Newsletter 13, Week 5 Term 3

Waiau School ⎪ 26th August 2022



Last week we were very fortunate to explore our own backyard more specifically Mt Lyford. It was a fantastic experience for our whole school, made possible by our Trail Ride Fundraiser. I particularly enjoyed watching our students develop and fine tune their ‘on snow’ skills over the course of the day and the sheer grit each and everyone of our tamariki displayed was amazing.Our facebook page has some wonderful photos of the action on piste.

A huge thank you to all of the parents (& Hannah) who came up and actively supported our awesome students.

Keep warm and dry,


School Photos - Next Tuesday 30th August

PhotoLife Studios will be visiting next Tuesday the 30th of August to take the school photos for this year. Each class will have a class photo taken, all children will have individual photos and siblings will be photographed together.

Sibling forms have been sent home today with the children. You will receive a code in a few weeks time where you can view the photo proofs and order online.

All children to be in correct school uniform please.

Working Bee

The school will hold a working bee on the 9th of September at 2pm - Students will be involved and help with gardening/weeding and a few maintenance jobs.

Please bring along some tools, gloves, spades and even a wheelbarrow if you can transport it. Early BBQ/Sausage sizzle to be held after.

Internet Support

As part of the Ministry of Education connectivity drive we have been asked to check with our school community to see if any families need assistance with internet connectivity. If this applies to you please get in touch with us by Monday 29th August. We may be able to access some assistance for you.

Room 2

Please enjoy some invented insects descriptions from our inquiry topic 'The Circle of Life'.
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Room 1

Reading and maths activities - Room 1 have been busy while Mrs Macfarlane has been away. Mrs Macfarlane will be returning on Monday. The children are looking forward to hearing about her adventures.

Community Consultation Survey

We value parents and caregivers' thoughts and feedback about what we do at Waiau School and how we do it, in order to reflect on and to improve our practices. Your responses to this survey will help shape our Strategic Planning and our direction for 2023.

We will be emailing this link out on Monday.

'Hard Pack' Return

Please return reading books from the 'Hard Packs' sent home Term 1

Welcome back

Stella has been returned to school and has been busy sorting out our library books. We had quite a wee pile awaiting her return. It is a time consuming job and we appreciate the work that Stella does for our school.

7 Aside / Room 1 Visit to Amuri Area School

Thank you to those who offered to take transport. Transport information has been emailed to our drivers. Our Room 2 children have been honing their netball, touch rugby and football skills for the big tournament!

Scholastic - Book Week

Scholastic - Book Week will be happening September 19 – 22. From a previous newsletter Book Week will be in Week 9 (19-23 September). We will have a ‘dress up as your favourite Book Character’ day. So plenty of time to get your creative thinking caps on. We would like to encourage parents/grandparents and younger siblings to come along and join in too. Keep your eyes peeled for more information in the coming weeks.

Mufti Day - Next Thursday

On Thursday, 1st September we will be observing Daffodil Day support the Cancer Society. If you would like to support this great cause a gold coin donation would be appreciated.

Lost Property

Please see Liv if any of these items are yours.

Upcoming Events

  • 7 Aside Tournament Yr 4-6 - Wednesday, August 31 (pp September 2)
  • Room 1 trip to Amuri Area School, Wednesday, August 31
  • Daffodil Mufti day Thursday 1st September (gold coin donation)
  • Mairehau High School Concert - Waiau Hall Friday, September 2⋅10:30 – 11:30am
  • 2nd Ski Day Mt Lyford - Pending Snow - September 5
  • Working Bee - Friday, 9th September⋅ 2pm
  • Scholastic - Book Week - September 19 – 22
  • Board Meeting - Tuesday, September 20 7:30pm
  • Kiwi Sports Y1-8 - Tuesday, September 20
  • Marae Visit - September 29 – 30, 2022

  • Term 3 Ends - Friday, September 30

  • Term 4 Begins - Monday, October 17

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