 NZ schools and 10,000 schools worldwide.

How do I join?
Pay for a year's subscription via the school shop or at the office. $32.00 per child. Your child will be issued with their log in details when this has been processed. If your child had a Mathletics subscription at GHS in 2015, the log in details should be the same.  

Please contact your child's teacher or Kirsten Kiata (k.kiata@ghs.school.nz) for more information about Mathletics.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Thinking Caps Maths Tuition at GHS every Tuesday

· Thinking Caps run in-school lessons at Gulf Harbour School on Tuesday mornings.
· After-school group and one on one lessons at their purpose built learning centre.
· Our qualified, experienced teachers follow the New Zealand Maths Curriculum.
· ‘Study Buddy’ sessions with older students (including university students) working
             one-on-one with younger students (Years 9-13).
For more information visit: thinkingcaps.co.nz or phone Julie 09 424 35636

Enrolment & Uniform Shop Open Days

Tuesday 26th & Thursday 28th January 2016

9.00am - 3.00pm

The school office and uniform shop will be open during these hours for all enrolments and uniform purchases.