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Newsletter 10
26 August 2020
26 Here-turi-kōkā 2020
School Value for Term 3
Mana Whakahaere/Responsibility
Kia ora Whanau,
We are all looking forward to resuming 'normal' school next week. Thank you to everyone who has supported their children and assisted them with their online learning. We hope that these lockdowns are not going to become a regular event and we can move into Level One very soon.

We have had to revise our calendars and schedules so please take note of any changes that might affect you. We are still awaiting news around sporting fixtures but at this stage, all of the interschool cross country competitions have been cancelled.

Kind regards,

Gary Pasfield
Waimauku School
What's Coming Up
School Re-Opens - Monday 31 August 
Please remember:
- keep students home if they are sick
- drop off and pick up from the front gate
- sign in (and out) at the office if you come onsite, also use the QR code if you can
- all students need to bring a drink bottle

Board of Trustees Meeting - Wednesday 2 September

Speech Finals - Friday 18 September

Competitors only, sorry no parent audience this year.

School Life
96 one day old Ag Day chicks arrived last week, ready for their new homes.  If you are one of our lucky students who is raising chicks this year you can enter the chicken rearing competition and compete for the Waimauku School Chicken Rearing Cup - start your diaries now and start thinking about your chicken project.  
More info on this exciting challenge is on our Ag Day page
Bubble Class
Waimauku School has been pretty quiet during Level 3, with one classroom operating in Rooms H1/H2.  Thank you to the amazing Fiona Rickards for teaching our bubble class, alongside Melody Bell, Jane Bailey, Melo Newton, Chantelle Rust, Shanae Lewis, Melissa Dickinson, Suzannah Buckley, Charlotte Owen, Ali Jones, Leanne Martin and Cody Hutchinson.


Ever since day 1 of our first isolation period, Amira, our super star from Room 1 has been absent from school, facing her own challenges. She needed to keep in optimum health prior to major hip surgery. 

We were lucky to see Amira when she was able to visit school. Clad in her beautiful purple coloured cast, awkwardly positioned from her chest down to both ankles, she was wheeled in. She smiled as she heard her classmates and teacher again. Children had many questions to ask Amira, her Mum and caregiver! Amira is also blind and has enjoyed audio recordings and cards from her class.

Incredibly stoic with all she is faced with, Amira is now at a life turning point. We are incredibly excited to receive videos of her as she learns to bear her own weight and attempt to walk!!  It is a delight to see her splash with her mum and physio in the pool. 

We are so proud of you, Amira, busting through the pain towards your new freedom! We miss you. Kia kaha Amira from Waimauku School! 

Home Learning
Hazel helping Nellie with her home learning! 

Our Lamb Pen will be opening up again on Monday if you want to bring your lamb in - the same rules apply but no parents please unless you sign in at the office.  Please contact or for more information.
Hello families!  We hope that you are all safe and well in your bubbles.  Ag Day 2020 plans are well underway so fingers-crossed we are at a safe level to go ahead on Saturday 17 October!   It’s also Election Day so the good news is, you’ll be able to go and vote once Ag Day has finished.
The PTA is in full swing, organising this year’s food vendors and planning fun games and activities, including the Lego Walk Of Fire (guess what that is!), a live bee display and more.  As always, our local business community has been super generous with products and vouchers so there will be fantastic items to bid on for the silent auction.  The raffles are always popular with parents so once the children are back at school, please look out for our traditional request for raffle items (there’s a prize for the class which brings in the most donated items). If you’re a keen baker or cook, we’ll be asking for delicious goodies to sell at the cake stall.  
Soon we will be asking for volunteers to help on the day. You’ll be able to sign up via the school website Ag Day page and choose a time-slot that suits you.  We need many, many helpers!  
So please consider getting involved – it’s so much easier for everyone if the work is shared by lots of parents. Thank you, in advance!  While we know that this is an extremely busy time of year for everyone, Ag Day is the major PTA fundraising event of the year and we cannot do this without the support and assistance of our amazing school families
As more details are confirmed we will share them via newsletters and flyers etc so watch this space. If you would like to learn more about what the PTA does please follow this link and if you are keen to join please email – we would love to hear from you.
Stay safe!
Team PTA
Sponsorship Scoop!

Please take the time to check out some of our
amazing Ag Day Sponsors!
Waimauku Mini Mart
Rodney Bee Keeping Club

Community Notices
The Huapai Kumeu Lions Bookfair 2020 has been postponed until 
7 & 8 November.  You can donate books etc in the two weeks before the fair.  
To our Auckland whānau, with the change in COVID-19 alert levels to Level 3 across the Auckland region, the wellbeing of our community is paramount. Practicing guidelines set jointly by the Ministry of Health and Dental Council of New Zealand state that all routine dental treatment should be postponed. Therefore, the Children’s Community Dental Service (Auckland Regional Dental Service) is only able to provide urgent and emergency dental care to children, once the child’s condition has been assessed by a dental clinician over the phone. The Dental Council of New Zealand has further advised that if a child’s dental condition can be accurately diagnosed and effectively managed without needing to see the child in-person, then that is best. This means the child’s dental condition may be able to be managed with medication alone. From 12 August 2020, we will have essential dental care clinics open across Auckland (please see below). Opening hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-4.30pm

Silverdale 09 426 8470
Glenfield Intermediate 09 444 6160
Henderson Intermediate 09 838 9751 

If your child is in pain or you have concerns about their teeth, please phone the nearest clinic to you from the list provided above. Alternatively, parents/caregivers can phone 0800 TALK TEETH. Our dental clinicians will be available to discuss your concerns with you and to make a plan for your child.

If you need to contact a health professional outside our operating hours, please phone Healthline on 0800 611 116.

We kindly request you do not present to the clinic unless you have phoned the clinic and have been offered an appointment. Please note that we are required to ask COVID-19 pre-screening questions prior to all children and their whānau attending an appointment in our dental clinics.

Please review our website for further updates to our service delivery:

Thank you for your continued support, The Children’s Community Dental Service
Waimauku Scouts Annual Horse Race Night Fundraiser Friday 18 September
The Waimauku Scouts would like to invite you all to come along and attend our annual Horse Race Night Fundraiser. This year it is on Friday the 18th September at the Muriwai Golf Club.
It is a fantastic fun night out, at just $ 20 a ticket, a table of 8 is discounted at just $ 140.   
This includes a finger food dinner of pizza, and other hot & cold items, tea/coffee & home baking.
The bar will be open, and if you wish, we can provide a local shuttle transfer home (at additional cost).
We would like to thank our Premium Race Sponsors, so far we have 4 out of 8 races sponsored: 
Central Landscape Supplies, Greenlight Mortgages, Water to Waste Plumbing, Waimauku Lions.  And our supporters:  Craig Walker Building Removals, Muriwai Golf Club, Hallertau, Tanya Franklin - The Travel Broker, Lucie’s Little Bus (van transfers).

If you are wanting to help out, other than purchasing tickets and coming along for a fun night out, we would appreciate any support you are happy to give, big or small, we will be requiring vouchers & product for our prizes, auctions & raffles. Please contact us if you would like to see the tailored sponsorship package to see what the benefits are for being a Premium Race Sponsor.  Feel free to contact Tanya on 021 2549169 or Tatjana on 021 572222 with any questions, or email
During school hours at Waimauku School; or at Muriwai Studio.  All ages and levels; for fun, for skills and/or for exams.  Qualified (DipMus, DipPerformArts, ExecCertMus, LTCL, AIRMTNZ).  Experienced and Registered Teacher.

Text Megan Quatermass
027 644 3707 or email
Creative Matters art classes after school are back in term 3 at Waimauku School on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3pm - 5pm. Bookings now open

Our online option is also available -
This is a term long course for children aged 6 - 13 that teaches visual arts skills and encourages creative thinking.
It's very much structured in the same way as their popular after school classes, with instructional teaching videos presented by Mandy (CEO), and fun art projects that can be completed at home.

Thank you to those parents who have nominated our school when purchasing bulk fuel deliveries from Northfuels. For every 100 litres of fuel purchased, 50c is donated to our school, which can go towards sponsorship funds for a sports equipment package or a technology package.  We would appreciate any other parents nominating our school too if they also purchase from Northfuel. For more information, please visit or call 0800 4 THE KIDS  (0800 484 3543). Many thanks for supporting Waimauku School! 
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