WAIKOWHAI “Waters of the kowhai tree”

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Latest News

25 November 2014

School Organisation.
Please refer to this weeks newsletter for the school organisation next year. We would like to welcome Zoe Simpson and Amanda Kemp as our new staff members for 2015.

2014 School Production - Wizard of Oz - DVDs and Photo orders
These are now available to order. DVDs are $10.00 each and  digital photos are $5.00 each.
A huge thank you to Mala Patel who took all the photos and then spent hours setting up a viewing site. You can now look at the photos by clicking on the link below, recording the photo number and number of copies on your order form. Then return the order form to school.


For DVD orders, complete the DVD section on the order form and return to school.
Money needs to accompany both DVD and photo orders.

Reports and Portfolios
On Thursday 4th December End of Year Reports will go home to all students in Years 4 - 6 and those students in Years 1 - 3 who are due for an Anniversary or End of Year report.
All students will take home their portfolios on Thursday 4th December, they will need to be returned to school by Friday 12th December.
Roll Growth
To cater for the increase in our roll, we will be having two relocatable classrooms moved on site , possibly the weekend commencing 12th December. They will be ready for use for the 2015 school year. During 2015, four new permanent classrooms will be built and the aim is to have these completed by the beginning of the 2016 school year. The relocatable classrooms will be removed when these four classrooms are completed.

Breakfast in Schools
Breakfast club has resumed this week, operating on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Please remind your children to come to the hall between 8am and 8.30am, if they want breakfast.

Walking School Bus
Don't forget the bus runs every Monday, starting at 8.15am. 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 see Julie in the office.
Our school uniform is available from the Warehouse in Mt Roskill - corner of May and Stoddard Rds. Our school is awarded points for purchase of our uniform from the Warehouse. Please quote our name when purchasing our uniform and we receive points that can be redeemed for school resources.
2014 / 2015 Term Dates
Term dates for 2014 are available here.

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.

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.

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)