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Waipahihi School Newsletter

18 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 will take you to a blog post page on the school website.
Click here to read Tim's weekly update




Date:  Tuesday 1st March

Place: Waipahihi  School  Library

Time:  8.00am  to  10:00am
           2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Payment by cash or cheque


Room 2 is swimming this morning in the pool which is 28 degrees!!
Wairakei Estate IronKidz 28th February 2016
Click on image below to visit website and enter.

IronKidz Urgent Request

URGENT!!  We are short of volunteers for Ironkidz.   We still need Marshalls for the swim leg, bike leg and in transition.

This is a vital part of our event and we need YOUR help to make the course as safe as it can be for the children. Please consider giving up your morning to help us, it is only one day a year and the money raised benefits ALL of the school students. Parents of middle school and new entrant students, we particularly need your help. 

This is your opportunity to help your school and kids do something awesome!

If you can help on BIKE LEG contact Laurilee 021 676 524
If you can help on SWIM LEG OR IN TRANSITION contact Rebecca Forrest on 021-121-5399 or 

Special thanks to 'Hellers' who supply the sausages that we use for the IronKidz BBQ!

Lost Property

Last year the Lost Property got completely out of hand and unmanageable.  About 30 large rubbish bags of clothes, shoes and towels were left at school to be donated to a Secondhand Store.
This year we are going to deal with the Lost Property more frequently  -  every fortnight.  Every 2nd Friday the Lost Property will be displayed and anything left will go to the Salvation Army Secondhand Store on Spa Road.  However, if a piece of clothing is clearly named, it will remain at school.
Please encourage your child to return home each day with the clothes, shoes, togs & towel that they took to school.
School hats can remain at school in your child's class.
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.
We have some children at our School who we regularly provide food for.  If you would like to donate any non-perishable items to stock up our cupboard we would really appreciate it.  Thankyou.
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
  • Do you enjoy Dancing, Singing  and/or Acting?  ACT 2 PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL could be for you.  Contact Toni of 021-257-0767 or
  • Dr Tony Attwood M.Sc, Ph.D., A.F.B.P's, M.C.C.Ps - a world renowned expert on autism and aspergers syndrome is running seminars around "Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders".  Go to to find more information or see our flyer on the Administration Block door.
  • Guitar Tuition - Jo Paul is again offering this opportunity. Starting in Week 3 - every Friday.
    *must be at least 8yrs old
    *must have own guitar and be able to bring it to school on Fridays

    Mt Tauhara Gymnastics Club has spaces available now.  For more information contact them on their facebook page or email 
We have had reports of two bikes which were stolen from a property in Tawa Street last Sunday and a scooter which was taken from the Fish & Chip shop at Richmond Heights.  One bike is a black S-Works Epic and the other a white Merida Juliet.  The scooter is black & lime green.  If you have seen any of these, please contact the Office.
Term 1      Tuesday 2 February to Friday 15 April
Easter       Good Friday 25 March, Easter Monday 28 March, 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

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