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The School Day

It is important that student’s attend school regularly, ideally arriving at school between 8.30 and 8.50 am.

School Hours

9.00 amSchool starts
11.00 am – 11.30 amMorning interval
12.40 pm – 1.15 pmLunch playtime
1.15 pm – 1.30 pmLunch eating
3.00 pm School finishes

Office Hours – 8.30 am to 3.30 pm

Order School Lunches

Maungatapu School Current Lunch List.
Supplied by Maungatapu Hidden Bakery Phone: 07 5442094

Attached below is the current lunch order form.

  • Middle and senior students can fill out your lunch order form in your classroom before school or at home, and drop into the box in the office.
  • Juniors can order at the office and put order into lunch box.
  • Lunches will be delivered to your classroom at 1.15 pm.
  • Children will still require morning tea.

Orders need to be received before 9.30am


Phone 5440858 and leave a message on our absentee line which is available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.
or text 0274191314
or email Absentees –

In all cases please include your child’s name, room number and the reason for their absence together with your name.


  • There will be no reply to your text message from the school.
  • All children should be at school ready to start the school day before the 9am bell
  • If your child arrives at school after 9am, they need to report to the office to sign in and receive a PINK (Late) slip. This PINK (Late) slip is given to their teacher to say that your child was LATE to school
  • If your child leaves early from school, you need to report to the office, sign them out and take a GREEN slip to their teacher to say that your child is OUT of school.
  • If you need to pick up your child before 3pm, please report to the office to collect a green early pick up slip BEFORE collecting your child from the classroom. The early pick up slip is to be given to your child’s teacher.


Term Dates for 2021

Term 1 Thursday 4 February – Friday 16 April
Term 2Monday 3rd of May – Friday 9 July
Term 3Monday 26 July – Friday 1 October
Term 4Monday 18 October – Tuesday 14 December

Public Holidays / Teacher Only Days

Auckland Anniversary Day – Monday 1 February – during school holidays
Teacher Only Day – Tuesday 2 February – school closed
Teacher Only Day – Wednesday 3 February – school closed
Waitangi Day Observed – Monday 8 February – school closed  
Good Friday – Friday 2nd April – school closed
Easter Monday – Monday 5 April – school closed
Easter Tuesday – Tuesday 6 April – school closed
ANZAC Day observed – Monday 26 April – during school holidays
Queen’s Birthday – Monday 7 June – school closed 
Labour Day – Monday 25 October – school closed