Please take a few minutes to catch up on what's been happening at school this week, coming events, or things to plan for with your children.

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To be the best
we can be

Kia eke ki nga taumata

Connect Challenge Empower
Hono - Whakatara
- Whakamana

Together we inspire learning
Whakahui, whakamanawa, tatou, ako






Food for Thought/ Whakatauki (proverbs)




Dear Parents and Students

A big welcome back to school for 2019. As you are already aware our Principal Kevin Cronin is taking leave this term and once again I am stepping up as Acting Principal. I want to assure you that during his time of absence that the school will run as usual, purely because of the great team that is providing support. Well done to our students and staff for making such a fantastic start to the school year. We already see our students living our ORCA values by helping others, challenging themselves, using their manners, having a go, working hard and sharing respect.

Thanks also to all our staff for the hard work you are putting into building relationships and setting up the learning environment for a successful year.

Thank you parents too, for helping the students set up successfully for the school year. We have really appreciated your support to get stationery and uniform sorted. We are also very grateful for the level of support to our school donation. Your contributions to our school donation, no matter how big or small are valued.

Warren Steel
Acting Principal


On Wednesday morning we welcomed our new Whanau, Pupils, International families and Staff at our Powhiri, this was a special occasion and we look forward to our new families becoming part of our community. Click pics to enlarge.

Health Survey

Please take a moment to complete our Health Survey to assist our Leadership team to plan our 2019/2020 curriculum, that was sent to your email on the 12th February. Click here to start.

Dates to Remember

  • School Assembly - Monday 25 February 10.20am
  • Triathlon - Wednesday 13th March - info coming next week
  • School Gala - Saturday 30th March
  • Swimming Sports 22nd March - more info coming next week
  • Swimming Lessons at the Leisure Centre - Y3 to Y6 will be starting Term 2 - more info soon


The Parents and Friends Association is a group of parents and caregivers who fundraise for our school to provide an outstanding environment in which our children can learn, play and thrive. We meet once a month and our meetings are open to whole school community.

The next meeting is Wednesday 20 February, 7:30pm in the Staffroom. Any and all welcome!

The main agenda for the meeting will be the upcoming Gala!

Have you joined the PFA Facebook page? This is a great place to connect with other school parents.


Click the image to see a video on how the children have been focusing on connecting with their new classmates and Learning Communities in the first days of school and honing in on living our Motto, Mission, Vision and Values.

To be the best we can be
Whangaparaoa School | 39 Ladies Mile | Whangaparaoa
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