Wainui School Newsletter No.26 – 28th August 2018

Wainui School Newsletter No.26 – 28th August 2018


Kia ora Koutou,

Spring is in the air!! We have our own daffodils flowering everywhere and lambs are appearing!! This week there is a lot happening, all well planned and organised of course.


Tough Guy and Gal Challenge – A team of year 7&8’s went off to compete and participate in the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge today. Lots of mud will be the order of the day as this is a “mud run”. Have fun everyone.

Hibiscus Coast Interschool Cross Country Year 5&6 – Our team of students will be competing at the annual Interschool Cross Country at Shakespear Park on Thursday 30th August. Mr Irvine is the key organiser of this event but this year he will have Miss Goodyer and Miss Rowlands to assist him. All the best to all the runners competing.


Daffodil Day Friday 31st August Have you seen our daffodils around the school??!!

Daffodil Day New Zealand. The Cancer Society of New Zealand’s Daffodil Day symbolises hope for 1 in 3 New Zealanders affected by cancer. The daffodil is a symbol of the unified battle against cancer.

We ask all children, staff and parents to join us to wear as much yellow as you can. The year 8 House Captains have planned some special activities for the first part of the day. Please bring a gold coin to contribute to our day for a community fundraiser.


WINTER SPORTS continued:

Netball: This year we have had eight netball teams (This is a record number!!). The teams range from year 2’s to year 7&8”s!! Last week I went to support and watch four of the teams play on Saturday morning at the Pinehurst School courts. 100’s of children all playing netball – was just fantastic!! Below are some photos of these teams with their coaches who all do an amazing job!! Please take the time to thank your child’s coach. They have organised, motivated and taken trainings all season! Next week we’ll feature further teams and photos.


Wainui Gems Team with coach Wendy Taylor.            Wainui Jets Team with coach Halena Howard.


Wainui Comets team with coach Janet McMaster.             Wainui Rockets team with coach Jackie Cameron.

Ski Team – Yes, we do have representatives who compete in the North Island Primary and Intermediate schools champs!! This is totally organised by parents. Paris Headford, Rita Straka (Yr 8’s) and Maddison Ditchburn (Yr 7), all went to compete in this competition on Mt Ruapehu. Very sadly the mountain was closed and the competition called off. They are hoping to compete in another competition later this term.


Wai Factor – Is up to the semi finals! This has become such a wonderful tradition at Wainui School and is totally run by the students. The variety of acts and the confidence we observe is wonderful to see. Thank you year 8’s Chloe, Caroline, Caleb and Reilly for organising this for everyone. We can’t wait for the finals!!

Learning and Teaching – Thank you to everyone who has come to a Learning Conversation to discuss next steps to support learning. There are just a very few who still need to come.

Assemblies – We have moved the usual two weekly assembly to next week to enable us to fit in Daffodil Day as well. The Tui Team Assembly is now on Friday 7th September. Takahe Assembly is on Friday 14th September and the End of Term Awards Assembly is on Friday 21st September. Look out for Sarah’s café on these mornings as well.

At these assemblies we celebrate the Value of focus for those weeks, e.g. we are currently focusing on Resilience and have just finished Relational. We continue to award certificates for writing as this is a focus of the teachers to improve the teaching and learning of writing.


Quiz Night!! – Have you got a ticket?? The teachers and support staff have a team and are almost set – still organising our outfits but that is all part of the fun. If you haven’t got a team but would like to come along and support the school, just let us know in the office and we can help you get organised. The FOWS team have a great night for us. We have the famous local celebrity “Will Hall” as co-MC for the night. He has been on well-known TV programmes “Nothing Trivial“ and “West Side”. So see you all there!! Not only will you have fun but you will help raise a few more funds for the school!! Your child will benefit!!

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


Calendar Fundraiser – From Wednesday 5th to Friday 21st September you will have the opportunity to order fabulous 2019 calendars, diaries and cards featuring your child’s artwork!  You can see product examples at the office.

Children’s art will be displayed in classrooms Monday 3rd to Wednesday 12th September, then will be available to view at the office.  We are also hoping to be able to email photos of class art, in case you can’t get to school.

Prices:  calendar $13, pack of 8 cards $15, diary $18.  These make fabulous gifts for family members, or to have yourself as a keepsake of your child’s work.

Order forms will be sent home with children next week, plus there will be some in the office.

We will be placing our main (possibly only) order at the end of Term 3 – so ensure your order is received at the office by Friday 21st September.  Items will be distributed in the first few weeks of Term 4 (depends on how quickly the printing company process our order).

Hoodies – We are still looking for orders for school hoodies. If you would like one please see the office.

Sausage Sizzle & Juicy Sale

This Friday 31st of August, the Tui Team will be holding a sausage sizzle & juicy sale to help fundraise for our Enviro School and whole school art projects.

Sausages are $2.00 each. Juicy’s are $2.00 each.

Please bring your money on Friday to share in the deliciousness!

Thank you for your support.

Thank You – The Year 6 Netball team would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that supported the BBQ last Friday, we raised $575.30 towards our Raratonga Tournament.

Congratulations – To the following hockey players who have been selected into the North Harbour Year 5/6 Rep Development Programme – Marley Straka, Katie McLiver and Alex Colborn have been selected into the Maroon Squad.  Selina Glasgow and Lucas Keller in the White Squad.  Lily Glasgow, Abby Wenzlick and Stacia Pelser have made the Black Squad.

Hockey Fees – Thanks to those who have paid their hockey fees. If you haven’t yet paid, please do so either at the office or on-line, thanks.

Quiz Night Saturday 1st September – The Quiz Night is fast approaching – have you got your tickets yet?? You won’t want to miss out on the fantastic list of items to bid on! Don’t forget to bring cash for the games and raffles.

Live Auction List:

  1. Family Photoshoot: by Sam Mothersole.
  2. Luxury Fiji Experience: Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay
    2 x one-way tickets for a helicopter ride from Nadi Airport to the Marriott.
  3. Off-Road Fun: Winger North Shore Jeep 4×4 Experience at Castaways Resort.
  4. Special Occasion Cake: from The Cake Engineer NZ.
  5. Sunny Northland Experience: Hole in the Rock, dolphin cruise 2 ad 2 ch/Choice Hotels 1 nights accommodation at any Choice Hotel in NZ or Australia.
  6. Kids Party Pack: Pedal Kart & Auckland Zoo family pass 2 adults 2 children Tenpin Bowling & Cinema 4 x movie tickets.
  7. Kid’s Fun Pack: Kids bike & Parakai Hot Pools6 x child passes to the pools & Passion Berry $50.
  8. Get Creative: Blue Lotus Tattoo Vouchers.
  9. Summer is Coming: Weber BBQ from Gatmans
  10. Helicopter Experience: North Shore Helicopters

Silent Auction List:

1.     Hibiscus Jetski Hire – I hour
2.     Northern Arena 1 term swimming voucher plus fitness vouchers and goodies
3.     Davco Electrical 3 hour electrician
4.     Sculptureum tickets
5.     A ride to school in a police patrol car
6.     Signed Blues Rugby Jersey North Harbour Rugby
7.     Ride in General Lee
8.     Cleaning Voucher
9.     Yummy Yoga, Yoga mat, Surmanti Muscle relax
10.   Trailer of Wood
11.   Dingo Minidig Services in Wainui
12.   Fabulous Flowers and Miss Coco lala & $100 Farmers Voucher
13.   Your child to be the Principal of Wainui School for a day
14.   Neville Brothers – Cartage
15.   Golf Lessons from Golf Warehouse plus 1 round of golf for 2 players

There will also be more prizes to win in the raffle on the night, along with best-dressed prizes and prizes for the winning team! Get your tickets from the office now – $15.00 each.


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


Wainui Gems Yr 2/3 vs Torbay. Won: 5 – 0. POD: Izzy Glasgow.

Wainui Stars Yr 2/3 vs Torbay Stars. Draw: 3 – 3. POD: Emily Gray.

Wainui Jets (Yr 3/4) vs Murray Bay Mystics. Won: 6 – 0. POD: Katie Boe and Meika Pope-Smith.

Wainui Comets Yr 4 vs Sunnynook Starlights. Lost: 1 – 4. POD: Ava Elliott. Sportsmanship: Milla Glasgow.

Wainui Rockets Yr 5 vs Target Rd Ferns. Lost: 4 – 9. POD: Pearle Cameron and Cori Suckling.


Wainui Yr 3/4 Boys vs Greenhithe. Won: 4 – 0. POD: Dieter Bezuidenhout.

Wainui Yr 5/6 Boys vs Campbells Bay. Lost: 1 – 3. POD: Logan Grey and Marley Straka.


Wainui Heat Yr 6 vs Wentworth Rockets. Won: 19 – 15. POD: Ashton Fairhurst.


  • Wednesday 29th August – Friends of Wainui School Meeting – 7pm.
  • Thursday 30th August – Interschool Cross Country Yr 5/6 – Shakespear Regional Park.
  • Friday 31st August – Daffodil House Day.
  • Friday 7th September – Tui Assembly – 9.15am – Please note the date change.
  • Saturday 1st September – Quiz Night.




Sunday 9th September 2018. 9 – 11am

Free coaching, skill assessment and games, new members welcome

Junior Contact – Sarah Platts-Mills 021 910 511

Hibiscus Coast Summer Footy is coming in Term 4!

Get your teams together because Hibiscus Coast AFC is running the hugely popular Summer Footy season again from Monday the 15th of October for 8 weeks at Stanmore Bay Reserve from 4.00pm to 7.00pm each Monday.

Summer Footy is for school friends to enjoy playing football in a social, FUN environment and a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the long evenings on beautiful Stanmore Bay.

Teams are traditionally made up of classmates from school and organised by parents. There are five-a-side competitions for years 1&2 and 3&4 from 4-5pm, and seven-a-side competitions for years 5&6, 7&8 and 9-12 from 5-7pm. The cost is $40.00 per player.

Entry forms are available on the club website www.hbafc.org.nz. Entries close Friday September 27th.

Email jnrsummerfooty@hbcafc.org.nz or call Simon 027 431 2020 if you have any questions.


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