Our Daily Timetable

Please do not let your children come to school to early in the morning. Teacher supervision at the patrol commences at 8.20am.

While children are permitted into the grounds when they arrive at school, they are not allowed to go into their classroom until the 8.30 bell has been rung. Once children have arrived at school for the day, they must not leave the school grounds without permission of the duty or class teacher.

If you need to orgainse time away for your child please call or email us.

8:30am

Children may enter classroom

8:55am

School begins

10:55am - 11:20am

Morning interval

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Lunch

2:45pm

School finishes

2:55pm

Grounds cleared

School uniform

Uniform

The school has a compulsory school uniform which is on sale at the school uniform room. Items of school uniform are:
• Track pants
• Sweatshirt
• Polo T-Shirt
• Jacket
• Shorts
• Skorts
Sizes range from 4 to 18. A current price list is available from our office staff who looks after the uniforms. During the swimming season, each child should have togs and a towel. All clothing must be named for easy identification.

Public Health Nurse

Our Public Health Nurse regularly calls in at school.
She checks the five year olds to see if they have had their immunisations. She also checks their height and weight.  Parents are invited along during these checks. She oversees the general health of all our pupils. She carries out Form 1 immunisations. Parents are notified prior to the immunisation so that they can give consent.
If you have any concerns please ring the school office 843-8021.

Public Health Nurse

Or Dental Therapist works at our school part-time and at different times throughout the year.  

If your child needs urgent treatment and our Dental Therapist is not available can you please contact Onekawa School Dental Clinic phone 8436711

Curriculum

Mission Statement

Maraenui Bilingual School will strive constantly to develop each pupil to their full potential. Due attention will be given to fostering understanding and attitudes that give growth in Te Reo Māori, Taha Māori and Tikanga Māori. We follow the National Curriculum.

TE REO MĀORI

To develop programmes to facilitate growth in Te Reo Māori, Taha Māori and Tikanga Māori.

TUHITUHI - WRITTEN LANGUAGE

To develop each child’s ability to record and present their ideas accurately in a variety of ways.

PĀNUI - READING

To develop each child’s ability, interest and confidence to solve problems which arise in every day living.

PŪTAIAO - SCIENCE

To develop each child’s experience and understanding of the physical, biological and technical world, and their understanding of how people interact with their environment.

PUORO - MUSIC

To develop each child’s aesthetic growth and fulfillment through active, creative processes of making and listening to music.

TOI - ART

To develop each child's confidence and ability to express themselves creatively and to appreciate the creativity of others.

PĀNGARAU - MATHEMATICS

To develop each child's ability, interest and confidence to solve problems which arise in everyday living.

TE REO Ā WAHA - ORAL LANGUAGE

To develop each child’s ability to understand, appreciate and to use oral language in an effective manner.

TUHI PŪ - HANDWRITING

To develop each child’s ability to write legibly, with ease, at a reasonable speed and with an attractive style

TIKANGA Ā IWI - SOCIAL STUDIES

To develop each child’s understanding and experience of how people relate to each other and work together in social, political and economic ways.

HAUORA - HEALTH  

To develop each child’s understanding of the basic requirements of good health, to develop a sense of responsibility for their own health and for the well being of others.

HĀKINAKINA - PHYSICAL EDUCATION

To develop each child's physical skills and enhance their health, growth and well being.

ROROHIKO - COMPUTERS

To develop each child's interest, ability and confidence to use computers in a variety of ways.