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

Watties Cans for Good Collection
Wakaaranga has registered to be part of Watties “Cans for Good Collection.” On the week of 30th October -3rd November children will be completing learning related activities provided by Watties. On Friday 3rd November we are having a mufti day and we are asking for students to bring one or more can of any food brand to their classrooms. These cans will then will be donated to the Salvation Army to help restock their shelves before Christmas. Watties will then match the number of cans we raise, for example if we collect 800 cans of food, Watties will then donate another 800 cans.
We are excited to be one of over 200 schools supporting this worthwhile cause and look forward to lots of cans.

ERO Report The school received a very favourable ERO report as a consequence the next ERO report will be in five years. You can read the report by clicking on this text. ERO Report 2017


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.


Please click on the link and record the times and days required and the information that is requested. 


Fun Run

Fundraising Prize Ordering

If your child/children is one of our amazing students who has raised money for our school through the Adidas Fun Run here is how to order your prize…
Every class has been given a Prize Order Form. Please complete the form, entering your name, money raised online and what prizes you have chosen. All prize choices can be viewed online. Then bring back the form and we will enter it into the Adidas excel sheet and send it off.
Can you choose more than one prize? Yes. Prizes are displayed in ‘price’ brackets e.g. $10-$19. To order multiple prizes you need to minus the top number in each bracket from the total amount raised (e.g. $19), before selecting the next prize.
Happy shopping.
Thank you so much for your amazing efforts!!


Permanent Teaching Position - Senior School
Senior School - Permanent Teaching Position A permanent teaching position is available commencing Term 1, 2018 or by negotiation. Click on this to download the application form.
Permanent Teaching Position Vacancy
A permanent teaching position is available commencing Term 1, 2018 or by negotiation. Click on this to download the application form.
2018 Term Dates
Term 1 31 January-13 April Term 2 30 April-6 July Term 3 23 July-Friday 28 September Term 4 15 October-Friday 14 December
2018 Public Holidays
Term 1 6 February-Waitangi Day 30 March-Good Friday 2 April-Easter Monday 3 April-Easter Tuesday Term 2 4 June-Queens Birthday Term 4 22 October-Labour Day
2017 Term Dates
Term 3 ends 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.
School Defibrillator
Wakaaranga now has an AED (Defibrillator). It is adult and child compatible and is available during school hours in the medical room by the office.