Waipawa School

Term 3, Week 10, 28th September 2022

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Kia ora koutou,

We're nearly at the end of the wettest Term I have ever experienced at a school - it would be nice to end the Term with a run of fine sunny days but I'm not sure we will.

Term 3 has been a busy Term. It's been great that all the traditional events have taken place and we are so appreciative for the Whānau support with these. Our staff have also done an amazing job organising and attending these many events. The events continue with the Ngāti Whai festival taking place in Waipukurau today. Our Ngāti Whai group have been working hard and Mr Burne, Matua Hayden and Matua Hunia have done an awesome job preparing them for their performance today. They sound amazing and I'm sure they will put in a performance to be extremely proud of.

I know the school breaks can be a stressful time for families; juggling work and looking after your children. I hope the next two weeks go well for everyone. We're looking forward to Term 4 and all that the final term of a year brings.

Ngā mihi nui,

Paul Jamieson


This week we welcome Macie to Kakano

LOOK What we have been up to ...

Room 11's Essential Oils and Planters from old pallets

Best of Luck Diana!

Diana Neemia from Room 9 is off to Argentina to compete in sparring and patterns for a Taekwon-Do competition during the holidays. Diana has been doing Taekwon-Do since she was five years old. She is now a red belt and has been training for two hours every night of the week in preparation for her upcoming challenge. We are so proud of her efforts and can’t wait to see and hear about all the success she has. Best of luck Diana!

Senior Cross Country

Congratulations to everyone who participated in our Rm 4 - Rm 12 Cross Country, at Coronation Park, on Tuesday 6 September. We were so lucky with the weather, especially considering how cold it was the day before.

9 and under girls

1st Isla Singer

2nd Tiwaiwaka Mitchell

3rd Scarlett Little

9 and under boys

1st Dylan Smith

2nd= Archie Camden

2nd= Heath Wemyss

10-11 girls
1st Sam Mooney

2nd Kortez Hema-Jackson

3rd Sophie Barnes

10-11 boys

1st Lockie Singer

2nd Nation Walker

3rd Harry Kittow

12+ girls
1st Payton Tautau
2nd Ashla Holt

3rd Skye Perceval

12+ boys

1st William Foster

2nd Ben Elworthy

3rd Linkin Hart

Overall House Results - this includes our pre-race training, and the junior and senior events.

1st - Elliott

2nd - Ward

3rd - Upham

4th - Ngarimu

Inter-school Cross country

This year we sent a team of 34 runners to the CHB Inter-school cross country, held out at Flemington. This was held across two days due to a massive hailstorm on our first attempt. The runners all performed to the best of their abilities. Congratulations to the following students who placed in the top 10 in their age group:


Dylan Smith - 1st

Isla Singer - 7th


Lockie Singer - 4th

Harry Kittow - 8th

Luke Moore 10th

Sam Mooney - 10th


William Foster - 2nd

Lachie Butler - 4th

Ben Elworthy - 5th

Euan Cruise - 6th

Jade Moore - 8th

Payton Tautau - 10th

As a result of our great team effort, Waipawa school won the 2022 event. Excellent mahi.

A small group of students also attended the Hawkes Bay Primary Schools Cross Country Champs on Tuesday. A huge congratulations to Dylan Smith who finish 1st in a field of 70+ students, and to Sam Mooney who placed 5th. It was a great challenge for our students to compete against strong runners, many of whom compete in Harrier events.

CHB Inter-school Speeches

Speeches have been a focus of our Yr5-8 classes for the last 4 weeks. 9 students from Rms10-12 fought it out for the top two spots in order to represent our school at the Rotary Speech competition. Congratulations to Connor Ching (speaking on gender diversity) and Payton Tautau (speaking on Ornithophobia) for their poise and delivery. They did themselves, and our school, proud.
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Ngāti Whai

Our Yr5-8 Te Ao Māori group has been practising hard over the last term in preparation for today's Ngāti Wahi performance. The group worked really hard together, and their performance was polished. A huge thanks to Pete Burne, Matua Hayden and Matua Hunia for their amazing support and leadership in the lead-up to the performance.


This week we wish Happy Birthday to the following students who have a Birthday this week or during the school holidays. Happy Birthday to:-
Macie, Jordan W, Harper, Lockie S, Lukas McN, Maia, Aaron, Amelia-Rose, Briara, Alicia and Leah T.

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

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Parents of Miniball players have already been invoiced their fees and Touch Players will receive their invoices very soon. These fees are cheaper this season due to the Whanau & Friends subsidising each players' fees. Thank you Whanau & Friends

WPS - Enrolment Zone Ballot

The Waipawa Primary School Board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their sons and daughters at Waipawa Primary School for 2023. Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office or can be found on the school website.

The deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is Thursday 20 October 2022.

Whanau of students who live within the home zone should also apply by this date to assist the school to plan appropriately for the next year.

The Board has determined that five (5) places are likely to be available for out-of-zone students next year. These places are all at the New Entrant / Year 1 level of the school. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone.

If the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available students will be selected by ballot.
If a ballot is required it will be held on Wednesday 26 October 2022.

Whanau will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Waipawa Primary School Board

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.

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Mystery Break Raffle

The winners of the Mystery Break Raffle were drawn last week at the PTA meeting in front of 8 members.

The winners are as follows:

1st Prize: Kath Ritchie

2nd Prize: Stephen Wairoa

Congratulations to our winners and a huge thank you to all of those who sold and bought the tickets - amazing effort. Funds made from the Pie Fundraising and Mystery Raffle will be in our next Whanau & Friends Newsletter next term.

Top Town & Twilight Gala Friday 25th November 2022

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Calendar Events

  • Week 10: 28 September - Ngati Whai Festival
  • Week 10: 30 September - Yr 7 Inspiration Day
  • 30th September: LAST DAY OF TERM 3

    TERM 4
  • Week 1 17th October first day Term 4
  • Week 1 20th October W&F Discos at CHB Municipal Theatre - Out of this World
  • Week 1 Out of Zone Ballot closes
  • Week 1 21st October HB Anniversary Day
  • Week 2 24th October Labour Day
  • Week 3 3rd Nov HPV 2nd Dose Year 8's
  • Week 4 10th Nov Road Patrol Training
  • Week 4 9th Nov Athletics for Kākano, Rm 1, Rm 2, Rm 3
  • Week 4 11th Nov Athletics for Rm 4 - Rm 12
  • Week 5 18th Nov Teacher Only Day
  • Week 6 22nd Nov CHB Athletics
  • Week 6 25th Nov Night Gala
  • Week 7 30th Nov Road Patroller Splash Planet treat
  • Week 7 1st Dec Y8 to Sports Park Hastings
  • Week 9 12th Dec Y9 Fun Day at Ranui Farm
  • Week 9 14th Dec Last day of School - Finish at 1:00pm


  • Week 1 30th January - First Day of School
  • Week 1 3rd February - Teacher / Whanau Meetings throughout the day - No school today

Waipawa School Term Dates 2022

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

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

School Uniform

We have plenty of school uniform in stock and will be sending off another order this week. Uniform prices haven't changed they are $25.00 for polo shirts in all sizes and $35.00 for Polar Fleeces in sizes 4 to 14 and $40 for Sm, M & L. A reminder that invoices for uniform are due on the date of purchase.

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.

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

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/

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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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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Course run by, Quality Coaching Services Ideal for ALL skill levels!!!
Great for Beginners/Inexperienced to elite players aged 7 to 14 yrs Wed 12th, Thurs 13th and Fri 14th Oct 2022. Course Fee is $120 per player
Technical coaching from experienced Coaches including Central Districts, & HB Rep players
relaxed, fun but challenging environment. Great Indoor and Outdoor Hockey facilities
Individual development and feedback
Ability to accommodate all different skill levels
Daily competitions, tournaments, prizes and certificates!!!
Registration forms are available from the school office.

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