Waikanae Primary School The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Ngā mokopuna o te ra nei Ngā rangatire o āpōpō.

Notices and Updates

Current notices are listed below. Old notices from the last month (if any) are listed below them.

8 May 2018 - 6 June 2018

Monday 4th June. Queen's Birthday Holiday School Closed

The  School will be closed Monday 4th June as it is a Public Holiday. Queens Birthday.

8 May 2018 - 8 June 2018

School closes at 12.30 pm for Student/Parent/Teacher Interviews. Thursday 7 June

A reminder that the school will close early on Thursday 7th June to enable the second day of 3-way Students parent teacher Interview to occur. Buses leaving at 12.40pm. 

15 May 2018 - 16 June 2018

Board Trustees Meeting 15 June 4.00pm

Our monthly Board meeting is being on Friday 15 June at 4.00pm pm in the library. All are welcome. Reports are available from the office upon request from the preceding Friday.
27 March 2018 - 28 June 2018

School Close Early for Paid Union Meeting Wednesday 27th June 12.30 pm

School Close Early for Paid Union Meeting Wednesday 27 June 12.30 pm 

The meeting is a paid union meeting, which means Waikanae School will be closed on 27th June between 12.30pm and 5.00pm while teaching staff to attend the meeting. The school will be closing at 12.30 pm.  Buses will run at this time. There will very limited supervision available at the school. We encourage you to pick them up from 12.30 pm  If this is impossible, please contact the school as early as possible so that we can make appropriate arrangements for your child

8 May 2018 - 24 July 2018

Term 3 Start-Up and Office Hours in Holidays.

The first day of Term 3 2018 will be Monday 23 July. School will begin for students at 9.00am. The office will be open on Thursday 19July and Friday 20 July. 


20 February 2018 - 31 December 2018


FAMILY DONATIONS UPDATE: We have now received the official word from the Ministry of Education regarding School Donations for the 2018 school year. The section is a direct quote from the MoE Website


” The Minister of Education has indicated that the proposal to provide state and state-integrated schools that opt-in, an additional $150 per student per year in exchange for their agreement not to ask for parental donations, will be considered alongside other priorities in the 2018 Budget process. The current policy around donations remains the same until the Government announces a change in policy. Schools may request a donation and parents can choose whether or not to pay it. No parent should feel compelled to pay a donation”

Therefore, in light of this information, we will continue to include the annual Family Donation ($70 per pupil) component into your statements. It would appear that the school will be on a’ win’ $150 per student always beats $70. Family Donations will disappear for good in 2019 Importantly whatever happens Activity Fees will remain. We will keep you updated on developments. 

3 February 2018 - 31 December 2018


A reminder we are no longer sending home hard copies of the weekly School Newsletter. If you are not receiving our emailed newsletters it is because we do not have your email address. So if you want to stay in touch please let us know your email address! In addition, a pdf of all Newsletters is available for downloading from our school website at the following link.


3 February 2018 - 16 December 2019

Waikanae Primary School Mobile App.

Stay in touch and get the App, just go to Playstore / Appstore and search Waikanae Primary School and download for Free!! 

A few tips…

· To make sure you only get the Alerts you want and not those that you don’t, go into the Hamburger Menu, find ‘Alert Subscriptions’ and turn on the Alert groups that you want to receive messages from.

· Are you a Sports Coach? Would you like to push out Alerts to your Team? If you do then contact the office so that we can give you the power.

· Remember that alerts are free to send and free to receive.

· This App also works well on Android Tabs and IPads! Put it on all of your devices!!





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