Wainui School Newsletter No.24 – 14th August 2018

Wainui School Newsletter No.24 – 14th August 2018


Kia ora Koutou,

Another amazing week has just passed, this one coming has a few challenges with the looming “Strike” on Wednesday!!


Hatsushiba Ritsumeikan – 24 students, 2 teachers and a tour operator finished their last week with us all. I would like to thank all the families once again for your wonderful hospitality, patience with such a big language gap and generosity. I know many of you have made new friends and will one day cross paths again!! Some of us at school are keen to visit Osaka, we know life is very different in Japan. Mr Tawamotu was so keen to see the Southern Cross when we all went out for dinner, they loved the beaches, the sun, the cheese and of course the icecream!!

Once again I thank our host families Allen, Baird, Becker-Crawford, Cator, Coupe, Gray, Krynauw, Latham, Mallon, McMaster, Minton, Peterken, Ross, Seino, Smith, Tinsel and Sweetman-Jones. Your ability to host also means as a school we have also been able to increase our own resources which in turn improves conditions for everyone so “arrigato gozimas!! Thank you very much”.

http://nzprogram2018.blogspot.com The final instalment is documented on this blogspot, the translations are interesting reading!!

Stu Duval – He combined his skills in Visual Art, Oral Storytelling and Drama, and wove his original tales into a show. Almost every child left inspired and wanting to do the same. I saw all sorts of wonderful cartoon drawing happening afterwards. Please remember to contribute your $5.00 as some may have forgotten to. Thank you.

Learning Conversations – Thank you everyone for coming along and having your conversation!! This is one of the most important times of the year for your child. It is about the progress he/she is making, how everyone can keep working together to make progress. If you still haven’t made a time please make one with the classroom teacher, thank you.


Kaipara Schools Cross Country Competition – For year 7&8s is this Friday 17th August. This event is held at Muriwai Beach and is the first time Wainui School has attended. There are both individual running events and teams events. Have a great day Takahe Team competitors!!


Strike Action (Teachers and Principal) – At this stage is still going ahead last day for talks is today, Tuesday. Wainui School is not closed, it is open for supervision only by a few staff. Please ensure you let the office know if you still need supervision.

A collective decision has been made through the NZEI to strike for three main reasons:

  1. More teachers – so your child gets more attention.
  2. More resources and staff to support children with additional learning needs.
  3. A pay jolt/ rise to salaries for teachers to address the teacher shortage – so that there will be enough teachers in the future.

Lost Property – Please name all clothes and shoes, we have seen a big pile appear when I put out an old washing basket. This will go again as we find when we have no lost property box/ basket we actually have less left behind.


This week Miss Charlotte Tarpey goes on leave for the rest of term 3. She is having an operation to her hip on Thursday and to quote Charlotte “she will come back a new woman!!”. We wish her all the very best for a really good recovery. Mrs Millar will be back to take up the position of team leader and classroom teacher. We are so fortunate to be able to have Mrs Millar return and look forward to this.

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


Ag Day – Chick Collection Day is this Friday 17th August. Please send along a container (eg shoebox with holes for air), this Friday to collect your one day old chicks.

Hoodies – Do you want a school hoodie with your child’s name on the back? If so we are taking orders in the office. Once we have approximately 20 we can process the orders.

Congratulations – To Rosie Gulik and Milly Dixon of The Dance Floor on passing their Preparatory BTDA Jazz Exam with the top mark of Honours. Milly was also awarded a bonus Star Award for being Outstanding. Well done Rosie and Milly!


Wai Factor – The semi finals have been postponed to next week, Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd August due to the Strike Day this week. Remember to practice your routines so you are ready for next week. Wai Factor is organised and led by the year 8 leaders.

Quiz Night Saturday 1st September – The theme is Bollywood, so get a team together (friends, family, neighbours, grandparents, fellow school parents), get dressed up and come along to this fun-filled night of all things trivial. See flyers for some of the exciting items up for grabs at our Live Auction on Saturday 1st September. Don’t miss out, grab your tickets ($15.00 per ticket) from the office and join us for a night of fun.


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


Wainui Stars Yr 2 vs Glamorgan. Lost: 1 – 2. POD: The whole team.

Wainui Gems Yr 2/3 vs Bayview Stars. Lost: 3 – 2. POD: Milly Dixon.

Wainui Jets (Yr 3/4) vs Glamorgan Cherry Bombs. Won: 14 – 3. POD: Lily Cameron.

Wainui Comets Yr 4 vs CBS Fantails. Won: 7 – 2. POD: Keira Sams. Sportsmanship: Lily Haswell.

Wainui Tuis Yr 6 vs Kaukapakapa Rockets. Won: 10 – 0. POD: Hannah Garside and Serenity Harris-Hatley.


Wainui Yr 3/4 Boys vs Kingsway Zeal.  Won: 2 – 0. POD: Tyler Newman.

Wainui Yr 5/6 Boys vs St Johns.  Won: 7 – 1. POD: The whole team.


Wainui Heat Yr 6 vs Dairy Flat Dribblers.   Won: 17 – 6. POD: Vinnie Holmes.


  • Tuesday 14th August – ICAS Maths.
  • Wednesday 15th August – Parents Social Networking Event – Northern Union Gastro Pub – 7pm – 8.30pm.
  • Thursday 16th August – Stardome Trip Yr 1/2.
  • Friday 17th August – Interschool Cross Country Yr 7/8.
  • Friday 17th August – Collecting Ag Day Chicks that were ordered – 3pm – Remember to bring a container.
  • Tuesday 21st – Thursday 23rd August – Wai Factor Semi Finals.
  • Thursday 30th August – Interschool Cross Country Yr 5/6 – Shakespear Regional Park.
  • Saturday 1st September – Quiz Night.


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