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
Grant Congratulations to our school
Special thanks to TECT for their support with our recent grant application. TECT Charitable Trust approved a grant of $5,200 to support Whakamarama School towards ICT equipment.
Acknowledgement of Achievement
ROOM 3 RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES - WEEK 9
Dakota - Supporting others at learning time
Alfie - Knows successful people think before they speak and choose their words carefully - thanks for putting this into action.
Jamie - Thinks before he speaks (Successful people do this) … and great sounding out at writing time.
Lachlan - Super thinker and re-reading his writing (great learning strategy)
ROOM 2 RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES - WEEK 9
Alyssah - Your confidence in sharing your ideas has blossomed and we value your thoughtful contributions during discussions.
Rue - A motivated and independent learner who considers ways to extend herself
Kitara - Thinking carefully about how to talk clearly about her learning
Holly - Welcome! You have already demonstrated your eagerness to learn. We are so glad you have chosen to join us!
ROOM 1 RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES - WEEK 9
Isabel - Self confidence is a super power . Once you start believing in yourself the magic starts happening. Isabel, I continue to enjoy watching your confidence grow day by day. I know that you are feeling the magic!
Lillia - Habit of Mind: Thinking & communicating with clarity and precision
Madeline - Increased self confidence - keep it up!
Sitevah - Positive attitude toward all areas of school life
What a wonderful day our Show Day was on Saturday 27th October. We could not have asked for better weather. It was heartwarming to see so many people here at school enjoying the day with us. It is always a great community day that is an integral part of our special character here at Whakamarama School.
A huge thank you goes out to everyone who contributed to the success of our day - students, parents, staff, whanau, Board of Trustees, judges and our community. Your attendance, support and generosity are key factors in what makes days like these happen; and what an awesome day we had!
What has 2018 held for Whakamarama School?