Haere Mai,
& welcome.

We are an established country school with a family-friendly, community-minded team of students, whānau & staff. Gladstone School aims to provide a safe, nurturing, inclusive,  environment where all people are empowered to succeed.  We look forward to helping you connect with us.

Ngā manaakitanga.



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3 Way Conferences & Illness Update

Mon Aug 08 10:15am

Good morning. 3 Way Conference Bookings are now closed. If you need to make or change a booking, please phone the school office. In the event of illness or a +ve COVID result, please email your child’s syndicate leader and they can organise to meet you via zoom/google meet. 

We have 4 +ve student COVID cases (1 in Ōnoke & 3 in Kourarau) this morning. Please keep an eye on your children and keep them home if they are sick. Please also test regularly if symptomatic. 

Have a good week and keep warm & dry. 

3 Way Conferences – This week coming.

Sun Aug 07 11:19am

Reminder that we have our 3 Way Conferences on Tuesday the 9th, Wednesday the 10th and Thursday the 11th of August. These conferences are an opportunity to discuss student progress and achievement as well as any other matters. 

There are still slots available – you can zoom in from work if that is easier to manage.   Please complete your booking by using the following link and event code. If you are wanting to zoom in, please email the syndicate leader to let them know. 

Bookings Close on Monday morning at 8:00am. You will need to phone the office after this time. 

School day interviews will take place in the following places: Ōnoke – Belinda’s Office; Ruamahanga – Meeting Room; Kourarau – Staff Room.

Evening interviews will take place in classrooms.

Event Code: 2nybj

Interview Booking Link

Week 2, Term 3 Newsletter 2022

Fri Aug 05 11:43am

Kia ora everyone. Please see this week’s newsletter for BoT election results; Y5&6 camp updates; assembly awards; Jump Jam comp results. 


Week 2, Term 3 Newsletter 2022

Final Reminder – Baking or Donations for Complex Quiz

Wed Aug 03 02:53pm

The Complex Quiz is on this coming Friday. Could all slices please be at school on Thursday.
Donations into the FoGS account in lieu of baking would also be appreciated:  12-3290-0004707-00 FoGS
If you are able to help prepare food down at the complex, please meet Hayley Quirke and her team at 10am on Friday. Many hands make light work and we would appreciate all the help we can get. 

Student Toilet Upgrade

Wed Aug 03 02:37pm

The Ministry of Education has been working alongside the BoT to start a student toilet upgrade for Gladstone School that includes a compliant accessible bathroom. We have been advised that this work will be starting on Monday the 15th of August. In the next few days a portable toilet facility will be moved onto the school site and positioned over by the tennis court. We will lay down all weather matting to ensure that access is mud-free.  It is anticipated that the project will take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete. 

Once the temporary toilet facility is in place we will talk to students about the use of it. 

The current toilet block is being gutted. If anyone would like any of the following items they need to let Belinda know before next Friday the 12th of August by emailing principal@gladstone1.school.nz.

There are two of these units. One is 164x90x50 and the other is 170x90x50. 

This unit is 95w x 90h x 50d


There are 9 toillets. 

And 9 cubicles. 





FoGS – Baking for the Complex Quiz Night

Mon Aug 01 05:00pm

The Complex Quiz is on this coming Friday. Could all slices please be at school on Thursday.

Donations into the FoGS account in lieu of baking would also be appreciated:  12-3290-0004707-00 FoGS

If you are able to help prepare food down at the complex, please meet Hayley Quirke and her team at 10am on Friday. Many hands make light work and we would appreciate all the help we can get. 

Week 1, Term 3 Newsletter 2022

Fri Jul 29 01:18pm

Welcome to the end of the first week of Term 3. Please see our newsletter linked below. We encourage you all to read the newsletter, check SeeSaw and the app so that you can stay up to date with what is happening. We do try to keep the newsletter as brief as possible. FYI Pet Day is on Friday the 21st of October – the first Friday of Term 4.

Have a lovely weekend everyone. 


Week 1, Term 3 Newsletter 2022

Newsletter – Holiday Update 22/7/22

Fri Jul 22 02:27pm

Kia ora. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday. Please find FYI’s and holiday updates by clicking on the link below. 

22/7/22 Holiday Update

Complex Quiz

Fri Jul 22 01:12pm

Hi all. With the Gladstone Complex Quiz night fast approaching FoGS are looking for help towards the supper that we are providing for the night. Quiz night is FRIDAY 5th AUGUST, so we are looking for people keen to help:
– On the day preparing for the evening
-On the night serving etc
– Baking a sweet treat for the night
– or making a donation to the fogs account to cover some costs.
This is a great fundraiser for the school, and the more help we get, the more we make. It has always been a really fun day/night in the past so if you are keen to help we would love you to!
If you would like to help in any way – big or small please let me know. Thanks so much in advance Hayley Quirke hayley@quirke.org.nz

Health messages & reminders for the start of Term 3. A newsletter is coming out later today (Friday).

Fri Jul 22 11:26am

COVID 19 – If a person develops new COVID-19 symptoms, and it’s 29 days or more since their previous infection, it’s possible that it’s a reinfection with COVID-19 and they should take a rapid antigen test.  If that test is positive, they will need to isolate for a second time for seven days.  The 3 month ‘grace period’ if you have had COVID is no longer valid.

Masks – It is now required that all students Y4 and above wear a mask indoors (including at assembly) for the first 4 weeks of Term 3. This will be reviewed at the end of the 4 weeks.  Please see below a letter sent out to schools from the Ministry of Education.

We know that some of our tamariki/ākonga are exempt from wearing a mask. If they have an exemption card or a letter from their health provider, or we have agreed that mask wearing is not practicable for them, we will support them to not wear a mask. The process for this changed on the 9th June 2022. 

Udated COVID Reponse Plan – 22/7/22

MoE Mask Wearing Guidance Term 3 2022

Apply for a face mask exemption pass – Unite Against COVID-19

Colin – Te Wharau Bus Driver Service Details

Fri Jul 15 05:03pm

Please see service details below:


Te Wharau Bus Driver

Thu Jul 14 03:58pm

GoBus phoned today to let us know the Colin, our Te Wharau Bus driver sadly passed away yesterday. Our thoughts are with Colin’s family at this sad time. A card and gift are being organised on behalf of the students, staff & whanau of Gladstone School. 

School Interview LInk & Event Code

Fri Jul 08 02:51pm

The event code information has now been updated in the newsletter. Here is the information separately:

Event Code: 2nybj

Mid Year Interview Booking Link

Week 10, Term 2 Newsletter 2022

Fri Jul 08 02:05pm

Kia ora. Please find a link to this weeks newsletter below. We wish you all a restful, relaxing mid-winter holiday. See you all back on Monday the 25th of July for the start of Term 3.

School Interview Event Code: 2nybj


Week 10, Term 2 Newsletter 2022

End of Term FYI’s

Thu Jul 07 12:36pm

We are nearing the end of Term 2 (3pm Friday 8th July). 

Mid Year reports went home yesterday. Please check your child’s bag for their report or let us know if you haven’t received it yet.  Booking links for 3 Way Conferences will be in tomorrow’s newsletter. These conferences are a perfect opportunity to discuss student progress and achievement. 

Each term we have 1-2 emergency drill practices. Today we had our first lockdown drill (as required by the MoE). It went pretty well. The main message for a lockdown drill is ‘Be still, be quiet, hide where you can’.  Staff have been going through our procedures with students and there may be some conversations at home. We are aiming to remain calm about lockdowns and not create unnecessary worry – we do however need the kids to know the plan and we do need to practice. 

BoT elections are coming up soon. If you would like to put in a nomination please contact Amy Strang who is our returning officer – details below. Nomination forms will be coming out via email during the holidays. 

Lost Property

Tue Jul 05 03:28pm

Please have a look at these photos and let principal@gladstone1.school.nz if you recognise any of the items so we can get them sent home. 

Week 9, Term 2 Newsletter 2022

Fri Jul 01 05:07pm

Below is a link to our newsletter for this week. Please find updated COVID isolation requirements, photos from events during the week, assembly awards…. 

A reminder that next week is our last week of term. 


Week 9, Term 2 Newsletter 2022

Matariki Whānau Group Activities Tomorrow (Monday)

Sun Jun 26 01:48pm

We are excited about hosting our Matariki activities tomorrow with whānau from Hurunui-o-Rangi. Students will be moving around in their Whānau Groups for the day. Please go to your classroom for roll in the morning and students can purchase FoGS lunches as usual. 

Huge thanks to Kyntyre Meats – Cabernet Foods for donating the sausages for tomorrow’s event. 


Please encourage students to wear Whānau Group colours and if you have any, bring 1 piece of fire wood for the fire pit (thanks to the Wood-Gardner whānau for lending it to us) no problems if not, we just might need a little extra. 

It’s a great day for the annual Mayor’s Mid Winter Swim down at the pub this afternoon – 2pm. All funds raised are going towards the Carterton Pool Upgrade. 

Carterton Indoor Pool ProjectMayor’s Mid Winter Swim

Week 8, Term 2 Newsletter 2022

Thu Jun 23 03:40pm

Here is our newsletter for this week. We had an actioned packed week at school so didn’t have time to squeeze in a Thursday assembly – look out for our normal assembly slot next Friday. Enjoy your long weekend.  Here is a shot Whāea Micaela took this time last year to help you find the cluster over the long weekend. 


Week 8, Term 2 Newsletter 2022

Thursday 22nd June

Wed Jun 22 05:13pm

No sausages or iceblocks tomorrow. Please send your children to school with their usual lunches. Reminder that Friday is a public holiday and school will be closed. There will be a newsletter coming out tomorrow afternoon. 

Matariki Activities – Monday 27th June (All Day)

Tue Jun 21 02:55pm

As outlined in last Friday’s newsletter, we are having a series of interactive, Matariki-based activities on Monday the 27th of June. The activities will run all day. We are excited to have whānau from Hurunui-o-Rangi supporting us with the activities. We welcome you to come along and be part of the action. We also need 6 adults to assist with the cooking activity – please email principal@gladstone1.school.nz if you are available. 

Also a reminder that it is a public holiday on Friday – school will be closed. 

Gladdy Polo Shirts Reminder

Mon Jun 20 08:56am

If you would like to purchase one of the ‘old logo’ polos at a reduced rate ($20 instead of $46) please complete the form linked below and we will get them out to you. 

Old Logo Polos – Order Form

Week 7 Term 2 Newsletter 2022

Fri Jun 17 02:31pm

Kia ora koutou. Please find this weeks newsletter linked below. Well done to our cross country team and to those who are now going through to the Wellington Regional Competition. A reminder that next week is a short week (no school on Friday – Matariki Public Holiday). 

Have a lovely weekend everyone. 


Week 7 Term 2 Newsletter 2022

Teacher Only Days – we do not have any scheduled Teacher Only days this year. School as normal on Friday.

Wed Jun 15 07:38pm

REMINDER: Wairarapa Cross Country POSTPONED to Thursday, 16th June. This is due to the current weather forecast and ground conditions

Tue Jun 14 08:47am

Week 6, Term 2 2022 Newsletter

Fri Jun 10 03:07pm

Please see the link below to this weeks newsletter. We celebrated today, the efforts our wonderful support staff make each and every day. We have highlights from the week and list some important dates coming up. 

Have a lovely weekend. 


Week 6, Term 2 Newsletter 2022

Week 6

Mon Jun 06 05:10pm

– FoGS Lunches are on tomorrow (Tuesday)

– Kuranui College visit for the Y8’s on Thursday (bus provided). 

– Y7&8 Design Tech starts on Friday @ Makoura (bus provided). 

– Beeswax Wrap orders are due in by Friday.

– A huge thanks to Hayley Quirke & her helpers for an awesome job on the latest FoGS catering fundraiser held over the weekend.  You all did an outstanding job. 


Week 5 Term 2 Newsletter 2022

Fri Jun 03 01:27pm

Tālofa lava – here is our newsletter for this week. Please see cross country results, BoT election information, certificates for this week and other things.  We hope you enjoy the long weekend – see you on Tuesday. 


Week 5, Term 2 Newsletter

Week 4 Term 2 2022 Newsletter

Fri May 27 02:09pm

A huge thanks to all of those who were able to help before, during & after the working bee on Sunday. We ticked off lots of jobs.  Please see this weeks newsletter linked below. It contains information about cross country on Wednesday, an update on Lolly the goat, certificates awarded at assembly this week and more. 


Week 4 Term 2 Newsletter 2022

FoGS Fundraiser

Wed May 25 03:27pm

FoGS are looking for donations to help with the upcoming fundraiser on the 4th of June. The group would very much appreciate a couple of roasts, 3-4 slices and monetary contributions to go towards ingredients. Help on the day would also be greatly appreciated. Please contact Hayley Quirke (hayley@quirke.org.nz) if you can assist. Monetary donations can be deposited into the FoGS bank account: 12-3290-0004707-00. 

Working Bee – 10am; Picnic & Classroom Walk Through from 12; Cricket 1pm.

Sun May 22 09:53am

Beautiful day. Looking forward to seeing you down at school. 10:00 am – Working Bee: Bring equipment to help with the following jobs…(Wheelbarrows; spades; gloves + weed eaters if you have them). 

Plant 125 harakeke up in the transpiration field.

Spread bark on the playgrounds.  
Weed last years plantings inside the tyres. 
Fill tyres up with pea straw or mulch. 
Weed whack the embankment area.
Weed whack the fence lines. 
Turn the chicken coop around. 
Weed the berry house. 
Tidy up the gardens by the classrooms. 
Prune the roses. 
Put lime on the orchard tracks.
Put lime around the vege garden area. 
Put lime on the embankment tracks.

Week 3, Term 2 Newsletter

Fri May 20 03:11pm

Please see our newsletter for this week linked below. We look forward to seeing you and your whānau here on Sunday for the working bee/classroom visit/picnic/cricket if you can make it. 


Week 3 Term 2 2022 Newsletter

Tummy Bug

Thu May 19 10:02am

We have the beginnings of a tummy bug spreading through the school. If your child is sick with vomiting and/or diarrhoea, please keep them home for 48 hours after symptoms have stopped. 

Additional information can be found on the NZ Health Website

Talent Wairarapa Entries Due tomorrow 17th May

Mon May 16 10:45am


Sunday Reminders & FoGS Pies – Thursday

Sun May 15 10:28am

Mōrena koutou. Lots of sports actions starting to take place – we hope you had fun if you were playing this weekend. Please lock in next weekend (Sunday 22nd of May) for our working bee/picinic/tour of the classrooms/cricket. Hopefully it will be a lovely sunny day. 

Liz Mason is on the hunt for 6-8 people who can help sort the pies on Thursday. Please message or phone her if you are able to help – lizarthan@hotmail.com or 027 840 0700‬. Send your bags and chilli bins along on Thursday. 

A reminder that the FoGS lunch roster is linked on the app under ‘Docs’. Tomorrow it’s the Fuller Whānau

We’re heading into ‘Bully Free’ Week – Pink Shirt Day on Friday. 

The Y5/6 & Y7/8 Ripper Rugby Tournament is on Wednesday – app alert went out during the week. 

Our BoT meeting is tomorrow night (Monday). 6pm. Please email bot@gladstone1.school.nz if you would like to come along. 

Have a good week everyone. 


Week 2, Term 2 Newsletter 2022

Fri May 13 03:18pm

Kia ora whānau. Here is our newsletter for this week. We have made the call to postpone the working bee/classroom visits/picnic/cricket match until Sunday the 22nd of May. This is due to the forecast being for persistent rain – not ideal for a picnic and cricket.  Please pass this message on to others who may not get the app alert. 


Week 2, Term 2 Newsletter 2022

This months events