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Waipahihi School Newsletter

5 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 writes about:
  • Teaching team and learning programme development
  • Connecting with whanau - parent evening Monday May 23 @ 5.30pm
  • Waipahihi School App rollout for Apple and Android phones
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. Click the button above to access the download links in Tim's post.

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
Our new teacher in R14 - Matua Mel reading to his class. Welcome Mel to the Waipahihi community!
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
 Quiz Night Friday June 24th

He Manu Whenua Path Working Bee Saturday July 2nd
More details to follow

Next Friends of the School meeting Monday May 9th 7pm in the Staff Room New Members always welcome
Today Team Tauhara (Year 3 & 4 classes) had a Kiwi Sport 'Future Ferns' programme taster! Not only does it give all children the chance to learn and enhance some skills but it just might encourage a new player into the club scene!
NETBALL DRAW  -  Saturday 7 May
9.30am         Waipahihi Wonders            Court 5
                     Waipahihi Ferns                 Court 7
10.30am       Waipahihi Steel                  Court 5
                     Waipahihi Pulse                 Court 5
11.30am       Waipahihi AllStars              Court 1
                     Waipahihi Nets                   Court 5
                     Waipahihi Magic                 Court 8 

HOCKEY DRAW  -  Friday 6 May
3.45pm        Waipahihi Wacko    
                         Waipahihi Fabulous
4.15pm        Waipahihi Stormers
4.50pm        Waipahihi Smashers
5.25pm        Waipahihi Quicksticks
6.35pm        Waipahihi Cupidos

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.
Term 1      Ends Friday 15 April
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
Dears Parents & Guardians,
As Waipahihi School has a large roll and we cannot see everyone at once, we are examining all the children class by class.  Please be patient and be assured that your child's teeth will be checked this term.
Please check your childrens school bags for any blue Dental forms that need to be signed and returned to the School Office.
For any Dental emergencies, please feel welcome to talk to us.  
Phone 027-512-0780.
Trish & Carol
Would your child like to learn Piano?  Or Keyboard?  Chrissy Metcalfe now has some spare times on Monday.  Please phone 377 4901 for more details.
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!
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