Kia ora Koutou,

Ko te reo Māori ko tātou te motu, ko tātou te motu ko te reo Māori.

Tui Team perform their chosen waiata led By Sam Neely and Milly Rossiter

Māori language is a part of who we are as a nation.  Ahakoa iti, ākona, kōrerotia I tēnei rā, i ia rā, i ia rā.  Learn a little, use a little today and every day.

This is exactly what we all did last week and continue to do every day.  We had a fabulous day on Friday sharing all the waiata, haka, and the kai with each other. The saddest part was we couldn’t share with you as parents and caregivers.  We do have a plan though to share next term trusting COVID levels return to a level where we can invite you all back to join in and celebrate with us and your child.


Kowhai Day –  This was fun, delicious and raised $734:00.  Congratulations to our House Captains (Student Leaders,  Year 8) who led this day so passionately. The games will continue on Wednesday afternoon as the weather stopped us finishing. Congratulations to Kayla Palladin and Mia Thompson for your outstanding leadership!!!

Year 8 House Leaders led a fun day !!! Excellent leadership displayed


Is Chinese language week and Sign Language week.

Covid-19 Level 2 –  Assembly on Friday –  We can invite all the Hellyer Cup winners parents / caregivers and up 100 extra people.  If you are coming you must sign in, but be prepared if there were more than 100 to be asked to leave if you are not a Hellyer cup recipient supporter!! Next term I am sure we will back to Level 1 and we can all come!!

Congratulations to all of us for the resilience shown and the hard work we have all done to keep our learning going!!

Learning Conversations  – Thank you to all parents that have attended a learning conversation either in person, via ZOOM, or phone call. At Wainui School, the partnership with parents/caregivers is vital for success.  We can all work together to achieve happy successful outcomes. If you haven’t been able to catch up with your child’s teacher, you can still do this at the beginning of Term 4.

FOWS Meeting – Wednesday 24th September in the staffroom – and yes we are going ahead and planning for Ag Day & Country Fair and Christmas in the Country.  We are so looking forward to these events happening so keep your fingers crossed!!

Crane on the Roundabout – By the time you read this, we will hopefully not have delays like the Auckland Harbour bridge!! However, jokes aside I know this is bad timing but the building is already delayed and the building company could not afford more delays. Please be patient, especially at pick up, this is only for a few days. Thank you!!


Holidays – Enjoy, be safe and hopefully we will return for Term 4 and be in Covid-19 Level 1

Sports Practices – There are no practices held on the school grounds over the holidays due to the building works.


Ag Day and Country Fair – Friday 23rd October  – Animals are being raised, crafts and artifacts created at school, and items being donated for the fair!! This is our biggest fun day of the year, one we look forward to and one that is full of tradition but also always has new additions or something new to look forward to.


Before you finish the term, come and rescue some lost property (the box is slightly smaller) or return books or learning material borrowed!!

Attached is the online presentation of our Intermediate area of the school, we offer a wonderful, personalised programme full of fun, challenge opportunities in leadership, digital technologies, technology, sport, environment (Apiarist, conservation, pest control, interacting, being in the bush environment) and of course all in our fantastic safe environment – please see attached –

This year for the first time we have a Chicken Trophy!!  This has been donated by Serena Parsons and her family.  Serena is now in Year 9 but was always a keen advocate of the school chickens and loves breeding chickens herself. Thank you, Serena!!

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


  • Tuesday 22 September – Photo Day
  • Wednesday 23rd September – FOWS Meeting – Staffroom – 7.00pm
  • Friday 25th September – Whole School Assembly – 2.00pm
  • Friday 25th September – Last day of Term 3
  • Monday 12th October – First day of Term 4
  • Wednesday 14th October – FOWS Meeting 7.00pm in the staffroom
  • Tuesday 20th October – BOT Meeting – 6.30pm in the staffroom
  • Friday 23rd October – Ag Day
  • Monday 26th October – Labour Day – No School
  • Tuesday 17th November – BOT Meeting – 6.30pm in the staffroom
  • Wednesday 18th November – FOWS Meeting 7.00pm in the staffroom
  • Thursday 3rd December – Christmas in the Country
  • Monday 7th December – Graduation for Year 8’s
  • Tuesday 8th December – BOT Meeting – 6.30pm in the staffroom
  • Friday 11th December – Prizegiving
  • Tuesday 15th December – Last day of Term 4


Bus Arrangements – Please update bus arrangements due to sports being cancelled and inform the office as soon as possible.

Ag Day – This weeks donation is a toy for the lucky dip game wrapped and marked “B” for boy eg $2 shop toy.


You will soon have the opportunity to order fabulous 2021 calendars, diaries, cards, sketch pads and mouse mats featuring your child’s artwork!

Due to the second lock down we have had to make some changes to our process and time-frame.  All art will be emailed to families to view, as visiting classrooms is of course restricted.  If you are unable to receive emails and want to view your child’s art before placing an order, please let the office know and we will come up with a plan.

All items are priced at $15 each:  calendar, pack of 8 cards, diary, sketch pad, mouse mat.  These make fabulous gifts for family members, or to have yourself as a keepsake of your child’s work.

Orders and payment are made online via Kindo.

We will be extending our order deadline into Term 4 (date to be advised), but orders in Term 3 would be appreciated please to ensure we can get our order processed in time.

sKids Wainui After School Care Service – A safe place for the kids to relax after school, have fun, and play with friends while meeting new ones. At sKids Wainui, afternoon tea is provided as well as homework supervision, along with a range of enjoyable indoor and outdoor activities.  Registrations, enrolments, and bookings at
For more information, please contact Paolo at

Ag Day Market Stall – Attached is this year’s kids market stall registration form.   Registrations for Kids Market stalls are now open. If anyone in the community is interested in a stall we have a limited number of stalls available to the public/local community, and any enquiries to email Mel Mayes at with “Ag day stall” in the subject line – Ag Day Kids Rego_2020


sKids Stella Maris Holiday Programme – There are a variety of fun activities: from arts and crafts to coding and robotics, from game-shows to sporting activities, as well as talent shows. sKids also has a Guest Dance Instructor joining them on their sKids Got Talent Day! Amazing times ahead where the kids can have fun and make new friends! Registrations, enrolments, and bookings at
For more information, please contact Paolo at

Kelly Sports – See attached flyer

Brain Play –  coding, robotics, and 3d printing classes. We are running two weeks worth of science and technology classes these coming holidays. 
Our courses are currently discounted by 25% making them only $60.00 per day.  Email us for more information on or see”

Hibiscus Coast Cricket Club –  Is now open for registrations for girls and boys aged 5+.  Skills, softball cricket, hardball cricket – there is something for everyone.  Come along, bring your friends and have some fun.  We’d love to see you.  For more information and to register go to
See attached flyer for more information – HCCC Flier

Estuary Arts Centre – October School Holidays – Please see attached flyer – October School Flyer

The Music Man Kids & Beauty & The Beast JR Coming this October School Holidays…..2 Shows For the price of 1 – A double bill!!  – 1st – 3rd October 2020 At Centrestage Theatre, Orewa – Northern School of Performing Arts will be producing not 1 but 2 shows this year “THE MUSIC MAN KIDS & BEAUTY & THE BEAST JR” in October of this year at Centrestage Theatre in Orewa.  It will be during the first week of the October school holidays. We hope to follow in the footsteps of our much talked about sell out season of SHREK last year.  As with most theatre this year it has been pretty tough and as you can imagine the cost to put on these shows is huge so we must sell our tickets!!!

We do love it as its all about the kids and producing amazing productions for the community.  Our creative team has vast amounts of experience within Musical Theatre in New Zealand.  Our cast are based all over North Shore and Rodney District.

Director: Sophia Pedersen, Musical Director: Annelie Maddock, Choreographer: Alicia Chadwick-Cook.

Hibiscus Coast Summer Footy is coming in Term 4! – Get your teams together because Hibiscus Coast AFC is running the hugely popular Summer Footy season again from Monday the 12 th of October for 9 weeks to Monday 14th December at Stanmore Bay Reserve from 4.00pm to 7.00pm each Monday.  Summer Footy is for school friends to enjoy playing football in a social, FUN environment and a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the long evenings on beautiful Stanmore Bay.  Teams are traditionally made up of classmates from school and organised by parents. This year we have five-a-side competitions for years 0-2 and 3&4 from 4-5pm, and seven-a-side competitions for years 5&6, 7&8 and 9-12, with girls only league as well (numbers permitting) from 5-7pm. The cost is $40.00 per player.
You can register your team by clicking on the link below
or Email if you have any questions.  See attached for further information – R1

Gotta Sing – See attached flyer
Harbour Basketball Camp – See attached flyer