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Waipahihi School Newsletter
2 March 2017

Tena koutou katoa
Nga mihi ki a koutou

Swim leg sponsor –Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board

Cycle leg sponsor – Placemakers Taupo

Run leg sponsor – Spark 

Elite sponsor – Bluegrass Contracting

Splash and Dash sponsor – Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board

Gold sponsors – NZME (The Hits)Taupo & Turangi WeekenderYouthtown

Silver sponsors – Top Gear Cycles, Taupo Half Marathon Society Inc, AC BathsCountdownTriathletes CornerDPA AccountantsFonterraColumbus CoffeeBFA

Bronze – De Bretts, Farmlands, NZ Forest Managers, Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, MB Century, Life Pharmacy, Scotty’s Electrical Xpertise, Taupo Bungy, Taupo Cable, Huka Prawn Park, Hobby Shop, Subway, Quality Print, Pita Pit, John Taylor Jewellers, Huka Honda, Pop’n’Good, Rotorua Flipout NZ, Empower Fitness, Skyline Rotorua, STAK, Love Music, Taupo Minigolf, Blue Seventy, Pipeworkz Plumbing and Drainage Ltd, Pointons, Hunting and Fishing, Kefi, Health 2000, Baked With Love, Unichem Pharmacy, Mad Mikes, Brandfuel, Monte Vista, Terrain Industries, Coffee Plus, Ideal Electrical, Taupo Hire, Starlight Cinema, Insley Electrical, Warehouse Stationery, 1st Choice Engravers, AG Industrial, Outdoor Attitude, Pack & Pedal, Gray Matter Ltd, Spoon & Paddle Cafe,Taupo Wake Park, Taupo Mountain Bike Club, Mercury Good Energy Fund, Hellers Sausages

A few action shots from Sunday

Ironkidz was a huge success on Sunday.  It was a fantastic day with children coming from everywhere to compete in an event run by Waipahihi School.  We have a massive amount of volunteers who help out on the day but we also have a group of parents and staff who form the Ironkidz committee.  This special group of people have worked tirelessly behind the scenes for months to ensure this event goes ahead.  Thank you to each and everyone one of you who gave up your time and skills.  We truely appreciate it.
The committee are looking for new members to join this wonderful group of volunteers, if you are interested please speak to Jo in the office.
We have had a positive turn out over the past 2 weeks to these.  It has been a great opportunity for teachers to continue creating partnerships with families and ensuring that we have a shared understanding of your child and their learning.  If you have not yet made a time to meet your child's teacher please do so.

This year classes have created a blog which is linked to your child's seesaw account.  The purpose of the class blog is to use it as a space for whole class sharing.  You can expect to see celebrations, whole class activities and some group work here.  This allows us to refine what goes on each child's profile and will give you are more individualised picture of where you child is at.
Date: Thursday 9th March

Place: Waipahihi School Library

Time: 8.00am to 10.00am
         2.00pm to 4.00pm

Netball                 $45
Hockey  Y1/2      $45
Hockey Y3/4       $70
Hockey Y5/6       $80
Football     see below

Payment by cash or cheque only

Click here for more information about Netball
Click here for more information about Hockey
More information about Football
  • We will have a representative at the school open days to answer your questions
  • All registrations are online or at the Muster Day on March 12th  at Crown Park. We will not be accepting registrations at the school days.
  • Muster Day – March 12th 10am onwards come along for some fun and to ask questions of the committee. We will have some inflatable football walls and other fun games organised.
  • Our subs are as follows: 5-7 year olds (born 2010 and 2011) $47, 8-15 year old (born 2009 or older) $77
  •  To keep up to date with all our football activities and opportunities follow us on Facebook “Taupo Junior Football” or from the junior link at
Waipahihi School Athletics 

Waipahihi School Athletics is being held on Tuesday 7th March, all Year 3,4,5 and 6 students will travel by bus to Owen Delaney Park to take part. This will also be used to select children for the Interschool Athletics which is to be held on Thursday 16th March. A newsletter with more details will come home next Monday.
This is the first group who biked to school who also took part in the Taupo Go By Bike Day.  
Are you a keen basketball player and keen to be part of a team? Games are held each Wednesday at the Events Centre beginning 5th April. Grab your entry form from the office. Payment of $40 is due by Wednesday15th March.
Children enjoying a lunchtime swim 
On Mondays the Middle School classes have been enjoying athletics workshops with Sammie and John from Youthtown.
On Tuesday morning the New Entrant superheroes were treated to an outing organised by Richmond Community Kindy at the Richmond Reserve.   There were lots of fun activities like tug of war, egg and spoon races and skittles. There was a delicious sausage sizzle and some home baking.  All proceeds made were donated to Plunket. Thanks Richmond Community Kindy we had a blast.
Every Wednesday we will be biking to School. Meet Mrs Nepia and Mrs Lynch (formally Miss Garrett) at the Silver Fish in town with our convoy leaving at 8am. Children under 6 must have a parent bike with them.

If you want to bike please collect a vest from the office.
Lost Property
is very full.  Please take the time to check or ask your child if they are missing anything.
Parents please make sure your children are aware of the risk of driveways when they scooter or bike past at high speed.  They need to be able to see if a car is coming out of a driveway and stop if needed.
Countdown is continuing to supply free fruit. Each week Lynley collected a tray and distributed throughout the school.
Click on the image above to access our shared calendar online.
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 
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