Issue: Term 2 – Week 7 13.06.2024

Tena Koutou Katoa

Congratulations to these children who received "WOW" awards for the last two weeks.
Week 6 - Nate Hurinui - Leadership in Kapahaka
Week 7 - Isaac Northover - Basketball skills and a positive attitude to school.

School Assessments and Reports
Teachers will be gathering assessments over the next few weeks. Reports will be sent out via the Hero App in Week 10. You will receive a reading, writing and maths graph and comments plus a general comment. Other curriculum areas will now be reported on throughout the year. Interviews will be held in early Term 3.

Wheels Day - We have now finished wheels day until Term 4. The weather is now too frosty for riding bikes at school.

Classroom Sharing - Kanuka Class

The Year 4-8 children enjoyed Canterbury RAMS player Taki Fahrensohn teaching them some basketball skills.

Classroom Sharing - Tarata Class

The Tarata children read the story "Grumpy Monkey Up All Night" and drew the activities the monkeys got up to while they were on a sleepover. Joshua's is below - I really like his cheeky monkeys.

Cross Country News

We were so proud of all our children for their effort and behaviour at the recent Small Schools' Cross Country. Not everyone came 1st 2nd or 3rd but everyone gave it their best! Thank you to all the parents who provided transport. Without your support we would not be able to participate in these events.

Congratulations to:

Kash Huinui - 1st Year 2 Boy Josh Trethowen - 2nd Year 3 Boy
Troy Laing - 4th Year 3 Boy Helena Laing - 1st Year 4 Girl
Tanisha Sagpatan - 2nd Year 4 Girl Nate Hurinui - 1st Year 4 Boy
Loki Harmon - 5th Year 4 Boy Sophie Barton - 2nd Year 5 Girl
Kyla Trethowen - 1st Year 6 Girl Marco Simonetta - 5th Year 6 Boy
Amiera Harmon - 6th Year 7 Girl Noah Trethowen - 2nd Year 8 Boy

Year 4 -8 children from above now qualify for the Kowai Cross Country on Tuesday 18th pp 20th 12:30 pm races start (Same course in Broomfield)
The Year 4 Boys Get Off to a Good Start.

PTA Update

Thank you to the PTA who paid for our school trip to Ferrymead. What an awesome team!

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. The questions were emailed out to parents to consider before the meetings.
Thank you.

School Docs

We currently use school docs for our school’s personalized policies and procedures. You can view these by visiting waipara.schooldocs.co.nz
User name: Waipara
Password: stars
Parents can review policies by logging in and going to the current review button. This Term’s policies up for review are:
Employer Responsibility Policy
Appointments Procedure
Equal Employment Opportunities
Teacher relief Cover
Safety Checking
Police Vetting
Classroom Release Time

School Calendar 2024

Term 2 June
14th - Playhouse Theatre Omihi **
17th - Strategic Planning Meetings 3:15 pm and 7pm.
18th - Kowai Cross Country pp 20th 12:30 start
26th - Canterbury Cross Country
27th - BOT Meeting
27th - Matariki Breakfast, Le Amuri School Leadership Day Years 7/8
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.

Community News

Address: 2 Loffhagen Drive,
PO Box 11 Waipara 7447
Phone: 03 3146814
Principal: Yvonne Blair
BOT Chair: Deb Curtis
Website: Waipara.school.nz