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School Roll

Wednesday 11th June, 2014 Term 2, Week 6


Kia ora Parents, Whanau and Caregivers, With the weather being rather inclement we have seen the postponement of the South Cluster Crosscountry held at Waipuna Park. We will see if tomorrow is going to be any better and hopefully our tamariki can show everyone how all of that training is paying off! We also have Tony Pope in on Friday continuing to work on the school mural development on the wall of the Toetoe room behind the thrones. This will depict the environments of the birds and we are all excited to see it take shape.


We have a rapidly growing junior school and as a result have appointed a new teacher to support our littlest people in the school as we build the foundation of the academic life and all that school entails. We would like to warmly welcome Bekky Plane to join the team at Welcome Bay School.


Hi! My name is Rebekka Plane and I have just joined the “Take Flight” team at WBS. I have lived in Mount Maunganui for most of my life. I am married and we have four children ages 15, 12, 10 and five, our home is always filled with fun and laughter, busyness and chaos! To relax I love to run and compete in half marathons. I am excited about joining Welcome Bay School and I am already enjoying getting to know our wonderful New Entrants in Harakeke. I look forward to a fantastic year at Welcome Bay and watching our children soar.


Kindest regards, Nik House - Principal


This week we send out a very warm welcome and Haere mai to our new team members at Welcome Bay School.

Kay Mellor We know you will fly in your life and learning at Welcome Bay School

KICK Start: Transition to school programme This programme is for both new parents and children starting at Welcome Bay School and runs for approximately seven weeks during the term .

! NEXT SESSION: Thursday 12th June @ 1:45pm ! FOCUS: Early Numeracy

If you are interested in attending please call the school office on 544 1113 and let us know you will be along so we can plan for numbers. Also, if you know someone who intends on enrolling at Welcome Bay School but does not get the newsletter please let them know, too. We look forward to seeing you!

HIGH FLYERS FOR THE WEEK First Flight - New Entrant and Year 1


Paige La Trobe

For being a kind, helpful and hardworking member of Kopukapuka. You are standing proud of all your choices this week and striving for excellence.

Ava McCarthy

For showing courage and sharing your thinking during maths. You were able to explain how you worked out the answer and stood proud as you helped others to learn

Miss McGovern

Kaponga/ Harakeke Mrs Absalom & Mr Silby

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Blaque TiopiraPoha


For the fantastic way you have settled into your classroom and school. You listen carefully to your teachers and enjoy taking part in all activities.

Take Flight - Years 1 & 2 Karaka

Alexis Harrison

For being an excellent role model in Karaka and explaining your thinking in maths with clarity and confidence. Kia kaha Alexis.

Dejah Cope

For your clear thinking in maths. You can talk about the way you find the answer to a problem. Kia maia Dejah

Maia AbrahamRanapia

For showing courage in your math. You're celebrating your learning with others and explaining your thinking.

Mrs Daniels

Kowhai Mrs Anthony

Pohutukawa Mr Thomson

Flight Path - Years 3 & 4 Kauri

Kayla Pakaru

For showing immense courage in your reading. You are owning your behaviour and are making great progress.

Zahra Hopa

For your fantastic attitude and your hard work on your character writing.

Sophie Troughton

For being a consistently good role model. We enjoyed your teacher acting this week.

Mr Stirling

Totara Mrs Lucas

Rimu Mrs McKinlay and Mrs Bishop


Myles Brown


For working consistently and trying hard in all areas of school life. You have a positive attitude.

Flight Deck - Year 5 & 6 Miro/Manuka. Matai

Michael Rolleston

Mrs Lidgard, Mrs HoneyďŹ eld, and Mrs Harris

Sophie Brown

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Waiti Atutahi

For phenomenal mathematical prowess! You explain your strategies clearly. Kia maia Michael!

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For showing pride in your work, especially in Book Club and on the Flight Deck Blog. Ka pai Sophie For seeking adventure in your learning and managing your time effectively. You are a great role model. Awesome Waiti!

Sports News If you have any queries or can offer your time, skills, knowledge, or support in any way please do not hesitate to contact Lisa House via email:

Sports News and Results Sports this term…


At school: Taekwon-Do: The Martial Arts Academy is once again running Taekwon-Do classes this term.

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The classes are on Tuesday mornings between 7.50 - 8.45am running from Week 2 (13th May) to Week 9 (1st July).

Gymnastics Fantastic: Gymsport is again running classes this term. The classes are Monday 1.15pm in the school hall. All children involved please take your lunch to the hall when the bell rings and eat it there.

South Cluster Cross Country: was postponed yesterday until Thursday 12th June (this Thursday). We will be leaving school at approximately 11.30am, to commence the event at 12pm. There will be a coffee cart, and juices for sale for $1.50, sausages for $2.

After School: Netball:

The Little Netties program, Session 5, continues today (Wednesday 11th June) 4 - 4.50pm, Harbourside Netball Centre. Last Week’s Results: Thursday 5th June & Saturday 7th June WB Kea had another fantastic win against Matapihi ROAM. The score was 26 - 8, and the Player of the Day went to Acadia Eruera, for her amazing goal shooting and great attitude on court. Thanks to parents and whanau for your fantastic support. Welcome Bay Magic Flyers played Mount Tutaia and won 21 - 0, Player of the Day went to Te Putorino Moeke.

This week’s Draw: Thursday 12th June & Saturday 14th June WB Kea v Matapihi IROAM Saturday 7th June, 9.50am, Court 01, Harbourside Netball Centre WB Magic Flyers the draw was unavailable for the newsletter this week, as Harbourside were experiencing some problems with the draw software.


Draw can be accessed at or you can pick up a hard copy in the office.


The Fun Sticks programme continues this Saturday (14th June - Week 4), 9 - 10am, Tauranga Boys’ College Turf. Last week’s results: WB High Flyers did their school, and team, proud last Saturday, really playing up a few notches and putting their game together well. All team members played in very well thought out and energetic ways, with wins against both Pillans Panthers and Oropi Kokako's being the capping! Player of the Day went to Jae Oldham for vibrant play that got results!.


This week’s Draw: Saturday 14th June The draw was not available for the newsletter this week. The weekly draw can be accessed at

Miniball: Last Week’s Results: Friday 6th June


WB Kereru played Omokoroa Dunkers and won 32 - 8! Player of the day went to JoeVic Wilson.

This week’s Draw: Friday 13th June


WB Kereru v Pongakawa Nuggets, 4.45pm, Court 2, played at QEYC.

Check out our new sports blog at for information and photos of sporting activities.

Otumoetai College Performing Arts Trip Fundraiser We are having a second hand dancewear and costume sale in the Otumoetai College Performing Arts Centre –Saturday 5 July 10-4pm. This is a great opportunity to clear out your closet or purchase any secondhand dancewear. Raffles, sausage sizzle, tea and coffee will be available on the day. Bring cash, no eftpos available. Information packs will be sent to all Tauranga Dance Schools. Feel free to contact Jenny or Jane if you require any further information regarding hosting a stall: Jenny Attwood, Jane Harnett Thanks to our major sponsor Brookfield New World.

Papamoa Hills Night Walk 13 June 2014 !

An amazing night walk through Papamoa Hills to Summerhill Trails to enjoy coffee & cake. The walk is approximately 6km (1hr) and has stunning views over Tauranga. Entrants are returned by minivan to their vehicles. Entry is $20, 13 years+ only. Prior entry only, no entries on the night for safety reasons.

Check with your classroom teacher about…

Matariki and Art Focus during Week 8 ! !

Upcoming events

Wednesday 18th June: Young Einsteins event at WBS :)


Friday 27th June: Mid year Reports and Portfolios home

! Week 8: Matariki Celebration week !

Thursday 3rd July: Sports Assembly for Term 2


Guitar Classes: We are now taking bookings for Term 2, guitar classes held at Welcome Bay Primary School. These classes are run by Rahim Callaghan, a professional musician and experience tutor. Private lessons in guitar, bass guitar and singing are also available for all ages. For bookings and further information contact. Rahim Callaghan: 5740995 or 0274751023. Email:



Term 2 Monday 5th May - Friday 4th July

Friday 4th July: Celebration Assembly and final day of Term 2

Term 3

Monday 21st July - Friday 26th September

Monday 21st July: School begins Term 3 (8:55am)

Term 4

Monday 13th October - tbc

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Week 6, Term 2, 2014  
Week 6, Term 2, 2014