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Waipahihi School Newsletter
30 March 2017

BIG THANKS to our Ironkidz Committee and everyone who supported this amazing event.  The committee decided that this year's profits will go towards improving the internal teaching and learning space of Rooms 17 & 18.  They are in a very poor state and while the general configuration of the space is there an investment in upgrading the rooms and providing a better connection between the learning spaces for our learners and teachers is seen as being a priority for our School's development.
These improvements will support our development of the Junior School learning programme that seeks to fully utilise the space and enable the teaching skills that that team bring to our school within their learning environment.
The Junior Team have started the planning for this, with changes due to begin during the Term 2. 
Waipahihi School App
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The purpose of this app is to provide you with a convenient way to receive all school notifications.  This includes alerts, newsletter, news and date of events that you can sync to your calendar.
There is also the ability to notify the school office of any absences, straight off your smart phone from anywhere.
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New Entrant Rooms 10, 11 and 12

The New Entrants have had a busy week.  On Monday some of us got to meet Harold and Andrea in the Life Education truck.  We spent the hour talking about how different and unique we are.  We can't wait for our second session.  Then we were treated to a great hockey session with Wendy from Kiwi sport.  We got pretty good at controlling our hockey ball.
Visit to Summerset Retirement Village
On Tuesday our children went to Summerset to connect with our community.  We loved spending special time with the wonderful residents singing, being a band, reading our poems and our books to our new friends.

Middle School Rooms 7, 8, 9, 13, 14 and 15

The children in Middle School are looking at being curious learners. We are learning to ask questions and discuss possibilities and wonder. We have been doing interesting science experiments and looking at photos. This photo sparked a lot of curiosity. Look carefully, what do you think this is? 
This picture was taken Wednesday morning when the children rushed to the window. There was great excitement to see a real life rainbow in school with all its vibrant colours. Lots of discussion followed.

Oscar McDougall, room 1, has been very busy lately. He recently represented the school at the Bay of Plenty primary schools golf tournament at Rotorua. inter-provincial tournament beating Hawkes Bay and Waikato along the way.

The course was very challenging with fast greens and after a shaky start Oscar managed to win the handicap section and come second in the gross (total shots) division.
He also was in the Bay of Plenty tennis team which managed to come 2nd in an
Our next Meeting is on April 3rd - This coming Monday at 7:00pm in the staffroom
New Friends Always Welcome
Every Wednesday we will be biking to School. Meet Mrs Nepia and Mrs Lynch (formally Miss Garrett) at the Silver Fish in town with our convoy leaving at 8am. Children under 6 must have a parent bike with them.

If you want to bike please collect a vest from the office.
NETBALL DRAW - Saturday 1 April 

     9.30am        Waipahihi Allstars     Courts 3&4 (2 games)
     10.30am      Waipahihi Mystics     Courts 1&2 (2 games)
     10.30am      Waipahihi Tactix        Courts 6&7 (2 games)
11.30am      Waipahihi Pulse        Court 8 (full game)

Training  for all teams starts next week on Tuesday 4th April straight after school at the Hockey Turf  between 3.00pm - 4.15pm. Will meet your coaches on this day.  You require stick, shin pads and mouthguard and normal sneakers, no sprigs please.
A dedicated group of parents is working hard to support parents and caregivers of children with Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties.  
Contact Information: email -,
mobile 022 086 3328 or find them on Facebook.

Click on the image above to access our shared calendar online.
Tena koutou katoa
Nga mihi ki a koutou
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