Nau mai, Haere Mai
Welcome to Whakamarama School, a picturesque rural school located 20 minutes from downtown Tauranga in the sunny Bay of Plenty.
For us, the success of our school begins with creating a safe place for all and having a shared vision – staff, students, parents, whānau, board of trustees and community members. We encourage positive relationships and live by our mission statement ‘Growing a Positive Learning Attitude’ to ensure that the potential of each student flourishes during their time with us.
This website is a place where you can find information about our school and where we can communicate with you. Browse our site and get a feel for the learning environment we create for our students.
We welcome enquiries and feedback at any time from school families past, present and future. Please do not hesitate incontacting us if you would like to find out more about our school.
Ū ki te ako, tu tangata ai apōpō
Excel in teaching so our learners will excel in the future
Proudly Supporting Our Community
Acknowledgement of Achievement
Assembly 19th May
Charlotte: Taking responsibility and ownership of your learning. You work hard to complete your work on time and correctly.
Alfie: For such enthusiasm when learning and practising new sounds. You have a wonderful approach to learning and give it your all.
Sophie: For taking responsibility for your belongings and your learning. What a fantastic start to school!
Torin & Hunter: Presented in recognition of his high level of responsibility towards his learning. For consistently doing his best to finish tasks and contributing to the learning environment of Room 2
Madilyn: Fantastic progress in reading
Jackson: Committed learning attitude across all learning areas
Joshua: “Responsibility is the price of greatness” Awesome attitude to reading Joshua. You are enjoying the success of your efforts.
Madeline: “Responsibility is the price of greatness” Awesome attitude to maths learning Madeline. I love hearing you talk about maths!
Pink Shirt Day: Friday 26th May
Whakamarama School celebrated Pink Shirt Day and stood together to take action against bullying. Pink Shirt Day aims to create schools, workplaces and communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected. It’s about creating a community where all people feel safe, valued and respected, regardless of age, gender identity, ability, or cultural background. Did you stand up to stop bullying?
Making a Difference
It is always wonderful to see so many of our students being prepared to step up and take on responsibility that makes a difference around our school. Volunteering their lunchtimes, Billy and Eamon are recognised for their efforts with the school gardens.
What has 2017 held for Whakamarama School?