Panui Week 5 Term 2

Waikawa Bay School Thursday 3rd June 2021

Principal's Message



Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Tēnā koutou

Learning Conferences: Tuesday 6th of July, 1.30 to 7pm

The teaching staff are very busy preparing for the Learning Conferences which will be held on July 6th from 1.30pm until 7pm.

The conferences will follow the same format as last year where the students will lead the discussions on their learning achievements and progress to meeting their goals. As the students lead these conferences, there will be no set times. The teachers will be present and help and contribute where needed. There will be a slightly different format for the junior classes.

To cater for all parents the learning conferences will run from 1.30pm until 7pm. This means school will finish at 1pm Tuesday the 6th of July.

Atarangi: Morning Sky.

On Wednesday the 7th of July the school will be travelling into Blenheim to see the Bohally production of Atarangi: Morning Sky, this will be performed at the ASB Theatre.

Atarangi is a musical production that involves over 150 students onstage. The main theme of the show is belonging, told through the experiences of a young Maori school girl.

This will be a great opportunity for our children to see a live show involving so many performers in the Theatre.

Tomorrow will hopefully be the end of the road works by our school, as the road will be sealed. It has been a very long and at times inconvenient process, but the end result is fantastic, giving more parking space and a proper footpath on the side of the road.

Thank you for your support

Enjoy the weekend

Ka Kite anō

Peter Knowles

Maramataka - Dates for your Diary

  • 7th June - Public Holiday for Queen's Birthday
  • 16th June - Mixed Ripper Rugby Tournament - Years 3 - 6
  • 28th June - Teacher only day
  • 6th July - Student Led Conferences, School finishes at 1 pm
  • 9th July - End of Term 2
  • 26th July - Beginning of Term 3

Student Profile

  • Name - Coral
  • Age - 5
  • Family - Mum Tegan, Dad Andy, brother Ocean and sister's Skye and Olive
  • Pets - Dog Ted and cats Bella and Leo
  • Interests - Play dough and dancing
  • Hero - My sister Skye
  • Fav Subject - Art
  • Fav Sport - Rugby
  • Fav Food - Berries
  • Fav Holiday - Christchurch
  • I like Waikawa Bay School Because - It's fun and I get to do gardening

Garden mulch available

Contact the office if you would like some mulch - $20 for a trailer load, $25 for a double axle trailer, other quantities by arrangement. Various pick up times available - spread the word.
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Our very own Local Hero - Riley Drummond

On Friday 28th May, at School Assembly, Riley Drummond received an extra special award from St Johns and ASB. This was the ASB Super Saver Award for courage and quick thinking when he saved his younger sister from a near drowning incident. We are so incredibly proud of Riley and pleased that he was recognised for his bravery. He definitely suits his new cape!

Click the link below to read the full press release.

Pre-enrolments for Children turning 5 in 2022/2023

Do you have a child turning 5 next year or in 2023? If so, please complete the form below to pre-enrol them. It is important to note that if you have a child already at Waikawa Bay School, but do not live In Zone, their sibling does not automatically become eligible to enrol. Please check with the office if you have any questions about the enrolment process.
Pre Enrolment Form

Pre Enrolment form for Waikawa Bay School

Would you like to get your child's name embroidered on their school fleece?

Pretty Things Embroidery & Design

As we are experiencing cooler mornings school fleeces are often misplaced when children are out on the playground or when it gets warmer throughout the day. Fleeces are often lost and in many cases have to be replaced.

Pretty Things Embroidery & Design are offering a great service: school sweatshirts/ polar fleeces professionally embroidered with children's initials, names and/or last names on the back (bottom). This will be very helpful in ensuring your child's fleece is always easily identifiable.

The cost of embroidery per fleece is $5 regardless of the number of letters and is much more cost effective than purchasing a new fleece when lost.

For more information please give Karen a call on 0211001228 or search @prettythingsembroidery on Facebook or Google.

Have you moved or changed contact details recently?

If you have moved or changed phone numbers/email address please contact the office so we can update your details.
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