Wainui School Newsletter No.10 – 10th April 2018

Wainui School Newsletter No.10 – 10th April 2018


Kia ora Koutou,

Last week of term, it is still very warm, but this week we will see the end of the summer term, the pool, the hot days, swimming, picnics and summer activities.

Pool – Thank you to Mr Eysink for keeping our pool running over summer and looking so good and clean. The pool will close after today. Please return your key to Miss Ludwig or Mrs De Cort in the office and you will receive a small bond back.


Routines are now well established

  1. Thank you for naming all the hats, shoes, etc. We have improved so much with the amount of clothing left behind. It has worked very well having no lost property box. Over the holidays make sure you name shoes and socks, and any clothing that is an outer layer as it is this that comes off and gets left behind so easily.
  2. Parking – Thank you for not parking on the roundabout, it was getting very difficult for people to get past after school.


Motocross Team at Assembly.

Assembly to Celebrate Sports Achievements in Term 1 – Swimming and the new Motocross team whom it seems have done very well! Plus we are going to include all the families that participated in the Easter show, showing their lambs. They all had a wonderful time and thoroughly recommend this.

Kiwi Teams – Final day for their EOTC week experience has been cancelled due to the impending weather.

FOWS “Friends of Wainui School” – This group meets to organise different events and do most of our fundraising!! Their last meeting was last Wednesday. We meet in the staffroom start time for the meeting at 7.00pm, what a great start to the year we have had and welcome to all the new people.


ANZAC Day!! We are all invited to participate in a lovely ceremony at the Upper Waiwera Cenotaph at 711 Weranui Rd. We are then all invited to the McCathies House and garden for afternoon tea. Please bring a plate of food to share. We have some year 8’s giving readings, we lay wreaths on behalf of the school, our kapa haka group will also be performing the haka and singing a waiata. Do come and join in.

Bike-A-Thon and Pink Shirt Day – 2018 sees the introduction of a different a-thon!! – a bike-a-thon. Children will be all participating on Friday 18th May in a challenge using either a school bike or their own, on the bike track and going to see how many laps they can do in a certain time frame. Obviously, the time frame will change depending on what age you are.

We are doing the bike-a-thon in conjunction with “Pink Shirt Day”. This is a day that celebrates diversity and supports schools to prevent bullying and be a safe place for all students. Our Community Constable Bryan is an ambassador for this day, he will begin his day at our school with some other policemen to raise awareness for the cause. This will be such a fun day. Mr Irvine is currently preparing the packs for children to gather sponsors over the holidays. There will be a variety of prizes.

The money raised with the bike-a-thon will be spent on improving our grounds.


We have some vacancies for:

  1. Cleaner: Part-time, 3 hours a day, 5 days a week with some holiday cleaning.
  2. Gardener: 4-5 hours a day on a Friday preferably.

Both have good rates of pay. The person could pick up both jobs!!! If you are interested, please let me know.

We also need a Drainlayer urgently!! Please let me know if you are in this business and can do work for the school. (Paid of course).

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


In Need of a Babysitter?  Hello, my name is Taylor Irvine. I am 14 years old, a year 10 student at Long Bay College, a previous Wainui School student, and I am looking for some babysitting work.

I am a responsible, reliable, fun person, and kids love hanging out with me. I know the difference between a pushover and a ‘buzzkill,’ and can assure you I am a good mix of both. I did a First Aid course through Wainui in Year 8, and am also a rookie lifeguard.

If you need a babysitter or have any questions, you can email me at taylorirvine04@gmail.com, or feel free to talk to Mr. Irvine.

Hoodies – If you would like to order a school hoodie with your name on the back, please come to the office to fill out an order form this week. We would like to place the order with the supplier over the holidays.


Wainui Heat Team


Wainui Heat vs Wentworth Heat.  Won: 28 – 25. POD: Ashton Fairhurst.


At the last assembly, the following students received certificates for “Relational”.

  • Kauri: Reilly Irvine, Sam Robinson.  Writing: Caleb Waller.
  • Kahikatea: Lexi Allen, Ethan McBride.  Writing: Ben Thorpe.
  • Rimu: Jordan Fincham, Regan Lowe.  Writing: Drew Southwick.
  • Matai: Aiden Boardman, Mia Thomson.  Writing: Jasmine Haswell.
  • Totara: Daniel Bell, Iziah Brown, Logan Grey.  Writing: Hannah Garside.
  • Nikau: Katie Boe, Sophie Colquhoun.  Writing: Dusty Pullen.
  • Kowhai: Harry Browne Hale, Tamati Bayer.  Writing: Tyler Newman.
  • Kohekohe: Rosie Gulik, Dieter Bezuidenhout.  Writing: Staton Ranby.
  • Pukatea: George Clayton, Mikayla Houghton.  Writing: Travis Dunning.
  • Rata: Oliver Bell, Nina Keller.  Writing: Pippa Heaton.
  • Karaka: Ashleigh Lloyd-Read, Scott Tucker.  Writing: Liam Miners.
  • Puriri: Anthony Doherty, Kyron Sams.  Writing: Jackson Mallon.

Our amazing Hellyer Cup Winners were Eliza Dunning (Kohekohe), Ava Elliott (Kowhai), and Jakob Brown (Nikau).


  • Tuesday 10th April – Board of Trustees Meeting – 6.30pm.
  • Friday 13th April – Awards Assembly – 9.15am.
  • Friday 13th April – End of Term 1.
  • Thursday 25th April – ANZAC Day Service – Upper Waiwera Cenotaph – 2.30pm.
  • Monday 30th April – Start of Term 2.


Thinking Caps 
Want your child to learn their times tables?
Thinking Caps is having a BIG focus on times tables next term.
Book your child in TODAY for a start in Term 2!
09 424 3536



School Holiday classes – Art Centre Helensville

Friday 20 April 10.30 – 1 $30 – Fairy and Goblin Tree Houses. Let your imagination run wild creating a three dimensional hide out for your fairy or goblin friends. Suitable for ages 7-12 boys and girls.                                                                                    

Friday 27 April 10.30 -1 $30 – Fantastical Forests. Using various mixed media and collage techniques you will create a forest for creatures to hide in. Suitable for ages 7-12 boys and girls.                                                                                    

Bookings essential, spaces limited be in quick.

Eventfinder Fairy and Goblin Tree House  https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/school-holiday-fairy-and-goblin-tree-house/auckland/helensville

Eventfinder Fantastical Tree Houses  https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/school-holidays-class-fantastical-forests/auckland/helensville

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