Small enough to nurture dreams, big enough to realise them.
‘He iti noa hei whakapoipoi moemoeā…He nui noa hei whakaea ai’


Kia ora Koutou,

As 2023 is fast ending I want to take the time this week to share how much the FOWS (Friends of Wainui School) have fundraised and made such a difference to our school!! I cannot thank this group of dedicated, passionate parents enough! It is phenomenal what you have achieved!! THANK YOU.

Fundraised:  $69,335  Grants Obtained: $31,830  

The events that made this possible were:

Bike-a-thon, Mothers Day Fashion Show, Chocolate sales, Quiz Night, Ag Day and Country Fair, and Calendar Art sales. Still to come: Christmas in the Country.   

This week we invite you to the last FOWS meeting of the year on November 22nd to celebrate and plan for 2024!!   

Venue:  Staffroom. Time:  7:00pm. Come and celebrate with us all and be part of the planning for next year! We need more parent power to help!!

COME and be a part of making Wainui School even better!!


Junior Athletics Years 1-3 students – Thursday 23rd November at school. These children have been practicing their running, jumping and throwing and are ready to compete in a range of athletic activities. Parents and caregivers are all invited to come and watch.

Sausages and Juicies will be $2 each. A class list will come around later in the week for this and the orders will be delivered at 11:45am on Thursday.

Hibiscus Coast Yr 5&6 InterSchool Athletics occurs Thursday, 23rd November.

Principal (or in this case) Principals for the Day, is this Friday. This was a much coveted and fought after Quiz Night auction item, and

Miki, Liam and Sophie Scott will be the Principals of Wainui School on Friday!

this year Sophie, Miki and Liam Scott will become the Principals for the Day!!  They will be “Meeting and Greeting” at the drop off area on Friday morning.

They will be providing all sorts of fun activities for their classes and will be at the whole school assembly on Friday helping give out certificates. I look forward to having a rest whilst these keen students take over the school!!


Year 8 Graduation – We celebrate our students completing 8 years of school life at Wainui School and those who have come to us from other schools. This years Graduation is to be held at the Wainui Golf course. Thank you Miss Stevenson for organising this celebration. It is a very special time as we will be farewelling a number of families who have had a long association with the school, including the Browne Hale family, Bayer family, and Brown family.

Learning Stories:

The Kiwi Team have been questioning, inquiring and constructing bridges. Wow what an amazing outcome produced from their learning. These students were able to explain how different bridges were constructed, here are a few:

Dance Curriculum – The whole school will participate in dance lessons over the next few weeks, and will share their dancing skills with you at Christmas in the Country. Each team will get to dance daily again this year with the incredible Omar! We are all really looking forward to this!


The pool will be opening for swimming this week. The gate code will be available for purchase this summer, as agreed by the Wainui School Board. The pool will not be available for use over the Christmas period due to the health and safety requirements needed to keep it running.

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


  • Wednesday 22nd November – FOWs Meeting – Staffroom – 7pm.
  • Thursday 23rd November – InterSchool Athletics Day Yr 5/6.
  • Thursday 23rd November – Athletics Day Years 1-3.
  • Friday 24th of November – Principal for the Day and Kiwi Team Assembly – 2pm.
  • Wednesday 29th November – Yr 8 Graduation – Wainui Golf Club.
  • Tuesday 5th December – Board Meeting – 6:30pm.
  • Thursday 7th of December- Christmas In The Country – 5:30pm.
  • Friday 8th December – Helpers Morning Tea.
  • Friday 15th December – Prizegiving Yr 5-8.
  • Tuesday 19th December – Farewell Assembly.
  • Tuesday 19th December – Last day of the term – Finish at 1pm.


Junior Athletics Day -Year 0-3 – This Thursday 23rd November, we are holding our annual junior athletics.

The day will start at 9.15am with field events until 1.25pm and Sprint finals from 2pm until the end of the day. Sprint heats will be held Tuesday, 21st November at 2pm. Please see the letter attached with information about the day and the timetable attached Junior Athletics Day 2023-Parent Information

There will be a sausage sizzle on the day.
Sausages $2, Vegan Sausages $2
Juicies $2

Please place an order with your teacher before school on Thursday.  These orders will be delivered to the classrooms at 11:45am.

Thank you, Halena Howard Sports Coordinator.

Year 7 and 8 Enterprise Projects – Yes, it is nearly that time of year again, Christmas. If you are not up to date with your Christmas shopping you can purchase from the Year 7 and 8 Enterprise Projects site or save your money and wait until Christmas in the Country and buy what you would like then.

Here is a link to the website. We appreciate your support.


email your sports results to Miss Ludwig in the office, 


Wainui Senior Basketball v OC Kings: Won 20-7. POD: Jakob Brown.


 See the Skids Summer Holiday Schedule here: Skids Summer Holiday Programme

BNZ Breakers – The school holidays are nearly upon us – keep the kids entertained by taking them to an action-
packed game of basketball.
The BNZ Breakers have 8 Auckland games remaining this season and every single game promises
plenty of fun, giveaways, and entertainment for the whole family. Choose the dates that suit you
and get behind the BNZ Breakers. Tickets are on sale at

The 120th Helensville A&P Show is being held on Saturday 24th February 2024 – see flyer attached for this.2024 Helensville Show A4 flyer

The Kumeu A&H Show is being held on Friday 9th & Saturday 10th March 2024 (animals compete on Saturday 10th)

These Shows are a lovely wholesome opportunity for children to showcase their artistic or baking talents, as well as enter their Ag Day animals OR even just the family dog, into. There are lots of lovely ribbons (and money!) to be won, with less competition, and is generally more relaxed and enjoyable than the very competitive Group Day! So it’s an enjoyable experience for children, with lots of show day fun to be had after competing.  These Shows are also very good extra-curricular activities for children to have on their ‘CVs’ going forward, and can even help towards consideration for scholarship applications (particularly in agricultural related career study).  It’s great to have these Shows back after the pandemic years, so the Shows would be really grateful for participation.