For Parents

Important information for Parents

This part of our website is intended to inform our parents and help you keep on top of what’s happening at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi Marae.

2018 School Term Dates

Term 1

Tuesday 7 February – Friday 15th April

Term 2

Monday 2 May – Friday 8 July

Term 3

Monday 25 July – Friday 23 September

Term 4

Monday 10 October – Thursday 14 December

School Times

**No children are allowed to be dropped off at Kura before 8:00am. All children to be collected no later than 4:00pm**


8.30am - School begins with prayer

10.40am - Interval

12.45pm - 1.30pm - Lunch

3.00pm - School Finishes


8:30am - Prayer

9:00am - First teaching block

10:40am Interval

11.15pm - 1.00pm - Second teaching block

12.45pm – 1:30pm - Lunch time

3.00pm - School finishes

2017 Public Holidays

School will not be open on these days

Waitangi Day Monday 6 February

Queen’s Birthday Monday 5 June

Labour Day Monday 23 October

Weekly Newsletter

E-pānui will come out every Thursday. They will be posted to the website and sent out via email. Hardcopies can be picked up from the office.

You can sign up to recieve the E-pānui at the bottom of this page.

School Uniforms

School uniform is compulsory for all students.

The Kura day uniform can be purchased from The Warehouse at Westcity Mall in Henderson.

Navy blue polos are worn with black bottoms and black shoes.

All orders for the Kura PE uniform can be made at the office.

The Wharekura number 1s can be purchased from Bromleywear Clothing at 100-102 Central Park Dr, Henderson.

Whānau Commitment

Kura Kaupapa Māori is whānau driven, and you play an integral part in the success of this kaupapa. In order for the school to run smoothly your active participation is necessary.

We have outlined what is expected of each whānau:

  1. Te Reo Māori will be the language of communication on all Kura haerenga
  2. All whānau must attend one Aho Matua wānanga per year
  3. Non-speakers of te reo Māori are expected to join the weekly Ataarangi classes held here at the marae
  4. One member from each whānau must join one of the following ohu: Finance, Personnel, Property, Health & Safety, Curriculum, Technology, Kapa Haka, Fundraising or Sport
  5. One member from each whānau must attend monthly whānau hui
  6. All parents will be allocated to a working group and will be rostered to help at wānanga and school fundraisers

Learn more and get in touch today