Category: Notices

‘Stock the Bus’ Fundraiser

Family Works runs Dunedin’s busiest emergency foodbank and are looking to support over 200 families with children this Christmas. Many families will have little to celebrate on Christmas morning so the Stock the Bus appeal aims to provide some Christmas joy to Dunedin’s most vulnerable children.

‘Stock the Bus’  is a Christmas appeal that is being organised by ‘The Breeze’  radio station and Ritchies Buses to support the foodbank. This year Wakari School is taking part in the appeal which will take place on the morning of Friday 24 November.  The radio bus will visit schools that are taking part. Damian Newell will be broadcasting from the bus, and children who have something to donate will be able to visit the bus and hand over their contribution.

Last year over 1000 new and near new toys were donated and over 2000 food items (including a few Christmas treats).

We invite children to bring along new or near new toys or non-perishable food items eg tinned food on or before Friday 24th November to donate to the appeal.

2018 Calendars

It is that time of the year, when we offer families the opportunity to purchase calendars (with your child’s artwork) for the 2018 year. To view your child’s artwork and the calendar, there is an opportunity to view these on Monday 6 November.

These are a great fundraiser and make very good presents. Click here to view a sample.

To order, please fill out an order form and return to the school office no later than Monday 4 December.

Sunscreen Fundraiser

With summer fast approaching, it is time to think about sunscreen. New Zealand can have high levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation can cause skin and eye damage. Up to 80% of UV radiation can still get through on a cloudy day.

As a fundraiser, the Home and School are selling 50g tubes of SPF50
quality sunscreen. Each tube is $5. These are excellent for school bags
or to have in the car.

This is an ongoing fundraiser until 14th December 2017. Orders will be
processed as they came in.

For an order form click here.

Wakari Kapahaka 2017

Watch the Wakari Kapahaka group perform at the 2017 Otago Polyfest.

Medical Alert: Conjunctivitis

Wakari School is had a number of cases of conjunctivitis in recent weeks. This is a extremely contagious condition that affects the eyes.

Symptoms can include:

  • redness of the white part of the eye
  • irritation or gritty feeling (like having sand in the eye)
  • discharge (may be clear, milky or pus-like)
  • more tears than usual
  • swelling of the eyelids
  • crusting of the eyelids or eyelashes
  • itchiness

Conjunctivitis causes red, irritated and sticky eyes.

Children with conjunctivitis should not go to school until their eyes are better (this usually requires treatment). Conjunctivitis can last from 2 days to sometimes as long as 3 weeks.

For more information on conjunctivitis, please go to:


BoT Bulletin: July 2017

See what is going on in the school from the perspective of the Board. Click here to read.

School Lunches

There have been two changes to school lunches starting the first week of Term 2:

  1. Easy lunches (Monday and Tuesday) have price increases
  2. There are NO baked potatoes, cheese rolls or mac cheese on Tuesday

For more information on school lunches, click here.