Parent Information

2020 School Dates

Term 1: Mon 3 Feb – Thurs 9 April

Term 2: Tues 28 April - Fri 3 July

Term 3: Mon 20 July - Fri 25 Sept

Term 4: Mon 12 Oct - To be confirmed

The School Day

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

8:30 - Bus arrives

8:50 - Start of the Day

9:45 - Crunch and Sip

10:30 - Play

10:45 - Eat Morning Tea

11:00 - Learning

11:45 - Milk

12:30 - Play

1 pm - Eat Lunch

1:15 - Learning

2:35 - O-soji (Big Clean)

2:50 - End of Day

Litterless Lunches

Students are encouraged to use containers and not bring wrappers 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

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.

KickStart Breakfast

Anchor milk and Sanitarium Weet-Bix have been kindly donated by KickStart Breakfast.

Students are able to eat breakfast from 8:30am to 8:50am.

Our Room 4 students and Mrs Crockett oversee this.

Skool Loop App

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

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

We are a SunSmart Accredited School

SunSmart Schools Cancer Society

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

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.

Four Winds Foundation

Many thanks for our Turf grant.