Waipawa School

Term 3, Week 9, 21st September 2022

At Waipawa we value:

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Kia ora koutou,

Over the last few weeks we have been asking for you to let us know about 2023 enrolments, particularly at the new entrant level. We now have a very comprehensive list of new entrants starting next year. This not only helps us with planning classes for 2023 but also helps us determine how many out of zone places are available. Thank you for helping us with this. We should receive notice of our staffing and our funding for 2023 before the end of term which will enable us to get the nuts and bolts for next year sorted over the next holiday period.

Mufti day for the whole school is this Friday. Whanau and Friends ask that families donate a can of breakfast food (beans, spaghetti, peachers, pears etc) if they are able to. This is for breakfast club. Breakfast club is open everyday and it makes a huge difference to our school. We are so lucky and grateful for our Breakfast Club parent helpers who ensure this happens. Last year we received a huge stack of cans but we need to get the stock back up. Thank you.

Ngā mihi nui,

Paul Jamieson

Congratulations to our 2022 Ross Shield Players

Well done to Ricki, Ashla, Michael, Lockie, Lachlan, Linkin, Jeffrey, Ritchie and Nation on being selected for Ross Shield. Unfortunately, Nation wasn't present for the group photo. This is the first time that 9 players have been selected from one school.

Their Capping Ceremony was on Saturday afternoon which included a trip around the streets on the old Fire Engine.

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LOOK What we have been up to ...

Round 1 of the CHB Interschool Cross Country - the weather went from one extreme to another. Round 2 will be held tomorrow.

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Last week Room 5 visited the Faraday Centre and The Aquarium of NZ in Napier.

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This week we wish the following students Happy Birthday:-
Maci H K, Lachlan B, Cooper H, Petesa, Alex O, Alexis S & Lucas.

Please come to the school office on Friday at lunchtime to receive your free juicy.

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Thumbs Up to past student Alice Jamieson who received a Principal's Award recently at CHB College.


Parents of Miniball players have already been invoiced their fees and Touch Players will receive their invoices very soon. These fees are cheaper this season due to the Whanau & Friends subsidising each players' fees. Thank you Whanau & Friends



Waipawa Rockets vs. Pukehou Kereru 4.00pm War Memorial 2
Waipawa Shots vs. Waipukurau Thunder 5.30pm War Memorial 2
Waipawa Nets vs. Elsthorpe Minis 5.00pm War Memorial 2
Waipawa Rebounds vs. Terrace Turbos 5.30pm War Memorial 1
Waipawa Guards vs. TKKM Lakers 7.00pm War Memorial 2
Waipawa Ballers vs. Waipukurau Rockets 6.00pm War Memorial 2
Waipawa Raptors vs. Onga Jaguars 5.00pm CHB College
Waipawa Warriors vs. Tiko Tactix 5.30pm CHB College
Yr7/8 Div 2
Waipawa Royals vs. TKKM Taika 6.30pm Centralines
Y7/8 Div 1
Waipawa Saints vs. Tiko Titans 4.15pm Centralines

WPS - Enrolment Zone Ballot

The Waipawa Primary School Board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their sons and daughters at Waipawa Primary School for 2023. Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office or can be found on the school website.

The deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is Thursday 20 October 2022.

Whanau of students who live within the home zone should also apply by this date to assist the school to plan appropriately for the next year.

The Board has determined that five (5) places are likely to be available for out-of-zone students next year. These places are all at the New Entrant / Year 1 level of the school. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone.

If the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available students will be selected by ballot.
If a ballot is required it will be held on Wednesday 26 October 2022.

Whanau will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Waipawa Primary School Board

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.

Whānau & Friends (PTA)

Next Whānau & Friends meeting will be held TONIGHT 21st September 7pm @ Skinny Mulligans

Whanau & Friends Mufti Day this Friday 23rd Sept - bring a canned item for Breakfast Club, spaghetti, baked beans, canned fruit or anything you like. W&F will collect it from you at the gate.

Top Town & Twilight Gala Friday 25th November 2022

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Mystery Raffle & Calendar orders NEED to be paid NOW please

There is a large number of outstanding tickets so please, if you have any sold or unsold Mystery Raffle tickets these need to be sent to school NOW so that it can be drawn.

Calendar Art orders also need to be returned NOW so W&F can get the orders in. There is also a large number of unpaid orders. These also need to be paid NOW.

Calendar Events

  • Week 9: 21 September Whanau & Friends meeting 7pm & Skinny Mulligans
  • Week 9: 23 September - Switch Gala Day Netball
  • Week 9 23 September Mufti Day
  • Week 10: 28 September - Ngati Whai Festival
  • Week 10: 30 September - Yr 7 Inspiration Day
  • 30th September: LAST DAY OF TERM 3

Waipawa School Term Dates 2022

Term 3: Monday 25th July to Friday 30th September

Term 4: Monday 17th October to Thursday 15th December

Teacher Only Day: Friday 18 November & Friday 16th December

Public Holidays: HB Anniversary Day 21st October, Labour Day 24th October

School Uniform

We have plenty of school uniform in stock and will be sending off another order this week. Uniform prices haven't changed they are $25.00 for polo shirts in all sizes and $35.00 for Polar Fleeces in sizes 4 to 14 and $40 for Sm, M & L. A reminder that invoices for uniform are due on the date of purchase.

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/

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


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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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Course run by, Quality Coaching Services Ideal for ALL skill levels!!!
Great for Beginners/Inexperienced to elite players aged 7 to 14 yrs Wed 12th, Thurs 13th and Fri 14th Oct 2022. Course Fee is $120 per player
Technical coaching from experienced Coaches including Central Districts, & HB Rep players
relaxed, fun but challenging environment. Great Indoor and Outdoor Hockey facilities
Individual development and feedback
Ability to accommodate all different skill levels
Daily competitions, tournaments, prizes and certificates!!!
Registration forms are available from the school office.

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