Panui Week 5 Term 4

Waikawa Bay School Thursday 18th November 2021

Principal's Message


Dear Parents/Caregivers, Tēnā koutou

The effects of the Covid 19 restrictions on our way of life are certainly showing, especially as we head towards the end of the year. It was with great disappointment that I had to announce the changes to our end of year activities, especially the Athletics and the Prizegiving.

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One positive for our community is that all our staff are double vaccinated, so there is no pressure on our staffing levels for the rest of this year and into next year.

There are quite a few end of year trips and activities planned. Due to Mandatory Vaccinations for all education employees and volunteers, any parents accompanying students as supervisors will need to have at least their first vaccination. If you are attending a school trip or activity you will need to provide proof of your vaccination record at the school office. We will take a photocopy for future reference.

The teachers are currently very busy assessing and writing reports. These will be sent home on Friday 10th December.

I have noticed some parents crossing Waikawa Road after school with their children, but not on the School Crossing. Could please ensure you use the School Crossing after school.

Thank you for your support

Ka Kite anō

Peter Knowles

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Level 2 Covid Reminder:

Please note that School does not open until 8.30am. Please do not drop students off prior to this time.

If you need to come into the school between 9am and 3pm you must come to the school office to fill in the Contact Tracing Register. As with all indoor areas, please keep the expected 2 metre social distancing from others and wear a mask.


After some tireless work from Mr Keenan, the school pool will be ready for our tamariki next week. Please remind your children to take their togs and towels to school on Monday. Keys will be available to purchase from the office, for those wanting to use the pool outside of school hours. We are currently looking for volunteers willing to help with the pool upkeep over the Christmas holiday period. If you would be available to take this on for at least one week there will be no charge for the key.

Key costs: $35 for the Christmas holiday period, ending on the first day of term one.

$70 for the complete swim season, ending April 2022.

Maramataka - Dates for your Diary

  • 3rd December - Rescheduled Steadfast Trip - Year 6 only
  • 9th December - Kiwi Lochmara Trip
  • 7th December - Year 6 Leaver's Dinner at Queen Charlotte Yacht Club
  • 10th December - Pukeko/Year 2 Kereru students Lochmara Trip
  • 10th December - Reports go home
  • 10th December - Last Sausage Sizzle and Ice Block Friday for the year.
  • 17th December - End of School year - PLEASE NOTE 12NOON FINISH

Term Dates for 2022:

Term dates for 2022 have now been set as follows:

Term 1: Tuesday 8th February to Thursday 14th April

Term 2: Monday 2nd May to Friday 8th July

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

Term 4: Monday 17th October to Friday 16th December

Please note there will be a - Meet the Teacher/School Conference opportunity on Friday 4th February for those students and their families wishing to come and discuss their goals for the year and meet their teacher.

Fantastic literacy

Louis Watson age 6 (just)

Pukeko class

Look at that egg on the ground. I think the egg has a dinosaur in it. It has big spikes on its back. ROAR!

Student Profile

  • Name - Zoe
  • Age - 5
  • Family - Mum Rachel, Dad Brent, sister Sasha
  • Pets - Cat Ruby, Dog Meg and Tui (outside in a tree)
  • Interests - Ballet and Painting
  • Fav Subject - Writing and Reading
  • Fav Sport - Soccer
  • Fav Food - Sausages and Cookies
  • Fav Holiday - Africa
  • I like Waikawa Bay School because - Because I learn new words here.

Thank you to Waikawa Bay School

Please see below letter of thanks from Fragile X - what a great School community we have!
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Electric Bike for Sale

Mr Keenan has this Evinci Electric Bike for sale - he's keeping the one he did his big 2500 Kilometre ride around NZ on and selling his spare bike. It's only 4 months old and has a 13 Amp Hour battery. Call Mr Keenan on 0276670166 if you would like to know more.
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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.

LAST ORDERS for Garden Mulch

This Sunday 21st November - 10am to 2pm - Collection available via the Back field. Cash or Direct Credit $20 for a trailer load, $25 for a double axle trailer, other quantities by arrangement.

The remaining mulch will then be sold as a bulk lot so; this is your last chance to stockpile it at home.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported this fundraiser - we have made over $700!

Does this belong to you?

This lovely ring was found on the school grounds. If it's yours or you know who it belongs to, please contact the office.

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

Attendance Information

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