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
Spring Bulb Fundraiser
Support our school and add some spring colour to your garden. Bulbs are easy to plant, fun to grow and will reward you with gorgeous flowers year after year. Download the order form or pick one up from the school office. Happy ordering; happy planting!
Forms can be dropped off at the school office or emailed through to email@example.com (no later than 22nd March)
Acknowledgement of Achievement
ASSEMBLY 19th FEBRUARY
Room 3 Recognition
David: Thinking more about what he is reading. Great connections.‘Shows’ his enjoyment for a text.
Dakota: Self-belief and persistence, particularly in her reading and writing learning.
Alfie: Respectful learner - Attentive and thoughtful - a thinker who makes connections.
Mason: A focused learner during math sessions. A listener and a thinker.
Room 2 Recognition
Alyssah: An independent learner who completes tasks to the best of her abilities.
Rue: Listening with understanding and empathy. Considering others before speaking and acting.
Peter: Self Belief - has confidence in his abilities; perseveres when faced with something tricky
Amiorangi marie: Learning quickly the routines of her new school. A focused and responsible learner.
Room 1 Recognition
Madilyn: He whetū koe! You are a star! Awesome contributions and thinking during reading.
Eamon: Kei te whakahīhī au ki a koe! I am very proud of you! Persevering in writing - meeting all task criteria when describing a process.
Lucy: Kei runga noa atu koe! You are awesome! Being a motivated learner who is always willing to extend herself.
Term 1 Omokoroa Module 2017
Player of the Day
Monday 19 February
Player of the day was a tough one this week; so we celebrate 2 players from Wondorous Whaka’s - CONGRATULATIONS Tangike and Matthew.
Bunnings Making Our School Even More Special
VOLUNTEERING IS IMPORTANT (AND AWESOME!)
Bunnings came out to visit our beautiful school and went away with lots of ideas to help make it even more special. Wednesday 14th March hosted an array of projects that involved Bunnings' staff and volunteers from our community. Thanks Bunnings!
Food for Thought
To enhance our students’ knowledge on how to make and understand healthy food choices, Room 1 had the wonderful opportunity of the ‘Food for Thought’ programme.
Classroom nutrition sessions with a qualified nutritionist were held on Tuesday 20th February. To reinforce the knowledge learnt during the classroom sessions (focusing on label reading), they headed off to Pak 'n Save on Thursday 22nd February. With a fabulous team of parents supporting us we had fun reading a variety of food labels. Our students left with a clear message about the foods they can eat everyday and those that they should eat occasionally. The programme has equipped our students to be more in control of what goes into their mouths.
After their learning, I wonder what Room 1’s healthy lunch or similar, will look like with their $60 voucher generously contributed from the supermarket owner-operators?
"Thank you Naomi, each learner you worked with has walked away with new understanding and knowledge around food."
Water guns, drink bottles and containers were a hit for getting wet on Wednesday 14th February. Our awesome learners had a BLAST!
Oliver, Lucy and Matthew are the team behind Wacky Wednesday and take their role very seriously. Each fortnight they will be informing students, parents and whanau about what treat they have in store. I wonder what they have in store for the term?
What did 2017 hold for Whakamarama School?
'A community preparing and empowering lifelong learners who are confident to achieve and make a difference'