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
Proudly Supporting Our Community
Acknowledgement of Achievement
8th DECEMBER PRIZE GIVING ASSEMBLY
Citizenship: Billy and Lia
The Arts: Jackson
Academic Achievement: Sarah
Academic Progress: Lucy
Sport / Sportsmanship: Zane
Year 1: Excellence, Alfie; Merit, Ember
Year 2: Excellence, Seth; Merit, Alexis
Year 3: Excellence, Nina; Merit, Hunter
Year 4: Excellence, Teagan; Merit, Shanae
Year 5: Excellence, Michi; Merit, Lillia & Lucy
Year 6: Excellence, Brodie; Merit, Joshua
Year 7: Excellence, Sarah; Merit, Haru & Lia
Year 8: Excellence, Jackson; Merit, Billy
Sun, fun and an ice-block treat to celebrate the efforts of our Year 1-3 students at Omokoroa School on Monday 27th November.
Acknowledge of Achievement:
Relays: 3rd Year 1; 3rd Year 3
Term 4 Omokoroa Module 2017
Player of the Day
Monday 27th November
Mighty Cheetahs (Year 1 / 2): Mason
Flaming Falcons (Year 3 / 4): Alyssah
Wondrous Whakas (Year 5 / 6): Anton
Endemic Falcons (Year 7 / 8): Billy & Haru
Monday 13th November
Mighty Cheetahs: Santana
Flaming Falcons: Shanae & Teagan
Wondrous Whakas: Lucy
Endemic Falcons: Lia
Monday 6th November
Mighty Cheetahs: Kitara
Flaming Falcons: Peter
Wondrous Whakas: Zane
Endemic Falcons: Quin
Zane Vogt - 1st High Jump
NORTH CLUSTER ATHLETICS
Zane Vogt - 4th Track 60m, 2nd High Jump
SMALL SCHOOLS' ATHLETICS
Zane Vogt - Track 60m, Track 100m, Long Jump, High Jump, Cricket Ball Throw and Shot Putt
Lamb Leading: 1st Starlia, 2nd Sitevah & 3rd Mason
Lamb Calling: 1st Starlia, 2nd Lucy, 3rd Alexis
Lamb Rearing: 1st Starlia, 2nd Lucy, 3rd Alexis
Calf Leading: 1st Seth
Calf Rearing:1st Seth
Calf Type: 1st Seth
Champion of Champions: Starlia
1st Jorja, 2nd Shanae & 3rd Alley
'A community preparing and empowering lifelong learners who are confident to achieve and make a difference'
ASB St John in Schools: First Aid Modules
The ASB St John in Schools’ programme provides learning experiences for pre-school, primary and intermediate school aged children to empower them to act in an emergency. The programme values children of all ages and recognises their ability to make a difference in an emergency situation.
A community educator visited us on Friday 24th November to provide our students with the skills and confidence to take action in response to an emergency situation. From recognising and matching emergency scenarios with the correct services (Year 1 & 2) to demonstrating the assessment of patients using DRSABC and take appropriate action (Years 5-8) our students walked away with some invaluable knowledge.
Mini World Cup Cricket
On Friday 10th November, ten Year 5/6 pupils took part in the successful Cricket Mini
World Cup annual event run by Bay of Plenty Cricket. The event took place at Blake Park, Mount Maunganui with schools coming together to test their cricketing skills against one another for the right to lift the Mini World Cup.
Wearing the hat of both teacher and principal, it was a pleasure taking this group out for the day. They united as a team, were positive team players and represented their school with integrity and pride. With lots of action, giveaways and fun, it was a festival day that will be kept on the cards for future years.
Thanks Bay of Plenty Cricket!
Hands on Water Expo
On Thursday 9th November, students from around the Bay of Plenty learned about water quality and how they can contribute to protecting the region’s waterways. Ten students from Whakamarama School attended the 2017 Hands on Water Expo at Redwood Valley Farm in Te Puke. The students experienced a range of water quality and water conservation activities, and gained skills they can use in their community. Our students had a fantastic attitude, got stuck in and enjoyed the day. Thank you to parents for their support and making this event possible - our school is so lucky to have parents that are willing to put their best foot forward for the success of our students!
What did 2017 hold for Whakamarama School?