Kia ora Koutou,

Pink Shirt Day Gold Coin Donation

Pink Shirt Day in 2019 who is that centre character!!!!!!! Let’s all get dressed in Pink!!!

This Friday, the 20th of May, Wainui School will be participating in ‘Pink Shirt Day’. All children will come to school dressed in pink and stand together against bullying. As Constable Bryan (who is an ambassador for Pink Shirt Day) says, on Pink Shirt Day, pink is not a colour – it’s an attitude!

We ask everyone to wear as much pink as they can and add anti-bullying messages to themselves  in preparation for Friday. We will have a ‘Pink’ parade with Constable Bryan and Constable John, our Community Constables. We will also have pink treats and hot chocolate with Pink Marshmallows for sale – only $1-2. Our Year 8 Councillors have prepared a large pink t-shirt, which they would love to cover with gold coins so please send your child to school with a gold coin to add to the collection. The raised money will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, who is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing.

Violet Clayton and Ella Maddox Student Councillors

Ngā mihi nui,


Tui and Takahe Team – Each class has the opportunity to visit Te Tuhi Art Gallery, a contemporary Art Gallery in Pakuranga and participate in art lessons. After the last few years with Covid, it is time to step outside and re connect with art and with outdoor challenge.

Driveway Safety – Thank you everyone for your feedback and support. There are a few areas we can be even better in for the safety of our tamariki.

Drop off at the top of the Driveway – To increase safety, please ensure you indicate you are leaving from a stationary position to drive away.

After School Pick Up – Please ensure all children stay either up at the pick up area or down on little bush road, both places are well supervised with teachers.

Parking outside the school gates – Please ensure you are well off the road and not blocking the vision of those leaving from the driveway.

Winter Sport is well underway – This week I have a photo of the Year 2 netball team – Wainui Rockets (Poppy Mexted, Kelsie Ibbett, Elle Olivier, Chloe Marshall, Lily Fincham, O’Rylee Greening, Helena Mloda and Charlotte Andrell) coached by Anne-Marie Ibbett. The girls love learning the new skills of netball and getting out there on a Saturday morning!! Please send me your photos, I would like to feature a sports team each week in the newsletter


Rippa Rugby  – Thursday 26th May, how fantastic, inter-school sport is happening again. This Thursday we have 60 children attending a Rippa Rugby Tournament at Silverdale Rugby grounds. Thank you Mr. Cochrane and Miss Robinson for leading this activity, and a huge thank you to all parents and caregivers for helping with transport.

Whole School Assembly –  Our first for Term 2. This assembly will be led by the Year 8 students, it will feature the Tui and Takahe team programme, and will be these classes turn for the Hellyer cups. We will be presenting certificates for Respect.  The assembly will be live streamed with a ZOOM link. At this assembly Poppy and Isla Mexted will also be Principal for the Day!! This was a prize bid for at last years Quiz Night run by the FOWS and was never able to be used because of the Covid lockdown and the traffic light operations.  I am so looking forward to a rest – hehe!!!


MasterChef – The Year 8 student leaders are preparing for this annual fun event that we have all grown to love, and is run by the student leaders. There will be heats in week 5 and 6, semi finals in week 9 and the final will be in week 10 on Wednesday 6th July. The details and sign up sheets are about to be shared this week.


Bike-A-Thon – Final total raised was $25,476.16.   A huge thank you to Tania Cummack-Ledger for all your work, just amazing !!!

FOWS Meeting –  Tomorrow night (Wednesday 18th May) at 7:00pm in the staff room, there will be drinks and nibbles to welcome every one!!! Imagine what we could do with a huge team of fundraisers!!!

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


  • Tuesday 17th May – Totara trip to Te Tuhi Art Gallery
  • Tuesday 17th May – Board Meeting – 6.30pm – Staffroom
  • Wednesday 18th May – FOWS Meeting – 7.00pm – Staffroom
  • Thursday 19th May –  Kowhai trip to Te Tuhi Art Gallery
  • Friday 20th May –  Nikau trip to Te Tuhi Art Gallery
  • Friday 20th May – Pink Shirt Day
  • Thursday 26th May –  Years 3-6 Rippa Rugby – Silverdale Rugby Club
  • Friday 27th May – Whole School Assembly – 2.00pm – 3.00pm
  • Friday 17th June – Whole School Assembly – 2.00pm
  • Friday 24th June – Matariki Holiday (Public Holiday – No School Today)
  • Monday 6th June – Queens Birthday – (Public Holiday – No School Today)
  • Thursday 9th June Soccer years 5&6 teams – Stanmore Bay
  • Friday 8th July – Whole School Assembly – 2.00pm
  • Friday 8th July – Last Day of Term 2
  • Monday 25th July – First Day of Term 3


The time is finally here –  Our jars of honey are bottled and labeled and are now ready to be sold.  You can purchase a jar online using online banking.  Thanks so much to SJA honey, the Ibbett’s at Ibbees Honey for extracting the honey,  the Fairhurst’s & Pharmapac who have donated 116 food grade jars and to Justin Gray for printing the honey labels. We have been very fortunate to have so much community support to make this venture a reality.

$15.00 per jar

Bank: ASB Bank

Account Name: Wainui School Board of Trustees

Account No.: 12 3046 0155685 00

Please reference your child’s first name, class and HONEY.   The jars of honey will then be sent to your child’s classroom every Friday.  We will also be setting up a stall on the field near the bottom carpark from 3pm until 3.15pm, every day next week for cash ONLY sales.  There are limited jars available so please get in quick.


email your sports results to Mrs Elliott in the office,


Year 1 Wainui Sapphire vs Murrays Bay Thunderbirds.  Drew.  POD:  Heidi Pohl.

Year 2 Wainui Rockets vs Murrays Bay Pulse.  Won: 4-1.

Year 3 Wainui Jets vs Torbay Stars.  Won: 6-1.

Year 4 Wainui Asteroids vs Willow Park Steele  Won: 11-6.

Year 6 Wainui Stars vs Coatesville.  Won: 23/6.  POD: Emily Gray and Ella Marshall.


Year 1/2 Wainui Dribblers vs Silverdale School. Won: 3-1.  POD: Cooper Semenoff.

Year 3/4 Wainui Wasps vs Red Beach 2.  Won.  POD: Kieran Miners.

Year 4 Wainui Speed Cats vs Waitoki Sweepers.  Won: 5-2.  POD: Gabby Long.

Year 5/6 Wainui Wairau vs Waitoki Interceptors.  Won: 1-0.  POD: Amy Lowe.


Wainui Ripples vs Kingsway Kahawai.  Won: 6-1.

Wainui Surges vs Kingsway Kingfish.  Won: 6-1.


Fundamentals Football – We are still looking for more players to join. Fundamentals will take place every Monday at 1st Lunch break on the top court.  See attached information – Wainui Term 2 Fundamentals

Come and celebrate Matariki with us – Please find attached PDF for MATARIKI GLOW SHOW at Orewa Event Centre ( Orewa College)

Saturday, JUNE 11th 2022! and there’s more info here:

We’re thrilled to be staging Matariki Glow show as a FUNDRAISER for the college, as they were severely affected by flooding, a few months ago! – and hope you will join OREWA’S community spirit and purchase tickets on Event finda! 

11am show is for 0-5 year olds ( shorter show) babies under 18 months, on a lap are free of charge with paying adult.
1pm show for 6–12-year-olds and families!

We would appreciate this being forwarded to your networks – Thank you in advance!  All children to please be accompanied by adult. Parking on road/ and or council next door. Wheelchair access right outside performing arts centre. Sorry, there won’t be door sales – please use Eventfinda!