Kia ora whānau

It's been exciting to watch our classroom refurbishments begin to take shape, the classrooms have been gutted and soon the building will begin. A massive acknowledgment and thank you to Rooms 5-8 who have moved out and are making the best of their new surroundings. What a team!

We received a lot of feedback around parking spaces for drop off and pick up. While we can't make more spaces magically appear we are woking with Travel Safe (Tauranga City Council) to look at what we can do, in particular to utilise the parking on Monowai Street and capitalise on the fact that many of our families live within walking, biking or scootering distance. There was also a lot of feedback around parking behaviour, parking and driving on berms, across driveways and on yellow lines poses considerable risks to our tamariki. We can do better whānau!

I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome Jono Earles and Vanessa Harmens to our Board of Trustees,  and to thank and acknowledge our outgoing members Megan Clarkin, Scott Illingworth and Alan Davies. Arataki School has been extremely fortunate to have such a high functioning, passionate board over the past three years. The care in which they have held our school has meant we have moved forward and have a solid plan in place for future improvements and growth. I am looking forward to working alongside our new Board to continue to build on this.

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Have a lovely weekend!

Ngā Mihi

Shelley Blakey

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In this issue:

  • Arataki School Board Casual Vacancy
  • News and Events
  • From the Sports Desk
  • Upcoming Events
  • Extra-Curriculars @ Arataki
  • After School Care/Program
  • Community Notices

Arataki School Board 
Casual Vacancy 

for a parent representative


A casual vacancy has occurred on the school board for an elected parent representative.

The board has decided to fill the vacancy by selection.

If 10% or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.

Request for a by-election should be sent to:

Presiding member (chair)

Arataki School Board

4 Kaimanawa St


Mount Maunganui 3116

by: Friday 9 August 2022

News and Events

From the Sports Desk

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.

Upcoming Events


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. 

Please read the booklet link below for all things attendance.

ATK. All Day, Every Day! - Attendance Booklet

Extra Curriculars 

@ Arataki

After School Care/Program

Community Notices