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
Wednesday 3rd July hosted a Matariki breakfast in Room 1. The breakfast was time to spend with whānau and friends – to enjoy kai (food), waiata (song), poi, craft and tītītōrea. What a wonderful morning of spending time together - a true sense of family and belonging!
On Monday 24th June Michela from Te Wananga o Aotearoa united with Whakamarama School. Room 1 & 2 students undertook poi making before lunch. Room 3 were thrilled when Michela arrived in their class after lunch as they were awaiting her guidance in learning the actions to Tauranga Moana (a waiata we have been learning). The day ended with the whole school uniting for an action poi song. Thank you Michela - we had lots of fun!
School Disco: The Electric Glow Party
It was great to see so many of our students and family members at our school disco on Friday 28th June. As you can see from the photos below, our parents really know how to put on something special for our learners. Food, raffles, entertainment - an AWESOME night!
Fresh Moves Dance Festival
Our Year 3-8 students excitedly and proudly appeared on stage at the Baycourt Community and Arts Centre for the “Fresh Moves 2019” dance festival on Tuesday 18th June. This non-competitive festival provided our 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 ‘Impact’ and then performed in front of an audience of 500.
The dedication, enthusiasm and energy of teachers, parents, caregivers and whanau ensured that our students once again experienced success on this evening - our children believed that they could succeed; and they did!
School Assembly 10th May 2019
What has 2019 held for Whakamārama School?