Term 3, Week 8, 14th September 2022
At Waipawa we value:
Kia ora koutou,
Tēna koutou kātoa a mātou whānau whānui o te kura
(Greetings to you all in our school community)
Just a quick couple of messages to start with that I'm sure you are all aware of:
- The Government has announced Monday 26 September as the Queen Elizabeth ll Memorial Day. This will mean that all schools will be closed that day. No school on Monday 26 September.
- Masks are no longer recommended and with the removal of the COVID-19 Protection Framework most other restrictions are a thing of the past.
- People with COVID-19 must still continue to self-isolate for seven days
- Household contacts do not need to isolate. Household contacts are recommended to test daily for five days and wear a mask when they are out.
On the COVID front Term 3 has certainly not turned out how we expected. We were warned that the first half of Term we would see an explosion of cases. Fortunately this never did eventuate.
However from my perspective 2022 has been easily been the most challenging year in my principalship - and we still have Term 4 to navigate! And that's not just to do with COVID. Every aspect of education or running a school seems to have become more complicated in this last year. The last two days I was in a group with 10 other HB principals and we visited 4 new build schools in the wider Christchurch area. It was heartening to know, but also a bit scary to listen to the challenges all those schools are facing - in HB and Christchurch. I will add that new schools in Christchurch are just at another level in terms of the structures and the resourcing. Hard to swallow sometimes when we've been waiting 6 months for the Ministry to sign off a roof and spouting replacement, but as I regularly tell my own children - life's not fair so get used to it and get over it!
This week is Te Wiki O Te Reo 2022 - Maori Language week, and today is particularly significant. Today, 14 September is the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Maori Language petition which kickstarted shifts in the revival of Te Reo Māori. I read it takes one generation to lose a language and three generations to get it back. Just imagine what Aotearoa/New Zealand will sound like in another 50 years. Pretty exciting I reckon. I know all of us at Waipawa and many of you are on our own journey's to improve our use of Te Reo. What that looks like is different for all of us but these weeks always give us a renewed focus and can often create a wave of momentum that pushes us along.
Ngā mihi nui,
LOOK What we have been up to ...
2022 SENIOR CROSS COUNTRY
SCHOOL PHOTOS TUESDAY 20TH SEPT
In a couple of weeks after photos have been taken students will receive a Photo Access Key Card to view and purchase your photos online.
Fish & Chip Friday this week for Rooms 8 to 12
SPORTS FEES - THANK YOU WHANAU & FRIENDS
Waipawa Primary School Miniball draw 16/9/22
Waipawa Rockets vs. Omakere Tupu 5.00pm War Memorial 2
Waipawa Shots vs. Elsthorpe Minis 4.30pm War Memorial 2
Waipawa Nets vs. Otane Mavericks 4.30pm War Memorial 1
Waipawa Rebounds vs. Waipukurau Magic 6.30pm War Memorial 1
Waipawa Guards vs. Waipukurau Heat 7.30pm War Memorial 2
Waipawa Ballers vs. Terrace Tornados 7.00pm War Memorial 1
Waipawa Raptors vs. Waipukurau Bucks 6.00pm CHB College
Waipawa Warriors - no game this week
Yr7/8 Div 2
Waipawa Royals vs. Pukehou Thunder 7.15pm Centralines
Y7/8 Div 1
Waipawa Saints vs. Terrace Taniwha 8.00pm Centralines
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME FUN HOCKEY WEEK
A SERIOUSLY FUN HOCKEY WEEK
Course run by, Quality Coaching Services Ideal for ALL skill levels!!!
Great for Beginners/Inexperienced to elite players aged 7 to 14 yrs Wed 12th, Thurs 13th and Fri 14th Oct 2022. Course Fee is $120 per player
Technical coaching from experienced Coaches including Central Districts, & HB Rep players
relaxed, fun but challenging environment. Great Indoor and Outdoor Hockey facilities
Individual development and feedback
Ability to accommodate all different skill levels
Daily competitions, tournaments, prizes and certificates!!!
Registration forms are available from the school office.
Waipawa Primary School 2022 Board Election
Parent Elections Results Declaration
Parent Representative votes
Butler, Anna 48
Kingston, Shane 60
Malcolm, Chrissy 67
Martin, Amy 65
Mason, Deborah 35
McCaslin, Pip 54
Invalid votes 2
I hereby declare the following duly elected:
WPS - Enrolment Zone Ballot
The Waipawa Primary School Board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their sons and daughters at Waipawa Primary School for 2023. Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office or can be found on the school website.
The deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is Thursday 20 October 2022.
Whanau of students who live within the home zone should also apply by this date to assist the school to plan appropriately for the next year.
The Board has determined that five (5) places are likely to be available for out-of-zone students next year. These places are all at the New Entrant / Year 1 level of the school. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone.
If the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available students will be selected by ballot.
If a ballot is required it will be held on Wednesday 26 October 2022.
Whanau will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.
Waipawa Primary School Board
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are late, you are going to an appointment, you have been to an appointment or a student is away from school.
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.
WANTED WANTED WANTED WANTED
Whānau & Friends (PTA)
WIN AN AIR NEW ZEALAND MYSTERY BREAK
More tickets are available from Wendy Sheehan, please contact Wendy on 021 631039.
Please return any unsold tickets to the school office so these can be distributed.
You can pay by cash to the school office or by depositing the money into the Whanau & Friends bank account number: 03-0779-0009817-000. Please make one deposit for each book sold not every ticket and use your child's surname as a reference please. All proceeds will go to Education Outside the Classroom - Bus hire.
If you have tickets that you are unable to sell please send these back to school so that others may sell.
Whanau & Friends Fundraiser 2022 Calendar Art
Health & Wellbeing
Waipawa School Term Dates 2022
Term 3: Monday 25th July to Friday 30th September
Term 4: Monday 17th October to Thursday 15th December
Teacher Only Day: Friday 18 November & Friday 16th December
Public Holidays: HB Anniversary Day 21st October, Labour Day 24th October
- Week 8: 15 September - CHB Cross Country
- Week 8: 16 September Fish & Chip Friday for Rooms 8 to 12
- Week 8: Scholastic Bookclub closes today
- Week 9: 20 September - School Photos
- Week 9: 21 September Whanau & Friends meeting 7pm & Skinny Mulligans
- Week 9: 23 September - Switch Gala Day Netball
- Week 9 23 September Mufti Day
- Week 10: 28 September - Ngati Whai Festival
- Week 10: 30 September - Yr 7 Inspiration Day
- 30th September: LAST DAY OF TERM 3
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 email@example.com to update your details or to check and see what details we have.
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/
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.
Foodscapes * Passing the Knowledge -
Hawke’s Bay 29 - 30th October 2022
A smorgasbord of workshop tasters to encourage and inspire you to take on a different way of living for yourself, your family and your neighbours.
Central Hawke’s Bay is welcoming an exposition festival, Foodscapes, showcasing amazing experts in the field of sustainable growing and preserving, regenerative farming and biodiversity, that will include a wide variety of workshops demonstrations, short documentaries, and an opportunity to engage in the field hands on.
* Register for the full weekend with up to nine workshops, four keynote speakers, and a tour around six local sustainable gardens and regenerative farms. From garden to plate, delectable food will be available throughout the day.
* Watch, listen and get involved with the experts and talented green fingers as they share their vast knowledge in everything from distilling, pickling, sustainable waste management. On the Sunday, be prepared to get your hands dirty as you tour local regenerative farms, lavender gardens, marae to explore ancient traditions, and more interactive hands-on experience.
For full details on each workshop and garden and farm trail, visit
Ticket type: Full Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, includes access to register for 9 workshops on the Saturday, as well as register for 6 Sundays Exploratory Garden and Farm Trails.
Ticket type: Saturday afternoon only includes access to amazing keynote speakers, short films from Happen Films NZ and opportunity to participate in the Foodscapes Art Mural.
There will also be local producers selling their products as well as food and drink options throughout the day.
Our Facebook Page is https://www.facebook.com/FoodScapesCHB/
Our Instagram Page is https://www.instagram.com/foodscapeschb/