Kia ora Koutou,
Hi all – beautiful weather has seen us all out enjoying the sun, beach and BBQ’s. We are feeling very fortunate this week compared to our family, friends and colleagues on the other side of the world. We are still keeping vigilant with our hand sanitiser and ask you all to log in when you visit either using the COVID-19 tracer APP or the sign-in book in the office. Thank you.
Apologies from myself and the newsletter editor. All the names are now correct for the actors on the couch as they were incorrect last week. I have reposted their photo with the correct names.
Kate Flinn, Tara Phillips, Charlotte Robinson, Drew Southwick on the couch with Olly Smith aka Mr Jones.
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING
Athletics Senior School and Interschool for the Takahe Team – Intermediate – Once we navigated the rain and changed the venue we had a great day. Those traditional sports of high and long jump, discus, shot put and sprints all provided many of our students with challenges and fun!
The results of the Senior School Athletics will be celebrated this Friday at a school assembly for Years 5 – 8 where certificates will be handed out.
Interschool – Years 7 & 8 – This was held in Helensville last Friday with all the Kaiapara Schools. We had a team of 23 students compete and some amazing results obtained by all. Congratulations to the team of Ricardo Hawken, John Manuel, Serenity Harris Hatley, Imogen Germain, Charlotte Robinson, Kaleisha Iremonger, Te Pourewa Hape-Webby, Iziah Brown, Riley Purdie, Noah Richardson, April Fletcher, Mia Thomson, Regan Lowe, Cole Davies, Brodie Headford, Marley Straka, Destiny Harris Hatley, Ben Partner, Cody Climo, Bella Browne Hale, Lucas Keller, Honour Hulbert-Sunkel and Maya Ledger.
Some impressive results were – First in Year 7 Boys High Jump – Iziah Brown. I am very proud of you all for your attitude and spirit, Wainui Intermediate, well done!
Board meeting Tuesday 17th November – These meetings are public meetings you may attend. Please let Miss Ludwig know as the Secretary for the Board if you intend to attend.
Junior and Middle School – Years 1 – 4 Athletics – Friday 20th November – This is being held on the school field. You are all welcome to attend this day but please ensure your child is well set for warm weather. We ensure that there is sunscreen and extra water available on the day. There is a sausage sizzle and juicies for sale – all $2 each.
Maori Performance and Conversation / Hui – Thursday 19th November start time 9:15 am – We welcome Kaukapakapa School to join us in a celebration performance of our kapahaka and learning in te reo, tikanga and waiata. We will begin with a powhiri to welcome our visitors, this will move on to performance from both schools, some sharing of kai and then afterwards a conversation / hui on anything connected with te reo, maori achievement and Tikanga that is important for our school. We look forward to this annual sharing of ideas.
Assembly Years 5 – 8 – Friday 20th November – start time – 9.15am – Celebration time for Tui and Takahe teams with values certificates, the spinning of the wheel and presentation of senior school athletics certificates.
TuiI Team Production – The Tui Team will be performing the production “Wanui School Christmas Musical” next Wednesday 25th November starting at 6.00pm. A matinee performance will be held at 11.00am on the same day for the school and any parents, grandparents etc who might like to attend during the day. We are looking forward to a fabulous performance. See you there!
EOTC (Education Outside the Classroom) begins on Tuesday for the Year 7 & 8 Takahe Team – COVID-19 put a stop to going to the usual camp on Motutapu Island that we all look forward to. However, Mr Irvine, Mrs Stevenson, and Mr O’Reilly have put together a fun week of challenging team building competitions that include an overnight camp in our bush at school. We know you will all have a great time.
EOTC (Education Out teaching classroom) For Tui team is the following week.
Hibiscus Coast Interschool Athletics (Year 5 & 6) – Tuesday 24th November – Congratulations to the team representing us at Metro Park, Silverdale. Mr Ng will be accompanying the group made up of – Year 5 – Carter Wright, Harper Laurie, Jett Le, Taya Hawken, Ayden Krynauw, Harry Browne Hale, Coupe Kelly, Raya Sams, Tamati Bayer, Thomas Manuel and Milly Dixon. Year 6 – Joseph Matthews, Ziv Adiv Blanario, Daniel Gorshkov, Lily Haswell, Mackenzie Allen, Logan McDermid-Venter, Tyler Morgan, Tina Alapati, Sunny Odedra, Ava Elliott, George de Leeuw, Keira Sams and Ryder Olliff.
Prize Giving – Start time 1.00pm on Friday 11th December – This is one of the few traditional times we keep, whereby we do recognise excellence in all areas of school life. It is never easy making the final choice of person to present the awards to, I will say every year I struggle to award the Principal’s Cup as there are so many wonderful students at our school. The Event is during the day to ensure all children can be present and we celebrate together. I am hoping to arrange live streaming of this event for parents / caregiver / family to connect from work or home if they cannot make it in person.
Community Consultation / Conversations – It is that time of the school calendar we would like input from you as families as to the direction of the school for the next 3 years. Tonight at the BOT meeting we will be coming up with questions to consult with you all. I am hoping these can be ready to go out by the end of the week. The staff and the Board will meet with an independent facilitator and use all the information we gather to set the Charter direction for the next three years .
Ka kite ano,
Garden to Table – Last week at Garden to Table we started our wicking bed gardens by laying down the base layer of crushed lime. Well done to the Year 7 boys who wheelbarrowed and racked it all out. This week we will begin to assemble our beds by bolting together the macrocarpa edges.
Thinking Caps – See attached flyer
– email your sports results to Mrs Elliott in the office, email@example.com
Wainui Year 2 Asteroids vs Glamorgan Angels. Won: 8-2. POD: Isla Brothers and Nikau Laurie.
Wainui Year 3 Galaxy. Won 7 – 4. POD: Charlotte Gooding. Sportsmanship: Leah Andrell
Wainui Comets Year 6 vs Glenfield Diamond Sparks. Won: 15-9. POD: Mackenzie Allen. Sportsmanship Lily Cameron.
Wainui Year 5/6 Qwikies. Lost 1-8. POD: Blake Sweeney.