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School Newsletter: Issue 4, 2021

School Newsletter • Issue 4

8 July 2021



26 July: Start of term three

11 Aug: Hills Cluster Cross Country

16 Aug: Board of Trustees meeting at 7pm

16 Aug: Junior Production

19 Sep: School Fair

20 Sep: Board of Trustees meeting at 7pm


18 Oct: Start of term four

18-22 Oct: Senior swimming


27-29 Oct: Year 5 Camp

For term dates, click here.


Wakari Staff and Pupils 'box on' with a smile.

by Chris Smith

Thanks for the support from the whole community across the term.

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Video: Tikanga Wakari perform at Flagstaff Community Church's Matariki Celebration!

Tikanga Wakari Showcase their talents at Flagstaff Church's Matariki Celebration!

by Heather Bonney

Last Sunday our Middle and Senior Kapa Haka group (the Tuakana Kapa Haka group) were invited to perform at the Flagstaff Community Church's Matariki service - the children did an amazing job and the audience just loved watching their performance!

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Giant Jellybeans

by Deborah Storer

The jellybeans growing in room 3 are enormous!

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Who am I? Problem Solving in Hub 2,3.

by Judith Stanbridge

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A fun term in the Rooms 4 and 5 Hub.

by Anna Lawson

We have had such an exciting and busy term in the Rooms 4 and 5 Hub, with so much happening with fun visitors and a wide range of interesting and fun activites.

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Wow, what a term in Hub 12 and 13!

by Chloe Barton

Between designing and making wearable arts costumes, special furry visitors, a science show at Balmacewen, tie dye Friday and dress up book character day, it has been one awesome term for the Tamariki in our Hub!

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Room 6 Visits Harold!

by Alisha DeCourcy

Room 6 has had a great time learning about Cyber Safety with Maria and Harold over the last week! Here are some of our thoughts..

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Great work from our PALs!

by Katy Fitzgerald

Our Physical Activity Leaders (PALs) have been busy running fun activities for the students at Wakari School.

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Tahu from the Orokanui Ecosanctuary

by Anna Ollerenshaw

Tahu came to share her knowledge of NZ native birds and migration with the Senior Hub.

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Kavanagh College Open Day

by Kavanagh College

Sunday 8 August from midday

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Delicious delights for Friday Project!

by Caroline Brown

Senior Friday Project group have been cooking up a storm.

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Rippa Rugby Tournament

by Anna Ollerenshaw

Some Year 6 students and a Middle Syndicate team took part in the Rippa Rugby Tournament in May.

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Seniors get out and about

by Caroline Brown

A keen group of outdoor explorers have been out and about this term with their Friday Project group - despite the weather not being kind!

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Mātauranga learning

by Caroline Brown

The Senior Hub got their learning about 'Mātauranga' ignited by a fantastic visit to the Otago Museum.

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Thumbs Up!

Caught in the Acts (June 2021)

by Admin

Once again there have been a number of children caught in the act. Well done! Award winners are:

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Memorabilia Pavers

by Admin

Would you like to leave your mark on Wakari?

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Balmacewen Intermediate Open Night

by Balmacewen Intermediate

Thinking to going to Balmac?

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Otago Gangshow

by Otago Scouts & Guides

School holiday entertainment.

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Magic Holiday Programme

by Magic Childcare

See what is on offer this holidays

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Pilates Comes to Wakari

by Felicia Alkin

Another fitness class comes to Wakari on Wednesday evenings.

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Cricket Holiday Camp

by Otago Cricket

For children from Years 2-5 who are interested in cricket.

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University of Otago’s Science Expo

by Otago University

Research groups will come together under the theme “reconnecting”

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Fitness Classes at Wakari

by Admin

There are a number of fitness classes held in the Wakari School Hall during the week.

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Group Fitness Training at Wakari

by Lizzi Diehl

Are you struggling to get fit by yourself? Perhaps a group fitness session is for you!

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School Bank Accounts

by Admin

Confused on where payments should go? Read this article to help clarify.

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Emergency Numbers

New Non-Emergency Number

by NZ Police

Call 105 for all non-emergency calls.

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Taylor'd Medspa

by Taylor'd Medspa

Proud supporters of Wakari School.

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Tania Porteous – One Agency Dunedin

by One Agency Dunedin

Tania is one of our fantastic sponsors of the newsletter. Please support Tania and the team at One Agency.

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