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Newsletter - Week 9, Term 3 2022


Principal’s Update

Kia ora Waitetuna Whaanau, Yahoo! It was absolutely wonderful being able to go ahead with the kapa haka festival. Our students did themselves proud. Kia kaha tamariki maa! I had so much positive feedback about our performance. A massive thank you to Whaea Robyn who kept the momentum going with our practices and being able to be present at such an event was fantastic. And thank you to everyone who helped in many different ways to ensure our students could perform.


Our School Board—our ‘new’ board meet this week. Sally Ridley (our new Presiding Member), Bevan Marquand (Property/Health and Safety) and Daniel Bateman (Finance) had our first meeting of the new 3 year term. I would like to take the time to thank Sue Court who was our Board Chair (Presiding Member) over the past 3 and half year term (longer than usual because of Covid delays). Sue has been a great advocate for the school and her support and strong governance has been valued. As a beginning Principal (of three years now) she has been supportive and together we have made a great team. There is one casual vacancy on the School Board. Details around how this will be filled was sent to your email.


This week we had a visit from Ray Diprose talking about movie making and the movie competition that the Raglan Arts Centre offer.


Hoops and Scoops donut end of term treat. Next Thursday we have donuts treat to finish the term. Cinnamon Sugar or Vanilla Glaze—Orders must be in by Tuesday at 10am please —Orders can be emailed through or sent to school. You can pay online.


Have a wonderful long weekend. Kia pai too raa whakataa!

Ngaa mihi Amanda and staff


All The Happenings

End of Term 3:

  • Public Holiday—Monday 26th October—Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day. This will means that schools will be closed for instruction that day.

  • Class Presentations—Revue—Thursday—29th Sept - 2.00pm start.


Term 4 dates so far:

  • Waitetuna School Ag day—Tues 18th Oct

  • Group day—Friday 21st Oct

  • Cricket sessions at school—starting Wed 19th Oct

  • Labour Day—24th Oct —Public holiday

  • Waikato Show—Friday 28th October

  • Tabloid Sports—Year 1 and 2—4th Nov

  • Book Fair week—7th Nov-11th Nov—Dress up day—Book Character—9th Nov

  • Board Meeting—15th Nov

  • Cricket festival—Year 5-8—18th Nov

  • Athletics day dates for school and Western Cluster—TBC -

  • Waitetuna Trail Run—Saturday 19th Nov

Waitetuna Way

Well done Emma B and Eli for Self Control

Manage yourself appropriately in both formal and informal situations.


Amazing kapa haka leadership. Ka rawe!


Together we are growing the seeds of success

Na too manaaki, na tooku manaaki, ka puawai mai nga kaakano

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