Term 2, Week 9, 29th June 2022
At Waipawa we value:
Kia ora koutou,
As we near the end of term we need to take some time to reflect on the term to see what we did well and what we could do better. We've kept school going and managed to get through most days with a teacher in each class, we have got back into a number of school routines, we've had classes work together, education outside of school is back in action and learning programmes have remained fairly consistent through all rooms. We're nearly ticking along like we were in Pre-COVID days. However it has not always been easy to 'find a way' and keep going and keep moving forward. At times our teachers and staff have shown real 'grit' to push on through illness and be their best in the classroom. I am extremely appreciative of this. The other thing I am extremely proud of is how our children have coped with disruption. The other week when we were 5 teachers down so I had to take a couple of classes. The children were amazing and it made me reflect on how adaptable our children have been. At times we've had to spread them and they have coped so well. Their attitude and mindset is always so positive and on point. It's a good reminder that no matter what the scenario is there is always something positive to take out of it and some learning. While part of our focus and our planning now moves to Term 3 we do know that it will be a similar term to this term. The HBDHB did tell us last week to expect in late July / early August to expect a second and harder wave of illnesses to hit us. We know we'll take it in our stride and still aim to make it the best term possible.
Ngā mihi nui,
WAIPAWA PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS GET OUT AND ABOUT
Ki-o-Rahi Tournament held yesterday in Waipukurau
Room’s 7,8 & 9 Matariki session
Last Thursday, Rooms 7, 8 & 9 had a productive session creating ocean going waka. They were
given a briefing of the requirements and then had 45min to create their masterpieces. We are all very proud of their team work and determination to create wonderful ocean going waka. Tino pai tō mahi Rooms 7, 8 & 9.
Cell Phones At School
FOOD AT SCHOOL
EXTRA FOODCould parents and caregivers please check that their children have enough food. With the cooler weather we all need some extra fuel.
We make sandwiches each day for quite a few regular "customers" although we don't mind making these sandwiches, we do ask that if students require a sandwich or top up of extra food that they come to the office during the lunch eating time 1.10pm to 1.20pm.
HEATING AND COOKING OF FOOD
Please do not send your children to school with food that requires heating or cooking. We have 314 children on our roll and as parents and caregivers you can appreciate that heating and cooking for even half of the roll is impossible.
We are so grateful to be 1 of 20 lucky schools to win a Facebook promotion, run by Big Save, in conjunction with Inside Hockey. We won 25 hockey sticks for our school. Yesterday, Room 6 students tested the sticks and had a heap of fun playing some invasion games. These sticks will be such a valuable addition to our PE programme.
Early next Term is the annual Onga 7's Tournament. This sports tournament (Rugby, Football, Hockey, Netball) is open to all schools in CHB and caters for the Yr 5-8 children in a school. Once we were unable to enter a team in each sport but now we could enter 2 or 3 in each sport such are our numbers. Unfortunately we are only allowed to enter one team per sport so from tomorrow we will start to have a few trials to select teams. We have encouraged children to have a go at a few sports and made it clear they may miss out on their preferred sport. However we have also been asked by Ongaonga School to join with them in a few sports to make combined Waipawa/Onga teams so this will enable more Waipawa children to participate in this wonderful event.
The final competition night for Term 2 basketball will now take place on Friday 8th July.
This Friday there are no games due Matariki Public Holiday and next Friday 1st July there are also no games due to the Matariki festivities taking place at the complex. The draw will be updated to reflect this.
HB Netball draw: https://www.hawkesbaynetball.co.nz/centralmeff
HB Miniball draw https://websites.mygameday.app/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-3990-0-0-0&a=COMPS
Please make sure you check regularly as the draws can change at short notice.
I will put Sports draws up on the noticeboard at the school gate by lunchtime each Thursday.
Kia Ora all,
We have an exciting opportunity for anyone who is umpiring this season is CHB whether that is for Junior Netball on Saturdays or Club Netball on Wednesday nights this workshop will be beneficial for you. Please see the flyer for more information or visit our website HERE to view the information and to register for the workshop. Collectively we can improve the understanding and quality of the game.
Date – Saturday 2nd July
Time – 1pm – 2pm
Venue – Centralines Sports Complex
Cost – FREE
There is an exciting opportunity for all Mini Sticks and Kwik Sticks players and coaches, tomorrow afternoon. Come along and have some fun!
Holiday Netball Programmes
If you are looking for something to enrol your child/children in over the school holidays look no further. We have a range of programmes on offer that will create a quality experience. Check out the flyers below or click on the link to register, get in quick as sports are limited!
Register here - Hawke's Bay Netball - HOLIDAY PROGRAMME (hawkesbaynetball.co.nz)
Waipawa Primary School 2022 Board of Trustees Election
Nominations will be soon be open for the election of five parent representatives to the Board.
All eligible voters will receive a nomination form and a notice calling for nominations either by email or by post if we do not have an email address – you can use this form to nominate yourself or someone in your community.
If you need more nomination forms, these will be available from the school office from next week or email email@example.com
Nominations close at noon on Wednesday 3rd August 2022 (Week 2 Term 3). You may provide a signed candidate statement and photograph with your nomination.
The electoral roll will be on display from 13th July 2022 at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.
As nominations are received, there will be a list of candidates’ names kept at the school up until election day, which you can view.
Voting closes at 4pm on 7th September 2022.
Whānau & Friends (PTA)
Doughboys Fresh Family Pies
Each family has received an order for the Whanau & Friends Fundraiser for Family Pies. These yummy pies are $9.00 each or $25.00 for 3. Orders will need to be returned by 8th August and pickup will be from the Tech Centre at Waipawa School on Friday 19th August. More order forms are available from the school office.
FIRST AID KITS
Update on delivery of First Aid Kits
The small compact kits will be delivered in the next week or so and will be available for collection. There is a bit of a delay on the Large Kits due to shipping but these should be here by the end of July - will keep you updated on this.
Have you moved house?
Changed your phone number?
Changed your email address?
Want to delete or add a new contact?
Is there a new medical condition we need to know about?
Please email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org to update your details or to check and see what details we have.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Waipawa School Term Dates 2022
Term 2: Monday 2nd May to Friday 8th July
Public Holidays: Queen's Birthday 6th June, Matariki 24th June
Term 3: Monday 25th July to Friday 30th September
Term 4: Monday 17 October to Friday 16th December
Public Holidays: HB Anniversary Day 21st October, Labour Day 24th October
Teacher Only Days:
Term 3: Friday 26 August
Term 4: Friday 18 November
STARTING SCHOOL : 4 Year Old Mornings
- We find 4 visits before starting school is usually sufficient. However, if your child requires more we would be in close communication with you.
- Whanau are welcome to stay for the first visit and leave when the child / parent feels comfortable. Subsequent visits we ask that parents be brave and leave so that the child experiences what school is like.
- Please pack a snack for brainfood (fruit, sandwich, muesli bar) and something for morning tea.
- Children can wear mufti clothing or school uniform if they have it available.
Please don't hesitate to pop in and see us if you have any questions or concerns.
Jess Stewart and Karena Finch
Pure Sports & Leisure
Pure Sports & Leisure, Ruataniwha Street, Waipukurau will provide all Waipawa Students with a 10% discount off sports equipment & items. All you need to do is to inform them that you are from Waipawa School. This as an incentive to get more kids outdoors & into sports.
DRAMA CLASSES AND MUSIC THEATRE
My name is Alanna Barkle and I run performing arts classes in Waipukurau for 7-12 year olds. I am back from maternity leave and starting back classes for Term 3 in Drama and Music Theatre on a Tuesday afternoon in town.
If any children are interested then I can be reached on this email address or they can fill in this registration form via the link:
All other information is below in the poster. Thank you very much!