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Waipahihi School Newsletter

3 March 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:
  • Upcoming Board elections - Friday June 3
  • School Working Bee - Sunday March 20
  • FOS meeting next Monday
  • Update link to schooling and change needed from Sir Ken Robinson
Click here to read Tim's weekly update
Just a reminder that the Lost Property goes to the Salvation Army tomorrow (Friday).  Please get your children to check it ASAP.
Please note the upcoming 'Staff Only Day' on the Thursday before Easter detailed below. Note dates below for the long Easter weekend.
Term 1      Tuesday 2 February to Friday 15 April
Easter       Thursday 24 March (Staff Only Day) including 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
BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Oscar & Wilson.  They competed in the BOP Primary/Intermediate School Golf Championship in Te Puke on Monday ... and they won!  They are now BOP Champions!
Room 14 children are displaying the amazing banner they made for the Ironkidz barbeque last Sunday.
WOW!!  Look how many children from Waipahihi School took part in Ironkidz on Sunday.  You are amazing!
Rooms 1 & 2 have been doing followup work on the knot tying skills they learnt at Tui Ridge Camp.  Malachi is showing off his 'cow hitch' knot.
Team Tauhara & Pihanga have their
Please join us on Wednesday 9 March for an exciting display of throwing, jumping and running skills by our amazing students. Five different events will run throughout the morning.
Date :                                     Wednesday 9th March
Postponement day :             Friday 11th March
Venue :                                   Waipahihi School Bottom field (by the hall)
Start time :                              9.15am              Finish (approx.) 12.00
Children will need :               Appropriate clothing and footwear
                                                Water bottle/Waipahihi hat/sunscreen
Reminder: Biking to School every Wednesday - rain, hail or shine! Meet at the Silver Fish in town with the 'convoy' leaving at 8am! This is for all children (but if you are 5 years old you must have an adult biking with you).
Click on the image above to access our shared calendar online.
Missed out on a Ironkidz t-shirt? We ordered some extras.... if you want one, they are $15 and available from the Office.
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
If you still have a Hi-Viz Vest from Ironkidz can you please return to the office asap.  We borrowed these from outside sources and they need to be returned.
Circular Distribution Delivers are needed in the Richmond Heights and Hilltop areas.  If you would like more information contact Sharon on 027-426-6110 or

Unique Dance Studios offer Ballet & Jazz tuition.  They also offer a trial lesson for beginners and 'boys only' classes.  For further information contact Tessa on 027-843-2606 or visit

Enjoy "High Tea" at the Taupo Rose Garden on Sunday 12 March from 2pm-4pm.  The 1st Taupo Scout Group is fundraising to attend Jamboree Camp.  Tickets available from Pam Nelson (027-406-1322) or Tessa Sandham (027-843-2606).

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