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The 2024 School Year

School office opens 2024
Thursday 25th January
Tuesday 30th January onwards

Tues 30th Jan – Friday 12th April

Waitangi Day – 6 February

Good Friday 29th March

Easter Monday 1st April – Easter Tuesday 2nd April
ANZAC Day – 25 April

Holiday : Saturday 15th April – Sunday 26th April

Term 2 Mon 29th April – Fri 5th July

King’s Birthday – Monday 3rd June

Matariki Day Friday 28th June

Holiday : Saturday 8th July – Sunday 21st July

Term 3 Mon 22nd July – Fri 27th Sept

Holiday : Saturday 28th September- Sunday 11th October

Term 4 Mon 14th October – Fri 13th December

Labour Day Monday 28th October

Teacher Development Days

We have arranged to have our Development Days to be held during the school holiday breaks, at the beginning and end of the year or on the Friday before a long weekend to minimise disruption.


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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.

School Information Booklet

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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.

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