Kia ora Koutou,

Last week of Term 3.  Spring is here and daylight saving starts this weekend!!  The end of term is tidy up, return and pick up all forgotten lost clothing!! We have at least 40 jerseys and sweaters that need claiming as well as, shoes, jandals and some other bits and pieces. If not claimed this will be rehomed by a charity group who come in and wash the clothing as well.

Thank you to everyone who has paid outstanding expenses for trips, Garden to Table, etc and contributed their school donation!! This will enable us to meet all our expenses more comfortably. All monies can be paid through KINDO, internet banking or with cash at the school office. Each family has or will receive an invoice of all monies outsanding and a reminder to please contribute the school donation.  Please be prompt as we would like to have this all sorted before the end of the term.


Ag Day and Country Fair Preparation – Is happening now.  I have seen some wonderful arts and crafts being prepared to show at Ag Day. This year there is a change in how the stalls will be run.  Each class will have a stall to organise the helpers for. The teacher will email all class parents to organise the roster to share the “load” as this is our biggest day so we need all the help we can.  The person from your family on the stall could be an Aunty/ Grandma or family friend for just one hour!!  Ag Day is Friday 25th October – please try and see if you can get the time off work to attend as it is a really wonderful day, full of tradition, animals, fun and interest!!


“Stella the Starfish ” is ready to go!! The Pukeko Team, our Junior school is “swimming” with excitement as the show they have been singing, dancing and learning their lines for is ready to go.  The Matinee is Tuesday 24th September at 11.30am and the Evening Performance is Wednesday 25th September at 6.00pm.  It will be great!!

FOWS Meeting – 7:00 pm Wednesday 25th September – Please come and join this amazing group of parents and support the school.  The meeting is to organise the end of year events!! All new parents or those who have been around for a while are welcome to come.  It is not a long meeting and everyone is very friendly!!

Movie/Popcorn and Pizza – This is happening this Thursday 26th September at 10.00am. 71 children are eligible to attend as they all sold more than one box of chocolates.  There are also some spot prize children joining who sold one box.  Congratulations everyone as we sold all the boxes and returned the money for every single box!!

Last Day of Term 3

Winter Sports Prizegiving 9:15 amA special time to acknowledge the 9 Netball teams, 7 Hockey teams, 1 basketball team, AIMS Games competitors and all the coaches and administrators of these teams as well as the Cross Country placegetters. It will be a great assembly.  See you all there.

School AssemblyKiwi Team to lead this.  Start time 2.15pm and we will celebrate the value of REFLECTION.  All are very welcome.


End of School Year for 2019 – This is now Thursday 19th December.  This date is on the school website calendar and due to the fact we had the Teacher Only Day last Friday (20th September) all children must attend school for 390 half days in 2019.

Attendance Certificates – These are awarded at the end of year Prizegiving for all children who have been at school 97% or over during the year. Last year we didn’t award these certificates as our computerised attendance sysytem was incorrect as it was new!! This year our system is all on track and accurate and we can resume this practice. Attendance is linked to achivement and engagement at school and there is a lot of research around this. At Wainui School we value attendance very much.

This will be the last time you receive a paper copy as well as the online copy of the newsletter!! The consensus from the community and BOT is to keep on with being environmentally conscious. If you would like a printed copy please let the office know and we can arrange one for you.  I do realise not everyone has great internet!!

On that note enjoy a wonderful holiday and enjoy being a supporter of the Rubgy World Cup wherever you may be!!

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


  • 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 – Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser – $2 a sausage – For sale outside the hall at lunchtime
  • Friday 27th September – Kiwi Team Assembly – 2.15pm
  • Friday 27th September – Last Day of Term 3!
  • Monday 14th October – First day of Term 4
  • Friday 18th October – Young Farmer Competition
  • Friday 25th October – Ag Day


Garden to Table Pizza Fundraiser – Wednesday 25th September – We will be having a lunchtime pizza fundraiser. The money raised will go towards our Garden to Table programme. The options for purchase are:

Pizza and Juicie – $5 combo or Dessert Pizza – $3

This lunch menu will need to be pre-ordered via KINDO before Tuesday 24th September

Year 2 Galaxy Netball – Congratulations  to the Year 2 Netball Team.  The Wainui Galaxy team placed third in the Kidzplay Netball. The team of Summer Starr, Eva Sparkes, Arielle Oswald, Charlee Andrew, Charlotte Adlam, Vuliana Lodge, Ayla Lodge and Scarlett Thew. Massive thank you to Lauren for coaching the girls.

Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser – Taupo Cycle Challenge – Friday 27th September at lunchtime – Sausages $2 each.  This will be for sale outside the hall.

Ag Day – Friday 25th October – Update # 8

Ag Day Animal Registration Forms:

Thank you to everyone who has returned their registration form so far.  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.  Volunteer your time!!
This year we’re asking each class to find between 5-10 volunteers to man a stall for an hour on Ag Day. Manning a stall not only helps out on the day, but is a great way to meet other parents. A sign-up sheet will be available in your classroom (or email your teacher or, with your preferred time and we will add you to the list). Don’t worry full instructions of how to run each game will be set out at each game and a FOWS member will be coming around to check whether you need any help. The timing for each volunteer hour is as follows:

– 9.00am – 10.00am
– 10.00am – 11.00am
– 11.00am – 12.00pm
– 12.00pm – 1.00pm
– 1.00pm – 2.00pm


After-school Art Tuition – After-school art classes will continue this term in the Wainui School art room. During this course, children will learn how to craft vintage scrolls, feathered quills, and then write poetry and spells upon them using ink.
They will also learn how to make stunning gift cards using cold wax to achieve a stained-glass window effect.

Where: The School Art Room
When: Tuesday 22nd October – Tuesday 26th November, 3.00pm- 4.00pm.
Who: Beginners to Advanced.
Cost: $108 for 6-weeks, all materials included.

For further information and bookings, contact Layal:

Kaukapakapa Scouts – Have an event coming up, please see attached flyer

HBC Football Fundamentals – Run during the school term, this programme takes place on the school fields, making it easy for kids and parents, as kids don’t have to travel.  Lunch Club or After School Club for kids in Years 1 to 6. In these programmes, the kids get to work on their coordination and learn football skills by doing fun activities, playing games and football. 

For more info and to register go to our website