Wainui School Newsletter No.20 – 3rd July 2018

Wainui School Newsletter No.20 – 3rd July 2018


Kia ora Koutou,

As we enter the last week of term two, 2018 we as a staff reflect on the year and term so far!! It is mid-winter, hard to believe for many of the us the term is almost over!!

We have all had a great term, some of our highlights we spoke about at the Monday morning values assembly:

  • Tui Team Camp
  • Bike-a-thon
  • Pink Shirt Day
  • Matariki Week
  • Kapa haka Performance
  • Garden to Table and PEEPs
  • Year 7&8 Technology
  • Winter Sports Teams
  • Learning, learning, learning in all our classes!!

This week you will receive your child’s mid-year report. I have the pleasure of reading every single report. I am thrilled to read almost everyone has made progress and almost everyone has a great attitude to learning and to the values at Wainui School.

Mid-Year Reports – The mid-year report is designed to report on how your child is tracking at this stage of the year in the core curriculum areas of maths, reading and writing. This year we are no longer required by the Ministry of Education to report against a National Standard. We are still however reporting to you on how your child is tracking in achievement for their age. This should be very clear for you to read as parents.

It is also to report on their attitude in relation to the use of the 5R’s – our values of Respectful, Relational, Resourceful, Resilient and being Reflective. Lastly, there is a general comment whereby the teacher has reflected on the first half of the year in terms of behaviour, friend ships, sports, arts and technology.

Early in term 3 we will have learning conversations at which you and your child can reflect on goals, make new goals and discuss the mid-year report. Reports come home on the last day of term which is this Friday.


Music Performance Assembly, Kapa haka and Maori Consultation – Maria O’Flaherty’s students will be performing as will a few of Pete Warren’s drummers. Plus the kapa haka and a few other children who have put their names forward.

Ross Hutchison’s students will be performing in week 4 of next term. Ross has another engagement and would like more time for his students. Pete’s students will all perform in term 3. He has so many this year we would like to ensure all the drummers get to perform for their parents, however it would be too long at this week’s performance.

This will be followed with a morning tea and a chance for consultation with our parents of children identified as Maori (and other interested parents). Mr Irvine and I look forward to sharing achievement levels at Wainui School, and discussing our cultural objectives and talking about anything else we feel is relevant for the conversation. 

Japanese Student Homestay Families – Slowly we are getting there with our homestay families. We still need a few more for the last 7 students. They can go in pairs. If you can offer a bed for the 10 days it would be a fantastic. You do get reasonably compensated enough that you will cover the cost of food and going to the beach etc. Thank you to Miss Ludwig for all her hard work in this area, she would love to have this completely organized before she goes away on holiday.


Friday 6th July Awards Assembly at 9.15am – Coffee and baking will be run by Sarah Becker from 8.15 – 11.00am. Her baked goodies slices are to die for!! The awards will be the values and writing certificates. No Hellyer Cup as each team has given these out for this term.

Winter Sports Teams – Congratulations to all the coaches, managers, mum and dads who have driven the children to the various grounds or courts to play. What amazing opportunities and fun the children have!! Could all coaches please send me a photo or two of your team either playing or practicing as I would like to do a big feature on the newsletter and on the website early next term. I am also keen to come and see the teams play next term. Thank you everyone. It is wonderful to see all the teams practicing.


End of term is for us a chance to have a big tidy up and ensure we have all books returned, sports gear packed away and our clothes, desk and lockers tidied out.

No doubt you will have heard today that any “Lost Property” lying around will need to be claimed or I will put it in the bin!! Firstly, congratulations to everyone as since we have disposed of the lost property box, we have far less lost property. Secondly, Mrs De Cort will wash most of the remaining unclaimed, unnamed items and take it to hospice. Thank you everyone for naming clothing and looking for missing clothes. Only very unloved items go to the bin!!

Happy Holidays everyone, take care, be safe and have a fabulous break.

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


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

Term 3 School Disco

In Term 3, on Friday the 3rd of August, we will be hosting our annual school disco. This years disco theme is, Lights! Camera! Action! This is a movie theme, allowing you to dress up as your favourite movie character, whether it’s Elsa from Frozen, Mickey Mouse, or Captain Jack Sparrow. There will be two discos, one for Year 1-4 and one for Year 5-8. For each disco there will be a regular $5.00 ticket allowing entry, a hotdog and a drink. For something new this year there will also be a $10.00 premium ticket, which includes entry, a hotdog and drink, a lolly bag, a Juicie and three glow bracelets. Tickets can be brought at the school office from the beginning of next term. The Year 1-4 disco will start at 5:00pm and finish at 6:30pm, and the Year 5-8 will go from 7:00pm until 9:00pm. So come along, dance till you drop, and make some fantastic memories with some of the most recognisable people the world has ever known.


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


Wainui Stars Yr 2 vs St Johns. Won: 8 – 0. POD: Pippa Heaton.

Wainui Gems Yr 3 vs Target School Tigers. Lost: 6 – 0. POD: Emily Coupe.

Wainui Comets Yr 4 vs BBS Rockets. Won: 9 – 0. POD: MacKenzie Allen.

Wainui Tuis Yr 6 vs Waimaukau Dragons. Won: 13 – 2. POD: Ella Newman & Tara Phillips.

30/5/18: Wainui Yr 6/1 vs Willow Park. Lost: 28 – 6. POD: Katie McLiver.

20/6/18: Wainui Yr 6/1 vs Stanley Bay. Won: 15 – 3. POD: Whole Team.

27/6/18: Wainui Yr 6/1 vs Albany 6/2. Won: 18 – 2. POD: Shakya Manarangi-Clough.


Wainui Yr 3/4 Boys vs Mairangi Bay. Won: 6 – 0. POD: Sunny Odedra.

Wainui Yr 5/6 Boys vs St Johns. Won: 4 – 0. POD: Whole Team.

Wainui Blue Yr 5/6 Girls vs Bayfield Blue. Won: 5 – 0. POD: Dillon Ranby.


Wainui Heat Yr 6 vs Kingsway Heat. Won: 10 – 8.  POD: Ashton Fairhurst.

25/6/18: Wainui Yr 7/8 vs Kingsway Bullets. Won: 18 – 1.

Wainui Yr 7/8 vs Kingsway Bullets. Won the FINAL: 22 – 12.

Congratulations to the Year 7/8 Basketball team, coached by Trinity Mothersole, who won the Hibiscus Coast Leisure Centre Year 7/8 League on Monday night, beating Kingsway in the final 22-12.

The team members are (left to right) Seth Mothersole, DJ Harris Hatley, Ty Browne Hale, Tai Iremonger, Reilly Irvine, Chloe Kay, and Caroline Gilpin. Well done team!


  • Wednesday 4th July – Music Performance Assembly – 9.15am.
  • Wednesday 4th July – Consultation with parents of Maori children.
  • Wednesday 4th July – FOWs Meeting – 7pm.
  • Thursday 5th July – Rippa years 3-6.
  • Friday 6th July – Awards Assembly – 9.15am.
  • Friday 6th July – Last day for Term 2 – Normal finish at 2.55pm.
  • Monday 23rd July – First day of Term 3.
  • Wednesday 15th August – Parents Social Networking Event – Northern Union Gastro Pub – 7pm – 8.30pm.


Help your child understand Fractions and Decimals!

Thinking Caps will be focusing on Fractions for Year 3-5 and Fractions and Decimals for Year 6.

Book NOW to get your child in for Term 3.


Julie 424 3536 julie@thinkingcaps.co.nz



The Artisan Workshops

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

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