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Newsletter 14   
4 November / 4 Whiringa-ā-rangi 2020
School Value for Term 4

Kia ora koutou,
With many parts of Europe going back into lockdown it was very pleasing to see our junior school holding their annual athletics meeting without any of the restrictions of COVID.  We had a great turnout of parents and my thanks to everyone who supported their tamariki. Well done to all the children and to the junior teachers for a very enjoyable and smooth running day.

Some of our senior students visited the Howick historical village this week as part of their concept 'Past, Present and Future'. By all accounts, it was very well received and enjoyed by all. Feedback was that they could have stayed a bit longer which is always a good sign for any excursion. Thank you to everyone who went along to support the teachers and students.

Children leaving school early
Regular and full attendance is one of the most effective things you can do for your child's education and we would encourage you to make appointments and schedule out-of-school activities so as to allow your child to be at school for the full school day. Every instance of a child leaving early is an interruption not only to them but to their whole class and sometimes to the whole school if that child is not in their classroom. We would ask that you aim to minimise the instances where children need to be taken out of school during the day.

Gary Pasfield
Waimauku School

Roll 794
Attendance 92%
What's Coming Up

Kids fo Kids Concert - Thursday 5 November

Kaipara College Visit - Thursday 5 November

For Year 8s attending Kaipara next year, permission and payment on Kindo

Senior Athletics - Friday 6 November
Parents are welcome to come and support our students.  We need volunteers so please email if you can help.  Children can wear house colours:
Blue House - Surnames starting with AEFMWY
Green House - BDGPQZ
Red House - CIRSUVX
Yellow House - HJKLNOT

Group Day in Helensville - Friday 6 November

MOTAT Trip Rooms 15,16,17 - Monday 9 November
Permission and payment on Kindo

PTA Meeting - Monday 9 November
9am - anyone can come along - we would love to see you

Howick Village Trip Rooms 9,10,13 - Wednesday 11 November
Permission and payment on Kindo

Y5/6 Cricket - Wednesday 11 November
Permission on Kindo.  Students need Waimauku School t-shirt, shoes, school hat, sunscreen, lunch and a drink

Young Leaders Day - Thursday 12 November
Student Council trip, permission on Kindo

PTA Disco - Friday 13 November
Years 0-4 5:30-6:45pm.  Years 5-8 7-8:45pm.  
Tickets on Kindo.  Cash sales one day only - 11 November 8:15-9am outside Room 1.
Helpers are needed please go to and use code jddk4

Camp for Rooms 15,16,17 - Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 November
There is a new permission form for this camp - please make sure you have completed it on Kindo

Senior Band Night - Wednesday 25 November
7:30pm in the hall, all welcome, koha entry

Camp for Rooms 29,30,H1,H2 - Mon 7 to Wed 9 December
There is a new permission form for this camp - please make sure you have completed it on Kindo

Year 1/2 Prizegiving - Tuesday 8 December at 9:30am

Year 3/4 Prizegiving - Tuesday 8 December at 11:30am

Year 7/8  Prizegiving - Wednesday 9 December at 9:30am

Year 5/6 Prizegiving - Thursday 10 December at 9:30am

Citizenship Assembly - Friday 11 December at 9:30am

Reports Sent Home - Friday 11 December

Senior Graduation Social - Friday 11 December

Last Day of School - Monday 14 December

School finishes at 12pm, all buses will run early

Goal Setting Interviews - Tuesday 2 February
Goal Setting Interviews - Wednesday 3 February
First Full day of school - Thursday 4 February

School Life
Do your Christmas shopping on Kindo! 
We have some fantastic new fundraiser items on Kindo which are available for the next few weeks.  All the orders will be delivered to school by 4 December. 

SOS Trip Refunds
Sadly, the Year 3 and 4 trip to SOS had to be cancelled. Please email Nicky at with your bank account number and name and the name of your child and their room number for a refund, or to let her know if you would like your refund transferred to donations or something else.

Photographer Wanted
The Centenary Committee is looking to hire a photographer for the celebrations in March 2021.  They need someone for Friday 19 March from 6pm till 8pm, Saturday 20 March from midday till 3pm for the group photos and from 6pm til 8:30pm.  Please email if you are interested.

No Smoking or Vaping on School Grounds
Please be aware that you cannot smoke or vape in any part of the school, whether inside or outside, at any time of day.

Touch Tournament
Our touch teams played hard at the recent NW Tournament - well done to the Waimauku School Mixed Team who took out first place!  

Pool Keys
Keys will be on sale from mid-Novemberand the pool will be open from early December.

Lunchtime Club
HUGE thank you to our fabulous PTA for supporting the Games and Puzzles Lunchtime Club. 

Every Wednesday lunchtime we have 50-70 students playing board games and puzzles in the hall. This is a great time for socialising, learning new skills and having fun. Thanks to the PTA,  we have 24 new games to play and 4 fabulous bins to transport them.   There is a regular group of students that attend and it is always great to see new students come and join in.

A big thank you to Kayden Tamihana and Lucas Sanders for being responsible, reliable helpers who set up and pack up games, along with teaching students how to play them. 

Student Voice
Makaiah Dunn represented Waimauku School at the intermediate schools ribbon day in Clevedon.  Makaiaha did really well and the team got fifth overall!
Room 2 Dioramas
Hi families, we hope you managed to get your calendar art orders in! It’s such a fantastic fundraiser for the school plus - bonus - they make great gifts for Grans, Poppas, Aunties and Uncles :-) 

Don’t forget to get  Disco tickets!  Here is the full information about the Disco - 

Waimauku School Disco

Friday 13 November 2020

Junior Disco (Years 1-4) 5.30 pm – 6.45 pm
Senior Disco (Years 5-8) 7.00 pm – 8.45 pm

Tickets on sale on Kindo - from now until 11 November.
$20.00 Ultimate Party Package - Entry Ticket + any 5 of the below
$10.00 - Entry Ticket + any 1 of the below:
Glow Sticks / Ice Blocks / Chips / Photobooth / Burger
$7.00 - Entry Ticket-Only

NO DOOR SALES!  Tickets will be sent home with students on Thursday 12 Nov.

Cash sales will be available on one day only - please bring cash and the permission slip to school on Wednesday 11 Nov between 8.15 am to 9 am outside Room 1.

Please bring extra cash on the night to spend on goodies!  All profits go to the school and help to enhance and maintain the playground and sports environment our children all enjoy.


Disco is for current students only, no past students, no pre-schoolers.
Children may only attend the disco for their year group.
Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
You will need to collect your children personally from the exit doors.
The nearest toilets are located in the small hall but as this is now a classroom please keep visits brief!
NO wheelie shoes or high heels.
NO food or drink to be consumed in the hall.
Free water available.
Adults can purchase food and drinks too. Some seating will be available for adults but if you are planning to stay please feel free to ask how you can help out!
Cash only, no eftpos available.

Disco helpers required - please use the following link and code to log in and select when you can help

(Use code jddk4)

There will be a PTA meeting next Monday at 9.00am in the staff room - you are all VERY welcome to attend, we already have one eye on 2021 and would love more hands, more ideas, more help please! 

Thank you to Mayson Day and Anik Arundel from Barfoot & Thompson for sponsoring our Disco photobooth!
If you want to skip the Duraseal battle next year order EZCovers! 
Use the code EZ15 and they will donate to our school!  

Community Notices
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
Need a nanny?
My name's Kate Hobbs, I'm 25 and have experience looking after children and am currently available to nanny yours! Always fun, safe and educational, I'd love to chat to find out more about your needs. I have a car and a full license.
Get in touch on and we can get to know each other.

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.

Waimauku Lions hope to have a large Garage Sale on
Saturday 7 November.   Do you have any items that you would like to give your local Lions Club to sell?  We are fundraising for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.  Any good items welcome including books, sale-able furniture (no lounge suites), crockery or onraments etc.  (No old TVs or whiteware please).  Please phone 09 411 7714 or 09 4117043 for more inforamtion.  

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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