Kia ora Koutou,

By the time you read this, we will have had the cross country.  What a fantastic day full of competition, smiles and fun!

Our students were all fascinated by Ian’s stories and use of animation and film

Sir Ian Taylor – How lucky are we to have been able to host Mr. Taylor. His message of opportunity, of how to realize your dreams, use your passions and build something to make it even better when adversity hits is inspirational. The development of animation to tell a story was fascinating and really bought history alive. We are all looking forward to using the Matauranga platform to create our own visual stories.

Learning Conversations – Thank you, everyone, what an amazing turnout of families, If you missed your conversation please make a time, as the teachers are happy to accommodate.

A HUGE thank you to SJA honey for their kind donation of heaps of bee suits and gloves for our bee group. We appreciate your generosity and we are so grateful to have Jenna from SJA Honey taking the bee group every Wednesday. Thank you.


The value of being “relational” is the focus with “Kia Kaha” continuing in the classes with Constable Bryan and John.  We will celebrate with these certificates at Friday’s assembly.

Principal’s for the Day –  Poppy and Isla Mexted will be this year’s principals for the day!! This much-coveted position is one that was bid for at the annual Quiz Night.  The girls will be very busy this Friday 20th August with the help of our Year 8 leaders Pheobe Walker and Olly Smith running an Earthquake drill, assembly, having a movie with their classes, and giving hard maths to the older children! Look out for the girls at the gate on Friday welcoming you all in in their Pyjamas!! They would like everyone to wear their Pyjamas! I am so looking forward to resting, especially in my PJ’s!!


Daffodil Day – Friday 27th August – Wear yellow and bring a gold coin!! We like to support this cause and have done so for many years.  The Year 8 house leaders will have more to share in how we will celebrate by the end of the week.


Congratulations to our Netball Teams, but in particular our Year 8 and Year 5 & 6 teams who won their grade at a tournament last weekend. We are all so proud of these teams and it is wonderful to receive such proud emails over the weekend from the coaches and parents.  Fantastic work everyone.  Please scroll to “netball” pages to read.

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


  • Wednesday 18th August – Chicks to be collected at 2.45pm from the staffroom.
  • Thursday 19th August – Tech Challenge – Orewa College
  • Thursday 19th August – Year 5/6 Boys and Girls Hockey Interschool Competition – Metro Park
  • Friday 20th August – Pukeko Team Assembly – 2.00pm
  • Wednesday 25th August – Takahe Team – Interschool Cross Country – Muriwai
  • Thursday 26th August – Otago Problem Solving Challenge
  • Friday 27th August – Daffodil Day and Sausage Sizzle
  • Tuesday 31st August – Asia Experience Day – Takahe Team
  • Friday 3rd September – Assembly – Takahe Team
  • Thursday 9th September – Immunisation – Years 7 & 8
  • Wednesday 15th September – FOWS Meeting – 7.00pm – Staffroom
  • Friday 17th September – Tui Team Assembly
  • Wednesday 29th September – Year 3 & 4 Production
  • Tuesday 28th September – BOT Meeting – 6.30pm – Staffroom
  • Thursday 30th September – Young Farmer
  • Friday 1st October – Winter Sports Prizegiving.
  • Friday 1st October – End of Term 3
  • Monday 18th October – First day of Term 4


Whittakers Chocolates – We have hit the ground running with selling our chocolates!  Keep up the good work and more boxes are available from the school office between 8.15am – 9,15am.  You can pay by cash, eftpos or KINDO.

Ag Day Chicks – These will be available to pick up from the staffroom at 2.45pm.  Please ensure you bring a box with holes in it and some bedding inside e.g hay, shredded paper or a towel to keep them warm on their journey home.


email your sports results to Mrs Elliott in the office, 


Wainui Yr  2/3 Asteroids.  Lost: 6-3.  POD: Harry Grogan

Wainui Yr 4 Galaxy vs Upper Harbour Grasshoppers.  Lost: 9-4.  POD: Mackenzie King.  MI: Morgan Price

Wainui Yr 5 Stars vs Mairangi Bay.  Draw: 8. POD: Amy Lowe.

Sunday’s Tournament – Wainui Stars Won all 3 games – below.

Wainui Stars v Red beach 20 – 2
Wainui Stars v Whangaparaoa 14- 2
Wainui Stars v Gulf Harbour  12 -9.  Awesome effort by the whole team

Wainui Yr 6 Jets vs Mystics – 10 All.

Wainui Year 8 vs Birkdale.  Won: 25-12


Wainui Yr 3/4 Wizards vs Wainui Wildcats.  Won: 6-2.

Wainui Yr 3/4 Warriors vs Red beach Ninjas.  Lost: 1-2.  POD: Kyron Sams

Wainui Yr 5/6 Blue Sticks vs Belmont Meteors.  Tied: 1-1.  POD: Harry Browne Hale



Love Tennis Open Day at Orewa – Join us on Sunday 19th September, 10am-4pm at Orewa Tennis Club for Love Tennis 2021! Tennis Clubs across the country are opening their doors for a fun day filled with lots of ‘have-a-go’ tennis, prizes, giveaways, activities, and a BBQ, with racquets and other equipment supplied on the day. Best of all it is 100% free to attend.  So come down on the day, have a go, and check out what Orewa Tennis Club has to offer.  Call Michelle 027 2799 802 for more information.  Michelle Ward – Secretary – Orewa Tennis Club – Phone 027 2799 802

Coast Basketball – Will be hosting a Free all girls academy for 4 weeks starting from 5th September.
The aim of this academy is to provide girls aged 8-14 years old the opportunity to try basketball in a girls only, supportive environment.  This academy is open to girls of all abilities whether it is their first time picking up a basketball or whether they have been bouncing a ball since they were born. The main purpose is to bring girls together to learn, grow and play some basketball.  The focus of this academy is to teach the girls the fundamental skills of basketball including, but not limited to: dribbling, passing, shooting, lay ups, defensive footwork, team defense and team work.

President – Hibiscus Coast Basketball 
Basketballs Regional Sports Organisation – Hibiscus Coast