Waikanae Primary School The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Ngā mokopuna o te ra nei Ngā rangatire o āpōpō.

Notices and Updates

Current notices are listed below. Old notices from the last month (if any) are listed below them.

11 August 2017 - 31 August 2017

Board Trustees Meeting 30 August 7.00pm

Our monthly Board meeting is being on Wednesday 30 August at 7.30pm in the staffroom. All are welcome. Reports are available from the office upon request from the preceding Friday.
11 August 2017 - 29 August 2017

PTA Meeting Monday 28 August 7.30pm in the School Staffroom

PTA MEETING MONDAY 28 AUGUST 7.30 PM STAFFROOM: Anyone and Everyone is invited to attend our next PTA meeting. This being Waikanae School Parents Group (PTA). The Waikanae School Parents Group was established in 1993 and its primary role is to help bridge the between the work of the Board of Trustees, the principal and the staff of the School and the parents. If you want to be involved then come along.      
11 August 2017 - 30 September 2017

End of Term Three Friday 29 September 3.00pm

 Waikanae School will close for the Term 3 Holidays on Friday 29 September  at 3.00pm. Buses will run at this time. 

1 August 2017 - 31 December 2017




SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES (A SUCCESSFUL CHANGE!!): We are all very happy with the manner in which our ‘new’ school assemblies worked last Friday. If you have not caught up with the change a brief description follows

1.       We are no longer be using the Waikanae Memorial Hall except for the final End of Year Prize Giving School Assembly. Instead, we are using the School Hall where we are dividing the school in half and having two smaller and shorter Assemblies. The only exception to this is when it is fine, warm and dry where we will be using the Top Court for a whole school assembly.

2.       The Assemblies are being held on Friday afternoons. The first of these was Friday 11th August,

.       The next 3 assembles with be held on the following dates; Friday 25 August. Friday 8th September and Friday 22nd September

b.       Te Waharua Tahi/Tahi (Years 1-4) starting at 1.40pm

c.        Te Aramoana and Te Poutama (Years 5-6 starting at 2.20pm

d.       Overtime we mix and match the Syndicates or Houses so that we have differing groups and students at each Assembly

All parents and friends of the school are welcome!!


1 August 2017 - 20 October 2017


EDUCATION REVIEW OFFICE VISIT, 16 to 20 OCTOBER 2017 As part of a regular three cycle the Education Review Office will be on site for the week of 16 October (first week of Term 4). There will be several reviewers on site during this time.  All reviewers will be talking to staff and students and will be in and out of classrooms during their visit. They will provide verbal feedback to the Board on Thursday afternoon and a full public report should be available sometime late in Term 4. 


3 February 2017 - 16 December 2017



A reminder we are no longer sending home hard copies of the weekly School Newsletter. If you are not receiving our emailed newsletters it is because we do not have your email address. So if you want to stay in touch please let us know your email address! In addition, a pdf of all Newsletters is available for downloading from our school website at the following link.


14 November 2016 - 16 December 2017

Waikanae Primary School now has a Mobile App.

Stay in touch and get the App, just go to Playstore / Appstore and search Waikanae Primary School and download for Free!! 

A few tips…

· To make sure you only get the Alerts you want and not those that you don’t, go into the Hamburger Menu, find ‘Alert Subscriptions’ and turn on the Alert groups that you want to receive messages from.

· Are you a Sports Coach? Would you like to push out Alerts to your Team? If you do then contact the office so that we can give you the power.

· Remember that alerts are free to send and free to receive.

· This App also works well on Android Tabs and IPads! Put it on all of your devices!!





5 September 2016 - 31 December 2017

Canteen Closes Permanently and New Lunch Ordering System in Place

The Canteen is now closed permanently and we have our new Lunch Ordering Service starting on Tuesday 6 September. This will run very differently from previous canteen services. Lunches can only be ordered and paid for online and must be ordered by 9am on the day they are wanted (five days a week). There is an option to order well in advance, you could even order a whole week at a time. To order go to www.lunchonline.co.nz. Or the school website at http://www.waikanae.school.nz/2107/pages/215-lunch-on-line  You will need to set up an account and enter in each child and their room number. The prompts are very easy to follow. The very extensive menu can be viewed by creating an account by clicking on View School Menu, selecting Kapiti Coast as the Region and then Waikanae School. The lunch will then be made by Party Perfect Catering who are located at Waikanae Golf Club and delivered to the school in time for lunch.


Notices from the last month: