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 in contacting 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
Acknowledgement of Achievement
Week 9 - 29th June 2018
Room 3 Recognition
Levi: Trying to listen carefully and think to solve problems at math time.
Brodie: Reading - Wow! Showing super independent reading strategies.
Evan:Working hard at being an independent reader.
Room 2 Recognition
Nadia: Using her prior knowledge and clues in the text when reading to work out the unknown
Michael: Beginning to complete writing and Math-Whizz independently.
Lettie: You have a positive learning attitude and approach new situations with confidence. We are so glad you have chosen to join us!
Orlando: Welcome to our school! You have settled quickly into our class and have already demonstrated a positive learning attitude!
Room 1 Recognition
Anton: A positive approach to writing. More willing to work independently to show exactly what he is capable of.
Alley: Improved focus on learning tasks. Knows what learning she needs to show and persevering until complete.
Zane: A settled learner of Room 1. Knows what to do and focuses on the learning he needs to show.
North Cluster Cross Country
A special well done to Zane and Nina who represented Whakamarama School at the Western Bay of Plenty (WBOP) Cross Country Championships 2018 at Waipuna Park, Welcome Bay on Wednesday 20th June.
End of Term 2
Term 2 has come to end. We have had many highlights across the term and these would have not been possible without the efforts and commitment of staff, students, parents, whanau and the board of trustees. The staff and I would like to wish all our families a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to seeing you all next term.
Friday 29th June was a fun filled evening as our first school disco of the year took place at the Whakamarama Community Hall. The disco was well organised by a team of parents and students had heaps of fun. We were also very lucky to have our home grown DJ, Jackson Hiku, playing and making the disco such a hit. Thank you to all our parents for supporting this venture.
On Wednesday 13th June our students excitedly and proudly appeared on stage at the Baycourt Community and Arts Centre for the “FreshMoves 2018” dance festival; a celebration of creative dance in Bay of Plenty primary and intermediate schools. This non-competitive festival provided Room 1 & 2 students the opportunity to experience the processes involved with creating and performing dance for a community audience. Our students displayed the values of unity (kotahitanga), perseverance (hiringa) and confidence (māia) as the prepared a dance themed ‘Because’ and then performed in front of an audience of 500. Our students experienced success on this evening - they believed that they could succeed; and they did!
What has 2018 held for Whakamarama School?
'A community preparing and empowering lifelong learners who are confident to achieve and make a difference'