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Newsletter - Week 1, Term 4



Kia ora Waitetuna whanau,

Welcome back to an action packed term 4.

Ag day fun - well done to all the students who had calves and lambs this year. Ag day is always a special event. I had lots of comments from the community about how neat it is that our Ag day continues. Thank you to the PTA and Greenlea meats for their contribution to the day and all the parents who supported their children with having a calf or lamb.


Pink shirt day - accepting differences and treating people well is what this day is all about. The kids went all out.


Junior Playground upgrade - it is exciting to see the students playing on this. Thanks to our PTA and Meridian for the funds to make this happen.

Kapahaka Tutor - we welcome Merehia Williams- who will be doing Kapahaka work with the staff and students. She will also be extending our Te Reo Maori knowledge after lunch, working in each class with the students and staff.

Thanks to Greenlea meats for their yummy steaks on Ag day.


Gibbs Farm Sculpture farm - reminder The middle room and senior room are heading to the Gibbs farm sculpture park in the Kaipara harbour on the 22nd October. Ali managed to secure us tickets and we are transporting the majority of the students in a bus. We wanted to make you aware that the transport cost is $40 for this trip. A notice will be going on the first day next term but we wanted to let you know about the cost early. Adult tickets are extremely limited and all adults will be on the bus. Adults will be required to supervise a group of students.

Key dates for term 4 - these are also on the Google calendar on our school website Project

  • Energize - working with the classes on their athletics skills

  • Gibbs Farm trip - 22 October

  • Group day - Te Uku School - 23 October

  • Labour day - Mon 26 October - School closed

  • Waikato Show - Thurs 29 October

  • Year 8’s at Hillary Outdoors - week 4

  • Tabloid sports day - Year 1-2 - Fri 6 November

  • Logging truck visiting - 9.15am - Mon 9 November

  • ASB Financial Literacy - 10 November

  • BOT Meeting - Tues 10 November - 5.30pm

  • Junior Trip - Waitakaruru Arboretum - Wed 11 November In class - Read the beach - safety sessions - Fri 13 November

  • Surf lifesaving day - Raglan - whole school - Tues 17 November

  • Cricket festival - Fri 20 November

  • School photos - Fri 20 November

  • Wind farm trail run - Sat 21 November

  • Dog safety talk - Mon 23 November

  • School athletics - Tues 24 November

  • School disco - Thurs 26 November

  • Inter-school athletics day - Mon 30 November

  • Matua X in - Enviro education - 7, 8, 9th December

  • End of Year prize-giving - 5.30pm - Monday 14th December

  • Last day - 16 December - finish at 2pm

Term Dates for 2021 Term 1- starts Tuesday 9th February and finishes on Friday 16th April Easter is during term 1 - Good Friday 2nd April, Easter Monday, Easter Tuesday(holiday) - 5th/6th April Anzac day - 25th April in the school holidays Term 2- starts Monday 3rd May - finishes Friday 9th July Queen’s birthday - 7th June TOD during Term 2 - TBC Term 3- starts Monday 26th July - finishes Friday 1st October TOD during Term 3 - TBC Term 4- starts Monday 18th October - finishes Friday 17th December


Hats Children will need to wear full-brimmed hats for term 4 2020 and term 1 2021: We have Waitetuna School hats for purchase at the office at $16 each.


Waitetuna Way awards this week go to - Layla and Senna for Friendship, encouraging others with positive words.


Elections information Waitetuna School is a voting venue. The school site will be open for - Election Day Voting TOMORROW: Saturday 17 October. Voting will open in the multi-purpose room at our school at 9:00am and close at 7:00pm.


COVID We are very grateful to be back in level 1.


We have an action packed term 4 being planned and will be squeezing assemblies in as follows - You are welcome on site for these - 23 October (Week 2) 30 October (Week 3) 13 November (Week 5) 27 November (Week 7) 4th December (Week 8)


Under level 1 we are continuing to maintain these measures -

  • Good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette

  • Making sure all children have a drink bottle as our drinking fountains are closed

  • Staying away if sick

  • Keeping the appropriate physical distance from others

  • Cleaning and disinfecting our high touch surfaces daily

  • Using the QR code posters at our entrances and making sure all of our community, that can do, download the NZ COVID Tracer App and use it if they come onsite.

  • Please otherwise sign a visitor register for anyone who cannot use the app and for any other visitors who come onsite for a period of time.

  • Face masks are optional

Āraia te kino and protect yourself, your whānau and your whakapapa.

Kia Kaha,

Amanda Nasilasila



Together we are growing the seeds of success Na tō manaaki, na tōku manaaki, ka puāwai mai nga kākano

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