Kia ora Koutou,

Mid-term and still so warm!! This week we recap on:

  • Our Principal’s for the Day Isla and Poppy Mexted 
  • Assembly
  • MasterChef 
  • Rippa Rugby 
  • Mid-Year Reports 


Isla and Poppy Mexted 2021/2 Principals for the Day!!

Our Principal’s for the Day Isla and Poppy Mexted – The girls made the most of the chance to be in charge for the day keeping Mr Irvine busy with an earthquake drill and evacuation practice, presenting the Hellyer Cups and certificates at Assembly and joining all the teachers for chocolate cake and a cup of tea in the staffroom. This was an auction experience bid for at the 2021 Quiz Night, so pleased we could finally do this!!

Assembly – Our first full Assembly in the hall with parents and friends, we all love getting back together and being able to celebrate. Congratulations to all our certificate and Hellyer Cup recipients, all names are listed in this newsletter. Special mention to all the year 8’s who all now have leadership roles at Assembly. Congratulations to MC’s Ella Maddox and Sebastian Oswald, confident well prepared presenters – well done. Special congratulations to Ashton Becker-Crawford and Sunny Odedra for ensuring all the technology and sound desk ran so smoothly.

We are aware the ZOOM link was for some hard to hear, that can be your own internet connection. Could we remind you in future to mute your own sound thank you.

Rippa Rugby – Another return to things we used to participate in!! Just fantastic for the children to be competing in fun tournaments again. Thank you to Mr Cochrane for all your training of our teams and both Mr Cochrane and Miss Robinson for your organisation, we do appreciate it. Special thank you to teacher and parent Mrs Uhe for stepping in at the last minute as coach and teacher for the day. This tournament was in Silverdale against local schools. thank you to all parents that helped transport and support the teams, in this current climate I was amazed we could stilkl have enough parents to do this we are so very lucky.


MasterChef Wainui – Ashton Becker-Crawford and the Student Councillors are organising this fun event.

“Starting in week 7 of this term the Student Councillors will be running MasterChef. The first round will be on Monday, the 13th of June. MasterChef is a cooking competition. It will be done in year groups with heats, and then finals, e.g. the juniors will construct and make a sandwich, we will provide the bread.

The student councillors with some special guests will be judging who goes through to the final and who wins. Each year group will be cooking something different. The food that each year group will be making and the dates for each heat will be put into posters that will be put up around the school.

The heats for juniors start on Tuesday 7th June.

Final is in the last week of term on 6th July.”  (Information by Samantha Neely, year 8).

Health and Sickness Report – Whilst COVID-19 is still with us, the numbers of active cases have declined – we have currently a gastro virus affecting a number of children and increased numbers of the usual colds for this time of the year. Thank you for keeping children home when sick. It nips everything in the bud and enables us to keep a fairly healthy school!! Approx 80% attending on a daily basis.


Interschool Soccer Year 5&6 – Mr Cochrane is taking a group of students to interschool soccer on Thursday 9th June. All children that play in these team games receive a permission slip for parents to sign. Please check with your child if they are in the team or with their teacher, they will know. They are required to wear a school representative T-shirt this must be organised before they go as well. The T-shirts can be bought in the office.


Mid-Year Reports are being written by the teachers for all children. The children in years 2 and upwards will be receiving their mid-year assessments.

Our school wide mid-year and end of year report forms underwent a change last year. As a result of COVID, lockdowns and intermittant time at school there was not an end of year report. We gave you all a Christmas card with only a general comment. teachers were now able to make 

For our mid- year report we are using the Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT), to ensure that reports to parents on progress and achievement are clear and accurate. We will also be reporting on our school values and sharing a general comment on your child’s progress and attitude towards learning. Please be mindful that the last two years for all children in Auckland have been interrupted many times with COVID-19.

Over the next few newsletters I will be giving you background information to help prepare you as parents and caregivers for the information you will receive. Those of you who remember from last year this will help remind us all.


Thank you, the driveway is much better with people indicating and being patient. Great to keep safe!!

Happy long weekend everyone.

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


  • Monday 6th June – Queens Birthday – (Public Holiday – No School Today)
  • Thursday 9th June – Soccer year 5&6 teams – Stanmore Bay
  • Tuesday 14th June – Board Meeting – 6.30pm – Staffroom
  • Wednesday 15th June – FOWs Meeting – 7pm – Staffroom
  • Friday 17th June – Whole School Assembly – 2.00pm
  • Friday 24th June – Matariki Holiday (Public Holiday – No School Today)
  • Friday 8th July – Whole School Assembly – 2.00pm
  • Friday 8th July – Last Day of Term 2
  • Monday 25th July – First Day of Term 3


Year 8 Fundraising – The Year 8 students are in the process of fundraising in order to help fund the purchase of the Year 8 leavers hoodies.   They will be running hot chocolate and biscuit sales in the second break on Week 6 – Friday 10th June, Week 7 – Friday 17th June and Week 9 – Friday 1st July.

The cost is:
Hot chocolate $2
Biscuit $1
The year 8’s will be visiting each classroom to provide all children with further details.  Thanks so much for your support.


email your sports results to Mrs Elliott in the office, 


Year 1 Wainui Sapphire vs St Joseph’s Twinkle Toes. Lost – 0-3. POD: Murphy Mia and Sophie Starr.

Year 2 Wainui Rockets vs Murray’s Bay Tactix. Won 6-1. POD: Kelsie Ibbett & Elle Olivier.

Year 2 Wainui Gems vs St Johns Orchids. Won 3-0. POD: Skylah Sweetman-Jones and Grace Horne.

21/5/22: Year 3 Wainui Jets. Lost 0-4. POD: Emma Clough and Emma-Rose Waldrom.

Year 5 Wainui Galaxy vs HPPS Magic. Lost 2-9. POD: Arielle Oswald.

Year 6 Wainui Stars vs Marina View. Won 27-3. POD: Lara Ibbett and Capri Fairhurst.


Year 1/2 Wainui Dribblers. Won 4-2. POD: Mack Dunn.

Year 3/4 Wainui Wasps vs Waitoki Hot Shots. Won 5-0. POD: Jackson Magan.

Year 4 Wainui Speed Cats vs Stella Maris Stars. Lost 2-4. POD: Millie Dunn.

Year 5/6 Wainui Wairau vs Red Beach All Stars. Won 5-0. POD: Arielle Oswald.


Wainui Ripples. Won 4-3. POD: Luke Byleveldt.

Wainui Surges. Won 18-1. POD: Harry Browne- Hale.

Please note, there is no training or game this week due to Queens Birthday weekend.

If anyone is keen to try flippaball in year 5 or 6, please contact Sandy Tucker at We would love some new players.


At the last assembly, the following students received certificates for “Respect”.

  •  Puriri: Harley Allan, Bella-Rose Bretherton, Dante Broederlow.
  •  Pukatea: Ollie Candlish, Austyn Reid, Harper Reid (Resilience).
  •  Kohekohe: Aimee Clough, Reign Rangihuna, Olivia Wood.
  •  Rimu: Elle Gordon, Amal Mamashayeva, Parker Maunsell (Resilience).
  •  Matai: O’Rylee Greening, Grayson Hewitt, Kelsie Ibbett.
  •  Koromiko: Amani Linton, Jackson Magan, Hayden Uhe.
  •  Kawakawa: Daniel Bisht, Tavana McCulluch, Anouk Patel.
  •  Pohutukawa: Gabby Long, Adelle Wells-Lakeland, Liam Ingleton (Resourceful).
  •  Kowhai: Lara Ibbett, Hunter Olliff, Sophie Scott (Relational).
  •  Nikau: Kayleigh Donaldson, Jackson Mallon, Xavier Zhao (Resilience).
  •  Totara: Talia Flavell, Kassidy van Dam, Joel van Heerden.
  •  Kahikatea: Jakob Brown, William Parker, Oscar Price.
  •  Kauri: Violet Clayton, Alyssa Linton, Ella Maddox.
  •  SENCO: Kelly McMillan-Mayes (Resilience), Leonie Schweitzer (Resilience).
  • Our amazing Hellyer Cup Winners were Ayla Lodge (Kowhai), Phoenix Sweetman-Jones (Nikau), Lexi Albert (Totara), Harlem Kockott (Kahikatea) and Sunny Odedra (Kauri).


Sculptureum – Attached is a flyer with information about a promo code enabling you to receive a discount when visiting Sculptureum.  SCHOOL Promo

Tim Bray Theatre Company

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