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Newsletter - Week 6, Term 4 2023



Principal’s Update


Kia ora Waitetuna Whaanau, we have enjoyed a special week, even with the postponement of our visit to Aramiro Paa on Wednesday. Rob Hamill came to school last Friday and spoke to the Middle and Senior Room. He had some amazing messages after winning the inaugural Atlantic Rowing Race with Phil Stubbs in 1997. Thanks for coming to see us Rob.

Diwali celebration—it was great to come together for a whole school shared lunch on Monday and enjoy a range of new Indian treats as part of our Celebrations term 4 focus. Reuben the road safety bear—it is always important to have Reuben back sharing some important road safety messages— these include watch out for sneaky driveways, and children need to sit in the backseat until they are 12 years old as they have soft bones and the front seat airbags break bones.

Stones for our water feature—in consultation with our hapuu we are wanting to put a small water feature at the front of school under the mural out the front. If you have access to a range of stones ( up to 10cm by 10cm) and could bring some to school to contribute to the making of our water feature, that would be tremendous.

Ngaa mihi Amanda


All The Happenings

  • Inter school athletics—Thurs 23rd Nov (not Fri)

  • Rippa Rugby Friday the 24th of Nov

  • School Disco—Thurs 30th Nov—5.30-7pm

  • Lawn bowls—practise—27th Nov—lunch onwards—opt in tournament—year 6-8—1st Dec

  • Board Meeting—5th Dec– 5.30pm

  • Junior Room trip—11th Dec

  • Final assembly 13th Dec– from 6pm

  • Reports home—Thurs 14th Dec

  • Last day of the year—Monday 18th Dec - reminder school finishes at midday.

Raffle 2024 - Calling for PRIZES!


In term 1 of the new year school will be running a Raffle again as one of our fundraisers. The PTA is now looking for prizes so we can put some amazing packages together soon. If you, your business or anyone you know is interested in donating an appealing prize, big or small, we'd love to hear from you. Please email pta@waitetuna.school.nz. Next PTA Meeting 27th November—7pm


Waitetuna Way


Well done to Xander C Friendship (Aroha) Actively listening and responding to others ideas Supporting each other in learning and play Work collaboratively in a team Encourage others with positive words Be kind to others



Together we are growing the seeds of success Na too manaaki, na tooku manaaki, ka puawai mai nga kaakano

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