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Waipahihi School Newsletter

12 May 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 shares:
  • TEDx Talk on 'The surprising truth about learning in schools'
  • Connecting with whanau - parent evening Monday May 23 @ 5.30pm
  • YouTube clip on 'Developing Self-Directed Learning Fundamentals'
Click here to read Tim's weekly update
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 

Nominations are invited for the election of five (5) parent representatives to the board of trustees.
A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters.

You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself (make sure you sign both parts of the form).
Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.
Nominations close at noon on Friday 20 May 2016 and may be accompanied by signed candidates’ statements.
The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.
There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.
 Voting closes at noon on Friday 3 June 2016.
Joanna Stinson
Returning Officer


If you are thinking about submitting a nomination form it would be very helpful if you could please do so as soon as possible - it makes planning for an election, if required a lot easier!  Don't forget to include a candidate statement (up to 400 words) and a photo (optional).
Joanna Stinson
Returning Officer
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
Students & teachers from Rooms 5 & 6 painted one fingernail as part of Allergy Awareness week.
 Quiz Night Friday June 24th
Book the babysitter... round up a team... and start googling your trivia
More details to come 

He Manu Whenua Path Working Bee - Date has changed to 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.
 We will provide sausages and coffee
Next Friday to raise money to purchase a defibrillator for the school and community.
Order forms will come home with your children next week.
$2 a sausage
NETBALL DRAW  -  Saturday 14 May
9.30am         Waipahihi Pulse                 Court 4
                     Waipahihi Steel                  Court 5
                     Waipahihi Ferns                 Court 8
10.30am       Waipahihi Wonders            Court 5
                     Waipahihi AllStars              Court 7
                     Waipahihi Magic                 Court 8
                     Waipahihi Nets                   Court 9 

HOCKEY DRAW  -  Friday 13 May
3.45pm        Waipahihi Wacko    
                         Waipahihi Fabulous
3.45pm        Waipahihi Stormers
4.50pm        Waipahihi Smashers
5.25pm        Waipahihi Quicksticks
6.35pm        Waipahihi Cupidos
Ben Hamilton, MJ Harris, Jacob Beetsma, Antonia Shepherd, Lily Nairne & Victoria Barrett  (Hockey)
Jordahn Smith, Sophie Matthews, Regan Hasse, Manaia Marshall-Ponga, Phoebe Tumai-Ballantyne, Daisha Barraclough & Kaea Gage  (Netball)
Noah Lovelock  (Soccer)

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.
1st Taupo Scouts are holding a Movie Night fundraiser for Jamboree Camp with a special 3D screening of the new Jungle Book Movie on Saturday 14 May.  Nibbles & drinks from 5.30pm and the movie at 6pm. Tickets available from Starlight Cinema or phone 021-050-8276.

You are welcome to attend a free workshop delivered by the Heart Foundation & Sport Waikato.  It will focus on the impact of nutrition and physical activity on the development of young children - getting children school ready through movement, what nutrition education for young children looks like and how to get them eating more fruit & vegetables.  All welcome to attend.  14 June 2016 at Northwood Kindergarten at 5.30pm.  Phone 378-2699 for more information.

A group of NZ authors have teamed up to get kids writing. 
The idea is that they provide the start of a story and the kids have to finish it. They judge the stories and award prizes. These competitions are open to anyone under 13, and they award prizes for a range of different things so that there's no advantage in being older.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 on Stage at Taupo nui-a-tia College School Hall at 7pm Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th May.  Adults $20.00, Child $10.00.  Tickets on sale now from the College Office.
Please return Order forms by FRIDAY 27 MAY.  Return correct money and order forms to the Office or order online using the app.
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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