Waipawa School

Term 3, Week 5, 24 August 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

This Friday 26 August is Teacher Only Day. This means there is NO SCHOOL this Friday. The staff have a day of in-school professional learning. This is something we've found very hard to find time for this year due to the nature of the year and the interruptions with staff illness. I am hoping the staff will be healthy enough to be here and have plenty in the tank so we can make the most of this day together.

Winter sports are nearly over. I think hockey has one more game tomorrow night. After two previous disrupted years with lockdowns, it was great to get through a full winter season of sports. A huge thanks to those parents who have coached and managed teams. School sport does not happen without you and we are massively appreciative of the efforts and commitment you put in. Thank you.

Ngā mihi nui,

Paul Jamieson


A big Waipawa welcome to this week's new student Titan who has joined Kākano.

Celebrating Students


Congratulations to the following students who have been named in the 2022 Ross Shield Squad: Michael Holt, Ashla Holt, Nation Walker, Lachie Butler, Ricki-Lee Te Pou, Ritchie Neemia, Lockie Singer and Linkin Hart.

Congratulations to Ollie Keane who was named 'Most Improved Player' this season for the Central Thunder 12th Grade Football team.

Ollie's development as a Central Defender gave other players the chance to change positions, enabling the team to develop a more attacking style and score more goals.

Euan, Noah, Tayla, and Ben also played for the Thunder this year. All the kids were a credit to their school and community.


Thumbs up to past Waipawa Primary School and former CHB College student Holly Giddens. Holly was awarded a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award in Wellington recently.

LOOK What we have been up to ...

'Have a Go' Jam Sessions

This term has seen the start of 'have a go' jam sessions in the Music Shed, where Mr Masters encourages anyone to pick up an instrument and give it a try! Seniors get their slot on a Thursday lunchtime, with Juniors having a go on Tuesday lunchtimes. Students of all abilities have been displaying plenty of Hiwa and there are many who are discovering the joys of simply playing and making a noise with Bass Guitar, Guitars, piano and drums. We also have some budding singers too! All abilities are welcome.

Year 7 & 8 Boys Project Group

Kia ora te whanau,
The year 7-8 Boys project group have started building oversize chairs. These chairs will be painted in the house colours of red, green, yellow and blue. These chairs will be placed around the school for students to go to if needing support. House Leaders will check in on these chairs throughout the breaks and support whoever may be sitting on them. They will also be used for House events. Big thanks to Richard Elworthy from Carters for supplying the timber, it is really appreciated. Will keep you all updated as we progress through the project.


This week we wish the following students Happy Birthday:- Tobhy, Syvanna, Archie E, Charlotte F, Jade M, Tobie and Harvey.

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

Waipawa Primary School 2022 Board of Trustees Election

All eligible voters will have received voting papers in the mail. Voting papers will need to be returned to the Ballot Box held in the school office by Wednesday 7th September 2022. If you are returning your voting papers by post - please ensure that they reach the school by 12 September 2022. Emailed or faxed voting paper WILL NOT be accepted.

Sue England

Returning Officer

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


With our Cross Country training kicking off we have noticed that children are extra hungry after their training. Could parents and caregivers please put some extra fuel into lunchboxes to help combat the hunger.

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.


Do you have any old pairs of Jeans that you could donate to the Tech Centre for a recycling unit ? They can be in any condition, any size and the more the merrier as they will need 350 odd pairs. If you can help these can either be dropped off to the Tech Centre the School Office or just put them in the school letter box. Thank you.

Whānau & Friends (PTA)

First Aid Kits

The First Aid Kits have arrived. You can collect your order from the school office at any time.


The eldest child in each family has received a book of 10 raffle tickets for families to sell.
This wonderful raffle will be drawn on 21st September 2022. Please return your tickets to the school office by Monday 19th September.
More tickets are available from Wendy Sheehan, please contact Wendy on 021 631039.

Please return any unsold tickets to the school office so these can be distributed.

You can pay by cash to the school office or by depositing the money into the Whanau & Friends bank account number: 03-0779-0009817-000. Please make one deposit for each book sold not every ticket and use your child's surname as a reference please. All proceeds will go to Education Outside the Classroom - Bus hire.

If you have tickets that you are unable to sell please send these back to school so that others may sell.

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Whanau & Friends Fundraiser 2022 Calendar Art

Every student has completed a piece of Art Work that can be turned into a Calendar, set of 8 Cards, Diaries, Mouse Mat or a Sketch Pad. If you would like to upload a photo you can also do this. These make wonderful gifts for family and friends. Order forms have been given out by class teachers, additional order forms are available from the school office.
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Waipawa School Term Dates 2022

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

Teacher Only Day: Friday 26 August

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

Calendar Events

  • Week 5: 26 August - TEACHER ONLY DAY
  • Week 6: 31 August - Rippa Rugby Tournament
  • Week 6: 1 September - Yr 8's to Sports Park
  • Week 6: 1 September - Barefoot Sevens Rugby Tournament
  • Week 6: 2 September - Kākano, Rms 1-3 Cross country
  • Week 7: 6 September - Rms 4-12 Cross country
  • Week 7: 9 September Fish & Chip Friday for Kakano to Room 7
  • Week 8: 15 September - CHB Cross Country
  • Week 8: 16 September Fish & Chip Friday for Rooms 8 to 12
  • Week 9: 20 September - School Photos
  • Week 9: 23 September - Switch Gala Day Netball
  • Week 10: 28 September - Ngati Whai Festival
  • Week 10: 30 September - Yr 7 Inspiration Day
  • 30th September: LAST DAY OF TERM 3

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.

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/


Touch registrations will be out in a couple of weeks so if your child wants or is interested in playing watch out for the interest form on Hero.

Rippa Rugby Tournament, Barefoot Sevens Tackle Rugby and Cross Country

Rippa Tournament and Barefoot Sevens Tackle Rugby: Permission slips and requests for parent help notices have all been posted on HERO in the Community Notices section. Please log into your HERO account and read the notice and click on the box. We will send paper notices home shortly to those that have not gone onto HERO

Cross Country: We've had 4 school wide trainings sessions so far. It's been pretty hard to find a dry day or have the field in a strong enough condition to run on. On Friday 2 September we will run our junior (Kākano to Rm 3). We will have an early lunch that day and the first race will kick off at around 2:00pm. More details next week. On Tuesday 6 September we will run our middle and senior (Rm 4 - Rm 12) cross country. The first race is likely to begin at 12:00pm.

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


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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possumsmasher@windowslive.com T: 021 280 2988

Rural Pest Services Ltd is going to carry out possum control in the following areas starting from
1 July 2022 through to the 30 May 2023 on the following Rivers from the boundary fence or stop banks to near the river edges. This has been an ongoing operation in conjunction with the Hawkes Bay Regional Council since 2006.


All toxic material will be dyed green/blue.
Warning signs will be displayed at all access points into the operational area when work is in progress and will remain in place until toxin caution periods have expired.

The following baits and poisons will be put in bait stations on trees and fence posts:

  • Pestoff (Brodifacoum) in cereal pellet

  • Double Tap (Cholecalciferol and Diphacinone) in cereal pellet (to be used in and around DOC areas)

  • Feratox (Potassium Cyanide) in pellets will be added to some of these bait stations in areas where permission has been granted by MOH.

    This will be an ongoing process with the bait stations being refilled every 12 months with the above products.

All baits are poison and are harmful to humans, especially young children. Do not allow children to wander unsupervised into the areas that have baits laid in them. Be vigilant especially if accompanied by young children.

Because of risk of poisoning from baits and carcasses please keep dogs and other animals under control and do not allow them to wander into or near these areas.

Maps of the area can be viewed via this link:


If you require any further information please contact
Operations Manager: Jake Bowcock - 021 280 2988

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Foodscapes * Passing the Knowledge -

Hawke’s Bay 29 - 30th October 2022

A smorgasbord of workshop tasters to encourage and inspire you to take on a different way of living for yourself, your family and your neighbours.

Central Hawke’s Bay is welcoming an exposition festival, Foodscapes, showcasing amazing experts in the field of sustainable growing and preserving, regenerative farming and biodiversity, that will include a wide variety of workshops demonstrations, short documentaries, and an opportunity to engage in the field hands on.

* Register for the full weekend with up to nine workshops, four keynote speakers, and a tour around six local sustainable gardens and regenerative farms. From garden to plate, delectable food will be available throughout the day.

* Watch, listen and get involved with the experts and talented green fingers as they share their vast knowledge in everything from distilling, pickling, sustainable waste management. On the Sunday, be prepared to get your hands dirty as you tour local regenerative farms, lavender gardens, marae to explore ancient traditions, and more interactive hands-on experience.

For full details on each workshop and garden and farm trail, visit

Ticket type: Full Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, includes access to register for 9 workshops on the Saturday, as well as register for 6 Sundays Exploratory Garden and Farm Trails.

Ticket type: Saturday afternoon only includes access to amazing keynote speakers, short films from Happen Films NZ and opportunity to participate in the Foodscapes Art Mural.
There will also be local producers selling their products as well as food and drink options throughout the day.

Our Facebook Page is https://www.facebook.com/FoodScapesCHB/

Our Instagram Page is https://www.instagram.com/foodscapeschb/

Between The Lines Festival for 2022

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