Parent Information

2019 School Dates

Term 1: Tues 29 Jan – Fri 12 April

Term 2: Mon 29 April - Fri 5 July

Term 3: Mon 22 July - Fri 27 Sept

Term 4: Mon 14 Oct - Wed 11 Dec

The School Day

School starts at 8:50 and ends at 2:50 pm.

8:30 - Bus arrives

8:50 - 10:30 Learning

10:30 -10:40 Eat morning tea together

10:40 - 11am- Play

11am - 12:30 - Learning

12:30-12:40 - Eat lunch together

1:15pm - 2:50 - Learning

2:50pm Bus Line to leave

3pm - School bus leaves

Litterless Lunches

Students are encouraged to use containers and not bring wrapping to school.

School Bus

We have a school bus service by Go Bus, that runs twice daily to/from school.

​Most of our students travel to and from school on the school bus each day.

Please see the school office to view the bus run route and timings.

​All students using the school bus are also required to sign the Bus Code of Conduct.

Milk for Schools

We are part of the Fonterra Milk for Schools

Programme. Each student is offered a serving f milk per day.

More info here:

Milk for Schools

Skool Loop App

Download our new Skool Loop App to keep up to date with newsletters, events, messages, attendance etc.

We are affiliated to Sport Bay of Plenty and take part in all of the events they offer to give our country kids opportunities in town.

Calendar of Events


Terms of Participation

The Southern Trust

Many thanks to The Southern Trust for our class Ipads.

PTA Lunches

Once a term, the PTA runs a fundraising lunch. Please read the weekly newsletter for details about the next PTA lunch.

GO4It Programme

We are lucky to be part of the GO4iT Programme funded by Sport BOP.

GO4it is a comprehensive fundamental skills programme that focuses on key skill sets that develop lifelong skills required to participate in sport and recreation for life.

More info here:


Ngakuru School a member of The Rotorua Central Community of Learning/Kahui Ako

Click on the logo for details about our CoL.

Info here

Our school is a member of the Rotorua Central Community of Learning. To identify student needs across our COL we will be sharing numerical data about our students to identify collective needs. Please email the principal if you do not want your child’s numerical data shared.

Our school has close ties with Ngāpūmanawa e Waru (NPeW) Education Trust who help us wit Future Focused Learning and device procurement.

Link to website

Four Winds Foundation

Many thanks for our Turf grant.