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Waipahihi School Newsletter

26 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 link to Tuesday nights documentary : World Class: Inside New Zealands Education: A Special Report - well worth the time and effort to watch to make you think about school and learning!
  • A Monday night reflection from our Parent evening that we held that gives an overview of what was introduced and then detailed by our teaching teams.
  • Tonight (at 5.30) is our Whānau Hui. This is a more informal gathering and is open 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. Come along and bring a plate for shared kai!
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.
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.

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
Due to unforseen circumstances (no power), the Mobile Unit will be moving for appoximately 6 weeks.  We will continue treating Waipahihi School children when we return.
We apologise for any inconvenience during this time.  If you require URGENT dental care during this time please phone Taupo Hospital Campus on 378-9470.
Carol & Trish
Mike has got these scooters in his shed.  Does one belong to you?  
The Lost Property is going to the Salvation Army Secondhand Store on Friday at 3.15pm.  Weather dependent, the lost property will be out on Friday until 3pm.
We strongly encourage you to tell your child to look through this prior to 3 o'clock.
Rooms 5 & 6 have a variety of "learning looks" in their classrooms. 
The 40 Hour Famine is coming.  It's happening during the weekend of 10th-12th June. This year, World Vision are raising funds to create child friendly spaces for those 5 million children who have been affected by the conflict in Syria. These spaces will be safe, supportive learning environments where kids have access to arts, sports, education and counselling so they can start to heal from the trauma of war, and be kids again. Kylie Parkes will be holding a 'registration' slot during lunchtime this Thursday and Friday so if your child would like to register, they can. If you would like more information please contact Kylie in Room 15.
CONGRATULATIONS to the following students who performed at the NZMSM Competitions last Saturday.  They performed in front of large audiences and all did so well.
  • Scarlett Peterson played well
  • Taylor Harrison achieved a Highly Commended
  • Kenneth Neve-Bain achieved a Very Highly Commended\
  • Benjamin Percival-Moore achieved a Silver medal, 1 HC
  • Mya Mackintosh achieved 1 Silver medal, 1 Bronze medal, 1 VHC, 1 HC
  • Danielle McMurray achieved 3 Bronze medals, 2 VHC, 1 HC
  • Caitlyn Whittaker achieved 3 Gold medals, 1 Bronze medal and also won the Boogie Woogie 10 Years Trophy & Modern Piano 10 Years & Under Trophy
All the teachers at New Zealand Modern Schools of Music would like to congratulate these students on their achievements and acknowledge the hard work they have done over this year.
   ~ Chrissy Metcalfe
NETBALL DRAW  -  Saturday 28 May
9.30am         Waipahihi Steel                 Court 3
                     Waipahihi Wonders           Court 5
10.30am       Waipahihi Pulse                Court 4
                     Waipahihi Nets                 Court 10
11.30am       Waipahihi Ferns                Court 5
                     Waipahihi AllStars             Court 7
                     Waipahihi Magic                Court 8

HOCKEY DRAW  -  Friday 27 May
BYE             Waipahihi Stormers
3.45pm         Waipahihi Fabulous
3.45pm        Waipahihi Wacko       
4.50pm        Waipahihi Quicksticks
4.50pm        Waipahihi Cupidos
6.00pm        Waipahihi Smashers
Please note that next week's games will be played on WEDNESDAY 1 JUNE
Kian Weston, Taylor Weston, Mia van Duivenboden, William McKenna, Danielle McMurray & Rose Canning  (Hockey)
Roman Elers  (Ripper Rugby)
Rikki-Lee Durham, Victoria Barrett, Willow Bragg,
Frankie-May Flavell, Niamh Faith-O'Connell & Dalila Benzine  (Netball)

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.

There is a parent information evening 9 June 7.30pm in the staffroom at St Patrick's School ,86 Acacia Bay Road.  Joce Moyle will be discussing dyslexia and the Woodcock Johnson assessment as well as answering questions which you may have.  We hope to see as many of you there as possible.  Please RSVP by the 1 June by either phone or text 022 0863328 (our new phone is up and working!) or email   This will ensure that catering is sufficient.

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.

Secondhand Ski & Snowboard Car Boot Sale  -  Sunday 5 June, 10am - 1pm in the Avis Rental Yard (cnr Spa Road & Ruapehu Street).  Buy a site for $10.00 or just turn up.  For more information contact Thomas on
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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