Announcement : 

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 31 Calthorp Close Favona M?angere Auckland 2024


Kia ora e te Whānau,


There has been 1 confirmed case of COVID-19 in Uenuku.

The case was infectious Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th May. The individual has no symptoms however was in contact with someone who was over the weekend and has since tested positive. 

  • You and your whānau should watch for symptoms
  • If any develop, get tested immediately
  • Please notify us of the result, positive or negative, as soon as possible.
  • If your child will not be attending, please let us know.

What Waatea School is doing.

  • Waatea School will remain open
  • We have appropriate public health measures and cleaning procedures in place.
    • If your child comes to school with flu like symptoms, whānau will be notified immediately and we would require you to come and pick your child up




The health and wellbeing of our tamariki, parents/whānau, Kaiako and community is our priority. 

We really appreciate your support and understanding during these times. 

You will be advised of any changes and updates. 

We are adapting and responding all the time. We need to consider all regulatory and outside impact changes.

For more information please visit the Ministry of Health website: 

If you require any additional support, please do not hesitate to reach out, we have MUMA on site that can provide wrap around services. 


Ngā mihi

Whaea Zara

Acting Principal