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

15th April 2014
Reporting to Parents
Report have gone home with children if, in Term 1, they have completed 6 months, 1 year, 1 1/2 years, 2 years, 2 1/2 years or 3 years at school. Half yearly reports are called 'Progress Reports' and we ask families who receive these to complete the 3 Way Conference booking form and return to school. Not all junior children will take home reports this week as their 'Progress Report' or 'End of Year Report' may not be due until end of Term 2,3 or 4.
If you have received an 'End of Year Report' you are not required to attend 3 way Conferences at this time. Years4, 5 and 6 reports will go home at the end of Term 2 and 3 Way Conferences will be held for those students at the beginning  of Term 3.

Mufti Day / Travelwise Wheels Day
 Thank you for the donations we received for our Mufti / Wheels Day. $194.00 was collected which will go towards a commercial conveyor toaster for our Breakfast Club.
Our school uniform is available from the Warehouse in Mt Roskill - corner of May and Stoddard Rds.

The school gates are open from 2.45pm onwards in the afternoons to enable you to park in the bottom playground. Please use this area to avoid any parking or traffic issues at the school entrance.          
2014 Term 1
 The last day of Term 1 is Thursday 17th April, 2014 at 3pm - Friday 18th of April is Good Friday.
Term 2 will begin on Monday 5th May, 2014 at 9am.
Term dates for 2014 are available here.

School Bell.
The school bell is rung at 8.00am every day. The gate will be closed at 8.00am as well and reopened at 2.45pm.

All children are required to wear a navy blue sunhat, outside in the summer terms (Term 1 and 4). Children without hats will need to sit in the junior shade house during break times and will not be able to participate in outside activities during classroom programmes until they have a hat to wear. Hats can be purchased from the school office for $10.00.

Breakfast in Schools
The Breakfast in Schools programme has commenced. Children can have breakfast at school every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning between 8am and 8.30am. Please remember that children need to be at school by 8.30am at the latest if they want to eat breakfast.

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.    
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.         

Social Worker in School.
Our school social worker, Lynair Bergman, is available to meet with parents at school on Thursdays and Fridays. You can contact her on her mobile 027 225 8924 or visit her at school. Her office is located outside Rooms 3 and 4.

Warehouse Stationery
 Warehouse Stationery has a rewards system for schools. Every time you shop there, quote our school name and then our school gets reward points that we can use to go towards the purchase of class resources and equipment. Feel free to pass on our name to family and friends.

Scooter Zone
A section of the school playground has been designated as a 'Scooter Zone' for students to ride scooters. The scooter zone operates from 12.30 - 1pm every Tuesday and Thursday.

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)