Sunday, 30 June 2019


The last week of Term 2 and it's a busy one!

Firstly, thank you to the parents and grandfather that gave up their time to come with us on our trip to the Groynes. The session run by the Christchurch City Council was excellent and totally engaged the children. Check out the photos. The playground on the treasure hunt was a popular stop also. When Sofia was asked by her "Ga", who came with us as parent help, what her favourite thing of the day was she said "trying to steal Ga's sandwich" Oh well, back to the drawing board for Kirsty and I!!!

Arlo has planned a project to raise money to help save the Kakapo who are under threat from a deadly fungal disease. He will be advertising his planned Mufti day on Thursday 4 July. It has a green theme and it's a gold coin donation. He will also have a competition outside the hall of "Guess the number of lollies in the jar" which will run all week and the winner will be announced on Friday.

Matariki celebration  Stars, Soup & Science is on Monday 1 July 5-7pm.This is the science term finale.

Please return any reading books you have at home so they can be filed ready for the next term.

Thanks for all your support this term. We hope you have a relaxing holiday and we'll see you back in Term 3.

Tracy and Kirsty.

Some photos from our trip to the Groynes

Matt's workout at the Groynes!

What's been going on??? Some shots of the children in action.

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Thank you thank you!!!

Hi All,

A HUGE thank you to those parents who are able to come on the school trip tomorrow. Thank you for taking time off work, inviting grandparents and rearranging preschool to allow Wai-iti children to experience a wonderful day out.

Please remember if you are a parent helper you need to be at school by 8.40am for our briefing.

Kirsty and Tracy

Wednesday, 26 June 2019


Kirsty and I have been testing today so some children have not read their book with us. If your child has not read with us or does not have a new book in their reading folder then please read with them or they can read a book of their choosing from their reading folder.
Many thanks
Tracy and Kirsty

Monday, 24 June 2019


We desperately need 6 more parent helpers for our day at the Groynes. If we can not have 6 more parents we will have to cancel our trip. The Groynes has water hazards and so we need a greater ratio of adult to child. We appreciate the fact that it is all day but the learning will fully support our science learning.
Many thanks
Tracy and Kirsty


Emma Stoddart has been teaching at Waimairi School for 10 years, and is mother to Eli (in Keruru) and Jacob (now at Heaton.) She has Multiple Sclerosis and has made the very hard decision to get HSCT done - a stem cell transplant. She and her husband Chris, are going to Mexico in September and will spend a month undergoing some extensive treatments including a full course of chemotherapy. The hope is that this will stop the disease progressing any further. Emma will not be able to work for about a year. It is expected that the cost of this will be over $100,000.
Waimairi School wants to support Emma and Chris in anyway with their fundraising efforts.

There are a few ways you can help:
• drop a donation into the office
• donate something to be made into raffles (chocolates, wine, non -perishable goods
for example)
• donate a voucher or similar that could be auctioned

As part of their fundraising, they are having a Fiesta! Drinks, food, raffles, auctions, music,
dancing and fun! 16th August, 7pm. Tickets will be on sale soon. Please, tell all your friends and family.

Sadly NO bread needed on Friday to feed the ducks

Hi All,

Please don't worry about collecting bread for Friday's trip. Ducks are not meant to have bread as part of their diet. So sadly no feeding ducks for us.

Kirsty and Tracy

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Wai-iti Groynes School Trip - This Friday 28th June

Hello All,

Thank you very much to those parents who have volunteered their time this Friday to parent help on our school trip.

We are still needing another 6 parents as we are near water and this increases the safety ratio between adult and child.

If you are able to come please let us know asap. Thank you very much.

Look out for another reminder notice coming out this week which will include suitable clothing and footwear to wear on the day.

We are going to feed the ducks so please start saving your crusts and send any bread to school on Friday.

Thank you,

Kirsty and Tracy

Monday, 17 June 2019


Hi All

For our science experiments we need 8 glass jars with a wide neck. If you have any can you please send them to school as soon as possible.
Many thanks
Tracy and Kirsty

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Week 8 17th-21st June

Week 8 Notices:

Friday 21st June School Disco
Crazy Hair Theme, $2 entry, 5.30-6.30pm

Wai-iti Science Trip, Friday 28th June
Please look out for a notice coming home this week regarding our trip to The Groynes where we are participating in a City Council Programme called, Freshwater Frolicking.

Matariki School Celebration (please put in your diaries)
Monday 1st July, 5pm-6.30pm
Soup, Science and Stars Evening
-please bring your own mug for soup, we will start with a Mihi Whakatau outside the front of the school, followed by soup in the hall, then you can view our Science learning in our spaces

Here are a selection of photos from last week:

Thursday, 13 June 2019

A hive of activity in Wai-iti this week

Wai-iti children are having a fabulous time this week designing and creating their Wai-iti stream diorama's that relate to our Science learning for the term.

We have been very impressed with the way children have worked cooperatively to plan their diorama's and then take turns to create them with their buddy.

Here are some of the children busy at work:

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Welcome to Week 7

Winter is definitely here with much lower temperatures. If the weather is fine we do have outside play so a warm coat is really important. Please send a warm coat or jersey everyday so the children can play outside.

Science and Matariki
It's....Stars, Science and Soup! On Monday 1 July the whole school will be celebrating Matariki and our Science learning for the term. You will be able to visit our classrooms to look at our Term 2 science learning, find out about the matariki stars and keep warm with hot soup.  More details to come soon.

Talking of Science learning...We are going to be making dioramas of a stream. We do need little rocks and blue cellophane. So if you have any at home please send them to school.

Talking of Dioramas...We have a trip in Week 9 to The Groynes. It's called "Freshwater Frolicking" and it's run by the Christchurch City Council. We will be calling for parent help soon so please keep an eye on the blog.

Mufti Day
Hello we are the student council, on Tuesday the 11 of June we are having a mufti day to fundraise for the City Mission. To wear mufti instead of a gold coin you will need to bring one of these items. Any types of canned food, pasta and rice, veggies, cookies and desserts and sanitary/toiletry items. Make sure they are not opened. Please take these items to your class and we will come and pick them up. Thank you

Chocolate Sales
Keep the chocolate money/ bars coming in.  If you have a partial box and can’t sell further, that is fine, If you want more to sell Andrea Kempthorne will redistribute them.  The  aim is to have it all sold by the 12th June.  So far the sales are going really well and we will be close to hitting our $9000-$10 000 target.

Have a good week.
Tracy and Kirsty

A catch up on what has been going on in Wai-iti!