Kia ora Koutou,

Spring is here!! Thank you everyone for supporting Daffodil day what an amazing effort from us all – $381.00 raised by our wonderful House Leaders!!


Intermediate Ski Team – Have returned from a week at the NIPS Championship on Ruapehu – Maddy Ditchburn, Marley Straka, and Brodie Headford all represented Wainui School proudly on the snow and achieved some great results – well done to you all.

Year 5 & 6 Interschool School Cross Country – Was run last Thursday at Shakespear Park   – Thank you Miss Goodyer for organising this – well done to the team who participated – Morgan Keller and Joseph Matthews achieving 15th place. The rest of the team were, Ava Elliott, Mackenzie Allen, Andre Potgieter, Daniel Gorshkov, Yudai Seino, Charlotte Robinson, Grace Wallace Pram, Kaleisha Iremonger, James Wallace Pram, Ben Partner, Claudia McBride, Bella Browne Hale, Riley Purdie.

Year 3 & 4 Rippa Teans – Well done to the following children who participated – Max Lodge, Felix Latham, Jakob Brown, Sterling Purdie, Phoenix Sweetman-Jones, Noah Murtagh, Carlow Murtagh, Harry Browne Hale, Hunter Hadley, Tripp Glasgow, Levi Prestige, Nate Morgan, Lara Ibbett, Ella Marshall, Pippa Heaton, Neva Atkinson, Nina Keller, Harper Laurie, Harley Kipa, Ayla Lodge, Eva Sparkes, Amy Lowe and Capri Fairhurst.

Year 5 & 6 Rippa Teams –  was held last week.  Well done to the teams that participated – Morgan Keller, Andre Potiger, Joseph Matthews, Logan Gray, Ben Prestidge, Noah Moss, Ryder Olliff, Staton Ranby, Noah Richardson, Lennox Watson, Ben Partner, James Wallace-Pram, Sam Shen, Sunny Odedra, Lucas Bartrum, Daniel Gorshkov, Mikayla Wacokecoke, Xela Odedra, Destiny Harris-Hatley, Te Pourewa Hape-Webby, Paige McGregor, Alex Colborn, Bella Browne Hale, Charlotte Robinson, Mila Glasgow, Te Ruawai Bayer, Ruby Mayes, Zahara Patterson, Zoe Heaton and Talia Minton

Winter Sport –  Is almost over.  A huge thank you to all parents, grandparents, teachers and friends who have trained. coached, managed and supported all our players this year in a winter sports teams or competition. We will celebrate this with our Sports Assembly on Friday 27th September (last day of term).


Music Performance Assembly – Thursday 5th September start time 9.15am. Pupils from Maria O “Flaherty’s group and some of Ross’s pupils will be performing.  Those who are away this week will perform next term.

Primary Schools Ski Team members Scott and Alex Tucker – Are down at Mt Ruapehu for the Ski Champs this week – they began the week with an awesome day, we wish them well for the rest of the week.

Tui Team Assembly – This Friday 6th September start time 9.15am.  We will celebrate the value of Resourcefulness as well as seeing what the Tui Team have been up to.


Anchor AIMS Games – We have a Year 7 & 8 mixed hockey team and a Year 8 swimmer competing in Tauranga next week at the largest ever intermediate competition they have held, with more than 11,500 intermediate aged athletes. All the very best Maddie, Micaela, Zoe, Dillon, Marley, Cole, Vinnie, Lucas and Bradyn. We look forward to hearing how you get on. Miss Rowlands will accompany our team and if I am able I will visit for a part of this. Thank you to all the parents, lead by Denise Ditchburn, who have raised funds for all the students to attend. Last fundraiser is this week on Friday – Pie Day (see larger ad).


Teacher Only Day – Friday 20th September  – Organisation is now in place for this day to enable the Civil works on the driveway and carpark to be completed. A full day is needed to seal the roundabout and parking areas. Please let us know if you need supervision for your child. Thank you everyone for your continued help and patience with pick up and drop off as it is.


Measles – As you will all be well aware the cases are rising daily in Auckland. The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education keep me informed of procedures to follow.  At school we have ensured we have an up to date list of all children and staff who are immunised or not.  It is imperative we are informed if anyone in your household or wider family has had contact with someone with measles as it is highly infectious. As far as I am aware there are no reported cases in this area of Auckland. I have included as a seperate sheet what to look out for in simple form and links for further information.

Visit for more information and contact details.

Infectious diseases – a guide revised 20 08 2019

Measles school poster

Lastly The Newsletter in Print!! – Please do give me feedback on having the printed copy again as well as the online version!! Some of you already have, thank you!! This is a trial until the end of term to see what everyone wants.

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


  • Friday 6th September – 9.15am – Tui Team Assembly
  • Friday 6th September – Pie Day Friday
  • Monday 9th, Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th September – Jucie sales at morning tea – $2 each
  • Friday 20th September – Last day to order calendar art via KINDO
  • Friday 20th September – Kiwi Team Assembly – 9.15am
  • Tuesday 24th September – Pukeko Production Matinee
  • Wednesday 25th September – Pukeko Production Evening Performance
  • Wednesday 25th September – FOWS Meeting – 7.00pm
  • Friday 27th September – Winter Sports Assembly – 9.15am
  • Friday 27th September – Last Day of Term 3!


Pie Day – Friday 6th September –

1 x slice of Bacon & Egg Pie $3.00

1 x Sausage Roll $2.00

2 x Mini Pies $4.00

Calendar Fundraiser – You now have the opportunity to order fabulous 2020 calendars, diaries, cards, sketch pads and mouse mats featuring your child’s artwork!  You can see product examples at the office.

Children’s art is being displayed in classrooms until Wednesday 11th 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, sketch pad $16, mouse mat $17.  These make fabulous gifts for family members, or to have yourself as a keepsake of your child’s work.

Orders and payment are made online via Kindo.

We will be placing our main (possibly only) order at the end of Term 3 – so ensure your order is made via Kindo by Friday 20th September.  Items will be distributed in the first few weeks of Term 4 (depends on how quickly the printing company process our order).

Ag Day Update # 7 – Friday 25th October – Animal Registration Forms – Copies of these forms are available at the office and also on the web site.  Please send your registration forms back to school as soon as possible.  Information regarding rearing your kid goat or lamb is available from the office and also on the website as well.  Just a reminder that you have until 15th September (this is the last date for them to be born) to get your kid goat or lamb for this year’s Ag Day.

Ag Day Donation – This week’s donation is a toy or other item to be used as prizes for the games. We will have ten games and when you have finished your game you will be given a number. You then take that number to the prize tent to choose a prize!  Also, we’re still after more donations of King Size Bars of Chocolate from last week. These will be used for the Chucko-Choc game. This game is hugely popular with our children. You throw a 50c coin and if it lands on the chocolate bar you get to keep it! If you didn’t get your donation in last week, please feel free to drop it into the office this week. Thanks!

Garden to Table – Juicie sales starting next week every morning tea time – Monday, Wednesday and Friday. $2 per juicy.  We urgently require the following:

6 x posts @1.6 long (100mm x 100mm) treated.

35 x 1.5m (or longer) lengths of 90mm x 45mm treated.

Any piece of 8mm or 12mm treated ply, any shape or size.  Doesn’t have to be exactly as above, we can make use of anything that people have spare.  Could even be fence posts for the posts.


Years 1-8 Touch Rugby – It’s almost touch time and it’s not too late to sign up! Staton Ranby will be coordinating the Wainui School touch rugby teams again this year. Please see the PDF attached for all of the information and permission form. There will be hard copies of the permission form available at the office. Please return your completed permission forms to the office ASAP. Staton would like to finalise the teams soon. Once the teams have been formed, payment details will be given. 
Years 1-8 Summer Hockey – North Harbour Hockey offers a range of summer hockey competitions for primary and intermediate school aged students so that players of all ages & levels can receive a world-class hockey experience. Primary & Intermediate School Summer Hockey runs throughout Term 4 and is played at the North Harbour Hockey Stadium. Games start from Monday 21st October and run for 7 weeks. All matches will be on Monday afternoons/evenings. Please email Miss Rowlands by Friday 20th September if you are interested in playing this summer. 


email your sports results to Mrs Elliott in the office, 


Wainui Yr 1 Astroids vs Browns Bay Force.  Lost 4 – 1.  POD: Kayami Atkinson.

Wainui Yr 2 Galaxy vs Pinehurst Unicorns.  Lost 13-4.  POD: The Whole Team – Thanks Millie for filling in.

Wainui Yr 3 Stars vs St Josephs Magic.  Won 6-1.  POD: Lara Ibbett and Jenna Els.

Wainui Yr 4 Jets vs St Johns Blossoms. Lost 5-2 .  POD: Meika Pope-Smith.  Sportmanship: Sophie Colquhoun.

Wainui Yr 4 Gems vs Greenhithe Tuis. Lost 11-2.  POD: Pearl Glasgow.

Wainui Yr 5 Comets vs Marina View Heat.  Lost 11-7.  POD: Milla Glasgow.  Sportmanship: Te Ruawai Bayer.

Wainui Yr 6 Rockets vs Forrest Hill Tuis.  Lost 8-7.  POD: Te Pourewa Webby-Hape.  Sportmanship: Kaleisha Iremonger.

Wainui Yr & Tui – Winners of their grade for the season!


Wainui Yr 3/4 Firebirds vs Beachhaven. Drew 1-1.  POD: Levi Prestidge.

Wainui Year Stars vs Bayview.  Lost 1-0.  POD: Nina Keller.

Wainui Yr 5/6 Storm vs Campbells Bay Magic.  Won 1-0.  POD: Zoe Heaton.

Wainui Yr 5/6 Thunder vs Campbells Bay  Lost. 0-4.  POD: Bella Browne Hale.

Wainui Yr 5/6 Warriors vs Kristin.  Lost 3-2.  POD: The Whole Team!


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

  •  Puriri: Tavana McCulluch, Dylan Mumby.  Writing: Millen Hamblyn.
  •  Puriri Rua: Sophie Holder, Gabrielle Long.  Writing: Xavier Boe.
  •  Karaka: Leo Peters, Leo Sawyer. Writing: James Pallatt.
  •  Rata: Leah Andrell, Noah Ouzoun.  Writing: Shannon McBride.
  •  Pukatea:  Dylan Catchpole, Joshua Joubert.  Writing: Levi Prestidge.
  •  Kohekohe: Alizay Clifford, Riley McIntyre.  Writing: Connor Kerr.
  •  Kowhai: Charlotte Adlam, Emilie Kerr.  Writing: Felix Latham.
  •  Nikau: Izzy Glasgow, Hunter Hadley.  Writing: Caitlin Bailey.
  •  Totara: Kelly McMillan-Mayes, Charlotte Robinson.  Writing: Milla Glasgow.
  •  Matai: Daniel Gorshkov, Ben Prestidge.  Writing: Anna Flinn.
  •  Rimu: Iziah Brown, Katelyn Burgess.  Writing: Ashton Russell.
  •  Kahikatea: Lucas Keller, Ollie Steen. Writing: Boston Jones.
  •  Kauri: Lexi Atkinson, Hanno Meissenheimer.  Writing: Grayce Brothers.

Our amazing Hellyer Cup Winners were Imogen Germain and Mia Thomson (Kahikatea) and Zoe Grey and Maddison Ditchburn (Kauri).


Kaukapakapa Ladies Pamper Evening – Saturday 14th SeptemberKaukapakapa Ladies Pamper Flyer

Orewa Tennis Club –  is joining the nationwide initiative of ‘Love Tennis’ to encourage more people in the region to have fun playing tennis.  The event takes place between 1pm to 4pm on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September.  Loads of giveaways including free Hell pizza vouchers, free BBQ, raffle (win a free membership, sports gear, hampers), prizes, get your photo taken with a GIANT tennis racquet and MORE!!    FREE to everyone aged 4 to 104.  Find out about our Vet Club Days, Mid week Ladies, Senior Tennis, Junior “Hot Shots” coaching.  Go to for more information.