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Ko te Mana te Mea Nui Honour Above All

Ph 06-3876860 Fax 06-3876129 Email office@waiouru.school.nz Web www.waiouru.school.nz Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Issue 2 14th February 2013 Kia Ora Everyone, It is my pleasure today to introduce our 2013 Waiouru School House Captains.

TONGARIO RUAPEHU NGAURUHOE

Carson Hepi Wini Orono Warren Williams Pipi Williams Karli TeKani Tamati Rapana

Front; Karli, Pipi, Carson, Warren Back; Wini, Tamati

Last year our Waiouru School Community identified that Leadership is an important value we wish to grow within our children. Our Board of Trustees, with the information you as a community provided, recognised that we want school leavers who show leadership by being honest, responsible, accountable and acted with integrity. In response to this the teaching staff have begun a process of fostering more opportunities for students, particularly in the Senior class -Tui, to practise and demonstrate leadership. In addition to our school ambassadors (whom we shall introduce next week) we have begun a House Captain programme. House Captains will be in charge of our weekly House Sports afternoons. These will be held on Tuesdays for the next three weeks, 2pm - 3pm. The captains have done a fantastic job over the last two weeks, organising and facilitating our sporting rotation. You are all welcome to come down and join in or watch the kids. Its loads of fun. On these days, can you please ensure that your children have appropriate sports gear, especially shorts? Have a great weekend, Marama

Bot Elections Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, or perhaps you are interested in being a member of our school BOT. Nominations forms are available from the school office. Nominations close Thursday May 16th 2013 Voting papers sent by Tuesday May 21st 2013 Voting Day Thursday May 30th 2013 All nominations are to be sealed in an envelope and handed into the school office no later than Thursday May 16th. Assembly Tui and Kea are hosting our 1st Assembly for 2013 this Friday 15th February at 2.15pm. We would love to see you there. Sun Protection Please make sure that your child/ren have a sunhat available to them at school. We provide sunscreen in all classrooms, and take it with us when on trips. House Sports We will be having House Sports every Tuesday afternoon. Could all children please bring suitable sports clothing and shoes to change into on these days. Help Needed As a part of making a contribution to our cluster of schools we will be hosting the Waimarino Inter-school Swimming Champs on Friday 15th March and (hopefully if we have the community support) an Interschool Fun Triathlon on Friday 5th April. Both events have also huge fundraising potential. For the swimming we have a pretty smooth procedure, but we do need a few volunteers to help us out on the day. The triathlon is a new one for me, and I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can give. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Marama or Rachel with your offers of support. FYI (Raetihi hosts Athletics, Orautoha hosts Cross Country, and Ohakune hosts Speeches) Swimming We are swimming most days of the week until the Swimming Sports, so please make sure your children come to school with their togs. Waiouru School Swimming Sports - Friday 8th March - Parent help needed on the day. Winter Sports Expression of Interest: We would like to be able to put together a soccer team and netball teams to participate in Saturdays Winter Sport Competition in Taihape. Can you please email Marama, or pop into the office and let us know if you can help. Please indicate if you are available to manage or coach.

2013 Korowai Holder Carson Hepi

Desert Gala The Desert Gala has been organised by a committee of parents and friends of the school to raise funds for our children so that they are able to do extracurricular activities throughout the year, lessening the financial burden on our parents. This is going to be a fun-filled day, starting off with the launch of the Childrens Variety Bash at 10am, followed by a competition between the PTIs and the BASH in a top town type event! Following that that will be a water fight between the BASH and the Waiouru Fire Brigade. Ronald McDonald will be there to entertain us for a few hours, followed by some local talent. There will be a fantastic opportunity to see our very own Kaimanawa horses that live wild out the back of the Army land known as the Argo. There will be three bus rides out to the Argo at $5 a head. The trip will be approximately 1hr30mins in total. We will be taking pre-bookings for anyone who would like to pay in advance and to secure a seat. Ring Kerry 06 3876860 or call into the school office. There will also be stalls, rides, food, raffles and much much more on the day. Our ride tickets will be $1 a ticket, (the amount of tickets will vary depending on the ride) and if families prefer they can pay for tickets now until the Gala Day to lessen the financial strain. Ring Kerry or call into the school. The Gala is approaching fast and we are calling for anyone who is willing to help out on the day. We need people to help with the following; putting up a marquee on the Saturday, ticket sales, horse riding, selling raffles, assisting with childrens events etc. It should only be 1hour of your time on the day. If you can help with anything please ring Kerry 06 3876860. Dates to Remember: Swimming Sports Friday 8th March Desert Gala Sunday 10th March Easter Weekend Friday 10th March Tuesday 2nd April Lunch order menu
Bag 1 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, ham, or beef roll Fruit kebab Blueberry or Banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 2 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, roast beef, or ham wrap Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Single items Wrap $2 Roll $2 Hawaiian croissant $2.50 Muffin $2 Fruit kebab x 2 $1.50 Pizza pinwheel (contains ham, cheese and pineapple) $2 Peanut brownie biscuit $1 Bag 3 $5.50 $6 w/ juice box Hawaiian croissant Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 4 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Ham and cheese sammie Pizza pinwheel (containing ham, cheese and pineapple) Fruit kebab

Please make sure that lunch orders are written on an envelope with the correct change.

Lunches are provided by Twinstacks on the Main Road. If you forget to order your child's lunch feel free to call into Twinstacks before 12pm and place your order with them.

WAIOURU DESERT GALA WEB PAGE The gala is going to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bash Launch and the Waiouru Family Day 10th March 2013. There will be stalls, rides, competitions, food, and lots more. It will be a great day out for all ages. To book a stall download forms from www.waiourudesertgala.com

BOT Members Katrina Snook Louise Tweeddale Mike Edmonds Marama Stewart Matthew Gates Tania Wicks Kerry Harding

Ko te Mana te Mea Nui Honour Above All


Ph 06-3876860 Fax 06-3876129 Email office@waiouru.school.nz Web www.waiouru.school.nz Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Issue 2 14th February 2013 Kia Ora Everyone, It is my pleasure today to introduce our 2013 Waiouru School House Captains.

TONGARIO RUAPEHU NGAURUHOE

Carson Hepi Wini Orono Warren Williams Pipi Williams Karli TeKani Tamati Rapana

Front; Karli, Pipi, Carson, Warren Back; Wini, Tamati

Last year our Waiouru School Community identified that Leadership is an important value we wish to grow within our children. Our Board of Trustees, with the information you as a community provided, recognised that we want school leavers who show leadership by being honest, responsible, accountable and acted with integrity. In response to this the teaching staff have begun a process of fostering more opportunities for students, particularly in the Senior class -Tui, to practise and demonstrate leadership. In addition to our school ambassadors (whom we shall introduce next week) we have begun a House Captain programme. House Captains will be in charge of our weekly House Sports afternoons. These will be held on Tuesdays for the next three weeks, 2pm - 3pm. The captains have done a fantastic job over the last two weeks, organising and facilitating our sporting rotation. You are all welcome to come down and join in or watch the kids. Its loads of fun. On these days, can you please ensure that your children have appropriate sports gear, especially shorts? Have a great weekend, Marama

Bot Elections Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, or perhaps you are interested in being a member of our school BOT. Nominations forms are available from the school office. Nominations close Thursday May 16th 2013 Voting papers sent by Tuesday May 21st 2013 Voting Day Thursday May 30th 2013 All nominations are to be sealed in an envelope and handed into the school office no later than Thursday May 16th. Assembly Tui and Kea are hosting our 1st Assembly for 2013 this Friday 15th February at 2.15pm. We would love to see you there. Sun Protection Please make sure that your child/ren have a sunhat available to them at school. We provide sunscreen in all classrooms, and take it with us when on trips. House Sports We will be having House Sports every Tuesday afternoon. Could all children please bring suitable sports clothing and shoes to change into on these days. Help Needed As a part of making a contribution to our cluster of schools we will be hosting the Waimarino Inter-school Swimming Champs on Friday 15th March and (hopefully if we have the community support) an Interschool Fun Triathlon on Friday 5th April. Both events have also huge fundraising potential. For the swimming we have a pretty smooth procedure, but we do need a few volunteers to help us out on the day. The triathlon is a new one for me, and I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can give. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Marama or Rachel with your offers of support. FYI (Raetihi hosts Athletics, Orautoha hosts Cross Country, and Ohakune hosts Speeches) Swimming We are swimming most days of the week until the Swimming Sports, so please make sure your children come to school with their togs. Waiouru School Swimming Sports - Friday 8th March - Parent help needed on the day. Winter Sports Expression of Interest: We would like to be able to put together a soccer team and netball teams to participate in Saturdays Winter Sport Competition in Taihape. Can you please email Marama, or pop into the office and let us know if you can help. Please indicate if you are available to manage or coach.

2013 Korowai Holder Carson Hepi

Desert Gala The Desert Gala has been organised by a committee of parents and friends of the school to raise funds for our children so that they are able to do extracurricular activities throughout the year, lessening the financial burden on our parents. This is going to be a fun-filled day, starting off with the launch of the Childrens Variety Bash at 10am, followed by a competition between the PTIs and the BASH in a top town type event! Following that that will be a water fight between the BASH and the Waiouru Fire Brigade. Ronald McDonald will be there to entertain us for a few hours, followed by some local talent. There will be a fantastic opportunity to see our very own Kaimanawa horses that live wild out the back of the Army land known as the Argo. There will be three bus rides out to the Argo at $5 a head. The trip will be approximately 1hr30mins in total. We will be taking pre-bookings for anyone who would like to pay in advance and to secure a seat. Ring Kerry 06 3876860 or call into the school office. There will also be stalls, rides, food, raffles and much much more on the day. Our ride tickets will be $1 a ticket, (the amount of tickets will vary depending on the ride) and if families prefer they can pay for tickets now until the Gala Day to lessen the financial strain. Ring Kerry or call into the school. The Gala is approaching fast and we are calling for anyone who is willing to help out on the day. We need people to help with the following; putting up a marquee on the Saturday, ticket sales, horse riding, selling raffles, assisting with childrens events etc. It should only be 1hour of your time on the day. If you can help with anything please ring Kerry 06 3876860. Dates to Remember: Swimming Sports Friday 8th March Desert Gala Sunday 10th March Easter Weekend Friday 10th March Tuesday 2nd April Lunch order menu
Bag 1 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, ham, or beef roll Fruit kebab Blueberry or Banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 2 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, roast beef, or ham wrap Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Single items Wrap $2 Roll $2 Hawaiian croissant $2.50 Muffin $2 Fruit kebab x 2 $1.50 Pizza pinwheel (contains ham, cheese and pineapple) $2 Peanut brownie biscuit $1 Bag 3 $5.50 $6 w/ juice box Hawaiian croissant Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 4 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Ham and cheese sammie Pizza pinwheel (containing ham, cheese and pineapple) Fruit kebab

Please make sure that lunch orders are written on an envelope with the correct change.

Lunches are provided by Twinstacks on the Main Road. If you forget to order your child's lunch feel free to call into Twinstacks before 12pm and place your order with them.

WAIOURU DESERT GALA WEB PAGE The gala is going to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bash Launch and the Waiouru Family Day 10th March 2013. There will be stalls, rides, competitions, food, and lots more. It will be a great day out for all ages. To book a stall download forms from www.waiourudesertgala.com

BOT Members Katrina Snook Louise Tweeddale Mike Edmonds Marama Stewart Matthew Gates Tania Wicks Kerry Harding

Ko te Mana te Mea Nui Honour Above All


Ph 06-3876860 Fax 06-3876129 Email office@waiouru.school.nz Web www.waiouru.school.nz Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Issue 2 14th February 2013 Kia Ora Everyone, It is my pleasure today to introduce our 2013 Waiouru School House Captains.

TONGARIO RUAPEHU NGAURUHOE

Carson Hepi Wini Orono Warren Williams Pipi Williams Karli TeKani Tamati Rapana

Front; Karli, Pipi, Carson, Warren Back; Wini, Tamati

Last year our Waiouru School Community identified that Leadership is an important value we wish to grow within our children. Our Board of Trustees, with the information you as a community provided, recognised that we want school leavers who show leadership by being honest, responsible, accountable and acted with integrity. In response to this the teaching staff have begun a process of fostering more opportunities for students, particularly in the Senior class -Tui, to practise and demonstrate leadership. In addition to our school ambassadors (whom we shall introduce next week) we have begun a House Captain programme. House Captains will be in charge of our weekly House Sports afternoons. These will be held on Tuesdays for the next three weeks, 2pm - 3pm. The captains have done a fantastic job over the last two weeks, organising and facilitating our sporting rotation. You are all welcome to come down and join in or watch the kids. Its loads of fun. On these days, can you please ensure that your children have appropriate sports gear, especially shorts? Have a great weekend, Marama

Bot Elections Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, or perhaps you are interested in being a member of our school BOT. Nominations forms are available from the school office. Nominations close Thursday May 16th 2013 Voting papers sent by Tuesday May 21st 2013 Voting Day Thursday May 30th 2013 All nominations are to be sealed in an envelope and handed into the school office no later than Thursday May 16th. Assembly Tui and Kea are hosting our 1st Assembly for 2013 this Friday 15th February at 2.15pm. We would love to see you there. Sun Protection Please make sure that your child/ren have a sunhat available to them at school. We provide sunscreen in all classrooms, and take it with us when on trips. House Sports We will be having House Sports every Tuesday afternoon. Could all children please bring suitable sports clothing and shoes to change into on these days. Help Needed As a part of making a contribution to our cluster of schools we will be hosting the Waimarino Inter-school Swimming Champs on Friday 15th March and (hopefully if we have the community support) an Interschool Fun Triathlon on Friday 5th April. Both events have also huge fundraising potential. For the swimming we have a pretty smooth procedure, but we do need a few volunteers to help us out on the day. The triathlon is a new one for me, and I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can give. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Marama or Rachel with your offers of support. FYI (Raetihi hosts Athletics, Orautoha hosts Cross Country, and Ohakune hosts Speeches) Swimming We are swimming most days of the week until the Swimming Sports, so please make sure your children come to school with their togs. Waiouru School Swimming Sports - Friday 8th March - Parent help needed on the day. Winter Sports Expression of Interest: We would like to be able to put together a soccer team and netball teams to participate in Saturdays Winter Sport Competition in Taihape. Can you please email Marama, or pop into the office and let us know if you can help. Please indicate if you are available to manage or coach.

2013 Korowai Holder Carson Hepi

Desert Gala The Desert Gala has been organised by a committee of parents and friends of the school to raise funds for our children so that they are able to do extracurricular activities throughout the year, lessening the financial burden on our parents. This is going to be a fun-filled day, starting off with the launch of the Childrens Variety Bash at 10am, followed by a competition between the PTIs and the BASH in a top town type event! Following that that will be a water fight between the BASH and the Waiouru Fire Brigade. Ronald McDonald will be there to entertain us for a few hours, followed by some local talent. There will be a fantastic opportunity to see our very own Kaimanawa horses that live wild out the back of the Army land known as the Argo. There will be three bus rides out to the Argo at $5 a head. The trip will be approximately 1hr30mins in total. We will be taking pre-bookings for anyone who would like to pay in advance and to secure a seat. Ring Kerry 06 3876860 or call into the school office. There will also be stalls, rides, food, raffles and much much more on the day. Our ride tickets will be $1 a ticket, (the amount of tickets will vary depending on the ride) and if families prefer they can pay for tickets now until the Gala Day to lessen the financial strain. Ring Kerry or call into the school. The Gala is approaching fast and we are calling for anyone who is willing to help out on the day. We need people to help with the following; putting up a marquee on the Saturday, ticket sales, horse riding, selling raffles, assisting with childrens events etc. It should only be 1hour of your time on the day. If you can help with anything please ring Kerry 06 3876860. Dates to Remember: Swimming Sports Friday 8th March Desert Gala Sunday 10th March Easter Weekend Friday 10th March Tuesday 2nd April Lunch order menu
Bag 1 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, ham, or beef roll Fruit kebab Blueberry or Banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 2 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, roast beef, or ham wrap Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Single items Wrap $2 Roll $2 Hawaiian croissant $2.50 Muffin $2 Fruit kebab x 2 $1.50 Pizza pinwheel (contains ham, cheese and pineapple) $2 Peanut brownie biscuit $1 Bag 3 $5.50 $6 w/ juice box Hawaiian croissant Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 4 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Ham and cheese sammie Pizza pinwheel (containing ham, cheese and pineapple) Fruit kebab

Please make sure that lunch orders are written on an envelope with the correct change.

Lunches are provided by Twinstacks on the Main Road. If you forget to order your child's lunch feel free to call into Twinstacks before 12pm and place your order with them.

WAIOURU DESERT GALA WEB PAGE The gala is going to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bash Launch and the Waiouru Family Day 10th March 2013. There will be stalls, rides, competitions, food, and lots more. It will be a great day out for all ages. To book a stall download forms from www.waiourudesertgala.com

BOT Members Katrina Snook Louise Tweeddale Mike Edmonds Marama Stewart Matthew Gates Tania Wicks Kerry Harding

Ko te Mana te Mea Nui Honour Above All


Ph 06-3876860 Fax 06-3876129 Email office@waiouru.school.nz Web www.waiouru.school.nz Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Issue 2 14th February 2013 Kia Ora Everyone, It is my pleasure today to introduce our 2013 Waiouru School House Captains.

TONGARIO RUAPEHU NGAURUHOE

Carson Hepi Wini Orono Warren Williams Pipi Williams Karli TeKani Tamati Rapana

Front; Karli, Pipi, Carson, Warren Back; Wini, Tamati

Last year our Waiouru School Community identified that Leadership is an important value we wish to grow within our children. Our Board of Trustees, with the information you as a community provided, recognised that we want school leavers who show leadership by being honest, responsible, accountable and acted with integrity. In response to this the teaching staff have begun a process of fostering more opportunities for students, particularly in the Senior class -Tui, to practise and demonstrate leadership. In addition to our school ambassadors (whom we shall introduce next week) we have begun a House Captain programme. House Captains will be in charge of our weekly House Sports afternoons. These will be held on Tuesdays for the next three weeks, 2pm - 3pm. The captains have done a fantastic job over the last two weeks, organising and facilitating our sporting rotation. You are all welcome to come down and join in or watch the kids. Its loads of fun. On these days, can you please ensure that your children have appropriate sports gear, especially shorts? Have a great weekend, Marama

Bot Elections Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, or perhaps you are interested in being a member of our school BOT. Nominations forms are available from the school office. Nominations close Thursday May 16th 2013 Voting papers sent by Tuesday May 21st 2013 Voting Day Thursday May 30th 2013 All nominations are to be sealed in an envelope and handed into the school office no later than Thursday May 16th. Assembly Tui and Kea are hosting our 1st Assembly for 2013 this Friday 15th February at 2.15pm. We would love to see you there. Sun Protection Please make sure that your child/ren have a sunhat available to them at school. We provide sunscreen in all classrooms, and take it with us when on trips. House Sports We will be having House Sports every Tuesday afternoon. Could all children please bring suitable sports clothing and shoes to change into on these days. Help Needed As a part of making a contribution to our cluster of schools we will be hosting the Waimarino Inter-school Swimming Champs on Friday 15th March and (hopefully if we have the community support) an Interschool Fun Triathlon on Friday 5th April. Both events have also huge fundraising potential. For the swimming we have a pretty smooth procedure, but we do need a few volunteers to help us out on the day. The triathlon is a new one for me, and I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can give. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Marama or Rachel with your offers of support. FYI (Raetihi hosts Athletics, Orautoha hosts Cross Country, and Ohakune hosts Speeches) Swimming We are swimming most days of the week until the Swimming Sports, so please make sure your children come to school with their togs. Waiouru School Swimming Sports - Friday 8th March - Parent help needed on the day. Winter Sports Expression of Interest: We would like to be able to put together a soccer team and netball teams to participate in Saturdays Winter Sport Competition in Taihape. Can you please email Marama, or pop into the office and let us know if you can help. Please indicate if you are available to manage or coach.

2013 Korowai Holder Carson Hepi

Desert Gala The Desert Gala has been organised by a committee of parents and friends of the school to raise funds for our children so that they are able to do extracurricular activities throughout the year, lessening the financial burden on our parents. This is going to be a fun-filled day, starting off with the launch of the Childrens Variety Bash at 10am, followed by a competition between the PTIs and the BASH in a top town type event! Following that that will be a water fight between the BASH and the Waiouru Fire Brigade. Ronald McDonald will be there to entertain us for a few hours, followed by some local talent. There will be a fantastic opportunity to see our very own Kaimanawa horses that live wild out the back of the Army land known as the Argo. There will be three bus rides out to the Argo at $5 a head. The trip will be approximately 1hr30mins in total. We will be taking pre-bookings for anyone who would like to pay in advance and to secure a seat. Ring Kerry 06 3876860 or call into the school office. There will also be stalls, rides, food, raffles and much much more on the day. Our ride tickets will be $1 a ticket, (the amount of tickets will vary depending on the ride) and if families prefer they can pay for tickets now until the Gala Day to lessen the financial strain. Ring Kerry or call into the school. The Gala is approaching fast and we are calling for anyone who is willing to help out on the day. We need people to help with the following; putting up a marquee on the Saturday, ticket sales, horse riding, selling raffles, assisting with childrens events etc. It should only be 1hour of your time on the day. If you can help with anything please ring Kerry 06 3876860. Dates to Remember: Swimming Sports Friday 8th March Desert Gala Sunday 10th March Easter Weekend Friday 10th March Tuesday 2nd April Lunch order menu
Bag 1 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, ham, or beef roll Fruit kebab Blueberry or Banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 2 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, roast beef, or ham wrap Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Single items Wrap $2 Roll $2 Hawaiian croissant $2.50 Muffin $2 Fruit kebab x 2 $1.50 Pizza pinwheel (contains ham, cheese and pineapple) $2 Peanut brownie biscuit $1 Bag 3 $5.50 $6 w/ juice box Hawaiian croissant Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 4 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Ham and cheese sammie Pizza pinwheel (containing ham, cheese and pineapple) Fruit kebab

Please make sure that lunch orders are written on an envelope with the correct change.

Lunches are provided by Twinstacks on the Main Road. If you forget to order your child's lunch feel free to call into Twinstacks before 12pm and place your order with them.

WAIOURU DESERT GALA WEB PAGE The gala is going to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bash Launch and the Waiouru Family Day 10th March 2013. There will be stalls, rides, competitions, food, and lots more. It will be a great day out for all ages. To book a stall download forms from www.waiourudesertgala.com

BOT Members Katrina Snook Louise Tweeddale Mike Edmonds Marama Stewart Matthew Gates Tania Wicks Kerry Harding

Ko te Mana te Mea Nui Honour Above All


Ph 06-3876860 Fax 06-3876129 Email office@waiouru.school.nz Web www.waiouru.school.nz Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Issue 2 14th February 2013 Kia Ora Everyone, It is my pleasure today to introduce our 2013 Waiouru School House Captains.

TONGARIO RUAPEHU NGAURUHOE

Carson Hepi Wini Orono Warren Williams Pipi Williams Karli TeKani Tamati Rapana

Front; Karli, Pipi, Carson, Warren Back; Wini, Tamati

Last year our Waiouru School Community identified that Leadership is an important value we wish to grow within our children. Our Board of Trustees, with the information you as a community provided, recognised that we want school leavers who show leadership by being honest, responsible, accountable and acted with integrity. In response to this the teaching staff have begun a process of fostering more opportunities for students, particularly in the Senior class -Tui, to practise and demonstrate leadership. In addition to our school ambassadors (whom we shall introduce next week) we have begun a House Captain programme. House Captains will be in charge of our weekly House Sports afternoons. These will be held on Tuesdays for the next three weeks, 2pm - 3pm. The captains have done a fantastic job over the last two weeks, organising and facilitating our sporting rotation. You are all welcome to come down and join in or watch the kids. Its loads of fun. On these days, can you please ensure that your children have appropriate sports gear, especially shorts? Have a great weekend, Marama

Bot Elections Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, or perhaps you are interested in being a member of our school BOT. Nominations forms are available from the school office. Nominations close Thursday May 16th 2013 Voting papers sent by Tuesday May 21st 2013 Voting Day Thursday May 30th 2013 All nominations are to be sealed in an envelope and handed into the school office no later than Thursday May 16th. Assembly Tui and Kea are hosting our 1st Assembly for 2013 this Friday 15th February at 2.15pm. We would love to see you there. Sun Protection Please make sure that your child/ren have a sunhat available to them at school. We provide sunscreen in all classrooms, and take it with us when on trips. House Sports We will be having House Sports every Tuesday afternoon. Could all children please bring suitable sports clothing and shoes to change into on these days. Help Needed As a part of making a contribution to our cluster of schools we will be hosting the Waimarino Inter-school Swimming Champs on Friday 15th March and (hopefully if we have the community support) an Interschool Fun Triathlon on Friday 5th April. Both events have also huge fundraising potential. For the swimming we have a pretty smooth procedure, but we do need a few volunteers to help us out on the day. The triathlon is a new one for me, and I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can give. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Marama or Rachel with your offers of support. FYI (Raetihi hosts Athletics, Orautoha hosts Cross Country, and Ohakune hosts Speeches) Swimming We are swimming most days of the week until the Swimming Sports, so please make sure your children come to school with their togs. Waiouru School Swimming Sports - Friday 8th March - Parent help needed on the day. Winter Sports Expression of Interest: We would like to be able to put together a soccer team and netball teams to participate in Saturdays Winter Sport Competition in Taihape. Can you please email Marama, or pop into the office and let us know if you can help. Please indicate if you are available to manage or coach.

2013 Korowai Holder Carson Hepi

Desert Gala The Desert Gala has been organised by a committee of parents and friends of the school to raise funds for our children so that they are able to do extracurricular activities throughout the year, lessening the financial burden on our parents. This is going to be a fun-filled day, starting off with the launch of the Childrens Variety Bash at 10am, followed by a competition between the PTIs and the BASH in a top town type event! Following that that will be a water fight between the BASH and the Waiouru Fire Brigade. Ronald McDonald will be there to entertain us for a few hours, followed by some local talent. There will be a fantastic opportunity to see our very own Kaimanawa horses that live wild out the back of the Army land known as the Argo. There will be three bus rides out to the Argo at $5 a head. The trip will be approximately 1hr30mins in total. We will be taking pre-bookings for anyone who would like to pay in advance and to secure a seat. Ring Kerry 06 3876860 or call into the school office. There will also be stalls, rides, food, raffles and much much more on the day. Our ride tickets will be $1 a ticket, (the amount of tickets will vary depending on the ride) and if families prefer they can pay for tickets now until the Gala Day to lessen the financial strain. Ring Kerry or call into the school. The Gala is approaching fast and we are calling for anyone who is willing to help out on the day. We need people to help with the following; putting up a marquee on the Saturday, ticket sales, horse riding, selling raffles, assisting with childrens events etc. It should only be 1hour of your time on the day. If you can help with anything please ring Kerry 06 3876860. Dates to Remember: Swimming Sports Friday 8th March Desert Gala Sunday 10th March Easter Weekend Friday 10th March Tuesday 2nd April Lunch order menu
Bag 1 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, ham, or beef roll Fruit kebab Blueberry or Banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 2 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, roast beef, or ham wrap Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Single items Wrap $2 Roll $2 Hawaiian croissant $2.50 Muffin $2 Fruit kebab x 2 $1.50 Pizza pinwheel (contains ham, cheese and pineapple) $2 Peanut brownie biscuit $1 Bag 3 $5.50 $6 w/ juice box Hawaiian croissant Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 4 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Ham and cheese sammie Pizza pinwheel (containing ham, cheese and pineapple) Fruit kebab

Please make sure that lunch orders are written on an envelope with the correct change.

Lunches are provided by Twinstacks on the Main Road. If you forget to order your child's lunch feel free to call into Twinstacks before 12pm and place your order with them.

WAIOURU DESERT GALA WEB PAGE The gala is going to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bash Launch and the Waiouru Family Day 10th March 2013. There will be stalls, rides, competitions, food, and lots more. It will be a great day out for all ages. To book a stall download forms from www.waiourudesertgala.com

BOT Members Katrina Snook Louise Tweeddale Mike Edmonds Marama Stewart Matthew Gates Tania Wicks Kerry Harding

Ko te Mana te Mea Nui Honour Above All


Ph 06-3876860 Fax 06-3876129 Email office@waiouru.school.nz Web www.waiouru.school.nz Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Issue 2 14th February 2013 Kia Ora Everyone, It is my pleasure today to introduce our 2013 Waiouru School House Captains.

TONGARIO RUAPEHU NGAURUHOE

Carson Hepi Wini Orono Warren Williams Pipi Williams Karli TeKani Tamati Rapana

Front; Karli, Pipi, Carson, Warren Back; Wini, Tamati

Last year our Waiouru School Community identified that Leadership is an important value we wish to grow within our children. Our Board of Trustees, with the information you as a community provided, recognised that we want school leavers who show leadership by being honest, responsible, accountable and acted with integrity. In response to this the teaching staff have begun a process of fostering more opportunities for students, particularly in the Senior class -Tui, to practise and demonstrate leadership. In addition to our school ambassadors (whom we shall introduce next week) we have begun a House Captain programme. House Captains will be in charge of our weekly House Sports afternoons. These will be held on Tuesdays for the next three weeks, 2pm - 3pm. The captains have done a fantastic job over the last two weeks, organising and facilitating our sporting rotation. You are all welcome to come down and join in or watch the kids. Its loads of fun. On these days, can you please ensure that your children have appropriate sports gear, especially shorts? Have a great weekend, Marama

Bot Elections Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, or perhaps you are interested in being a member of our school BOT. Nominations forms are available from the school office. Nominations close Thursday May 16th 2013 Voting papers sent by Tuesday May 21st 2013 Voting Day Thursday May 30th 2013 All nominations are to be sealed in an envelope and handed into the school office no later than Thursday May 16th. Assembly Tui and Kea are hosting our 1st Assembly for 2013 this Friday 15th February at 2.15pm. We would love to see you there. Sun Protection Please make sure that your child/ren have a sunhat available to them at school. We provide sunscreen in all classrooms, and take it with us when on trips. House Sports We will be having House Sports every Tuesday afternoon. Could all children please bring suitable sports clothing and shoes to change into on these days. Help Needed As a part of making a contribution to our cluster of schools we will be hosting the Waimarino Inter-school Swimming Champs on Friday 15th March and (hopefully if we have the community support) an Interschool Fun Triathlon on Friday 5th April. Both events have also huge fundraising potential. For the swimming we have a pretty smooth procedure, but we do need a few volunteers to help us out on the day. The triathlon is a new one for me, and I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can give. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Marama or Rachel with your offers of support. FYI (Raetihi hosts Athletics, Orautoha hosts Cross Country, and Ohakune hosts Speeches) Swimming We are swimming most days of the week until the Swimming Sports, so please make sure your children come to school with their togs. Waiouru School Swimming Sports - Friday 8th March - Parent help needed on the day. Winter Sports Expression of Interest: We would like to be able to put together a soccer team and netball teams to participate in Saturdays Winter Sport Competition in Taihape. Can you please email Marama, or pop into the office and let us know if you can help. Please indicate if you are available to manage or coach.

2013 Korowai Holder Carson Hepi

Desert Gala The Desert Gala has been organised by a committee of parents and friends of the school to raise funds for our children so that they are able to do extracurricular activities throughout the year, lessening the financial burden on our parents. This is going to be a fun-filled day, starting off with the launch of the Childrens Variety Bash at 10am, followed by a competition between the PTIs and the BASH in a top town type event! Following that that will be a water fight between the BASH and the Waiouru Fire Brigade. Ronald McDonald will be there to entertain us for a few hours, followed by some local talent. There will be a fantastic opportunity to see our very own Kaimanawa horses that live wild out the back of the Army land known as the Argo. There will be three bus rides out to the Argo at $5 a head. The trip will be approximately 1hr30mins in total. We will be taking pre-bookings for anyone who would like to pay in advance and to secure a seat. Ring Kerry 06 3876860 or call into the school office. There will also be stalls, rides, food, raffles and much much more on the day. Our ride tickets will be $1 a ticket, (the amount of tickets will vary depending on the ride) and if families prefer they can pay for tickets now until the Gala Day to lessen the financial strain. Ring Kerry or call into the school. The Gala is approaching fast and we are calling for anyone who is willing to help out on the day. We need people to help with the following; putting up a marquee on the Saturday, ticket sales, horse riding, selling raffles, assisting with childrens events etc. It should only be 1hour of your time on the day. If you can help with anything please ring Kerry 06 3876860. Dates to Remember: Swimming Sports Friday 8th March Desert Gala Sunday 10th March Easter Weekend Friday 10th March Tuesday 2nd April Lunch order menu
Bag 1 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, ham, or beef roll Fruit kebab Blueberry or Banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 2 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, roast beef, or ham wrap Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Single items Wrap $2 Roll $2 Hawaiian croissant $2.50 Muffin $2 Fruit kebab x 2 $1.50 Pizza pinwheel (contains ham, cheese and pineapple) $2 Peanut brownie biscuit $1 Bag 3 $5.50 $6 w/ juice box Hawaiian croissant Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 4 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Ham and cheese sammie Pizza pinwheel (containing ham, cheese and pineapple) Fruit kebab

Please make sure that lunch orders are written on an envelope with the correct change.

Lunches are provided by Twinstacks on the Main Road. If you forget to order your child's lunch feel free to call into Twinstacks before 12pm and place your order with them.

WAIOURU DESERT GALA WEB PAGE The gala is going to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bash Launch and the Waiouru Family Day 10th March 2013. There will be stalls, rides, competitions, food, and lots more. It will be a great day out for all ages. To book a stall download forms from www.waiourudesertgala.com

BOT Members Katrina Snook Louise Tweeddale Mike Edmonds Marama Stewart Matthew Gates Tania Wicks Kerry Harding

Ko te Mana te Mea Nui Honour Above All


Ph 06-3876860 Fax 06-3876129 Email office@waiouru.school.nz Web www.waiouru.school.nz Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Issue 2 14th February 2013 Kia Ora Everyone, It is my pleasure today to introduce our 2013 Waiouru School House Captains.

TONGARIO RUAPEHU NGAURUHOE

Carson Hepi Wini Orono Warren Williams Pipi Williams Karli TeKani Tamati Rapana

Front; Karli, Pipi, Carson, Warren Back; Wini, Tamati

Last year our Waiouru School Community identified that Leadership is an important value we wish to grow within our children. Our Board of Trustees, with the information you as a community provided, recognised that we want school leavers who show leadership by being honest, responsible, accountable and acted with integrity. In response to this the teaching staff have begun a process of fostering more opportunities for students, particularly in the Senior class -Tui, to practise and demonstrate leadership. In addition to our school ambassadors (whom we shall introduce next week) we have begun a House Captain programme. House Captains will be in charge of our weekly House Sports afternoons. These will be held on Tuesdays for the next three weeks, 2pm - 3pm. The captains have done a fantastic job over the last two weeks, organising and facilitating our sporting rotation. You are all welcome to come down and join in or watch the kids. Its loads of fun. On these days, can you please ensure that your children have appropriate sports gear, especially shorts? Have a great weekend, Marama

Bot Elections Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, or perhaps you are interested in being a member of our school BOT. Nominations forms are available from the school office. Nominations close Thursday May 16th 2013 Voting papers sent by Tuesday May 21st 2013 Voting Day Thursday May 30th 2013 All nominations are to be sealed in an envelope and handed into the school office no later than Thursday May 16th. Assembly Tui and Kea are hosting our 1st Assembly for 2013 this Friday 15th February at 2.15pm. We would love to see you there. Sun Protection Please make sure that your child/ren have a sunhat available to them at school. We provide sunscreen in all classrooms, and take it with us when on trips. House Sports We will be having House Sports every Tuesday afternoon. Could all children please bring suitable sports clothing and shoes to change into on these days. Help Needed As a part of making a contribution to our cluster of schools we will be hosting the Waimarino Inter-school Swimming Champs on Friday 15th March and (hopefully if we have the community support) an Interschool Fun Triathlon on Friday 5th April. Both events have also huge fundraising potential. For the swimming we have a pretty smooth procedure, but we do need a few volunteers to help us out on the day. The triathlon is a new one for me, and I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can give. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Marama or Rachel with your offers of support. FYI (Raetihi hosts Athletics, Orautoha hosts Cross Country, and Ohakune hosts Speeches) Swimming We are swimming most days of the week until the Swimming Sports, so please make sure your children come to school with their togs. Waiouru School Swimming Sports - Friday 8th March - Parent help needed on the day. Winter Sports Expression of Interest: We would like to be able to put together a soccer team and netball teams to participate in Saturdays Winter Sport Competition in Taihape. Can you please email Marama, or pop into the office and let us know if you can help. Please indicate if you are available to manage or coach.

2013 Korowai Holder Carson Hepi

Desert Gala The Desert Gala has been organised by a committee of parents and friends of the school to raise funds for our children so that they are able to do extracurricular activities throughout the year, lessening the financial burden on our parents. This is going to be a fun-filled day, starting off with the launch of the Childrens Variety Bash at 10am, followed by a competition between the PTIs and the BASH in a top town type event! Following that that will be a water fight between the BASH and the Waiouru Fire Brigade. Ronald McDonald will be there to entertain us for a few hours, followed by some local talent. There will be a fantastic opportunity to see our very own Kaimanawa horses that live wild out the back of the Army land known as the Argo. There will be three bus rides out to the Argo at $5 a head. The trip will be approximately 1hr30mins in total. We will be taking pre-bookings for anyone who would like to pay in advance and to secure a seat. Ring Kerry 06 3876860 or call into the school office. There will also be stalls, rides, food, raffles and much much more on the day. Our ride tickets will be $1 a ticket, (the amount of tickets will vary depending on the ride) and if families prefer they can pay for tickets now until the Gala Day to lessen the financial strain. Ring Kerry or call into the school. The Gala is approaching fast and we are calling for anyone who is willing to help out on the day. We need people to help with the following; putting up a marquee on the Saturday, ticket sales, horse riding, selling raffles, assisting with childrens events etc. It should only be 1hour of your time on the day. If you can help with anything please ring Kerry 06 3876860. Dates to Remember: Swimming Sports Friday 8th March Desert Gala Sunday 10th March Easter Weekend Friday 10th March Tuesday 2nd April Lunch order menu
Bag 1 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, ham, or beef roll Fruit kebab Blueberry or Banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 2 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, roast beef, or ham wrap Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Single items Wrap $2 Roll $2 Hawaiian croissant $2.50 Muffin $2 Fruit kebab x 2 $1.50 Pizza pinwheel (contains ham, cheese and pineapple) $2 Peanut brownie biscuit $1 Bag 3 $5.50 $6 w/ juice box Hawaiian croissant Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 4 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Ham and cheese sammie Pizza pinwheel (containing ham, cheese and pineapple) Fruit kebab

Please make sure that lunch orders are written on an envelope with the correct change.

Lunches are provided by Twinstacks on the Main Road. If you forget to order your child's lunch feel free to call into Twinstacks before 12pm and place your order with them.

WAIOURU DESERT GALA WEB PAGE The gala is going to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bash Launch and the Waiouru Family Day 10th March 2013. There will be stalls, rides, competitions, food, and lots more. It will be a great day out for all ages. To book a stall download forms from www.waiourudesertgala.com

BOT Members Katrina Snook Louise Tweeddale Mike Edmonds Marama Stewart Matthew Gates Tania Wicks Kerry Harding

Ko te Mana te Mea Nui Honour Above All


Ph 06-3876860 Fax 06-3876129 Email office@waiouru.school.nz Web www.waiouru.school.nz Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Issue 2 14th February 2013 Kia Ora Everyone, It is my pleasure today to introduce our 2013 Waiouru School House Captains.

TONGARIO RUAPEHU NGAURUHOE

Carson Hepi Wini Orono Warren Williams Pipi Williams Karli TeKani Tamati Rapana

Front; Karli, Pipi, Carson, Warren Back; Wini, Tamati

Last year our Waiouru School Community identified that Leadership is an important value we wish to grow within our children. Our Board of Trustees, with the information you as a community provided, recognised that we want school leavers who show leadership by being honest, responsible, accountable and acted with integrity. In response to this the teaching staff have begun a process of fostering more opportunities for students, particularly in the Senior class -Tui, to practise and demonstrate leadership. In addition to our school ambassadors (whom we shall introduce next week) we have begun a House Captain programme. House Captains will be in charge of our weekly House Sports afternoons. These will be held on Tuesdays for the next three weeks, 2pm - 3pm. The captains have done a fantastic job over the last two weeks, organising and facilitating our sporting rotation. You are all welcome to come down and join in or watch the kids. Its loads of fun. On these days, can you please ensure that your children have appropriate sports gear, especially shorts? Have a great weekend, Marama

Bot Elections Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, or perhaps you are interested in being a member of our school BOT. Nominations forms are available from the school office. Nominations close Thursday May 16th 2013 Voting papers sent by Tuesday May 21st 2013 Voting Day Thursday May 30th 2013 All nominations are to be sealed in an envelope and handed into the school office no later than Thursday May 16th. Assembly Tui and Kea are hosting our 1st Assembly for 2013 this Friday 15th February at 2.15pm. We would love to see you there. Sun Protection Please make sure that your child/ren have a sunhat available to them at school. We provide sunscreen in all classrooms, and take it with us when on trips. House Sports We will be having House Sports every Tuesday afternoon. Could all children please bring suitable sports clothing and shoes to change into on these days. Help Needed As a part of making a contribution to our cluster of schools we will be hosting the Waimarino Inter-school Swimming Champs on Friday 15th March and (hopefully if we have the community support) an Interschool Fun Triathlon on Friday 5th April. Both events have also huge fundraising potential. For the swimming we have a pretty smooth procedure, but we do need a few volunteers to help us out on the day. The triathlon is a new one for me, and I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can give. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Marama or Rachel with your offers of support. FYI (Raetihi hosts Athletics, Orautoha hosts Cross Country, and Ohakune hosts Speeches) Swimming We are swimming most days of the week until the Swimming Sports, so please make sure your children come to school with their togs. Waiouru School Swimming Sports - Friday 8th March - Parent help needed on the day. Winter Sports Expression of Interest: We would like to be able to put together a soccer team and netball teams to participate in Saturdays Winter Sport Competition in Taihape. Can you please email Marama, or pop into the office and let us know if you can help. Please indicate if you are available to manage or coach.

2013 Korowai Holder Carson Hepi

Desert Gala The Desert Gala has been organised by a committee of parents and friends of the school to raise funds for our children so that they are able to do extracurricular activities throughout the year, lessening the financial burden on our parents. This is going to be a fun-filled day, starting off with the launch of the Childrens Variety Bash at 10am, followed by a competition between the PTIs and the BASH in a top town type event! Following that that will be a water fight between the BASH and the Waiouru Fire Brigade. Ronald McDonald will be there to entertain us for a few hours, followed by some local talent. There will be a fantastic opportunity to see our very own Kaimanawa horses that live wild out the back of the Army land known as the Argo. There will be three bus rides out to the Argo at $5 a head. The trip will be approximately 1hr30mins in total. We will be taking pre-bookings for anyone who would like to pay in advance and to secure a seat. Ring Kerry 06 3876860 or call into the school office. There will also be stalls, rides, food, raffles and much much more on the day. Our ride tickets will be $1 a ticket, (the amount of tickets will vary depending on the ride) and if families prefer they can pay for tickets now until the Gala Day to lessen the financial strain. Ring Kerry or call into the school. The Gala is approaching fast and we are calling for anyone who is willing to help out on the day. We need people to help with the following; putting up a marquee on the Saturday, ticket sales, horse riding, selling raffles, assisting with childrens events etc. It should only be 1hour of your time on the day. If you can help with anything please ring Kerry 06 3876860. Dates to Remember: Swimming Sports Friday 8th March Desert Gala Sunday 10th March Easter Weekend Friday 10th March Tuesday 2nd April Lunch order menu
Bag 1 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, ham, or beef roll Fruit kebab Blueberry or Banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 2 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, roast beef, or ham wrap Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Single items Wrap $2 Roll $2 Hawaiian croissant $2.50 Muffin $2 Fruit kebab x 2 $1.50 Pizza pinwheel (contains ham, cheese and pineapple) $2 Peanut brownie biscuit $1 Bag 3 $5.50 $6 w/ juice box Hawaiian croissant Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 4 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Ham and cheese sammie Pizza pinwheel (containing ham, cheese and pineapple) Fruit kebab

Please make sure that lunch orders are written on an envelope with the correct change.

Lunches are provided by Twinstacks on the Main Road. If you forget to order your child's lunch feel free to call into Twinstacks before 12pm and place your order with them.

WAIOURU DESERT GALA WEB PAGE The gala is going to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bash Launch and the Waiouru Family Day 10th March 2013. There will be stalls, rides, competitions, food, and lots more. It will be a great day out for all ages. To book a stall download forms from www.waiourudesertgala.com

BOT Members Katrina Snook Louise Tweeddale Mike Edmonds Marama Stewart Matthew Gates Tania Wicks Kerry Harding

Ko te Mana te Mea Nui Honour Above All


Ph 06-3876860 Fax 06-3876129 Email office@waiouru.school.nz Web www.waiouru.school.nz Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Issue 2 14th February 2013 Kia Ora Everyone, It is my pleasure today to introduce our 2013 Waiouru School House Captains.

TONGARIO RUAPEHU NGAURUHOE

Carson Hepi Wini Orono Warren Williams Pipi Williams Karli TeKani Tamati Rapana

Front; Karli, Pipi, Carson, Warren Back; Wini, Tamati

Last year our Waiouru School Community identified that Leadership is an important value we wish to grow within our children. Our Board of Trustees, with the information you as a community provided, recognised that we want school leavers who show leadership by being honest, responsible, accountable and acted with integrity. In response to this the teaching staff have begun a process of fostering more opportunities for students, particularly in the Senior class -Tui, to practise and demonstrate leadership. In addition to our school ambassadors (whom we shall introduce next week) we have begun a House Captain programme. House Captains will be in charge of our weekly House Sports afternoons. These will be held on Tuesdays for the next three weeks, 2pm - 3pm. The captains have done a fantastic job over the last two weeks, organising and facilitating our sporting rotation. You are all welcome to come down and join in or watch the kids. Its loads of fun. On these days, can you please ensure that your children have appropriate sports gear, especially shorts? Have a great weekend, Marama

Bot Elections Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, or perhaps you are interested in being a member of our school BOT. Nominations forms are available from the school office. Nominations close Thursday May 16th 2013 Voting papers sent by Tuesday May 21st 2013 Voting Day Thursday May 30th 2013 All nominations are to be sealed in an envelope and handed into the school office no later than Thursday May 16th. Assembly Tui and Kea are hosting our 1st Assembly for 2013 this Friday 15th February at 2.15pm. We would love to see you there. Sun Protection Please make sure that your child/ren have a sunhat available to them at school. We provide sunscreen in all classrooms, and take it with us when on trips. House Sports We will be having House Sports every Tuesday afternoon. Could all children please bring suitable sports clothing and shoes to change into on these days. Help Needed As a part of making a contribution to our cluster of schools we will be hosting the Waimarino Inter-school Swimming Champs on Friday 15th March and (hopefully if we have the community support) an Interschool Fun Triathlon on Friday 5th April. Both events have also huge fundraising potential. For the swimming we have a pretty smooth procedure, but we do need a few volunteers to help us out on the day. The triathlon is a new one for me, and I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can give. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Marama or Rachel with your offers of support. FYI (Raetihi hosts Athletics, Orautoha hosts Cross Country, and Ohakune hosts Speeches) Swimming We are swimming most days of the week until the Swimming Sports, so please make sure your children come to school with their togs. Waiouru School Swimming Sports - Friday 8th March - Parent help needed on the day. Winter Sports Expression of Interest: We would like to be able to put together a soccer team and netball teams to participate in Saturdays Winter Sport Competition in Taihape. Can you please email Marama, or pop into the office and let us know if you can help. Please indicate if you are available to manage or coach.

2013 Korowai Holder Carson Hepi

Desert Gala The Desert Gala has been organised by a committee of parents and friends of the school to raise funds for our children so that they are able to do extracurricular activities throughout the year, lessening the financial burden on our parents. This is going to be a fun-filled day, starting off with the launch of the Childrens Variety Bash at 10am, followed by a competition between the PTIs and the BASH in a top town type event! Following that that will be a water fight between the BASH and the Waiouru Fire Brigade. Ronald McDonald will be there to entertain us for a few hours, followed by some local talent. There will be a fantastic opportunity to see our very own Kaimanawa horses that live wild out the back of the Army land known as the Argo. There will be three bus rides out to the Argo at $5 a head. The trip will be approximately 1hr30mins in total. We will be taking pre-bookings for anyone who would like to pay in advance and to secure a seat. Ring Kerry 06 3876860 or call into the school office. There will also be stalls, rides, food, raffles and much much more on the day. Our ride tickets will be $1 a ticket, (the amount of tickets will vary depending on the ride) and if families prefer they can pay for tickets now until the Gala Day to lessen the financial strain. Ring Kerry or call into the school. The Gala is approaching fast and we are calling for anyone who is willing to help out on the day. We need people to help with the following; putting up a marquee on the Saturday, ticket sales, horse riding, selling raffles, assisting with childrens events etc. It should only be 1hour of your time on the day. If you can help with anything please ring Kerry 06 3876860. Dates to Remember: Swimming Sports Friday 8th March Desert Gala Sunday 10th March Easter Weekend Friday 10th March Tuesday 2nd April Lunch order menu
Bag 1 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, ham, or beef roll Fruit kebab Blueberry or Banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 2 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, roast beef, or ham wrap Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Single items Wrap $2 Roll $2 Hawaiian croissant $2.50 Muffin $2 Fruit kebab x 2 $1.50 Pizza pinwheel (contains ham, cheese and pineapple) $2 Peanut brownie biscuit $1 Bag 3 $5.50 $6 w/ juice box Hawaiian croissant Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 4 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Ham and cheese sammie Pizza pinwheel (containing ham, cheese and pineapple) Fruit kebab

Please make sure that lunch orders are written on an envelope with the correct change.

Lunches are provided by Twinstacks on the Main Road. If you forget to order your child's lunch feel free to call into Twinstacks before 12pm and place your order with them.

WAIOURU DESERT GALA WEB PAGE The gala is going to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bash Launch and the Waiouru Family Day 10th March 2013. There will be stalls, rides, competitions, food, and lots more. It will be a great day out for all ages. To book a stall download forms from www.waiourudesertgala.com

BOT Members Katrina Snook Louise Tweeddale Mike Edmonds Marama Stewart Matthew Gates Tania Wicks Kerry Harding

Ko te Mana te Mea Nui Honour Above All


Ph 06-3876860 Fax 06-3876129 Email office@waiouru.school.nz Web www.waiouru.school.nz Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Issue 2 14th February 2013 Kia Ora Everyone, It is my pleasure today to introduce our 2013 Waiouru School House Captains.

TONGARIO RUAPEHU NGAURUHOE

Carson Hepi Wini Orono Warren Williams Pipi Williams Karli TeKani Tamati Rapana

Front; Karli, Pipi, Carson, Warren Back; Wini, Tamati

Last year our Waiouru School Community identified that Leadership is an important value we wish to grow within our children. Our Board of Trustees, with the information you as a community provided, recognised that we want school leavers who show leadership by being honest, responsible, accountable and acted with integrity. In response to this the teaching staff have begun a process of fostering more opportunities for students, particularly in the Senior class -Tui, to practise and demonstrate leadership. In addition to our school ambassadors (whom we shall introduce next week) we have begun a House Captain programme. House Captains will be in charge of our weekly House Sports afternoons. These will be held on Tuesdays for the next three weeks, 2pm - 3pm. The captains have done a fantastic job over the last two weeks, organising and facilitating our sporting rotation. You are all welcome to come down and join in or watch the kids. Its loads of fun. On these days, can you please ensure that your children have appropriate sports gear, especially shorts? Have a great weekend, Marama

Bot Elections Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, or perhaps you are interested in being a member of our school BOT. Nominations forms are available from the school office. Nominations close Thursday May 16th 2013 Voting papers sent by Tuesday May 21st 2013 Voting Day Thursday May 30th 2013 All nominations are to be sealed in an envelope and handed into the school office no later than Thursday May 16th. Assembly Tui and Kea are hosting our 1st Assembly for 2013 this Friday 15th February at 2.15pm. We would love to see you there. Sun Protection Please make sure that your child/ren have a sunhat available to them at school. We provide sunscreen in all classrooms, and take it with us when on trips. House Sports We will be having House Sports every Tuesday afternoon. Could all children please bring suitable sports clothing and shoes to change into on these days. Help Needed As a part of making a contribution to our cluster of schools we will be hosting the Waimarino Inter-school Swimming Champs on Friday 15th March and (hopefully if we have the community support) an Interschool Fun Triathlon on Friday 5th April. Both events have also huge fundraising potential. For the swimming we have a pretty smooth procedure, but we do need a few volunteers to help us out on the day. The triathlon is a new one for me, and I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can give. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Marama or Rachel with your offers of support. FYI (Raetihi hosts Athletics, Orautoha hosts Cross Country, and Ohakune hosts Speeches) Swimming We are swimming most days of the week until the Swimming Sports, so please make sure your children come to school with their togs. Waiouru School Swimming Sports - Friday 8th March - Parent help needed on the day. Winter Sports Expression of Interest: We would like to be able to put together a soccer team and netball teams to participate in Saturdays Winter Sport Competition in Taihape. Can you please email Marama, or pop into the office and let us know if you can help. Please indicate if you are available to manage or coach.

2013 Korowai Holder Carson Hepi

Desert Gala The Desert Gala has been organised by a committee of parents and friends of the school to raise funds for our children so that they are able to do extracurricular activities throughout the year, lessening the financial burden on our parents. This is going to be a fun-filled day, starting off with the launch of the Childrens Variety Bash at 10am, followed by a competition between the PTIs and the BASH in a top town type event! Following that that will be a water fight between the BASH and the Waiouru Fire Brigade. Ronald McDonald will be there to entertain us for a few hours, followed by some local talent. There will be a fantastic opportunity to see our very own Kaimanawa horses that live wild out the back of the Army land known as the Argo. There will be three bus rides out to the Argo at $5 a head. The trip will be approximately 1hr30mins in total. We will be taking pre-bookings for anyone who would like to pay in advance and to secure a seat. Ring Kerry 06 3876860 or call into the school office. There will also be stalls, rides, food, raffles and much much more on the day. Our ride tickets will be $1 a ticket, (the amount of tickets will vary depending on the ride) and if families prefer they can pay for tickets now until the Gala Day to lessen the financial strain. Ring Kerry or call into the school. The Gala is approaching fast and we are calling for anyone who is willing to help out on the day. We need people to help with the following; putting up a marquee on the Saturday, ticket sales, horse riding, selling raffles, assisting with childrens events etc. It should only be 1hour of your time on the day. If you can help with anything please ring Kerry 06 3876860. Dates to Remember: Swimming Sports Friday 8th March Desert Gala Sunday 10th March Easter Weekend Friday 10th March Tuesday 2nd April Lunch order menu
Bag 1 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, ham, or beef roll Fruit kebab Blueberry or Banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 2 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, roast beef, or ham wrap Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Single items Wrap $2 Roll $2 Hawaiian croissant $2.50 Muffin $2 Fruit kebab x 2 $1.50 Pizza pinwheel (contains ham, cheese and pineapple) $2 Peanut brownie biscuit $1 Bag 3 $5.50 $6 w/ juice box Hawaiian croissant Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 4 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Ham and cheese sammie Pizza pinwheel (containing ham, cheese and pineapple) Fruit kebab

Please make sure that lunch orders are written on an envelope with the correct change.

Lunches are provided by Twinstacks on the Main Road. If you forget to order your child's lunch feel free to call into Twinstacks before 12pm and place your order with them.

WAIOURU DESERT GALA WEB PAGE The gala is going to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bash Launch and the Waiouru Family Day 10th March 2013. There will be stalls, rides, competitions, food, and lots more. It will be a great day out for all ages. To book a stall download forms from www.waiourudesertgala.com

BOT Members Katrina Snook Louise Tweeddale Mike Edmonds Marama Stewart Matthew Gates Tania Wicks Kerry Harding

Ko te Mana te Mea Nui Honour Above All


Ph 06-3876860 Fax 06-3876129 Email office@waiouru.school.nz Web www.waiouru.school.nz Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Issue 2 14th February 2013 Kia Ora Everyone, It is my pleasure today to introduce our 2013 Waiouru School House Captains.

TONGARIO RUAPEHU NGAURUHOE

Carson Hepi Wini Orono Warren Williams Pipi Williams Karli TeKani Tamati Rapana

Front; Karli, Pipi, Carson, Warren Back; Wini, Tamati

Last year our Waiouru School Community identified that Leadership is an important value we wish to grow within our children. Our Board of Trustees, with the information you as a community provided, recognised that we want school leavers who show leadership by being honest, responsible, accountable and acted with integrity. In response to this the teaching staff have begun a process of fostering more opportunities for students, particularly in the Senior class -Tui, to practise and demonstrate leadership. In addition to our school ambassadors (whom we shall introduce next week) we have begun a House Captain programme. House Captains will be in charge of our weekly House Sports afternoons. These will be held on Tuesdays for the next three weeks, 2pm - 3pm. The captains have done a fantastic job over the last two weeks, organising and facilitating our sporting rotation. You are all welcome to come down and join in or watch the kids. Its loads of fun. On these days, can you please ensure that your children have appropriate sports gear, especially shorts? Have a great weekend, Marama

Bot Elections Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, or perhaps you are interested in being a member of our school BOT. Nominations forms are available from the school office. Nominations close Thursday May 16th 2013 Voting papers sent by Tuesday May 21st 2013 Voting Day Thursday May 30th 2013 All nominations are to be sealed in an envelope and handed into the school office no later than Thursday May 16th. Assembly Tui and Kea are hosting our 1st Assembly for 2013 this Friday 15th February at 2.15pm. We would love to see you there. Sun Protection Please make sure that your child/ren have a sunhat available to them at school. We provide sunscreen in all classrooms, and take it with us when on trips. House Sports We will be having House Sports every Tuesday afternoon. Could all children please bring suitable sports clothing and shoes to change into on these days. Help Needed As a part of making a contribution to our cluster of schools we will be hosting the Waimarino Inter-school Swimming Champs on Friday 15th March and (hopefully if we have the community support) an Interschool Fun Triathlon on Friday 5th April. Both events have also huge fundraising potential. For the swimming we have a pretty smooth procedure, but we do need a few volunteers to help us out on the day. The triathlon is a new one for me, and I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can give. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Marama or Rachel with your offers of support. FYI (Raetihi hosts Athletics, Orautoha hosts Cross Country, and Ohakune hosts Speeches) Swimming We are swimming most days of the week until the Swimming Sports, so please make sure your children come to school with their togs. Waiouru School Swimming Sports - Friday 8th March - Parent help needed on the day. Winter Sports Expression of Interest: We would like to be able to put together a soccer team and netball teams to participate in Saturdays Winter Sport Competition in Taihape. Can you please email Marama, or pop into the office and let us know if you can help. Please indicate if you are available to manage or coach.

2013 Korowai Holder Carson Hepi

Desert Gala The Desert Gala has been organised by a committee of parents and friends of the school to raise funds for our children so that they are able to do extracurricular activities throughout the year, lessening the financial burden on our parents. This is going to be a fun-filled day, starting off with the launch of the Childrens Variety Bash at 10am, followed by a competition between the PTIs and the BASH in a top town type event! Following that that will be a water fight between the BASH and the Waiouru Fire Brigade. Ronald McDonald will be there to entertain us for a few hours, followed by some local talent. There will be a fantastic opportunity to see our very own Kaimanawa horses that live wild out the back of the Army land known as the Argo. There will be three bus rides out to the Argo at $5 a head. The trip will be approximately 1hr30mins in total. We will be taking pre-bookings for anyone who would like to pay in advance and to secure a seat. Ring Kerry 06 3876860 or call into the school office. There will also be stalls, rides, food, raffles and much much more on the day. Our ride tickets will be $1 a ticket, (the amount of tickets will vary depending on the ride) and if families prefer they can pay for tickets now until the Gala Day to lessen the financial strain. Ring Kerry or call into the school. The Gala is approaching fast and we are calling for anyone who is willing to help out on the day. We need people to help with the following; putting up a marquee on the Saturday, ticket sales, horse riding, selling raffles, assisting with childrens events etc. It should only be 1hour of your time on the day. If you can help with anything please ring Kerry 06 3876860. Dates to Remember: Swimming Sports Friday 8th March Desert Gala Sunday 10th March Easter Weekend Friday 10th March Tuesday 2nd April Lunch order menu
Bag 1 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, ham, or beef roll Fruit kebab Blueberry or Banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 2 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, roast beef, or ham wrap Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Single items Wrap $2 Roll $2 Hawaiian croissant $2.50 Muffin $2 Fruit kebab x 2 $1.50 Pizza pinwheel (contains ham, cheese and pineapple) $2 Peanut brownie biscuit $1 Bag 3 $5.50 $6 w/ juice box Hawaiian croissant Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 4 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Ham and cheese sammie Pizza pinwheel (containing ham, cheese and pineapple) Fruit kebab

Please make sure that lunch orders are written on an envelope with the correct change.

Lunches are provided by Twinstacks on the Main Road. If you forget to order your child's lunch feel free to call into Twinstacks before 12pm and place your order with them.

WAIOURU DESERT GALA WEB PAGE The gala is going to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bash Launch and the Waiouru Family Day 10th March 2013. There will be stalls, rides, competitions, food, and lots more. It will be a great day out for all ages. To book a stall download forms from www.waiourudesertgala.com

BOT Members Katrina Snook Louise Tweeddale Mike Edmonds Marama Stewart Matthew Gates Tania Wicks Kerry Harding

Ko te Mana te Mea Nui Honour Above All


Ph 06-3876860 Fax 06-3876129 Email office@waiouru.school.nz Web www.waiouru.school.nz Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Issue 2 14th February 2013 Kia Ora Everyone, It is my pleasure today to introduce our 2013 Waiouru School House Captains.

TONGARIO RUAPEHU NGAURUHOE

Carson Hepi Wini Orono Warren Williams Pipi Williams Karli TeKani Tamati Rapana

Front; Karli, Pipi, Carson, Warren Back; Wini, Tamati

Last year our Waiouru School Community identified that Leadership is an important value we wish to grow within our children. Our Board of Trustees, with the information you as a community provided, recognised that we want school leavers who show leadership by being honest, responsible, accountable and acted with integrity. In response to this the teaching staff have begun a process of fostering more opportunities for students, particularly in the Senior class -Tui, to practise and demonstrate leadership. In addition to our school ambassadors (whom we shall introduce next week) we have begun a House Captain programme. House Captains will be in charge of our weekly House Sports afternoons. These will be held on Tuesdays for the next three weeks, 2pm - 3pm. The captains have done a fantastic job over the last two weeks, organising and facilitating our sporting rotation. You are all welcome to come down and join in or watch the kids. Its loads of fun. On these days, can you please ensure that your children have appropriate sports gear, especially shorts? Have a great weekend, Marama

Bot Elections Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, or perhaps you are interested in being a member of our school BOT. Nominations forms are available from the school office. Nominations close Thursday May 16th 2013 Voting papers sent by Tuesday May 21st 2013 Voting Day Thursday May 30th 2013 All nominations are to be sealed in an envelope and handed into the school office no later than Thursday May 16th. Assembly Tui and Kea are hosting our 1st Assembly for 2013 this Friday 15th February at 2.15pm. We would love to see you there. Sun Protection Please make sure that your child/ren have a sunhat available to them at school. We provide sunscreen in all classrooms, and take it with us when on trips. House Sports We will be having House Sports every Tuesday afternoon. Could all children please bring suitable sports clothing and shoes to change into on these days. Help Needed As a part of making a contribution to our cluster of schools we will be hosting the Waimarino Inter-school Swimming Champs on Friday 15th March and (hopefully if we have the community support) an Interschool Fun Triathlon on Friday 5th April. Both events have also huge fundraising potential. For the swimming we have a pretty smooth procedure, but we do need a few volunteers to help us out on the day. The triathlon is a new one for me, and I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can give. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Marama or Rachel with your offers of support. FYI (Raetihi hosts Athletics, Orautoha hosts Cross Country, and Ohakune hosts Speeches) Swimming We are swimming most days of the week until the Swimming Sports, so please make sure your children come to school with their togs. Waiouru School Swimming Sports - Friday 8th March - Parent help needed on the day. Winter Sports Expression of Interest: We would like to be able to put together a soccer team and netball teams to participate in Saturdays Winter Sport Competition in Taihape. Can you please email Marama, or pop into the office and let us know if you can help. Please indicate if you are available to manage or coach.

2013 Korowai Holder Carson Hepi

Desert Gala The Desert Gala has been organised by a committee of parents and friends of the school to raise funds for our children so that they are able to do extracurricular activities throughout the year, lessening the financial burden on our parents. This is going to be a fun-filled day, starting off with the launch of the Childrens Variety Bash at 10am, followed by a competition between the PTIs and the BASH in a top town type event! Following that that will be a water fight between the BASH and the Waiouru Fire Brigade. Ronald McDonald will be there to entertain us for a few hours, followed by some local talent. There will be a fantastic opportunity to see our very own Kaimanawa horses that live wild out the back of the Army land known as the Argo. There will be three bus rides out to the Argo at $5 a head. The trip will be approximately 1hr30mins in total. We will be taking pre-bookings for anyone who would like to pay in advance and to secure a seat. Ring Kerry 06 3876860 or call into the school office. There will also be stalls, rides, food, raffles and much much more on the day. Our ride tickets will be $1 a ticket, (the amount of tickets will vary depending on the ride) and if families prefer they can pay for tickets now until the Gala Day to lessen the financial strain. Ring Kerry or call into the school. The Gala is approaching fast and we are calling for anyone who is willing to help out on the day. We need people to help with the following; putting up a marquee on the Saturday, ticket sales, horse riding, selling raffles, assisting with childrens events etc. It should only be 1hour of your time on the day. If you can help with anything please ring Kerry 06 3876860. Dates to Remember: Swimming Sports Friday 8th March Desert Gala Sunday 10th March Easter Weekend Friday 10th March Tuesday 2nd April Lunch order menu
Bag 1 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, ham, or beef roll Fruit kebab Blueberry or Banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 2 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, roast beef, or ham wrap Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Single items Wrap $2 Roll $2 Hawaiian croissant $2.50 Muffin $2 Fruit kebab x 2 $1.50 Pizza pinwheel (contains ham, cheese and pineapple) $2 Peanut brownie biscuit $1 Bag 3 $5.50 $6 w/ juice box Hawaiian croissant Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 4 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Ham and cheese sammie Pizza pinwheel (containing ham, cheese and pineapple) Fruit kebab

Please make sure that lunch orders are written on an envelope with the correct change.

Lunches are provided by Twinstacks on the Main Road. If you forget to order your child's lunch feel free to call into Twinstacks before 12pm and place your order with them.

WAIOURU DESERT GALA WEB PAGE The gala is going to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bash Launch and the Waiouru Family Day 10th March 2013. There will be stalls, rides, competitions, food, and lots more. It will be a great day out for all ages. To book a stall download forms from www.waiourudesertgala.com

BOT Members Katrina Snook Louise Tweeddale Mike Edmonds Marama Stewart Matthew Gates Tania Wicks Kerry Harding

Ko te Mana te Mea Nui Honour Above All


Ph 06-3876860 Fax 06-3876129 Email office@waiouru.school.nz Web www.waiouru.school.nz Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Issue 2 14th February 2013 Kia Ora Everyone, It is my pleasure today to introduce our 2013 Waiouru School House Captains.

TONGARIO RUAPEHU NGAURUHOE

Carson Hepi Wini Orono Warren Williams Pipi Williams Karli TeKani Tamati Rapana

Front; Karli, Pipi, Carson, Warren Back; Wini, Tamati

Last year our Waiouru School Community identified that Leadership is an important value we wish to grow within our children. Our Board of Trustees, with the information you as a community provided, recognised that we want school leavers who show leadership by being honest, responsible, accountable and acted with integrity. In response to this the teaching staff have begun a process of fostering more opportunities for students, particularly in the Senior class -Tui, to practise and demonstrate leadership. In addition to our school ambassadors (whom we shall introduce next week) we have begun a House Captain programme. House Captains will be in charge of our weekly House Sports afternoons. These will be held on Tuesdays for the next three weeks, 2pm - 3pm. The captains have done a fantastic job over the last two weeks, organising and facilitating our sporting rotation. You are all welcome to come down and join in or watch the kids. Its loads of fun. On these days, can you please ensure that your children have appropriate sports gear, especially shorts? Have a great weekend, Marama

Bot Elections Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, or perhaps you are interested in being a member of our school BOT. Nominations forms are available from the school office. Nominations close Thursday May 16th 2013 Voting papers sent by Tuesday May 21st 2013 Voting Day Thursday May 30th 2013 All nominations are to be sealed in an envelope and handed into the school office no later than Thursday May 16th. Assembly Tui and Kea are hosting our 1st Assembly for 2013 this Friday 15th February at 2.15pm. We would love to see you there. Sun Protection Please make sure that your child/ren have a sunhat available to them at school. We provide sunscreen in all classrooms, and take it with us when on trips. House Sports We will be having House Sports every Tuesday afternoon. Could all children please bring suitable sports clothing and shoes to change into on these days. Help Needed As a part of making a contribution to our cluster of schools we will be hosting the Waimarino Inter-school Swimming Champs on Friday 15th March and (hopefully if we have the community support) an Interschool Fun Triathlon on Friday 5th April. Both events have also huge fundraising potential. For the swimming we have a pretty smooth procedure, but we do need a few volunteers to help us out on the day. The triathlon is a new one for me, and I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can give. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Marama or Rachel with your offers of support. FYI (Raetihi hosts Athletics, Orautoha hosts Cross Country, and Ohakune hosts Speeches) Swimming We are swimming most days of the week until the Swimming Sports, so please make sure your children come to school with their togs. Waiouru School Swimming Sports - Friday 8th March - Parent help needed on the day. Winter Sports Expression of Interest: We would like to be able to put together a soccer team and netball teams to participate in Saturdays Winter Sport Competition in Taihape. Can you please email Marama, or pop into the office and let us know if you can help. Please indicate if you are available to manage or coach.

2013 Korowai Holder Carson Hepi

Desert Gala The Desert Gala has been organised by a committee of parents and friends of the school to raise funds for our children so that they are able to do extracurricular activities throughout the year, lessening the financial burden on our parents. This is going to be a fun-filled day, starting off with the launch of the Childrens Variety Bash at 10am, followed by a competition between the PTIs and the BASH in a top town type event! Following that that will be a water fight between the BASH and the Waiouru Fire Brigade. Ronald McDonald will be there to entertain us for a few hours, followed by some local talent. There will be a fantastic opportunity to see our very own Kaimanawa horses that live wild out the back of the Army land known as the Argo. There will be three bus rides out to the Argo at $5 a head. The trip will be approximately 1hr30mins in total. We will be taking pre-bookings for anyone who would like to pay in advance and to secure a seat. Ring Kerry 06 3876860 or call into the school office. There will also be stalls, rides, food, raffles and much much more on the day. Our ride tickets will be $1 a ticket, (the amount of tickets will vary depending on the ride) and if families prefer they can pay for tickets now until the Gala Day to lessen the financial strain. Ring Kerry or call into the school. The Gala is approaching fast and we are calling for anyone who is willing to help out on the day. We need people to help with the following; putting up a marquee on the Saturday, ticket sales, horse riding, selling raffles, assisting with childrens events etc. It should only be 1hour of your time on the day. If you can help with anything please ring Kerry 06 3876860. Dates to Remember: Swimming Sports Friday 8th March Desert Gala Sunday 10th March Easter Weekend Friday 10th March Tuesday 2nd April Lunch order menu
Bag 1 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, ham, or beef roll Fruit kebab Blueberry or Banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 2 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, roast beef, or ham wrap Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Single items Wrap $2 Roll $2 Hawaiian croissant $2.50 Muffin $2 Fruit kebab x 2 $1.50 Pizza pinwheel (contains ham, cheese and pineapple) $2 Peanut brownie biscuit $1 Bag 3 $5.50 $6 w/ juice box Hawaiian croissant Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 4 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Ham and cheese sammie Pizza pinwheel (containing ham, cheese and pineapple) Fruit kebab

Please make sure that lunch orders are written on an envelope with the correct change.

Lunches are provided by Twinstacks on the Main Road. If you forget to order your child's lunch feel free to call into Twinstacks before 12pm and place your order with them.

WAIOURU DESERT GALA WEB PAGE The gala is going to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bash Launch and the Waiouru Family Day 10th March 2013. There will be stalls, rides, competitions, food, and lots more. It will be a great day out for all ages. To book a stall download forms from www.waiourudesertgala.com

BOT Members Katrina Snook Louise Tweeddale Mike Edmonds Marama Stewart Matthew Gates Tania Wicks Kerry Harding

Ko te Mana te Mea Nui Honour Above All


Ph 06-3876860 Fax 06-3876129 Email office@waiouru.school.nz Web www.waiouru.school.nz Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Issue 2 14th February 2013 Kia Ora Everyone, It is my pleasure today to introduce our 2013 Waiouru School House Captains.

TONGARIO RUAPEHU NGAURUHOE

Carson Hepi Wini Orono Warren Williams Pipi Williams Karli TeKani Tamati Rapana

Front; Karli, Pipi, Carson, Warren Back; Wini, Tamati

Last year our Waiouru School Community identified that Leadership is an important value we wish to grow within our children. Our Board of Trustees, with the information you as a community provided, recognised that we want school leavers who show leadership by being honest, responsible, accountable and acted with integrity. In response to this the teaching staff have begun a process of fostering more opportunities for students, particularly in the Senior class -Tui, to practise and demonstrate leadership. In addition to our school ambassadors (whom we shall introduce next week) we have begun a House Captain programme. House Captains will be in charge of our weekly House Sports afternoons. These will be held on Tuesdays for the next three weeks, 2pm - 3pm. The captains have done a fantastic job over the last two weeks, organising and facilitating our sporting rotation. You are all welcome to come down and join in or watch the kids. Its loads of fun. On these days, can you please ensure that your children have appropriate sports gear, especially shorts? Have a great weekend, Marama

Bot Elections Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, or perhaps you are interested in being a member of our school BOT. Nominations forms are available from the school office. Nominations close Thursday May 16th 2013 Voting papers sent by Tuesday May 21st 2013 Voting Day Thursday May 30th 2013 All nominations are to be sealed in an envelope and handed into the school office no later than Thursday May 16th. Assembly Tui and Kea are hosting our 1st Assembly for 2013 this Friday 15th February at 2.15pm. We would love to see you there. Sun Protection Please make sure that your child/ren have a sunhat available to them at school. We provide sunscreen in all classrooms, and take it with us when on trips. House Sports We will be having House Sports every Tuesday afternoon. Could all children please bring suitable sports clothing and shoes to change into on these days. Help Needed As a part of making a contribution to our cluster of schools we will be hosting the Waimarino Inter-school Swimming Champs on Friday 15th March and (hopefully if we have the community support) an Interschool Fun Triathlon on Friday 5th April. Both events have also huge fundraising potential. For the swimming we have a pretty smooth procedure, but we do need a few volunteers to help us out on the day. The triathlon is a new one for me, and I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can give. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Marama or Rachel with your offers of support. FYI (Raetihi hosts Athletics, Orautoha hosts Cross Country, and Ohakune hosts Speeches) Swimming We are swimming most days of the week until the Swimming Sports, so please make sure your children come to school with their togs. Waiouru School Swimming Sports - Friday 8th March - Parent help needed on the day. Winter Sports Expression of Interest: We would like to be able to put together a soccer team and netball teams to participate in Saturdays Winter Sport Competition in Taihape. Can you please email Marama, or pop into the office and let us know if you can help. Please indicate if you are available to manage or coach.

2013 Korowai Holder Carson Hepi

Desert Gala The Desert Gala has been organised by a committee of parents and friends of the school to raise funds for our children so that they are able to do extracurricular activities throughout the year, lessening the financial burden on our parents. This is going to be a fun-filled day, starting off with the launch of the Childrens Variety Bash at 10am, followed by a competition between the PTIs and the BASH in a top town type event! Following that that will be a water fight between the BASH and the Waiouru Fire Brigade. Ronald McDonald will be there to entertain us for a few hours, followed by some local talent. There will be a fantastic opportunity to see our very own Kaimanawa horses that live wild out the back of the Army land known as the Argo. There will be three bus rides out to the Argo at $5 a head. The trip will be approximately 1hr30mins in total. We will be taking pre-bookings for anyone who would like to pay in advance and to secure a seat. Ring Kerry 06 3876860 or call into the school office. There will also be stalls, rides, food, raffles and much much more on the day. Our ride tickets will be $1 a ticket, (the amount of tickets will vary depending on the ride) and if families prefer they can pay for tickets now until the Gala Day to lessen the financial strain. Ring Kerry or call into the school. The Gala is approaching fast and we are calling for anyone who is willing to help out on the day. We need people to help with the following; putting up a marquee on the Saturday, ticket sales, horse riding, selling raffles, assisting with childrens events etc. It should only be 1hour of your time on the day. If you can help with anything please ring Kerry 06 3876860. Dates to Remember: Swimming Sports Friday 8th March Desert Gala Sunday 10th March Easter Weekend Friday 10th March Tuesday 2nd April Lunch order menu
Bag 1 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, ham, or beef roll Fruit kebab Blueberry or Banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 2 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, roast beef, or ham wrap Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Single items Wrap $2 Roll $2 Hawaiian croissant $2.50 Muffin $2 Fruit kebab x 2 $1.50 Pizza pinwheel (contains ham, cheese and pineapple) $2 Peanut brownie biscuit $1 Bag 3 $5.50 $6 w/ juice box Hawaiian croissant Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 4 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Ham and cheese sammie Pizza pinwheel (containing ham, cheese and pineapple) Fruit kebab

Please make sure that lunch orders are written on an envelope with the correct change.

Lunches are provided by Twinstacks on the Main Road. If you forget to order your child's lunch feel free to call into Twinstacks before 12pm and place your order with them.

WAIOURU DESERT GALA WEB PAGE The gala is going to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bash Launch and the Waiouru Family Day 10th March 2013. There will be stalls, rides, competitions, food, and lots more. It will be a great day out for all ages. To book a stall download forms from www.waiourudesertgala.com

BOT Members Katrina Snook Louise Tweeddale Mike Edmonds Marama Stewart Matthew Gates Tania Wicks Kerry Harding

Ko te Mana te Mea Nui Honour Above All


Ph 06-3876860 Fax 06-3876129 Email office@waiouru.school.nz Web www.waiouru.school.nz Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Issue 2 14th February 2013 Kia Ora Everyone, It is my pleasure today to introduce our 2013 Waiouru School House Captains.

TONGARIO RUAPEHU NGAURUHOE

Carson Hepi Wini Orono Warren Williams Pipi Williams Karli TeKani Tamati Rapana

Front; Karli, Pipi, Carson, Warren Back; Wini, Tamati

Last year our Waiouru School Community identified that Leadership is an important value we wish to grow within our children. Our Board of Trustees, with the information you as a community provided, recognised that we want school leavers who show leadership by being honest, responsible, accountable and acted with integrity. In response to this the teaching staff have begun a process of fostering more opportunities for students, particularly in the Senior class -Tui, to practise and demonstrate leadership. In addition to our school ambassadors (whom we shall introduce next week) we have begun a House Captain programme. House Captains will be in charge of our weekly House Sports afternoons. These will be held on Tuesdays for the next three weeks, 2pm - 3pm. The captains have done a fantastic job over the last two weeks, organising and facilitating our sporting rotation. You are all welcome to come down and join in or watch the kids. Its loads of fun. On these days, can you please ensure that your children have appropriate sports gear, especially shorts? Have a great weekend, Marama

Bot Elections Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, or perhaps you are interested in being a member of our school BOT. Nominations forms are available from the school office. Nominations close Thursday May 16th 2013 Voting papers sent by Tuesday May 21st 2013 Voting Day Thursday May 30th 2013 All nominations are to be sealed in an envelope and handed into the school office no later than Thursday May 16th. Assembly Tui and Kea are hosting our 1st Assembly for 2013 this Friday 15th February at 2.15pm. We would love to see you there. Sun Protection Please make sure that your child/ren have a sunhat available to them at school. We provide sunscreen in all classrooms, and take it with us when on trips. House Sports We will be having House Sports every Tuesday afternoon. Could all children please bring suitable sports clothing and shoes to change into on these days. Help Needed As a part of making a contribution to our cluster of schools we will be hosting the Waimarino Inter-school Swimming Champs on Friday 15th March and (hopefully if we have the community support) an Interschool Fun Triathlon on Friday 5th April. Both events have also huge fundraising potential. For the swimming we have a pretty smooth procedure, but we do need a few volunteers to help us out on the day. The triathlon is a new one for me, and I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can give. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Marama or Rachel with your offers of support. FYI (Raetihi hosts Athletics, Orautoha hosts Cross Country, and Ohakune hosts Speeches) Swimming We are swimming most days of the week until the Swimming Sports, so please make sure your children come to school with their togs. Waiouru School Swimming Sports - Friday 8th March - Parent help needed on the day. Winter Sports Expression of Interest: We would like to be able to put together a soccer team and netball teams to participate in Saturdays Winter Sport Competition in Taihape. Can you please email Marama, or pop into the office and let us know if you can help. Please indicate if you are available to manage or coach.

2013 Korowai Holder Carson Hepi

Desert Gala The Desert Gala has been organised by a committee of parents and friends of the school to raise funds for our children so that they are able to do extracurricular activities throughout the year, lessening the financial burden on our parents. This is going to be a fun-filled day, starting off with the launch of the Childrens Variety Bash at 10am, followed by a competition between the PTIs and the BASH in a top town type event! Following that that will be a water fight between the BASH and the Waiouru Fire Brigade. Ronald McDonald will be there to entertain us for a few hours, followed by some local talent. There will be a fantastic opportunity to see our very own Kaimanawa horses that live wild out the back of the Army land known as the Argo. There will be three bus rides out to the Argo at $5 a head. The trip will be approximately 1hr30mins in total. We will be taking pre-bookings for anyone who would like to pay in advance and to secure a seat. Ring Kerry 06 3876860 or call into the school office. There will also be stalls, rides, food, raffles and much much more on the day. Our ride tickets will be $1 a ticket, (the amount of tickets will vary depending on the ride) and if families prefer they can pay for tickets now until the Gala Day to lessen the financial strain. Ring Kerry or call into the school. The Gala is approaching fast and we are calling for anyone who is willing to help out on the day. We need people to help with the following; putting up a marquee on the Saturday, ticket sales, horse riding, selling raffles, assisting with childrens events etc. It should only be 1hour of your time on the day. If you can help with anything please ring Kerry 06 3876860. Dates to Remember: Swimming Sports Friday 8th March Desert Gala Sunday 10th March Easter Weekend Friday 10th March Tuesday 2nd April Lunch order menu
Bag 1 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, ham, or beef roll Fruit kebab Blueberry or Banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 2 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, roast beef, or ham wrap Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Single items Wrap $2 Roll $2 Hawaiian croissant $2.50 Muffin $2 Fruit kebab x 2 $1.50 Pizza pinwheel (contains ham, cheese and pineapple) $2 Peanut brownie biscuit $1 Bag 3 $5.50 $6 w/ juice box Hawaiian croissant Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 4 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Ham and cheese sammie Pizza pinwheel (containing ham, cheese and pineapple) Fruit kebab

Please make sure that lunch orders are written on an envelope with the correct change.

Lunches are provided by Twinstacks on the Main Road. If you forget to order your child's lunch feel free to call into Twinstacks before 12pm and place your order with them.

WAIOURU DESERT GALA WEB PAGE The gala is going to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bash Launch and the Waiouru Family Day 10th March 2013. There will be stalls, rides, competitions, food, and lots more. It will be a great day out for all ages. To book a stall download forms from www.waiourudesertgala.com

BOT Members Katrina Snook Louise Tweeddale Mike Edmonds Marama Stewart Matthew Gates Tania Wicks Kerry Harding

Ko te Mana te Mea Nui Honour Above All


Ph 06-3876860 Fax 06-3876129 Email office@waiouru.school.nz Web www.waiouru.school.nz Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Issue 2 14th February 2013 Kia Ora Everyone, It is my pleasure today to introduce our 2013 Waiouru School House Captains.

TONGARIO RUAPEHU NGAURUHOE

Carson Hepi Wini Orono Warren Williams Pipi Williams Karli TeKani Tamati Rapana

Front; Karli, Pipi, Carson, Warren Back; Wini, Tamati

Last year our Waiouru School Community identified that Leadership is an important value we wish to grow within our children. Our Board of Trustees, with the information you as a community provided, recognised that we want school leavers who show leadership by being honest, responsible, accountable and acted with integrity. In response to this the teaching staff have begun a process of fostering more opportunities for students, particularly in the Senior class -Tui, to practise and demonstrate leadership. In addition to our school ambassadors (whom we shall introduce next week) we have begun a House Captain programme. House Captains will be in charge of our weekly House Sports afternoons. These will be held on Tuesdays for the next three weeks, 2pm - 3pm. The captains have done a fantastic job over the last two weeks, organising and facilitating our sporting rotation. You are all welcome to come down and join in or watch the kids. Its loads of fun. On these days, can you please ensure that your children have appropriate sports gear, especially shorts? Have a great weekend, Marama

Bot Elections Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, or perhaps you are interested in being a member of our school BOT. Nominations forms are available from the school office. Nominations close Thursday May 16th 2013 Voting papers sent by Tuesday May 21st 2013 Voting Day Thursday May 30th 2013 All nominations are to be sealed in an envelope and handed into the school office no later than Thursday May 16th. Assembly Tui and Kea are hosting our 1st Assembly for 2013 this Friday 15th February at 2.15pm. We would love to see you there. Sun Protection Please make sure that your child/ren have a sunhat available to them at school. We provide sunscreen in all classrooms, and take it with us when on trips. House Sports We will be having House Sports every Tuesday afternoon. Could all children please bring suitable sports clothing and shoes to change into on these days. Help Needed As a part of making a contribution to our cluster of schools we will be hosting the Waimarino Inter-school Swimming Champs on Friday 15th March and (hopefully if we have the community support) an Interschool Fun Triathlon on Friday 5th April. Both events have also huge fundraising potential. For the swimming we have a pretty smooth procedure, but we do need a few volunteers to help us out on the day. The triathlon is a new one for me, and I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can give. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Marama or Rachel with your offers of support. FYI (Raetihi hosts Athletics, Orautoha hosts Cross Country, and Ohakune hosts Speeches) Swimming We are swimming most days of the week until the Swimming Sports, so please make sure your children come to school with their togs. Waiouru School Swimming Sports - Friday 8th March - Parent help needed on the day. Winter Sports Expression of Interest: We would like to be able to put together a soccer team and netball teams to participate in Saturdays Winter Sport Competition in Taihape. Can you please email Marama, or pop into the office and let us know if you can help. Please indicate if you are available to manage or coach.

2013 Korowai Holder Carson Hepi

Desert Gala The Desert Gala has been organised by a committee of parents and friends of the school to raise funds for our children so that they are able to do extracurricular activities throughout the year, lessening the financial burden on our parents. This is going to be a fun-filled day, starting off with the launch of the Childrens Variety Bash at 10am, followed by a competition between the PTIs and the BASH in a top town type event! Following that that will be a water fight between the BASH and the Waiouru Fire Brigade. Ronald McDonald will be there to entertain us for a few hours, followed by some local talent. There will be a fantastic opportunity to see our very own Kaimanawa horses that live wild out the back of the Army land known as the Argo. There will be three bus rides out to the Argo at $5 a head. The trip will be approximately 1hr30mins in total. We will be taking pre-bookings for anyone who would like to pay in advance and to secure a seat. Ring Kerry 06 3876860 or call into the school office. There will also be stalls, rides, food, raffles and much much more on the day. Our ride tickets will be $1 a ticket, (the amount of tickets will vary depending on the ride) and if families prefer they can pay for tickets now until the Gala Day to lessen the financial strain. Ring Kerry or call into the school. The Gala is approaching fast and we are calling for anyone who is willing to help out on the day. We need people to help with the following; putting up a marquee on the Saturday, ticket sales, horse riding, selling raffles, assisting with childrens events etc. It should only be 1hour of your time on the day. If you can help with anything please ring Kerry 06 3876860. Dates to Remember: Swimming Sports Friday 8th March Desert Gala Sunday 10th March Easter Weekend Friday 10th March Tuesday 2nd April Lunch order menu
Bag 1 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, ham, or beef roll Fruit kebab Blueberry or Banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 2 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, roast beef, or ham wrap Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Single items Wrap $2 Roll $2 Hawaiian croissant $2.50 Muffin $2 Fruit kebab x 2 $1.50 Pizza pinwheel (contains ham, cheese and pineapple) $2 Peanut brownie biscuit $1 Bag 3 $5.50 $6 w/ juice box Hawaiian croissant Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 4 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Ham and cheese sammie Pizza pinwheel (containing ham, cheese and pineapple) Fruit kebab

Please make sure that lunch orders are written on an envelope with the correct change.

Lunches are provided by Twinstacks on the Main Road. If you forget to order your child's lunch feel free to call into Twinstacks before 12pm and place your order with them.

WAIOURU DESERT GALA WEB PAGE The gala is going to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bash Launch and the Waiouru Family Day 10th March 2013. There will be stalls, rides, competitions, food, and lots more. It will be a great day out for all ages. To book a stall download forms from www.waiourudesertgala.com

BOT Members Katrina Snook Louise Tweeddale Mike Edmonds Marama Stewart Matthew Gates Tania Wicks Kerry Harding

Ko te Mana te Mea Nui Honour Above All


Ph 06-3876860 Fax 06-3876129 Email office@waiouru.school.nz Web www.waiouru.school.nz Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Issue 2 14th February 2013 Kia Ora Everyone, It is my pleasure today to introduce our 2013 Waiouru School House Captains.

TONGARIO RUAPEHU NGAURUHOE

Carson Hepi Wini Orono Warren Williams Pipi Williams Karli TeKani Tamati Rapana

Front; Karli, Pipi, Carson, Warren Back; Wini, Tamati

Last year our Waiouru School Community identified that Leadership is an important value we wish to grow within our children. Our Board of Trustees, with the information you as a community provided, recognised that we want school leavers who show leadership by being honest, responsible, accountable and acted with integrity. In response to this the teaching staff have begun a process of fostering more opportunities for students, particularly in the Senior class -Tui, to practise and demonstrate leadership. In addition to our school ambassadors (whom we shall introduce next week) we have begun a House Captain programme. House Captains will be in charge of our weekly House Sports afternoons. These will be held on Tuesdays for the next three weeks, 2pm - 3pm. The captains have done a fantastic job over the last two weeks, organising and facilitating our sporting rotation. You are all welcome to come down and join in or watch the kids. Its loads of fun. On these days, can you please ensure that your children have appropriate sports gear, especially shorts? Have a great weekend, Marama

Bot Elections Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, or perhaps you are interested in being a member of our school BOT. Nominations forms are available from the school office. Nominations close Thursday May 16th 2013 Voting papers sent by Tuesday May 21st 2013 Voting Day Thursday May 30th 2013 All nominations are to be sealed in an envelope and handed into the school office no later than Thursday May 16th. Assembly Tui and Kea are hosting our 1st Assembly for 2013 this Friday 15th February at 2.15pm. We would love to see you there. Sun Protection Please make sure that your child/ren have a sunhat available to them at school. We provide sunscreen in all classrooms, and take it with us when on trips. House Sports We will be having House Sports every Tuesday afternoon. Could all children please bring suitable sports clothing and shoes to change into on these days. Help Needed As a part of making a contribution to our cluster of schools we will be hosting the Waimarino Inter-school Swimming Champs on Friday 15th March and (hopefully if we have the community support) an Interschool Fun Triathlon on Friday 5th April. Both events have also huge fundraising potential. For the swimming we have a pretty smooth procedure, but we do need a few volunteers to help us out on the day. The triathlon is a new one for me, and I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can give. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate it. Please contact Marama or Rachel with your offers of support. FYI (Raetihi hosts Athletics, Orautoha hosts Cross Country, and Ohakune hosts Speeches) Swimming We are swimming most days of the week until the Swimming Sports, so please make sure your children come to school with their togs. Waiouru School Swimming Sports - Friday 8th March - Parent help needed on the day. Winter Sports Expression of Interest: We would like to be able to put together a soccer team and netball teams to participate in Saturdays Winter Sport Competition in Taihape. Can you please email Marama, or pop into the office and let us know if you can help. Please indicate if you are available to manage or coach.

2013 Korowai Holder Carson Hepi

Desert Gala The Desert Gala has been organised by a committee of parents and friends of the school to raise funds for our children so that they are able to do extracurricular activities throughout the year, lessening the financial burden on our parents. This is going to be a fun-filled day, starting off with the launch of the Childrens Variety Bash at 10am, followed by a competition between the PTIs and the BASH in a top town type event! Following that that will be a water fight between the BASH and the Waiouru Fire Brigade. Ronald McDonald will be there to entertain us for a few hours, followed by some local talent. There will be a fantastic opportunity to see our very own Kaimanawa horses that live wild out the back of the Army land known as the Argo. There will be three bus rides out to the Argo at $5 a head. The trip will be approximately 1hr30mins in total. We will be taking pre-bookings for anyone who would like to pay in advance and to secure a seat. Ring Kerry 06 3876860 or call into the school office. There will also be stalls, rides, food, raffles and much much more on the day. Our ride tickets will be $1 a ticket, (the amount of tickets will vary depending on the ride) and if families prefer they can pay for tickets now until the Gala Day to lessen the financial strain. Ring Kerry or call into the school. The Gala is approaching fast and we are calling for anyone who is willing to help out on the day. We need people to help with the following; putting up a marquee on the Saturday, ticket sales, horse riding, selling raffles, assisting with childrens events etc. It should only be 1hour of your time on the day. If you can help with anything please ring Kerry 06 3876860. Dates to Remember: Swimming Sports Friday 8th March Desert Gala Sunday 10th March Easter Weekend Friday 10th March Tuesday 2nd April Lunch order menu
Bag 1 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, ham, or beef roll Fruit kebab Blueberry or Banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 2 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Chicken, roast beef, or ham wrap Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Single items Wrap $2 Roll $2 Hawaiian croissant $2.50 Muffin $2 Fruit kebab x 2 $1.50 Pizza pinwheel (contains ham, cheese and pineapple) $2 Peanut brownie biscuit $1 Bag 3 $5.50 $6 w/ juice box Hawaiian croissant Fruit kebab Blueberry or banana chocolate chip muffin Bag 4 $5.50 $6 w/juice box Ham and cheese sammie Pizza pinwheel (containing ham, cheese and pineapple) Fruit kebab

Please make sure that lunch orders are written on an envelope with the correct change.

Lunches are provided by Twinstacks on the Main Road. If you forget to order your child's lunch feel free to call into Twinstacks before 12pm and place your order with them.

WAIOURU DESERT GALA WEB PAGE The gala is going to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bash Launch and the Waiouru Family Day 10th March 2013. There will be stalls, rides, competitions, food, and lots more. It will be a great day out for all ages. To book a stall download forms from www.waiourudesertgala.com

BOT Members Katrina Snook Louise Tweeddale Mike Edmonds Marama Stewart Matthew Gates Tania Wicks Kerry Harding