Waipawa School

Term 2, Week 2, 11 May 2022

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Kia ora koutou

Well this week has certainly given us a reminder that winter is on its way. With the cold weather, the school uniform always starts to look a bit different so just a reminder to please ensure your child wears the correct uniform to school. This week we are trying hard to have the children look after their belongings. The lost property at the end of break times is getting out of hand. Please name all gear so we can try and get it back to the owner.

Learning Conferences TONIGHT

The first learning conferences are scheduled for today. Because these are inside the classroom we encourage you to wear a mask.

Due to Mrs Drepaul's absence this week Room 5 children's conferences have been cancelled. These will be rescheduled when she returns.

Pink Shirt Day

Next Friday 20th May is Pink Shirt day https://www.pinkshirtday.org.nz/

This is a nationally recognised day where we encourage students to wear a pink shirt. Classes will be building up to pink shirt day by focussing on our school values and doing activities related to the theme of the week.

Ngā mihi nui

Paul Jamieson

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Room 4

Last week in Room 4, one of our reading groups read a story called Growing Pumpkins. On Thursday, with help from our resident chef Casey, they made a huge pot of delicious Pumpkin Soup. Of course, what's the point of soup without hot buttered bread? So we borrowed Mr Burne's bread maker and baked a couple of loaves. Fair to say, it was a delicious lunch for all of us (some people even came back for 3rds!)
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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.

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CHB Intercity Football Teams the Central Thunder and Central Renegades who have a lot of Waipawa students taking part, got off to an awesome start on Saturday with some very close games and amazing teamwork keep up the good work guys well done.
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The Yr 5/6 Shots had a great start to their season, with a 12-4 win over Otane. Good luck for the rest of the season.

HBRU Women's Rugby Development Officer.

Girls Only Rugby Skills Sessions with Xavier Hill - HBRU Women's Rugby Development Officer.

Venue: CHB College Rugby Field

When: Monday's 16th, 23rd, 30th May and 13th June

Time: 3.30-4.30pm

Who: These sessions are available to any current female players as well as those interested in learning new skills and keen to give rugby a go. Ages 7 and over, including secondary school.

No registration and no fees, just turn up.

Email geoffandfionastrong@gmail.com with any queries or PM the CHB Girls Rugby Facebook page.

Whanau & Friends of Waipawa Primary School

Hello to Term 2 and welcome back to school.

If you are interested in joining the PTA (Whanau & Friends) or just want to know what it is we do, how we help the children of Waipawa Primary and how you could help please join us at the first meeting of Term 2:- Wednesday, 18th May, 7pm at Skinny Mulligans

Please contact Wendy Sheehan Jla Kaio Emily Muggeridge or Diane Sorensen for further information

Thumbs Up

To past student Lucas Perceval who competed in the National Swimming Champs held in Wellington over the holidays.

STARTING SCHOOL : 4 Year Old Mornings

- These take place in Kākano Class - the Hall from 8:40am until 12:00pm every Friday morning unless there has been prior notification. Please come to the office first and meet Sue England.

- 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

Money owed to school

A reminder to parents and caregivers accounts for Uniform purchases are due at the time of taking them.

If you would like to setup a weekly/fortnightly payment scheme to school please make contact with Sue in the office.

Calendar Events

  • CHB College Open day Tuesday 17th May (Week 3)
  • Whanau & Teacher Learning Conferences - Thursday 19 May (Week 3)
  • Pink Shirt Day - Friday 20th May (Week 3)
  • Book Club closes today Friday 20th May (Week 3)
  • Queen's Birthday Weekend Monday 6th June (Week 6)
  • Matariki Celebrations Friday 24th June (Week 8)
  • Last Day term 2 Friday 8th July


This week we wish Happy Birthday to the following students: Luke Muggeridge, Dayton, Aliyah and Macklin. Please come and get your Birthday Juicy on Friday at lunchtime

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.

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 1: Friday 11 March
Term 3: Friday 26 August
Term 4: Friday 18 November

Covid Update

As per the daily updates, we are still seeing cases pop up here at school and we have a small number of children away either with COVID or as a household contact. We also have two staff absent this week due to COVID restrictions.

We encourage students to continue with basic hygiene measures as we approach the winter season. Thank you for your support with keeping students home who are unwell. It is appreciated.

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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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