Announcement : 

NEW SCHOOL UNIFORMS SURVEY: Kia Ora e te whānau,  I am looking at changing our school uniforms with additional pieces. I would appreciate your input to gather thoughts around what our new uniform could look like and how adding pieces such as a P.E. uniform for our senior students could impact whānau. The reason behind the change is our off shore suppliers have increased their prices. I have sourced a local manufacturer to hold and supply stock for our uniforms. The process behind the change of uniforms is as follows:   Gather student voice   Gather Whānau voice   Gather Staff voice   Share findings with whānau, staff, students    Present responses to the School Board   Whānau, staff, students are notified of the outcome and possible changes timeline     Could you all please take a moment to check the new designs, vote and answer a couple of questions. Click on the link below to access the survey:  Waatea School uniform change survey Ngā mihi nui, Whaea ZaraWaatea School Principal   

Week 7 Update

Kia Ora e te whānau, 

Please read below some important pānui happening in our school.

Tongan Language Week: 
A pānui will come home this afternoon detailing the celebration event on this Friday 9th September 12.30pm. A HUGE mihi to our Tongan Whānau and Whaea Theresa for organising this event. Whānau are welcome to attend.

Board of Trustees Elections: 
Some of you may have already received the voting papers. Please complete the form and either post back with the provided stamped envelope OR bring into the school administration office and drop into the BOT elections box. Voting closes 21st September. 
Please find the candidate statements attached. IF you have not received your voting papers, please let me know ASAP so that I can get you the forms. 

Health & Physical Education Whānau Consultation Survey: 
Please remember to complete the very short Health & Physical Education Survey. Please click on the link below: 

Health & Physical Education Survey 

It is Māori language week next week and Rongomātane are hosting a fundraising event, please find the flyer attached for more information. Patty melts & Baked goods will be for sale. The fundraiser event is scheduled for Friday 16th September

Ngā mihi

Whaea Zara 


Candidate Statements.pdf