Wainui School Newsletter No.12 – 8th May 2018

Wainui School Newsletter No.12 – 8th May 2018


Kia ora Koutou,

A huge thank you to Kylie Allen a member of the FOWS team for the prizes to help us with the Bike-a-thon! They look amazing!! To participate in the a-thon your child has to do gain a minimum of 3 sponsors to be in for the team prize. The bike-a-thon is for everyone to help raise funds for improving the grounds at Wainui School.

Next Friday the 18th May we will be participating in 3 events!!

  1. Pink Shirt Day – Constable Brian and his friends will be with us to start the day off. We will be selling pink cupcakes and holding a small coin collection for this cause.
  2. The unveiling of the sponsors board for the Bike Track.
  3. And finally the bike-a-thon.

Click Pink Shirt Day and Bikeathon Timetable 2018 to see the programme for the day.

We look forward to seeing lots of you at school on the day, we encourage you all to wear pink!! We will have coffee for sale during the day & cupcakes for sale at morning tea. There will be a sausage sizzle, drinks, coffee, ice creams and juicies for sale at lunchtime.


Road Safety Week – Here is a note from our year 8 leaders.

Belt on, phone off, make it a habit. The five seconds you take your eyes off the road is five more things that can go wrong. Don’t risk it.

This week the year eight student leaders are participating in Road Safety Week. We will be making drivers aware of the damage they can cause to not only themselves but also the community.

Drive safe.

Assembly Takahe team, Friday 11th May 9.15am start time – This week we are celebrating Road Safety Week and are awarding the values certificate of Respect in each class. Have you seen the placards and the reminders for us all when we drive?

Winter sports teams – We have a large number of teams competing in a variety of sports this year!! It is fantastic so many children are playing winter sport! We ask you to be mindful as parents of the pressure on just two rather worn courts for all the practices to take place on. Our small rural school is now a lot larger and bursting with enthusiasm to be involved. So many children playing sport is excellent, but the outside hard court space is not provided by the MOE in their funds. We are hoping over the next few years to improve this.

We have 8 netball teams, 6 hockey teams, 2 basketball teams playing in after school competitions. We have 4 rippa teams playing in an interschool competition this term. Thank you to everyone coaching and managing a team or being a driver to get there. A very big thank you to all teachers coaching and /managing teams for giving up your time to enable these children to learn new skills and participate.

Triathlon Year 7&8 – All students in Yr 7-8 are competing in the Kaipara Schools Triathlon, in and around, Parakai this week. Just as well the pools are heated!!

Photo Day – This Friday 11th May. Photos of all classes, Kapa Haka group and sports teams will be held after the assembly. All photos of siblings with preschoolers will be before school starts, remember to drop your Family/ Siblings photo form into the office. Children MUST bring their sports uniform for the photos on Friday.


Don’t forget, next week is Bike-a-thon, Pink Shirt Day and the unveiling of the Bike Track sponsors.

Rhythm Interactive are coming to our school. Date: 25th May. Cost: $5 per child.

“Our interactive drums shows are such that each student is given an African styled hand drum to play along during the show. African drums are among the first instruments used on our planet, we combine these ancient instruments with modern interactive technologies such as looping stations. We share our unique teaching methods such as “if you can say it you can play it” to demonstrate how your students and teachers can learn rhythm, music, singing and dance in a fun way. ”


Congratulations to the families who represented Wainui School at the Easter Show!! The students who participated were, Keira, Raya and Kyron Sams, Jessie Holmes, Dillon Ranby, Jasmine & Lily Haswell. This year our school won the highest number of children with animals. Not only did the families have a great time winning lots of individual vouchers, ribbons and being given food tickets, they have won for our school a Chromebook!! This will be presented this to us at a school assembly.

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray



Remember to email your sports results to Miss Ludwig in the office, exo@wainui.school.nz 


Wainui Boys Yr3/4 vs Orewa Youngsters. Won: 2 – 0.  POD: Nikolai Pelser.

Wainui Girls Yr 3/4 Girls vs Glamorgan.  Lost 1 – 9. POD: Neva Atkinson (She scored her first goal – well done!).

Wainui Girls Yr 3/4


  • Wednesday 9th May – Kaipara Schools Triathlon Yr 7/8.
  • Friday 11th May – School Photo Day.
  • Friday 11th May – Takahe Assembly – 9.15am.
  • Tuesday 15th May – Board of Trustees Meeting – 6.30pm.
  • Friday 18th May – Bike-a-thon, Pink Shirt Day and Bike Track sign unveiling.
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