Latest Updates

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.

 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

2016 Stationery is available on the MySchool website at www.myschool.co.nz just follow the link.

NEWS

Chinese Class
Wakaaranga’s afterschool Mandarin classes will finish on the 14th of December, there will be a performance and prize giving in the school hall from 3.15pm - 4.45pm on Tuesday 13th of December. Everyone is welcome. Chinese classes will restart on the 7th Feb Tuesday 2017. The new beginners class (pinyin) will start on Tuesday 14th Feb. For Chinese speaking students: twice a week on Tuesday and Friday. 3.15pm - 4.30pm (beginner and intermediate level) or 3.30pm-4.45pm (advanced level) Chinese Culture class and Conversation class will start on 8th Feb , once a week on Wednesday 3.15pm-4.30pm. Everyone is welcome. Please feel free to contact the school office 5768205 or Joy : 02102226208 email: joyz18@hotmail.com or Helen : 0210483830 or meet Chinese teachers on the Tuesday or Friday after school in Area 5. Enrolments are welcome throughout the year.
Guitar and Ukulele Lessons
Guitar and ukulele lessons are available at Wakaaranga. The lessons are group lessons in groups for up to four students. If you are interested in the lessons or would like more information please contact Jordan on 021 132 7024 or at jordan.morrison@musiqhub.co.nz
Food Bank Mufti Day
FRIDAY 9 DECEMBER As Christmas draws near, we turn our thoughts to those less fortunate. We will be having a food bank collection for the Christmas Appeal at Eastgate Christian Centre. Food hampers will be made available to needy families so they too can enjoy Christmas. Pupils may bring non-perishable items of food in exchange for wearing mufti. Food can be placed under the Christmas tree at the office entrance on FRIDAY morning 9 December. Wishing you and your family a wonderful festive season and a huge thanks for your kind support! Kind regards Nada Stadtlander
WakaCare Holiday Programme
Wakacare has gone "On-Line"! Very exciting - check out the updates for the Holiday programme on our Wakacare page. (Please ensure you scroll to the bottom of the page)
Homestays
A group of Chinese students is visiting our school in the upcoming year. We are looking for host families in February 2017. Two students may share one room. Weekly payments of $280 per student, For more information, please contact Rachel at 022-657-7910 or (09)368-1231 or email student_service@aedut.com
2017 Term Dates
Term 1 1 Feb-13 April Term 2 1 May - 7 July Term 3 24 July - 29 Sep Term 4 16 Oct - 15 Dec
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. Click on "more" to see the menu.
2016 Term Dates
2016 Term 4 ends 15 Dec