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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

 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.


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.

Waterwise for 6E cancelled for today.

. School Stationery

2016 Stationery is available on the MySchool website at just follow the link.


2017 Term Dates
Term 1 ends 13 April Term 2 1 May - 7 July Term 3 24 July - 29 Sep Term 4 16 Oct - 15 Dec
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.
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