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Waipahihi School Newsletter

9 June 2016

Tena koutou katoa
Nga mihi ki a koutou
Waipahihi School

Board of Trustees Election
Declaration of Parent and Staff Election Results

Parent representative votes:

Gaston, Grant             44                                Hartung, Hellmuth                   65
Insley, Kevin               93                                Klavenes, Melenau                 42
Later, Jackie               73                                Ravenscroft, James               67
Voyce, Richard           78
Invalid Votes                 9
I hereby declare the following duly elected:
Hellmuth Hartung                                               Kevin Insley
Jackie Later                                                       James Ravenscroft
Richard Voyce

Staff representative:
At the close of nominations, as there was only one valid nomination received I hereby declare:

 Sarah Sherriff duly elected:
Joanna Stinson
Returning Officer

From the Principals Desk...

A news update from Tim will be linked on the button below each week. This week he shares:
  • It's all about culture... (a reflection from conference)
  • The new website page being developed to example some of the resources and documentaries that are out there around changes to school and learning, both in this country and overseas.
Click here to read Tim's weekly update
Due to Health and Safety reasons we would appreciate children not arriving at school before 8.15 in the mornings. Classroom doors are generally not unlocked until then as teachers arrive and get organised for the day.  Thank you for helping us with this.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AMAZING ELITE RIPPA RUGBY TEAM who have got into the Regional Rippa Rugby Tournament!!  They head off to Hamilton on Wednesday 29 June.
Mr Clark said you all played brilliantly!
Well done Robbie, Zac, Michael, Jacob, Corbin, Payton, Ricki-Lee, Amber & Danny
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 
On Thursday 2 June, Team Tauhara took a stroll to the Waipahihi Marae.  We went there to learn about our Marae and Matariki.
When we arrived we were split into two groups.  One group went to explore string games and the other group sketched patterns and listened to Maori legends.  The patterns in the Wharenui told stories and we learnt about the elders in the photos.
We talked about what 'Waipahihi' means.  It means 'hot under your feet'.
We met Whaea and she told us about our Kaitiaki, Tia.  He was a magnificent explorer.  Tia is the statue that we have at our school gate.
We had a great time.  Thank you to Waipahihi Marae for having us and thank you to the wonderful parents who came and supported this trip.  We appreciate this so much.
      ` written by Tupu-a-rangi in Mahi Tahi.
Toni has been taking a group for our students for Hip Hop classes
Te Tumu (Rooms 3 & 4) went to the BMX track with Cath from Bike Taupo to practice their biking skills.  
Here's Poppy & Zara racing to the finishing line!
Tickets available from the school office from 2:50 every day.
Limited tables available so get in now before they all sell out!
Huge shout out to all these businesses for donating prizes for our quiz night:
Huka Prawn Park
AC Baths
The Bistro
Taupo Mini Golf
Wairakei Resort
Chris Jolly
Taupo Hole in one
Trout Centre -Turangi
Skyline Rotorua
Paradise Valley Springs
River Rats Rafting and Kayak
Redwoods Tree Walk -Rotorua
Genevieve Hair Quarters
The Massage Clinic

He Manu Whenua Path Working Bee -
Put this date in your diaries...Sunday July 3rd
Starting at 8 til12.
Come for the whole time or just an hour...many hands makes light work!
Bring your wheelbarrows and spades.
 Friends of the School will provide sausages and coffee
Thank you to all those who ordered sausages at our last sausage sizzle, currently we have raised $380 towards a defibrillator for our school and community.
We will be having another sausage sizzle tomorrow to continue raising the money required.
Sausages are $2 each.
Order them at the Office before School.
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
Remember Photo Day  -  Tuesday 14 June
Sibling photo sheets are available at the Office
Mike, our Caretaker, has had a bike he rescued from the bike stands over a week ago.  Does it belong to you?
The 40 Hour Famine is happening this weekend.  
Have you asked your friends and family to sponsor you yet?  
What are you going to do? 
... live out of a backpack for the weekend, sleep in a box, go without furniture, no talking, no electronics ... the ideas are endless!
Have fun everyone and remember why we're doing it ...  to provide safe learning spaces for the children from Syria.
NETBALL  -  Saturday 11 June

9.30am          Waipahihi Pulse                Court 3
                      Waipahihi Wonders         Court 5
                      Waipahihi Ferns              Court 8
                      Waipahihi Nets               Court 9
10.30am         Waipahihi Steel               Court 4
                      Waipahihi Magic              Court 8
11.30am          Waipahihi AllStars          Court 7

HOCKEY  -  Friday 10 June
3.45pm           Waipahihi Fabulous
                      Waipahihi Wacko
4.50pm           Waipahihi Smashers
6.00pm           Waipahihi Quiksticks
                      Waipahihi Cupidos
BYE                Waipahihi Stormers
Sam Forsythe & Luka Ravenscroft  (Hockey)
If your child is going to be away from school for any reason other than illness, the School Office now requires notification IN WRITING (either email or paper).  
This is a requirement for the new Health & Safety Regulations.  
Thank you for your co-operation with this.
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.
Issue 3  -  Arriving and being delivered this week
Issue 4  -  Out now.  Please place orders online or at the Office by
                 Friday 24 June.
Following the success of last year’s fundraiser, we are offering a similar deal again.
We have the ideal, no fuss maximum return fundraiser for you to enjoy this year
Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs has put together a special fundraiser for local Taupo schools, where there is no input needed from school staff or PTA members. We do it all for you!
We are offering a sensational deal on our 12 month family membership exclusively to school families in the Taupo area.
Normally priced at $300, our school fundraiser offers this to school families for only $180, with $10 from each membership sold returned to your school.
For $180, this represents fantastic value for a family (2 adults and up to 4 children aged up to 17 years). You can enjoy all we have to offer for just a few cents per day!
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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