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Welcome to the Wakaaranga School website. At our school, the emphasis is on excellence. Our motto is “To be the best I can possibly be”. This is a belief we instil in all of our students. The core school values, ‘Respect, Responsibility and Reflection’ are extremely important to staff and students in our school. The three trees in our logo represent these three R’s.You may like to check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WakaarangaSchool for additional information.

The family barbecue is on Friday 13 March.

Parent Discussions
Please remember to book your parent discussions for Monday 23 March or Wednesday 25 March. You can book a discussion by clicking on this link schoolinterviews and entering the code WUYV7.
Please note school will finish at 12.30 on Monday 23 March and parent discussions start at 1.15. On Wednesday 25 March the school will finish at the normal time of 3.00pm for a 3.30pm start for the discussions.
Wakacare will be open from 12.30pm on Monday for normal attendees.

Absences
Please text your child's name, class and reason for absence to 027 576 8206. You can also email an absentee notice from this website by just going to this page Parents absentee Form.
 

School Stationery
2015 Stationery is available on the MySchool website at www.myschool.co.nz just follow the link.

Park safely and keep our kids safe
This term our school is participating in Auckland Transport’s ‘Safety at the School Gate’ programme. Drivers who stop in the wrong place to drop off passengers put the safety of children at risk. Parking officers will be on patrol outside the school this term and will be issuing tickets to drivers who park illegally.
The agreed approach is ‘zero tolerance’ – There will be no warnings issued, you will receive a ticket if you are double parked, parked on yellow lines, or over someone’s driveway – or for any other vehicle safety offence. Please park legally to keep our children safe and to avoid being ticketed.

 

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Parent Discussions
Parent Discussions Please remember to book your parent discussions for Monday 23 March or Wednesday 25 March. You can book a discussion by clicking on this link schoolinterviews and entering the code WUYV7. Please note school will finish at 12.30 on Monday 23 March and parent discussions start at 1.15. On Wednesday 25 March the school will finish at the normal time of 3.00pm for a 3.30pm start for the discussions. Wakacare will be open from 12.30pm on Monday for normal attendees.
Waka Kids are going to the Cricket!
Congratulations to Harteij (6b), Neeravh (6d), Keagan (6e) Michael (1b), Amy (6c), Kazia (5b) and Judy (5b) for winning tickets to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 South Africa vs Pakistan match on 7 March at Eden Park. We are sure you will enjoy your day at the cricket! Well done!
Football Coaching at Waka
On Wednesday, 18 February, the children were involved in some exciting football coaching, provided by Tom from MSports. Tom will be back at school for the next five Wednesdays at lunchtime running football sessions for all children. The cost is $50 for the five weekly sessions. If you are interested in your child taking part, please visit www.footballkidznz.co.nz for more information.
National Standards 2014
Here are our national standards results for 2014.
The HPPA Fairplay Charter
Howick principals have developed a fair play charter to ensure students develop the right attitude on the sports field.
Deejays School Lunches
You can now order your child's lunch online! Go to www.schoollunches.co.nz, register your details and you can order and pay for your child's lunch and it will be delivered to their class at lunchtime. Alternatively you may still send the order to the kitchen before school.
2015 Term Dates
Term 1 ends Thursday 2 April Term 2 Monday 20 April - Friday 3 July Term 3 Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September Term 4 Monday 12 October - Tuesday 15 December