Newsletter - Week 3, Term 2 2023
Kia ora Waitetuna Whaanau,
It was great to see practices for Junior Football and Ki-o-rahi happening between the wet weather. There is some wonderful history/whakapapa around the game of ki-o-rahi. If you haven’t heard of Ki-o-rahi it is a exciting, fast paced, fun traditional Maori ball sport that calls on strategy, and teamwork. It is often referred to as the "game of knowledge". The game is played on a circular field, with a large central area and smaller inner circles and has an ‘ice bridge’. The objective of the game is to score points by carrying or passing a small ball to one or more of the outer ‘flags’ and getting to the centre before having a rippa flag taken, or by firing a ball at a pole located in the centre of the field. The game is fast-paced and requires both physical and strategic skills. In our con-temporary version the rippa rugby tags are used. The students love it and we look forward to our inter school competition in week 9.
Reminder—School Wearable Arts is next Wednesday—17th May at 1pm for our whole school show. Be ready to be entertained.
Surfing lessons—due to the surf conditions our second lesson has been moved to Monday—departing school at 9am.
PTA AGM—On Monday evening we had the AGM. We welcome Robyn Marquand who is our stand in Chair and David Klee as treasurer and Ellen Van de Knapp remains as Secretary. Thanks to Amy Bateman and Hannah Sleeman for their roles. We appreciate you all. The Trail Run future was decided at the PTA meeting after the AGM and with no one coming forward to support the Trail Run going forward the Trail Run 5th anniversary was it’s last hurrah! We absolutely appreciate and say a huge ‘Thank you’ to our Trail Run committee and all of the school and community members that have helped out with this event over the years. We continue to work on new ways to raise funds for the school so please let us know if you have any suggestions.
Road Safety week—this week is road safety week and even though we tell the kids that it is road safety week every week it is important to acknowledge being safe means being seen on the road. Please help our children with this. Ngaa mihi Amanda and staff.
All the Happenings
Surfing lesson no 2—15th May—Year 5-8—from 9am
National Young Leaders Day—Year 7 and 8 students—Tuesday 16th May
School Wearable Arts Show—1pm– Wed 17th May
Pink Shirt Day– 19th May
Junior Football tournament– 19th May—Year 1-4
Outdoor Ed session—RAS—Year 7/8—23 May Board Meeting—23 May
Surfing lesson—no 3—25th May—from 10.30am
Raglan Art to Wear –27th May
King’s birthday—5th June—Public Holiday
Assembly—9th June and Karioi project in 9th June
BOOK WEEK—from Mon 12th June
Board Meeting—20th June
Mud Run—21st June
Pie day—22nd June
Ki-o-rahi tournament—23rd June
Matariki shared kai—29th June
Last day of term 2/International Mud day —30th June
Well done to Levi & Asia Rose for CREATIVITY
Use your imagination to develop ideas
Be creative with your friends socially and in play
Think outside the square to solve problems
Waitetuna Way also goes to all the Mums—You are amazing, look after yourself and treasure your time with your tamariki.
Together we are growing the seeds of success
Na too manaaki, na tooku manaaki, ka puawai mai nga kaakano