Term 2, Week 8, 22nd June 2022
At Waipawa we value:
Kia ora koutou,
A traditional winter week this week, however the shortest day was yesterday so always good to know we've past that winter milestone! Our school is wet, muddy, mucky, however our student attendance continues to buck the trend and be at odds with what is happening elsewhere. I think it's because the staff are absorbing most of the bugs flying around at the moment!
Our Matariki week of learning and celebrations continue. Our staff have come up with a range of learning activities and despite the odd disruption the team continue to find ways to make things happen. Yesterday we had classes buddy up across the school and today we have our houses coming together. What the children already know about Matariki is really impressive and it is a great example of adults learning alongside the children.
I managed to get around a few sports last week and in the weekend. A huge thanks to the wonderful parents who put their hands up to help out with teams through coaching, managing and supporting. Now I've been here a few years it's wonderful to see the children play year after year and improve their skill and understanding of the sport. I'm always so proud to see our kids participating, improving and doing their best!
Ngā mihi nui,
To Whanau and Friends for their regular EOTC contribution. We've had many classes get back into education outside the classroom this term. The costs of everything has increased greatly and we are so pleased we don't need to pass these costs on to Whanau. Thanks for making a real difference Whanau and Friends!
To past students Aaliyah Grace, Juliette Griffin, Rae Rae Small and Linc Taylor who all received Golden Crowns at CHB College recently.
Cell Phones At School
Heating and Cooking Food
We make sandwiches each day for quite a few regular "customers" although we don't mind making these sandwiches, we do ask that if students require a sandwich or top up of extra food that they come to the office during the lunch eating time 1.10pm to 1.20pm.
ATTENDING APPOINTMENTS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY
Action shots from last Friday's Miniball
The final competition night for Term 2 basketball will now take place on Friday 8th July.
This Friday there are no games due Matariki Public Holiday and next Friday 1st July there are also no games due to the Matariki festivities taking place at the complex. The draw will be updated to reflect this.
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.
Whānau & Friends (PTA)
Doughboys Bakery Limited Fresh Family Pies
Each family will receive an order today for the latest 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.
Money owed to school
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 Technology fees accounts have now been sent out.
If you would like to setup a weekly/fortnightly payment scheme to school please make contact with Sue in the office.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- 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
Matariki Games Night at the Faraday Museum
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.