News from the PTA

Welcome back to term 2.  We hope students had a fun and relaxing time over the school holidays. There will be lots going on in term 2 so keep an eye on the newsletters for information.

At the end of term 1 (Sunday 10th April) the GHS PTA held its annual Rogaine event. What a huge success it was with our 3 & 6 hour events and new for this year, a Primary School year 5/6 1 hour Rogaine giving the younger students a taste of what a Rogaine event is like. We were fortunate to have another beautiful sunny day with 320 competitors taking off from Waihi Gorge up into the hills on their search for the controls and the varying points associated with them. We had an increased number of student teams this year which was great and a number of new teams trying a Rogaine for the first time.

All this would not be possible without the support of Mike Harding and Stuart Payne, that map the course and control the event for us on the day. A sincere thank you from the GHS PTA. Linda Blakiston is the GHS PTA member that has lead this event for the past 2 years now.  She always runs a smooth event - thanks for your time and effort Linda.  A huge thanks also to our members of the PTA who gave their time to help on the day and family and friends that pitched in and helped when needed. A huge thanks to the GHS families for donations of help on the day, money and baking for catering.  We appreciate all the help given. An amazing group of sponsors and supporters need a heartfelt thank you as well, we are so appreciative of the local support we receive. Please check out our sponsors listed below and support them. This event allows us to raise money for projects for the students of GHS. This year we are providing seating and shading around the school for all those and enjoy - a worthwhile project that will benefit all. 

An important date to note is Tuesday 24th May.  This is our GHS PTA Annual General Meeting held at 7.30pm in the GHS Library. We have a small but very dedicated group of school parents that work hard to provide the Geraldine High School extras in our school. We would love some new faces to join our team. We have monthly meetings on the last Tuesday of the month, have our major fundraiser of the Rogaine each year and provide support for the school by catering for different school events as needed. It is a great way to meet new people and learn what goes on in our school. Hope to see you there.

If you would like any information about joining the GHS PTA, please contact myself at, phone 693 9319 or any of the other GHS PTA members.  

Andrea Hornsby

GHS PTA Secretary

Geraldine High School PTA would like to thank the following sponsors and supporters for their generosity with our recent fundraiser, the Geraldine Rogaine Autumn Muster, 10th April 2016:

  • Bivouac
  • Cafe Mes Amis
  • Four Peaks Transport Ltd
  • Mike Harding
  • Stuart Payne
  • Barkers of Geraldine
  • Ian and Sarah Smith
  • Jamie Linton Meadowfresh
  • Peel View Orchard
  • FreshChoice
  • Anna Wheeler First Aid
  • Waihi Gorge Station
  • Blakely Pacific Ltd
  • Michael Jones Butchery