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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.

Parents, can you help us to keep our students safer on the roads around our school?
Wakaaranga School and Farm Cove Intermediate are working together with the police to try and make long-term changes to driver behaviour in our school community. We want to try a positive education pathway rather than a punitive one, to improve the parking around both schools and try to ensure our students are safer when being dropped off and picked up from school. Increasingly poor and sometimes dangerous driver behaviour outside our schools is putting our students, your children, at risk.
We know that just issuing infringements doesn’t seem to be working. Neither does having a Police or staff presence seem to work. At the moment as soon as that presence is removed, some of our drivers just go back to stopping/parking illegally. We all have to acknowledge the problem and own it. Education has to be the answer.
Please support us in trying to make a positive change by attending a combined school meeting with the Police and other community groups such as Auckland Transport, Crime Watch and Asian Crime Reduction team. Together we can explore how we can all work together to improve things.
This meeting is scheduled to take place on Monday 28 August at 2.15pm in the Wakaaranga School Hall. Please help us by attending and encouraging others to come along.

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

 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.

WakaCare

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

NEWS

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.