We send home a newsletter every Tuesday. Our newsletter is very informative
and lets parents know what is happening at school. Backdated newsletters available below as well.
Welcome to Rebecca and Jason.
Nau mai haere mai ki Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori. Thanks to Whaea Monica and Ruma Tekau mā Ono, there are still a lot of activities planned at GEPS for this week despite us remaining at Level 2.5. On Friday students are asked to dress in red white and black.
Throughout Aotearoa more and more people are learning Te Reo. Your child can get a head start by joining one of our Māori bilingual classes in 2021. Please email email@example.com if you would like your child to be in either a Year 3/4 or Year 5/6 bilingual class. Please feel free to ring either Donna or Kathryn if you have any questions around how these classes will run.
Poor Takahē team. Covid has mucked up every trip planned so far in 2020! However we are hopeful that the zoo trip and a trip to Stardome will happen in Term 4.
There are still Kids Can jackets available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a jacket for your child/ren.
Many of you will have been watching the new turf being installed. There are new netball and basketball posts still to come but our tamariki are already enjoying two new playing surfaces. Over the next wee while the plan is to paint our fence and then plant a hedge in front of this to further enhance this space.
Liz’s new office is also nearly finished. There are a few minor things that are still needed in order to completely finish the job but Liz will move into her nice new office later this week. She is looking forward to working with tamariki and whānau in our new space.
A reminder that Friday 25 September will go ahead as a Staff Only Day as had been planned. As we are still at Level 2.5 we will continue with our current gate plans until the holidays.
Ngā mihi mahana
Court gate and main gates open 8:15am and 2:45pm
and will have a staff member on each
Students will sanitise hands upon entry to school
School to finish at 3pm for all
Parents can enter through gates if using COVID tracer app.
All other parents wishing to go into school must enter and exit school through the office for contact tracing.
Two school gates for students:
By front office
By back courts
Staff members will unlock and monitor gates during
both entry and exit times.
For all of Week 9 & 10 teachers will be in class by 8:30.
Drinking fountains will be closed.
Please send students with a named water bottle.
No assemblies this term.
Sick students should not attend school. Any students
who become unwell while at school will be sent home.
Mask wearing optional
Students will sanitise hands on entry and when exiting rooms.
Monitors will clean high touch surfaces during the day.
Cleaners will complete daily cleans in line with MOH requirements
Students will be encouraged to regularly wash and dry hands,
cough and sneeze into their elbow, and try to avoid touching their faces.
We will encourage arms length/ 1 metre distancing.
Equipment may be shared - tamariki will sanitise hands after use.
Here are our kupu in this week's newsletter:
kupu - word/s
tamariki - children
whānau - families
This committee is a very hard working group of parents and
supporters, supported by the Board of Trustees and staff. The
committee meets twice a term and is always looking for new
members who are prepared to help the school in a variety of ways. Contact Dianne in the office if you are interested in helping the
school. Most of our fundraising is organised by this group.
Friday 18 September
- Red, White and Black Day
Monday 21 - 25 September
- Chinese Language Week
Monday 21 September
- Rooms 6 & 15 to Stardome Observatory
Tuesday 22 September
- Rooms 1, 2 & 12 to Stardome Observatory
- Board of Trustees Meeting at 6:30pm
Thursday 24 September
- PJ Day
- Term 3 Ends
Monday 12 October
- Term 4 Begins
Friday 16 October
- Pōwhiri for new whānau at 9:15am
- Inter-school Gymnastics
Monday 19 - 23 October
- Niue Language Week
Monday 19 October
- Individual & Class Photos
Tuesday 20 October
- Girl Inter-school Cricket
Thursday 22 October
- 1:30pm - 2:30pm Lion King Matinee
Monday 26 October
- Labour Day - School Closed
Newsletter 27- 8 September 2020
Newsletter 26 - 1 September 2020
Newsletter 25 - 25 August 2020
Newsletter 24 - 16 August 2020
Newsletter 23 - 11 August 2020
Newsletter 22 - 4 August 2020
Newsletter 21- 28 July 2020
Newsletter 20- 21 July 2020
Newsletter 19 - 30 June 2020
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