Wainui School Newsletter No.04 – 20th February 2018

Wainui School Newsletter No.04 – 20th February 2018


Kia ora Koutou,

Last week we had the first event of the year our Back to School Night”. It was wonderful to meet so many of you on another beautiful evening!! If you didn’t manage to get in to meet the teacher you can still do this, your child has practiced how to introduce you to their teacher or in a couple of cases teacher/s. In the office area are the boards of information around the school year as well. So make it the year you do have a great partnership with your child’s teacher and your child knows you have a positive relationship with their teacher.

Teachers are often in “Loco parentis!! We would like to also take this time to ask that you ensure the school and the teacher know if your child is sick, or you will need to pick your child up at an earlier time. Please inform the school office if you are changing any pick up plans. With communication being so instant now, sometimes we are finding the usual ways of communicating (that is through the school office) are being bypassed. We would prefer children did not contact their parent or caregiver separately but inform us first so we do not get communication or whereabouts of the child confused. Thank you.


Routines are becoming well established

  1. Thank you for naming all the hats, shoes, etc. We are improving in the amount of clothing being left behind.
  2. 8.15am is the earliest time of arrival at school as we can guarantee most of the staff will be on site then.


Assembly Takahe Team (9.15am start time) – We are trialing our new time for whole school assemblies at 9.15 -10.00am. We hope you can join us!! This week we are celebrating our school leaders and introducing them to you all. We are awarding certificates for Resilience in each class.

FOWS (Friends of Wainui School) – This group meet to organise different events and do most of our fundraising!! First meeting for the year is Tuesday 21st February. The first event is the Fishing Competition and Summer Festival coming up soon on 18th March. We need as much help as we can muster to make this event a good one. Come and help, donate a few hours of time to make this event even better. We meet in the staffroom, start time for the meeting is 7.00pm.


UK BBC TV children’s presenters Joe & Andy bring us the Ridiculous Rhyme Show Thursday 1st March – Joe and Andy both worked alongside one another presenting popular children’s television show “The Rhyme Rocket” on the CBeebies channel in the UK. They are now continuing their journey by touring primary schools internationally with their latest creation. We are fortunate to have a visit coming up next week. This will come with a cost of $5.00 per child which can be paid to your classroom teacher, eftpos at the office or direct credit on-line.

The Ridiculous Rhyme Show is an interactive literacy show with rhyme as a key focus. It is about an hour in length and contains songs, sketches and SILLINESS. If you search on-line for their show you will be able to see what they get up to.


Fishing Competition and Summer Festival!! Sunday 18th March. Get in and support this first event for our school!! All funds raised go directly to improve our school.

Put the date in your diary. Aim to come along with neighbours and grandparents!!

Please see the flyer below, watch out for the posters. Thank you to everyone who has donated chocolate (it has been very difficult passing the basket of chocolate outside my office!!).

Next week the bucket is out to donate grocery items for the raffles.

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


Fishing Competition and Summer Festival – Over the summer holidays a dedicated team of volunteers have been busy organising Wainui School’s 4th Annual Fishing Competition and Summer Festival which will be held on Sunday 18 March 2018 on the school fields.

The Fishing Competition begins on Friday 16th March at 4pm and runs through to Sunday 18th March at 1.30pm. You can go fishing at any stage throughout this time, though you must have your fish weighed in between 12.30-1.30pm at the school on Sunday to be eligible for the prizes. The entry fee is $35, with children under 16 free. Register before Friday 9th March for the early bird registration special of $25. Remember you must be registered to be eligible for the prizes (children must also register). Please contact the school office either at the office or on email: exo@wainui.school.nz to register and for a copy of the rules.

The Summer Festival side of the event runs from 11.30am with bouncy castles, waterslides, assault course, face painting, balloon twisting, a colouring competition, raffles, lots of games, great food and drinks, live music and much, much more.

At 2.30pm there will be a live fish auction where you can bid on the fish that has been caught and take fresh fish home for dinner!

We’re looking for sponsors of this event, help in organizing the event and donations of prizes for the event. If you can help in any way please email fows@wainui.school.nz.



  • Tuesday 21st February – Friends of Wainui School (FOWs) Meeting – Staffroom – 7pm.
  • Friday 23rd February – Takahe Assembly – 9.15am – Note the change in time from last year.
  • Tuesday 27th February – Trip to Auckland War Memorial Museum – Yr 7/8.
  • Thursday 1st March – BBC’s Ridiculous Rhyme Show.
  • Friday 2nd March – Yr5-8 Swimming Sports – Waitoki School pool.
  • Sunday 18th March – Fishing Competition and Summer Festival – 11.30am – 3pm.



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