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Waipahihi School Newsletter

4 December 2015

Tena koutou katoa
Nga mihi ki a koutou

Welcome to our Newsletter for Week 8!

We have had a few weeks of creation and craft which culminated in our Twilight Gala last night. The children were extremely proud of their efforts and it was wonderful to have such fabulous support from all our parents and the local community. The 'Friends of the School' were very happy with the evenings events. Below are just a couple of photos from the night. Keep your eye out for more in next weeks newsletter.

My apologies for the delay in the newsletter getting out to you. We had a connection error this morning with our 'mailchimp' service and I had waited for a photo or two.

Have a great weekend with friends and whanau!

Nga mihi
Some of the local business people helping to provide snacks!
On Monday our Enviro Group went over to the bush behind the Richmond Reserve.  They had a blast exploring nature! 
Our Enviro Group has done so much wonderful work this year and have been the driving force behind our 'He Manu Whenua' project.  To celebrate a year of great work, we had a picnic under the trees. 
In this photo, Caleb is holding the spittlebug he found.

Te Ohanga News

The Kiwi & Tui class at Waipahihi School is made up of our newest and youngest children  -  in fact our youngest is five years and four days!  Welcome Brodie.  The children have begun their school journey and it has been very exciting!  They are involved in many activities  -  there is painting, drawing and construction time.  Some children play in the dressup area pretending to be mums and dads or cats and lions.  Others skip and use the hula hoops.  Some children even helped Mrs Llodra move flax bushes and make an outside area to play in.  We all get to write stories and draw pictures.  There is so much going on.  Here are some photos of what we have been up to.  Who do you recognise?

Team Ruapehu News Snippet  (Year 1 & 2)

We have been enjoying the lovely warm water in the swimming pool on Wednesday afternoons with challenges and fun.

Team Tauhara News Snippet (Year 3 & 4)

Room 19 has been busily preparing their awesome wooden wall hangings for the Twilight Gala.  Here ae some photos of the progress we've made!

Team Pihanga News Snippet (Year 5 & 6)

Team Pihanga have been busy getting ready for the gala.  Here are some of the items that were sold at the Gala.

Some students in Room 4 created a business called Christmas Town - they made decorations to sell.

This year the Year 6 Graduation Assembly is being held on
Monday 14 December at 1.30pm in the School Hall
Please note the change of time.
This year the Year 6 Graduation Assembly is being held on
Monday 14 December at 1.30pm in the School Hall
Please note the change of time.
7-11 December  Team Ruapehu's Activities Week
7-9 December   Team Tauhara Teeball Tournament 2pm daily
7 December      Friends of School Meeting (includes Tim's vision exercise)
7 December      Room 1's Rotorua trip
8 December      Room 9 & 14's Bush Walk to Whakamoenga
8 December      Rooms 21 & 22 are  having a "Teddy, Tabloids & Tent Day'
9 December      Board of Trustees meeting
9 December      Room 7 & 8's Bush Walk to Whakamoenga
9 December      Room 13's Tramp & Picnic at Waitahanui 
10 December    Rooms 6 & 17 trip to Rotorua
10 December    Rooms 3 & 5 visit to Action World
10 December    Junior School Picnic at 2 Mile Bay
10 December    Rooms 10, 11 & 12 Tramp to the Botanical Gardens
10 December    Ruapehu Team picnic at 2 Mile Bay
11 December    Team Tauhara Huka Falls Walk and Spa Park Picnic
11 December    Ruapehu Team Tabloid Sports
14 December    Year 6 Graduation @ 1.30pm
15 December    Rooms 2 & 4 visit to Action World
15 December    Senior School Disco
16 December    School closes for 2015 at 12 noon
28 February 2016  -  Ironkidz  (Save this Date!!)
The following children from Waipahihi School sat NZ Modern Schools of Music theory exams at the end of October.  These children are all pupils of Chrissy Metcalfe and she is extremely proud of them all.  Here are their results  -
           Skye Barbour               Grade 1              91%   Honours
           Josh Conception           Grade 1             96%    Distinction
           Ruby Walker                 Grade 1             86%    Honours
           Ben Percival-Moore       Grade 2             96%    Distinction
           Makayla Dick                Grade 2             97%    Distinction
           Theo King                     Grade 2             99%    Distinction
           Sheree Gage                 Grade 3             87%    Honours

*  SCHOOL'S OUT WAIPAHIHI outlines their Holiday Programme on their website Their new email address is
*  GROWING THROUGH GRIEF starts their afterschool programme on Tuesday 9 February.  This programme runs from 3.30pm - 4.30pm.  Contact details are email, phone 378-6059 or 021-767-548. 
*  YOUNG PEOPLE'S HOLIDAY PAINTING DAYS. 28 & 29 January, 10am - 3pm (dates to be confirmed).  These classes are for 8-15 year olds.  For details contact Sue on 377-0469, 027-242-1547 or email 
*  Taupo Choral Society presents CAROLS & CAKE CHRISTMAS VARIETY CONCERT on Saturday 12 December, 3pm at Rotary House, Story Place.  Adults $12.00, Children (12 & under) $5.00.  Tickets from Paper Plus or at the door (cash only).
*  MORE FM wants to find Taupo's Teacher of the Year for 2015.  Norminate your teacher today by heading along to and filling out the Normination Form.  
Click on the image above to view all information about 2016 ironkidz
Term 4 2015  -  School closes 16 December at 12 noon

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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