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 Our  Kapa Tahi in preparation for Tawhiti Rahi me Aorangi Islands  (Poor Knights).

Whangaruru School Camp 2016

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Whakanuia Tuakiri what a spectacular festival!!!.

Thank you for all the amazing support we received and a special acknowledgement to all our sponsors

Ecosse, Hellers for schools, LJ Hooker, Helena bay gallery, Helena Bay cafe, Oakura Takeaways and cafe, Salty dog, Float zone, Business solutions Northland, Office max, Copthorne Bay of Islands, Bland bay Ratepayers association, Hunting and fishing Whangarei, The Warehouse, Countdown Okara, Pack and save Whangarei, Paihia Beach resort and spa, ARTO architects.

Ngatiwai trust board, Nga parirau matauranga trust, Whangaroa Ngaiotonga trust, Pelorus trust and Pub charity ltd.

Without the support it would never have been possible.





Check it out whanau!!! Kapa Toru have their own blog and they are doing an amazing job at managing it and keeping it up to date.

Follow the link below



Kia ora whanau, a video to immortalise the efforts made by the school and it’s community a few months back. Tackling the issues of harmful fly dumping in our area directly and with aroha. You guys are legends!

Kia Ora from the Tui Dental Mobile team!!

Maryanne and Kim will be at Whangaruru School for at least a month from 30th August
Open Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8.30am – 2.30 pm

We will be doing dental checks on children at your school if they have not been seen this year.
At the examination the children will be issued consent forms for parents to sign and return ASAP to allow us to complete dental treatment.

If there are any pre schoolers or 18 year olds and under in the area please feel welcome to ring the school on 4336520 or call in and see the dental team.

Remember to brush those teeth twice a day
Drink water and eat healthy snacks

This is a free service

Last week we had a special annoucement to make at assembly,

Our wonderful Duffy books co-ordinator Ashley Barber was selected for an all expenses paid trip to Auckland to meet and greet the Scholtastics team, a tour behind the scenes of Duffy books and $200 to spend of books for our school. We were all very excited for her and can’t wait to hear all about her trip.

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We have been making 3D stars, crafting manu taratahi, weaving baskets and writing about Matariki.

We are thankful Bella Thompson took time to come and teach our tamariki. Nga mihi e te Whaea.

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Duffy Role model Assembly

Last Friday we were privileged to be visited by Myron Simpson. Myron is a cyclist who has competed and achieved on the international stage. He presented an inspirational message for our tamariki. He talked about the importance of education in becoming successful and sending a strong message that anything is possible for our tamariki. Thank you Myron.

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Mill Rd Community Clean up  

What an amazing turnout today whanau! Thankyou to all our parents and community members who made a made a positive difference for our precious environment. The community spirit was strong as we unified our efforts and worked together. What a lasting impression this will have on our tamariki. We felt proud to be doing a good work for our community. Mahi tika ana whanau.


2916 Russell Road, Punaruku, Northland