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
Grant Congratulations to our school
Special thanks to TECT for their support with our recent grant application. TECT Charitable Trust approved a grant of $5,200 to support Whakamarama School towards ICT equipment.
Acknowledgement of Achievement
-ROOM 3 RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES - WEEK 4
Ember - Respectful of others when completing learning challenges. Helpful (Ember communicates clearly)… and is a great problem solver.
Falcon - Trying to communicate clearly. Super writing - trying to be independent with his writing.
Hunter - Respectful and Caring...Wow! A super role model! (...and super persistent with his learning!)
ROOM 2 RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES - WEEK 4
Ayla - Having a positive work attitude and engaging herself in all areas of school life! What a fabulous year you have mapped out for yourself!
Charlotte - A focused learner; for persevering in completing her Math-Whizz assessment - whew! You did it! Super effort!
Joshua - Demonstrating respect for others by being helpful and considerate! A role model for others.
Tiana - A positive attitude towards learning; a responsible and reliable member of our class. We are so glad you chose to join us at Whakamarama!
ROOM 1 RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES - WEEK 4
Madilyn - An outstanding contribution to our writing group.Your ideas are thoughtful and a great role model to everyone around you.
Luke - Respect fro Efforts - Approaching math and writing with an 'I can attitude' We have no doubt that you will reap the rewards of your hard work.
Joshua - 'Successful people listen with their ears, minds and feelings' A habit of mind that will take you far Joshua. A role model to those around you. Thank you!
Small Schools' Swimming
Peter, Nina, Shanae, Mika and Hunter attended Small Schools' Swimming at Omokoroa School on Friday 1st March. They were positive participants and represented their school with integrity and pride.The feedback from parents that attended the day was highly encouraging and supportive of our swimmers.
"Every race is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential" Well done team!
Wild About NZ: Clean Streams
How healthy are our local streams? A question our Whakamarama School learners are always keen to find the answer to. Friday 15th February hosted opportunity for Room 1 students to work alongside Tammy (Wild About NZ) learning about where our water comes from (visual and interactive session) and healthy stream vs unhealthy stream activities.
What is a 'sense of wonder' to us?
School Assembly 27th February 2019
What has 2019 held for Whakamarama School?