Wainui School Newsletter No.18 – 19th June 2018

Wainui School Newsletter No.18 – 19th June 2018


Kia ora Koutou,

We are so very proud of our kapa haka and all our children who performed at the Matariki celebration last Friday. Our week’s focus on waiata, performance with confidence for Matariki and the visit of the Orewa College kapa haka was an absolute highlight!! Our school kapa haka gave the Orewa College kapa haka a warm powhiri to begin the day. We then all performed in our teams and finished with kai. Thank you to the FOWs members who helped with the delicious morning tea. I have included some photos of the day.

We still need to have a consultation with you as parents re our Maori children, our Maori programmes and what more you as parents would like to see. Mr. Irvine and I will get some information together. The date we have chosen is in the last week of term 2 after the Music Performance morning on Wednesday 4th July.


Tui Team are on Camp – It is so quiet at school without this team!! Big thank you to Miss Goodyer for all her hard work in planning the camp, to the teachers in the team, Mrs. Blackburn, Miss Stevenson and Mrs Morris, for attending camp. Without this full participation, we just can’t have camp!! So thank you everyone. Just as big a thank you goes to all the parents volunteering their help, we never have any problems getting enough helpers, a HUGE thank you. We know all the children at camp are so excited to be going, we wish you the best for the weather!!! We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday and hearing all your stories, many of which will be shared at Friday’s assembly.

Bike-a-thon – Wow, wow, wow!! We will be announcing the fundraising total at the assembly on Friday, we are very excited!! If you still have some monies at home please send it in to add to the grand total!! The prizes will be drawn at Friday’s assembly. A BIG thank you to every family who has made an effort. This is the last week to send in your money for the bike-a-thon.

Japanese Students Homestay – Thank you to the families who have offered to host a student in term 3. We would still love some more. This week we need 10 more (preferably for boys). Please come and see Mel if you can help. (we are getting closer). The students from Hatsushiba Ritsumeikan always love coming to us. The students love experiencing our way of life, the simple things, you do not need to become a tour guide. Running on the beach, feeding your animals all are new experiences for them. This is also is a very good fundraiser for the school as not only do you as hosts get a little compensation, but the school gets good compensation for being hosts as well.

Paid Union Meeting all teachers Tuesday 19 June – The meeting was this afternoon. Thank you to those who were able to pick up their children at lunchtime. Camp of course continues in case you were wondering, those teachers did not go to this meeting.


Music Performance Assembly Wednesday 4th July – Our itinerant music tutors, Maria O’Flaherty, Ross Hutchison and Pete Warren will encourage some of their pupils to perform. Our kapa haka will also perform. If your child learns an instrument and wishes to perform we encourage them to do so. Please let me know if they wish to be on the programme.

Munch Box Lunches – These are available every day to order. Please go to www.munchbox.nz. Kate Marsh lives locally in Millwater and delivers these to us daily. This is a trial, we will also from time to time be offering some alternatives when teams want to fundraise.


Winter Sports Teams – Thank you to everyone for the dedication, motivation and miles driving you all do to ensure your children are part of a team!! I would love to share with you a wonderful story of one of our year 3&4 hockey teams: team of Staton Ranby, Nikolai Pelser, Sunny Odedra, Harry Browne Hale, Dieter Bezuidenhout, Tyler Newman.

The boys played their hearts out for the full 30 minutes, four against five in the first half to have a 4-1 lead at half time, then I think the other coach realised that we were pretty good and we played the second half four against six and finished with a 6-1 win. Five goals for Staton and Nikolai getting his first goal of the season, yay!!
Harry and Dieter playing in defense, did some great goal savers and got that ball forward for Staton and Nikolai. 

They play kids twice their age and have an amazing team attitude, every one of them,. Never any moaning, or not to me anyway!!

I just wanted to share this with you, as I left North Harbour Hockey feeling super proud of every one of them.”

This from proud Mum Nikki Ranby!! Thank you Miss Ross, the coach, apparently, you had a few words to motivate!! Well done boys!!

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


The Library Team – Are fundraising to purchase a sunblock blind for the library window to stop the sun ruining our books. The following will be for sale.


Hot chocolate – morning tea – $2- purchase from outside the kitchen

Soup – tomato or chicken – Lunchtime – $2-  purchase from outside the kitchen.

Sales will begin this Thursday 21st June and continue till the end of term.

Thanks for your support.


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


Wainui Stars Yr 2 vs Bayfield Comets. Won: 11 – 1.

Wainui Jets Yr 3 vs UPHS Bumblebees. Lost: 2 – 6. POD: Lily Cameron.

Wainui Gems Yr 3 vs UHPS. Lost: 0 – 6. POD: Milly Dixon.

Wainui Comets Yr 4. Draw: 5 – 5. POD: Te Ruawai Bayer.

Wainui Rockets Yr 5 vs Forrest Hill Tuis. Won: 5 – 2. POD: Cory Suckling.

Wainui 8/1 vs Carmel 8/1. Lost: 25 – 17.  POD: Caroline Gilpin.


Wainui Yr 3/4 Boys vs Albany. Won: 6 – 1. POD: Staton Ranby. (see story earlier in newsletter).


Wainui Heat Yr 6 vs Coast Cavaliers. Lost: 2 – 6.  POD: Regan Lowe.


  • Monday 18th – Wednesday 20th June – Year 5/6 Camp.
  • Friday 22nd June – Bike-a-thon Awards Assembly and Tui Assembly – 9.15am.
  • Wednesday 4th July – Music Performance Assembly.
  • Wednesday 4th July – Consultation with parents of Maori children.
  • Thursday 5th July – Rippa years 3-6.
  • Friday 6th July – Awards Assembly – 9.15am.
  • Friday 6th July – Last day for Term 3 – Normal finish at 2.55pm.


The Artisan Workshops

Permaculture – Sat 30th June, 10-4, $90.00.

Perma what?  Permaculture isn’t just organic gardening, it is a totally integrated design system modelled on nature as a way of living harmoniously on this gorgeous planet:) Suitable for both urban dwellers and lifestyle blockers – soup, home baking and great coffee included:)

How to prune your fruit trees – Sat 28th July, 1-4 pm, $45.00

Fix the problem of fruit trees that just look at you blankly and unapologetically. With coffee and baking of course:)

To book, go to www.theartisanworkshops.co.nz/message on Fb/027 234 3242



Estuary Arts Centre – Creative July School Holiday programme. Set you imagination on fires these school holidays! Drawing, painting, sculpting, printing, sewing and more. Goto http://www.estuaryarts.org/july-school-holiday-programme.html for further info.

The SKYCITY Mystics are crossing the bridge again this week to play the Southern Steel at the North Shore Events Centre on Wednesday night and we’d love to have your support!

We are offering all North Shore based schools an exclusive offer for this game –  $10 off adult tickets in the Blue Zone or South Mezzanine, making adult tickets just $15 (instead of $25).  Children’s tickets are $10 for any area.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, click on this link:  https://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/Show.aspx?sh=mystics18

Select the Wed 20th June event, and enter this exclusive code into the password: MYSTDLM18

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