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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
11.00 am – 11.30 am Morning interval
12.50 pm – 1.15 pm Lunch playtime
1.15 pm – 1.30 pm Lunch 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 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 2020

Term 1  Tuesday 4 February – Friday 27 March
Term 2 Wednesday 15 April – Friday 3 July (TBC)
Term 3 Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September (TBC)
Term 4 Monday 12 October – Thursday 17 December (TBC)

Public Holidays

Auckland Anniversary Day – Monday 27 January – during school holidays
Waitangi Day – Thursday 6 February – school closed  
Good Friday – Friday 10 April – school closed
Easter Monday – Monday 13 April – during school holidays
ANZAC Day – Saturday 25 April (observed Monday 27th April) – school closed
Queen’s Birthday – Monday 1 June – school closed 
Labour Day – Monday 26 October – school closed