All classrooms will be open 5.00pm - 6.30pm on Thurdsay 23 August. Parents and children are welcome to visit classroom STEAM displays and activities. For this open night, S.T.E.A.M. involves a science, technology, e-learning, arts and/or maths focus. Come and see what your child has been learning!

Dunedin Regional Chess Tournament - 8th Aug 2018

This week Geoge Street Normal hosted the Dunedin Regional Chess Tournament in our school hall. More than 70 children from schools around Dunedin attended. 42 children from George Street Normal were involved; for many this was their first taste of playing chess in a tournament environment.

In the 'rookie' grade George Street Normal teams came 2nd, 3rd and 6th. Ashton Fraser placed 4th in the individual standings,. Daan Peeters 7th and Elise Summerfield 9th

In the 'junior' division our teams came 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th. Individuals that placed highly included Alexander Jansen Van Vuuren 2nd, Harry McDonald 3rd, Aidan Dixon 4th and Jaden Tonkin 5th.

George Street Normal School Cross Country - 30th Jul 2018

Today we held our annual school cross country competiton at the North Grounds. The weather was sunny but cool; the competition in all the races was hot. Congratulations to all the children who took part and a big thank you to all the spectators who helped make this such a fun event.

Prize winners will be announced at this week's school assembly. Many of the Year 5 and 6 children will go on to represent our school at the North Zone Competition later this term.

New Georgies online booking system information - 22nd Jul 2018

George Street Normal School

New booking system for Georgies


This term we will be using a new online booking system for Georgies before school, after school and holiday programmes.  We are asking all parents wishing to use a Georgies programme to firstly enrol their children (this process should take about 10 minutes) at https://georgies.aimyplus.com and then follow the instructions to make bookings. 

Please note: (1) there are new terms and conditions for attendance, booking and making payments at Georgies - please read these carefully; (2) from 23 July, Georgies bookings will only be accepted and confirmed through Aimyplus; (3) all existing children must be re-enrolled; (3) all existing/permanent bookings must be re-booked; and (4) in addition to the new booking system, Georgies has a new bank account suffix (002) that all parents should begin using.  Please note this new Georgies account: (BNZ) 02-0912-0320963-002.

The Aimyplus website has many helpful features that parents may wish to use.  If you have any further questions, please contact the school office or the Georgies office on 474 0825, press 715 for Georgies (you may have to leave a message – these are cleared daily).  In addition, our site supervisors can be contacted on 027 614 5086 (Junior Georgies) or 021 0817 7822 (Senior Georgies) and by email at georgies@georgestreet.school.nz

Thanks for your support.

Bex and the Georgies team



Middle Team Electives and Discovery Time - 16th Jul 2018

On the last Friday of Term 2 the Middle Team met in Te Puna Ako to share all the wonderful activities they have been participating in as part of our Electives programme. The children have been involved in Discovery Time, art and crafts, drawing, cooking, Chinese culture, construction, sport and S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics).

Chess success - 25th Jun 2018

In the weekend, two George Street Normal Teams participated in the annual Otago Southland Primary School Chess Tournament.  After an afternoon of playing chess games back to back, George Street Normal school teams were able to claim first and third prizes.  Alexander van Vuuren was also awarded 'The most friendly chess player'.  Well done to all who participated.

Figure Skating Success - 8th Jun 2018

We have some champions in our midst!  Three GSNS children achieved medals in the Corinne Gilkinson Figure Skating Trophy.  Brooke and Gibbo were both placed first in their grades and Ruby was placed third for her grade.  These children train tirelesly and demonstrate commitment to their sport.  Well done everyone!

A Fire Engine arrives at George Street Normal School - 25th May 2018

The children in Model 1B and Model 2B had an exciting day recently when they had a visit from the Fire service as part of their Fire Safety topic.