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Newsletter - Week 4, Term 4

Kia ora Waitetuna whanau, It has certainly been another productive and busy week at Waitetuna school. Here is just a selection of the happenings - cricket session with Northern Districts Cricket, the year 8’s having an absolute blast down at Hillary Outdoors with the year 8’s from Pirongia School, more digital technology learning with Jan-Marie Kellow for staff and students and the junior students having had a great time this morning at the Tabloids sports day at Te Uku School.

The countdown continues with only 2 weeks until the Waitetuna trail run. This will be held on the 21st November - we need help please. This is our one big fundraising event for the year and as the saying goes - ‘Many hands make light work’. Please can you let Lizzie Browne know if you are available to help - even if it is just a small job - it all counts to making sure this event can go ahead and is run smoothly.

Calendar art - due today please.

Double garage - we are still waiting on building consent from the District council hence the delay unfortunately in getting this underway. We are putting pressure on the council to get this completed so this can hopefully still go ahead before Christmas.

Melissa from Project Energize did her last session with the classes supporting their Athletics training. Project Energize is sadly being disbanded at the end of this month and there are new opportunities for schools to apply for funding for physical education support. We pride ourselves in providing excellent opportunities for students across all sporting codes and after coming from a larger school, I can confirm this is certainly happening and students get the same opportunities.

Senior students practising high jump technique and discus technique with Melissa.

Working bee - On the 14th November we are going to spend the morning at school doing some much needed jobs that will also save the school a lot of money. This may include removing the old bus shed and other wood we don’t need, and making a larger sandpit in front of the junior room. If you can lend a hand for a couple of hours the board, staff and students would be greatly appreciative.

A reminder - If your child is an asthma sufferer it is important that we have an up-to-date action plan for them. Please discuss this with your child’s teacher. It is also important that you let us know if your child’s medical needs have changed.

The Ministry of Education asked us to continue to ensure that our school community’s contact details are up-to-date. If your contact details have changed can you please let us know.


  • 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

  • Logging truck visiting - 9.15am - Thurs 26 November

  • School disco - Thurs 26 November

  • Netball exchange with Te Uku - re-match from last term - 27 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


  • 13 November (Week 5)

  • 27 November (Week 7)

  • 4th December (Week 8)

Kia Ora, 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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