Scroll down to see important dates for our 201 school year. Please contact the school office directly using the contact information in the sidebar if you have any queries.
Monday – Thursday = Core learning programs, students are supported in their core learning areas.
Friday = Discovery Friday, students learn in explorative, creative and innovative new ways. Includes karate, guitar, visual arts, reggio emilia based learning, cooking, kapahaka, and sport.
TERM 1 – 2016
2nd – FIRST DAY OF TERM 1
10th – 12th – Coopers beach camp
18th – Room 3 Chromebook launch – shared lunch
25th – Pool party followed by Marae Noho
3rd – Ki-o-Rahi at Lindvart Park – Room 3
8th – Ripper Rugby at Lindvart Park – Yrs 3-6
17th – St Patricks Day – interschool visit to Umawera School – Tabloid Sports
18th – Grandparent Morning Tea @ 11am followed by Swimming Sports
25th – Easter Friday
28th – Easter Monday
29th – Easter Tuesday
6th – Football Tournament at Lindvart Park Yrs 7&8
Friday 15th April – Last day of term 1
TERM 4 – 2015
12th October – First day term 4
3rd November – Lee Whitelaw & Raewyn Ritchie will be doing a presentation on chrome books (a proven success in other schools) and also careers in education
13th November – Movie night
26th November – Umawera school visiting – Waima will host a sports day
3rd December Hokianga Cultural Festival @ Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o te tonga o Hokianga
4th December – Bowls tournament
– Disco night
7th December – Room 2 Bike trail – Kaikohe to Okaihau
8th December – Juniors bike trail – walking to tunnel for a picnic
Rawene Christmas Carnival
9th December – Prizegiving and LAST DAY OF TERM – early close 1pm
TERM 3 2015
20th July – First day term 3
Maori Language Week – Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori
South Hokianga Inter School Cross Country
Ohaeawai Cross Country
25th September – Last day term 3
TERM 2 2015
20th April – First day term 2
3rd July – Last day term 2
TERM 1 2015
27th January – school begins for all students
6th February – Waitangi Day
11th February – Pool Party
11th February – Noho Marae @ Tuhirangi Marae, working bee to follow on Thursday morning. All families welcome to attend. Please use this valueable time to come and meet the staff and board of trustees. Share with us your dreams for the future of Waima School.
16th February – School wide assessment for start of year benchmarks begins.
4th – 6th March – WHOLE SCHOOL CAMP – All students will be staying at Lonsdale Park – all whanau welcome. Please note there is a small charge per person to subsidise the cost for accommodation and food.
7th March – Rawene Brumby Race Day
19th March – Thursday evening. Guest speakers Pio Terei and John Cowan will be at the Copthorne Hokianga to deliver ‘Building Awesome Whanau’. Gold coin donation.
20th March – Teacher only day, staff doing PD with Pio Terei and John Cowan.
School Swimming Sports
Interschool Swimming Sports at Opononi Area School
2nd April – Last day of term 1
3rd April – Good Friday
5th April – Easter Sunday
6th April – Easter Monday
13th – 17th April – Waitangi Tribunal Hearings @ Tuhirangi Marae
Scroll down to see past calendar dates for our 2014 school year.
Tuesday 28th January – school begins for all students
Thursday 30th January – Pool Party
Monday 3rd February – School Camp – All students will be staying at Lonsdale Park – all whanau welcome. Please note the change of venue due to our booking having to be cancelled at Wainui
Thursday 6th February – Waitangi Day
Monday 10th February – Lets Play netball for Year 1-4 students – Kaikohe
Monday 10 February – Leela from Sport Northland in to take seniors for Ki-o-Rahi
Saturday 15th February – Hauora Whanau Day – CANCELLED!!! Please keep any eye out for the postponement date which will be confirmed once vendors respond with available dates.
Monday 17th Feb(week 4) school wide testing will begin.
Wednesday 26th February – Start of Junior Twilight Netball in Kaikohe @ Lindvart Park
Saturday 1st of March – Rawene Brumby Race Day
3rd – 7th March – Parent conferences
Thursday 6th March – School Swimming Sports
Friday 7th March – Interschool Ki-o-Rahi Tournament Years 5-8 – Lindvart Park, Kaikohe
Thursday 13th March – Grandparents Day & Formal Opening of Community Computer Lab and Repurposed Room 4 (Postponed until Thursday the 27th of March)
Friday the 14th of March – Interschool Swimming Sports at Opononi Area School
Friday the 14th of March – Wananga with Dr Patu Hohepa at Otatara Marae, starting at 6:00pm
Thursday the 20th of March – Leadership Training Conference for students Years 6-8 at Kawakawa Primary School Hall. NISS.
Friday the 21st of March – BOT hosted Tabloid Sports Day 12noon – 2:30pm
Thursday the 27th of March – Grandparents Day & Formal Opening of Community Computer Lab and Re-purposed Room 4.
Thursday 27th of March – Noho Marae at Tuhirangi Marae
Saturday 5th April – Literacy Day – Kaikohe
Thursday 17th April – end of term 1
Wednesday 7th May – Duffy Show
Thursday 22nd May – School Hip Hop Dance Crew will perform their latest routine. Omanaia School have been invited to watch and then follow up with a multi sports day.
22nd of May, 29th of May, & 4th of June – Reading Together Evenings. SUPER SUPER PROGRAMME designed to help parents and caregivers to have fun experiences reading with their tamariki.
Wednesday 11th June – Hiwi the Kiwi Goes Fishing Show. Encouraging kids to write stories about environmental sustainability.
23rd & 24th of June – Life Education Van visits our school.
26th of June – MATARIKI CELEBRATION DAY – Come and celebrate Matariki with us by joining in on our Ki-o-Rahi tournament & shared lunch.
Week 1 – Maori Language Week – Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori
Wednesday 30th of July – Taki Rua Productions – Omanaia School Invited
Friday 1st August – BOT Meeting 8:30am
Wednesday 6th of August – Army Band Concert in Kaikohe @ Memorial Hall
Monday 11th of August – Te Rehua Theatre Production
Thursday 14th of August – South Hokianga Inter School Cross Country
Week 6 – Senior Snow Trip – Years 6,7, & 8
Wednesday 27th August – Ohaeawai Cross Country
Tuesday 16th September – Duffy Books Heroes – Musicians perform and present books to students.
Thursday 18th of September – Year 7 & 8 Girls & Boys Rugby Tournament
Thursday 25th September – Whanau Fun Day – *Frozen Theme*
Friday 26th September – BOT Meeting 8:30am
Thursday the 30th of October – MASQUERADE BALL @ Tuhirangi Marae for students years 6-8
Thuesday 4th of November – Visit to Waitangi Yacht Club
Friday 7th of November Yr 7 & 8 Touch Tournament Kaikohe
Tuesday 18th November NZ Playhouse Rapunzel Show comes to school 9am
Thursday 27th of November Ronald McDonald Road Safety Show
1st December – Lynne Shaw Powhiri – all welcome
Thursday 4th December – Hokianga Kapahaka Festival @ Opononi Area School
Saturday the 6th of December – Rawene Christmas Carnival
Wednesday the 10th of December – LAST DAY OF TERM
Scroll down to see past important dates for our 2013 school year.
21st January – Staff Planning Week
28th January – School Starts!
1st February – BOT Meeting 2:30pm
6th February – Waitangi Day
7th February – Community Pool Party – from 5pm onwards, bring a picnic dinner and your swimming gear to enjoy an evening with friends and family and take the chance to discuss school matters with staff and BOT members. Free Sausage Sizzle.
13th – 15th February – School Camp to Coopers Beach
14th February – Valentines Day
1st March – BOT Meeting – Charter Submission Date to MOE
7th March – School Athletics @ 9am, Skipathon @11:30pm School Swimming Sports @ 12:00noon, Noho Marae @ 3pm. This year we are staying at Otatara Marae and would appreciate any whanau support.
4th March – Sport Northland Water Safety Day @ Opononi
8th March – Ki-o-rahi Tournament Yrs 5-8 – Lindvart Park
14th March – Freemans Bay School – Whanau Ata Unit Visits our school
15th March – Hokianga Inter School Swimming Sports at Opononi Area School
15th March – Far North Maths Cluster visits
17th March – St Patricks Day
18th – 22nd March – Student, Parent & Teacher Conferences. Our school is proud of its 100% attendance at these conferences which are a crucial part of nurturing our students on a their individual learning pathways. Lets keep it that way!
21st March – Year 7 & 8 Student Leadership Conference in Kawakawa
22nd March – HEHA Hakinakina Day in Kaikohe @ Lindvart Park 7yrs – 13yrs
27th March – Hockey Day at Lindvart Park Kaikohe (Years 5 & 6)
28th March – Hockey Day at Lindvart Park Kaikohe (Years 7 & 8)
29th March – Good Friday
1st April – Easter Monday
3rd April – School will be closed to allow all staff to travel to Whanagrei to attend an ICT workshop.
9th April – PARENT EDUCATION EVENING on Puberty @ 5:30pm
12th April – Grandparents Day
17th April – Duffy Heroes Assembly with Anna Richards Black Ferns Rugby Womens team 1998 – 2010 (World Cup Winners in 2010), Captain of the NZ 7’s team to Hong Kong 2000 & 2001, NZ Touch 1991, 1997 & 1998, Coach of the College Rifles, Provincial Representative in Netball and Tennis, 2007 Black Ferns team nominated for Halberg Sports Awards, Coach of Auckland Womens 7’s Team, appointed to the NZ Sports Tribunal 2008. Anna is also a qualified Lawyer and was made a member of the NZ Order of Merit for her services to womens rugby.
TERM ONE ENDS – Friday 19th of April
6th May – Term Two Begins
9th May – PARENT MATHS EVENING 5:30pm – 7:30pm
14th May – Shane Te Hamua – “Cracking It” motivational talk
15th May – Ripper Rugby Tournament in Kaikohe
17th May – Life Education Van “Harold the giraffe visits”
17th May – Soozee from Whitebait Connections talks about healthy waterways
22nd & 23rd of May – Young Leaders Conference in Auckland for Year 7 & 8’s
4th & 5th of July – Staff attend literacy conference in Hamilton
11th & 12th of July – Junior Trip to Auckland Zoo and Bruce Mason Theatre
11th July – MID WINTER SWIM for seniors + Sausage Sizzle and Movies.
12th of July – END OF TERM TWO
29th July – Term 3 begins
30th July – Police Visits to share on anti bullying strategies
2nd August – BOT Meeting
2nd August – Portia Woodman visits post Rugby Sevens World Cup Win
9th August – Christian Huriwai ‘World Unicyclist’ visits
12th – 16th August – STUDENT LED CONFERENCES
23rd August – Hokianga Inter School Cross Country at Te Kura O Waima
2nd September – Big Sad Wolfe Show
Friday the 20th of September – SCHOOL DISCO, 7pm – 9pm
27th September – End of Term 3
Friday 1st of November – Junior Tabloid Sports Day at Rawene School
Wednesday 6th November – Healthy Eating Field Trip to New World Kaikohe with Naomi Sutton – Room 3
Thursday 7th November – Health Eating Field Trip to New World Kaikohe with Naomi Sutto – Room 2
Friday 8th of November – 12:30pm BOT Meeting
Thursday 14th of November – Waima Puna Reo Movie Night and Sleepover
Friday 29th of November – SOUTH HOKIANGA KAPAHAKA FESTIVAL at Waima Kura, Powhiri at 9:30am
11th December – PRIZEGIVING