Waipawa School

Term 4, Week 2, 26th October 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

I hope you all managed to enjoy the long weekend. Once Labour Weekend passes time seems to speed up and before we know it Christmas will be here - 60 days to go!

A huge thanks to Whanau and Friends and all the helpers for putting on a Disco last Thursday. Lots of effort goes into these events so thank you to the Whanau and Friends group for giving up their time to make it happen. Both Discos had a great turn out and lots of fun was had by all.

Our attention now turns to the Twilight Market (Friday 25 November) where we will have market stalls, food stalls, class stalls. I know Whanau and Friends are working hard to pull it together and all our classes are working away on this and will be for the next 4 weeks. We did a children's market a few years back and it was a lot of fun and a success so hopefully this will be even better. We are also running a Top School's event and from next week some of our Year 5-8 children will start to trial these 6 activities so they are ready for the event on Friday 25 November.

Ngā mihi nui

Paul Jamieson

Condolences to the Price Whanau

The Staff, Students, Board and Whanau & Friends send their condolences to Robbie, Doug and their extended Whanau on the sudden passing of Mel. A kind soul who will be surely missed.


This week we welcome Hayes to Kakano and Mercedeez to our school.

LOOK What we have been up to ...

Tyler Le Prou

Over Labour weekend Tyler raced in the Large Scale Speedway Nationals for 2022. Drivers all over New Zealand come to race for a New Zealand title. Tyler was in the Dirt Mod class which can reach speeds of up to 100kph. He managed to finish all 5 qualifying races with 4 1st places and a 2nd place putting him at the top of the leaderboard going into the final day. On Sunday (finals day) he managed to finish every race undefeated and walk away with the 1NZ title for Dirt Mods.


This week we wish Happy Birthday to the following students:-
Hayes, Spencer, Kaden, Teah, Laura, Tayla J, Ruby F, Beauden, Ethan, Charlie R, Noah J, Kimorah, Ashla and Jed.

Please come to the school office at lunchtime on Friday to receive your free juicy.


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Uniform Shorts

We now stock shorts. We trialled some children in these shorts last term and we got the thumbs up. We do have supply issues with the smaller size shorts at the moment but hopefully this is sorted shortly. Please note prices continue to increase but we are not passing these on and do not intend to. These shorts are for sale at $20.00 a pair.

Term 4 is also the term for hats. A supply of bucket hats should be here this week. Hat wearing is compulsory for Terms 4 and 1

Top School Event

At the Twilight Gala there will be a CHB Top Schools event - loosely based on old Top Town events. One item that is really needed for this event are plastic drums or barrels around the 200 litre size. We need quite a few of these so please let us know if you can help us out.

Scholastic Bookclub

Students have been given brochures for Issue 7. If your child hasn't received one please check with their classroom teacher. A reminder that if parents are purchasing online through LOOP and you would like these to be a "Gift" please tick the "Gift" option. When gift orders arrive we will contact you for collection from the school office.

This Issue will close on Friday 4th November.

If you are late, you are going to an appointment, you have been to an appointment or a student is away from school.

Please sign in or out on the Vistab in the school office if you are late or are leaving school for any reason during the school day. Parents please remind your children that they need to do this as if we have an evacuation or lockdown we need to know where everyone is.

If your child is not attending school for any reason please make contact with either the school office or the classroom teacher by phone, using the Hero App or Seesaw. Relying on siblings to inform us often doesn't work.

School Lunch Orders Tuesday - Friday

Just a heads up - there will be a slight increase in some lunch order items - we will publish a new lunch order form next week.

Twilight Gala and Top Schools - Friday 25th November 2022

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Calendar Events

  • TERM 4
  • Week 3 3rd Nov HPV 2nd Dose Year 8's
  • Week 4 10th Nov Road Patrol Training
  • Week 4 9th Nov Athletics for Kākano, Rm 1, Rm 2, Rm 3
  • Week 4 10th Nov Athletics for Rm 4 - Rm 12
  • Week 5 18th Nov Teacher Only Day
  • Week 6 22nd Nov CHB Athletics
  • Week 6 25th Nov Night Gala
  • Week 7 30th Nov Road Patroller Splash Planet treat
  • Week 7 1st Dec Y8 to Sports Park Hastings
  • Week 7 2nd Dec Fish & Chip Friday for Kakano to Room 7
  • Week 8 9th Dec Fish & Chip Friday for Rooms 8 to Room 12
  • Week 9 12th Dec Y9 Fun Day at Ranui Farm
  • Week 9 15th Dec Last day of School - Finish at 1:00pm


  • Week 1 30th January - First Day of School
  • Week 1 3rd February - Teacher / Whanau Meetings throughout the day - No school today

Waipawa School Term Dates 2022

Term 4: Monday 17th October to Thursday 15th December at 1pm

Teacher Only Day: Friday 18 November

School Uniform

We have plenty of school uniform in stock. Uniform prices haven't changed they are $25.00 for polo shirts in all sizes and $35.00 for Polar Fleeces in sizes 4 to 14 and $40 for Sm, M & L. Shorts are $20, baseball caps and snapback hats are $15. A reminder that invoices for uniform are due on the date of purchase.

Contact Details

Have we got the correct details for your Whanau?
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 office@waipawa.school.nz to update your details or to check and see what details we have.

Guitar Lessons

Every Friday Sam Oosterkamp will be taking guitar lessons at Waipawa Primary School. Sam's lessons will focus on teaching students the skills they need to either start playing guitar or to further enhance their ability to play guitar.

Sessions start at $25 per half hour for 1 : 1 coaching.

Or group coaching up to 3 children per half hour session at $15 per half hour.

To book a session please email samthedesigner71@gmail.com

CHB College enrolments for 2023 Parents of Year 8 Students

If your child is intending to enrol at CHB College could you please complete the enrolment form online through the CHB College website as soon as possible. The College is currently taking enrolment appointments for next year's Year 9 Students. It is important that enrolments are completed prior to students sitting the Entrance exam which is due to take place on Friday 11th November. (Further information on the entrance exam will be sent out to you nearer the time.). The link is http://www.chbc.school.nz/


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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.

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Wanted to Rent

House or property wanted to rent by a young couple with 10 month old baby. Anything considered.

Phone Adam or Danell. 0220499044