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Waipahihi School Newsletter

19 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:
  • A quick update and introduction to Monday night's parent evening - starting at 5.30pm.
  • Monday night includes a free bbq and movie in the staffroom for your children while you're here.
  • Thursday night is Whānau Hui night. This also starts at 5.30pm and is a more informal gathering and is open again to ALL parents, grandparents, caregivers of Waipahihi children to come along and share ideas, find out what's going on in our community, and meet other parents/grandparents who want to make a difference.
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 
Click on the image above to access our shared calendar online.

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
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
It's not too late to get your sausage from the Sausage Sizzle tomorrow.
Bring your $2 to the Office before School starts.
 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
Seventy students from Team Pihanga played in the Taupo Rippa Tournament on Tuesday.  Our elite team came 2nd and have qualified for the King Country tournament.
Students measured and built target boards.  Then they measured different distances from the board which enabled them to create both the game and the rules for the game.
NETBALL DRAW  -  Saturday 21 May
9.30am         Waipahihi Pulse                 Court 4
                     Waipahihi Magic                 Court 8
                     Waipahihi Nets                   Court 8
10.30am       Waipahihi Wonders            Court 5
                     Waipahihi Steel                  Court 4
11.30am        Waipahihi AllStars             Court 2
                     Waipahihi Ferns                 Court 5 

HOCKEY DRAW  -  Friday 20 May
BYE             Waipahihi Wacko  
3.45pm         Waipahihi Fabulous
3.45pm        Waipahihi Stormers
4.50pm        Waipahihi Smashers
5.25pm        Waipahihi Quicksticks
6.35pm        Waipahihi Cupidos
Thomas Later  (Rugby)
Neve Chalk, Brooke Hansen, Phoenix Barnett, Heaven Down, Riya Patel, Kaden Amouta & Mopar Collier  (Netball)
Harrison Snelgrove-Waij, Noah Lester, Ruby Martin, Shayley Drysdale, Tallulah Ellis & Holly Constable  (Hockey)
Waipahihi Stormers won the half time heroes and got a $150 Cobb and Co voucher for the team to use

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.
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.

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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