Kia ora and welcome to the official page of the Friends of Wainui School (FOWS).

First Meeting Date for 2020:

Wednesday 26 February at 7pm in the staffroom

All welcome – it would be wonderful to see some new faces!

Next Fundraising Event:

More information coming soon!

Wainui School has always had a high degree of parental and community involvement. We welcome and encourage all parents to become involved in the school and their child’s/children’s education. There are many ways parents can help out, whether it is on our FOWS, our Board of Trustees (BOT), with our sports programs, within the academic programs, with extra curricular activities or just down at the school assisting teachers in the classroom. We involve ourselves in many school events and value parental support greatly.

The FOWS is one of the cornerstones of our school community. The group meets monthly, usually on a Wednesday evening, in the school staffroom. It is made up of parents who volunteer their time and expertise, an executive committee, a teacher representative, and the school principal. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.

The objectives of the FOWS are to:

  • Run social events for parents and children, providing an opportunity for people to get to know each other and have fun.
  • Encourage parents to become more involved with their children’s school and to develop strong links between home and school.
  • Provide support for school events and other special occasions.
  • Raise funds to supplement the teaching and learning programs for the children of Wainui School.

The Wainui School FOWS is perhaps most well known for its outstanding fundraising ability. The FOWS runs a variety of agreed, calendared events throughout the year. These events have raised a lot of money in the past few years, and have contributed greatly to the teaching and learning programs at Wainui School. The FOWS aim is to have a few very good fundraisers, which also involve people outside the school community, make an important financial impact, and therefore make a real difference to our wonderful school.

If you would like to become involved, or want to find out more about it, either contact us at or use the form at the bottom of the page.



If you would be interested in sponsoring our school, please contact to request a copy of our Sponsorship Document.

FOWS group for 2019:

  • Chairperson : Denise Ditchburn
  • Secretary: Kate Stevens
  • Treasurer: Kay Elliot
  • Sponsorship: Kylie Allen/Nikki Browne
  • Grants: Annaliese Hewitt
  • BOT Representative: Nikki Browne
  • April Sawyer
  • Catherine Southwick
  • Candace Pope
  • Cindy Cator
  • Daniela Kilian
  • Dee Robinson
  • Elise Louard
  • Emma Coupe
  • Evelyn Matthews
  • Fiona McIntyre
  • Jason McIntyre
  • Isabelle Blais-Smith
  • Kirsty Latham
  • Leslie-Ann Linn
  • Louise Pengelly
  • Nadine Phillips
  • Vanya Paladin
  • Rachel Poninghaus
  • Ros Minto
  • Sandy Tucker
  • Sonya Joubert
  • Vanessa Lloyd
  • Victoria Thorpe
  • Viv Bayer

Teacher Representatives:

  • Gillian Bray
  • Wendy Taylor

FOWS Meeting Dates 2019

Please find below the proposed FOWS Meeting dates for 2019. These dates may change, so please check back each month:

29 May

26 June

24 July

21 August

18 September

16 October

13 November


Thank You Also To Our 2019 Support Sponsors

Download the FOWS Form


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