Wainui School Newsletter No.35 – 13th November 2018

Wainui School Newsletter No.35 – 13th November 2018


Kia ora Koutou,

This week we began with the strike, and as I write this, I am unsure of where we will head with the outcome as there are strikes all week throughout the country. Thank you for keeping your children home on Monday we appreciate the support with this.

On-Line Newsletters – We are going to move to only having a newsletter on-line rather than continuing to print out a copy for each family. We are aware many of the newsletters printed are either not taken home or become wastage. Please let the office know if you still want a paper copy and we will ensure you get one. We would like this change to be fully implemented very soon, this newsletter today will be the last one everyone will receive a printed copy of.


Kids for Kids 2018 – What a fantastic show! Some of the students from years 4- 8 participated in the Kids for Kids show last Thursday at the Bruce Mason Center in Takapuna. This show has been going for 25 years, the format is very much the same but the professionalism, the songs, the lead singers Nathan King and Jackie Clarke just keep getting better!! Chloe Kay sang a wonderful solo with Jackie Clarke, “Language “ by Annie Crummer. We were all very proud of her and look forward to Chloe sharing this with us all at a school occasion. Thank you to Mrs Richards and Mrs Blackburn for training and supporting the choir with learning the songs. To the choir of: Emilie Adlam, Bella Browne Hale, Zali Cooke, Ava Elliott, Lucy Elliott, Kate Flinn, Hannah Garside, Caroline Gilpin, Christopher Gilpin, Cameron Goodger, Te Pourewa Hape-Webby, Destiny Harris Hatley, Serenity Harris Hatley, Brodie Headford, Paris Headford, Reilly Irvine, Chloe Kay, Gabby Minton, Talia Minton, Xela Odedra, Ben Partner, Tara Phillips and Grace Wallace-Pram. Congratulations, we loved that you all had such a wonderful time on stage, singing lots of the time with actions.

Athletics Year 5-8 – Last Friday the senior and intermediate school held their annual athletics at Sinclair Park. This was also a great day, signaling as always summer is well and truly here. The students all competed in the traditional athletics activities of high jump, long jump, discus, shotput, and sprints.

Thank you Mr Irvine for organising this day and to all the teachers for making it so enjoyable. The placegetters will have an opportunity to attend interschool athletics. The year 7&8’s with the Kaipara schools and the year 5&6’s with the Hibiscus Coast schools.


Masterchef 2018 – The heats begin this week. Caroline Gilpin one of the year 8 School Councillors is the chief organiser and will keep us in the loop as to where, when and who will be in which heats. The Juniors are all making sandwiches and the seniors cooking eggs.

Team Musical Shows – Pukeko Team show and Tui team Show have both had a change of date. We do apologise as we have made a real commitment to make sure we have all the dates set well in advance. Sometimes though we just need more time to make something work and that is what has happened in these cases.

The Tui Team’s show has now gone back to their original dates of Tuesday 20th November matinee at 11.30am, evening show on Thursday 22nd November at 6.30pm.

Pukeko Team’s show is now on Wednesday 12th December at 5.30pm.


This week the FOWS (Friends of Wainui School) have a survey they would like you to fill in. This is to help plan for future fundraising and community events. Our current FOWS have over the last two years raised each year more than we budgeted for which has been just fantastic! The BOT budgets for $30,000 to be raised to ensure we can function as well as we can. In 2017 and now 2018 we have raised around $40,000!! This has been amazing, but to keep this going we simply need more volunteers to help or do we simply change the way we do things if we can’t get more volunteers. I cannot thank our current FOWS enough, you have done an amazing job, but I know it is coming at a cost of burn-out!! So please click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBYDR5M to complete the survey. Thank you Nikki Browne for putting the survey together, there are prizes for the children if you complete it!!

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


Hats – Wainui School bucket hats are now available at the school office for $18.00.

“Netball in Paradise” Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser – This Friday 16th November. The Yr 5/6 Netball girls are having a sausage sizzle on Friday to raise money for their tournament in Raratonga. You can purchase a combo: sausage, juicie and brownie for $5.00.  

Calendar Art Orders – The orders have been collated and put into class groups, ready for teachers to send home with children today.  The order form has been placed with your child’s order so you can see you have received what you paid for.  If you have any queries please contact the office ASAP.  Unfortunately because the company took so many weeks to process the order, there is not enough time to complete a second order this year.  All original artwork will be sent home in the next couple of weeks.  Over $2,000 was raised for the school – thank you for your support.


Netball – 
Summer/ Spring Leagues

27/10/18: Wainui Comets (Yr 3/4) vs BBS Rockets. Won: 17 – 3. Sportsmanship: Taya Hawken & Lily Haswell.
03/11/18: Wainui Comets (Yr 3/4) vs St John’s Daffodils. Won: 7 – 5. Sportsmanship: Milla Glasgow & Caitlin Bailey.
10/11/18: Wainui Comets (Yr 3/4) vs Coatesville Supercat. Won 14 – 1. Sportsmanship: Lily Cameron & Ava Elliott.

27/10/18: Wainui Rockets (Yr 5) vs Glamorgan Emojis. Lost: 7 – 9. Sportsmanship: Destiny Harris Hatley & Zoe Heaton.
03/11/18: Wainui Rockets (Yr 5) vs BBS Goldens. Won: 4 – 0. Sportsmanship: Talia Minton & Xela Odedra.
10/11/18: Wainui Rockets (Yr 5) vs Sherwood Labradors. Won: 13 – 9. Sportsmanship: Kaleisha Iremonger & Destiny Harris Hatley.


Wainui Heat (Yr 6) vs Stanmore Bay Club Team. Lost: 5 – 19. POD: Ricardo Hawken.


  • Wednesday 14th November – Yr 5-8 Masterchef Heats.
  • Thursday 15th November – Yr 1-4 Masterchef Heats.
  • Friday 16th November – Yr 7/8 Interschool Athletics.
  • Tuesday 20th November – Tui Team Show – 11.30am.
  • Thursday 22nd November – Tui Team Show – 6.30pm.
  • Friday 23rd November – Pukeko Assembly – 9.15am.
  • Friday 23rd November – Yr 1-4 Athletics Day.
  • Tuesday 27th November – Yr 5/6 Interschool Athletics.
  • Wednesday 12th December – Pukeko Team Show – 5.30pm.



Drop by and learn for free at the Dyer’s gorgeous property if you
– are unsure about veggie gardening, fruit trees, chooks, flower gardens, composting, green house design.
– keen to start learning about furniture restoration with Christina in the workshop
– just want to drop by to finish your own projects

Every Mon 9am-noon from Nov 12th to Dec 17th incl at 93 Bayer Rd, Upper Waiwera. Call 09 4211807/text 027 234 3242 to let us know you are popping by so we know how many bickies to put out for a cuppa.

Edventure Summer Camps.

This summer we have 3 awesome camps geared to get kids excited about the outdoors. Free transport provided from Auckland. With a focus on water safety, we have planned a range of activities including surfing, SUP, water safety lessons, as well as tramping, rock climbing, confidence courses, bush survival skills, hot pools, orienteering, team building, camp cooking and heaps more.

January 14th – 18th – Aongatete Lodge

– January 21st – 25th – Aongatete Lodge

– Jan 29th – Feb 1st – Reedwood Valley Farm

OSCAR available. 8-14 yr olds

Pick up/drop off points in Auckland, Waikato, Tauranga, Whakatane and Rotorua.

For more information or to book now visit www.edventure.co.nz email mark@edventure.co.nz or phone 02102241576

Book before Xmas and be in to win a surfboard.

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