WAIKOWHAI “Waters of the kowhai tree”

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The purpose of this website is to highlight events, school life and curriculum, as well as providing opportunities for the school to communicate effectively with parents and guardians.

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Latest News

23rd September 2016

Term three finishes this Friday 23rd September at 3.00pm. Term 4 begins on October 10th at 9am.
School Community Strategic Planning Meeting
The Board of Trustees will be holding a Strategic Planning Meeting on Tuesday evening 15th November. If you would like to join us, you are most welcome.

School Production
Our school production this year is Alice in Wonderland. It will be performed in the Waikowhai Intermediate School Hall on the following dates:
Wednesday 2nd November (Evening Performance)
Thursday 3rd November (Evening Performance)
Friday 4th November (Daytime Performance)
Production tickets are now available from the office. Adults are $7.00 and children are $5.00.
Cash Payments
Just a reminder that Subway and Sushi money is handled by the suppliers. The school doesn't issue change, so please ensure that your child has the correct amount with their lunch order.

There are a growing number of students arriving at school late. School starts promptly at 9.00am and students need to be here before the 9.00am bell so they can organise themselves for the day.
In Term One and Term Four, all children are expected to wear a sunhat. Any child not wearing their sunhat will need to sit in shaded areas at morning tea and lunchtime.

Contact Details
It is important that we are able to contact parents/caregivers if your child is sick or injured. If your details have changed, please let the office know, so that we can update our records.

Breakfast in Schools
Breakfast club operates on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Breakfast will be served from 8am until 8.30am in the hall.

Walking School Bus
The Dominion Rd Extn route starts at 8.30am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. The route begins outside the Roskill South Kindergarten and travels along to Glass Rd (where the first stop is) and the second stop is on the corner of Quona Ave and Albrecht Ave, then onto the school entrance.
Friends of the School
We have a Friends of the School committee which is a group of parents who help out with fundraising and volunteering at the school. If you are interested in joining, please contact Romana Locke on 021 0231 0796 or pop in and see Julie in the office. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 19th October 2016.
 2016 and 2017 Term Dates
Term dates for 2016 and 2017 are available here.

Wednesday Subway Lunches
Subway envelopes are available from the office and orders are placed at the school office by 9am, Wednesday mornings. Please ensure that the correct amount of money is in the envelope.

Thursday Sushi Orders
The sushi lunch option is available on Thursdays. Orders are to be made with the class teacher before 9am.    
Sausage Sizzle
The Sausage sizzle is every Friday.
Sausages - $1.50 (includes bread, sauce and serviette)
Iceblocks / Icecreams - $1.50

Permission to leave School
If you need to take your child out of school early you must first sign your child out at the office before you collect them from the classroom. Office staff will give you a yellow slip, which needs to be given to the classroom teacher before the child is released.         

Newsletter Online
Our school newsletters can be read on this website.  You can also choose to subscribe to our newsletters page, which means you will receive an email whenever a newsletter is added.  To find this page you can click on 'Parent Info', then 'Newsletters' from the menu options above.  (Newsletters)