Waipawa School

Term 4, Week 3 2nd November 2022

At Waipawa we value:

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Kia ora koutou,

It's wonderful we are finally getting a run of nice weather. It is a busy place with classes preparing for athletics, the Twilight market and just normal school happenings.

Along with the exciting learning happening we're also putting a spotlight on a couple of things; hats, uniforms, lollies and manners. Yes, sounds a bit old fashioned but sometimes we need to strip it back and start again.


It is a summer term and we are in hat season. We've had a huge shipment of bucket hats finally turn up. Our rule this term is that we prefer children to wear one of our school hats but if this is not possible then any hat suitable will do. At the beginning of next year, we will insist on school hats only.


It's been pleasing to see the uniform wearing, particularly the top half, being better throughout the school. Now the weather is warmer children wearing jerseys that are not uniform are being told to remove them. We still have a way to go with the bottom half of the uniform. Navy blue shorts, skorts or long pants - with no label is the uniform brief. We have some awesome shorts in stock at school at the moment.


Probably because of Halloween! Maybe! Children have been reminded that they are not allowed lollies at school. Staff are allowed and some use them as occasional rewards. Children with lollies will have them taken off them and thrown away.


Starting next week we will focus on some basic manners. We all need a reminder sometimes and others need to be taught. They fit nicely under a couple of our values so next week we will share our 'manner ' of the week.

Ngā mihi nui,

Paul Jamieson


The Staff, Students, Board and Whanau & Friends send their condolences to the Te Pou Whanau at this very sad time for them.


This week we welcome Blake C, Mia B, Rainier, Lilyray, Daylah, Jayden and Dane to our school.


Yr 0-2 Athletics (Kākano, Room 1, 2 and 3) is taking place Wednesday 9th November from 11.30-1.10pm. Athletics events will be held on the school field. There will be a mixture of fun tabloid and Athletics events.


Rooms 4 - 12 Athletics is taking place next Thursday, November 10. These will run from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. There is a mixture of field, track and tabloid events. The classes will move around in Yr 3/4, Yr 5/6 and Yr 7/8 groupings. A team of students will be selected to represent the school at the Interschool Athletics on Tuesday, November 22.

LOOK What we have been up to ...


You may have seen in the CHB Mail that the boys have finished our oversized chairs. They have been working on these as part of a senior boys' project team. Each Chair represents our four Houses (Elliot, Ngārimu, Ward and Upham). The chairs will be used as a buddy chair in different areas in the playground where students can go to if requiring assistance. A House Leader of that House will go past during lunches and morning tea and check them and assist the student should they feel lonely, need help or just to hang out. Another great thing about the chairs is they can be used during house sports and events.

The Team of Euan Cruise, Lockie Singer, Lachlan Butler, Noah Waite and Ben Elworthy (with a little help from Ryan Clark during the build process!) came up with the concept, which supports all our students and leaves a legacy as they head off to High School. Big thanks to Richard Elworthy at Carters in Waipukurau for supplying the timber for this project. You've been amazing. Thank you very much.


On Monday, we had some special guest stars visiting in the community garden…Anaru and Jazz from Lifestyle Shearing Hawke’s Bay…and three sheep! They came to do a shearing demonstration for Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5. After the awesome learning we did in the Wool Shed over the last few weeks, it was a treat to see the start of the wool process up close. The children had lots of questions and got to check out the equipment and see the sheep get a nice haircut for summer.

A huge thanks to Anaru and Jazz for their hard work rounding the sheep up and getting the job done. Lifestyle Shearing Hawke’s Bay are a mobile outfit that can come to your block to shear for you. Check out their Facebook page for more info.
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Millstream Gardens Visit

Earlier this week Eli, Imarni, Ngaio and Blake from Room 9 visited Millstream Gardens in Pukehou with Miss O’Fee and Whaea Tracey. The purpose of this visit was to educate ourselves about making kawakawa balm from scratch as this is our project for the upcoming night market. We were so fortunate to experience making it and learning all about why it’s such a wonderful product. We can’t wait to share our knowledge with the rest of our class and show off the finished products at market night! Special thanks to owners Geoff and Jan for sharing their wisdom with us.

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Young & Healthy Team Challenge. Wow!! Room 4 are the winners

Last term several classes at Waipawa School signed up to take part in the Young and Healthy Team Challenge. We were sent pedometers to track our daily movement and each day we record how much we move. This earns us points to take a virtual tour of the world.
One of the tasks in the lead up to the challenge was to create a video to “Show Us Your Moves”. Check out Room 4’s video here: https://youtu.be/R7O_FqmhaTM
On Wednesday we waited anxiously for the email to tell us the results when suddenly we saw some strangers walk past with Mrs England. It was Kim and her Zespri sponsor ambassadors arriving to tell us in person that we had won!

Every child in Room 4 was awarded a brand new pair of Asics shoes. Best day ever!

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This week we wish Happy Birthday to the following students:-

Nation, Harley McC, Jakob, Euan and Holly T
Please come to the school office at lunchtime on Friday to receive your free juicy.


Congratulations to the following past students who all received Awards at the CHB College Honours Assembly. Some received two or three awards.

Brodie Cudby-Page, Emma Johnson, Kalani Jones, Jireh Schaumkel, Libby Burne, Charlie Mavin, Tom Burne, Samantha Booth and Angus Hunter.


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We have plenty of polo shirts and shorts in stock along with Bucket Hats, Baseball Caps and Snap-Back Hats. Our supply of size 4 shorts hasn't arrived yet.

The prices are $15.00 for Hats, $25.00 for Polo shirts and $20 for Shorts. Please note prices continue to increase but we are not passing these on and do not intend to.

New students to our school will be given a free bucket hat.

Top School Event

At the Twilight Gala there will be a CHB Top Schools event - loosely based on old Top Town events. One item that is really needed for this event are plastic drums or barrels around the 200 litre size. We need quite a few of these so please let us know if you can help us out.

Scholastic Bookclub

Students have been given brochures for Issue 7. If your child hasn't received one please check with their classroom teacher. A reminder that if parents are purchasing online through LOOP and you would like these to be a "Gift" please tick the "Gift" option. When gift orders arrive we will contact you for collection from the school office.

This Issue will close on Friday 4th November.

If you are late, you are going to an appointment, you have been to an appointment or a student is away from school.

Please sign in or out on the Vistab in the school office if you are late or are leaving school for any reason during the school day. Parents please remind your children that they need to do this as if we have an evacuation or lockdown we need to know where everyone is.

If your child is not attending school for any reason please make contact with either the school office or the classroom teacher by phone, using the Hero App or Seesaw. Relying on siblings to inform us often doesn't work.

School Lunch Orders Price increase from 8th Nov

Twilight Gala and Top Schools - Friday 25th November 2022

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Calendar Events

  • TERM 4
  • Week 3 3rd Nov HPV 2nd Dose Year 8's
  • Week 4 11th Nov Road Patrol Training
  • Week 4 9th Nov Athletics for Kākano, Rm 1, Rm 2, Rm 3
  • Week 4 10th Nov Athletics for Rm 4 - Rm 12
  • Week 5 18th Nov Teacher Only Day
  • Week 6 22nd Nov CHB Athletics
  • Week 6 25th Nov Night Gala
  • Week 7 30th Nov Road Patroller Splash Planet treat
  • Week 7 1st Dec Y8 to Sports Park Hastings
  • Week 7 2nd Dec Fish & Chip Friday for Kakano to Room 7
  • Week 8 9th Dec Fish & Chip Friday for Rooms 8 to Room 12
  • Week 9 12th Dec Y9 Fun Day at Ranui Farm
  • Week 9 15th Dec Last day of School - Finish at 1:00pm


  • Week 1 30th January - First Day of School
  • Week 1 3rd February - Teacher / Whanau Meetings throughout the day - No school today

Waipawa School Term Dates 2022

Term 4: Monday 17th October to Thursday 15th December at 1pm

Teacher Only Day: Friday 18 November

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.

Guitar Lessons

Every Friday Sam Oosterkamp will be taking guitar lessons at Waipawa Primary School. Sam's lessons will focus on teaching students the skills they need to either start playing guitar or to further enhance their ability to play guitar.

Sessions start at $25 per half hour for 1 : 1 coaching.

Or group coaching up to 3 children per half hour session at $15 per half hour.

To book a session please email samthedesigner71@gmail.com

CHB College enrolments for 2023 Parents of Year 8 Students

If your child is intending to enrol at CHB College could you please complete the enrolment form online through the CHB College website as soon as possible. The College is 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.). The link is http://www.chbc.school.nz/


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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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C.H.B. A.and P. Show. 12th November 2022

ANZ Pet Lamb, Kid and Calf Competition

Most Obvious Pet and Fancy Dress Classes. Catering for Preschool and Primary School Children.

Entry Fee: $5 per pet or $10 per family.

Entries accepted on the day. Judging commences at 9:30 am.

Contact details:

Rob Forsyth: 027 604 0044

Kathy Forsyth: 027 714 1073

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Wanted to Rent

House or property wanted to rent by a young couple with 10 month old baby. Anything considered.

Phone Adam or Danell. 0220499044