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.
While the school held the Meet the Teachers evening, some of our families came into class and took part in our learning. Check out a few of the A-Wing parents in action.
A huge thank you to Alex McCarthy for organising and decorating our Christmas Float this year. Also thank you to Tweeddale’s Hire for loaning us the trailer and thanks to Kate Lee for being our ‘on board’ health and safety monitor on the day!
Kia Ora and Welcome to Waiouru School!
Below is a ‘one-stop-shop’ of information for new families moving to Waiouru, including key dates, enrolment information, and links to other sites with Waiouru Community information.
- The first day of school is on Monday 1st February 2016 – we will begin the day at 9am in our learning street (through the double doors at the east end of the building.
- Our Office Open Day is on Friday 29th January 2016 – pop in to meet Kerry (our office manager) and Marama (our Principal); bring in your enrolment forms, order uniforms, purchase stationary, and have a tour of the school.
- Five Year Olds New To School Morning Tea is on Thursday 28th January 10am to 11am – bring your pre-schooler and their morning tea into school to meet Carie King our new entrant teacher. Share a story, meet new friends, learn where all of the important stuff is in our school and take away the stress and worry of starting school for the first time.
You can either email these forms to Kerry in the office (email@example.com) or you can bring them in with you at our Office Open Day on Friday 29th January 2016.
Additional Information for enrolment which can be helpful but not to worry about if it is at the bottom of a moving box:
- Recent school reports, and profile/portfolio books,
- Information from any additional services you child may have worked with such as Reading Recovery or RTLit,
- School books such as writing books, mathematics books, etc
General School Information:
Sign up to our School Newsletter here:
Another great way to stay up to date with the day to day happenings at Waiouru School is by liking our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/WaiouruSchool
Classes for 2016 (click here to see our staff profiles):
- Year Seven and Eight – Mrs Bell
- Year Five and Six – Stacey Buchanan
- Year Four – Chloe Drummond
- Years One, Two and Three are split into two classes – with Mrs Corbett and Mrs Donaldson
- New Entrants/ Reception Class – Mrs King
Useful Community Information:
- First point of contact is our Community Services Officer, Carolyn Highland and her amazing assistant Shone Edgerley – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Request to join our community Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/474470299327728/
- More information can be found here at the Waiouru Information Website
We understand that posting is a stressful time. Pop in anytime, ring or email us and we will do our best to help. See you all soon. Marama
Are you available for our Waiouru School Working Bee?
Friday afternoon 20th November and Saturday Morning 21st November.
If you are able to help on either of these days we would really appreciate it, especially if you could help project manage different projects for the day.
Our plan of action is as follows:
Friday afternoon – All students will be engaged in the prep-work for the actual working bee day on Saturday. Please send your kids to school in old, working clothes that do not matter if they get a bit dirty, or painty. They will be involved with working on their classroom projects, as well as weeding, tidying, touching up paint, and moving stones from the in-school gardens to the front gardens outside the gates.
On Saturday we are asking for teams of workers to help us with the following projects:
- Redoing our stony gardens with mulch – weed and tidy included.
- Cement and lay the Ninja Ratas’ path between the office and classrooms.
- Tidy and spruce up the Kiva (the concrete pit at the front, it’s actually a stage) with bright coloured paint or possibly a mural.
- Bulk plant our Koru garden with tussock and plants transferred from other gardens.
- Dig and plant the Minion’s Tyre Dragon.
- Build a mini fort on the large stump at the back.
- Dig and build a couple of jumps on Rangatahi’s bike track.
- Build a Sandpit – under purple shade sail.
- Transporting sand from the old Daycare to the new sandpit.
- Box in Mana’s garden.
Louise Tweeddale has taken on the role of co-ordinating and sourcing materials. What we need now are a few adults who will lead the different projects by telling Louise what is needed and managing the working parties on the day. Please click on the link below for an online sign up form or alternatively speak to Kerry to put your name down.