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Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons begin on Wednesday 2nd December until Friday 11th December.
Please remember to name your child’s clothing, even their underwear! Their swimming togs, towel and goggles should also be named in a named bag.
We would appreciate help from Mums and Dads with supervision, both on the bus and in the changing rooms.
Bus 1 leaving at 11.40, lesson 12.00-12.30 (Mrs Kaur 4C, Mrs Dean 2B, Mrs Cairns 2D)
Bus 2 leaving at 12.10, lesson 12.30-1.00 (Mrs Langford 5A, Mrs Anderson 4D, Mrs Field 3B)
Bus 3 leaving at 12.40, lesson 1.00-1.30 (Mrs Govender 4B, Mrs Grantham 2A, Mrs Duncan 3C)
Bus 4 leaving at 1.10, lesson 1.30-2.00 ( Mrs Hanlon-Judd 2C, Mrs Hurford 4A, Mrs Roper 3A)

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

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 just follow the link.



Food Bank Collection
Friday 11 December As Christmas draws near we will be having a food bank collection for the Christmas Appeal at Eastgate CC, 3 Ben Lomond Crescent, Pakuranga. Food hampers will be made available to needy East Auckland families. Pupils may bring non-perishable items of food and place them under the Christmas tree at the office entry on FRIDAY morning 11 December 2015. Thanks so much for your kind support. Kind regards Nada Stadtlander
Kiwi Tennis School Fun Day
Kiwi Tennis are putting on a Schools Fun Day down at Sunnyhills Tennis Club on the Sunday 6 December from 2-3 pm (4-7 yrs) and 3-4 pm (8-14 yrs). The sessions are being divided into 2 1-Hour sessions. The sessions will be set into small stations with different fun challenges at each station. We have prizes for those that head up the leaderboard. You can sign up on our website
Homestays Wanted
Twelve students from our sister school in Ningbo China are visiting Auckland from the 12 February 2016 to the 22 February 2016. These students will be paired up so we need 6 homestay families. If you are interested in hosting 2 students please contact A&E International direct, or contact Eva on 027 528 7889 / 022 6577 910, The payment is $260.00 per student per week.
New School Report example
This is an example of the reports that will be sent out at the end of the year. All info is made up for this example
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, 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.
2015-2016 Term Dates
Term 4 ends Tuesday 15 December 2016 Term 1 2 Feb-15 April Term 2 2 May-8 July Term 3 25 July-23 Sept Term 4 10 Oct-15 Dec