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Maungaraki School —


Huttfest is always something our tamariki look forward to on our calendar. We were so excited when we were informed that it was going ahead, in what was a turbulent time! Preparations began, and we called on an ever widening team as the event came closer. Amongst that team were Lisa Matthews who made some of our amazing key uniforms, and Rodrigo Trinicado who did our facepaint, thank you. 

At the core was always our amazing tamariki, dedicating afternoons and lunchtimes to practise, feedback, adjustments and improvements. Thanks must also go to Sam Blandford, Ben Young, Corinne Woollett and Hazel Andis who provided the tutorage and development of their performance.

On the night we had many staff help prepare the group, and help them get their uniforms just right - thank you! But at the heart of it, it always comes down to ten minutes on stage. We were absolutely blown away by their performance. As the rain pelted down on the roof, 4 clear voices rang out over the arena and it was underway. Every child gave their best performance, and walked off the stage proud. We are so lucky to have such committed and passionate tamariki in our group. Looking forward to doing it all again next year! Hazel Andis, Koru Syndicate Leader.


The traffic light system ended on the 12 September.  Please refer to the link on the next phase of Covid response for more information, including where to get RAT tests.

Isolating for 7 days remains a requirement for all those who test positive.  

Household Contacts no longer need to isolate for 7 days. If you live with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, it is strongly recommended you:

  • take a rapid antigen test (RAT) each day for 5 days
  • avoid contact with the person who has COVID-19.
  • wear a mask

To avoid the spread of Covid within our school community please ensure you are following the current guidelines, testing when when required and keeping any sick children away from school. Thank you for support, if you have any questions please contact us.


A reminder that all students are required to wear a wide brim hat in terms 1 and 4.