School Hours and Term Dates 2020

School Commences 8.50 am
Eating for Learning 10.50am – 11.00 am
Morning Interval 11.00 am – 11.20 am
Students out in playground 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm
Eating for Learning 1.00 pm – 1.15 pm
School Finishes 2.45 pm

TERM 1 – 04/02/2020-08/04/2020
TERM 2 – 28/04/2020-03/07/2020
TERM 3 – 20/07/2020-25/09/2020
TERM 4 – 12/10/2020-16/12/2019

Public Holidays for GVS in 2020:

Waitangi Day – Thursday 6 February -School closed.
Queens Birthday – Monday 1 June -School closed
Labour Day – Monday 26 October- School closed


• Thursday 9 April Teacher Only Day (School closed for instruction)
• Friday 15th May – Term 2 (School closed for instruction)

The School Office – is open between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. during term time.

Please note:

  • Children should not arrive at school before 8.00 a.m. There is no supervision provided for them until this time.

Advanced Notice – An Online Whanau Survey will be coming out on Survey Monkey, asking for suggestions and ideas around school activities and to seek your input about a proposed Bilingual Class. Please watch this space.

Lost Property – The lost property will be out every Friday afternoon weather permitting. After this the unclaimed clothing will be given to an op shop, thrown away or used as spare clothing. We will do our best to get it out every Friday (weather permitting) in the afternoon.



Tumeke Photos

Make sure you check out our new, wonderful big photos up around the outside of our school classrooms. They are Tumeke!