Wainui School Newsletter No.19 – 26th June 2018

Wainui School Newsletter No.19 – 26th June 2018


Kia ora Koutou,

Mel Ludwig and I are starting the newsletter this week with a huge plea for homestays for our annual visit by the Japanese students from Kyoto. We REALLY need at least 10 more families to offer a bed for the 10 nights to a Japanese student. They are coming to experience “Kiwi-life” and practice their English. This is also a fundraiser for school, we do make some money from having the English lessons here and you are also paid some money to host. If you have often thought about it or are new to the school and not sure, please come and have a chat to Mel or I.

Bike-a-thon – LAST week we celebrated the Bike-a-thon at Assembly!! WOW, a huge thank you to everyone for raising the grand total of:


This was the combined total of sponsorship monies and the food and drinks we sold on the day of the bike-a-thon.

The winners of the prizes are all listed below.

Alizay Clifford Bike and Basket of Goodies 6 sponsors or more (Yr 1-4)
Ali Campbell Bike and Basket of Goodies 6 sponsors or more (Yr 5-8)
Zahara Patterson Basket of Goodies Most sponsors – 79 total!!
Zahara Patterson Basket of Goodies Most money raised – $820
Chalise Tolhopf Basket of Goodies Takahe Team – 3 or more sponsors
Dillon Ranby Basket of Goodies Tui Team – 3 or more sponsors
Yudai Seino Basket of Goodies Kiwi Team – 3 or more sponsors
Liam Miners Basket of Goodies Pukeko Team – 3 or more sponsors
Noah Richardson Basket of Goodies Whole School – 3 or more sponsors

Thank you everyone!!


Music Performance Assembly Wednesday 4th July – Musicians and the kapa haka will 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. This will culminate in sharing a morning tea.

Maori consultation will follow this performance – Last Friday a letter was sent home to students who identify as being Maori. This was to invite you to attend a Maori Consultation. At the end of the letter was a questionnaire for you to please complete and drop into the office. Please let Mr Irvine know if you wish to attend the Consultation.


Congratulations Tui Team’s Camp!! – Big thank you to Miss Goodyer and to all the teachers who went to camp, Mrs Blackburn, Miss Stevenson and Mrs Morris. Camp challenges each and every child with the activities and being resilient over the three days. It makes wonderful memories that last!! I will finish with a final thank you from the Tui team:

The Tui team would like to thank the generous parent helpers who attended camp. We are grateful for your contributions and the hard work you put in to ensure all our kids had a magical time. Our school camp couldn’t go ahead without fantastic parents like you. Thank you!

– Nikki Browne (Bella)                         – Pete Adlam (Emilie)

– Logan Latham (Keelan)                      – Nadine Phillips (Tara)

– John Germain (Imogen)                     – Michelle Flinn (Kate)

– Staton Ranby (Dillon)                          – Daniel Glasgow (Selina & Lily)

– Jason Paladin (Kayla)                          – Chris Moore (Tahlia)

– Lynley Bartlett (Mia)                           – Chris Southwick (Drew)

– Kelly Fairhurst (Ashton)                      – Kim Clark (Ricardo)

– John Keller (Morgan & Lucas)          – Dee Robinson (Charlotte)

– Blair Headford (Brodie)                       – Claire Galloway (Bonnie)

– Maree Manarangi (Shakya & Jade) – Sam Mothersole (Corey)

– Pare Hape (Te Pourewa)                    – Tracey Woodcock (Jacob)

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


Ag Day Update – Following the advice of the Mycoplasma Bovis Response Liaison representative and the fact that the Group Day Committee are not including calves this year, Wainui School will not include calves at Ag Day this year. This is simply as a precaution to avoid any unnecessary risk.

A Big Thank You – The Tui Team would like to thank Bunnings in Silverdale who kindly donated 20 trays of vegetable plants, 10 bags of potting mix, 5 bags of compost and a small plastic growing house to the Garden To Table programme. A considerable help and very generous. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!

The Library Team – A reminder that soup and hot chocolate are being sold for $2 each, every day until the end of term to raise money to purchase a sun blockout blind for the library. Remember to bring a cup.


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


Wainui Stars Yr 2 vs Glamorgan Unicorns. Won: 10 – 4. POD: Emily Grey.

Wainui Gems Yr 3 vs Albany. Lost: 9 – 0. POD: Eva Sparkes.

Wainui Jets Yr 3 vs Marina View Diamonds. Lost: 1 – 2. POD: Caitlin Bailey.

Wainui Comets Yr 4 vs Greenhithe Angels. Won: 7 – 4. POD: Zahara Patterson.

Wainui Tuis Yr 6 vs Waioneke Warriors. Won: 11 – 2. POD: Mia Thompson.


Wainui Yr 3/4 Boys vs Kingsway Zeal. Won: 3 – 1. POD: Nikolai Pelser.

Wainui Yr 3/4 Girls vs Willow Park. Lost: 0 – 7. POD: Milly Rossiter.

Wainui Yr 5/6 Boys vs Northcote. Lost: 3 – 2. POD: Cole Davies.

Wainui Blue Yr 5/6 Girls vs Stella Maris. Lost: 2 – 1. POD: Corey Mothersole.

Wainui Black Yr 7/8 vs Wainui Blue. Wainui Black Won 4 – 3.  POD: Jacob Kerr.

What a great game! Both Wainui yr 7/8 teams versing each other – a very tight battle!


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

  • Kauri: Reilly Irvine, Same Robinson.  Writing: Xanthie Poninghaus.
  • Kahikatea: Maddie Ditchburn, Anneke Tinsel.  Writing: DJ Harris Hatley.
  • Rimu: Grace Wallace-Pram, Lennox Watson.  Writing: Phoebe Walker.
  • Matai: Alex Colborn, Morgan Keller.  Writing: Kate Flinn.
  • Totara: Jade Manarangi-Clough, Kasidy McCallion.  Writing: Xela Odedra.
  • Nikau: Alizay Clifford, Dusty Pullen.  Writing: Ayden Krynauw.
  • Kowhai: Katelyn Burgess, Harper Laurie.  Writing: Neva Atkinson.
  • Kohekohe: Paige McGregor, Eva Pengelly.  Writing: Raya Sams.
  • Pukatea: Hunter Hadley, Emilie Kerr.  Writing: Jackson Wright.
  • Rata: Emelia Quarterman, Jaime Tolhopf.  Writing: Ella Marshall.
  • Karaka: Dylan Catchpole, Noah Peters.  Writing: Soul Dixon.
  • Puriri Rua: Noah Ouzoun, James Pallat.  Writing: Jackson Mallon.
  • Puriri: Charlotte Andrew, Nikau Laurie.  Writing: Leo Sawyer.

Our amazing Hellyer Cup Winners were Bowen Jonkers-McAllister (Totara), Bella Browne Hale (Matai) and Noah Moss (Rimu).


  • 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

Family shows coming up at Auckland Live – We have a fantastic line-up of family events this winter as part of Auckland Live Kids that your students (and you!) will love. The Owl & the Pussy Cat, Pick & Mix, Big Bad Wolf, Aotea Square Ice Rink.

For more information on these events and our family programme visit aucklandlive.co.nz. To make a booking, or if you have any questions or would like more information, please contact saharl@aucklandlive.co.nz.

HBC Football ClubJuly Holiday Programme

Where: Stanmore Bay Park by the Clubroom

When: Week 1: (Mon 9th  / Tues 10th / Wed 11th July).

Week 2: (Mon 16th, Tues 17th / Wed 18th July).
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Themes: 1st day: Wacky hair and odd dress. 2nd day: Superheros. 3rd day: HBCAFC day.

Cost: $45 per day.

Link –  www.hbcafc.org.nz/school-holiday-programme

Marrzipan Drama Holiday Workshops – developing self confidence and public speaking ability in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. 1-5 day courses available running 8.30am-5.00pm for $60 per day or $270 for the whole week.

For more information check out our website. Spaces limited to 16 per group so your child gets the special attention they deserve!

W: www.marrzipandrama.co.nz E: workshops@marrzipandrama.co.nz T: 0272170693

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