Tēnā koutou e te whānau

I hope your week has gone well, it's incredible that we are on the countdown to the end of the term.

A couple of things to look out for on Hero. Your child's teacher has been busy updating progress in Reading, Writing and Mathematics as well as sharing a Learning Story throughout the term. On Wednesday 5 April a summary of how your child has started the 2023 school year will also be available on Hero.

Keeping our tamariki safe.

In today's world, children have access to a vast array of media, from television shows and movies to online videos and social media. While these can be great sources of entertainment and education, it is essential to monitor what your child is watching and to ensure that it is age-appropriate and aligned with your family values.

Furthermore, it is vital to know where your children are at all times, whether they are at school, with friends, or out and about. Having a clear understanding of their whereabouts can help keep them safe and prevent any potential dangers.

We understand that it can be challenging to keep track of your child's activities at all times, but we encourage you to have regular conversations with them about their daily routines and any new interests they may have. By doing so, you can build a stronger relationship with your child and help them feel more comfortable discussing any concerns they may have.

Thank you for your continued support, and please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. 

Have a lovely and safe weekend.

Ngā mihi


Shelley Blakey

Plastic Lid Recycling Program 

Akomanga 13

Donation Made

Dates for the Diary


29 March - Class Photo Day

31 March - Crazy Hair and Mufti Day (Arataki Friends of the School)

3-5 April - Kids Can Ride

5 April - Last Day for Term 1

6 April - Teacher Only Day - Kahui Ako

24 April - Teacher Only Day - Curriculum Refresh

25 April - ANZAC Day

26 April - Term Two Begins

Click here for 2023 Term Dates


In this issue:

  • 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

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

Needing a few pieces of uniform.  Come and see our pre-loved uniforms at the school office. 

Get ready for the colder weather.  We have a stack of pre-loved jumpers.

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 for our classrooms. 
  • 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.