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Newsletter - Week 8, Term 1 2023



Principal’s Update


Kia ora Waitetuna Whaanau, it has been an eventful week. Inter school swimming event—our Inter school swimming team did themselves proud on Monday. It was a pleasure to take the team and thanks to the parents who helped out. A wonderful example of all of the Waitetuna Way values in action. Tryathlon

The build up to the Tryathlon with the bikes wasn’t as long as we have had in the past but children have been training round the school grounds and in the pool and what a great event. Everyone aiming to do their Personal Best. Thanks for coming to support.

Attendance Data

The Education Review Office Evaluation partners asked all schools for a particular analysis of their data and we have identified that only 45% of our students attended school for 90% or more in 2022. We know there are a range of influences but this means that students had more than one day away every fortnight which is something to think about. With Covid not so prominent we are really hoping to support families in everyway possible to get students to school. We also understand that when children are sick the message is stay at home.


PTA Meeting

Monday April 3rd—7pm—On Zoom or in person at school— please come along and hear the projects that are in the pipeline—big and small! Due to your amazing fundraising last year the PTA has purchased the trampoline (coming soon), Education Outside the Classroom payment for each student, and a standing table for the Senior Room and more plans to come. We need your input.


Have a great weekend. Ngaa mihi Amanda and staff


All The Happenings

  • School Photos Tuesday 28th March

  • Meet the Middle Room Teacher Wednesday 29th March (moved to this week due to Travis being unwell)

  • Junior Room camp school overnighter 30th/31st March

  • Interschool Softball tournament 31st March

  • PTA Meeting Monday 3rd April

  • Last day Term 1 Thursday 6th April/Good Friday—Friday 7th April

  • Teacher Only Day Monday 24th April — Supervision Provided

  • Teacher Only Day Tuesday 1st May — No Supervision Provided


Waitetuna Way


Well done to Ned and Jade for:

Set your own goals and strive to achieve them (practice makes progress) Show persistence in my learning

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