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
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Proudly Supporting Our Community
Acknowledgement of Achievement
Wednesday 5th September
Year 7 / 8 Speeches: Jackson: 1st; Lia 2nd; Sarah 3rd and Oliver Highly Commended
Friday 1st September
Year 1 Poetry Recital
David 1st; Ember 2nd and Lauren 3rd
Year 2 Poetry Recital
Santana 1st; Kitara 2nd and Myththys 3rd
Year 3 Speeches
Nina 1st; Rue 2nd and Seth 3rd
Year 4 Speeches
Shanae 1st; Hunter 2nd and Cruz 3rd
Tall Poppies Mathematics Problem Solving
Tauranga Girls' College Pasifika Group
How lucky were we? What an amazing visit we had from the Tauranga Girls' College Pasifika Group on the 12th September. Ten vibrant group members performed for our students and organised an array of fantastic workshops. The entire school 'buzzed' for an hour and a half - a rich and rewarding cultural experience that resulted in enthusiasm plus! We look forward in having the group join us again.
Fa'afetai tele lava; Malo faafetai; Thank You
Tauranga Music Festival 2017
Tauranga Primary Schools' Music Festival 2017 brought together 31 choirs from local Primary and Intermediate Schools to embrace this year’s theme "All Creatures Great and Small."
Wednesday 6th September hosted opportunity for our choir to sing classic songs like Beatles "Octopus’s Garden”, Survivor’s "Eye of the Tiger" and a toe tapping medley of "See you Later Alligator / Hound Dog” in a mass choir. They also set the bar for individual school performances.
“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill
We are so proud of you Whakamarama School Choir. Whilst looking down on you from the audience we could see that you were just too busy being fabulous!
Tuesday 22nd August hosted opportunity for children, teachers and accompanying parents to explore various science and technology concepts by ‘touch and feel’ at the 2017 Science Roadshow. With no doubt a huge factor on the success of the trip came from the involvement of our parents. Their interactions, engagement and support within the learning environment made this a special moment for our children.
What has 2017 held for Whakamarama School?
'A community preparing and empowering lifelong learners who are confident to achieve and make a difference'