Reporting to Parents

We aim to inform parents of their child’s/children’s progress and achievement throughout the year.  These interviews are held in Term 1 and Term 3, and are a chance for parents, caregivers and whaanau to meet with their child’s kaiako to discuss their progress at school. 

Interviews are 15 minute long sessions.  If you need more time with a particular kaiako, email the kaiako directly for another time and day.

The smooth running of our interview sessions relies on all parents keeping to the timetable.  Please consider other parents and end interviews on time.

Parental Assistance

We encourage parents to help in our school.  Notices about activities will invite parents to offer their assistance in a variety of ways such as:

  • Sports coaching and managing
  • Craft and cultural activities
  • Camp parents
  • Transport
  • Classroom programmes
  • Developmental activities

We appreciate any assistance our parents/caregiver/grandparents etc can offer.  Please contact or visit the school office if you would like to know more about helping out in the school.

Payment of Accounts

We strongly encourage all school accounts be paid via internet banking using your child’s surname and first name as a reference.

Te Wharekura o Maniapoto

Westpac 03 - 0449 - 0113267 - 00

Student/Whaanau name as Reference

School Newsletter

School newsletters (Te Reo o Te Kawau) is emailed fortnightly to whaanau.  Newsletter is also posted on the school website, wharekura Facebook page, and SchoolApp.

If you do not have an email address and/or a computer, mobile device, etc, to access the internet at home please advise the office and a hard copy will be sent home with your child.


If your child is going to be absent from school, please contact the school office by 9:15 am via:

Please state the reason for your child's absence and days he/she will be away.  This is a requirement from the Ministry of Education.

If your child is arriving late or needs to leave during school hours, contact the school office, and follow the sign in/sign out procedure on the VisTab Register in the office.


If it is necessary for a piiori to bring a cellphone to school so they can be contacted after school, it must be handed in to their kaiako at the beginning of school and collected at the end of the school day.  Piiori are not permitted to use cellphones whilst at school.  If a cellphone is used during school hours it will be confiscated.  Piiori are then able to collect either from the kaiako or at the office by the end of the day.