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 2
Mason - Persistence: What a great problem solver! Tries sooooooo hard!
Gemma - Super reading (effort and progress): Independent and focused. Great expression when reading aloud.
Cullan - Respects others and the environment Super manners. Looks after the equipment in Room 3. Very responsible - Thanks Cullan.
Caitlin - Persistence: Kept on trying - She was ‘completely’ focused when practising to sit on the bottom of the pool. (Great sentence writing this week too).
ROOM 2 RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES - WEEK 2
Brodie - Settling quickly into Room 2. Making sensible choices. Uses his initiative at tidy up time. Keep it up Brodie!
David - Persisting with completing his writing - even if i was a wee bit tricky!
Kitara - Demonstrating respect by listening carefully when others are talking and being quick to help others in need.
ROOM 1 RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES - WEEK 2
Lauchlan - Successful people persevere and work through difficulties. Your perseverance is paying off with your reading.
Mika - A respectful member of our class, a role model to those around you.
Rue - Great work attitude across all curriculum areas. Keep it up!
MacKenzie - Reliable and responsible member of the class. Super work attitude.
Nau mai, hare mai