Kia ora Koutou,

Nau mai, harere mai. Welcome back to term 4!! We trust you are well rested and ready for a great term, we all are here!!

Welcome to Miss Mahler in Karaka class and Ms Jackson in Kahikatea class. Welcome also to new families – George Jarvie, Jackson Ledger and Kieran Miners, all new entrants in Puriri class and welcome back to Lehi Greening in Matai class.


Underneath the Hall This was transformed with some diggers scraping then leveling and adding new gravel. Plus some of the lower carpark (little Bush Road) being extended. This was all done voluntarily by the Glasgow family (parents of Milla and Tripp). I can’t thank you enough, it has made the space under the hall so much better!!

Ulearn Conference – Teachers Sandy Blackburn and Leanne Stevenson attended the annual ULearn conference in Auckland with other members of the Orewa Kahui Ako. Three days of inspiration and up to date thoughts and understanding especially in the area of ICT and future focused methods of teaching. We are looking forward to hearing more from these teachers over the next few weeks.

Meetings by the Teachers – These were to plan and ensure we are well organised for this term and the end of the year. We have also implemented a tweaked Behaviour Management system, which we will be sharing with the children this week. It will be on the School Docs policy and procedures website in another week or two. To access School Docs go to:  Username: wainui   Password: wai123


Young Farmer and Ag Day – We can’t wait for these two events this week. Everything is organised for a great day on Friday at Ag Day. Let’s hope the sun is still shining!! The lambs and goats are set to perform and be judged.

All the classrooms are being prepared this week to show the arts and crafts that have been made or grown over the last months. Thank you to the judges who have the difficult job of awarding the prizes and placements.

The FOWS have organised a fabulous country fair for us with lots to eat stalls and games to play.

I will be on the bacon butties so come and have breakfast.

Young Farmer heats are being held on Wednesday afternoon, the winners of these go through to the finals on Friday afternoon. There are trophies at stake. The activities are all around the theme of “farming and agriculture”, eg: fencing, building, hay bales, wheelbarrows etc.

We look forward to seeing all families at our biggest day of the year.

Short Film Festival – This is run by the School Councillors. Films are due in after Labour Day (Monday 22nd October). The films should be between 1-3 minutes. There are many great prizes to be won! If you have any questions, there are posters around the school or you could ask either Rita or Paris for more information.


Attendance – At Wainui School daily attendance is highly valued and expected. Please ensure you communicate every time your child is going to be absent with the school office. There is a mobile phone to text through on, landline and email.

The office team will follow up any non communication each day, we would rather this time is used elsewhere so please help them with this. Please ensure you inform myself if you are taking a holiday during school time. All requests for absence are considered individually. It is a legal requirement that all children in New Zealand attend school for the required number of days per year. This year it is 194 days.

It is expected all children attend at least 87% percent of the year and above, attendance at school is directly linked to achievement. At Wainui if you are having difficulty getting to school for other reason, we will always support you to ensure your child is happy and able to attend. All children who have achieved an attendance rate of 97% or above receive a special certificate at prizegiving in honour of this achievement, this is how much we value attendance. All children with concerns or low unexplained attendance from term 3 will receive a letter from myself advising of actions we can take.

After School Pick-Up – The bus drop off and pick up zone is to be kept clear from 2.50-3.15pm. All students wait for the bus in the hall, where they are checked off the lists. All changes to bus lists must be made by 2.00pm at the latest.

All years 2-8 students wait for parents in the bus shelter area to be picked up. We do not encourage any child to walk down to the bottom carpark alone, this is not a supervised area, therefore unsafe.

All year 1 students wait up the top with Mrs Collins and Miss Rowlands to be picked up from the class.

Hats – Hats are compulsory for any activity outside after Labour weekend. Choice of hat is yours as a family, we do sell school bucket hats at the office. Please ensure all hats are named.

Lost Property – There is No lost property box anymore. We are trailing making sure we have our clothes to take home each day. Please help us by naming yours as any we find we do return.


Intermediate Year 7&8 camp on Motutapu – Mr Irvine, Mrs Taylor and Ms Jackson, plus all the year 7&8s and 12 parent helpers are off to camp for a week. Have a great time!!


All team newsletters are going out with dates as well, to ensure you are well informed of everything that is happening in term 4.

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


HotShots Tennis – Thanks for registering for your child/children to play in the HotShots tennis sessions taking place after school on this Wednesday 18th October (and for the following two Wednesdays).

A few basic arrangements:

  • 3:00-4:00pm – Wednesday 17th, 24th& 31st October
  • Taking place on the outside play / sports area at Wainui School
  • We provide the tennis rackets and balls, etc.
  • Our coach is Damir Misic, mobile: 021 467 821
  • Please pay $30 per child to Dairy Flat Tennis Club, ASB 12-3119-0002250-01. Reference: Family Name & Wainui

For more information see:

If there are any questions, please contact Mike Renwick, mobile: 021 422 968.

Ag Day – This Friday 19th October – See the flyer below for further info.

We still need more parent help on the day. Just an hour is all it takes and it would be very much appreciated!

To book a time slot to help out, goto, click on the “Make a Booking” button at the top and enter the Event Code: csjpn

Step 1: Enter your email address, full name, mobile number. Click the “Go” button.

Step 2: Follow the instructions to select the stall and time slot.

Pet Eggs – Bring your Pet Eggs in their habitat along with the Profile Sheet to school on Ag Day, Friday 19th October. Please put them under the hall in the labelled year group areas, in readiness for judging on Ag Day.

Basketball: Wainui Heat Yr 6 played Stella Maris in the final of the basketball competition held at the Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre and WON 13 – 10!! Players of the Day were Tommy Rossiter and Keelan Latham. Well done to the team and coach Glenn Hawken for a fantastic season! Thanks to all the supporters.






  • Monday 15th October – Friday 9th November – Dental Van.
  • Wednesday 17th October – Young Farmer Competition – 12.30pm.
  • Thursday 18th October – Shake Out Day – 9.30am.
  • Friday 19th October – Ag Day.
  • Monday 22nd October – Labour Day.
  • Tuesday 23rd – Friday 26th October – Motutapu Camp Yr 7/8.
  • Tuesday 24th October – FOWs Meeting – 7pm.


Nike Magista Touch Shoes for Sale: Size: UK 5.5 US6y 24cm. Slightly scuffed, worn one season only, good condition. $25.00. Text Denise 021 122 662. 

Permaculture by The Artisan Workshops

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

Helensville A&P Association – Winter Series   Sunday 28th October – Photography Competition

The subject categories are: Animals, Action, Workmates. For 12 y/old and under (on 28 Oct 2018), there is a Me-and-my-Pet Selfie. Any size, colour or black & white, framed or unframed. Bring your photography on the day between 9–10am to the Helensville show grounds hall and an entry fee of $3 per exhibit. Any questions please contact Julie on 09 420 7941 or Rick 0274 920 345.

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