Important information for start of the year.

Important Dates

  • 29th January – First day of school – A reminder no children are to arrive at school before 8.30am.
  • 6th February – School will be closed for Waitangi Day.
  • 10th – 14th February – Year 6 Camp 
  • 24th February – Middles swimming for two weeks
  • 9th March – Juniors swimming for two weeks
  • 19th March – Heritage Photos
  • 23th March – Otago Anniversary Day – school closed
  • 27th March – School closed for Teacher only day 
  • 30th March – Senior swimming for one week.
  • 3rd April – Last day of term

Donation Scheme

A reminder regarding the newly adopted Government donation scheme. This year we will not be asking for donations, activity fees, swimming fees, Mathletics and Readings Eggs. Stationery, sport fees and camp fees are still payable. We have introduced a performance fee which covers visiting shows or performances the children attend. This is only $15 per child per year.  

Stationery Information

On the first day of school, a list will be sent home with your child. Stationery packs will be handed out during the day on 30th/31st if payment has been received.  Payments can be made either by cash/cheq/DC or eftpos at the office.

Direct credits: 03 0905 0905218 00  

Below is the cost of stationery (performance fee included):

New Entrant – $36.50

Year 1/2 – $36.00

Year 3 – $39.50

Year 4 – $36.50

Year 5 – $32.50

Year 6 – $28.50

Please note stationery kits will not be given unless payment has been received.

Sun smart

Because we live in Sunny Dunedin we require your child to bring along a named bucket hat. 

Summer Sports Registrations

Enrol now for summer sports.  We have flippaball, futsal & touch. To enroll go to www.wakari.school.nz and click on ‘Sports Signup Forms’ and then the appropriate sport.  If you have problems accessing the Internet, please email alawson@wakari.school.nz.  

Futsal Year 1 – 6 Tuesday/ Wednesday 3.45 – 6.15pm

Flippaball Year 3 – 6 Sunday 1.00 – 6.00pm

Touch Year 3 – 6 Thursday 3.30 – 5.00pm 

Lost Property

Last year we had a large amount of lost property in our cupboard. A majority of these items have no name on them.  We strongly encourage you to name your child’s belongings. This will maximise the chance of getting belongings returned. 

Child Absences

A reminder if your child is going to be absent or late please contact the office.  You can phone the school on 476 3140 and press 1 for the absence line. The message line is open 24 hours a day. Or you could email the school through the School App and we can record it in our management system. (this saves us annoying you)

Office hours

The office is open from 8.30am to 3.30pm – Monday to Friday starting the 27th January.  

By Delwynne Robertson