Kia ora Koutou,

Summer is here!! The weather is just fabulous and I am sure everyone has enjoyed a wonderful weekend and a great start to the week.  Just a wee reminder all children need their hats now.  It is compulsory for everyone to wear a hat if they play outside.


Camp Motutapu – Year 7 & 8’s – From all accounts, from all children, staff and parent volunteers camp was just fantastic!! Going to camp is getting more and more contentious with the cost, how to pay under the Ministry of Education, and of course the rise in Health and Safety requirements. From the feedback I have received from all who attended it was a fantastic week. Why? the location, the organisation, the type of activities, the amazing staff and parents who volunteered to attend. Camp is always a highlight for our Year 7 & 8’s . It enables everyone to challenge their physical skils, spend time in the outdoors in the most amazing location. We are so very fortunate in New Zealand to have such amazing camp venues. Thank you to every parent that did give up their time to attend camp.  Our philosphy if you wish to attend you can, but you need as a parent to pay your keep!! This year 17 parents of the year 7 & 8 students went with 3 staff members and all had the most amazing experience. Thank you to Mr Irvine for your outstanding organisation and leadership of the camp. Miss Stevenson and Mrs Taylor for your attendance and support of the students and the parents who volunteered to support, cook and have fun with the students; Billy Hale, Matt Bartrom, Chris Southwick, Vanya Palladin, Arvid Ditchburn, Blair Headford, Michelle Davies, Lynley Bartlett, Elise Louard, Logan Latham, Kim Hawkins, Heather Howard, Stephen Baker, Isaac Brothers, Stacey Campbell and Megan Minton.

GROUP DAY  – Was held last Friday 1st November at the Helensville Showgrounds. Well done to all the students who attended and our families. The competition is very tough and stringent and we had some great results.  Be very proud of all your hard work everyone with your animals, it is a wonderful honour to be a representative from Wainui School. A huge thank you to Nikki Browne and Kay Elliott for taking on the role of catering the lunch for all the officials and judges for our school and Kylie Allen who is on the Committee and helps to organise the event.

The following students were great representatives for Wainui School with their lambs and kid goats – Sophie & Ava Elliott, Hamish & Mackenzie Allen, Ashley & Connor Lloyd-Read, Kyron, Kiera & Raya Sams, Danika Skelton, Taylah & Hunter Hadley, Meika Pope-Smith, Lily Haswell, Ben Partner, Samantha John, Bella & Harry Browne-Hale, Zahara Patterson and Neva Atkinson.  Congratulations to you all, what an amazing effort.


John Parsons – Cyber Safety Expert – This has been cancelled until next year (Rebooked for 3rd March 2020) . Luckily for us, Constable Bryan is going to come and take some lessons next week with the Years 3-8’s around this subject.

Year 5-8 Athletics – Friday 8th November at Sinclair Park, Kaukapakapa – All students in these age groups are practising for the annual athletics. Students will all be travelling to and from school by bus, you can of course bring your own car . This day includes all the activities associated with athletics, running, jumping and throwing.  Everyone is practising at school to ensure they are well prepared. The top contestants in these activities then go on to be the representatives at the Interschool competitons. Have a great day everyone.  Parents are always encouraged to come along and support the children.

Bush Play –  We have once again opened the bush for playing in at lunch times. We know this is popular with all the children.  Each day a different team e.g Tui team Monday are able to play in the bush and the winning house will have Friday. There is always a duty teacher rostered on to this area for supervision.


Matai Class – Miss Andrea Goodyer –  Will be finishing with us on Friday 22nd November. We wish Andrea all the very best with her next journey into motherhood.  She is taking leave for the last 3 weeks and the whole of 2020. Mrs Morris will be taking Matai class for the final part of the year and Mrs Taylor will pick up Mrs Morris’s two days in Rimu class.


Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


  • Tuesday 5th November – Milla and Tripp Glasgow – Principal for the day
  • Wednesday 6th November – FOWS Meeting – 7.00pm
  • Thursday 7th November – John Parsons Cyber Safety (This has been cancelled and now booked for 3rd March 2020)
  • Friday 8th November – Year 5 & 6 Athletics Day at Sinclair Park
  • Wednesday 13th November – BOT Meeting
  • Friday 15th November – Tui Team Assembly – 9.15am
  • Wednesday 20th November – Kids for Kids Concert at Bruce Mason – 7.00pm
  • Tuesday 26th November – Year 5 / 6 Interschool Athletics
  • Friday 29th November – Year 1-4 Junior Athletics
  • Thursday 5th December – Christmas in the Country
  • Monday 9th December – Year 8 Graduation Dinner
  • Wednesday 11th December – Music Performance Assembly
  • Friday 13th December – Pukeko Team Assembly – 9.15am
  • Tuesday 17th December – Prizegiving – 1.00pm
  • Thursday 18th December – Last day of Term 4 for 2019 – Happy Holidays Everyone!


email your sports results to Mrs Elliott in the office,


Year 5/6 Wainui Raptors won against Torbay 2-0.  POD Zoe Heaton.

Touch Rugby

Year 1/2 Wainui vs Silverdale Titans.  Won 6-2
POD: Brodie Kerr.  TOD: Mitchell Ibbett.



Adult Stencil Workshop –  Come a try a day of stencilling in a relaxing country setting. Learn to cut and spray layered stencils to create shading, and then complete a beautiful stencilled canvas to take home.

When: Sunday November 17 th , 10am – 2pm.
Where: “The Barn” Studio, Wainui.
Who: Adult beginners to advanced.
Cost: $65 (all materials, lunch and a glass of wine included).

Shorin Ryu Karate – See attached flyer

FUN-damental Basketball Skills – $65 p/term


Bearcats Basketball is running another term of affordable, basketball skills coaching on Sunday afternoons, at Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre. Head Coach is Shayne McCauley, ex NBL coach/player and former Harbour and Coast Junior Development Officer. 
Running Sundays until  8th December
Sessions are skill/confidence dependent but as a guide:
2-3pm – Juniors – 5-8 years
3-4pm – Mids – 8-12 years
4-5pm – Seniors – 12+ years 
Price is just $65 p/term or $15 casual rate.