Issue: Term 2 – Week 5 | 30.05.2024

Tena Koutou Katoa

Congratulations to these children who received "WOW" awards for the alst two weeks.
Week 4 - Noah - For fabulous writing
Week 5 - Archer - For amazing handwriting and reading

Congratulations to the following children who received classroom certificates at our mid term assembly.
Tarata Room
Lucah : Trying hard to add flicks to his handwriting
Josh: Neat tidy handwriting
Charlie: Great handwriting
Gus: Neat handwriting
Kanuka Room
Nate: Focus in guided reading
Sophie: Using her math strategies to solve math problems
Mielah: Leadership in Kapa haka
Arslan: Enthusiasm in cross country running

PTA Update

We now have a new chair person Grant Cooper (Benson's Dad ). Grant has taken over the reins, so welcome Grant .The minutes of the AGM and general meeting are pinned up on the notice board just inside the entrance to the school. Lots of ideas floated around at our meeting .Thanks to those that came to our meeting and those that put in apologies. Remember every parent is a member of the PTA and every child benefits from our fund raising .
Kind regards
Deb Dellaway

Canterbury Museum

Both classes had two workshops at school provided by Canterbury Museum. The children learned how the Maori navigated to NZ and also how the early settlers fared on their travels to NZ aboard the Charlotte Jane.

RAMS Basketball

These lucky children have put there names down to attend the Canterbury Rams game on June 22nd. Nate, Kash, Gus, William, Marco, Lucah and Isaac. Thanks to Kirsty and James who have volunteered to take them. You will have so much fun!
We also have Lachie Olbrich coming to our school on June 6th at 2pm to share some basketball skills with the children.

From The Board

We are reviewing our Strategic Plan and would like to get your voice so that the plan is calloborative and achieves success. We will be reviewing our vision (Direction) our values (school values) and building a graduate profile.
Your input is essential in shaping the future direction of our school. We will be holding two meetings on Monday June 17th. One at 3:15 pm and one at 7pm. Prior to this we will send out some questions for you to look at and think about.
Thank you.


School Calendar 2024


Term 2 May
31st - TOD School CLOSED
June 3rd - Kings Birthday School CLOSED
11th - Small Schools Cross Country pp 13th **
14th - Playhouse Theatre Omihi **
15th - PTA Meeting 7pm – ALL WELCOME
17th - Strategic Planning Meetings 3:15 pm and 7pm.
18th - Kowai Cross Country pp 20th 4pm
26th - Canterbury Cross Country
27th - BOT Meeting
27th - Matariki Breakfast
28th - Matariki Public Holiday School CLOSED
July 2nd - Preschool morning
3rd - Celebration of Leaning 2:15
4th - House Reward
5th - EOT
**These dates require parent assistance with transport and supervision. Please mark them on your calendar and assist where possible.
Address: 2 Loffhagen Drive,
PO Box 11 Waipara 7447
Phone: 03 3146814
Principal: Yvonne Blair
BOT Chair: Deb Curtis
Website: Waipara.school.nz