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Newsletter 17
23 October 2019
23 Whiringa
-ā-nuku 2019
    School Value for Term 3
    Mana Whakahaere/Responsibility
Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Our Ag day was once again a big success with much thanks to the many people working very hard behind the scenes. Thank you to our efficient office staff for all the administration, our hard-working ground staff for preparing the grounds,  our teaching staff for judging exhibits and organizing the children, and last but not least, our fantastic PTA for all their efforts in organising the food and activities. Much planning and preparation was put into the day, making it a wonderful community event. Thank you to everyone who supported the school in one form or another.

A big thank you to Mrs Newland and Mrs Purchase for looking after the school during my absence at the end of the last term. It was a very busy time especially with the last week of production and the painting of the administration block.  It is much appreciated. 

Our senior students, Y 5-8 competed in the Epro8 challenges last week and did extremely well with both the Year 5/6 and Year 7/8 teams progressing onto the Regional finals. Congratulations to the teams and to Mr. James for arranging the competition at school. 

Our school hosted an evening with Nathan Wallis last week. He informed and entertained over 400 people in our hall on how to 'Engage your Brain'. A good evening was had and a huge thank you to our PTA for organising and hosting the evening.  

On Friday our Kapa Haka students will be competing at the Kaipara festival being held at Kaipara College this year. We wish them all the very best with their performance.
Kind regards,

Gary Pasfield
Waimauku School

Roll 786
Attendance 90.18%
What's Coming Up 
Last Day for Calendar, Card & Diary Orders - Thursday 24 October
Order at the office or on Kindo

Kaipara Kapa Haka Festival - Friday 25 October

Labour Day - Monday 28 October
School is closed

Touch Rugby - Tuesday 29 October
Leaving for Moire Park at 8:30.  Permission slips on Kindo or at the office.

Class and Team Photos - Wednesday 30 October

Group Day - Friday 1 November
Students who won a ribbon with their lamb or goat at Ag Day are eligible to go to Group Day.  Please contact if you would like to go

Te Kura O Te Kauri Trip - Friday 1 November
Room 16 only, permission on Kindo - no cost involved

PTA Bingo Night - Friday 1 November

Junior Athletics - Wednesday 6 November

Athletics Y3-8 - Friday 8 November

Tawharanui Trip for H1 & H2 - Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13 November
Permission on Kindo

Tawharanui Trip for Rm 15 & 16 - Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 November
Permission on Kindo

Kids for Kids Concert - Thursday 21 November
Permission and payment on Kindo or at the office.  Choir members to meet at Bruce Mason Centre at 6:45pm

Trip to Tiritiri Matangi - Information coming soon!
Rooms 5,1,2 - 6 December 
Rooms 6,7,8 - 12 December
Rooms 3,4 - 13 December

Prize Giving for Y1-4 - Tuesday 10 December

Prize Giving for Y5-8 - Wednesday 11 December

Graduation Social - Tuesday 17 December

Last Day of Term - Wednesday 18 December
Marlene Wells Cup for Most Points in Tarawera Team
Luca Crawford-Lee
MacDougall Cup for Most Points in Tarawera Team
Luca O'Brien
Agness Webb Cup for Most Points in Tongariro Team
Gemma O'Brien and Harper Trautvetter
May Cup for Most Points in Ngauruhoe Team
Jade Sutherland
Manifold Cup for Formal Table Arrangement
Emma Nouata

Ian McGlashan Award  for Lamb Husbandry Y1/2
Sam Wilson-Vogler
Ian McGlashan Award  for Lamb Husbandry Y3/4
Ethan Wilson-Vogler
Ian McGlashan Cup for Lamb Husbandry Y5-8
Monica Richardson

Muriwai Downs Cup for Most Obvious Pet
Rosie Sprosen
Dagger Cup for Leading and Handling
Monica Richardson
Stott Award Cup for Overall Best High Jump
Joshua Rawlinson
McIntosh Cup for Best Cared For Lamb
Mia Tolich
McIntosh Cup for Wool Class
Chloe Crawford
Table Top Cup for Best Lamb - Export Class
Saskia Franklin
Doctor Bob's Veterinary Clinic Cup for Champion Overall Lamb
Ethan Wilson-Vogler
Reserve Champion Overall Lamb
Nellie Howard and Joshua Rawlinson

Vujcich Family Award for Goat Husbandry Y1/2
Emmerson Drabble

Vujcich Family Award for Goat Husbandry Y3/4
Hannalei Mellor

Vujcich Family Cup for Goat Husbandry Y5-8
Holly Mellor
Buchanan Cup for Leading and Handling
Holly Mellor
Waimauku School Committee Cup for Most Obvious Pet
Jaxon Van Doormall
Speedy Family Cup for Rearing and Grooming
Hanalei Mellor
Gilmour Family Cup for High Jump
Jasmin Wilson

Craig Penrose Memorial Cup for Most Obvious Pet
Rebecca Steffens
Jasmine Lucas Cup for Dog Handling
Kaylen McNabney

Waimauku School Cup for Most Obvious Pet
Ruby Hewlett-Burch

Smashing Gifts Cup for Chicken Rearing
James Perrett and Reuben Smithers

Chicken Rearing Award Y1/2
Manaia Bolstad

Chicken Rearing Award Y3/4
Ziggy Bolstad

Chicken Rearing Award Y5/6
James Perrett and Reuben Smithers

Atom Services Young Farmer of the Year Cup
Jamie Hunter

Thank you
To our judges Graeme Bradley, Mark Young, Leslie Armitage, Marion Line, Di Munford, Val Steel, Liz Knight and Jenny Barnes .  To our lovely spinning ladies Avila Allsopp and her friend, the alpaca handlers Ralph and Ross, and our apiarists The Harrisons.  Thank you!

School Life
Calendar Orders
Orders can be done on Kindo or at the office, there are calendars, diaries and cards - please support the school they make wonderful Christmas presents.  Orders close tomorrow - 24 October.

Every student needs a school hat for term four.  They cost $10 - order now on Kindo or from the office.

School swimming is now starting. Regular lessons are held for each class as part of the physical education curriculum. Please do not encourage a fear of the water in your child by making up excuses for your child to avoid swimming. If your child is nervous about swimming please contact their teacher. Pool keys will be available for sale in December.
Kindo app now on iPhone

Now you have an even easier way to order and pay, when and where it suits you on the myKindo iPhone App.

  • To get started, just search 'myKindo' on the Apple App Store
  • Download, sign in and set up a PIN (you can even use TouchID or FaceID)
  • Pay for lunches, trip fees, school feels, school hats and fundraising products or fill out permission slips right from your mobile device
  • Contact the Helpdesk Monday-Friday 8am - 4pm via email or telephone 0508 454 636 if you need assistance.

Student Achievement
EPro8 Y5/6
Our school hosted the EPro8 Challenge for Y5/6 last week and our teams did really well with "Young Einsteins" taking out first place!

The EPro8 Challenge is an engineering and problem solving race. Teams compete to build large sized structures, solve practical problems, engineer using pulleys, motors, gears, wheels and axles, invent machines that can complete simple tasks, undertake unusual and fun experiments, construct basic electronic circuits and solve interesting problems using practical maths. Each team of four is based at a workstation containing an impressive assortment of easy to use parts and equipment. You can find further information about the event at
EPro8 7/8
We hosted the EPro8 Workshops and EPro8 Challenge for Y7/8 last week.  Our teams competed hard at the challenge and took out first, second and fourth place - congratulations to the winners "The A Team".
NZ Wrestling Champs
We are proud to announce the outstanding achievements at the NZ Wrestling Championships of Kate Robinson who took the Gold and Tre Caldwell who took the silver.  Congratulations!
Congratulations to Zoe Wratt who was nominated for and competed at the annual National Young Performers Awards (PACANZ) last week.
PTA Update
Firstly a massive THANK YOU from the PTA. Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Ag Day. Thank you to all the teachers, kids and parents who baked cakes, donated grocery items, ran stalls, sold raffle tickets, bought raffle tickets, helped set up stalls, blew up balloons, painted faces, painted signs, carried things and counted things and at the end of the day packed everything up and put it away again. Without all of you, we could not run this amazing event. Congratulations to all of the raffle winners, ribbon winners and prize winners and of course thank you to the teachers who braved the Dunk Tank! Phew! What a fantastic day!
There was a huge turn out for the Engage Your Brain talk by Nathan Wallace, hosted by Waimauku School and supported by the PTA committee, where he talked about the development of the human brain through childhood. Nathan Wallace is a very entertaining speaker which made for a very interesting and enjoyable night.
Some of you may have noticed a new, rather nice storage shed has been constructed at the Junior Playground using funds raised by the PTA this year. The shed is to be used to store play equipment for the Junior School. Thank you to all who have supported the PTA events and fundraisers this year.

BINGO!!   Friday 1 November
Hot off the heels of AG Day the PTA are straight into our next event. Its BINGO but Not as Your Nana knows it!!   A night of fun and laughter brought to you by Mistress Viv and DJ Andy Juice.  (Note - some of the BINGO calls are likely to be a bit rude, so if you are easily offended this night may not be for you.)
The night kicks off at Muriwai Surf Club with BINGO from 7pm and then a DJ from 9.30. We’ll also have the rugby on upstairs from 10pm for those who want to watch the game on the big screen.
Jo Bro’s Burgers will be on site from 6pm so you can arrive early, claim your seat, grab a burger and get a drink from the bar before the games begin. It’s a great chance to mingle and meet other parents and Jo Bro’s menu looks awesome, with a vegetarian option as well.
We also have some amazing packages up for auction including a Local Luxury Escape, a Wellness Package, a Local Action Package, an Adventure Package, a Tree/Green Fingers Package, A DIY Clean Up package, a Travel Package, an Art Package and some NZ Sports Memorabilia including a Cricket Bat signed by a Black Cap. All auctions will be online and open to all parents during the week leading up to BINGO and then also available on the night for you to bid on. Thank you to all the businesses who have donated towards these auctions.
As responsible hosts we have arranged Lucie’s Bus for transport to and from the event, please book at the office before 31 October to secure your spot on the bus (school zone only) it’s $10 per trip or $15 return.
There’ll be prizes for best dressed (think Outrageous Fortune/Westie styles) plus a photobooth on site to capture the moment.
So grab your tickets -  $25 from KINDO or the School Office – numbers are limited so don’t miss out on an awesome night!

Community Notices

Flippa Ball
Well it’s been another amazing term for the Flippa Ball teams with all players showing huge development over the past few months. The Year 5 & 6 team has gone from the lower rankings right to the top rankings in their grade. Well done to you all! Great to see such determination and drive in the water.

The Year 3 & 4 team too have improved greatly and are working really well together. A couple of the team members have also been to extra water ball skills training run by the water polo league and this has increased our arsenal of tactics.

With the year 4s moving up to the year 5 & 6 team in December, now is a good time to start thinking about Flippa as a sport for your current Year 2 child as we will have a number of vacancies in the Year 3 & 4 team next year. They are welcome to come and watch pool training on Friday before school once the pool gets warmer.

The year 3 & 4 team need another player! If you are interested - it is great fun, please contact Anna 021-026-22818 or

French and Spanish language classes at Waimauku School.
Learn French or Spanish in our fun after school language classes.
Students learn the target language through songs, games and play, classes are open to all students.
Language tutors are native speakers and classes have small numbers which makes this a great learning environment.
Spanish is on Tuesday after school and French is on Wednesday after school from 3.15 to 4pm. 
For bookings and information
Guess what?
Marrzipan Drama are running awesome self-confidence building sessions at your school!

 Marrzipan have gained a huge reputation in New Zealand for the development of shy children, especially those with anxiety, autism and selective mutism. Saying that, this is a class for the super crazy and dramatic types too as we focus on positive leadership and social skills.Our classes focus on inner and outer self-confidence, and are super fun and exciting for children. Parents are kept up to date with weekly emails about what’s been covered in class and why, as well as what you can work on at home. We have two awesome showcases at the end of every term too, so you can see your child’s development first hand as they perform in one of our termly productions. 
Get in touch via our website to secure your child’s space for a no-obligation trial class, or call our superstar Office Team to give you the lowdown on why your child simply MUST give it a go. Head to and click REGISTER, or call 027 521 7352. See you there!
Register to play for Rodney Basketball in 2020 at the link below.

All ages and skill levels are welcome and encouraged!

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! 

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
Thank you to the following companies who supported our AIMS Games raffle, their sponsorship is helping us to send 58 athletes to Tauranga!

All-Terrain Services
Andrea Turzynski - Harcourts

Atom Services
AWA Nursery
Bayleys Real Estate
Burnetts Septic Tanks Services
Calverts Butchery
Car Parts Express
Carter Electrical
Castle Panel Beaters
Clare & Nicole Calis - Barfoot & Thompson

Catamaran Charters
Countdown Helensville
David Lloyd Mortgage
Delectable Cuisine
Delta Insurance
Design Wire
Espresso Room
Global Credit

Good Furniture
Hand Institute Huapai
Handle with Care
Hire A Farmer
HLB Mann Judd Advisory & Accounting
Just Kidz Huapai
Hunter Campbell
Ilumino Lighting
IT IQ Limited
Kiwi Rider Magazine
Kumeu Garden Hub
Kumeu Motors

Kumeu Plumbing Ltd
Kumeu Produce Market

Little Bo - Smoothie Living
Lovesoul Beauty & Spa Studio
Mark Harrison Solicitor
Mint Nursing Services
Motion Design Limited
Murray's Mow & Sow
New World Kumeu
NJC Hire
Norcross Fishing
NZ Trade Group
Osteopathic Natural Health
Parkview Helensville
Performance Rehab
Pest Norwest
Pit Stop Westgate
Pita Pit Kumeu
Power Forklifts
R & S Automotive
Raw Essentials
Sangam Kumeu
Signature Homes West & North-West Auckland
Steve Charleston Builders Ltd
Sumiko's Kitchen
Swag Barbershoppe
Technology Compass
The Fireplace Kumeu
The Travel Brokers - Tanya Franklin
Tree Brothers
Trish Drake - Harcourts
Triumph NZ
Vehicle Testing Auto Services
Waimauku Fresh World
Water to Waste Plumbing & Drainage
Work Wheels
Lions Club of Helensville
“The Best Book Fair in the West!”
 23 & 24 November 2019
Helensville War Memorial Hall
Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 3pm.  Books are priced to sell at $1 for paperbacks, $2 for hardbacks and all children's books at 50c.  There will be over 400 vinyl LPs on sale.  Small donations of books can be left at Burmester Realty or larger lots call Chris 420 8527. 
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