Waipawa School

Term 2, Week 6, 8th June 2022

At Waipawa we value:

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Kia ora koutou,

This week we celebrate Support Staff week. We are fortunate to have a wonderful support staff team in our school.

In Sue (office), Pete (caretaker / groundsman) and Kerry / Michelle (cleaners) we have an awesome team that really care about the school. They work hard to keep the place ticking over and in the best shape possible.

Over the years we have increased the number of teacher aides we have in the school. We currently have six teacher aides; Hayden, Kerry, Danny, Casey, Kathy and Belinda. All bring different skills to the job that add so much to the school. They also care deeply about the school and all the people in it. Our teachers and tamariki are very lucky to have such amazing people working in these roles.

Finally, at different times throughout the year we require extra teacher aides. These are usually needed at short notice or for a short period of time. If this is something that is of interest to you please express your interest with me, either through email or come in for a quick chat.

Ngā mihi nui

Paul Jamieson


If you are collecting your children during the school day for Dental, Doctor appointments etc please come to the school office and sign them out on the Vistab. The reason is, in the event of an evacuation or lockdown, we need to know where everyone is, please.



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

HB Miniball draw https://websites.mygameday.app/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-3990-0-0-0&a=COMPS

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.

Well done Sophie Barnes who competed in the Junior Tough Guy & Gal Challenge last week.

HBRU Women's Rugby Development Officer.

Girls Only Rugby Skills Sessions with Xavier Hill - HBRU Women's Rugby Development Officer.

Venue: CHB College Rugby Field

When: Monday's 30th May and 13th June

Time: 3.30-4.30pm

Who: These sessions are available to any current female players as well as those interested in learning new skills and keen to give rugby a go. Ages 7 and over, including secondary school.

No registration and no fees, just turn up.

Email geoffandfionastrong@gmail.com with any queries or PM the CHB Girls Rugby Facebook page.

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To past student Luka Scholtz who received a Golden Crown at CHB College recently.

Thumbs Up to those Parents who have already sold some First Aid Kits for Whanau & Friends.

Exploring Whanau History and Ancestors with Room 7

For the first half of Term 2, as an entry project into Aotearoa/NZ History, Room 7 have been busy researching and then making their own 'Whanau History Storytelling Trail'. The students have found out that we all have our own amazing history and stories to tell; We have ancestral and Whanau links to Rock Stars, War Heroes, Sheep Hustlers, Māori Royalty along with links to over 15 different countries around the world! Now the students have developed a clearer understanding and perspective of history and their place in it, as we go on to study the history of Aotearoa for the second half of this term. A big thank you to all whānau members for the extra help, photos and being willing interviewees.

Whānau & Friends Fundraiser

Whanau & Friends would like your support by selling these First Aid Kits as their latest Fundraiser. Order forms were distributed to the eldest in each family last week. More order forms are available from the school office.
W&F are requesting that one internet banking deposit be made for each page of orders. Please use your family name as a reference to make matching orders and payments easier. Please ensure that you use the correct bank account number which is 03-0779-0009817-000. Please return your completed orders to the school office by 20th June 2022.
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CHB College 2023 Enrolments

CHB College are 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.)

Our website has the ability for Parents/Caregivers to complete an online enrolment. Once they have completed their online enrolment, they will be contacted by the College to book their enrolment appointment and complete their enrolment.

Please find link to our website below:


Money owed to school

Thanks you to all the parents and caregivers that have paid their sports fees, uniform and technology fees accounts.
Accounts for Uniform purchases are due at the time of purchase.

Technology Fees are charged per Term. These fees are $15.00 per student per Term. Term 1 fees are now overdue. Term 2 fees will be charged very soon.

If you would like to setup a weekly/fortnightly payment scheme to school please make contact with Sue in the office.

Calendar Events

  • Year 8's to the Regional Sports Park Thursday June 9 (Week 6)
  • Fish & Chip Friday Rooms:- Kakano to Room 7 (Week 6)
  • Fish & Chip Friday Rooms:- 8 to 12 (Week 7)
  • Scholastic Bookclub closes 17th June (Week 7)
  • Room 10 and 12 trip to MTG - Monday 20 June (Week 8)
  • Room 3 and Kākano trip to Te Mata Peak - Monday 20 June (Week 8)
  • Room 11 trip to MTG - Thursday 23 June (Week 8)
  • Matariki Celebrations Friday 24th June (Week 8)
  • Ki-o-rahi Tournament Yr 5-8 - Wednesday 28 June (Week 9)
  • Room 4, 5, 6 Cycle Ride to Waipukurau - Wednesday 29 June (Week 9)
  • Last Day term 2 Friday 8th July


This week we wish Happy Birthday to the following students:
Alexis G, Tyler and Sophia.

Please come and get your Birthday Juicy on Friday at lunchtime.

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 2: Monday 2nd May to Friday 8th July

Public Holidays: Queen's Birthday 6th June, Matariki 24th June

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

Term 4: Monday 17 October to Friday 16th December

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

Teacher Only Days:
Term 3: Friday 26 August
Term 4: Friday 18 November

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


Mrs Kerry would like any unwanted empty Spray and Wipe type spray bottles. If you can help Kerry out please drop these into the school office. Thank you.

The senior rooms are on the lookout for donations of any puzzles or board games/card sets for rainy days. Thank you.
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Matariki Games Night at the Faraday Museum

To celebrate our first Matariki public holiday, we are opening the museum up at night for a “Matariki Games Night”.

· Have a blast at the museum with your friends and family

· Beat your opponents while playing games from the past

· Hunt for clues while exploring our museum doing our Matariki scavenger Hunt

· Sign up to our newsletter on the night and go into the draw to win a cool prize

· Buy snacks and treats in our cool Museum store

Date: Friday, 24 June, 2022 (Matariki public holiday) from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Venue: Faraday Museum of Technology, 2b Faraday Street, Napier

Admission: $10 per adult / $5 per child

View on map https://goo.gl/maps/HRKssMSKQzhUy6tq5

Enquiry: 06 835 2338 / info@faradaycentre.org.nz

We look forward to you spending a night at the Museum.

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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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