General Information2023-07-28T10:52:39+00:00

General Information


All whānau must contact the kura by phone or message kaiako when their tamaiti/mokopuna is to be away from kura by 8.30am. Those whānau who have tamariki who travel on the kura van must inform Whaea Melissa Wainohu by 7.00am. Tamariki safety is paramount and we rely on our whānau to ensure we know when they will not be attending kura.

Kids Can Programme

Te Kura o Waitahanui is part of the Kids Can programme enabling free access to snacks, raincoats, shoes and kutu products. If you would like to access any of these products please contact Whaea Takiora.

PB4L (Positive Behaviour For Learning)

Te Kura o Waitahanui is part of the Positive Behaviour For Learning Programme.  We believe all tamariki have the right to a learning environment that is engaging, positive and safe.  We do not condone any acts of violence and will work together with whānau in the stance against bullying. All whānau are expected to assist with the development and implementation of any programmes required to help tamariki who may struggle within this area.

Digital Citizenship

All tamariki and whānau are expected to sign Te Kura o Waitahanui Digital Citizenship agreement before tamariki are able to use any devices at kura. Tamariki are not allowed to search and/or access sites that have not been approved by their kaiako.

EOTC (Education Outside the Classroom)

Place-based learning is a key component of our kura curriculum. All whānau are required to sign the Blanket Consent form for localised haerenga and promptly return permission slips for any haerenga outside of the district or overnight.

Pick Up and Drop Off

Te Kura o Waitahanui opens for tamariki at 8.30am.  Class commences at 9.00am.  Please do not drop off tamariki any earlier to ensure they are adequately supervised at all times.  The kura day concludes at 2.45pm.  Please ensure you are on time to pick up your tamariki to ensure they are adequately supervised at all times too.

Kāhui Pakeke

Te Kura o Waitahanui values the role of our pakeke within our day to day learning.  Their knowledge base and positive presence within our kura is invaluable and welcome at all times.