Panui Week 3 Term 3

Waikawa Bay School Friday 13th August 2021

Maramataka - Dates for your Diary

  • 17th -20th August - Year 5 & 6 Lake Rotoiti Camp
  • 25th August - Marlborough Tackle 7's
  • 26th August - EPRO8 Challenge - morning
  • 26th August - School Photos
  • 08th September - Whanau Hui
  • 20th September - Choir Festival

Student Profile

  • Name - Nyah
  • Age - 5
  • Family - Mum Kowhai
  • Pets - Ziggy and Cricket
  • Interests - Painting
  • Fav Subject - Maths
  • Fav Sport - Golf
  • Fav Food - Carrots
  • Fav Holiday - Christmas
  • I like Waikawa Bay School because - I like playing on the i-pads
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2021 Cross Country

Ka mau te wehi! What a tremendous amount of effort the tamariki put into cross country this year. Despite coming across mud puddles as big as them in some cases, they showed resilience and determination to cross the finish line. What a great example of the students 'Being the best they can be' and we couldn't be prouder! Well done to Liam, Jaxon, Taison, Maia, Sophia, Libra and Jasmine who travelled to Blenheim on Wednesday 12th August for the Marlborough School Cross Country Event - they represented Waikawa Bay School with pride.

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) – The Correspondence School Early Childhood Programme.

Did you know that Te Kura provides a free early childhood programme in your home? Your 2 to 5 year old child may be eligible if:

  • you live more than 6kms from your nearest licensed early childhood centre AND
  • they attend a licensed early childhood centre for up to or less than 12 hours per week OR
  • they have high health needs, special educational needs or there are special family circumstances preventing attendance at a face to face early childhood centre.

You will receive a personalised programme prepared by trained registered early childhood teachers based in Wellington. Teachers work in partnership with families, providing support through maintaining regular contact via free phone, email, online programmes and events held in regional areas. The programme includes termly packs of learning materials for your child, online resources for parents and whānau which contain information on children’s development and ideas for activities using resources from your own environment.

For further information please ask at your school office or call Te Kura on 0800 65 99 88 Ros extn 8753, Ann 8795 or visit our website

Ann Stewart and Ros West

Teacher/Kaiako - Early Childhood

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu - The Correspondence School

11 Portland Crescent, Thorndon, Wellington

Ph: 0800 65 99 88 Ann ext. 8795 Ros 8751


Scholastic Catalogue out now

Your child will have received a copy of the latest Scholastic Book Catalogue - the closing date for orders is Friday 13th August. Use the LOOP app or the website to order online and don't forget there is a handy gift function too.
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Keep an eye out for a note coming home regarding a delicious fundraising opportunity, to help our Year 5/6 attend their Alpine camp - did someone say COOKIES?

We would love donations of the following from our Wish List:

  • Used/Secondhand Board Games
  • Used/Secondhand Puzzles, Jigasaws etc
  • Used/Secondhand Single sheets and Blankets for Sick Bay

Please drop them off or contact the office if you have any items to donate.

THANK YOU Four Square Picton for the donation of the Lemon Tree from our Wish List - much appreciated!

Do you have any WBS Sport Polo Tops at home?

We require all Sports Polos back please from Netball, Rippa Rugby, Athletics and Touch Rugby. We will send invoices out at $30 per polo in the last week of this term for any that are still outstanding. Thank you.

An important message from Four Square Picton:


We have an instore opportunity to win an All Black visit for one of our schools, how cool for our Tamariki to get that win

Pop instore and purchase any Weetbix product and go in the draw for a local school of your choice to have the chance to win this incredible prize below! There is even a signed All Blacks jersey in it for you!

Let’s get behind this and get the All Blacks to Picton!

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Pre-enrolments for Children turning 5 in 2022/2023

Do you have a child turning 5 next year or in 2023? If so, please complete the form below to pre-enrol them. It is important to note that if you have a child already at Waikawa Bay School, but do not live In Zone, their sibling does not automatically become eligible to enrol. Please check with the office if you have any questions about the enrolment process.
Pre Enrolment Form

Pre Enrolment form for Waikawa Bay School

Have you moved or changed contact details recently?

If you have moved or changed phone numbers/email address please contact the office so we can update your details.

Garden mulch available

Contact the office if you would like some mulch - $20 for a trailer load, $25 for a double axle trailer, other quantities by arrangement. Various pick up times available - spread the word.
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Marina2Marina - coming up on 9th October - Register your child online and name WBS for a chance to be in to win!

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