WAIKOWHAI “Waters of the kowhai tree”

We hope you enjoy browsing. We keep this site regularly updated with the most recent news and events. Please remember to keep checking back for the weekly changes that will occur.

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.

If you have any queries, comments or ideas please feel free to contact us here.

Latest News

25th October 2016

School Strategic Planning Questionnaire
The Board would appreciate your thoughts on how the school is going and what you would like to see in the next 3 years.
Below is a link to a questionnaire that we would encourage you to complete - you could win a $100 Countdown voucher and lunch for your child's classroom by completing the questionnaire. Please complete by Tuesday 1st November.


School Production
Our school production is Alice in Wonderland. It will be performed in the Waikowhai Intermediate School Hall on the following dates:
Wednesday 2nd November (Evening Performance) 7pm - doors open at 6.45pm - NOW SOLD OUT
Thursday 3rd November (Evening Performance) 7pm - doors open at 6.45pm - NOW SOLD OUT
Friday 4th November (Daytime Performance) 11am - doors open at 10.45am

Class Photos
These will be taking place on Monday 7th of November.  

School Athletics Day
This has been postponed until Thursday 10th November because the school fields are still quite wet.

New Class Spaces
The construction of 3 new class spaces will begin this term. These spaces are called 'Innovative Learning Environments' or 'ILEs' and have been designed by the Ministry of Education.
There is a tab on this website that shows you the plans, photos and links to international research regarding ILEs.
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.
Hats can be purchased from the school office - at a cost of $6.00.

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.

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.
 2016 and 2017 Term Dates
Term dates for 2016 and 2017 are available here.

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)