Kia ora Koutou,

The most important news for the week is we have a new Board of Trustees (BOT)!! The new BOT has a great mix of old BOT members and new faces, to continue to govern our school. Stepping down is BOT Chair Drew Gilpin and Finance person Tracey Woodcock. They have both contributed much as BOT members, Tracey especially with your finance skills, Drew with his Human Resources skill, knowledge and passion for governing, and his love for our country school. Thank you both!!

The new BOT for 2019-2022:

Nikki Browne, Jason Irvine (Staff Representative), Nadine Phillips, Brent Robinson, joined by new members, Dr. Pete Adlam and Lindsay Ledger.

Drew Gilpin will continue as BOT Chair until our first meeting on Wednesday 5th June. The new BOT will then officially take over.


Playground Upgrade Has Begun – This week we have a digger and truck on site improving our bottom playground. New mulch will arrive when the retainer wall has been built.

Wai Factor Auditions – These were completed last week. Celeste Hamilton-Dowling (Student Councillor) and her team will be announcing the winners to go through to the semi-finals on Thursday 30th May. So many children gave it a go – it was a wonderful show of talent, confidence, and resilience. Wai Factor semi-finals will be held next week details to come.


Life Education Mobile Classroom – Will be here, lessons in the van will start on Thursday. This year they are free as the BOT have committed to this values-based programme each year at no cost to families.

STRIKE DAY – Wednesday 29th May – Termed a “Mega Strike” College, Primary and Area School teachers are all out on strike together. There is supervision at school if your family needs to use this service, please inform the office if you need this.

Staff News – Welcome aboard Kay Elliott. Kay joins Mel and Barbara in the school office on Tuesday’s and will take over the formatting of the newsletter amongst other tasks.


Life Education Mobile Classroom Continues – For 30 years Life Education has been teaching health in New Zealand schools!

Life Education helps children to:

  • develop life skills relating to their health and wellbeing.
  • understand how to make healthy choices.
  • gain knowledge about health and their bodies.
  • develop self-esteem and a positive understanding of themselves.
  • develop strategies for relating to others.


Matariki Week, Week 7, 10th – 14th June – We have a great programme organised for the week by Mr Irvine and the Te Reo team including waiata, assemblies and shared kai. More details for each team to come. A community consultation/ Hui will also be held during this week to focus on Maori achievement and Te Reo, date to be finalised.


Congratulations to Jakob Kerr, in the Year 8 class. Jakob, through his outstanding attitude, has earned himself a Student Councillor role. Keep up the great work Jakob. We are all very proud of you!!

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


Garden to Table – Thank You – The school has been lucky enough to have been donated two 400g jars of MGO300 Manuka Honey with a retail value of $109 each. Normally we would receive blended honey which the bees harvest post Manuka harvest, however they have surplus export stock and have very generously thought this was a good opportunity to share with all the Garden to Table Schools this year. This honey has been donated by The True Honey Company. They have also offered the school and community a little extra sweetness, by using the code TTHCGTT when purchasing from their website, you will be able to receive 20% off your purchases. 
Juicie Sale – This Friday (31st May) we will be having another juicie sale. $2 per juicie. Sales will be at morning tea and lunchtime.
Pukeko Team Bake Sale Next Tuesday 4th June – Pukeko Team are having a bake sale to fundraise for their trip to Kelly Tarltons in Week 9. Please bring along some money on Tuesday 4th June to buy some delicious baked goods. Prices will be $1 or $2. Thank you in advance for your support!
CORRECTION to last weeks newsletter – Royal Easter Show – Congratulations to the following students who collectively won a Chrome Book for the school as Wainui School had the highest number of entries overall. The competitors were Keira, Raya and Kyron Sams, Madison and Mikayla Houghton, Lily Haswell, Vinnie Holmes and Marley Straka.

Quiz Night – 15 June

Howdy Cowboys & Cowgirls…….ONLY 3 weeks to go! – Do you know your Cowboy / Cowgirl Name?

Don’t forget TICKETS available at school office $15pp  – (see Facebook for more details)

Click here for the list of our generous sponsors: Quiz Night Sponsors


email your sports results to Mrs Elliott in the office, (please note new e-mail address for results).


Wainui Asteroids (Yr 1) vs BBS Blaze.  Lost: 0 – 2.  POD: Kayami Atkinson.

18/5/19: Wainui Stars (Yr3) vs Bayfield Comets.  Won: 4 – 2. POD. Pippa Heaton.

Wainui /Stars (Yr3) vs BBS Flames.  Won: 8 – 3.  POD. Amy Lowe.

Wainui Jets (Yr 4) vs St Johns Blossoms Lost: 6 – 11. POD: Sophie Colquhoun.

Wainui Gems (Yr 4) vs Albany Wildcats.  Won: 8 – 0.  POD: Izzy Glasgow.

Wainui Comets (Yr 5) vs Hobsonville Point Dream Team.  Lost: 7 – 3.  POD: Lily Haswell.  Sportsmanship Award: Lily Cameron.
Wainui Rockets (Yr 6) vs Sherwood Spaniels.  Lost: 2 – 0.  POD: Te Pourewa Hape-Webby.  Sportsmanship Award: Mikayla Wacokecoke.
Wainui Tuis (Yr 7) vs Helensville Eagles.  Lost.  12 – 13.
Wainui (Yr8) vs Murrays Bay Intermediate Won: 16-12.
Wainui Year 8 Netball Team.


Wainui Stars Yr 3/4 vs Bayfield Year 3/4 Girls. Lost: 0 – 1 .  POD: Harley Kipa.

Wainui Firebirds Yr 3/4 vs Kauri Park Racers.  Won: 1 – 0.  POD: Travis Dunning.

Wainui Thunder Yr 5/6 vs Milford.  Won 4 – 0.  POD: Grace Wallace-Pram.

Wainui Storm Yr 5/6 vs Hauraki Storm. Draw: 0 – 0.  POD: Madison Houghton

Wainui Hawkes Yr 7/8 vs Northcross.  Won: 12 – 0.

Wainui Yr 7/8 vs Huapai.  Lost: 5 – 3.


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

  • Kauri: Micaela Bartrom, Celeste Hamilton-Dowling.  Writing: Conner Southwick.
  • Kahikatea: Cole Davies, Selina Glasgow.  Writing: Lily Glasgow.
  • Rimu: Bella Browne Hale, James Wallace-Pram.  Writing: Alex Colborn.
  • Matai: Grace Wallace-Pram, Lennox Watson.  Writing: Ziv Adiv-Blanario.
  • Totara: Ashton Becker-Crawford, Charlotte Robinson.  Writing: Kelly McMillan-Mayes.
  • Nikau: Ayla Lodge, Nate Morgan.  Writing: Ava Portig.
  • Kowhai: Cade Mumby, Noah Murtagh.  Writing: Emily Coupe.
  • Kohekohe: Seamus Avery, Connor Kerr.  Writing: Oliver Bell.
  • Pukatea: Levi Prestidge, Sterling Purdie.  Writing: Harley Kipa.
  • Rata: Stella Robertson, William Hewitt.  Writing: Jackson Mallon.
  • Karaka: Georgina Coupe, Nikau Laurie.  Writing: Kobi Cooke.
  • Puriri Rua: Xavier Boe, Kobe Olivier.  Writing: Jackson Ledger.
  • Puriri: Jack Cooper, Jake Robertson.  Writing: Camryn Colquhoun.

Our amazing Hellyer Cup Winners were Camryn Colquhoun (Puriri), Kieran Miners (Puriri Rua),  Summer Starr (Karaka) and Vuliana Lodge (Rata).


  • Wednesday 29th May – Teachers and Principals Strike Day.
  • Wednesday 29th May – FOWS Meeting – 7pm.
  • Thursday 30th May to Friday 7th June – Life Education Mobile Classroom.
  • Friday 31st May – Juicie Sale – Morning Tea and Lunch – $2 each.
  • Monday 3rd June – QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY.
  • Wednesday 5th June – Science in a Van.
  • Wednesday 5th June – BOT Meeting – 6.30pm.
  • Monday 10th – Friday 14th June – Matariki Week.
  • Saturday 15th June – Country & Western Quiz Night – 6.30pm.
  • Friday 2nd August – Entries close for ICAS Exams.


Workshops COMING UP in JUNE
Great for the Guts, Kombucha and Sauerkraut workshop Sunday June 9th
Beekeeping for Beginners with Brian, Sunday June 26th
Register interest to the above by emailing,