Term 1: 3 February - 9 April
Term 2: 28 April - 3 July
Term 3: 20 July - 25 September
Term 4: 12 October - 15 December
8.30 am Start of school
11.00 am End of morning break
1.00 pm End of afternoon break
2.25 pm Time to get ready for bus lines
School finishes at 2:30.
Please note our break times have changed this year. At the end of each break children will have 10 minutes of supervised eating time in their classes before starting lessons. Classes usually have a "brain food break" at 9:30 am.
Every time a child has been absent from school a note is required explaining the reason for the absence. Please phone school each day your child is absent before 8:30 leaving a message on the answerphone, as it saves us phoning you later. Alternatively, you can send a txt to 027 612 6694. We do this to ensure your child is safe.
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Accidents and Illnesses at School
Initial treatment will be carried out by teachers. All members of staff have comprehensive First Aid Certificates. Parents will be contacted should it be necessary for the child to be sent home or to receive further treatment. If we are unable to contact the parents, then it will be the Principals' decision as to whether the injured child will be taken to the doctor. If possible, parents should supply an emergency number. Parents will be contacted where a head injury has occurred.
The BOT provide an after school care facility. The programme includes afternoon tea, homework and play.
Costs are: Early pickup (prior to 3.30pm) - $8.00, pickup by 4.30pm – $11.50, pickup after 4.30pm – $14.00. Sessions end at 5.30pm.
NB - If your child is booked in, does not attend and you have not notified the office by lunchtime, then you will be charged. There will be
exemptions for those who phone in with an absence early enough. We prefer payments by Internet banking to this account: 12-3099-0833144-01
Enquire about Government subsidies available for those of you with combined incomes less than $90,000.
Board of Trustees
This elected body meets twice a term. Dates will be posted in the School newsletter. Caregivers and the public are welcome to these meetings which are held at school at 7.00pm. Please advise the Chairperson 5 days prior to the meeting if you wish to raise any matters, as agenda is always arranged and circulated beforehand.
The current Board comprises:
Nick Wigram (Board Chair/Property/COL) ph 021 953 649 Nick.Wigram@board.wps.school.nz
Stuart Knights (Deputy Chair/Finance) ph 027 887 7367 Stuart.Knights@board.wps.school.nz
Anthony Uphof (Bus Transport Network) ph 4320435 Anthony.Uphof@board.wps.school.nz
Clark Pullan (Property) ph 4320579 Clark.Pullan@board.wps.school.nz
Tina Hayward (Property/Health & Safety) ph 4335153 Tina.Hayward@board.wps.school.nz
Julie Turner (Principal) ph 4320135 Julie.Turner@board.wps.school.nz
Cindy Hughes (BOT Secretary) ph 4320135 Cindy.Kane@board.wps.school.nz
Debra Van Den Bergen (Staff Rep) ph 4320135 Debra.Vandenbergen@board.wps.school.nz
The Dental Therapists serve Maungaturoto, Kaiwaka, Mangawhai and Waipu Schools. They usually spend approximately 10 weeks at Waipu and may be contacted at the other times for emergency work. You can also phone 0800 MYTEETH. Phone the school as children may be taken to the nearest clinic in operation for emergency work.
P.E. is part of the daily curriculum. Please ensure your child / children have suitable clothes and footwear to participate. During swimming season all children must bring appropriate swim wear (togs, towel, bathing cap). If unable to swim a note should be brought explaining why and for how long the child cannot swim.
This active group meets once a month on the first Monday of the month. It is responsible for fundraising for a number of school events and for providing opportunities for parents to learn more about the way the school operates.
For more information, contact: Chairperson Mel Jenkins (021 02785202). Our Secretary is Janine Boult and Stuart Knights is Treasurer.
The annual Waipu Carnival is the PTA’s one main fundraising event on Easter Saturday and we ask that parents support this by helping out on the day and in any way they can, prior to the event. Joining the PTA is a great way to support the school and to make new friends.
The school pool is available for use by the residents of the district upon purchase of a key. All children must be accompanied by an adult (over 18 years old). A set of rules accompany the key. Keys are available from the school when it is open. Vehicles should be parked at the front of the school.
To view the Waipu Primary School Strategic Plan for 2020 please Click Here.
Uniforms are compulsory and all children must be wearing them. If there is a very good reason for them not to have a part of uniform children should be given a note to carry and show to staff who ask why they are not in uniform. Uniforms can be purchased at The Warehouse in Whangarei. The uniform consists of a polo top, sports T-shirt and polar fleece plus a range of black shorts, skorts or trousers of their choice. These have WPS embroidered on them. Hats and footwear are of personal choice. Check the newsletter for a second hand uniform contact.