Nau mai, Haere Mai
Welcome to Whakamārama 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 inquiries 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
Whakamarama School 2019
School Cross Country
Our school is so lucky to have a wonderful cross country course on our doorstep. From the moment that it is set up our students are itching to get out there and experience woodlands, open country and hills. Enthusiasm exuded from all our children and the afternoon air on Friday 24th May was filled with cheers from parents, grandparents, whānau and friends.
Well done Whakamārama School; Kei runga noa atu koe (You are awesome).
The Amazing Team Challenge
Sport Bay of Plenty’s Amazing Race saw local schools battle it out in a test of brains and brawn on Friday 17th May 2019 at Te Puna Quarry Park Gardens.
The race is a long standing annual event that is lots of fun and always popular with schools. Teams get a passport issued in their race pack and they don’t know how it works until they open it.There are various points to navigate themselves towards where they complete a task or solve a clue. It’s day was a great team-building event.
Our students had a ball and have some great photos to send in for the photo competition. This event will definitely be calendared in years to come!
Above: Year 5 / 6 team Shanae, Nina, Mika, Jayden, Joshua & Jacob
Above: Year 7 / 8 team Lucy,Lillia, Madeline, Joshua, Michi and Matthew
Pink Shirt Day
An outstanding effort made by Whakamarama School on Friday 17th May. The sea of pink shows us standing together to take action against bullying. 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?
He aha te mea nui o te ao.
He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.
What is the most important thing in the world?
It is people, it is people, it is people.
School Assembly 10th May 2019
What has 2019 held for Whakamārama School?