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Maungaraki School —

Term 3


“Strategies for Thriving” is a hands-on workshop targeting children and their parents that will look at: how the brain learns, learning techniques and building resilience.  It will run on three consecutive Fridays 5.30-7.30pm September 7th, 14th and 21st

For more information email Sacha Fawbert (BCA, GDipTchg-Prim, Level 5 Cert.SLD) Specialist Teacher in Specific Learning Disabilities.  Email: thecatswhiskers@hotmail.co.nz


Interested in learning more about engineering or just want to learn more about how the world works?  If you’re looking for a fun family day, are considering engineering as a career pathway or wish to answer your child’s tricky questions about how things work, head along to the Week of Engineering public open day.  There’ll be drones, robots and virtual reality to get involved with! 

Find out more at www.weekofengineering.co.nz/engineer-expos-2018
Shed 6, 4 Queens Wharf, Wellington.  Saturday 18 August 10:00am - 4:00pm


After School Fun Club are providing after school care at the Maungaraki Baptist Church.  They are open Monday to Friday from 3pm to 6pm. See the attached poster for more details.

RAIL SAFETY WEEK (13-19 August, 2018)

To mark Rail Safety Week we wanted to remind students and whanau of the importance of always looking for trains when crossing railway tracks, and particularly taking care to look for the second train.

The message this Rail Safety Week is back to basics - ‘Look right, look left for trains”.

It’s also really important to always wait until the bells and lights have stopped operating before crossing.

This link to a Drax Project music video is an excellent way to show how we can all stop, look and think when getting across a level crossing, and particularly how important it is to not use headphones around railway tracks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge__TTLAK0k.

For younger children, as well as looking and listening before crossing, please make it clear to them that if bells and lights are going, it’s because a second train could be coming and it’s not safe to cross.


We are seeking host families for students studying our NZQA accredited Demi Pair Training Scheme.  Students study English in the mornings and at other times assist with childcare and other duties in your home – up to 15 hours per week.  In return hosts provide a NZ family experience, some training and full board.  Please see the attached poster for more details.