Waiau School is a warm and vibrant school with a supportive community at its heart. We are proud of our school with its caring family environment and child-centred approach to learning.
We believe in our Kia ū ki te ako philosophy, we strive to ensure all our learners are equipped with the skills to become learners for life. Our school is caring, inclusive and collaborative with our tamariki at the heart of all we do.
Links us to the physical connections we share with our whenua, and ties our school in with the people of our place.
Implores us to continue to make positive changes for ourselves, our community, our environment, and our world.
Ensures we are meeting the needs of our learners, and ensures we celebrate all our achievements.
Encourages us to view our learning in the present to be adaptable to the ever changing worlds our learners will move into.
Newsletter 19, Week 7 Term 4Fri Dec 02 03:30pm
Reminder – Gumboot FridayFri Nov 04 06:44am
Gumboot Friday – Mufti Day today
Apologies for the late notice but we would like to take the opportunity to support the Gumboot Friday Appeal. The children can come to school in mufti and we would love to see them wearing their gumboots. We will do a wellbeing walk around the village in place of the bake sale this year due to the late notice. A gold coin donation would be appreciated if you would like to support.
If you wold like to donate $3 online you can text BOOTS to 469.
Newsletter 17, Week 3 Term 4Thu Nov 03 06:02pm
Athletics Day.Tue Nov 01 07:02am
Please put plenty of sunblock on for today. We have a limited supply of sunblock at school but if you could send/bring along sunblock for your child/ren everyone will be ‘sunsmart’ by reapplying throughout the day. Looking forward to seeing you all at our Athletics Day.
The Waiau Team
Reminder Athletics Day TomorrowMon Oct 31 03:30pm
We are looking forward to seeing you all at Athletics Day tomorrow starting from 9am. If possible please bring along a small plate to share for morning tea. We encourage students and parents to wear our house colours and make sure you pack your activewear for the parent relay!
See you all there!
Postponement of tomorrow’s tripSun Oct 30 10:23am
Kia ora,Due to illness we have postponed our trip to the Johnson’s Farm and Lyndon Homestead tomorrow morning. At this stage we will look at rescheduling for Wednesday 9th November.
Thank you to all of you who kindly offered to take children on the trip. We will confirm plans at the end of the week.
In the meantime, limber up for our Parent Relay race on Tuesday at Sports Day ( Thursday- postponement day).
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
The Waiau Team
Newsletter 16, Week 1 Term 4Thu Oct 20 04:23pm
Assembly – Today at 2.15pmFri Sep 30 11:13am
Our final assembly for this term will be this afternoon at 2.15pm in the Library.
Please join us for a cuppa and a catch up afterwards.
Fish’n’chip Friday / Mufti Day Tomorrow – See menu attachedThu Sep 29 04:10pm
Kaikōura trip infoWed Sep 28 02:27pm
Wednesday 28th September
Kaikoura Day Trip
Thursday, 29th September
At this stage we will be travelling to Kaikoura tomorrow. We will email and send an App message by 8am if we have to cancel the trip.
Here are some reminders so we all get the best out of the day-
Please send along booster seats for those that require them
Packed lunch and a drink bottle of water
A raincoat and a towel ( incase we hit wet weather at the rock pools)
Children are to wear correct school uniform
Our plans for the day are as follows:
Leave from school at 8:30am ( Families up near Mt Lyford will travel from there)
Head to Hapuku School to present our Kapa Haka items and have morning tea ( approx 9:45-11:30)
Drive to Scarborough Street to view Ngā Niho Pa site ( 11:30-12:00)
Head to South Bay- Parking in the car park on the right opposite the race track. Walk over to the Statues on the corner.
Get back into vehicles, drive to Rock Pools at the end of South Bay
Have lunch and then complete tasks- locating and identifying various rock pool creatures
We will then pack up and be ready to head back along the Inland Road route leaving approx 2pm, returning to school shortly after 3 in time for the buses.
Hapuku School is about 5 minutes out of Kaikōura on the right hand side of the road to Blenheim.
Thank you to all of the parents that are transporting us over to Kaikōura.
The Waiau Team
Newsletter 15, Week 9Fri Sep 23 04:21pm
Book Week book exchangeWed Sep 21 08:08am
This will happen today at lunchtime. If your child/ren have a book they are allowed to swap with another child please send along the book this morning with the signed permission slip inside. No books will be swapped unless we have your permission. This is a Book Week event and is open to those who wish to exchange books. This book exchange does not involve our Scholastic books on sale in the hall.
We can’t wait to see students dressed in their favourite book character costumes. Parade will start around 9:30 on the court/ library verandah if wet.