Local Gymnastics’ Achievements

Four local Waiouru Primary School students are a part of the Taihape Gymsports Competitive Gymnastics Team and have been recently competing in events around the North Island.

Hunter and Cullen Cross have both competed in the Hasting Comp 21-22 May and then again with Elaina Vine and Malhi McClay competing in Wanganui 28-29 May. For Elaina and Malhi this was their first competition for the gym season.

They are also more comps ahead and a lot more dedication and hard work to come.

Hastings Competition Results:

  • Hunter (Level 2): 2nd Parallel bars, 2nd Vault, 3rd Rings, 2nd pommel, 2nd floor and 2nd Overall and part of team who got top gym award
  • Cullen (Level 2): 1st pommel, 2nd Parallel bars, 3rd Rings, 3rd High bars and 3rd Overall and 1st Team overall and part of team who got top gym award

Whanganui Competition Results:

  • Elaina (Step 1): 3rd Uneven Bars
  • Malhi (Step 1): participation
  • Hunter (Level 2): 2nd equal Rings, 2nd Floor, 3rd on Parallel bars, and 3rd Overall
  • Cullen (Level 4): 2nd Parallel bars, 3rd Rings, 3rd High bar, 3rd Pommel, 3rd Vault, 3rd Floor, and 3rd Overall

We wish them all the best for their next competition which will be held in Palmerston North 18-19th June.

Thanks to Amie Vine for the Photos and the Write Up.

Waiouru School Dance Off 2015

Our Waiouru School Dance Off

Our Waiouru School Dance Off

On the Wednesday night of Term Four, Waiouru School enjoyed a magical evening of music and dance during our inaugural ‘Dance Off’ evening.  Thanks to a Creative Communities Grant through the Ruapehu District Council we were able to bring Mark Glastonbury, of Glastonbury Dance Studios, to teach our students through out term three.  Mark worked with our entire school to master several dances including the waltz and the cha cha.  This was all part of our whole school ‘Celebrating the Arts’ learning theme for term three. 

We had a full house on show night, with the hall packed to the brim with proud parents and whanau who also enjoyed to showing off their dance moves during the two Principal’s Challenge dances.  Students were put through their paces, with our three houses ‘dancing off’ against each other in a traditional dance competition format.  It was a close competition with only one point separating our winning house, Ngauruhoe, from the rest.  This has been an amazing experience for the whole school and we will certainly be bringing Mark back again in the near future.

Here is a video of our Cha Cha Finals!!

Cross Country Courses

As promised last week here are the maps with the cross country courses for our school cross country.  This event is being held on Tuesday 1st September behind the WOs and SNOs.

Here is a preliminary timetable for the day:

Time: Notes:
11:10am Classes to be changed and lined up by this time ready to walk to cross country.
11:15am Leave school to walk to course.
11:45am Arrive, seat children into race groups, boys and girls. Housekeeping, rules, organisation, welcome any parents etc.
12pm Year 0-1 Race
12:10pm Year 6/7/8 Race (Record Year 8’s separately for interschool events).

Year 4-5 Race.

12:20pm Year 2-3 Race
1:00pm Adults race
1:30pm approx Return to school once last race is complete, area tidy etc.

Please contact Stacey if you have any questions or have an offer to help as a marshal on the day.  Maps are below if you wish to train.

Year Four and Five

Year Four and Five

Year One Race

Year One Race

Year Six, Seven and Eight

Year Six, Seven and Eight

Year Two and Three

Year Two and Three

The Great Waiouru School Dance Off Is Coming To You!

Waiouru School is super fortunate to have received funds from the Ruapehu District Council Creative Community Grants Board to bring Mark Glastonbury from Glastonbury Studios, Whanganui up to school every Wednesday to teach dance to our kids.

The kids had their first lesson on Wednesday and absolutely loved it, even though that had to dance with members of the opposite sex (apparently liberal amounts of hand sanitizer post-dancing helps elevate ‘boy germs’ lol I was in tears when I read that on Facebook!).  Our goal is that at the end of the term Mark will hold and judge a dance off completion for our students.  So save the date whanau, Wednesday 23rd September, it’s going to be better than Dancing With The Stars!!

Here’s a weee sneak peak at the senior classes first session …

2015 School Swimming Sports

Last Friday we had our school swimming sports, all of our children did so well with most of our students participating in at least one event.  We are so lucky to have this facility to use with out cost, that we can just pop down and use anytime.  I speak to so many principals about the thousands of dollars they spend on up keeping their school pools or paying for transport and fees to use a council pool.  So thank you so much to WMTF for allowing use to use these facilities.  Kerry will post the results when she gets back from Ozzy (she doesn’t know she’s doing that yet … thanks Kerry but you shouldn’t leave me alone for so long!).

Thank you to Mrs Downey for taking these photos!

Taihape Winter Tournament 2014

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Last Friday we ended the school week with the Taihape and Ruapehu Primary Schools Winter Tournament. This year the event was bigger than ever with 11 schools competing in Rugby, Football and Netball. There were students participating from Year Four through to Year Eight, in two divisions for each code, Year Four to Six and Year Seven and Eight. All in all the memorial park would have had approximately 400 young students enjoying the sports on offer throughout the day.

With all the rain we had throughout the week, everyone came prepared to get a little wet but the day was fabulous making the games much more enjoyable for all involved. It was great to see so many supporters out and about, the fields and courts were lined with spectators.

A huge thank you must go out to all the umpires, coaches, managers, and helpers that helped made this day a great success. A special mention to Jude who ran the netball on the day, every year this lady is asked to help out and every year she steps up without hesitation. To all the Taihape Area School senior students who umpired throughout the day, you guys did an amazing job.

This year, the results spread evenly throughout the schools involved, there was no one school that dominated the divisions. Results below;

Year Four to Six Netball = 1st TAS Gold;  2nd Raetihi;  3rd Moawhango

Year Seven and Eight Netball = 1st Magic Saints;  2nd TAS;  3rd Ohakune Skyscrapers

Year Four to Six Football = 1st Mangaweka A Team;  2nd Green Saints; 3rd Waiouru White

Year Seven and Eight Football = 1st White Saints;  2nd Ohakune Detonators;  3rd TAS

Year Four to Six Rugby = 1st Ohakune Dynamite;  2nd Raetihi;  3rd TAS

Year Seven and Eight Rugby = 1st Raetihi;  2nd Ohakune Eruptions;  3rd TAS

Winter Tournament Overall

Winner 2014 – Taihape Area School 20; Runner up – Saint Joseph Primary School 18; 3rd – Country Schools Combined 17

Sportsmanship and Fair Play Award 2014 – Waiouru Primary School

Well done to all schools involved on making Winter Tournament 2014 a success. At the end of the day there were plenty of tired but happy faces.

(Loni Martin, Taihape Area School)

Welcome Back for 2014

Principal, Waiouru School

Principal, Waiouru School

I hope you are all well rested and ready to go for the new year!  We have had a cracker start to the year with 22 new children beginning the new year with us.  Welcome to all of our new families and welcome back to our old hands.  I would also like to welcome our two new teachers to our staff, Stacey Buchanan and Carie Webb, we are so pleased to have you both joining our school community.  Hopefully we will see many of you at our Meet the Teacher evening tonight, Kerry and I will make sure the sausages are hot! 🙂