2024 School Dates
Term 1: Wed 31 Jan – Fri 12 April
Term 2: Mon 29 Apr - Fri 5 July
Term 3: Mon 22 July - Fri 27 Sept
Term 4: Mon 14 Oct - Tues 17 Dec (to be confirmed)
The School Day
School starts at 8:50 and ends at 2:50 pm.
8:35 - Bus arrives
8:50 - Start of the Day
9:45 - Crunch and Sip
10:30 - Play
10:45 - Eat Morning Tea
11:00 - Learning
12:30 - Play
1 pm - Eat Lunch
1:15 - Learning
2:50 - End of Day
Students are encouraged to use containers and not bring wrappers to school. All rubbish is taken home, except for food waste which is collected for one of our staff member's pigs, Tilly.
We have a school bus service by Ritchies, that runs twice daily, to and from school.
Most of our students travel to and from school on the school bus each day.
Please enquire at 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.
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
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Healthy Active Schools Learning Programme
We are lucky to be part of the Healthy Active Learning Programme funded by Sport BOP. Cody Wikingi, our advisor spend time in our school during the year, supporting us as teachers and our students in developing healthy, active skills.
Ngakuru School belongs to the Rotorua Central Community of Learning/Kahui Ako
Our school is a member of the Rotorua Central Community of Learning. This is a cluster of 9 Rotorua schools working together to improve outcomes for our students. To identify student needs across our COL we will be sharing numerical data about our students to identify collective needs.
The following charitable organisations have contributed money and/or time to improving our school facilities and resources:
Four Winds Foundation
Blue Pacific Minerals