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Waatea School School Newsletter Success is not the work of one but the work of many. Kia Ora e te whanau,  Welcome to the end of Week 3! It has been a very interesting week as we continue to navigate through a lot of sicknesses that are beginning to circulate through the community. It is important to remember to keep your children home if they are showing any signs of COVID-19 symptoms. This ensures that whatever is spreading is somewhat contained at school. There has been so far, a gastro bug (Stomach pains, vomiting & diarrhea) if your child has any of these symptoms they must stay at home for a minimum of 48hours. If your child has a temperature, cough, or sore throat, they must stay home and get tested. We are continuing to sanitize, clean, and have masks on hand for children to use if they choose to. We are wanting to remain open this term, and to do so we have to protect our tamariki and staff. We appreciate your support. Have a great weekend! Ngā mihi Whaea Zara Acting Principal Nau mai haere mai Whaea Kenya! Welcome to Waatea School Whaea Kenya! Whaea Kenya is the new kaiako for Rongomātane. She is originally from Te Tai Tokerau, and brings a passion for te reo Māori and te ao Māori. Her two pepi have also started at Waatea ECC. We are super excited to have her on board, and we look forward to seeing all the great things happen in Rongomātane! Check out some of the learning that is happening in the classes! Dayton and Hami were being the best tuakana and supporting the teina with their reading.  Emily and Josiah have been working hard on their letter identification in Ruaumoko   Rongomātane was creative and adapted basketball to suit our playing area. They showed great sportsmanship skills! Hip Hop Sessions started this week. Here Tāne Mahuta were enjoying the new dance moves they learnt from Matua Ray. Thanks to Counties Manukau Sports for organising hip hop coaches to come to Waatea School for the next 6 weeks. We are excited to share our final performance at the end of the term! Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying! Check out the photos from the day by heading over to our facebook page, or the photo albums published on the school’s website! Copyright © Waatea School 2022 Click here to unsubscribe. Powered by KiwiSchools 4.0 Call us on 0800 922 832 Email us at admin@waatea.school.nz 31 Calthorp Close Favona M?angere Auckland 2024

E hara taku toa i te takitahi ko te takitini ke

Success is not the work of one but the work of many

Principal's Welcome

Ko Whakaangi te maunga
Ko Tokatoka te awa
Ko Tokerau te moana
Ko Mamaru te waka
Ko Aputerewa te marae
Ko Ngai Takiora te hapu
Ko Ngā Puhi te iwi
Ko Zara toku ingoa

Nau mai haere mai! Here at Waatea School our mission is to develop well-rounded, socially adept and culturally aware graduates capable of operating across two worlds – te ao Māori me te ao Pākeha. We encourage our tamariki to know who they are, where they come from, and to be proud of their identity, culture and language.

We promote and support our akonga to develop a lifelong love of learning – the Waatea way! We believe that with kura and whanau working together, each child can reach their full potential. We are proud of our learning-focused school culture and thrive on being located at our local Ngā Whare Waatea Marae. Our core values of Whānaungatanga, Manaakitanga, Rangatiratanga, and Kotahitanga are reinforced and encouraged in all aspects of school life at Waatea School.

Ka rere taku manu ki ngā tōpito o te takiwā
Kei runga noa atu tana rerenga hei Manutaki mo te hapori
My manu flies to the extremes of our region
It soars high, watching over our community

Zara Buckman

Acting Principal

Newsflash

School Calendar

Wednesday, May 25

Week 4
All Day
Jessica - PRT PD
MAURI TŪ
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuakana Reading to ECC
11:00 am – 11:30 am

Newsflash

School Calendar

Wednesday, May 25

Week 4
All Day
Jessica - PRT PD
MAURI TŪ
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuakana Reading to ECC
11:00 am – 11:30 am

Ko Te Pane o Mataoho

te Maunga

Ko Oruarangi te Awa

Ko Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa

te Moana

Ko Tainui te Waka

Ko Waikato te Iwi

Ko Te Waiohua te Hapū

Ko Kingi Tuheitia te Rangatira

Ko Waatea te Marae

Ko Waatea te Kura

Our Values