Kia ora whānau

This term has just flown by,  with so much to celebrate. 

How good was it, having events onsite again, and having our tamariki involved in so many opportunities out in our community.

I'd like to thank our amazing staff for their hard work this term and as always thank you whānau for your support.

Pohiri, Monday, 25 July at 9.00am

We invite new whanau who started during term two and those who will be starting at the beginning of term 3 to our Pohiri on Monday, 25 July at 9.00am to welcome you to our kura. This will be followed by a chance for us to meet and korero with whanau over a cup of tea and a biscuit.  

Looking forward to seeing you all back next term.  

Have a safe and happy holiday.

Ngā Mihi

Shelley Blakey

In this issue:

  • Your Child's Hero Profile - Term Two
  • Board of Trustees Elections
  • Wednesday Challenge - Travel Smart
  • News and Events
  • From the Sports Desk
  • Upcoming Events
  • Extra-Curriculars @ Arataki
  • Community Notices
  • Holiday Programmes

Your Child's Hero Profile - Term Two

Board of Trustees Elections

This September we will hold our triennial board elections for Arataki School. We're looking for passionate, enthusiastic people with a variety of skills and experience who are ready to help our school thrive by standing for our school Board of Trustees (BOT). 

The BOT is a governance body made up of five elected parent representatives who, alongside an elected staff representative, work very closely with Principal Shelley Blakey to ensure our school runs smoothly and that it continues to grow the hearts and minds of our tamariki. 

Now is a great time to start talking to your friends and family about how you (or they!) might support our amazing school. If you'd like to know more about what being a trustee involves, feel free to contact our current Board Chair Megan Clarkin, or 021 474228, or have a chat with any of our board members:

Scott Illingworth

Charlotte Yates

Alan Davies

Cindy Shaw

Walter Naera

Key Election dates

Nominations close 3 August

Voting papers issued 10 August

Election Day 7 September

Wednesday Challenge - Travel Smart

Uniform Donations

Have your tamariki grown out of their uniforms?

Please consider donating them back to the kura.  These uniform donations are :

  • sold to our whanau for donations of $5-$10. The money raised is used for resources that support the learning of our tamariki. 
  • used for our tamariki who may need them.

These donations are gratefully received at the school office.

News and Events

From the Sports Desk

Upcoming Events

Pohiri- Monday, 25 July at 9.00am

New Whanau Hui - Monday, 25 July following pohiri.

Hui Nui/ School Hui - Friday, 5 August at 1.20pm

Click here for 2022 Term Dates

Report an Absence

Does your child need to stay home today?

To let us know about any absences, please:

Call our absence line (07) 575 3497 select option 1.

Text 022 565 0021.


Complete our online form

Please include your:

  • child's name,
  • room number, 
  • how long they will be away and the
  • reason for your child's absence. 

Extra Curriculars @ Arataki

Community Notices

Holiday Programmes