Wellness, Principal Congratulations, Uniform, Kai, Pumpkins, Campers and Fire Brigade

Kia ora, this rain is a welcome relief to our gardens and sleep seems to come more readily when the heat is turned down a notch or two. Bugs and greeblies are doing the rounds – vomiting bug, strep throat and the always present nit farms. If your child is feeling a bit off colour, please let us know so we can carefully monitor, or give them a day at home – with you, nan or another lovely whanau helper.

Thank you for your generous words on the news of my new appointment to another school. It is a very exciting time to be part of Waihi East School. Please give feedback to our Board of Trustees. They appreciate hearing your opinion.

Thank you for ensuring your tamariki are in correct school uniform. We look stunning when we dress correctly. If you are having trouble finding correct navy blue, black or denim bottoms, please let us know. Some very kind whanau have donated clothing for times like this. We would love to help you out.

Please feel free to donate any kai items to our kai table. This table is placed at the gate each day for whanau to help themselves to. All sorts of items are appreciated.

How is your pumpkin going? We are starting to get ready for our pumpkin fundraiser on Wednesday April 13th. I would appreciate working with a number of whanau to ensure this is a fabulous night. We aim to run food stalls, and have prizes for the heaviest pumpkin, best pumpkin face and best veggie creation (veggie of your choice). Last year this was a super cool evening. If you have a bit of time up your sleeve, please let me know. Your help would be amazing.

This weekend we have a group of campers staying on the school grounds. This is a little fundraiser to purchase a device to be used by our seniors in their leadership role in the office. The school grounds including the pool remain open for our community.

Our thanks to the Waihi Fire Brigade and their personnel Aaron and Steven for demonstrating last week at East School to students how fire engines and equipment around those vehicles are used, we really appreciated the time and effort you gave (see the photos below).

Nga mihi nui.