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Waipahihi School Newsletter

30 June 2016

Tena koutou katoa
Nga mihi ki a koutou
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News and views from the Principal


Yesterday a BB gun was brought to school by a student. The gun was confiscated as soon as it was bought to our attention. There were no pellets with the gun. The family concerned was contacted. The police have also followed up on the matter as this sort of gun should not be legally in the hands of anyone under 16. The Police have confiscated the BB gun and will be dealing with this situation from here with the family.
This is a timely reminder that no guns - toy or otherwise - are allowed to be brought onto school grounds.
After talking to Photolife it looks as though your child's individual 'shoot key' (which allows you to go online and view and order your photos), will be at school and ready to be handed to your child in the first few days of Term 3.  You will then have between Monday 25 July and Monday 15 August to order with free delivery.  
We have children at school who need extra food from time to time.  Our supplies are getting down.  We would really appreciate any donations of non-perishable snack food, eg muesli bars, crackers etc.  If you can help, please drop any donations off at the office.  Thankyou.

He Manu Whenua Path Working Bee This Sunday

Come for the whole time or just an hour...many hands makes light work!
Bring your wheelbarrows and spades.
Sausages and Coffee will be provided. 
Some photos from the night...To see more check out our Facebook page
Next Committee Meeting is this Monday 4th July at 7pm in the Staffroom
- New Members welcome
We now have a Friends of the School email address so feel free to email any questions or enquiries about joining us or finding out what we are up to here
Toby Rameka and Mayor David donated money from the Richmond Bowling club for work on our pump track.  The cheque was accepted by George Crawford on behalf of Waipahihi school.
Thank you to all the whanau who came to Team Raupehu's Matariki Day.  We had fun teaching you some Maori games.
Our Pulse Netball team is really enjoying their netball this year under coach Ateli.  
We are very grateful to Countdown who have been donating a huge box of fresh fruit each week to help give all our children a good start to their day.
NETBALL  -  Saturday 2 July

9.30am          Waipahihi Wonders   -   Court 4
10.30am         Waipahihi Pulse   -   Court 3
                      Waipahihi Steele   -   Court 5
                      Waipahihi AllStars   -   Court 6
                      Waipahihi Magic   -   Court 8
11.30am          Waipahihi Ferns   -   Court 1
                      Waipahihi Nets   -   Court 5           

HOCKEY  -  Friday 1 July
3.45pm           Waipahihi Stormers
                      Waipahihi Wacko
4.15pm           Waipahihi Fabulous
4.50pm           Waipahihi Cupidos
5.25pm           Waipahihi Smashers
                      Waipahihi Quicksticks
Violet-Rose Harris, Lily Ussher, William McKenna, Rose Canning & Christian Lee  (Hockey)
India King, Jayla Hurunui , Jayde Pearson & Acacia Ngamotu-Tahana  (Netball)
We now have a school app! We're aiming to make connection between home and school as easy and seamless as possible. 
To download and get into it the App Store Direct Links - 

APPLE Appstore

ANDROID Playstore 
Seasons groups are for children who are missing someone important from their dialy life.  This could be due to changes at home such as a loved one dying or parents separating, moving away or going to prison.  The groups are small and give a chance for the children to talk together about their experiences of loss and change.  Groups run each school term, starting next Term on Tuesday 26 July.  If you think this would suit your child please call Jo Tavendale on 021-767-548 or email 
If you sign up with Callplus or Slingshot you can register yourself with Waipahihi School which means that they will donate 3% of your monthly spend back to our School.
Friends & parents can join the Better Schols Programme by calling 0800-897-733 and registering.  If a friend has joined Slingshot but not selected us as their affiliated school, they can change this by going to Extra Stuff in their My Account portal and selecting Waipahihi School.
CallPlus & Slingshot are proud to support New Zealand schools through the Better Schools Programme. 
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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
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