Waipipi School 2023
Term 1: Monday 20th February
NZEI Paid Union Meeting- day change
We apologise for the confusion caused by the date change. NZEI, have had to make a more local venue for Franklin Schools, and the day is now Tuesday afternoon- not Monday as previously stated.
All Waiuku teachers will be attending a Paid Union Meeting on Tuesday 28th February.
As only support staff are onsite, we would appreciate students being collected from school at 12pm.
No buses will run at midday.
As always, we can cater for a small amount of children onsite if you are not able to collect them at 12pm. They will need to be collected at 2:30pm- with no exceptions.
It would be great if all Room 8 students attended in the morning as we have the local Waiuku Librarian visiting to get us hooked up to their online reading service. Children not at school may miss out on this awesome opportunity.
Disco SkatingStudents may bring their skates to school any wet day. We will make sure someone can run this for the students.
Otherwise, if sunny, there will be two skate days a week. Skate days will be every Tuesday and Thursday.
Students are expected to wear their school uniform hat anytime they are outside the classroom.
Please ensure the students are wearing plain black shorts, tracksuits, skirts or leggings along with their uniform blue polo shirt and fleece. Please: no dark blue items, stripes, dots, sparkles, evident logos, mufti items or jeans.
Jewellery: safe earrings (studs, small sleepers) please discuss any necklace requests with Pam or Mrs Brown. (No ankle, waist or wrist bracelets, nose piercings or rings)
As well as a sunhat students are also welcome to wear sunglasses when they are playing outside.
Students are strongly encouraged to have their own sunscreen and apply it before they go outside.
Students are expected to have their togs and towels each day for the swimming programme which is part of the PE curriculum. If your child is not able to take part in swimming, please provide a note for the classroom teacher.
School App Reminder: Please change your classroom settings so that you get communications from your child/ren’s new classroom teacher. Click on menu, alert subscriptions and change groups you want to subscribe to.
MEET THE TEACHER- Wednesday 1st March
5:45pm Mr Colin Cochrane Room 9
6pm Mr Chris Milne Room 1
6:15pm Mr Travis Miles Room 7
6:30pm Miss Tarhsia Jennings Room 5
6:45pm Ms Kirsti Koopmans Room 4
7pm Mrs Emma Heaford and Mrs Michelle Brown Room 8
2023 Lunch Order Update
Term 1 Dates
Wednesday 15th February Seniors swimming at Whiteside Pools in Waiuku
Wednesday 15th February Meet the Teacher Evening. See above for details
Thursday 16th February Badminton Sessions
Wednesday 22nd February Seniors swimming at Whiteside Pools in Waiuku
Wednesday 1st March Senior School Swimming Ports at Whiteside Pools in Waiuku
Friday 3rd March School assembly run by Rm 8 at 1:45pm
Wednesday 8th March Rooms 3 and 9 visit the Auckland Zoo
Wednesday 8th March Orienteering
Thursday 9th March Swimming Group Day
Tuesday 14th March Swimming Zone Day Yrs 7-8
Thursday 16th March Swimming Zone Day Yrs 5-6
Friday 17th March Cricket skills for Yr 5-8 students
Wednesday 15th March Rooms 1 and 7 visit the Auckland Zoo
Wednesday 22nd March Senior Classes visit the Auckland Zoo Rooms 5, 4 and 8
Wednesday 29th March Senior classes visit the Auckland Museum Rooms 5, 4 and 8
Friday 31st March School assembly run by Room 4 at 1:30pm
Last Day of Term 1Thursday 6th April
Term 2 Dates:
Wednesday 26th April to Friday 30th June
(Matariki Day celebrated in the holidays)
King's Birthday Monday 5th June
Term 3 Dates:
Monday 17th July to Friday 22nd September
Term 4 Dates:
Monday 9th October to Friday 15th December
Calf Club Friday 13th October
Labour Day Monday 23rd October
End of school year Friday 15th December (Change of date)
Our vision: Waipipi Students are successful learners, who communicate
confidently, and interact positively with others.