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School Newsletter: Issue 5, 2022

School Newsletter • Issue 5

9 June 2022


17th June: Teacher Only Day

24th June: Matariki Holiday

27-28 June: Parent-teacher interviews

27-28 June: Scholastic Book Fair

27th June: Board of Trustees Meeting

8th July: End of Term 2

25th July: Start of Term 3

For term dates, click here.


Opportunities Galore!

by Chris Smith

The school is humming as we head into the second half of term 2.

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Will your child be absent from school?

by Admin

Below is the process to follow if your child will be absent from school.

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Let's catch up with Hub 14 and 16!

by Chloe Barton

What a busy term so far in the Mansion. The children have had lots of fabulous learning opportunities to take part in.

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Video: Tuakana Group Practice

Our Kapa Haka Groups in Action!

by Heather Bonney

Every Wednesday we are so lucky to have Whaea Sue come to Wakari School to lead our Kapa Haka learning. Our enthusiastic students are doing a fabulous job of quickly learning new waiata and haka in these sessions!

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Hub 10 and 11 learn about early navigators.

by Lucy Newton

The Hub has been buzzing as we dive deep into our Term 2 topic - the early navigators to New Zealand.

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Dress up day!

by Lucy Newton

What do you want to be when you grow up?

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Print Making

by Judith Stanbridge

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Dancing for Joy.

by Anna Lawson

In Room 12 and 13, we are continuing our journey of discovery, on how we can best achieve healthy and happy lifestyles.

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Room 6 Poetry!

by Alisha DeCourcy

We wrote some great Poems with Ms Moore about 'The Quiet' - We hope you enjoy reading them.

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Food For Thought Makes Us Think About Food!

by David Waddell

Last week the Senior Syndicate was lucky enough to have Karli, a nutritionist from the Foodstuffs "Food For Thought" programme, teach us for three sessions!

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Teacher Only Day: Friday 17 June

by Admin

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Room 8's Matariki Art

by Katy Fitzgerald

Room 8 have been creating artwork in preparation for Matariki.

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Hub 10 and 11's Terrific Tongue Twisters!

by Lynda Bardwell

Mrs B's writing class has had fun this term reading and writing poetry. Last week we explored alliteration which is where the same initial sound of a word is repeated within a sentence.

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Stream Team

by Emily Cone

Where did the Stream Team go? Read more to find out.

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Rippa Rugby Tournament

by Anna Ollerenshaw

On a gorgeous Dunedin autumn day, three Wakari teams headed to Logan Park to take part in an interschool Rippa Rugby Tournament.

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BYOD: Bring Your Own Device

by Admin

BYOD for Year 5 and 6 children.

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Fashion Show Fundraiser for Child Cancer

by Prestige Models

Models wanted.

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Roller Skating

by Sunday Social Skaters

Would you like to be part of a social skating group?

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Thumbs Up!

Caught in the Acts (May)

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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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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Emergency Numbers

New Non-Emergency Number

by NZ Police

Call 105 for all non-emergency calls.

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Contact info

Updated Contact Information

by Admin

Do we have your up to date contact information?

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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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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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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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