Kia ora Koutou,

Half way through Term 3, hard to believe. This week you will notice we are sending out the newsletter online and as a hard copy!! At the FOWS meeting last week we discussed the newsletter and almost everyone at the meeting preferred a hard copy!! There were a number of reasons – from being hard to read and scroll through on the phone and like to have dates in a hard copy to hang on the fridge etc. It was also suggested to shorten the newsletter – it was too long – so here goes!!

It was also suggested that this reminder would help us to recoup some outstanding school donations and activity costs. We have noticed this year it is taking parents longer to pay for activites or contribute the school donation.

Time to talk finances, donations and activity costs!! These are all going to affect the overall budget if they are not paid and we budget very carefully at Wainui so please ensure we can keep to our budgets.  Thank you.

Have you:

  1. Contributed your school donation- $200.00 per child per year or $50.00 per term or $375.00 for 2 or more children per year or $93.75 per term.
  2. Paid for Garden to table if you are a Year 5, 6, 7, 0r 8 $12:50 per term or $40.00 for the full year.
  3. Paid for the Treasure Island show – $5.00
  4. Paid for your sports fees.
  5. Paid for your chocolates $72.00 per box – or returned the chocolates- only 18 boxes to be returned now.

What’s been Happening 

Kahui Ako Learner Support Register Permission letters – Included this week is a letter from the Orewa Kahui Ako around the new model for learner support.  The BOT of Wainui School have discussed this information sharing and are very exicted to be a part of this community initiative.  We have attached both the letter and the permission form from Leanne Evans, Orewa Kahui Ako, Across School Co-ordinator, Learner Support. Please find enclosed link to the Cover Letter Orewa Kahui Ako Learning Support Letter and Consent Form_Orewa Kahui Ako learner support Consent Form (KALS) Register Parent Consent Form 2019   We will also send home in print form the attached letter and consent form to help make this easier for you.  Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gillian Bray.  All forms to be returned to Mrs Taylor (Learning Support Coordinator).

Intermediate Ski Team – Maddy Ditchburn, Brodie Headford and Marley Straka are down on Ruapehu competing in the North Isalnds Primarys Schools ski champs – we wish you all the best both weather and in skiing.

Daffodil Day is This Friday!!! Dress in your Yellow, bring a gold coin and support the annual  appeal for Cancer. We will have a grand parade , cup cakes for sale and house activities.

Sports News –  Rippa– Year 3&4 and years 5&6 Rippa teams are competing on Tuesday in the interschool competiton- we wish you all a great day using your practiced skills.

Cross Country – Hibiscus Coast Interschools cross country is on Thursday – Thank you to Miss Goodyer for leading the organisation.  We wish the team all the very best.

Coming Up:

Junior Show Pukeko Team – are having lots of fun practicing their show.  It will be performed in a few weeks at a matinee and at an evening performance.

Ag DayFriday 25th October – Is already well planned and in the throws of organisation.  For those who are new to the school ” THIS IS OUR BIGGEST DAY” if you only have one day off work a year make it this day and come and enjoy celebrating our rural life – there are the traditional lambs and kid goats being shown, there are the classroom exhibits already being created now. There are market stalls and food stalls, games, bouncy castles etc etc. Mrs Taylor and Mrs Allen have put together loads of information that is on the website.  If you can help with sponsorship, contributing to the stalls or helping with your time please let us know- don’t be shy!! Everything helps.


Kahui AKO news – all the teachers from across the Community of Learing met together to hear an inspirational speaker “Hana O’ Regan” ( a Māori language advocate and academic in New Zealand) Hana challenged our thinking as a community around our respect for culture, language and what we need to do in the area of Maori achievement and aspirations. Her story was inspiring, a wonderful way to bring us all together mid year.

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray

For Your Calendar

  • Thursday 29th August – Year 5 / 6 Interschool Cross Country
  • Friday 30th August – Daffodil Day and Chocolate Fundraiser Assembly
  • 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!


Positive Behaviour for Learning – PB4LEarlier in the year, we informed the community that Wainui School has been fortunate enough to have been offered a place on the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) contract. This is a long-term, whole-school approach to help us continue to develop and improve our own social culture that supports learning and positive behaviour. 
Since the beginning of the contract, we have been having a careful look at our systems for managing behaviour. Through our analysis, we have discovered that we can make some changes so that our learners, including both children and adults, can do the right thing on a more consistent basis. We hope to implement some of these changes in the very near future.
A couple of the main points of the PB4L philosophy are:
  • Inform learners what they can do, rather than what they can’t
  • Make it easy for learners to do the right thing
  • Pre-correct behaviour to avoid the behaviour occurring
  • Actively supervise by moving, scanning, and interacting
  • Change behaviour by focusing on the environment rather than the individual
  • Behaviour change takes time

We are excited by the prospects PB4L can bring to our school and our learners. We will keep you informed over the course of the contract but in the meantime, we welcome any questions you may have.

Are you a Graphic Designer? We need your help! – If you are a graphic designer and would love to be part of an exciting Wainui School project, we want to hear from you. We are beginning the process of overhauling the imagery of our values system, the 5R’s, and need a graphic organiser to help us out. We would love someone to work with a group of teachers and students to come up with the most amazing and modern design. The only catch is we would like the work done on a pro bono basis – we can work out other ways to repay your kindness. If this sounds like it would work for you, please contact Jason Irvine at

Perform Education – On Wednesday Perform Education performed an amazing show for the school. The children learned some important messages from a variety of books that were presented to them during the performance. Thanks so much to the Parents who have already paid the $5 entrance fee. If you haven’t paid yet please visit the ‘Kindo Shop’ to organise payment. To access, visit , click on the ‘Kindo Shop’ link on the top navigation bar, and follow the easy instructions to login.

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.

Prices:  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.

Orders and payment are made done online via Kindo.

We will be placing our main (possibly only) order at the end of Term 3 – so ensure your order is made via Kindo by Friday 20th September.  Items will be distributed in the first few weeks of Term 4 (depends on how quickly the printing company process our order).


Email your sports results to Mrs Elliott in the office, 


Wainui Yr 1 Astroids vs St Johns Daffodils.  Won 4 – 1.  POD: Nikau Laurie.

Wainui Yr 2 Galaxy vs Bayfield Bunnies.  Won 8-1.  POD: Vuliana Lodge.

Wainui Yr 3 Stars vs Greenhithe Emeralds.  Won 2-1.  POD: Emily Gray.

Wainui Yr 4 Jets vs St Johns Blossoms. Lost 5-2 .  POD: Meika Pope-Smith.  Sportmanship: Sophie Colquhoun.

Wainui Yr 4 Gems vs Glamorgan Red Dragons. Lost 9-3.  POD: Whole Team! –

Wainui Yr 5 Comets vs Torbay Dolphins.  Won 17-5.  POD: Mackenzie Allen.  Sportmanship: Isla Poninghous.

Wainui Yr 6 Rockets vs Glenfield Diamonds.  Lost 12-10.  POD: Talia Minton.  Sportmanship: Maya Ledger


Wainui Yr 3/4 Firebirds vs Kristin Eagles. Lost 3-0.  POD: Liam Miners.

Wainui Year Stars vs Northcote.  Lost 2-0.  POD: Harley Kipa.

Wainui Yr 5/6 Storm vs Campbells Bay Magic.  Won 3-1.  POD: Whole Team.

Wainui Yr 5/6 Thunder vs Stella Maris Stealers.  Lost. 4-1.  POD: Phoebe Walker.

Wainui Yr 5/6 Warriors vs Albany  Won 2-1.  POD: Lucas Bartrom.


Kelly Club –  Is running an awesome October Holiday Programme.  We have a trip day to Skateland and the amazing Paint the Earth team is coming to our venues!!  Also we have planned some amazing themed days including a Detective Day plus much, much more!!!  To find out more or to book, please go to
Dairy Flat Tennis Club – please see the attached link – Dairy Flat Tennis Club
Silverdale Tennis Club Open Weekend – Fall in Love with Tennis at ‘Love Tennis’ Open Weekend – Silverdale Tennis Club Sat and Sun 7 and 8th
of September 1-4pm. Hibiscus Coast highway, opposite the park and ride bus station. FREE event for people of all ages. The event is for anyone, young or old, who would like to try out or get back into tennis. It is also our registration day for Juniors who want coaching or to playinterclub.
Bring yourself or bring your family and find out all there is to love about tennis! We will be firing up the barbecue, and there’ll be plenty of games and giveaways. Hell Pizza vouchers for the first 200 visitors at each club. No racquet? No problem. Equipment provided by participating clubs.
Reusable Organic Cotton Bags – A NZ based business selling reusuable organic cotton bags offered to the community at adiscounted rate. Please see attached link School newletter August 2019