Waipawa School

Term 2, Week 7, 15th June 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

This roller coaster of a year continues. After a rough two weeks with our attendance, this week has been amazing - only 10% of our roll have been absent.

That's pretty unusual for this time of any year especially considering the illnesses surrounding us. The Ministry of Education has just released its attendance strategy to turn attendance rates around. I'm not sure about the timing, however, I imagine more responsibility will be put on schools to ensure all children's attendance sits around the 90% mark! When details finally emerge I'll share more with you.

Unfortunately, today is our worst day for teacher attendance - we have 5 away with illness. However, despite this, we have a plan for the day and we'll see how it goes!!

Matariki Celebrations next week. In 2021 we started our week of Matariki activities and we're really looking forward to building and improving on what we did last year. It's a great opportunity for us to do things differently for a part of the week and have children work with different groups and different staff on a wide range of fun and interesting activities related to Matariki.

Ngā mihi nui,

Paul Jamieson


We welcome the following new students to our school:- Xavier, Ataahua, Edith, Layah, Evie, Heath, Zack, Lucas, Mollie, Daniel, Ritchie, Diana and their families to Waipawa School.


If you are collecting your children during the school day for Dental, Doctor appointments etc please come to the school office and sign them out on the Vistab. The reason is, in the event of an evacuation or lockdown, we need to know where everyone is, please.

Digital Technology in class

Two of the Year 7/8 classes have been extending their learning around early migration to New Zealand by showing this through code. The classes have used both the Scratch and Sphero programmes to move their boats as they navigate the Pacific.

Room 10 has also been exploring Gamefroot through the Get into Gaming programme. They are currently designing games about our local area.



HB Netball draw: https://www.hawkesbaynetball.co.nz/centralmeff

HB Miniball draw https://websites.mygameday.app/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-3990-0-0-0&a=COMPS

Please make sure you check regularly as the draws can change at short notice.

I will put Sports draws up on the noticeboard at the school gate by lunchtime each Thursday.

Some action shots from last week's Netball

Year 8s visit to the HBCFCT - Sports Park

We are lucky to be welcomed to the Hastings Sports Park each term for sessions based around leadership, communication and perseverance. This terms focus was on Team work. It was great to see our seniors working hard together to solve problems, think of what makes a great leader, and that they could see these qualities in themselves.

The completed tasks such as electric hands, tunnel run and a 15-step handshake that they had to memorise and show during the day.

Thanks to Whānau and Friends for making trips such as these possible for our tamariki.

Whānau & Friends (PTA)

Whānau & Friends thank you for your support by selling First Aid Kits. Please make one internet banking deposit for each page of orders. Use your family name as a reference to make matching orders and payments easier. The correct bank account number is 03-0779-0009817-000.
Please return your completed orders to the school by NEXT MONDAY 20th June 2022.

Whānau & Friends June Newsletter was posted on HERO yesterday. If you would like a hard copy there is some hard copies in the school office.

The next fundraiser will be selling Yummy Pies.

Whānau & Friends next meeting is on Tuesday 21st June at 7.00pm at Skinny Mulligans, all welcome.


Apologies, last week due to illness we were unable to hold Breakfast Club on Thursday, we have now however had some more volunteers for backups. Thank you to Rachel and Kerry for stepping in when able.

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CHB College 2023 Enrolments

CHB College are 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.)

Our website has the ability for Parents/Caregivers to complete an online enrolment. Once they have completed their online enrolment, they will be contacted by the College to book their enrolment appointment and complete their enrolment.

Please find link to our website below:


Money owed to school

Thanks you to all the parents and caregivers that have paid their sports fees, uniform and technology fees accounts.
Accounts for Uniform purchases are due at the time of purchase.

Technology Fees are charged per Term. These fees are $15.00 per student per Term. Term 1 fees are now overdue. Term 2 Technology fees accounts were sent out yesterday.

If you would like to setup a weekly/fortnightly payment scheme to school please make contact with Sue in the office.

Calendar Events

  • Fish & Chip Friday Rooms:- 8 to 12 (Week 7)
  • Scholastic Bookclub closes 17th June (Week 7)
  • Room 10 and 12 trip to MTG - Monday 20 June (Week 8)
  • Room 3 and Kākano trip to Te Mata Peak - Monday 20 June (Week 8)
  • Room 11 trip to MTG - Thursday 23 June (Week 8)
  • Matariki Celebrations Friday 24th June (Week 8)
  • Ki-o-rahi Tournament Yr 5-8 - Wednesday 28 June (Week 9)
  • Room 4, 5, 6 Cycle Ride to Waipukurau - Wednesday 29 June (Week 9)
  • Last Day term 2 Friday 8th July


This week we wish Happy Birthday to the following students:
Ruby Martin, Victor, Colton, Nathan, Urijah, Lily-Grace, Max, Holly D, Hugo, Savanna C and Nikora.

Please come and get your Birthday Juicy on Friday at lunchtime.

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.

Waipawa School Term Dates 2022

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

Public Holidays: Queen's Birthday 6th June, Matariki 24th June

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

Term 4: Monday 17 October to Friday 16th December

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

Teacher Only Days:
Term 3: Friday 26 August
Term 4: Friday 18 November

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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Matariki Games Night at the Faraday Museum

To celebrate our first Matariki public holiday, we are opening the museum up at night for a “Matariki Games Night”.

· Have a blast at the museum with your friends and family

· Beat your opponents while playing games from the past

· Hunt for clues while exploring our museum doing our Matariki scavenger Hunt

· Sign up to our newsletter on the night and go into the draw to win a cool prize

· Buy snacks and treats in our cool Museum store

Date: Friday, 24 June, 2022 (Matariki public holiday) from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Venue: Faraday Museum of Technology, 2b Faraday Street, Napier

Admission: $10 per adult / $5 per child

View on map https://goo.gl/maps/HRKssMSKQzhUy6tq5

Enquiry: 06 835 2338 / info@faradaycentre.org.nz

We look forward to you spending a night at the Museum.

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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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