Waipipi School 2022

Term 1: Monday 2nd May

Our vision: Waipipi Students are successful learners, who communicate

confidently, and interact positively with others.

School Assemblies this term!

Friday 13th May 1:45pm in the SMILE Room. All parents are welcome. Please wear a mask.


Friday 10th June 1:45pm in the SMILE Room. All parents are welcome. Please wear a mask.


Friday 8th July 1:45pm in the SMILE Room. All parents are welcome. Please wear a mask.

Term Two Dates (Some sports dates will be added once events are confirmed)

Term 2 begins Monday 2nd May


Year 7-8 Technology

Friday 6th May


"Wheels Theme Day" Please read the rules at the bottom of the newsletter! + School Assembly at 1:45pm

Friday 13th May


Board of Trustees meeting in the staffroom or by zoom at 7pm

Tuesday 10th May


Year 7-8 Technology + Pink Shirt Mufti Day (Gold Coin Donation)

Friday 20th May


Franklin Football Zone Days- to be confirmed

Last week of May/.First week of June


Board of Trustees meeting in the staffroom or by zoom at 7pm

Tuesday 31st May


Year 7-8 Technology

Friday 3rd June


PARENT INTERVIEWS

Thursday 9th June


School Assembly

Friday 10th June at 1:45pm


Queen's Birthday (Public Holiday)

Monday 6th June- no school


School Disco- 6-8pm $2 entry fee. Theme: Mad Scientist

Wednesday 22nd June


School Speech Finals

Monday 20th June at 12:30pm


Matariki Day (Public Holiday)

Friday 24th June- no school


Board of Trustees meeting in the staffroom or by zoom at 7pm

Tuesday 28th June


Waiuku Rotary Speech Competition

Wednesday 29th June


End of Term 2+ School Assembly at 1:45pm

Friday 8th July


Beginning of Term 3

Monday 25th July

This Term's Topics

The whole school is working with the NZ Police on "Keeping Ourselves Safe". Information was shared last term about this topic. Please click on the link below if you wish to re-familiarise yourself with this programme.


We are also working with children to develop their Conflict Resolution Skills. We are looking for some parents who would like to work with staff to give feedback on a resource we have created to support parents when children come home upset about another child. Please contact Michelle (principal@waipipi.school.nz) if you'd like to help us trial this resource.


As well as the health topics, we are focussing on Science Investigations and will predominantly be working within the Material World strand of the NZ Curriculum. To support this learning, Room 5 students are also working within the Rocket Challenge.


Mid-year testing begins next week. We will be using this data to inform you as to how your child is progressing. Parent interviews are in week 6 this term (Room 5 interviews may be with Mrs Brown and Mrs Jennings discussing the students data) and a mid-year report will come home at the end of term.

Covid-19 Reminders

As stated at the end of last term, we are in the Orange Traffic Light Setting.


At Orange, face masks are no longer required at school. However public health advice is that masks continue to be strongly encouraged when indoors. Wearing a mask is a key health measure that slows the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings. For that reason, we ask that visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds.


We also ask that your child (if they are Year 4+) continues to bring a mask to school every day. There may be times that we’ll ask them to wear a mask, too – for example, when we are having an assembly in the hall. If there are a high number of cases at school or in the community, we may ask that masks are worn in classrooms for a time.


At Orange, students aged 12 and above are still required to wear a face mask on school or public transport.


We will continue to keep all the other health measures in place at school that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing whenever we can and, most importantly, staying home if we are sick.

Wheels Day Rules for next Friday.

No e-scooters or e-bikes please

OPTIONAL THEME DAY

NORMAL UNIFORM WORN

1. A reminder that no wheels are allowed on the school bus. (Unless they can fit in the school bag easily) If your child wishes to participate, any wheels will need to be dropped off at school.

2. Safety equipment must be worn:

a) Cycles: a cycle helmet must be worn.

b) Scooters: a cycle helmet to be worn and any knee or elbow pads as desired.

c) Skates or roller blades: a cycle helmet to be worn and any knee or elbow pads as desired.

d) Remote controlled cars: please do not bring precious or expensive items to play with.

3. Storage:

Wheels to be stored outside the SMILE room on the concrete.

Remote controlled items to be kept in the classroom

4. Times and designated areas for use:

Students have access to their wheels in all break times.

Cycles: Field only

Scooters and skates: Allowed on concrete areas.

Exceptions: Not allowed on new entrance path or steep path

Not allowed on bus entrance path

Remote controlled cars: Outside SMILE room.

Piano/Keyboard Lessons

Some sessions are available. Please contact Gillian Salter.

thesalters252@gmail.com