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
Acknowledgement of Achievement
ROOM 3 RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES
WEEK 10, 19th June
Ethan - Superduper effort. Showing persistence when learning!
Lexi - A happy writer. For thinking about her writing. Lexi is learning to check her writing makes sense
Kingston - Good on you! Showing persistence when learning
William - Super duper effort. William is soooo focused during reading with Mrs W - Yay!
Taylor - A Magical Writer - Taylor is an independent writer!
ROOM 2 RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES
WEEK 10, 19th June
Hunter - Successful people listen with their ears, minds and their feelings. Hunter, you show respect by listening carefully when others are speaking.
Gemma - Successful people listen with their ears, minds and their feelings. Gemma you show respect by listening carefully and responding appropriately to others around you.
Ember - Ember you demonstrate respect and kindness towards others by making sure they feel included.
Eli - Responsibility. Eli, thank you for using your initiative and demonstrating leadership at tidy up time.
ROOM 1 RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES
WEEK 10 19th June
Rue - “Citizenship is the chance to make a difference to the place where you belong.” Rue, you are a reliable member of Room 1, always willing to help out.
Nina - Key Competency - Managing Self during passion project: motivated and interested in learning, being reliable, acting responsible and making informed decisions
Destiny - Great reflecting during your passion project - What did I do? What was successful? What didn’t work? What are my next steps? What gave me a new insight or idea? Well done!
Nadia - Great reflecting during your passion project - What did I do? What was successful? What didn’t work? What are my next steps? What gave me a new insight or idea? Well done!
Grant Congratulations to Our School
Special thanks to TECT for their support. TECT Charitable Trust approved a grant of $5000 to support Whakamarama School towards digital technology equipment.
Go Girls Cricket is a basic cricket and fundamental motor skills programme for girls in Year 4-6.
Wednesday 11th March hosted our GoGirl cricketers attending the GoGirl Festival Day, The Rainbow Cup, at Blake Park, Mount Maunganui. Our team competed against other GoGirl school teams in the area, giving them the opportunity to show off their skills. Well done girls!
This is a fantastic initiative for girl sport. Thank you Bay of Plenty Cricket.
Small Schools' Swimming
Peter, Nina, Hunter and Tiana attended Small Schools' Swimming at Omokoroa School on Monday 9th 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. Tiana will be taking it to the next level at the North Cluster event on Wednesday 25th March.
"Every race is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential" Well done team!
What has 2020 held for Whakamārama School?