We're back for Term 4!! This is the last term but it is going to be a busy one. Some dates:

Weekly swimming starts Thurs 15 Oct

Teacher Only Day (Porou Ariki Wananga) - Fri 23 Oct

Labour Day (no school) - Mon 26 Oct

NPEC Athletics - Fri 30 Oct

Turanganui-a-Kiwa Kapa Haka Festival - Thurs 19 Nov

Life Education truck - Thurs and Fri 10 & 11 Dec

Last day of school - Thurs 17 Dec

We will be full-on with learning through exploring, creating, discussing, questioning and inquiring (while having fun!), but we are ready for it! Are you whānau?

With the athletics at Tolaga Bay Area School fast approaching, below are some clips with tips for the different field events. Click on the pictures to take you through so you can practice WITH your tamaiti - go on, give it a go whānau!

Contact us if you have any questions:

Phone: (06) 862-2806

Email: ayden@whangara.school.nz or


Week 2 - Thursday Haerenga

We're off exploring again, heading next to the Tairawhiti Whare Taonga (Museum) to learn about the pou exhibition, Tā Derek was involved with, to commemorate the 28th Māori Battalion C Company.

Then it's off to the pools again.....

Learning Links

Click on the button (picture) to access that learning area.





Dance Mat





(Learning Journal)

Learning Apps

Duck, Duck, Moose

(Draw and Tell)



Sock Puppet Complete

(Korero Mai)

Go Noodle

(Movement and Mindfulness)

Athletics Training - tips in clips

Here are the different field events for the upcoming athletics (30 October).

Click on the picture to see some clips on training and techniques.

Frisbee Throw (taina)

Softball throw (taina)

Shotput and Discuss (tuakana)

High jump - scissors leg (taina)

High jump - fosbury flop (tuakana)

Long jump

(taina and tuakana)

Zui's are DONE!

Say kia ora to our Kaiako-o-Te-Mirumiru, Tama-Nui-Te-Ra.

Click on the button to tell him what you have been up to in your bubble!

Give it a go whanau and share your skills on Seesaw. Click on the Seesaw button above to take you in. Kia kaha!

Whanau Wero #1

wero take 1.mp4

Whanau Wero #2


Hover over the button (the pretty picture) and click on the little box that appears to the right of the picture, this will take you into Harakeke learning with Koka Maree.

Show us your harakeke and baking creations on Flipgrid.

Harakeke Learning with Koka Maree

Harakeke With Koka Maree

Making ika (fish) with harakeke. Watch this clip and give it a go! Kia kaha.

Harakeke ika with Maree.mp4

Get Your Bake On!!!

What yummy treats can be made with the delicious seasonal fruits coming out? Show us all on Flipgrid!!

No-bake chocolate cookies

No-bake trail mix cookies

Active learners try something they know in ways they don't!

Learn this waiata with the sign language actions. Click on the button below.

He aha tēnei? What is this?

Show everyone your waiata or sign language waiata, click on the Flipgrid button.

Waiata with Koka Nikita

Waiata Ka Puta Mai te Ihi.mp4
Waiata - Nikita.mp4

Practice these waiata with Koka Nikita and the Whanarere tamariki. Isn't it great that when a mistake was made they just kept on going - ka rawe tamariki ma!! Whangara learners never give up!

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