Tēnā koutou e te whānau

What a wonderful start to Term 4 we have had, it has been great to catch up on all the exciting holiday and Labour Weekend adventures our tamariki and whānau have had.

A warm welcome to all our new families. It was lovely to meet many of you at our Pohiri on our first day back. 


This week, we have been informed by the NZEl Primary Teachers Union of Paid Union Meetings happening for all Primary School Teachers in the Mount Maunganui area on the afternoon of Wednesday 16 November.

As a condition of their employment contract with the
government, primary teachers and leaders have an entitlement to a paid union meeting to discuss their conditions of service each year.

Mount Maunganui Schools will postpone the planned Monday, November 14 Kāhui Ako Teacher Only Day until Thursday 6th April (the last day of Term 1) so as to minimise disruption for our whānau/community on Week 5 of this

Arataki School will now be open on Monday 14 November and will be closing at 12.30 pm on Wednesday 16 November.

On Wednesday 16 November at 12.30 pm, the bell will signal the end of the school day enabling staff to attend their important meeting.

Thank you for making arrangements for your child(ren) to be collected or have them make their way home as usual from school at 12.30 pm. There will be road patrol at 12.30 pm enabling students to cross Kaimanawa and Grenada Streets safety.

Ngā Mihi

Shelley Blakey


In this issue:

  • Dates for the Diary
  • News and Events
  • From the Sports Desk
  • ATK All Day, Every Day
  • Pre Loved Uniforms
  • Extra-Curriculars @ Arataki
  • After School Care/Program
  • Community Notices
  • Report an Absence

Dates for the Diary


5 November - Pasifika in the Bay Festival, Jubilee Park, Te Puke.

10 November - Rā Whakangahau

16 November - NZEl Primary Teachers Union of Paid Union Meetings - 12.30 Finish

1 December - AFoS Christmas on the Field.

8 December - Year 6 Graduation

12 December - Te Raa Tuku Taonga / Prizegiving

15 December - Last Day - 12.30 Finish

Click here for 2022 Term Dates

News and Events

From the Sports Desk

ATK All Day, Every Day

For more information on attendance please click the link below.

ATK. All Day, Every Day! - Attendance Booklet

Pre Loved Uniforms

$5 Skorts and Jumpers

Looking for skorts for the summer months, we have some size 5-6, 9-10,11-12. We also have a huge stack of jumpers. Come to the office to take a look.

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.

Extra Curriculars 

@ Arataki

After School Care/Program

Community Notices

Reporting 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.

Email office@arataki.school.nz.

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.