Kia ora Koutou,

This week we are all “Kia kaha te Reo Maori” standing up for Maori Language week. We are all trying to give more Te Reo a go “E hara i te ti” Give it a go!!  I have included the link Mrs Blackburn shared with us all on Monday morning “Parrot link, this will make you smile”

Preview YouTube video Introducing Cocka Tumeke. Sharpen up on your te reo Māori.


Measles information and status in our community – Thank you to all parents for providing us with updated details of your child’s  immunisation status. I have an up to date list of all the staff, itinerant staff and all children’s vaccination status  in case we need to take further action if there was to be a case of measles in our community. There has been a case on the Hibiscus Coast. Please be aware if our status was to change and you were not vaccinated your child would be required to stay at home for 10-14 days.

Musical Performance – Last Thursday we had a very special morning of guitar, singing, drumming and keyboard performance from Maria O’Flaherty’s and Ross Hutchison’s students. Every year we are entertained and amazed at the growth, confidence and talent so many of our students develop under the wings of Maria and Ross. We are very fortunate to have such talented music teachers, if you would like any information on learning with either please let me know.


AIMS GAMES – The following children are representing in both Hockey and Swimming: Maddison Ditchburn, Micaela Bartrom, Vinnie Holmes, Marley Straka, Lucas Keller, Zoe Grey, Dillon Ranby, Cole Davies and our swimmer Bradyn Yacyshen are all in Tauranga competing in the Intermedate Schools Games, this is a huge organisation and Miss Rowlands is with the competitors and updating me with great stories

I have included a photo of Bradyn who in his first race achived a PB.  Well Done Bradyn.

Driveway Update –  Things are changing!! The work is now on the large carpark in front of the school house.  This is being prepared with kerbing to seal. This means the roundabout has reopened and is being used for pick up time. The buses will come in and park by the pool. Currently one bus comes earlier than the other. Thank you again for helping, being flexible whilst this works happens. Next week on Friday 20th September we are on track for driveway and roundabout resealing. This is the day we have asked to be a Teacher Only Day . Please ensure you let us know if you need supervision for your children.

Calendars –  These are now completed and are all on display outside the classes. These are looking amazing, they make wonderful presents for family and friends both for Christmaa and other special occasions. The cards and diaries are also fantastic, I love to stock up on these myself!! Dates to order by are Friday 20th September.  Thank you Nadine Phillips for organising this for our school. The school does make some money from this and every little bit helps.


Pukeko Team Production “Star fish”  – Dates moved to week 10.   Matinee performance on Tuesday 24th September at 11.30am and Night performance on Wednesday 25th September at 6.00pm.


Chocolate Fundraiser – Thank you everyone, we have collected almost all the money (a tiny bit still to come back).  The final amount raised at this stage is $7,108.40.  A huge thank you to Melanie Mayes and Sonja Joubert for all your work in this fundraiser. The date for the movie, popcorn afternoon is Thursday 19th September for all those families that sold more than one box.

Lastly – To everyone that has donated to the school and contributed their school fees – with Kindo it is easier, but sometimes forgotten, we budget to include this contribution enabling us to do such things as run our pool, have the bikes maintained, have more Teacher Aides every year, continue to increase our ICT, iPads and Chrome Books especially. PLEASE do donate, it really does help.

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


  • Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th – Jucie sales at morning tea – $2 each
  • Friday 20th September – Last day to order calendar art via KINDO
  • Friday 20th September – Teacher Only Day
  • Tuesday 24th September – Pukeko Production Matinee – 11.30am
  • Tuesday 24th September – Last day to order and pay for the pizza fundraiser via Kindo
  • Wednesday 25th September – Pizza Fundraiser – Yum!
  • Wednesday 25th September – Pukeko Production Evening Performance – 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 25th September – FOWS Meeting – 7.00pm
  • Friday 27th September – Winter Sports Assembly – 9.15am
  • Friday 27th September – Kiwi Team Assembly – 2.15pm
  • Friday 27th September – Last Day of Term 3!


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).

Garden to Table – Juicie sale at morning tea time – Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th September. $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. 

Ag Day – Friday 25th October Donations – This week’s Ag Day donation is a “luxury” grocery item for a hamper raffle. We are thinking things like fancy sauces and relishes, yummy chocolates and delicious biscuits, all the things that you would like to find in a “luxury” grocery hamper if you won it. Thank you to those of you who have already donated other items and if you haven’t yet donated, we are more than happy for you to drop off all of the donations in one go. Thanks so much everyone!


email your sports results to Mrs Elliott in the office, 


Wainui Yr 1 Astroids vs Glenfield.  Won 2 – 1.  POD: Isla Brothers, Camryn Colquhoun, Kayami Atkinson, Nikau Laurie, George Anderson, Jackson Ledger and Logan Marshall.

Wainui Yr 2 Galaxy vs Hobsonville Point Magic.  Lost 8-0.  POD: The Whole Team!

Wainui Yr 5 Comets vs Dairy Flat Hornets.  Lost 15-6.  POD: Mackenzie Allen.  Sportmanship: Milla Glasgow.

Wainui Yr 6 Rockets vs Dairy Flat Bumblebees.  Won 18-0.  POD: Maya Ledger.  Sportmanship: Mackenzie Allen.


Wainui Yr 3/4 Firebirds vs St Johns Thunderbolts. Won 2-1.  POD: Everyone!

Wainui Year Stars vs Coatesville  Drew  1-1.  POD: Alice Jones.

Wainui Yr 5/6 Storm vs Murrays Bay.  Won 4-2.  POD: Maya Ledger.

Wainui Yr 5/6 Thunder vs Campbells Bay Bluestix.  Lost. 2-1.  POD: Everyone!

What a fabulous last night had by our two year 5-6 girls teams in the winter hockey league. Tonight in celebration the girls wore their fancy pink socks and tutu’s. Such a great season, couldn’t be more proud of these girls. They have trained hard and played their very best. All of them have grown and developed their skills and faced the challenges each week head on. Wainui can be proud of these great girls and their fabulous sportsmanship on and off the field and truly great representatives of the 5 R’s.


  • At the last assembly, the following students received certificates for “Resourceful”.
      • Puriri: Kade Hawkins, Jackson Magan.  Writing: Brody Kerr.
      •  Puriri Rua: Jake Robertson, Elora Sothern.  Writing: Austin Perry.
      •  Karaka: Scarlett Thew, Hannah Wallace. Writing: Arno Potgieter.
      •  Rata: Jackson Mallon, William Hewitt.  Writing: Tyler Robertson.
      •  Pukatea:  Ayden Krynauw, Sterling Purdie.  Writing: Jenna Els.
      •  Kohekohe: Alice Jones, Zach Lee.  Writing: Beau Olliff.
      •  Kowhai: George Clayton, Carter Wright, Tamati Bayer.  Writing: Tamati Bayer.
      •  Nikau: Riana Bouzaid, Cooper Russell.  Writing: Taya Hawken.
      •  Totara: Ashton Becker-Crawford, Ruby Mayes.  Writing: Eliza Dunning.
      •  Matai: Anna Flinn, Noah Moss.  Writing: Destiny Harris-Hatley.
      •  Rimu: Violet Clayton, Noah Richardson.  Writing: Joseph Matthews.
      •  Kahikatea: Jordan Fincham, Jeremiah Wacokecoke. Writing: Drew Southwick
      •  Kauri: Matt Cator, Celeste Hamilton-Dowling.  Writing: Evie Alexander.
    • Our amazing Hellyer Cup Winners were Dusty Pullen (Totara), Xela Odedra (Matai) and Violet Clayton (Rimu).


Hibiscus Coast Cricket Club – My name is Sam Lucas and I am the new Junior and Youth Club Manager for Hibiscus Coast Cricket Club. As part of the run up to the new cricket season we would love to have the opportunity to promote our club in your School’s Newsletter or Social Media pages to encourage your pupils to try cricket this summer. I have created a small graphic that we would love to have put in the Newsletter to help increase participation from Wainui School to Hibiscus Coast Cricket Club.

Hibiscus Coast AFC – Please see attached flyer HBCAFC Jnr Summer Footy FLYEr v2 (Aug19)


Northern School of Performing Arts will be producing SHREK THE MUSICAL in October of this year at Centrestage Theatre in Orewa.  It will be during the first week of the school holidays. We hope to follow in the footsteps of our much talked about sell out season of Annie last year.  It will be a full scale production and as you can imagine the cost to put on such a show is huge so we must sell our tickets!!!

We do love it as its all about the kids and producing an amazing full scale production for the community.  Our creative team has vast amounts of experience within Musical Theatre in New Zealand.  Our cast are based all over North Shore and Rodney District.

Director: Sophia Pedersen, Musical Director: Annelie Maddock, Choreographer: Louise Wilkie.

We appreciate that you will be asked all the time but your help would be so appreciated by Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and all the other fairytale characters. If you are able to assist us down in the swamp and help us achieve our goal of an awesome stage production of SHREK THE MUSICAL that would be awesome.

The team would like to Thank you in advance!

Contact myself at or