Tēnā koutou e te whānau

We have 3½ days of our 2022 school year left. 

 It's been a frantic few weeks of final organisation for 2023, but we are almost there.

We are welcoming Davidia Porter back next year. Davidia was with us from 2013 until 2017 we were sad to see her go when her family relocated to Kawerau. We feel very fortunate that her whānau decided to move back and we have snapped her up. Davidia will be the kaiako in Ruma 11 with our Kopukairoa Year 3/ 4 class. 

Here is a link that provides information of our school organisation for 2023.

We have a busy last week next week.

On Monday we have our Te Rā Tuku Taonga starting at 9:30am and then in the afternoon your tamariki will find out their 2023 classroom and kaiako.

Tuesday is our moving day, this includes moving back into Rooms 5-8, which we are all very excited about.

On Thursday school closes at 12:30pm. If it is fine we will meet out under the sunshade at 12:15pm for our final farewell.

Thank you whānau for 2022. Thank you for your support as we continued to navigate Covid. Thank you for your support of our school trips, our sports teams, for supporting our events. To our tamariki and whānau that we farewell at the end of this year, go well and remember Once Arataki, Always Arataki.

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
  • Holiday Programmes
  • Report an Absence

Dates for the Diary


12 December - Te Raa Tuku Taonga / Prizegiving

15 December - Last Day - 12.30 Finish

31 January - Learning Partnership Hui

1 February - First day of School 2023 - Pohiri 9am

6 February - Waitangi Day

5 April - Last Day for Term 1

6 April - Teacher Only Day

Click here for 2022 and 2023 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

Holiday Programmes

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.