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Term 1 2024 Activities

15th February 2024|

WEEK 4 - Swimwell, Y7&8 Tech starts. WEEK 5 - School Senior Swimming Sports, Pinelands Junior Display an Senior Swimming Sports , WEEK 6 - Room 1 Waihi Camp. WEEK 7 - School Triathlon. WEEK 8 - Room 2 Marae noho Mokai Marae. WEEK 9 - Pedal safe (room2) & Easter weekend WEEK 10 - Wednesday return to school after Easter weekend. WEEK 11 - Final day of term Friday [...]

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Newsletter Term 1 #5 2024 Final

10th April 2024|

Kia ora e te whanau

Here is the final newsletter of term 1. Check out what is happening in Term 2 on the back page. All students today were handed a hardcopy so please check their bags in it has a report of your childs attendance over term 1.

Have a great school holiday whanau, stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all in term 2.

Nga mihi nui

Matua James

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T1 W11 2024 Newsletter #5 final

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

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