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Waipahihi School Newsletter

25 February 2016

Tena koutou katoa
Nga mihi ki a koutou

A news update from Tim will be linked on the button below each week. This week he writes about:
  • Our start of year connection and an excellent video on why our education environment needs to change for our children.
  • An update from the Board on some key initiatives.
  • The change in our reporting system to you around Portfolios (as sent home with last years end of year report).
  • An upcoming 'Staff Only Day' on the Thursday before Easter and one during the term break. Note dates below for Easter.
Click here to read Tim's weekly update
Term 1      Tuesday 2 February to Friday 15 April
Easter       Thursday 24 March (Staff Only Day) till Tuesday 29 March
Term 2      Monday 2  May to Friday 8 July
Term 3      Monday 25 July to Friday 23 September
Term 4      Monday 10 October to Thursday 15 December
Wairakei Estate IronKidz 28th February 2016
Click on image below to visit website and enter.

Special thanks to 'Hellers' who supply the sausages that we use for the IronKidz BBQ!
These great new gates have been installed around our entrance areas to help align us with Health and Safety Laws being introduced on April 1 this year.  These are a sturdy addition to our boundary fence.
Our Junior School, Team Ruapehu, had lots of fun this morning when they were participating in their Triathlon/Duathlon.  Good luck to Team Tauhara who have their Triathlon/Duathlon tomorrow morning!
A big welcome to all our new families.  We want you to know that our school has a lunch system that runs every day.  Feel free to come and discuss the lunch options with me in the Library, any day from 8.30am.
Reminder: Biking to School every Wednesday - rain, hail or shine! Meet at the Silver Fish in town with the 'convoy' leaving at 8am! This is for all children (but if you are 5 years old you must have an adult biking with you).
Click on the image above to access our shared calendar online.
Have your personal details changed?

If your phone number or address has changed recently please email the office to update your details by clicking on the button below.
Personal Detail update - email here
Chrissy Metcalfe, who provides individual piano and music reading lessons to students during school time, now has some vacancies on Monday morning.  For more information please phone Chrissy on 377-4901.

Lost on Friday  -  a colourful soft toy called Taggie.  If you find this could you please bring it to the School Office.

Found in Richmond Heights a Blue Tongue Lizard.  If you know who this lizard belongs to, please contact the SPCA.

ADDI is  having a Pre-School Open Day on Tuesday 1 March from 10.30am - 11.30am.  This is a hands-on trial for 'little people'.  Phone (376-5027) or email ( for more information.

There's a bus leaving from Reporoa and returning to Taupo on Saturday 26 March to see the 2pm show of Mrs Brown's Boys.  For more information or to book phone Abi on 021-548-845 or email

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