Waiwhare School 1984 Newsletter


Wellington Trip.
The recent trip undertaken by the Waiwhare School children and adults to Wellington was highly successful and educationally valuable.
Many thanks are extended to the district for the various forms of assistance which any of you may have given towards the project.

Forthcoming Library Change at Mrs. P. Tolley’s residence is scheduled for May 23?, 1984.

School Holidays.
School Closes 2 p.m. on Friday 4th May 1984 and re-commences 21st May 1984

School Committee.
Have added further resources to School Equipments e.g.
1.   Mathematics Apparatus.
2.   Library and. Curriculum Resources.
3.   P.E. Repairs and Maintenance.
4.   Ground maintenance & plantings.
The School is very appreciative of our interested, supportive and hardworking School Committee.

Our present roll is 42 being a composition of : Infants   19
Senior   23
Expected Enrolments (1984)

Adventure Fort / Play Ground.
As a means of further extending the activities related to our fort complex a “free construction” concept would prove recreationally and socially educative.
Main materials envisaged in this concept materializing would be a resource

of Regular Shaped square fence battens.
Should any of you have surplus stocks of these battens or warped or irregular length types, these would be very useful in allowing children the freedom to construct and play in the various innovative ideas they express.
Please contact any School Committee member, or drop off at the School whenever convenient.

School Policy on Homework.
Work is encouraged to be done as Homework on a daily basis to consolidate on-going classwork.
The suggested times are again shown below although recent experiences suggest some pupils may need to revise their commitment to the concept of homework as it is evident many are not doing the expected amounts and consequently find themselves at different work levels to their peers.
std. 2   15 minutes
std. 3   20-25 minutes
std. 4   30 minutes
f.I   40 minutes
F.II   45-1 hour
I am presently considering revising the policy of allowing homework to be done after school by pupils on the “last” bus run.

D.L. Wallis.

Grocery & Carded Fleece Raffle.
Winners of these 2 raffles were drawn at a recent School Committee Meeting.
They are as follows:
Grocery Hamper – Mrs. L. Young
(ticket sold by G. Kyle)
Carded Fleece – Mrs. J. Linguard
(ticket sold by G. Kyle)
Prizes have been given to winners.

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A typical school newsletter from the time that Dave Wallis was principal

Business / Organisation

Waiwhare School

Date published

1 May 1984

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  • G (Gloria) Kyle
  • Mrs J Linguard
  • Mrs P (Pat) Tolley
  • D (Dave) L Wallis
  • Mrs L Young

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