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Newsletter: Issue 18 2017

Newsletter • Issue 18

27 November 2017


We welcome the following pupils and their families to Wakari School. We hope you will enjoy being part of Team Wakari and our learning environment.

Cooper Thomson

Max Lintott

Ryder McCallum


27 Nov - 8 Dec: Senior swimming

6 Dec : Community thank you BBQ 5:30pm-6:30pm

6 Dec: Board of Trustees meeting 7:00pm

15 Dec: LAST DAY OF 2017

31 Jan 2018: FIRST SCHOOL DAY of 2018

For term dates, click here.


Wakari learners going well.

by Chris Smith

It is hard to imagine that we only have 3 great weeks left before we head off for the Summer break

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The Garden Groupers roll up their sleeves!

by Heather Bonney

The recent beautiful weather has seen our keen gardeners get industrious in our school garden!

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Fun times at our Whānau Wānanga! (Family Day/Workshop)

by Heather Bonney

On Saturday we hosted a Whānau Wānanga (Family Day/Workshop) at Wakari School. This was an opportunity for our families to come together and explore some of our beautiful Māori arts - such as Oamaru stone carving and flax weaving (harakeke).

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Orange Day

by Katy Fitzgerald

Our hard working road patrollers enjoyed their day out at Moana Pool recently.

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Middle Syndicate Friday Activities

by Richard Murray

What has been happening in the Middle Syndicate on Friday's this term?

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Girl's Futsal Tournament

by Caroline Brown

The Futsal Festival, which was organised by Football South Women's Development Officer Tessa Nicol. There were 80 girls from 12 teams participating and a number of different schools taking part, including a talented team that travelled all the way from Alexandra!

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Room 6 Enjoy The Hiwi the Kiwi Show

by Judith Stanbridge

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Friday Project Farmers

by Anna Ollerenshaw

Last Friday 12 lucky farmers visited Cathrin Stewart's farm at Waitati. 

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Syndicate Structures and Hubs for 2018

by Chris Smith

As signaled in this and other publications we are making some changes in our pedagogy (the way we teach) and also the way we utilize our learning spaces. 

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Community BBQ

by Bryce Horgan

The annual community bbq will be on Wednesday 6 December from 5pm.

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Kids’ Holiday Choir 2017

by Kids Holiday Choir

Is your child interested in singing?

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Thumbs Up!

Caught in the Act (9 - 24 Nov)

by Admin

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

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Sports Stars HP

Football Stars Holiday Programme

by Football Stars

Sports programme for children aged 5-9 years.

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Road Patrol Helpers Needed!

by Admin

Could you assist with Road Patrol in 2018?

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Fantastic Friday Project

by Anna Hartley

Friday Project for Term 4 is underway in the Senior Syndicate. 

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Christmas in the Stadium

by Acts of Kindness Trust

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Santa Parade

Santa Parade children needed!

by Santa Parade Organising Committee

Does your child wish to be on a float in the Santa Parade?

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School Donations

by Admin

Thank you to all those that have paid their donation so far. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Taylor'd Medspa

Taylor'd Medspa

by Taylor'd Medspa

Proud supporters of Wakari School.

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AM I FIT Group Fitness Training


We are the best in the business for providing the fun and friendly fitness training environment you need.

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Wards Plastering

by Wards Plastering

Wards Plastering is a locally owned and operated business that has been a long time supporter of Wakari School.

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Tania Porteoius

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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Hair for You

Hair for You

by Hair for You

Hair for You has been a loyal sponsor of Wakari School since August 2009.

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