Kia ora Koutou katoa,

A great night was had by all at the Country and Western Quiz Night!! Well done community for getting behind this night of fun, the competition of course and fundraising!! Congratulations to Cindy Cato and Kate Doherty – our wonderful FOWS team members for organising this event!! The hall looked amazing, the turnout of people was amazing and the whole night was a real success!! We will release the final figure next week but at this stage we are in excess of $10,000 – wow! please remember to come in and pay for your auction prize if you haven’t already. Congratulations to the ” Team with no Name ” winners of the Quiz night !!

Below is a special note from Cindy and Kate:

Country & Western Quiz Night – Thank You!

On behalf of Wainui School and the FOWS team Kate and I would like to thank everyone who came along in support – this fabulous fundraiser – what a fantastic turnout and a fun night!
A special thank you to Denise Ditchburn for the miles and miles of awesome bunting, Kylie Allen for the authentic country props,
Louise Pengelly for the hay bales & props, Leslie-Ann Linn & Louise Pengelly for helping with setup.  Nadine Phillips and Nikki Browne Hale for working their magic with the quiz answer sheets and the impromptu running of technology on the night and Jason Irvine for rescuing the technology hiccups.

Our amazing sponsors who have been so generous in their support for Wainui School, from parents, local businesses, greater Auckland and wonderful neighbouring Fiji Islands. Also, a big thank you to Barbara, Mel and Kay and everyone who has contributed in some way or other and it was great to have so many helping hands at the end of the evening. WOW! And last but not least to our MC and Quiz Master Sam Hewat for doing such a fantastic job of keeping the evening on track, to Andrew North for the brilliant auctioneering and to our principal sponsor Simone Du Bernard.

Thank you all. We hope you had a fun night and look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Cindy & Kate

Ps If anyone has good photos of the evening that you’re happy to share, please send them to Mel at

A big thank you to our amazing sponsors who have made our Quiz Night a fantastic success. Quiz Night Sponsors


Playground news!! Our big playground has been re-mulched ready for reopening.  Mr Lee, Mr Blood, and lots of the Year 5-8 students have helped. We are now asking everyone to be aware of the MUD!! Please ensure your children have inside slippers/ shoes and outside shoes if you know they are very keen on the mud!!

Matariki Week – We had a wonderful week focusing on Te Reo and Tikanga. All the students learned a new waiata and performed at the assembly last Friday and planted fruit trees to symbolize the New year with new beginnings. Thank you to everyone for contributing to the shared “Kai”  lunches.


PIRATES VERSUS MERMAIDS!! The Kiwi team have their production ready to go!  All year 3 and 4 students are involved so make sure all parents of year 3&4 children have this on the diary. The director this year is Miss Ross. There are two performances a matinee starting at 2:00 pm on Wednesday 19 June and 6:00pm on Thursday 20th June.

Tui Team Assembly this Friday 9:15am start. The value we will focus on and celebrate is Reflective.


Pukeko Team Trip to Kelly Tarlton’s – our Junior team is all off to finish the term with a special trip focussing on sea creatures as they have been in Term 2.

Takahe Team are off next week to SnowPlanet for their Education Outside the Classroom event. Each term this team tries (for many) a new activity. This fits with the Wiliam Pike Challenge to give a number of new things a go.

Waifactor Finals will be held on Friday the 28th June. This annual competition run by our year 8’s always amazes us with the amount of talent we have!! Celeste Hamilton Dowling (Student Councilor) has done a wonderful job setting up the hall and getting this competition organised.


End of Term 2!! – Can you believe it!!  We say farewell to Miss Maddy Taylor who is off overseas for adventures!! There is an end of term music concert.


A few reminders-

  • We have a box of lost property in the office, this will all go to Hospice at the end of the term.
  • Please ensure you always come to the office if you are popping in with something during the day for your child. We do need to know who is on site!!
  • Please ensure you are ringing the office before 2:00 pm if you have changed the after school pick up arrangements for your child.
  • Thank you as always for your consideration

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


Japanese Students – They are coming!  Thank you so much to everyone who has offered to host students.  We shall need hosts for 4 females and 5 males.  It is a wonderful experience for your family, it supports the school financially and you do get reimbursed for hosting as well!  Please see Mel if you can host or want to ask any more questions. Thank you!

Pirates versus Mermaids – The children from Kiwi team are practiced out and ready to perform their production.  Come along on Wednesday 19th June, at 1.30pm or Thursday 20th June, for our night performance starting at 6pm. There will be a gold coin donation at the door, this will be used to help fund our team trip next term (more of that later).

Be early for a good seat! See you there!

Reminder School Photos  – Orders close on Thursday 27th June.  Photos can be ordered either online at or complete the red envelope, enclose payment and drop into the school office.

Wainui School Hoodies – Please let the office know if you’re interested in ordering a printed sweatshirt. I will need a minimum of 10 orders to be able to place the order with our supplier. The prices are as follows;

Child size –  6,8,10,12,14  – $42
Adult size – S,M,L,XL         -$46

Printed name on the back  -$ 6

Hockey – Girl needed for year 5-6 hockey team to play Monday nights at Albany and training on Thursday morning at school. Experience is not necessary. Call Russell 4263013 or 0274577472.

Garden to Table – We will be starting up our Friday hot chocolate and soup days, starting this Friday 21st June and running every Friday through Winter. The funds raised from this will be used for our Garden to Table Programme. The cost of each is $2, you will need to bring your own cup.

Gymnastics Competition – Arno Potgieter a Year 2 student competed in the Mid-Island Gymnastics Competition held in Rotorua. He came 2nd on floor and his team (4 boys in total) came first and took the gold medal for the group competition. Arno placed 10th individually our of 30 kids.  Well done Arno!

Well done to Georgina Coupe – Despite recovering from being sick on Sunday, managed to get top marks for her dance exam.


email your sports results to Mrs Elliott in the office, 


Wainui Yr 1 Asteroids vs Murrays Bay Diamonds.  Lost 3-1.  POD: Nikau Laurie.

Wainui Yr 2 Galaxy vs Bayfield.  Won 4 – 0.  POD: Charlee Andrew

Wainui Yr 3 Stars vs St Joseph Magic. Lost 1 – 5.

Wainui Yr 4 Jets vs Glamorgan Flames.  Lost 4-7.  POD: Taya Hawkin

Wainui Yr 4 Gems vs Greenhithe Tuis. Lost 7 – 3.  POD: Harley Kipa.

Wainui Yr 5 Comets vs Target Road Taniwhas.  Lost 10-4.  POD: Lily Haswell.  Sportmanship: Milla Glasgow

Wainui Yr 6 Rockets vs Target Road Amigos.  Won 10 – 3.  POD: Pearle Cameron.  Sportsmanship: Talia Minton.


Wainui Yr 3/4 Stars Lost 3-0.  POD: Emily Kerr

Wainui Yr 3/4 Firebirds vs Kristen Eagles.  Drew 0 – 0.  POD: Harry Browne Hale

Wainui Yr 5/6 Thunder vs Northcote Jaguars.  Drew 1-1.  POD: Alex Colburn (Wainui Thunder also made it into the A Grade for Yr 5/6 Girls)

8/6/19 – Wainui Yr 5/6 Storm vs Orewa Girls.  Won 1-0.  POD: Lily Haswell

Wainui Yr 5/6 Storm vs Campbells Bay Magis.  Lost 0-1.  POD: Keira Sams


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

  • Kauri: Ruby Hamilton-Dowling, Lexi Jones.  Writing: Julia Buchajczyk.
  • Kahikatea: Dillon Ranby, Marley Straka.  Writing: Kealan Bouzaid.
  • Rimu: Violet Clayton, Sunny Odedra.  Writing: Noah Richardson.
  • Matai: Ben Prestidge, Staton Ranby.  Writing: Sebastian Oswald.
  • Totara: Samantha John, Tyler Morgan.  Writing: Alex Tucker.
  • Nikau: Neva Atkinson, Caelan MacBride.  Writing: Eva Sparkes.
  • Kowhai: Rosie Gulik, Carter Wright.  Writing: George Clayton.
  • Kohekohe: Baeu Olliff, Blake Sawyer.  Writing: Seamus Avery.
  • Pukatea: Tamati Bayer, Tripp Glasgow.  Writing: Madie Gooding.
  • Rata: Anthony Doherty, Taylad Hadley.  Writing: Vuliana Lodge.
  • Karaka: George Jarvie, Hannah Wallace.  Writing: Arielle Oswald.
  • Puriri Rua: Austin Perry, Eve Robinson.  Writing: James Gray.
  • Puriri: Eden-Rose Dixon, Tavana McCullouch.  Writing: Sophie Elliott.

Our amazing Hellyer Cup Winners were Serena Wyers (Kauri), Selina Glasgow and Lily Glasgow (Kahikatea)


  • Wednesday 19th June – Kiwi team production, matinee – 1.30pm.
  • Wednesday 19th June – FOWS Meeting – 7.00pm.
  • Thursday 20th June – Kiwi team production – 6.00pm.
  • Friday 21st June – Tui Assembly – 9.15am.
  • Monday 24th June – Snow Planet Trip – Yr 7 / 8.
  • Tuesday 25th June – Kelly Taltons Trip – Yr 0 / 2.
  • Tuesday 25th June – Kaipara College performance – Year 7 /8
  • Thursday 27th June – Ripper Yr 5 / 6.
  • Thursday 27th June – School photo orders close today.
  • Monday 1st July – Yr 7 / 8 Tough Guy and Gal Challenge.
  • Friday 2nd August – Entries close for ICAS Exams.



Do you have an arty 8-12 year old? Layal Moore will be teaching an animal stencil art class during the July school holidays at the Estuary Arts Centre, Orewa.

When: Thursday 16th July

Time: 10am – 3pm

Where: Estuary Arts Centre, Orewa

Cost: $45

To enroll your child or for further information, see the link below or phone 426-5570:

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Hit The Stage – Kids getting under your feet? Then let them “Hit the Stage”!

A 5 day creative escape for children 8-12 yrs. 9am – 3pm

They will have the opportunity to explore their performance skills, build confidence, and create a unique piece of theatre, ready to ‘Hit the Stage!’ at the end of the week with a free entry performance for family and friends.

Under the direction of the creative team from Tim Bray Youth Theatre, students will have the opportunity to explore their performance skills, build confidence, and create a unique piece of theatre, ready to ‘Hit the Stage!’ at the end of the week with a free entry performance for family and friends.

Families are invited to watch the final performance at 5.30pm on the Friday evening at the venue.


Mon 15th July

Tue 16th July

Wed 17th July

Thurs 18th July

Fri 19th July

Email us now to secure your spot

Invitation to Long Bay College’s 2019 Open Evening – We warmly invite prospective students at all year levels, along with their caregivers (including Primary students) to visit and meet with us on Wednesday, July 24 from 4.00 – 7.30pm. We will be holding presentations in our auditorium at 5.15pm and 7pm. Please allow approximately two hours to tour Long Bay College and attend a presentation. We look forward to seeing you.