Term 1: 4 February - 12 April
Term 2: 29 April - 5 July
Term 3: 22 July - 27 September
Term 4: 14 October - 19 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.
On-line Library System - Oliver V
To access Oliver V the school library system click here.
To order Stationery click here.
Accidents and Illnesses at School
Initial treatment will be carried out by teachers. All 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 teachers' 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.
After School Care
The BOT provides an after school care facility. The programme includes afternoon tea, play, homework and a daily activity. Costs are PERMANENT students: Early pickup (prior to 3.30pm) - $7.00, pickup by 4.30pm - $9.50, pickup after 4.30pm - $12.00 CASUAL students: Early pickup (prior to 3.30pm) - $8.00, pickup by 4.30pm - $10.50, pickup after 4.30pm - $13.00 Sessions end at 5.30pm. Full timers receive a 10% discount. Inquire 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
Gina Murray ph 4320848 Gina.Murray@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. 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 Victoria Wigram 027 896 1523 or Secretary Janine Boult 027 663 6802.
We ask that you support our school with an annual donation of $100 per child, maximum $300 per family. This will be invoiced each term. This money helps the BOT provide extra items that directly benefit children.
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 2019 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.