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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  

 

 

Staff vacancies 2019.

There are 2 vacancies for 2019. Click on the link to go to the downloadable application pack.     https://bit.ly/2MBjQi3 

Office Administration. This position  is for term 4 2018

SCHEDULE OF DUTIES for  OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR / RECEPTIONIST
 

Kapa haka

The following link will allow the pupil information required to be updated.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3WVVlhBU6DUOkvzCVZoi4jQ7iuDF4XK6a4mlAFXID4nIg9g/viewform

 

Kate Roberts
Managing Director
Student-Care NZ (2010) Ltd
P: +64 9 274 7802
M: 021 274 7802
E: kate@nzstudentcare.com
W: www.nzstudentcare.com

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. http://www.wakaaranga.school.nz/for_parents.cfm

 

WakaCare

Please click on the link and record the times and days required and the information that is requested. 

https://wakaaranga.aimyplus.com/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2f 

 

 

 

Community of Schools

Some of you may have read a statement in the November 23 edition of the Eastern Courier School (from the other 4 schools in our Farm Cove Cluster) that they have agreed to join together in a Community of Learning (CoL). You might be wondering what a CoL is, and also be wondering why our school name is not there as well. The reason very simply, is that after much deliberation, consideration and debate, your Board of Trustees and staff have chosen not to opt to join the CoL.
The National Government decided two years ago via the ‘Investing in Educational Success programme’ to begin an initiative to cluster schools into Communities of Learning (CoLs). A CoL is supposed to mean that the schools in the CoL would work together on raising the achievement for learners throughout their schooling pathway. Forming or being part of a CoL is voluntary and not a requirement for schools. Despite much encouragement and persuasion, this initiative has not been widely accepted or taken up by most schools in New Zealand.
In theory, schools in a CoL would have both in-school and across-school leadership opportunities for staff in order for them to work together, investigate teacher practice, and provide opportunities for growth to be more effective in their teaching and to improve student achievement. To qualify for any funding all CoLs have to have MoE approved ‘achievement challenges’. The challenges the MoE are prepared to sign off relate to targets around improving student improvement and National Standards, something that ERO recognised in their most recent review as an area that we are already succeeding in “The school responds effectively to all children whose learning and achievement need acceleration”
Considerable time was spent collaborating with the schools in the Farm Cove cluster looking for trends and similarities in our achievement data in order to find common areas of need on which to focus the achievement challenges/goals. However, it became apparent that the goals required by the cluster of schools were not going to meet the achievement needs of our students. As a result, the Board and staff feel it is best to focus on our school and our students so we can set achievement challenges tailored for, and suited specifically to our own school community. Participating in the CoL would mean that we would have to compromise on our own goals for our students which as you will clearly understand, does not sit well with us.
Although we have chosen not to be part of this CoL we will continue to be an active part of the traditional Farm Cove Cluster of schools and in particular continue to foster our close relationship with Farm Cove Intermediate. We wish those schools joining the CoL every success.

ERO Report The school received a very favourable ERO report as a consequence the next ERO report will be in five years. You can read the report by clicking on this text. ERO Report 2017

 
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NEWS

Office Administrator 2018 - Term 4
SCHEDULE OF DUTIES for OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR / RECEPTIONIST
Teacher Vacancies 2019
Attached is the application pack for the 2 positions that are available in 2019
LEWIS EADY MUSIC SCHOOL
Your child can learn to play a musical instrument with us at school! One-on-one and group lessons take place during the school day. We offer tuition for all stages of musical development – beginner to advanced. Instrument choices include guitar, piano, keyboard, ukulele, drum kit. Our instrumental prep programme (Musical Jam) is a great way for year 1 and 2 children to get started. For more information and to enrol, please visit www.lewiseady.co.nz
2018 Term Dates
Term 1 31 January-13 April Term 2 30 April-6 July Term 3 23 July-Friday 28 September Term 4 15 October-Friday 14 December
2018 Public Holidays
Term 1 6 February-Waitangi Day 30 March-Good Friday 2 April-Easter Monday 3 April-Easter Tuesday Term 2 4 June-Queens Birthday Term 4 22 October-Labour Day