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Umu Feast and Matariki Celebration

We had a fantastic end to term 2 with our senior school umu in celebration of our stories of the pacific theme study. The day resulted in some delicious food, a brillant performance by our Bruce McLaren students and a great turnout by our families.

This amazing day would not have been possible without the help of our wonderful school staff and families. A huge THANK YOU goes to the group of people who turned up at 6.00 am in the winter morning dark, to prepare the umu, light the fire and cook the food, ready for everyone to eat for a delicious lunch. 


Thank you Westie Pies

One of our teachers, Ellen Buith, has won $1000 through a competition held by Westie Pies. She and her Rutherford 3 class were presented with the 'cheque' by representatives of the Auckland Blues team.The money will go towards sports equipment. Thank you Westie Pies and the Blues!




Our Powhiri Welcome to New Families

On Friday 4 March we held our Powhiri welcome to new families for 2016 at Base School. It was lovely to see so many families attend. Thanks to the Taonga Nui group for their wonderful performance, and to our Kaumatua, Billy Retimana for his support for this event. 



2016 Term Dates

Term 1


First day of term

Wed 3 February

Waitangi Holiday

Monday 8 February

Good Friday

Friday 25 March

Easter Monday

Monday 28 March

Easter Tuesday

Tuesday 29 March

Last Day of Term

Friday 15 April

Term 2


First day of term

Monday 2 May

Queen’s Birthday

Monday 6 June

Last day of term

Friday 8 July

Term 3


First day of term

Monday 25 July

Last day of term

Friday 23 Sept

Term 4


First day of term

Monday 10 October

Labour Day

Monday 24 October

Last day of term

Friday 16 December



Thank you to the mazda foundation!

The Mazda Foundation has donated $6547.25 to the school for the purchase of outdoor play equipment. Thank you Mazda Foundation for your very generous donation - it is much appreciated by staff and students.




Trash to Fashion

Arohanui presents .....

our Trash to Fashion extravaganza

What a fabulous event! The students and staff worked very hard to produce some great costumes and theatrical parades. Here are some photos ...

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