Wanaka Primary Calendar

Term Dates 2015

Term 1

Monday 2nd February to Thursday 2nd April

Term 2

Monday 20th April to Friday 3rd July

Term 3

Monday 20th July to Friday 25th September

Term 4

Monday 12th October to Friday 18th December


2015 Wanaka Primary School Ski information

2015 Cardrona Enrolment Form

2015 Cardrona Snowsports Programme

2015 Cardrona Season Pass Child Form

2015 Treble Cone School Rates

2015 Snow Farm Programme



Tuesday 2nd June - Parents' Workshop - 7pm - Staffroom
Strategies for fostering young children's oral language development
Friday 5th June - Jack Flash and the Jumping Beanstalk Performance
(also funded through the Activity Fee - please ensure you have made payment)
Friday 5th June - Top Bike Competition in Alexandra - (year 5/6 teams)

Monday 15th June - Three Way Conferences - info later in newsletter
Tuesday 16th June - Three Way Conferences - info later in newsletter
Wednesday 17th June - Three Way Conferences - info later in newsletter
Thursday 18th June - Matariki Day activities - more details to follow

Thursday 2nd July - Parent Forum Kids Disco - Save the date


Lost Property

Otago rugby shirt - size 10 - signed by the Highlanders.
If found please return to the school office.

Three Way Conferences

Three Way Conferences (parent/student/teacher) will be held on
the following dates.

Monday 15th June           Pods 4, 5, 6              1.30-6.00pm
Tuesday 16th June          Pods 2,3                   1.30-6.00pm
Wednesday 17th June     Pods 2, 3, 4, 5, 6      3.15-6.00pm

Please note Pod 1 will arrange their conferences separately.

Bookings will open this Thursday 4th June.  Please go onlinehttp://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter our school code (D4B6Y) and follow the simple instructions.

If you do not have access to a computer please contact Katrina at the office.


Cardrona Local Child Passes

It sure does feel like winter and we are on track to open on the 13th June – a whole week earlier than last season! This also means that the closing date for the local child pass is fast approaching and all applications need to be received by close of business on Friday 12th June. Fully completed forms can be dropped into the town office or scanned and emailed to groups@cardrona.com.

Cardrona will be commencing training with our epic new team on the mountain from Monday 8th June. The town office will still be open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday but with a skeleton staff. We are advising parents to come in this week (2nd - 5th June) before training week or to email completed application forms to groups@cardrona.com.


Treble Cone offers upgrade to Team TC

Treble Cone offers an upgrade from the school ski programme to Team TC for intermediate to advanced skiers. In 16 additional sessions during the school holidays and on Sundays your child will get a mix of ski race training and freeride/freestyle coaching or just ski racing with Treble Cone’s Team TC. The price for the upgrade is $990 ($790 for Family Mountain Package holders). Please email snowsports@treblecone.com for further information.

Training Dates

School Holidays:
6-9 July, 13-16 July
School Thursdays:
30 July, 6 August, 13 August, 20 August 27 August
28 June, 19 July, 26 July, 2 August, 9 August, 16 August, 23 August, 30 August

Snow Farm Season Passes

The Snow Farm are offering a special deal on season passes for local school children.  The cost for a pass is $100 or $150 which includes gear hire for the season.  The school ski programme will be offered free to children who have a valid season pass.  To contact the snow farm email Andy Pohl at operations@snowfarmnz.com or phone 03 443 7542. 

Safe walking to school

Mt Iron Walking Bus

Come join us until the end of this term, but note we will be taking a break over the winter.  Bus leaves from meeting point opposite 90A Anderson Rd (look for green sign, where lane from Achilles Pl meets Anderson Rd) every weekday morning at 8.30am.  Check Radio Wanaka in morning for cancellations if wet. Call Kirsty 443 8609, 027 2005111 or Kath on 443 7874 for more info. 

Kings Drive roundabout monitored in mornings

The crossing point at the Kings Drive roundabout is monitored every morning from 8.30am – this will continue over the winter months, so treat our volunteers to the warmth of a morning greeting!

If you can help out occasionally...

Please call Kirsty 443 8609, 027 2005 111, kirstybarr1@gmail.com. 


May Madness Fun Run

The 'May Madness Fun Run' is scheduled for Sunday 14th June for local walkers, runners and canines looking for exercise, a social outing, and for some, valuable time trials, for the upcoming cross country season.  Choose your preferred course, pace and companion (dogs are to be on a leash).  Courses are either one, two or 4 laps of Lismore Park.  Categories are: Under 13; Under 16; Adults; and the Canine Classic.

The delicious selection of home baking at the finish line is a good incentive along with bragging rights and spot prizes.

Join the Aspiring Athletes Club and Peak Endurance.  Races start  9am  at Lismore Park. Entry fee $5 or $10 per family. 

WPS Netball Years 1 and 2

Enrolments have now closed for the years 1 and 2 netball coaching on Fridays. New enrolments will only be accepted if you are able to come and assist with parent help.

Menzies College Netball Camp 2015

Menzies College Netball Club is delighted to offer this fun filled overnight camp again.
When: 9am Tuesday 14 July to 4pm Wednesday 15 July (2nd week of the holidays)
Where: Menzies College, Alma St, Wyndham
Who: Years 5-8
What: This is an overnight camp which will incorporate seven coaching sessions designed to meet the needs of all players. On Wednesday we will end with a tournament to showcase skills learned at the camp.
Why: This is a fundraiser for the girls who play netball for Menzies College.
How much: $100
All food is provided along with player awards and camp t-shirt.
Coaching is provided by college players and coaches, Netball South Development staff and the possibility of Steel players attending.
Supervision for the running of this event will be provided by Menzies netball parents and college players.
Camp is limited to first 80 players with paid registrations.
For further enquiries and a registration form contact Camp coordinator:
Sue Shaw rb.sishaw@woosh.co.nz 03 2064606. 

Wanaka to host Volts Generator

Otago Cricket coaching staff are coming to Wanaka to deliver a two day Volts Generator programme during the upcoming school holidays (9th and 10th July).

This programme will be run by qualified Otago Cricket coaches and will be aimed at improving the skill base of those who attend. All aspects of the game will be covered during these professionally run sessions.

Participants who are in year 2-6 at school will have a 9am-12pm session both days while year 7-13 students will be 1pm - 4pm. The venue will be the Mount Aspiring College hall and the cost for the two days is $60.

For more information please email Will Deerness on will@otagocricket.co.nz or phone the office on 03 477-9056. 


Child Safety Seats

The law changed in 2013 regarding child car restraints.  Drivers must ensure that any child travelling in your vehicle is secured in an approved child restraint until their 7th birthday.  The recommendation remains that a child should remain in an approved child restraint until they reach 148cm tall. This is because seatbelts alone are designed to fit adults. Their use on a child without an approved child restraint may increase the risk of injury to a child.  Ask your Well Child/ Tamariki provider for advice or visit http://www.safekids.org.nz/ for further information. 

Pip McLean our local Public Health Nurse has kindly passed on to us child health snippets that we will publish weekly.  Should you wish to get in contact with Pip her contact details are: 03 440 4309 or 0272 839 395.