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.
Nau mai haere mai Peytton and Bradley.
Tuatahi thank you so much to all whānau who came to our pōwhiri on Friday. Thank you also to our tamariki who did our karanga and to those who led the haka for the first time. Whaea Monica does an amazing job of ensuring our Year 6s are ready to go from Day 1 and they certainly should be proud of their efforts. Fa’afetai tele lava Liz Cassidy and Leonard Davids for your korero on the day. Much appreciated.
We truly appreciate all of the wonderful volunteers we have at GEPS who allow extra programmes to happen. One volunteer who has been regularly working in the Garden to Table area is Sue Whiteley who is a grandmother at our school. Sue has been a regular helper each week and has worked tirelessly with and for our tamariki. In addition, over holidays, weekends and break times both her and Mrs Thorby have dedicated many hours to keeping our garden watered, weeded and cared for. Thank you Sue and Marg - an awesome team!
Over the weekends of February 1st & 2nd and 8th & 9th Sienna Todd competed in the Auckland Athletics Junior Championships for 2020 at Mt Smart Stadium. She competed in the 60mtrs, 100mtrs, 200 mtrs, Shotput, Discus and Longjump. Sienna placed 1st in all of her heats for each event and went on to place 1st overall in the Auckland region for every event except for the 60mtrs sprint where she placed 2nd overall. Sienna and Manea Richards Marsters also came first in the relay event. Ka rawe to mahi korua! Mīharo!
A reminder that tamariki can order from Pita Pit on a Friday and their lunch will be delivered to their classroom. You will find details on how to do this are on the back of this newsletter and also on the website.
We are really excited to see the progress being made on our new fence and can’t wait to see it completed. Thank you all for your patience as temporary fences are moved each day to accommodate the builders.
A reminder that we have a zone that we continue to enforce. We have turned away a lot of students so far this year. It is essential to enrol your tamariki if they will be turning 5 next term and you are out of zone. Our next ballot is at the end of this term. Please see the website for all enrolment details or see Dianne at the office.
We look forward to seeing you all at the Whānau BBQs next week.
Our first proud pupil pizza prize winners for 2020,
who helped out with lots of things in our kura.
Ka mau te wehi.
Last weeks proud pupil pizza prize winners.
Our new Year 6 students who did the karanga and led the
haka for our pōwhiri. They are pictured with Liz Cassidy and
Mr Davids who both spoke at the pōwhiri.
We are very happy that Liz is working at our kura.
Ngā mihi mahana
Wednesday 19 February
- Rooms 3 & 16 trip to Mangere Mountain
Thursday 20 February
- 9am - 11am Tui Swimming Sports
Friday 21 February
- 2:15pm Assembly - R13
Monday 24 February
- 6:30pm Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday 25 February
- 5:30pm Kiwi Whānau BBQ & Swim
- 6pm Tui Whānau BBQ & Swim
Thursday 27 February
- 5:30pm Takahē Whānau BBQ & Swim
Friday 28 February
- 11:20am - 12:50pm Takahē Swimming Sports
- 2:15pm Assembly - R3
Wednesday 4 March
- Boy's Inter-school Cricket
Friday 6 March
- 2:15pm Assembly - Rm15
Monday 9 March
- Inter-school Swimming
Here are our kupu in this week's newsletter:
kupu - word/s
Ka mau te wehi - Awesome
Ka rawe to mahi korua! Mīharo! - You did great work! Amazing!
karanga - ceremonial call, welcome call
kura - school
Fa’afetai tele lava - Thank you very much
kura - school
pōwhiri - to welcome, a welcoming ceremony
tamariki - children
tuatahi - first
whānau - families
Newsletter 2 - 11 February 2020
Newsletter 1 - 4 February 2020
Newsletter 38 - 3 December 2019
Newsletter 37 - 26 November 2019
Newsletter 36 - 19 November 2019 - Page 1
Newsletter 36 - 19 November 2019 - Page 2
Newsletter 35 - 12 November 2019
Newsletter 34 - 5 November 2019 - Page 1
Newsletter 34 - 5 November 2019 - Page 2
Newsletter 33 - 29 October 2019
Newsletter 32 - 22 October 2019
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.