Kia ora Koutou,

CONGRATULATIONS parents!! What a great job you have all done at adapting to the change in our school driveway and parking!! One week already gone and as you can see lots of progress has been made. There will be changes, but rest assured we will be keeping you updated as the carpark in front of the school house will be kerbed and resealed and this will mean we will need to close this part as well at some stage. Hopefully we will work it around using the roundabout, this will not happen for another week or so. I have attached the map of what the new drive way and carparks will look like and where the new classrooms will be built.

Yes, the sheds are all going to be moved as well – one up by the main block and the caretakers shed to the back of the carpark. All is well planned and won’t be happening until later in the year.

new carpark widened driveway and classroom block


“Learning Conversations “-  A wonderful turnout from everyone despite the awful weather!!  We congratulate you on ensuring the best happens for your child.  If you are still yet to have a learing conversation, please make sure you do as our goal is always to reach 100% as we think this is the most important conversation we can have with you!! Please contact your child’s teacher to make a time, all emails are on the schoool website.

Hockey success at the Interschool competition – Wow for the third year in a row we have won this interschool competition.  We are all very proud of this accomplishment!! Congratualtions to the teams

Team A 

Charlotte Robinson, Pearl Lake Cameron, Phoebe Walker, Bella Browne Hale, Alex Colborn, Grace Wallace Pram and Anna Flinn.  The results for this team was Wainui vs Kingsway 7-0, Wainui vs Stanmore Bay 10-0, Wainui vs Red Beach 3-1, Wainui vs Silverdale 4-1, Wainui vs Warkworth 3-2 and Wainui vs Stella Maris 4-1.

Team B 

Milla Glasgow, Zoe Heaton, Claudia McBride, Maya Ledger, Neva Atkinson, Lily Haswell and Ruby Mayes. The results for this team was Wainui vs Orewa – 4-1, Wainui vs Stella Maris – 3-0, Wainui vs Silverdale – 9-2 and the final Wainui vs Stella Maris – 3-1.  Brilliant effort girls!

Boys Team – Lucas Bartrom, Morgan Keller, Dieter Bezuidenhout, Sunny Odedra, Logan Grey, Staton Ranby, Ben Partner, Jurgen Bezuidenhout and Ben Prestidge.  Well done boys!

Big congratulations to the coaches and Mrs Dee Robinson for your enthusiasm and dedication to training, even on the coldest wetteset mornings!! We are all very thankful and we have the turf now as it enables us to train so well – Now we need the goals, all sponsorship gladly recieved if anyone’s business would like to sponsor goals!!


Mountain Biking at Woodhill Forest – Year 7 & 8 are participating in Term 3’s EOTC activity and challenge for many to try something they perhaps haven’t participated in before.

Intermediate Information Evening 2020 – Wednesday 21 August from 5:30- 6;30 – Come and listen to Mr Irvine and Mrs Stevenson talk about the special programmes and how we do cater to Year 7 and 8.

Rippa Interschools Competition – Years 5 & 6 – Thursday 22nd August – 3 teams are participating in this competition in Silverdale – Have a great competition and play your best!!

Whole School Assembly led by Takahe Team on Friday 23rd August – 9.15am – We will celebrate the value of Resilience, find out who in the Takahe Team are worthy of the Hellyer cups and enjoy celebrating as a school. As we are extending the selling of the chocolates by one more week we will re schedule the Chocolate selling prizegiving!! Date to be confirmed!!


Ski Team – Years 7 & 8 Ski team are off to compete in the ski champs on Ruapehu – this has been organised this year by Year 8 Student Councillor, Maddy Ditchburn, Maddy herself is competing alongside Brody Headford.  We wish them fine weather and a great time to do your best!!

Daffodil Day – Friday 30th August – This is one we always celebrate to raise money for cancer. Please bring a gold coin and raise awareness of this fantastic charity. The school house leaders will be organisng our day with some fun activities for our house groups- so start gathering your yellow to wear!!


FOWS Meeting Wednesday 21st August – Come and join this vibrant group who support the school with fundraisers and have fun doing it.  We have planned for the rest of the year, AG day and Country Fair, a Working Bee (Sunday 20th October) and Christmas in the Country.


Chocolate Sales –   This has been fantastic!! A huge thank you to everyone for getting in behind this and to Melanie Mayes and Sonya Joubert for all your work collating money now. We have extended the selling time for one more week.  If you still cant sell your box please bring them back as there are students who want more to sell.  We need to sell all the boxes we have to make a great profit. Could all money or choclate be returned by Friday 23 August!!

I attended a fantastic conference in Taupo last week with 100 other Auckalnd Principals – we heard speakers on a variety of topics, Anna Stretton on her work in women’s prisons, life after being one of New Zealands most successful fashion designers, Chris Clay a ” futurist” not predicting the future but speculating on how we change to meet the needs of our children in the future , Graham Lowe on his family, his book, his work in the mens prisons and stories from his rugby league coaching success. One thing they all have in common was empathy for people. Doing the same does not work.  We need to keep changing for the postiive!! Thank you to Jason and the staff for enabling me to take a few days out.

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


Ag Day Donations – The following items would be greatly appreciated  –Ag-Day-Countdown-Donations (3)

Friday 23rd August – Lunchtime Fundraiser – We are fundraising for the Taupo Cycle Challenge, NIPS and AIMES and this week we have cheese and ham toasties, cookie and a hot chocolate for $5, you can buy them from the kitchen at lunchtime.

Calendar Fundraiser – From Wednesday 4th to Friday 20th September you will have the opportunity to order fabulous 2020 calendars, diaries, cards, sketch pads and mouse mats featuring your child’s artwork!  You can see product examples at the office.

Children’s art will be displayed in classrooms Monday 2nd to Wednesday 11th September, then will be available to view at the office.  We are also hoping to be able to email photos of class art, in case you can’t get to school.

We will be placing our main (possibly only) order at the end of Term 3 – so ensure your order is received VIA KINDO by Friday 20th September.  Items will be distributed a few weeks into Term 4 (depending on how quickly the printing company process our order).

Prices are:  calendar $13, pack of 8 cards $15, diary $18, sketch pad $16, mouse mat $17.  These make fabulous gifts for family members, or to have yourself as a keepsake of your child’s work.

All ordering and payment will be online via Kindo.

Ag Day 2019 – Friday 25th October

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I’m sure many of you will have your Ag day animals already but you have until 15th September (this is the last date for them to be born) to get your kid goat or lamb for this year.  There will be NO calves again this year.

Just a note for new families – children may only have ONE pet to care for. A lamb or kid goat or chick. The students will need to be with their pet when judging takes place on Ag Day.

For all children who don’t have an animal to care for, the expectation is that they have a Pet Egg which they create a habitat for. We have had many and varied habitats created over the years and it’s always amazing to see what the children come up with. The Pet Eggs in their habitats will be judged at school on Ag Day.

Ag Day booklets are available from the office.  These are full of information about rearing animals, classroom displays and what actually happens on Ag Day itself.


email your sports results to Mrs Elliott in the office, 


Wainui Yr 1 Astroids vs Glamorgan.  Drew 1 – 1.  POD: Jackson Ledger.

Wainui Yr 2 Galaxy vs Sherwood Pugs.  Won 4-1.  POD: Arielle Oswald and Charlee Andrew.

Wainui Yr 3 Stars vs Glamorgan LOLs.  Won 6-2.  POD: Pippa Heaton and Capri Fairhurst.

Wainui Yr 4 Jets vs Glamorgan Flames . Drew 7-7 .  POD: Sophie Colquhoun.  Sportmanship: Taya Hawkin.

Wainui Yr 4 Gems vs St John’s Daisies. Lost 5-1.  POD: Eva Pengally.

Wainui Yr 5 Comets vs Dairy Flat Bumblebees.  Won 10-6.  POD: Milla Glasgow.  Sportmanship: Mackenzie Allen.

Wainui Yr 6 Rockets vs St Joseph’s Eagles.  Won 23-1.  POD: Mikayla Wacokecoke.


Wainui Yr 3/4 Firebirds vs St Johns Thunderbolts. Drew 0-6.  POD: Travis Pengelly.

Wainui Year Stars vs Marina View.  Lost 3-0.  POD: Harley Kipa.

Wainui Yr 5/6 Storm vs Murrays Bay.  Drew 0-0.  POD: Milla Glasgow.

Wainui Yr 5/6 Thunder vs Norwest Fantails.  Lost. 0-1.  POD: Grace Wallace Pram.

Wainui Yr 5/6 Warriors vs Kristin Dragons  Drew 2-2.  POD: Ben Partner.


  • Tuesday 20th August – Year 7 Woodhill Mountain Bike Trip
  • Wednesday 21st August – Intermediate Information Evening
  • Friday 23rd August – Takahe Team Assembly and Whittakers Chocolate Winners
  • Thursday 29th August – Year 5 / 6 Interschool Cross Country
  • Friday 30th August – Daffodil Day
  • Friday 6th September – 9.15am – Tui Team Assembly
  • Wednesday 18th September – Pukeko Production Matinee
  • Thursday 19th September – Pukeko Production Evening Performance
  • Friday 20th September – Last day to order calendar art via KINDO
  • Friday 20th September – Kiwi Team Assembly – 9.15am
  • Wednesday 25th September – FOWS Meeting – 7.00pm
  • Friday 27th September – Winter Sports Assembly – 9.15am
  • Friday 27th September – Last Day of Term 3!


The Auckland Girls’ Choir (“Choir”) would like to extend an invitation to girls from Wainui School school to audition for our 2020 intake.  The Auckland Girls’ Choir has a proud tradition spanning more than 20 years, and was established to provide accessible, enriching choral experiences for girls aged 9 to 18 years of age from the greater Auckland region.  To date the choir has attracted girls from over 50 different schools, reflecting the rich ethnic and socio-economic diversity of the greater Auckland region. 

As a training choir, The Auckland Girls’ Choir is unique.  Not only do we focus on healthy vocal production, choral technique, artistry, and performance skills, but all choristers also engage in a leveled musicianship program to enable every girl to be the strongest musician she can be.  In the process, confidence, an enhanced sense of self-worth, self-discipline, teamwork, leadership skills, perseverance and the desire for excellence are proactively fostered.

Girls in the Choir also develop a strong sense of commitment to community service via performances in various civic and community events throughout Auckland each year. These civic performances not only provide the opportunity to perform, but also highlight the importance of giving back to the community, healthy respect for community leaders, and valuing the contributions and sacrifices that many have made to create Auckland into the city it is today.

Membership in The Auckland Girls’ Choir is via an audition where vocal fluency, musicianship, and overall potential will be assessed.  If accepted into the Choir, girls are expected to attend weekly choir rehearsals that span the regular school year.  Attendance at a separate weekend workshop in each of the four school terms is also required, as well as full commitment to all performance engagements.  

There is a limited number of need and merit based scholarships available for the 2020 intake, supported and sponsored by Friends of the Auckland Girls’ Choir to increase the accessibility and opportunities for talented girls to join the Choir.  

The first round of auditions for our 2020 intake are:

·         Saturday, September 14, 9am to 4pm

·         Saturday, September 21, 1pm to 4pm

·         Saturday, September 28, 9am to 12.30pm

We warmly welcome girls from your school interested in becoming a member of The Auckland Girls’ Choir to apply to audition.

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Edventure Survivor Camp – Aongatete, Sept 30th – Oct 4th, $495

We have an amazing week lined up with bush walks, archery, rock climbing, team building and confidence activities, orienteering & night activities. A typical “Kiwi Outdoors” camp with an emphasis on mountain safety and survival skills. Based at Aongatete Lodge- near Katikati. More info or 02102241576

8-13yr olds

OSCAR available

Pick ups Hamilton, Akl and BOP

Coding, Robotics and 3D Printing – go to BRAINPLAY.CO.NZ for further details