Panui Week 5 Term 1
Waikawa Bay School Thursday 11th March 2021
GREETINGS TO EVERYONE
It’s been a busy week here at Waikawa bay school. Tsunami warnings, swim week and a Covid alert level drop have meant there’s been a lot of change in our Kura. Over the next week we will also be saying farewell to two valued members of our team.
Today will be Belinda Mataele’s last day at Waikawa Bay School. Belinda has been an integral member of our staff since the beginning of last year. She has worked tirelessly with students and her expertise will be missed. Belinda is also in her third year of teacher training and will be concentrating fully on her studies for the rest of the year.
Next Friday will be Lydia Huntley’s last day on staff. Lydia has been a teacher aide at the school for over five years and during that time has assisted many students in various roles. She has played a major role in the development of the Senior Kapa haka group working with Kirsty Burgess and has led the Junior Kapa haka group. Like Belinda, she is also training to be a teacher and will spend more time concentrating on her studies. It is always a sad time when we farewell members of our staff but
luckily for us, both Lydia and Belinda will still be part of our school community for a while, as both have children who attend Waikawa Bay school. I have placed an advertisement in the Marlborough Express, and also in this newsletter for a Teacher Aide. If you wish to apply, please send your C.V. and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday the 19th of March.
Mountain Biking Elective
Mr Ganderton and the mountain biking crew tackled the snout this week.
Lydia's group of musicians learning tunes on the Ukelele.
The sailing group didn't let the Tsunami Warning stop them - they sailed the back field instead.
Maramataka - Dates for your Diary
- 16th March - Swimming Sports - Year 3 - 6 at Queen Charlotte College, all welcome
- 19th March - Whole School Assembly, Whānau and friends welcome at Level 1
- 24th March - Whānau Hui 6pm
- 25th March - Marlborough Swimming Sports
- 31st March - Rugby 7's Tournament
- 31st March - 1st April - Noho Marae
- 2nd April - Good Friday
- 5th April - Easter Monday
- 6th April - Easter Holiday - School closed
- 14th April - Board of Trustees meeting
- 16th April - End of Term 1
Waikawa Bay School Easter Raffle
Please return the stubs and money to the school office by Monday 29th March 2021.
The raffle will be drawn on Tuesday 30th March.
Thank you for your support.
The School Pool will remain open until Friday 19th March - we hope keyholders have enjoyed their time in the pool over the summer. Remember to return your keys to the office
We have a ever growing mountain of lost property - please come and take a look through next time you are at School just in case.