Sunday, 15 December 2019


Hello All,

A busy final week ahead, the information below:

Monday - All welcome to the final Monday Meetup for the year.

Tuesday - We visit the Fitzroy Resthome and sing Christmas Carols.

Wednesday - St Johns are visiting Wai-iti. Please bring a gold coin donation if you are able too.

Thursday - Farewell in the School Hall for staff that are leaving us, 2.40pm.

Friday - Final Assembly at 11.40am, with school finishing at 12.30pm.

Kirsty and Tracy

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Beach Education Trip tomorrow - Friday 13th December

Hello All,

As you are aware we are away tomorrow at Waimairi Beach participating in Beach Education.

A few reminders:

-Please make sure your child is at school by 8.20am.
-They need to wear their Waimairi School Uniform and School hat.
-They need togs, towel, spare mufti clothes, big lunch, drink bottle and sunscreen, (we will provide sunscreen for all children though).
-We are due back at 3pm.

Sounds like a hot day, please cover your child in sunscreen before you leave in the morning.

Thank you for all your support, we are looking forward to a wonderful day.

Kirsty and Tracy

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Week 9 - 9th December

Only 2 weeks to go!!

We finish school on Friday 20th December at 12.30pm. At this stage, we will be having a final school assembly at approximately 11.40am. This will be confirmed.

A reminder we have our class Beach Education Trip this Friday 13th December. We need all children at school by no later then 8.30am. This trip is on regardless of the weather.

Here is a selection of our Wai-iti Projects this term. I am sure you will agree the quality and detail are high quality.

Well done Wai-iti learners, we are so proud of you all:

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Music/Singing Lessons for 2020

Please refer to the latest School Newsletter if your child is interested in Music/Singing lessons in 2020.

Remember TOGS tomorrow!

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Chewing Gum and Bubble Gum

Hi All

Just recently we have had children with chewing gum and bubble gum. We don't want either at school. Please check with your child to make sure they're not bringing it to school in their pocket or school bag.

Many thanks
Tracy and Kirsty.

P.T.A News...Please read...

So we can start 2020 with a BOOM! We need your help... 
A quick survey... Please complete by the end of this week (6th Dec).
As part of the PTAs review/revitalisation a survey has been created to help us gage our communities thoughts and get all the names and contacts of anyone who is interested in helping with the school community in 2020. Here is the link

We are meeting tonight to share a drink and to have a chat at Fig Bar, The Elms Hotel, 7pm. Everyone is welcome.

Monday, 2 December 2019

Week 9 - Can you believe it! (2nd December)

Hello All,

On Friday your child should have brought home a reminder notice about our Beach Education Trip on Friday 13th December. Please let us know if you did not receive this.

To all the parent helpers - a parent helper notice is coming your way regarding your role for the day. Thank you.

Swimming continues every Tuesday and Friday. Please let us know if your child is unable to swim.

This is the last week for Instructional Reading Groups. All the reading books need to be filed away ready for next year.

Have a lovely week.

Kirsty and Tracy

Tuesday, 19 November 2019


Hi All

Here is an important message from our PTAS.
Come and join in a fun community event organised by the PTA and supported by Touch Canterbury on Monday, December 2nd from 5-7:30pm, at the school field.

Bring a picnic and your sports shoes and help us encourage our tamariki to stay active and participate in fun physical activities and sports! Parents are invited to play alongside our senior students (Years 5-6) and games and skills will be shared with all younger ages too. The PTA will be providing a free sausage sizzle from 5:30pm, but bring something extra as we don’t want anyone to go hungry!

Touch is a great game for the whole family! Come and join in the fun and celebrate this terms learning focus and our wonderful school community. 

Skills and games 
5- 5:30pm: Year 0-2
5:30-6pm:  Year 3-4
6-6:30pm: demonstration skills and drills
6:30-7:15pm: Adults and Year 5-6

See you on the 2nd of December! But remember to keep an eye on the School and PTA Facebook page incase it needs to be cancelled due to bad weather. 

Monday, 18 November 2019

Wai-iti Visit to the Fitzroy Resthome

Hi All

My Mum, Pam, is a resident at the Fitzroy Rest Home. For the past three years we have visited the rest home with the class to sing to the residents. It's a lovely way for the children to give to the community at Xmas and the residents just love it! We will be travelling by bus from school on the afternoon of the 17 December and the cost of the bus will be on this terms activity fee. We will require parent help and will ask for this closer to the time.

Many thanks

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Week 6 - 18th November

Hello All,

We hope you have enjoyed the long weekend and the warm weather.

A few reminders for the week:

-Tomorrow (Monday 18th November) is Mufti day as mentioned in the school newsletter. All children can wear mufti and bring along a grocery item to check for Palm Oil. No money is required.

-Swimming starts this week (weather dependent of course) so please bring togs and towel every Tuesday and Friday. All togs and towels need to be named and children need to bring a separate bag for their swimming gear.

-Please continue to send along any small size boxes from your recycling that our children can create with, thank you.

-Huge thank you to those parents who are able to assist our school trip on Friday 13th December. More information to follow.

Have a great week.

Kirsty and Tracy

Wednesday, 13 November 2019


Please amend the date for St Johns visiting Wai-iti. It is Wednesday 18 no rush!


As part of our Inquiry on keeping ourselves safe St Johns will be taking Wai-iti for a lesson on "Responding in an Emergency" on Monday 18 November. It is lead by St John staff. There is no cost for this but a koha is appreciated.


There is no official cost for our visit, however, if you are in a position to give a koha that would be amazing. All koha will be receipted on request.

Koha can be given to the educator during their visit, or via online banking.

Bank Account Details:

Waimairi School Room 18/19



Many thanks
Tracy and Kirsty


We have been challenging ourselves everyday. Sometimes it's the block challenge or the lego challenge but sometimes it's just challenging ourselves!! Have a look...

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Week 5 - Short week

Hello All,

Just a reminder there is no school on Friday due to Canterbury Anniversary Day. Enjoy the long weekend!!

Last week a notice was sent home regarding our Beach trip on Friday 13th December. If you are able to help please fill in the form and send back to school. Thank you in advance.

We are having lots of chats with the children at the moment about having early nights so they can focus and be happy at school. We understand this is a busy time of year and children do have late nights. However, we do encourage all children to have a good nights sleep before school each day where possible. Thank you with your support regarding this.

Have a nice week.

Kirsty and Tracy

Friday, 8 November 2019

Wai-iti Beach Education Trip

Hi All,

On Friday 13th December we are heading to Waimairi Beach to participate in a Beach Education programme.

Please lookout for a notice coming home today regarding this trip. We need 9 parent helpers to make this trip happen. Thank you in advance, we know this is a very busy time of year.

Thank you

Kirsty and Tracy

Thursday, 7 November 2019

No Reading Today

Hi All

Kirsty and I have been busy with end of year assessments so no reading was held today. Please read a book in their folder or one from home. As this is an important part of our year it maybe that there are other days when we will not have instructional reading so if no book comes home please do as suggested.

Many thanks
Tracy and Kirsty

Wednesday, 6 November 2019


We are looking forward to a fun morning running and walking around Nunweek Park on Sunday. The forecast is suggesting a couple of showers possible but it's going to be warm and a bit of rain won't matter if we're moving! If the weather is very poor, check the Waimairi website and Facebook for cancellation notification but it's unlikely.

5km race will start at 10am, 2km race start approximately 10.30am. Note, this is a change in order from last year.
We will take registrations on the day (EFTPOS available) but it will be quicker if you've pre registered.
Even if you have pre registered, you will need to arrive with time to get your wristband at the Waimairi gazebo by the start/finish line on the Harewood Rd side of the park, near the playground.
Anytime Fitness will be there to run warm ups for those who'd like to join in.
FOOD - we have sausages and bacon butties, Mr Whippy, a coffee cart and Flips pancakes all selling food so you can treat yourselves after you've run!

Don't forget some change for face painting and Bubbles the clown will be entertaining the children too.
The route maps are attached for those who like to know where they're heading but rest assured, there will be marshalls around the course pointing you in the right direction. We could still do with 2 more adult helpers on the day. If you can help, please contact Debbie (0276976543).

Don't forget to dress up, it makes running even more fun - and you might win a spot prize!!

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Welcome to Week 4 - 4th November

Hi All,

We hope you had a fabulous weekend and enjoyed the HOT temperatures. As these temperatures are meant to continue please ensure your child has their hat each day and put on sunscreen before school. We encourage the children to reapply sunscreen at lunchtime. Sun Safety is one of our Topic focuses for this term, so your support with this would be fantastic.

Also a special thank you to our wonderful parent helpers who quietly slip into Wai-iti, return all our reading books and/or clean our tables. We are very appreciative!!

Here is a selection of photos from Week 3:

Lots of fun with 'Hook' at the Waimiari Tennis Club.

Listening carefully for the next instructions.

Look at this well planned and thought out project. We are so proud of our Wai-iti learners.

Lego masters are at it again.

Halloween special.

Georgia and Elise were very proud of their block creation, we loved the way you worked collaboratively girls!

Chase and Jalen creating a masterpiece.

Serena and Ailsa shared their puppet project with us. Great teamwork girls.

Ava completed a crazy man project along with a mobile and a singing project. Amazing planning, perseverance and creativity Ava.

Thursday, 31 October 2019

No reading books today

Hi there,

Due to tennis and other activities, we have not completed reading today. Feel free to practise another book in your child's reading folder with them.

Kirsty and Tracy