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ki Apanui School
Apanui School is a primary school in Whakatāne and is a fantastic place. We have around 410 awesome children and 40 staff.
We work hard as staff and parents to provide the best school that we can for each child. I love the saying 'It takes a village to raise a child'. This is so true - as adults we need to work together to give every child a rich range of experiences and an education that is supported both at home and school.
We encourage you to follow our school and class Facebook pages. This will provide you with up to date information and all of our latest happenings.
At Apanui we focus on Literacy and Mathematics, but we also want to provide the children with relevant experiences in The Arts, Science, Social Science, Technology, Te Reo Māori, Health and Sports. We use Learning through Play as a way of delivering our curriculum and engaging the children in real world learning. We have a wonderful team of staff who are supported by the Board of Trustees, our parents and community.
The Eastern Bay of Plenty is a great place for children to grow up. It is important the we acknowledge the past, our immediate outdoor environment and that we understand that the Eastern Bay is part of an amazing world.
We want the children to understand that to be a positive member of society we need a range of knowledge and fantastic social skills. Apanui School is a PB4L School. This means that we teach the children about positive behaviours / social skills that allow them to communicate and co-operate effectively in any setting, both now and in the future.
Regards - Simon Akroyd
Learning Through Play at Apanui
Learning through Play is
Led by the child
About the process, not the product
About working together
Building upon what the child already knows and their experiences
Apanui School Enrolment Zone
Apanui School has an enrolment zone.
This means that we have more children wanting to attend Apanui School than we have space in our classrooms.
Families who live in zone need to bring proof of address into the office to receive an enrolment pack.
Families who live out of zone need to apply for the Out of Zone enrolment ballot which takes place twice each year in May and October.
Monday 26 February
Ripper begins (Y1-6)
Tuesday 27 February
Netball Begins (Y1-4)
Thursday 29 February
Child centered conferences - school ends 12.15pm
Friday 1 March
Swimming sports (Team 3 & 4)
Monday 4 March
Consultation with Community Hui
Saturday 9 March
Senior netball begins (Y5 & 6)
Tuesday 12 - Friday 15 March
Kea, Karearea & Takapu Camp
Friday 15 March
Whanau day: tug of war
Friday 29 March - Tuesday 2 April
Easter - school closed
Tuesday 2 April - Friday 10 May
Dental truck onsite
Wednesday 3 April - Friday 5 April
Team 3 Camp
Friday 12 April
Last day of school term 1 - 'It's in the bag' assembly