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