What's happening at Ratapiko 2021?

What's happening Term 3

We start the term working with the Purangi Trust to name six kiwi. Our Kāhui Ako, have partnered with the Purangi to create names for the six kiwi that are being rehomed. They are being moved to improve the genetics of the specices. Our children will create a story and enter the competition to hopefully give one of the kiwi it's new name.


We just received the news that four of our names were selected for the Kiwi!

Names selected:

Hoa-Nui from Rosie and Summer

Utus the Brutus from Max and Kaydin

KoruKoru from Che'leigh and Adi

our fourth name is a shared name with Waitoriki Pakiki from Branden, Blayke and Heath

Tino pai rawe!

(see the full presentations on the 2021 page next)

From week 4 we will then move into our Environmental project of creating a new outside learning environment.

Well sadly COVID has impacted our country again and we have gone back to learning from home.

September 9th see the return of tamariki back to school. We will be engaging in our wellbeing and mindfulness activities to enable our tamariki to be calm and ready to learn. We will begin our tennis court environment so we can create and work in a great outdoor learning space.

We arer also engagin with our VLN Kapa haka team and looking forward to performing during the Māori Language Movement - Sept 14th.

What's on this year?

Working towards our Green Gold Award.

The tamariki will continue to embed our current practises of sustainable garden work, predator control, recycling and environmental clean-ups. We'll start our new projects of individually fencing our orchard trees, water collection for the bottle house, cleaning the stream close to school and building our huts.

Our goal is to continue reflecting and strengthening our partnerships with all stakeholders in the community as we now work towards our Green Gold Award.

Kāhui Ako Cluster Events Term 3

  • Kāhui Hautu evening - 24th August

  • Kapa Haka festival - 3rd September

  • Cluster Cross Country - 14th September


Enviroschools projects at Ratapiko Term 3

Planting the native trees on the western boundary.

Fencing the orchard trees and water collection for the bottle house.


2021 Full School Year Term Dates

Term 1

Monday 1st February - Friday 16th April

Term 2

Monday 3rd May - Friday 9th July

Term 3

Monday 26th July - Friday 1st October

Term 4

Monday 18th October - Tuesday 14th December

Important Dates Term 3 2021

Kāhui Hautu evening - 24th August

Kapa Haka festival - 3rd September

Cluster Cross Country - 14th September


Important Dates Term 4 2021

Targa Rally - 26th October

Lead Conference - Year 7-8 with Kāhui Ako Kapa haka performing - 27th October

Lamb and Calf Day - 30th October