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
Room 3 Recognition
Alfie: Math-Whizz Gold Award
Levi: Math-Whizz Silver Award
Mason: Math-Whizz Bronze Award
Room 2 Recognition
Nina: Math-Whizz Gold Award
Alexis: Math-Whizz Silver Award
Shanae: Math-Whizz Bronze Award
Room 1 Recognition
Lillia: Math-Whizz Gold Award
Zane: Math-Whizz Silver Award
Oliver: Math-Whizz Bronze Award
I wish I was….. Now it’s time to get start thinking about your outfit ready for Friday 25th May.
Drag those pink items out ready for Term 2 - Speak up; stand together; stop bullying
Most Improved Swimmer
Doug Morris and Alf Holst from the Te Puna / Bethlehem Lions Club united with our school on Friday 4th May to present this year’s club trophy for most improved swimmer. Congratulations to this year’s recipient Mason. Mason received a medallion in which to remember his committed effort and his name is now an addition to the trophy hanging proudly in the school foyer. Thank you Lions, what a wonderful cause!
Doug and Alf also celebrated the swimming talents of Eamon and Lillia and their accomplishments to compete for our school beyond the small schools’ swimming event last term.
Bunnings: Positive Impact
The Bunnings Team were back for Phase 2 on Tuesday 10th April. The day was spent assisting with the garden shed and school garden. Supporting the Bunnings’ team were an enthusiastic and hardworking group of students from Room 1. Way to go team: “Unity is strength … when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved”. There is no doubt that this has had a positive impact on the school and we are excited about going forward with the vegetable garden in the near future.
Not only was it a hive of activity down at the school gardens; a delivery of sand was steadily making its way into the sandpit from a dedicated group of students. Shovels, wheelbarrows and rakes were not idle across the afternoon - one full sandpit! We even have some left to fill the long jump pit. Thanks Bunnings!
What has 2018 held for Whakamarama School?
'A community preparing and empowering lifelong learners who are confident to achieve and make a difference'