Kia ora Koutou, Haere mai, Haere mai, Haere Mai

This week is Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2018. The theme this year is ‘Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori’, (be strong in Maori language). At Wainui School we are all giving “Te Reo” a go in conversation, in the classroom, in our meetings. We are adding 6 key words;

kōrero – speak

tuhi – write

waiata – sing

whakarongo – listen

pānui – read

ako – learn

Try these at home, see how you go!!


Wai Factor Finals were run and held by this year’s Student Councillors!! – Congratulations to all our talented students who had the confidence and the talent to enter, take part and entertain us all over the last weeks. There were originally 48 students who entered the competition.

The finals held last Wednesday was a wonderful afternoon of performance. Chloe Kay and Reilly Irvine organised the front and back stage, Caleb Waller and Caroline Gilpin were fabulous hosts, Sam Robinson was able to sort everyone’s technical issues and cue all the music. Paris Headford and Rita Straka have filmed the whole thing, we look forward to seeing the results.

Wai factor was judged by Mr Irvine, Mrs Richards and our past pupils Geena Hutton, Isaac Kirkwood and Zoe Paul.

Our winners were:

Year 1&2 Jackson Wright – (CORRECTION: Please note this is a correction from the printed version. Apologies Jackson.)

Year 3&4 Locky Jordan

Year 5&6 Mia Thomson and Imogen Germain

Year 7&8 DJ Harris Hatley

This year’s Supreme Champion – DJ Harris Hatley

DJ won with his hip hop dance – we hope to see more of DJ dancing.

Garden to Table – We are officially a Garden to Table school!! The certificate has been presented and our gardens are progressing well. Thank you to Miss Stevenson for all your passion and hard work for leading us so enthusiastically into this venture. Last Monday night myself, Miss Stevenson, Mel Steen (our gardener) and her son Ollie and parent Karlene Jonkers with Bowen & Sorelle Jonkers-McAllister, all went after school to Albany Mitre 10 Mega and met Al Brown, the Ambassador of Garden to Table, at a wonderful promotional evening. We need more volunteers on Friday’s to help out in the garden especially – you don’t have to be a parent of the year 5&6’s!!


Assembly – Friday assembly is run and fronted by the Takahe team. Assemblies are every second Friday at 9.15am in the hall. This is our time to celebrate good attitudes and application to the classroom learning environment.

Camp Parents Meeting for Year 7&8 – Preparations are all in hand for the annual Intermediate camp. This year the Takahe team will return to Motutapu Island, a much loved venue by the Takahe team. Last year it was closed due to storm damage so we are very pleased it has just reopened after having taken a long time to renovate. A meeting of all parents intending to go will be held on Wednesday 12th September at 6pm.

WINTER SPORTS continued: Netball – This week I am looking forward to watching the year 6 netball team compete in the finals play-off in their netball competition in Helensville.


Lots of performance practice is happening in the Yr3/4 and Yr7/8 areas of the school. We all can’t wait to hear and see your show.

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


Tui Team – Are looking for a garden arch, if you have a garden arch, not in use and would like to donate it to us we would be most appreciative. We are also looking for fruit trees (if you know anyone who would like to donate) and lemons, please. We need the lemons ASAP.

We are also desperately looking for volunteers to help in the garden on Friday. The shifts are 11.30 – 12.45 and then 1.30 – 2.45. Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles, Friends – all are welcome.

Many thanks, Tui Team.

Calendar Fundraiser Reminder – 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 were sent home with children last Friday, 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.  Please ensure all details on the form are completed or we may be unable to process it.  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, don’t have quite enough to make an order up. If you would like one please see the office.

Ag Day – Is fast approaching! Mark this date in your diary now – Friday 19th of October – we hope you are able to join us for the day. Animals must be born between 1st July and 15th of September. Registration forms for Lambs, Goats and Chickens need to be in the office by this Friday 14th of September.

Would you like to have a market stall for $10 selling toys, clothes, books, crafts, plants, preserves, old fashioned lollies (coconut ice, fudge, hokey pokey, toffee apples) or second hand goods. Get a registration form from the office and fill it in as soon as possible as there is limited space. Visit our website for more information or if you have any questions please email us on



Wainui Stars Yr 2/3 vs Upper Harbour. Won: 6 – 0. POD: Ella Marshall and Nina Keller.

Wainui Comets Yr 4 vs Marina View Warriors. Lost: 2 – 5. POD: Te Ruawai Bayer. Sportsmanship: Keira Sams.

Wainui Tuis (Yr 6) vs Huapai Rubies. Won their Semi-Final: 21 – 0. POD: Kate Frantzen.


Wainui Heat Yr 6 vs Red Beach Supernova. Lost: 6 – 12. POD: Jordan Fincham.


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

  • Kauri: Tai Iremonger, Thomas Steen.  Writing: Reilly Irvine.
  • Kahikatea: Ty Browne Hale, Matt Cator.  Writing: Anneke Tinsel.
  • Rimu: Boston Jones, Tommy Rossiter.  Writing: Connor Lloyd-Read.
  • Matai: Corey Mothersole, Zak Peterken.  Writing: Reghan Portig.
  • Totara: Gabe Brewin-Brown, Hunter Taylor.  Writing: James Wallace-Pram.
  • Nikau: Riana Bouzaid, Sophie Colquhoun.  Writing: Tyler Morgan.
  • Kowhai: Yena Bang, Leonie Schweitzer.  Writing: Lily Cameron.
  • Kohekohe: Ziv Adiv Blanario, Staton Ranby.  Writing: Milly Dixon.
  • Pukatea: Ayla Lodge, Beau Olliff.  Writing: Emily Gray.
  • Rata: Tyler Clapham-McAulay, Ella Marshall.  Writing: Pippa Heaton.
  • Karaka: Kobi Cooke, Soul Dixon.  Writing: Summer Starr.
  • Puriri Rua: Indie Hawkins, Anthony Doherty.  Writing: Morgan Price.
  • Puriri: Benjamin Cochran, Taylah Hadley.  Writing: Leo Sawyer.

Our amazing Hellyer Cup Winners were Ollie Steen (Totara), Bonnie Smith (Matai) and Te Pourewa Hape-Webby (Rimu).


  • Wednesday 12th September – Yr7/8 Camp Parents Meeting – 6pm.
  • Friday 14th September – Takahe Assembly – 9.15am.
  • Friday 14th September – Registration for Ag Day Animals.
  • Monday 17th September – HPV #2 Immunisation – Year 8.
  • Tuesday 18th September – Board of Trustees Meeting – 6pm.
  • Wednesday 19th September – Dress Rehearsal “Let Loose” Yr 7/8 – 11.30am.
  • Thursday 20th September – “Let Loose” Production – 6.30pm.
  • Friday 21st September – Winter Sports Prizegiving – 9.15am.
  • Friday 21st September – Last Day for Calendar Fundraising Orders.
  • Wednesday 26th September – Yr3/4 “Travelling Kiwis World of Wonder” Production Matinee – 11.30am.
  • Thursday 27th September – Yr3/4 “Travelling Kiwis World of Wonder” Production – 6.30pm.
  • Friday 28th September – End of term 3 – finishing at the normal time of 2.55pm.


THE FOREST BRIDGE TRUST – FREE COMMUNITY PEST CONTROL WORKSHOP – Sunday 30 September, 9.15-12.30pm, Wainui Primary School Hall

  • How to deal with pests, trap placement, advice from professional trappers. Limited free traps available for attendees
  • Morning Tea.

For more information & to RSVP (essential) go to;


Kelly Club – October School Holidays are fast approaching and Kelly Club has an exciting fun-filled programme to bring you, including trips to Inflatable World and to see a performance of Beauty and the Beast and much, much more!!! For more information and to book please go to


Edventure Survivor Camp Oct 1st-5th

Awesome outdoor activities, rock climbing, archery, bush walks and bush survival skills.

Based at Aongatete lodge with pick up/drop off points in Hamilton, AKL and BOP.

OSCAR available  8-14 yr olds    $495

Mark Bridger, Edventure Director. Mob: 021 0224 1576


Join the Cricket Party at Hibiscus Coast Cricket!

Registrations are now open for all ages and stages…

FunLeague Cricket for years 1-4 (5-9 year olds)

  • Grade Cricket for years 5-8
  • Options for year 9+ and adults too
  • Midweek and weekend options available

This seasons cricket experience is all about more fun, more action, more balls in play, and developing better skills. Games are fast, so you don’t have to lose your weekend. 

For more information and registrations go to

The Artisan Workshops brings you….Permaculture

Sat 27th October, 10am-4pm, $90.00, includes home cooked lunch, afternoon tea and comfrey to take home.

Let Robyn Dyer’s little piece of paradise inspire you to making the most of every inch of yours.

Suitable for everyone from suburbanites with no lawn at all to lifestyle blockers with a bamboozling amount of hectares. This workshop covers the “what, where and how” of sustainability –

from the inside of your home to veggie gardening, composting, mulching, clean energy…and then it will be time for lunch

E: / 027 234 3242


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 years1&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 Entries close Friday September 27th.

Email or call Simon 027 431 2020 if you have any questions.


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