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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 R’s.You may like to check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WakaarangaSchool.

 Incident involving a Wakaaranga student
A man approached a Wakaaranga student on Wednesday morning and asked him to get into his car. Fortunately, the student ran off and the family reported it to the police. There is also speculation a second incident occurred on Thursday. The police do not believe this to be related. The school has acted quickly to get the facts of this incident from the police and we will keep you informed. Please remind your children of the school’s “Keeping Ourselves Safe” programme. The key message is that if something similar occurs they need to run to a nearby house or safe location to get help and tell a teacher or parent immediately.

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

Permanent teaching position
commencing Term 2, 2017 or by negotiation Click here to find the following information: Job description An application form Appointments schedule 3 pm 24 February 2017 Applications close 27 February 2017 Applicants short listed and interviewed Successful applicant notified shortly afterwards Method of application Complete the application form and enclose your curriculum vitae Applications close 3:00pm, 24 February Email your applications to: west@wakaaranga.school.nz or post it to The Principal, Wakaaranga School, PO Box 38 128, Howick 2145.
School Lunches
For 2017 we will have a new lunch system that will be easier to use and run for five days. Click here to find out more information about this system.
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.
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