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.

12 November 2018 - 17 November 2018


 SCHOOL CLOSES DUE TO TEACHERS STRIKE ACTION ON FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER: Teachers will definitely be striking onFriday 16 August. This will mean that the school will be closed for the whole day.   There will be no student supervision provided by the school and parents will be required to make alternative childcare arrangements. Buses will not be running. Funzone will be offering childcare during this time. If you wish to use this option please contact Funzone through 0800 5439696 or via their website www.funzone.co.nz  . Any costs associated with this are to be met by families and parents. 

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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