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.
Kia ora nga whānau o GEPS
A reminder that we have our team discos on Thursday at the following times - Kiwi @3:15-4:00, Takahe @ 4:15-5:00, Tui @ 5:15-6:15. Students can only attend their own team disco. Students need to be picked up from the hall at the end of each disco. There will be lollies, chips, chocolates and drinks for sale. We look forward to seeing you there.
This term we have been focusing on “how we can give back”. In the spirit of our school theme we have decided that we will start a collection and put together hampers for whānau who may need a bit of extra help over the Xmas period. We are in the process of connecting with a local charity and also hope to help some of our kura families who could use a little Xmas boost. We will collect goods in the office area. Please give what you can. We will be doing this collection in lieu of a Xmas raffle.
Congratulations to the TAG teams who had a great day out last week and thanks to Mr Davids and Mr Paopao-Brown for coaching the teams.
All reports should have come home last Friday. Please contact us if you have not received your child’s report. We are well underway with making up 2020 classes so any requests need to be made this week.
This coming Friday we have our Athletics at the Trusts Stadium, weather permitting. We need lots of parent help for this event. Please let me know if you can help out.
When the sun is shining at GEPS the playground is a great place to be. There is music, skipping, sandplay, activities, library, scootering, ball play and loads of tamariki playing well together. We keep trying to make our school a great place to be. To that end, Grant has just ordered some more sand for the sandpit and Miss Arbon purchased some new sandplay
equipment. Mrs McKenzie has ordered more balls and lunch play equipment. Michelle is forever refining her lunchtime playlist and taking students views into consideration. Mrs Bergs and Mrs Thorby ensure that the library is a fun place to be and is stocked with great books. Many teachers organise lunchtime sports and activities and several teachers supervise in the playground. Next week the pool will be open again to give us another lunchtime option and very, very soon our brand new playground will be opened. Let’s hope that the sun shines a bit more over the next few weeks so everyone can be outside.
Thank you to these two fabulous students
for their selfless service to our kura.
They are well deserved pizza winners this week.
Ngā mihi mahana
Here are our kupu in this week's newletter:
kupu - word/s
kura - school
tamariki - children
whānau - families
Wednesday 13 November
- Kiwi Team to Visit Kiwi Valley
Thursday 14 November
- Kōwhai Whānau Whanaungatanga Day Rooms 5, 6, 7 & 8
- School Discos
Kiwi - 3:15pm - 4pm
Takahē - 4:15pm - 5pm
Tui - 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Friday 15 November
- Senior School Athletics Day
- 2:15pm No Assembly
Thursday 21 November
- Junior School Athletics Day
Friday 22 November
- 2020 Term 1 Out of Zone Enrolments Close / Ballot at 4pm
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 1
Monday 25 November
- 6:30pm Board of Trustees Meeting
Friday 29 November
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm 15
Monday 2 December
- 11am Helpers Morning Tea in Hall
Tuesday 3 December
- Interschool Athletics
Wednesday 4 December
7pm - Year 6 Dance
Thursday 5 December
Mayow Fun Day
Friday 6 December
- No Assembly
Thursday 12 December
- 11am Prize Giving Assembly
Friday 13 December
- School Finishes at 12noon
- End of Term 4
Monday 3 February
First Day of School 2020
Newsletter 34 - 5 November - Page 1
Newsletter 34 - 5 November - Page 2
Newsletter 33 - 29 October 2019
Newsletter 32 - 22 October 2019
Newsletter 31 - 15 October 2019
Newsletter 30 - 24 September 2019
Newsletter 29 - 3 September 2019
Newsletter 28 - 10 September 2019
Newsletter 27 - 3 September 2019
Newsletter 26 - 27 August 2019
Newsletter 25 - 20 August 2015
Newsletter 24 - 13 August 2019