Waipipi School 2023

Term 1: Tuesday 7th February

Welcome back everyone!

Paid Union Teacher Meeting- Monday 27th February

All Waiuku teachers will be attending a Paid Union Meeting on Monday 27th February. As only support staff are onsite, we would appreciate students being collected from school at 12pm.

No buses will run at this time.

As always, we can cater for a small amount of children onsite if you are not able to collect them at 12pm. They will need to be collected at 2:30pm- with no exceptions.

Year 7-8 Technology. The first session is this Friday at View Road School

An information booklet has been given to your child today. Please read it as there is a lot of information both you and your child need to know.

Students will need closed toe shoes for technology. No bare feet, jandals, scandals etc)

Students will be bused to and from View Road School.


Disco Skating

Students may bring their skates to school any wet day. We will make sure someone can run this for the students.

Otherwise, if sunny, there will be two skate days a week. Skate days will be every Tuesday and Thursday.

School Uniform:

Students are expected to wear their school uniform hat anytime they are outside the classroom.

Please ensure the students are wearing plain black shorts, tracksuits, skirts or leggings along with their uniform blue polo shirt and fleece. Please: no dark blue items, stripes, dots, sparkles, evident logos, mufti items or jeans.


Jewellery: safe earrings (studs, small sleepers) please discuss any necklace requests with Pam or Mrs Brown. (No ankle, waist or wrist bracelets or rings)

Sun safety:

As well as a sunhat students are also welcome to wear sunglasses when they are playing outside.

Students are strongly encouraged to have their own sunscreen and apply it before they go outside.

Students are expected to have their togs and towels each day for the swimming programme which is part of the PE curriculum. If your child is not able to take part in swimming, please provide a note for the classroom teacher.


School App Reminder: Please change your classroom settings so that you get communications from your child/ren’s new classroom teacher. Click on menu, alert subscriptions and change groups you want to subscribe to.

MEET THE TEACHER Wednesday 15th February.

5:30pm Mrs Rachel Johnson Room 3

5:45pm Mr Colin Cochrane Room 9

6pm Mr Chris Milne Room 1

6:15pm Mr Travis Miles Room 7

6:30pm Miss Tarhsia Jennings Room 5

6:45pm Ms Kirsti Koopmans Room 4

7pm Mrs Emma Heaford and Mrs Michelle Brown Room 8

School Lunches

Pam would appreciate offers of help to collect school lunches on a Friday. Please let Pam know if you are able to help. Thank you.

2023 Lunch Order Update

There has been a price increase on some items.
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2023 Dates

Term 1 Dates

Thursday 9th February Badminton Sessions

Friday 10th February Year 7-8 Technology

Wednesday 15th February Seniors swimming at Whiteside Pools in Waiuku

Thursday 16th February Badminton Sessions

Wednesday 22nd February Seniors swimming at Whiteside Pools in Waiuku

Wednesday 1st March Senior School Swimming Ports at Whiteside Pools in Waiuku

Friday 3rd March School assembly run by Rm 8 at 1:45pm

Wednesday 8th March Rooms 3 and 9 visit the Auckland Zoo

Wednesday 8th March Orienteering

Thursday 9th March Swimming Group Day

Tuesday 14th March Swimming Zone Day Yrs 7-8

Thursday 16th March Swimming Zone Day Yrs 5-6

Friday 17th March Cricket skills for Yr 5-8 students

Wednesday 15th March Rooms 1 and 7 visit the Auckland Zoo

Wednesday 22nd March Senior Classes visit the Auckland Zoo Rooms 5, 4 and 8

Wednesday 29th March Senior classes visit the Auckland Museum Rooms 5, 4 and 8

Friday 31st March School assembly run by Room 4 at 1:30pm

Last Day of Term 1Thursday 6th April

Term 2 Dates:

Wednesday 26th April to Friday 30th June

(Matariki Day celebrated in the holidays)

King's Birthday Monday 5th June

Term 3 Dates:

Monday 17th July to Friday 22nd September

Term 4 Dates:

Monday 9th October to Friday 15th December

Calf Club Friday 13th October

Labour Day Monday 23rd October

End of school year Friday 15th December (Change of date)

Our vision: Waipipi Students are successful learners, who communicate

confidently, and interact positively with others.