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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 am School starts
10.20 am – 10.45 am Morning interval
12.45 pm – 1.00 pm Lunch eating
1.00 pm – 1.30 pm Lunch playtime
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 12.45 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 Kim Paratene –

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


  • 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 2019

Term 1  Monday 4 February – Friday 12 April
Term 2 Monday 29 April – Friday 5 July
Term 3 Monday 22 July – Friday 27 September
Term 4 Monday 14 October – Thursday 19 December

Public Holidays

Auckland Anniversary Day – Monday 28 January – during school holidays
Waitangi Day – Wednesday 6 February – school closed  
Good Friday – Friday 19 April – during school holidays.
Easter Monday – Monday 22 April – during school holidays
ANZAC Day – Wednesday 25 April – during school holidays
Queen’s Birthday – Monday 3 June – school closed 
Labour Day – Monday 28 October – school closed