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Waipahihi School Newsletter

7 April 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:
  • Lavinia Llodra (R14) starting a new adventure - staff news update
  • The Learning Pit - a bit of anxiety is key
  • Where am I with my thinking? - Am I committed to learning or committed to being right?
  • Cobble Stone stacking - A celebration!
Click here to read Tim's weekly update
We've got a truck coming on Wednesday to take our unwanted furniture to help children in the schools who lost everything in the Fiji cyclone.  We thought it might be a nice idea to add some new packets of pens/pencils/felt tips to this load.  Please drop your donations into the School Office by Wednesday morning (13th).  Please note that we only want new items. 

As part of the preparations for the upcoming Board of Trustee Elections we are required to ensure that everyone who is entitled to take part in the election receives, by post nomination forms and voting papers.

We currently have several parents/caregivers who are eligible but we do not have addresses listed for. This Election is your chance to have a say in how our school will be governed over the next three years. If you have changed any details or just wish to check please contact the office to update our records.
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 Concreting 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
Team Tauhara had their T-Ball Competition last Friday.  Click this link to watch some of the action.
Rooms 3 & 4 have been exploring 'Air Pressure'.  Groups have been investigating bubbles.  Jade and her group wanted to find out if changing the amount of one ingredient would make bubbles last longer.
Room 1 (below) & Room 3 are watching a 3D Movie with their homemade 3D glasses.  They have made these as part of their Science Unit on Light.
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.
Children from Room 5 & 6 got to go to the BMX track yesterday to practice their bike skills.
Last Monday Rooms 3 and 4 climbed Mt Tauhara on stunning Autumn day.  If you have never done this track we recommend it to you.  The views are absolutely stunning!
The Mobile Dental Unit will be situated at Waipahihi School next term.
Blue Enrolment Forms have been issued to children who are not currently enrolled with Lakes DHB.  If your child brings one of these forms home PLEASE sign it and return it to the School Office as soon as possible.
We will be seeing the classes one at a time.  Please be patient as it is a large roll and all children at school will be checked before we leave Waipahihi.
Trish & Carol
If the teams don't get a coach they will not be able to play

Any coaches that step up will be given support . Team training night is every Tuesday, straight after school until 4.15pm with games played on Friday night.

Hockey Coaches information evening
·         Information Evening/ Coaching Course: Our information evening is going to be held on Monday 2 May 6pm – 8pm. The first part of the evening will go through the outline of the season and rules. The rest of the evening will be a practical session for the coaches run by Franki Traini, our BOP coachforce officer. It is highly recommended that all coaches attend this evening.  There have been changes to the rules that everyone needs to be aware of. All coaches will be given the 2016 information booklets to distribute to their teams.

It is open to any parents/caregivers that also want to come and learn. The second half of the evening is spent on the turf, so come in clothes and sneakers to wear on the turf"

If you can help in any way please contact Mary 027 271 2354.
NETBALL DRAW  -  Saturday 9 April
9.30am         Waipahihi AllStars          Courts 3 & 4  (2 games)
10.30am       Waipahihi Magic             Courts 6 & 7  (2 games)
11.30am        Waipahihi Ferns             Courts 3 & 4  (2 games)
11.30am        Waipahihi Nets               Court 5  (full game)         
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

Taupo Junior Rugby registrations will continue to be taken over the next few weeks.
Registration information including forms and payment details are available on  Alternatively registrations can be taken in person at OD Park, in the downstairs lounge (under main grandstand) on Tuesdays between 1-4pm and Wednesdays between 9am-12pm.  Any queries, please call Gaylene on 027 380 9253.

ADDI is offering a FREE SCHOLARSHIP.  The recipient will get free Literacy tuition from a qualified teacher for the whole of Term 2.  To enter go to  Registrations close Monday 11 April at 5pm.

Pianist Roman Rydnytsky returns to New Zealand and will be giving a recital at the Great Lake Centre on Wednesday 20 April at 7.00pm.  Adults $25.00 (plus booking fee), Children 14 & under $15.00 (plus booking fee).

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