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 2, 31st July
Ollie - A super, creative thinker - Yay!
Otis - Reading effort … trying so hard. Super!
Madden - Great reading effort. Nice work Madden - Super!
Aaliyah - Making a super effort with reading and writing - Yay (She always has a smile when reading)
Reon - A positive Learner! Super duper!
Oliver - Super writing ideas - Nice one Oliver!
Ben - A fabulous mathematician - Great work Ben!
ROOM 2 RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES
WEEK 2, 31st July
Lachlan - Applying past knowledge to new situations. You use what you already know to help you learn new things!
Lauren - For beginning to show that you can manage yourself particularly in writing. You are working hard to settle quickly, do your best and finish on time.
Sophie - For displaying respect by being considerate and caring towards others.
ROOM 1 RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES
WEEK 2, 31st July
Luke - A questioning attitude to support his learning on Maths-Whizz
Michi - Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations - Drawing on his math knowledge to solve Otago Math problems
Alexis - Making informed decisions to support new learning. Keep it up!
Joshua - For Valuing Respect- A kind and caring member of the class; a role model to those around him.
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?