We have planned for learning conversations, our first full assembly, and for next week’s bikeathon. We also will stop for a moment and take the time to think of a local family who have lost a son, a brother and for Constable Bryan and our local police force – a colleague. We send them all our very deepest sympathy with the passing of Constable Matthew Hunt in Friday’s tragic events. Constable Hunt attended Orewa College and became a police officer, first working on the Hibiscus Coast at the Orewa Police Station.
Matariki – Maori New Year – We have over the last few years enjoyed celebrating Matariki. We have planned this year to continue this tradition, each team has been learning a waiata with Whaia Leanne and will perform these on Friday 3rd July at 9.15 am at a special performance assembly on the last day of term. This will be followed by a shared Kai and then we will be planting a number of citrus trees to celebrate this time as it is the time to celebrate growth and change, as we are all well aware 2020 has bought to us all tremendous change “unprecedented” Two of the trees we have have been donated by APS and the third one was donated by Maria Morris last year as a farewell gift to us all. If anyone else would like to donate a citrus tree to plant or would like to plant one more, please let us know.
Bike a Thon – Tuesday 30th June – A massive thank you, everyone, for sharing the sponsorship page to all your friends and family. We are so thankful for everyone getting behind this fundraiser, we were unsure if we should, so thank you to everyone who has been able to contribute. The funds raised will enable us to upgrade the ipads and chrome books in the Year 1 – 4 and purchase a basketball goal for the courts, we have so many keen senior basketball player who can’t wait for this. Bikeathon is so well organised by our FOWS group led by Kate Doherty. Next Tuesday will be a great day with all children in their classes completing their laps, these can be on a bike of their own, a school bike, or on any other form of wheels they feel comfortable on.
End of Term 2 – Friday 3 July – Dare I say it. It has been quite a term as we all know. Please make sure you pick up all your left behind clothes and shoes as the pile is growing daily and these will be disposed of in the holidays.
The Board of Trustees has been talking with “Skids” afterschool child care for quite a while before COVID-19 about setting up a facility on-site at Wainui School rather than running a minibus down to Waitoki School. We have met with Emma and Chris from the Head Office a number of times to discuss this, now in order to make this happen, we need some feedback from our parent community in a survey to see if it is a viable option for Wainui School. Please fill in the survey below.
They have 30 sKids balls to give away (basketballs/soccer balls/rugby balls). The first 30 respondents will get a free ball as long as they provide their contact details.
In Term 3 Skids will be running their HaPea Programme for Year 4 students at Wainui School. Each Year 4 will get the opportunity to cook a meal for the family with their facilitator and will then be able to cook for you at home – More details to come next week.
Ka kite ano,