Waipipi School 2022

Term 3: Monday 29th August

Our vision: Waipipi Students are successful learners, who communicate

confidently, and interact positively with others.

Waiuku Group Day Cross-country at Awhitu Regional Park.

Our Group Day Participants- photo below.

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Waiuku Group Day Results

Congratulations to the following students. They will be invited to compete at the Franklin Zone Day Cross-country on the 1st September.

The following names and results are from the official results sheet sent to Waipipi School.

Tamryn Hatfield won the year 5 and below girls competition. Well done!

Lily Oliver won the year 7 girls competition. Well done!

Bryn Mair was 4th in the year 6 boys competition.

Cooper Parker was 6th in the year 7 boys competition.

Ochre Haitsma was 7th place in the Year 7 girls competition.

Olli Shoemark was 9th place in the Year 5 and below boys competition.

Lexi Linnell was 11th in the Year 5 and below competition.

Tabitha Thomson was 12 in the Year 6 Girls Competition.

Samuel Shoemark was 11th in the Year 7 boys competition.

Well done to all participants. It is so lovely to receive such positive feedback about how wonderful you all were on this day.

Structured Literacy and Evidence-based Learning at Waipipi.

Over the weekend, there has been a lot of discussion on TV about the state of reading in New Zealand. here at Waipipi, pre-Covid, we have had huge success with students reading at or above curriculum expectations. Our end-of-year results were always in the high 80 percentile.

However, the last three years of Covid have impacted our students learning. The impacts of Covid on students learning has bought about a new urgency into our teaching and students learning.

In Literacy, we have been working within BSL (Better Start to Literacy) which is a nationwide MOE approved and funded structured literacy approach. Mrs Johnson has been earning her micro credentials through Canterbury University in this area. Mrs Johnson has seen very positive results in her students reading confidence and results. As a result of this positive impact, we have incorporated many aspects of "Sounds to Spelling" schoolwide.

Mrs Emma Heaford, as well as teaching at Waipipi School, is also one of three Across Schools Teachers for the local Kahui Ako. Mrs Heaford is facilitating the BSL programme through all the primary schools in Waiuku in her role as Across School's Teacher. She to, is working through Canterbury University to get her micro credentials.

In writing, our school is doing professional development with a new evidence-based programme called "The Writing Revolution." The programme focusses on teaching students how to write using a careful sequence of logical steps beginning at the sentence level using the "Hochman Method." The teachers are incorporating this learning into their teaching of writing across all levels.

Our school uses Maths-No Problem programme in mathematics. This programme is an international, fully researched programme based on the principles of SIngaporean maths. (Singapore consistently tops the international benchmarking studies for maths teaching.)

Maths-No Problem is:

  • A highly effective approach to teaching maths based on research and evidence
  • Builds students’ mathematical fluency without the need for rote learning
  • Introduces new concepts using Bruner’s Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach
  • Pupils learn to think mathematically as opposed to reciting formulas they don’t understand
  • Teaches mental strategies to solve problems such as drawing a bar model

School Certificates for last week.

Our key competency "Participating and Contributing"

Room 1 Zoe Irwin Parsons

Room 3 Stella Yeates

Room 4 Lily Oliver

Room 5 Tamryn Hatfield

Room 7 Indy Chevis

Room 8 Ruru Richardson

Room 9 Sadie Collie

Our school value "Confidence"

Room 1 Charlie Taylor

Room 3 Michael Shoemark

Room 4 Olivia Salmon

Room 5 Blake Cussen

Room 7 Noah Hornell

Room 8 Autumn Haitsma

Room 9 Brooklyn Burns

School Assemblies this term

Friday 16th September 1:45pm in the SMILE Room. All parents are welcome. Please wear a mask and social distance.

Term Three Dates

Board Meeting in the staffroom at 7pm

Tuesday 30th August

Cross Country Franklin Zone Day

Thursday 1st September

Year 7-8 Technology at View Road

Friday 9th September

SENIOR CAMP (Years 6-8)

Monday 5th - Tuesday 6th September

Wheels and Roller Day Out- for Rooms 1, 3 and 9

Wednesday 7th September

Waipipi School Trolley Derby

Thursday 22nd September

Calf Club

Indoor exhibits Thursday 29th September- Judging only.

Animals Friday 30th September. Public may also view indoor exhibits.