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
Acknowledgement of Achievement
Cross Country: Friday 1st June
Year 1: 1st Mason; 2nd Ember, 3rd Gemma
Year 2: 1st David, 2nd Whitiera, 3rd Brodie
Year 3: 1st Destiny, 2nd Nadia, 3rd Seth
Year 4: 1st Nina, 2nd Peter, 3rd Stuart
Year 5: 1st Shanae, 2nd Alyssah
Year 6: 1st Anton, 2nd Lillia, 3rd Hayden
Year 7: 1st Joshua, 2nd Madeline, 3rd Brodie
Week 5 - 1st June 2018
Room 3 Recognition
Gemma, Whitiera and Alfie: Having a questioning attitude. They ask questions to help them grow as learners.
Room 2 Recognition
Hunter: Managing his time wisely and completing his independent tasks on time
Ataahua: A positive attitude towards learning. Tackles tasks with determination
Mikayla: Demonstrating unity by considering others and their needs and being willing to assist them
Room 1 Recognition
Sarah: Habit of Mind: successful people know how to ask meaningful questions and how to set themselves problems. Sarah, you have developed a wonderful ‘habit’
Hayden: Always works well alongside others. A valued member of a group.
Lia: Friendly, cooperative and a valued citizen of our school community. For valuing kotahitanga - unity.
Lillia: A task focused learner who is always clear about the learning she is being asked to show.
School Cross Country
The afternoon air on Friday 1st June was filled with enthusiasm, perseverance and satisfaction as our students experienced woodlands, open country, hills and flat ground for their school cross country.
It was with no doubt that the elixir for this this event was the parents,grandparents, great grandparents, whanau and friends that were on the sideline supporting our runners. How lucky are we!
I Wish I Was Day
Friday 25th May hosted opportunity for students, parents & teachers to dress up as what they would like to be - I wish I was …. Our gold coin donations will help grant 200 magical wishes to local children living with critical illnesses. What do you wish you were?
Pink Shirt Day
Whakamarama School celebrated Pink Shirt Day and stood together to take action against bullying on Friday 18th May. Pink Shirt Day aims to create schools, workplaces and communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected. Well done everyone - you all looked great!
What has 2018 held for Whakamarama School?
'A community preparing and empowering lifelong learners who are confident to achieve and make a difference'