Panui Week 9 Term 2

Waikawa Bay School Thursday 1st July 2021

Principal's Message



Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Tēnā koutou

Last night's Matariki Lantern walk was fantastic. Thank you to all those who took part and made the night a success. Oliver did an excellent job speaking at the beginning, and it was great to have two conch blowers this year.

A huge thank you to all those who helped organise the evening, especially those that made our hot chocolate. We are especially grateful to the Queen Charlotte Yacht club for being able to use their amazing facilities.

A reminder that school will finish at 1pm next Tuesday for mid year conferences. Teachers will be available between 1:30pm and 7pm for you to visit.

On Wednesday next week, the whole school will be traveling into Blenheim by bus to see the Bohally production of Atarangi. A permission form will be sent home tomorrow.

Thank you for your support

Enjoy the weekend

Ka Kite anō

Peter Knowles

Maramataka - Dates for your Diary

  • 6th July - Student Led Conferences, School finishes at 1 pm
  • 7th July - Atarangi at ASB Theatre, whole school attending
  • 8th July - Matariki soup day
  • 9th July - End of Term 2
  • 26th July - Beginning of Term 3

Kaitiaki Group Raffle

Thanks to everyone who has been busy selling tickets for our Kaitiaki Raffle - this will be drawn on Friday 9th July at Assembly. Please make sure any sold tickets are in by THURSDAY 8TH.

Waikawa Road Clean Up

Our Kaitiaki group took part in the ‘Waikawa Road Clean Up’ where the road was split into sections for different groups and individuals to tidy. Linda Thompson from Envirohub Marlborough came to chat to the students about the rubbish and what their next steps after collecting the rubbish could possibly be. There were many positive ideas shared from the students which will be added to our Enviro goals to achieve. Great work team.

Matariki Lantern walk

Wow! What a great turnout last night for our Matariki Lantern Walk. The lanterns looked magical and the hot chocolate was delicious! Thanks to all of you who braved the chill and came along to support this kaupapa.

Student Profile

  • Name - Ryder
  • Age - 5
  • Family - Mum Ashleigh and Dad Bevan
  • Pets - Cat Buddy, dog Blue and fish Blue and Duck
  • Interests - Watching Godzilla on T.V
  • Heroes - All my family
  • Fav Subject - Making things
  • Fav Sport - Cricket
  • Fav Food - Butter chicken
  • Fav Holiday - Blenheim and Wellington
  • I like Waikawa Bay School because - I like playing on the net in the playground.


As part of Matariki celebrations at kura, our senior tamariki will be making soup and fry bread. If you are able to support this with donations of vegetables or any soup making ingredients please drop them off to the office before next Thursday.
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Garden mulch available

Contact the office if you would like some mulch - $20 for a trailer load, $25 for a double axle trailer, other quantities by arrangement. Various pick up times available - spread the word.

Pre-enrolments for Children turning 5 in 2022/2023

Do you have a child turning 5 next year or in 2023? If so, please complete the form below to pre-enrol them. It is important to note that if you have a child already at Waikawa Bay School, but do not live In Zone, their sibling does not automatically become eligible to enrol. Please check with the office if you have any questions about the enrolment process.
Pre Enrolment Form

Pre Enrolment form for Waikawa Bay School

Have you moved or changed contact details recently?

If you have moved or changed phone numbers/email address please contact the office so we can update your details.
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