Wainui School Newsletter No.27 – 4th September 2018

Wainui School Newsletter No.27 – 4th September 2018


Kia ora Koutou,

Huge thank you and shout out to our wonderful FOWS (Friends of Wainui School) group!! Triv Night was wonderfully organized by a small team of wonderful women!! Thank you ladies – you collated all the auction items and sponsorship, you organized the “Quiz”. This year we bought a prepared package as in the past it took hours and hours of work by the host to put together the competition questions. Yes they were hard and it went fast but it was fun!!

The hall was decorated in the theme of Bollywood and we all arrived in our saris, turbans, glam and glitter to enjoy a great night! Thank you Cindy Cator, Louise Pengelly and Kate Doherty sub-committee for this organization, together with Nikki Browne and Nadine Phillips. Thanks also to the hosts, Brent Robinson and Richard Hall, as well as Simone du Bernard from Harcourts Cooper & Co, sponsor of the night.

Total money raised has yet to be finalised. This brings us closer to the aim of fundraising $30,000. Triv Night is a night to get together with your friends, neighbours, Wainui School staff. As a community we have fun, laugh and raise a few more funds for the school. If you were shy this year or worried about dressing up, give it a go next year!! You don’t even have to dress up if it is not your thing!! But come and meet the neighbours and have some fun!!


Wai Factor Final – This competition has now become an annual tradition and has been going for 6 years!! On Wednesday afternoon we have 16 finalists competing for the award of supreme champion!! Wai Factor is entirely organised and run by the year 8 leaders. They have judged, organised the heats and now have a wonderful final whereby they will step back from judging and just put on the show. We have 4 judges that include, Mr Irvine, Mrs Richards and Zoe Paul, a past pupil who was responsible for the trophy and Geena Hutton the instigator of Wai Factor.

Congratulations to Thomas Steen Yr 8 – After winning the boys year 8 cross country race last week. He has been asked to join the team competing in the North Habour finals today!! Well done Thomas, all the best!!


Daffodil Day New Zealand – The school House leaders organised a wonderful day for us all last Friday whilst we all dressed in yellow. Our gold coins contributed $319.50 to this worthy cause.

WINTER SPORTS continued:

Basketball – We have two teams managed and coached by two dads. The year 6 boys team is made up of Vinnie Holmes, Ricardo Hawken, Jordan Fincham, Regan Lowe, Ashton Fairhurst, (absent is Keelan Latham). Glenn Hawken is the coach and the boys play in a competition at the Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre.

“I’m super proud of how far these boys have come from none of them playing basketball as a sport, to where they are now, only losing 2 games the whole year!” said Glenn. Thanks to Glenn for teaching the boys how to play and being their motivator!!

Trinity Mothersole trains the team of year 7&8 students – Seth Mothersole, Caroline Gilpin, Reilly Irvine, DJ Harris Hatley, Ty Browne Hale, Tai Iremonger, Chloe Kay and Cameron Goodger who has joined the team due to injuries.


This season in the Pinehurst Netball League, the Year 3 Wainui Jets team have won their grade, the second year in a row. The players are – Taya Hawken, Harper Laurie, Caitlin Bailey, Katie Boe, Meika Pope-Smith, Raya Sams, Sophie Colquhoun, Lily Cameron. They are coached by Halena Howard and managed by Laura Bailey. Congratulations girls!

Left: Wainui Jets Team.

Here are some of our netball teams in action:

Wainui Comets team.                                                      Wainui Rockets team.

Wainui Tui Team – Kayla Paladin, Ella Newman, Serenity Harris Hatley, Hannah Garside, Tara Phillips, Kate Frantzen, Mia Thomson and their umpire Jess.


The year 3/4 boys have won their grade and remain undefeated – well done boys! In your last game you showed how far you’ve come with great passing and position play. This amazing little team never lost a game all season and were grade winners by at least 15 clear points. Special thanks to coach Staton Ranby.

In the team is Tyler Newman, Harry Browne Hale, Nikolai Pelser, Sunny Odedra, Staton Ranby, Dieter Bezuidenhout.

This is the year 5/6 girls hockey team – Ella Newman, Phoebe Walker, Kasidy McCallion, Dillon Ranby, Charlotte Robinson and Bella Browne Hale.


At assembly this week we will celebrate the value of Resilience at the Tui Team Assembly. Coffee will be available by Sarah Becker and her delicious home baking!!

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


Winter Sports Prizegiving – On Friday, the 21st of September, starting from 9.15am, Wainui School will be holding their Winter Sports Prizegiving for 2018. At the prizegiving, we will acknowledge all children, coaches and managers, who played in or organised Wainui School teams for netball, hockey, and basketball over the winter season. We will also acknowledge those children, who finished in the top four at our Wainui School Cross Country day. All are welcome to attend.

Orewa College Technology Challenge – Last Thursday, 24 of our year 7-8 students participated in teams for the annual technology challenge. Each team had to complete 3 different challenges within a time limit of 30 minutes per challenge. The challenges ranged from –  making a newspaper stretcher to complete an obstacle course with a blind-folded team member; a lighthouse complete with working light; an ANZAC poppy over a metre tall; making a boomerang; a catapult to send a marshmallow as far as possible across the room; and a device to keep a ping pong ball in the air for as long as possible. There was a huge amount of collaboration in order for the teams to be successful.

Our Year 8 team of: Caleb Waller, Ethan Garside, Rita Straka and Charli Bunce came 2nd in the year 8 competition and our year 7 team of: Serena Wyers, Honoka Seino, Ty Browne Hale and Daniel Phillips came 3rd in the year 7 competition.

Well done.

A special thanks to all of the parents who transported us to and from the venue at Orewa College – Nikki Browne, Tony and Amisha O’Brien, Sarah Parsons, Jessica Garside, and Sam Kitchenman.

Calendar Fundraiser – You now 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 is being displayed in classrooms until 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 are being home sent home with children this week, plus there will be some in the office.  Please ensure all details on the form are completed or we may be unable to process it.

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.



Wainui Gems Yr 2/3 vs Dairy Flat Dolphins. Won: 9 – 1. POD: Izzy Glasgow.

Wainui Stars Yr 2/3 vs Hobsonville Point. Won: 7 – 1. POD: Lara Ibbett.

Wainui Jets (Yr 3/4) vs Marina View Diamonds. Won: 6 – 5. POD: Caitlin Bailey and Taya Hawken.

Wainui Comets Yr 4 vs Greenhithe Angels. Lost: 2 – 3. POD: Lily Haswell. Sportsmanship: Zahara Patterson.

Wainui Rockets Yr 5 vs Forrest Hill Tuis. Won: 11 – 4. POD: Kaleisha Iremonger.

Wainui Tuis (Yr 6) vs Helensville Takahes. Won: 29 – 0. POD: Kayla Paladin and Hannah Garside.


Wainui Yr 3/4 Boys vs Torbay Turf Warriors. Won: 6 – 0. POD: The whole team!

Wainui Yr 5/6 Girls vs Bayswater Blue. Lost: 0 – 3. POD: The whole team!


Wainui Heat Yr 6 vs Kingsway Bullets. Won: 16 – 5. POD: Ricardo Hawken.


  • Wednesday 5th September – Wai Factor Finals – 2 – 3pm – All parents welcome.
  • Friday 7th September – Tui Assembly – 9.15am.
  • Friday 14th September – Takahe Assembly – 9.15am.
  • Tuesday 18th September – Board of Trustees Meeting – 6pm.
  • Friday 21st September – Winter Sports Prizegiving – 9.15am.
  • Friday 28th September – End of term 3 – finishing at the normal time of 2.55pm.


Good as New Pre Loved Kids Winter Market – Saturday 15 September
Orewa Community Center. 9am – 12 noon.
50+ stalls selling quality 2nd hand kids Clothes, Toys, Furniture and Accessories

Free admission. Inquiries 021 217 7904

OREWA TENNIS CLUB – Junior interclub registration day. Sunday 9 September. 10am-1pm. Bring your racquet for a few games.

HAVE A GO DAY – Saturday 22nd September from 10.30am – 2.00pm.

Bring your children down to meet the coaches and have a lesson. We run beginning classes on Saturday morning in term 4 and term 1. Any questions to rachelle.alexander88@gmail.com

Air Play 13 & 14 October Bruce Mason Centre

Direct from New York, and the creative team from Cirque du Soleil, Air Play is a circus-style adventure of epic proportions – a show that brings to life the air that we breathe.

“A joy from start to finish.” – Sydney Morning Herald
“cheeky, heartfelt storytelling that keeps both adults and children enthralled” – British Theatre Guide

More information aucklandlive.co.nz/show/air-play

Dairy Flat Tennis Club (corner or Postman Rd & Dairy Flat Highway)

Tennis – Junior Coaching Muster Day

Saturday 8th September

  • From 9am: Beginners and ages 5-7 years
  • From 10am: ages 7-9 years
  • From 11am: ages 9+ years

If you would like more information:


THE FUNATORIUM: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Created by Sydney Opera House

19 – 23 December Bruce Mason Centre

Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, you’ll be whisked away to a weird and wonderful world as all your favourite characters jump off the page and onto the stage. Direct from sell-out seasons across Australia, meet a plate-spinning hare, grinning Cheshire Cat, The Queen of Hearts and a cheeky Spanish flamingo.

More information aucklandlive.co.nz/show/mad-hatters-tea-party

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