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Boulder Bank Lighthouse Camp Nelson 2023


125th Jubilee Celebration 2020


What's happening at Waituna West Primary School?

Upcoming Events in July

Wed 24

Epro8 Internal Event

24 Jul 2024

Tue 30

BOT Meeting

30 Jul 2024

Latest Notices

ICAS 2024 international assessments
6 Jul 2024

ICAS 2024
Registrations are now open for all students who wish to sit an ICAS assessment. These are not compulsory and are viewed as an extension activity. ICAS assessments are world class international assessments and have been running since 1981. They are similar to the NZ CAM assessments and parents receive feedback about student performance.   

The subjects offered at Waituna West this year are: 
Digital Technologies $21.50 (Grades 3-8)
Mathematics $21.50 (Grades 3-8)
English $21.50 (Grades 3-8)
Writing $27.75 (Grades 4-8)

All assessments happen at school during school time.

Entries close 26nd July. Registration and payments are made directly through ICAS. If you are interested please read the note attached.

If you have any questions please email Heidi Hare hareh@waitunawest.school.nz 


Excitement At Waituna West!
5 Jul 2024

I'm going to get in first before tales of burning buildings and fire engines get out.... during the sausage sizzle, due to the high quality of sausages we had a flame grilled experience, rest assured when the alarms sounded everyone did exactly as required and the excitement was over as quick as it began! The only casualty was the well cooked sausages! Had it not been the end of term we could have let our imaginations run wild during writing time......... 'phew' say the kids!

Have a great break everyone!


Holiday Notices
5 Jul 2024

Kia ora families, it's been a great term full of action and learning and we are very proud of our students progress! We would like to thank you for your support over the last 10 weeks and hope you all have a restful break! Don't forget if you need a break, we are running our kids club on Thursday the 18th from 8.00 am until 4.30, we have an action packed programme including cooking, art, fun games, robotix and a movie. Email heidi or Gene if you would like to sign up, $40 per child( $20 for extra siblings).


There will be contractors reroofing the buildings throughout the holidays so please be aware of this if you venture down. In Room 3 we are having a Learning Support Co ordinators space being constructed as well so it will be a busy worksite.

In week 1 next term we will be running our Epro8 Internal competition to see what two teams will attend the interschool final later in the term.

In week 2 on Friday 2nd August we will be sending teams to the Red Kiwi Orienteering event in Palmerston North. We will need assistance with transport so please go to the Permissions Tab on the Skool Loop App for this, teams are as follows;

Year 7 - 8 Girls: Tenley, Fleur, Kai

Year 7 - 8 Boys: Braxton, Jack B, Otto

Year 5 - 6 Girls: Ethel-Rose, Audrey, Margo

Year 5 - 6 Boys: Murdoch, Ben G, Sam

Mathex is also happening on Thursday 8th August at the Awapuni Racecourse and groups attending have been preparing with Mrs Hare and Miss Robertson. We will need transport assistance with this as well, teams only attend for their 1 hour timeslot and return to school. Teams are as follows;

Year 8: Hamish, Jack B, Braxton, Kai (Reserve; Izzy Sinclair) 10.00 am

Year 7: Tenley Izzy W, Cooper, Andrew W (Reserve: Fleur) (9.00 - 10.00 am, no entry until 9.45 am)

Year 6: Murdoch, Ben G, Ethel-Rose, Audrey 12.00 pm

Year 5: Margo, Sam,Harry F, Harry E. (Reserve Sebastian) 11.00 am

We are looking forward to having Miles Pearce here next term for basketball coaching, this will start in week 2 and run for approximately 6 weeks, he will be working with each class once a week.

BNZ are looking for nominations for schools who are super keen on basketball, If selected, all students, aged 5 to 13 years will take part in four BNZ Kiwi Hoops sessions held at our school. Each student taking part in the programme will also receive a free BNZ basketball. Some schools may also get a special appearance from some of New Zealand’s basketball stars! You can nominate us by following this link: BNZ Hoops

That's all for now, we look forward to seeing everyone back in term 3, keep an eye out for the next Community Newsletter during the break with a full recap of what we have been up to at Waituna West School!

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