Thursday 11th April 2019

Kia ora koutou katoa,


With the end of the term only one day away, we thought this was a good time to send out a few last minute reminders. It has been a busy term with a lot of activity right across the school and we trust that your children have all had fantastic learning experiences.


Well done to all of the children who participated in the Bike-a-thon yesterday. The weather couldn’t have been better, unlike today. Just a reminder that all sponsorship money must be returned to the school office by Friday, the 3rd of May. Prize-giving will be held on Friday, the 17th of May, which is also the same day as Pink Shirt Day, where the country will join the movement to stop bullying and spread aroha/kindness!

Assembly this Friday

Tomorrow, Tui team will be running the end-of-term assembly. At this assembly, they will acknowledge the parents that helped on their recent camp at Carey Park. We will also acknowledge all of the children who placed at the senior school swimming carnival a few weeks ago, including the year group swimming champions.

William Pike Challenge Award

On Wednesday, the 1st May, 6.30pm in the Wainui School hall, William Pike (director, author, and amputee) will launch the William Pike Challenge Award for our Year 8 students. This is an open invitation to anyone, regardless of age, to attend and listen to Williams real-life account of being critically injured on Mt Ruapehu when a volcanic eruption occurred. Even after having his leg amputated, William is still a fanatical outdoorsman. He will challenge you to be passionate, resilient, and embrace challenges and make sure every day is a good day.

Lost Property

There appears to be a number of Lost Property items have found their way to the steps outside the office. They will be there until tomorrow afternoon so please check to see if they are your children’s.

Outstanding Payments

Please check with the office if there are any activity payments that you are still to make, especially year 5/6 Camp, Garden to Table, music lessons, and the Year 7/8 EOTC activity.

We hope your children have a fantastic break and return to school in Term 2 energised, ready to learn, and to have fun.


Nāku noa, nā


Jason Irvine

Deputy Principal

Wainui School