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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)




Community Notices


Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to our Week 6 newsletter. Here are this weeks bits and pieces.

We are aware that some students are climbing onto our classroom roofs after school and on the weekend. We are very concerned about this from a student safety perspective, but also many of these roofs have skylights which the children could fall through. Please ask your children to stay off the roofs. We have rung the families of the children concerned.

ALL PARENTS ! Please note if there is ever a tsunami warning the collection point for your child will be Whangaparaoa Playcentre on Stanmore Bay Rd. We need to evacuate to a high point in very quick time and cannot afford to have parents arriving at school looking for children and holding up the evacuation. This would put other children and staff at risk. Thanks.

LEARNING CELEBRATION - 20 September 2018

On Thursday 20 September, our school will finish at 12.45pm so we can have a Learning Celebration afternoon and evening with our parents. 

We are offering parents the opportunity to choose a 30-minute timeslot. In this time students will share their learning, their goals, their proud moments, examples of their work and details of their classroom. The teacher will also schedule a time slot per family (during the conference time) to answer any specific questions the student or parents may have. Further booking information here.

Have a great week

Please check your emails tonight as a final email has been sent with important information regarding Camp Bentzon. Thank you.Year 4 teachersYEAR 5 & 6

Whangaparaoa School are lucky enough to have been asked to host a Writing Camp during the first four days of the October holiday. The cost of the camp is $195 and will be held on our school premises. All Y5/6 students have been given a leaflet promoting the camp and we hope to see lots of them there. The camp is open to all students on the Coast Years 5 – 10. There are only 30 places so you need to book quickly. The leaflet gives you a little more information and tells you how to book.

The purpose of the Writing Camp is to give all budding writers the opportunity to work with a real live author to increase their knowledge in the craft of writing.

The author running our camp is Maria Gill. Maria is a Kiwi writer known for her many books (well over 40) which look at the world around us – with a particular view at looking at New Zealand and its place in the world. You can find out more about Maria by visiting her website
Maria visited us during our Book Week in Term 1 and introduced us all to the merits of non-fiction writing.

The children will work on their own projects and have the full attention of Maria Gill.

If you have any further questions or would like to enrol for this camp please contact Libby Staden-Lea in A3 or visit the website

It's that time of the year already where the Yummy Sticker Promotion of 2018 is nearing its end. Time to get those stickers in and do a hard push to the end of the term. Last year we were able to purchase sport equipment for the school and this year it will be no different. A huge Thank You to all you wonderful collectors who have done a fantastic job so far! I can't wait to tally up the totals. Go Yummy Stickers!

The annual Netball Prize Giving will be held on Wednesday 12 September at 7pm in the School Hall. The Whangaparaoa Netball Committee would like to warmly invite ALL players, their families and team Coaches and Managers along to celebrate a fantastic season of Netball at our school! We look forward to seeing you all there.

Thanks - The Whangaparaoa Netball Committee

IT'S NOT TOO LATE to book your table & theme - DO IT NOW !!!

Join our Time Machine tables for individual ticket purchases.

Click here to book and pay by Friday 24 August
to be in to WIN a Quiz Night platter

If you or anyone else you know might be able to sponsor our Quiz night, please see our Sponsorship info here or email Kate Flannery at


* Science Roadshow Trip

*L4 Mechanical Fish Art


To be the best we can be
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