Waipawa School

Term 3, Week 1, 27th July 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

Welcome to Term 3. I have never seen the school as wet and muddy as it is right now. It's not often we close the field but yesterday and today we had no choice. Hopefully we get a decent run of weather shortly to dry the place out.

As usual the school was a busy place over the holiday break. Our security alarm system was upgraded. We also had a number of security cameras installed around our school as well. It is really important we keep up and continue to improve the school infrastructure.

The term has started just like Term 2 ended. Our attendance is encouraging with close to 90% starting the term with only a few staff away. We're hoping to end the week with all staff on board. Who knows what next week will look like!

Click here for the COVID update sent out on Sunday https://www.smore.com/yxdru

Ngā mihi nui,

Paul Jamieson


A big Waipawa welcome to our new students ..... Astha, Ivy, Brae, Juna, Olive, Kayleigh, Jessie, Georgia and Hope.

We also welcome Kate Keenan to the teaching team. Kate will be joining us for the rest of the year and is a part time teacher in Kākano 3-4 days a fortnight. We now have 3 part time release teachers; Kate, Chelsea Andrews and Lou White.

Onga 7s - Wednesday 3 September

Yesterday the Onga 7s information and an online permission slip was sent to parents via HERO.

In the last week of Term 2 we ran a series of trials to select the teams. We do this because we have more children wanting to attend this tournament. We are only allowed to enter one team per sport in the two age ranges. Fortunately this year we have also been asked to supply extra players to help out Ongaonga School. This means more Waipawa children will get the opportunity to play in this tournament.

When the weather clears we'll be out practising at break times.

Please contact Mrs Foster if you have any questions regarding Onga 7's.

Waipawa Primary School 2022 Board of Trustees Election

Nominations are open for the election of five parent representatives to the Board.

All eligible voters have received 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 or email office@waipawa.school.nz

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 Sept 2022.


Sue England

Returning Officer

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.

Whānau & Friends (PTA)

Doughboys Fresh Family Pies

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.


We are hoping that these will be distributed next week.


This week we wish the following students Happy Birthday:- Astha, Hope, Jessie, Georgia, Juna, Olive, Skye, Neaki, Jayden, Louie, Alice, Marco, Jhasper and Baxter.

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

Calendar Events

  • Week 2: 3 August - Onga Sevens
  • Week 3 12 August Scholastic Bookclub closes
  • Week 5: 26 August - TEACHER ONLY DAY
  • Week 6: 31 August - Rippa Rugby Tournament
  • Week 6: 1 September - Yr 8's to Sports Park
  • Week 6: 1 September - Barefoot Sevens Rugby Tournament
  • Week 6: 2 September - Kākano, Rm 1, Rm 2, Rm 3 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Week 7: 6 September - Rm 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Week 7: 9 September Fish & Chip Friday for Kakano to Room 7
  • Week 8: 15 September - CHB Cross Country
  • Week 8: 16 September Fish & Chip Friday for Rooms 8 to 12
  • Week 9: 20 September - School Photos
  • Week 9: 23 September - Switch Gala Day Netball
  • Week 10: 28 September - Ngati Whai Festival
  • Week 10: 30 September - Yr 7 Inspiration Day
  • 30th September: LAST DAY OF TERM 3

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

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.

Waipawa School Term Dates 2022

Term 3: Monday 25th July to Friday 30th September

Teacher Only Day: Friday 26 August

Term 4: Monday 17 October to Friday 16th December

Teacher Only Day: Friday 18 November

Public Holidays: HB Anniversary Day 21st October, Labour Day 24th October

STARTING SCHOOL : 4 Year Old Mornings

- These take place in Kākano Class - the Hall from 8:40am until 12:00pm every Friday morning unless there has been prior notification. Please come to the office first and meet Sue England.

- 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



HB Netball draw: https://www.hawkesbaynetball.co.nz/centralmeff

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.


Year 0-4 Netball has now finished please bring uniforms back to school and hand them in to the office or Mrs Waite in Room 10, thank you so much to Coaches and parents for helping with these teams so they are able to play.


Please return your Miniball uniform asap as we will need these for Onga 7's. These can be dropped into the school office.

Scholastic Bookclub Issue 5 closes 12th August 2022

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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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possumsmasher@windowslive.com T: 021 280 2988

Rural Pest Services Ltd is going to carry out possum control in the following areas starting from
1 July 2022 through to the 30 May 2023 on the following Rivers from the boundary fence or stop banks to near the river edges. This has been an ongoing operation in conjunction with the Hawkes Bay Regional Council since 2006.


All toxic material will be dyed green/blue.
Warning signs will be displayed at all access points into the operational area when work is in progress and will remain in place until toxin caution periods have expired.

The following baits and poisons will be put in bait stations on trees and fence posts:

  • Pestoff (Brodifacoum) in cereal pellet

  • Double Tap (Cholecalciferol and Diphacinone) in cereal pellet (to be used in and around DOC areas)

  • Feratox (Potassium Cyanide) in pellets will be added to some of these bait stations in areas where permission has been granted by MOH.

    This will be an ongoing process with the bait stations being refilled every 12 months with the above products.

All baits are poison and are harmful to humans, especially young children. Do not allow children to wander unsupervised into the areas that have baits laid in them. Be vigilant especially if accompanied by young children.

Because of risk of poisoning from baits and carcasses please keep dogs and other animals under control and do not allow them to wander into or near these areas.

Maps of the area can be viewed via this link:


If you require any further information please contact
Operations Manager: Jake Bowcock - 021 280 2988