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The 2023 School Year
School office opens 2023
Thursday 26th January
Tuesday 31st January onwards
Tues 31 Jan – Thur 6 April
Teacher Only Day Thursday 6th April
Waitangi Day – 6 February
Easter – 7 April – 10 April
ANZAC Day – 25 April
Term 2 Mon 24 April – Fri 30 June
King’s Birthday – 6 June
Term 3 Mon 17 July – Fri 22 Sept
Term 4 Mon 9 Oct – Friday 15 Dec
Labour Day 23 October
Teacher Development Days
We have arranged to have a development day Thursday 6th April 2023. We may also arrange another couple of days before a long weekend or hold these during the school holiday breaks at the beginning and end of the year to minimise disruption. We will provide plenty of notice before we hold one of these days to ensure whānau are able to provide supervision for their tamariki.
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Special Covid Information
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Distance Learning @ Whangamarino School
Online Learning Links
The following websites have activities or games that our tamariki can complete with or without parent, caregiver or whānau support. We always recommend that parents, caregivers and whānau view the content for themselves before allowing tamariki to use websites.
Alternative Learning Around Home
Here are some ideas of simple things you can do at home with your tamariki.
- Participate in Manukura Challenges and post online.
- How to tie your laces (you’d be surprised).
- How to follow a recipe.
- Make your own kai kart
- How to plan a meal and a grocery list on a budget.
- How to write a CV (resume).
- How to look after the whare- vacuum, mow the lawn, do the recycling, budget and pay bills…
- Spend time reading- libraries have an online app to get them digitally. Ask your tamaiti questions about what they are reading, read together, make predictions, discuss why characters behave the way they do.
- Spend time writing- keep a journal, keep a gratitude list, write instructions for something, write an alternative ending to a favourite story or movie, write a story, keep a book of facts…
- How to advocate for positive change – write a letter, create a petition for example.
- How to maintain a vehicle- (tyre, oil).
- Get physical- yoga, play catch, play frisbee, kick a ball around, online exercise programmes.
- Build fine motor skills- draw, colour, knit, cross-stitch, sew, weave.
- Exist without the internet for periods of the day!
- Research things you’re interested in’.
- Get them to do a science (STEM) challenge- build a tower, bridge just using newspaper or a boat out of random household materials.
- Having time together, talking, playing card games and board games are also brilliant ways to use this hard time to connect.
Skool Loop Information
Whangamarino School has introduced the ‘Skool Loop App’ which has been developed to meet increased parent-teacher demand for simple communication between school staff and whānau. The app is completely free to use for schools and parents, and is trusted by thousands of schools across New Zealand and Australia.
It features an easy-to-use interface and the latest in school communication technology, the Skool Loop app includes shared calendars, e-permission slips, notices, absentee reporting, parent teacher interviews and more.
Please download the Skool Loop app today.