What's happening at Ratapiko 2022?

Well we are into the last term of the year and we think it is going to go as fast as the start!

In the first four weeks we are readying ourselves for Calf and Lamb Day. This year are making upcycled or environmental products to sell to raise funds for our local camp in the last week.

We look forward to an important event for our marae on Saturday 29th October, Te Pūaotanga o Maru i Te Atatū, the Crown Apology Day.

Weeks 4-8 our focus is on safety. We will be learning about Fire safety, Bike safety and personal safety.

Then the senior tamariki will be on camp for the first couple of days of the final week. Our community Red carpet event will be on Thursday 15th December. And we're finishing at 12pm on Friday the 16th so we can celebrate our Year 8's with a trip to New Plymouth!

Our products - bird feeders, signs, trinket tins, candle tins, bee wax wraps and much more!

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 improving the health of the stream close to school and community work.

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 Events Term 4

  • Athletics and Tabloids - Tuesday 15th November (pp 17th)

Enviroschools projects at Ratapiko Term 4

Upcycled products for Calf and Lamb Day

Native Tree Seedling propagation - applying for Miter 10 funding towards seed mix.

Bees wax wraps with Whaea Sue


2022 Full School Year Term Dates

Term 1

Monday 1st February - Thursday 14th April

Term 2

Monday 2nd May - Friday 8th July

Term 3

Monday 25th July - Friday 30th September

Term 4

Monday 17th October - Friday 16th December


Important Dates Term 2 2022

  • Fire wise - 3rd December

  • Calf and Lamb Day - 5th November

  • Athletics Day - 15th November

  • Bike Safety - 1st December

  • Camp - 12th - 14th December

  • Red Carpet Community event - 15th December

  • Final day and Year 8 Celebration - 16th December

Highlights so far this year...

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Te Kōhunga Moa Kāhui Ako Kapa Haka Festival performance

Visit to Te Upoko o te Whenua Marae

Our environmental work!

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Welcome from our tamariki

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Māori Perspectives

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Empowered Students

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Sustainable Communities

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Respect for diversity

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Learning for Sustainability

The tamariki were set the goal to share with our whānau how our school reflects the five principles. They worked in collaborative groups, looking for evidence and then creating 2 minute iMovies to share their understanding.

For the rest of this term we are looking to plant over 1000 native trees in our community and next term we are making wet weather blankets for the homeless from all our soft plastics (chippie packets etc).