School Events

2020 School Events

28th January 2020

School begins at 8.30 am with a powhiri for our new whānau and kaiako in Kahikatea.

Please wait outside our main office and you will be called onto our Marae Atea with a karanga from our wahine.
Matua Te Haruru will support our manuhiri and speak on their behalf in accepting the manaakitanga set down by our Kaumatua, Koro Milton.

6th February 2020

Celebrate our National Day with your whānau and friends.

School will be closed today.

12th February


Come and meet your child's teacher from 2.30 pm onwards.

Join us for a korero and some healthy kai with a kapa ti and get to know our kaiako and tumuaki.

3rd July


Celebrate Matariki 2020

1.00 pm - 2.30 pm You are invited whānau to celebrate our harvest with us by sharing in our Hākari and supporting our Room 1 Drama group afterwards.
Send your return slip in asap so we can cater for you.

2019 Archived Events

Wednesday 13th Feb

Parents and whanau are invited to come and meet our teachers from:

2.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Invitations are coming home and we ask that you reply with the time you can make it please.
See you here whanau.

School Photos 28th Mar

Class photos and individual photos will be taken Thursday 28th March:

9.00 am - 12.30 pm

Information packs will come home in early March if you wish to order photos of your tamariki.
Time for a kina whanau?

Sunday 24th Feb

Parents and whanau head along to Claudelands Park and participate in this Hamilton City Council organised event.

10.00 am to Noon

Great prizes, skill based races and good whanau fun promised.


Friday 28th June

Netball - Minogue Park Hockey - Innes Common Rugby - Swarbrick Park Soccer - Bremworth Park

9.00 am to 3.00 pm

Tuesday 2nd July

2.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Meet with your tamariki and kaiako in their classroom to share in their progress and achievement reports.

No appointment necessary.

Matariki Celebration

Hangi Maara Kai

Friday 5th July 2019

1.00 pm - 1.30 pm

Our Student Council are cooking kumara, riwai and pumpkin grown in our Maara Kai to share with all of our students and staff.
Of course we will add some protein in the form of chicken to compliment the kai's healthy focus.
Students and staff will be invited to share in and celebrate Matariki at lunchtime in the Kai Time Cafe.
This is a free event for our students and staff only.

Hamilton West / Rhode Street

Inter-School Sports Challenge

Thursday 1st August 2019

12.00 pm - 2.30 pm

A revival of our sports exchange between Hamilton West School and Rhode Street School kicks off again at Hamilton West and the Gallagher Hockey Centre.
10-a-side rugby / Netball / Soccer / Basketball / Hockey teams will compete for pints to determine the winning school.
Parents and whanau please come along and support our Year 5 to Year 8 students on the day.

KPMG is hosting a Quiz Night for our school.

Wednesday 7th August 2019

5.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Speight's Ale House Hamilton

Our Wahine are inviting a positive role model in their lives to celebrate our MANA Values at a breakfast made and served by our staff.

School Athletics Day

19 November 2019

9.00 am - 12 noon

Age Groups: 8 to 11

Looking forward to seeing our whanau here to support our tamariki

Our Tane are inviting a positive role model in their lives to celebrate our MANA Values at a breakfast cooked and served by our staff.

End of Year Prize Giving


11th December 2019

10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Under the Trees

(Or in the Hall if wet)

Performances from

Kapa Haka


Sistema Orchestra

Come and celebrate with our tamariki their individual achievements.