Waipipi School 2022

Term 4: Monday 5th December

Our vision: Waipipi Students are successful learners, who communicate

confidently, and interact positively with others.

Skate Disco Lunch

Due to the production and prize-giving hall seating- this week's disco has been postponed until next Tuesday.

Thank you to all the students who have made this such a fun and rewarding experience. Next year, we will look at two lunchtimes a week.

Year 4-5 Trip to Awhitu Regional Park. A quick summary of the day written by Maddy Guthrie

On Friday 2nd December, the years 4 and 5 children went to the Awhitu Regional Park. When we arrived, we met in our groups and Ranger John was there to take us on a historical tour.


We had to spray the bottom of our shoes to protect the trees in the park. We walked to the cottage and the homestead where the Brook Family first lived. We got to go inside and pretend to be the Brook Family members.


We fed eels cooked sausage meat. It was fun to see them jump out of the water and eat the sausages.


Miss Jennings and Mr Miles set up the slip and slide and we spent at least 30 mins flying down the slide.


We ate bbq hot dogs and then we got some free time to play and explore the beach.


Wow, what a great day!

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PTA's quiet space for students

Thank you's and appreciation to:

The PTA and helpers for all their hard work to get this space created. (Clearing the site was a big job!) and for putting bark down.

Extra thanks to:

Mark and Clint for collecting and delivering power poles

Fergus Brown for donating the power poles

Place Makers for donating $1000 of materials

Logan Henwood for building the structure

Craig Good for donating labour when concreting the area

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Waipipi School Production

This year's school production is this Thursday 8th December.

Due to limited seating capacity, we would appreciate some people choosing to come to the matinee at 10am.

The evening performance is at 6:30pm.


The show is approximately 90 mins long.

Waipipi School Prize-giving

Monday 12th December.

Start 6:30pm


Families of prize winners will be notified today. An envelope will come home addressed to parents.

Year 8 End of Year Events

Tuesday 6th December Year 8 Dance


Wednesday 7th - Wednesday 14th December, Year 8 students may wear mufti to school each day.

Wednesday 7th December Morning tea with Mrs Brown


Monday 12th December Year 8 students wear their formal outfits to the school prize-giving

Tuesday 13th December Year 8 Assembly 1:15pm followed by the Guard of Honour 2:15pm

End of Year Festive Season Theme Day - Monday 12th December

Let's celebrate the end-of-year and the festive season by dressing up with Christmas cheer and be sparkly.

2023 Class Structure

Next week, students receive their report card in an envelope on Tuesday. In this envelope, there will also be a form that indicates your child's teacher and classroom for 2023.


Mrs Rachel Johnson NE/Y1 / 2 in Room 3

Mr Colin Cochrane Year 2 in Room 9

Mr Chris Milne Year 3 in Room 1

Mr Travis Miles Year 3 / 4 in Room 7

Miss Tarshia Jennings Year 5 / 6 in Room 5

Ms Kirsti Koopmans Year 6/7 + release teacher. TBC in Room 4

Mrs Michelle Brown and Mrs Emma Heaford Year 7 / 8 in Room 8


Term 1: students will be learning about endangered and extinct species both worldwide and in New Zealand. All classes will be visiting the zoo to support learning happening around this topic.


In Term 1 we also have a talent quest.


Early in the year, we will also be searching for students (who would like to be individual or in a group) who'd like to be a performer for our circus in Term 4. If your children have any talents that may be suitable for a circus act, please let Mrs Brown know. (Extra flexible, gymnastics, dance, juggling, uni-cycle, trampoline, strength etc)

Waipipi School Certificates

Recipients of the Key Competency Certificate "Managing Self" last week were:

Room 1 Māhina Tansey

Room 3 Kingsley Ulfsby

Room 4 Dean Hussein

Room 5 Derrick Chong

Room 7 Chloe Teague

Room 8 Harper Latuselu

Room 9 Ava Oliver


Recipients of the Waipipi Value Certificate "Confidence" last week were:


Room 1 Kailee McCoy

Room 3 Ryder Chevis

Room 4 Stella Campbell

Room 5 Bryn Mair

Room 7 Coel Mair

Room 8 Ibrahim Hussein

Room 9 Elijah Robinson

Term 4 Reminders:

As per the school's sun safety policy, school hats must be worn when outside in Term 4. Please find these and have them on this week. If you do not have your hat, you will be required to sit in a designated shade area.

Term Four Dates

Basketball Skills for all classes

Tuesday 6th December


Year 8 Dance

Tuesday 6th December


Waipipi School Production

Thursday 8th December


Senior School (Years 4-8) Wheels Day

Friday 9th December


Festive Season Dress Up Theme Day

Monday 12th December


Waipipi Prize-giving

Monday 12th December


Year 8: Morning Tea, Final Assembly and Guard of Honour

Tuesday 13th December


Last Day of Term 4

Wednesday 14th December

2023 Dates

School Year Begins

Wednesday 1st February

Waitangi Day

Monday 6th February

Last Day of Term 1

Thursday 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)