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Nau mai hoki mai ki te tau kura hou – Welcome back to a new school year.

27th January 2023|

We are looking forward to a busy start to the year. First school day is Wednesday 1st February. Things happening this term. Kapa Haka, Guitar, Swimwell,  Pinelands Swimming events both juniors & seniors, Marae Noho for Room 1 & 2, Pedal safe, School Tri-Bi athlon, Easter Raffle, to name a few. Keep an eye on the newsletters for more information.

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Newsletter #4 Term 4 2022

30th November 2022|

Here is the latest newsletter. We will be organising the Heaviest Calf pick up this Saturday see newsletter for more information. Performance Assembly this Friday in the Wharemaanaki at 9:30 all welcome to come along, programme is in the newsletter.

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T4 W07 2022 Newsletter #4

Kia ora koutou katoa nga whanau o tenei kura
Greetings to all our families.

We are a vibrant, friendly school with a family atmosphere and are pleased to have you as members of our school community.
We are a decile 4, full primary school providing high quality education to children in years 1 to 8. While we have a very strong focus on reading, writing and maths, we provide a positive balance between academic, physical, social and cultural opportunities for our students.

Our school mission is about ‘Growing Creative Thinkers’, ensuring our students are prepared for their future. We are also focused on students well-being, fitness and ensuring our school has strong community connections. We provide provocations (questions) to challenge our students thinking and encourage students to think out of the box. We have the latest technology and devoted teachers who work hard to inter-twine devices into a balanced classroom teaching programme.

Our school has five values based around ‘KAAHU’, the name of the mountain range behind the school. These values underpin every decision made and helps to create a school environment where students voice is valued with positive interactions and outcomes that ensure students thrive.

We would like you to know that the Maori word  ‘Whakamaru’ literally means, “to give shelter or safeguard” so be assured, that we have a genuine interest in your child’s wellbeing and educational success.

Thank you for taking time to find out more about Whakamaru School. We look forward to welcoming you and working alongside you and your child.

Nga mihi ki a koutou

Matua James
Principal

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