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Waipahihi School Newsletter

18 August 2016

Tena koutou katoa
Nga mihi ki a koutou
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News and views from the Principal

Cyber Safety for our kids - Parent Workshop

Tuesday, August 30 @ 7pm

John Parsons is an Internet Safety and Risk Assessment Consultant to schools, the private sector and the health sector, providing specialist advice and direction on the safe use of Digital Communication Technology.
We have had quite a few cases of headlice in the school recently.  Please check your child's head carefully and if you come across any eggs/lice, please treat them.  Thankyou.
Next Meeting will be September 4th at 7pm
Please email us if you want to join Friends of the School
This week we had Alistair Campbell  from Hear4Kidz Trust visit our school to donate a Soundfield System to our school.  This will be set up soon in E Toru Tahi.  Thank you Hear4Kidz! 
Hear 4 Kidz Trust is a local charity that raises money to assist with relieving the financial pressures that are associated with childrens hearing disabilities. In the past we have provided funding to individuals to help families with things like travel, time off work for Cochlear Implant surgery, private swimming lessons, APD therapy and accessories for Cochlear implants that are not government funded.
After Alistair Campbell boosted the trust funds significantly as a result of his fundraising efforts during the King of the Ring last year the trustees decided we would like to use the money to help a larger number of children within the community hence the decision to purchase an Oticon Soundfield system to gift to each of the Taupo and Turangi primary schools. We believe these systems will be valuable in classrooms for both children and teachers. There are lots of children throughout our schools with undiagnosed hearing issues ranging from glue ear to APD and in some cases hearing loss. The system will amplify the teachers voice by ten decibels meaning that all children in the classroom should hear over any background noise. The system will also be beneficial for teachers given they should not need to raise their voices to be heard.

Click on this link below to go to their Facebook page

SENIOR STUDENT BREAKTHROUGH CONSTRUCTION GROUP needs an adult to help cut palings with a drop saw TOMORROW (19 August) between 12.30pm & 1.00pm and/or 2.00pm & 3.00pm.  No tools needed (you will need your own protective glasses & earmuffs).  We need your expertise to cut wood.
Contact Fiona Griffin on 027-342-724 or
E Toru Tahi (Rooms 7, 8 & 9) had fantastic fun when they went biking
at the BMX Track.  We would like to thank Cath from Bike Taupo for
improving our biking skills and our confidence.
Pahekotanga (Rooms 13 & 14) have been getting excited about the snow.  We created pictures of our beautiful mountains by smudging chalk.  Feel free to come for a closer look and read our writing about it.
Look at the beautiful day Rooms 5 & 6 had when they went up the mountain
last Thursday!
HOCKEY  -  Friday 19 August
2016 Mini Grade Competition Round
3.45pm           Waipahihi Fabulous
                      Waipahihi Wacko
4.15pm            Waipahihi Stormers
2016 Maxi Pool 1 2nd Round
6.35pm           Waipahihi Quicksticks  -  Finals 3rd & 4th
2016 Maxi Pool 2 2nd Round
6.00pm           Waipahihi Smashers  -  Finals 3rd & 4th
6.00pm           Waipahihi Cupidos  -  Finals 1st & 2nd
Congratulations to Jock Sherriff, Christian Lee, Nathan Hawes, Oscar McDougall, Luka Ravenscroft & Lucre Hawes  (Hockey)
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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Term 3      Monday 25 July to Friday 23 September
Term 4      Monday 10 October to Thursday 15 December
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