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School Newsletter: Issue 6, 2021

School Newsletter • Issue 6

30 September 2021



18 Oct: Start of term four

18-22 Oct: Senior swimming


27-29 Oct: Year 5 Camp

1 Nov: Board of Trustees meeting at 7pm

8-9 Nov: Year 4 Musuem sleepover

15-25 Nov: Junior and Middle swimming

29 Nov - 3 Dec: Senior swimming

14 Dec: LAST DAY OF 2021

1 Feb: Start of school year.

For term dates, click here.


He waka eke noa

by Chris Smith

We are all in this together.

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What’s a pig’s best karate move? Answer: The pork chop!

by Deborah Storer

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Swimming pool


by Admin

Pool keys are now available for pre-order to the school community. The pool season will be from the 30th October 2021 until the 14th April 2022.

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Thumbs Up!

Caught in the Acts (Sept)

by Admin

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

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Video: Pepeha

Updates on Polyfest 2021

by Heather Bonney

Due to COVID restrictions our school is unable to participate in Polyfest this year (as with COVID restrictions group sizes are limited to 50 and our group is 163 strong!) Instead we will be showcasing the children's talents at school with a performance that we will video and share with our community.

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Trees for Schools

by Caroline Brown

Room 7 had fun planting some donated trees.

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Attention: Parents of Year 4 Children

by Admin

Wakari School has a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme for Senior children.

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Shadow Art Creations

by Lucy Newton

Making the most of this amazing weather!

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Room 6's Amazing Writing!

by Alisha DeCourcy

We have been writing Narratives in R6 the last few weeks. Here is some of our favourite descriptive writing from this term!

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Senior Friday Project

by Caroline Brown

It's been a fun-filled term of learning during our Friday Project sessions. Here's a snippet of what we've been up to.

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by Anna Ollerenshaw

The Senior Hub have been learning about Mātauranga - Māori knowledge.

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Wakari Winter Sports.

by Anna Lawson

The Winter Sports season has officially come to an end, rather abruptly for many of our teams. However all of the children had an amazing season and got to enjoy their time playing a variety of sports.

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Active Play with Jason.

by Lynda Bardwell

Every Tuesday and Thursday the wonderful learners from Hub 10 and 11 get to head outside with Jason and have a fabulous time playing with a huge variety of play equipment.

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Early navigators arrive in New Zealand

by Judith Stanbridge

Hub 2/3 children have been learning about how the early navigators used the environment to help them get to New Zealand.

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Golf fun in the Middle Syndicate

by Lisa Lowden

The Middle Syndicate have been out in the sunshine taking part in some Kiwi golf lessons with Melanie Harper. We have been learning the basics of how to hold the club and how to swing and hit the ball.

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Senior Hub make the most of Learning@Home

by Caroline Brown

Here's a snippet of some of the at home learning that the Seniors have been doing.

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Magic Holiday Programme

by Admin

See what is on offer at the Magic Childcare holiday programme.

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Holiday Programme

by Kelly Sports

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Cricket Holiday Programme

by Otago Cricket

Cricket's Back Kickstart

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TennisPlus+ Coaching

by TennisPlus

Term 4 2021 coaching.

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Santa Parade

2021 Santa Parade

by Santa Parade Trust

Interested in being part of this years parade?

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Memorabilia Pavers

by Admin

Would you like to leave your mark on Wakari?

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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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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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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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