Kia ora koutou, haere mai,

Welcome to Tony Zhao and his family, Tony is in Mrs Howards class. We look forward to getting to know Tony and his family.

Welcome back this week to the Intermediate area of the school who have been on camp last week. By all reports they all had a fantastic week basing their camp activities at Sandspit campground. This was a last minute change in venue due to the usual site on Motutapu Island still deemed unfit for camps by the Department of Conservation. Huge effort from Mr Irvine getting a new venue and activities organised in a month, thank you Mr Irvine!! We have already seen this morning a small You Tube clip of kayaking and SUP.

RESPECT and being RELATIONAL, our school values this week – We have a made a big effort as a school to talk about and review all our behaviour policies and procedures. We, as teachers, have revised our school systems, we are highly visible every playtime and lunchtime in our vis-vests for children to find if they need support or help. Mr Irvine and MrsTaylor investigate further, if need be, any playground incidents from the duty teacher. We use our strike system which begins with a warning. We have also revised our recording of various incidents. If you have any questions regarding behaviour or playground games please see theclassroom teacher, they will always help you. We ask you to refrain from any playground management yourselves, especially with other children who are not your own. This is strictly our role as a school. I am always happy to investigate further any issues.


Group Day is this Friday – Group Day is an interschool event whereby children from schools such as Coatesville, Dairy Flat, Helensville, Waitoki, Kaukapakapa, Waioneke, all compete with their lambs, calves and kid goats. This year Group Day is being held at the Kumeu Showgrounds due to the usual venue of Helensville Showgrounds being too wet to use. There is a huge table of cups that have been in the community for many years. This is a wonderful day to experience our rural heritage. All the best to those that are competing, all information is being given to you by Mrs Taylor. Please do not hesitate to contact her for more information. To be eligible to attend your child’s animal needed to win a first, second, third or fourth placed ribbon. I look forward to seeing all those competing on Friday at the showgrounds.

Auditors – the annual visit from auditors, BDO Spicers, are meeting Miss Ludwig and myselfon Tuesday. We may be tied up with the auditors if you wish to see us. Please be aware of this.


School Athletics – The management team (includes myself), have made the decision to split the junior and the senior days for athletics due to our growing numbers.

Senior School Athletics competition will be on Friday 17th November, at Sinclair Park.

Junior School Athletics will be at school on Friday 1st December.

This is always a great day to attend and support your children. We intend to still have the picnic atmosphere as we have in the past for both events. More details will come in next weeks newsletter.

Kids for Kids Concert Monday 6th November – This year the children have been singing with Mrs Richards to prepare for the annual concert at the Bruce Mason Theatre. They have received their information and will be attending a rehearsal next Monday 6th November with the concert the same evening. This is always a very special and wonderful event for children to participate in.


A reminder that 8.15 am is our earliest drop off time. This is the time all staff are on site, we can then assure you there are enough accessible adults for safety at school. If you wish to drop children off earlier at the odd time please arrange this with the office, we are always happy to help you if we can.

Nga Mihi

Gillian Bray


Calendar Art – Final Order Opportunity – If you ordered last term and want to order more items, or didn’t get around to ordering previously… you have another chance! Forms are coming home now. Please complete the form fully or we may not be able to process your order.

If you would like to view your child’s art (for those who didn’t previously order) it is available at the office.  Calendar $12.50, Pack of 8 cards $14, Diary $17.50, Notepad $15 – examples can be viewed at the office. (If your child started after the beginning of Term 3 they will not have completed the special calendar artwork).

Orders must be received at the office by Friday 10 November. This is the final order being placed.



email your sports results to Miss Ludwig in the office, 


Touch Results

Wainui Rhinos Y3/4 vs Stella Maris. Won: 4-3.
Wainui Broncos Y5/6 vs Silverdale Jaguars. Won: 6-1.
Wainui Bulldogs Yr 5/6 mixed vs Orewa Legends. Lost: 2-3.

25/10/17: Wainui Rhinos Yr 3/4 boys vs Red Beach Raiders. Won: 3-0.
25/10/17: Wainui Broncos Yr 5/6 mixed vs Orewa Legends. Won: 6-2.



  • Wednesday 1st November – FOWs Meeting – 7pm.
  • Friday 3rd November – Group Day.
  • Monday 6th November – Kids for Kids Concert.
  • Friday 10th November – Final day to place Calendar Art orders.
  • Tuesday 14th November – BOT Meeting.
  • Friday 17th November – Senior School Athletics – Sinclair Park.
  • Tuesday 28th November – Interschool Athletics.
  • Thursday 30th November – Tu Maia Festival.
  • Friday 1st December – Junior School Athletics – At school.


It’s not too late enrol for Term 4 Kelly Sports. This Term we are doing Athletics, Touch, Volleyball and Cricket. Hope to see you all there for some Fun in the Sun! Please email for more information.