Te Ao Mārama

07 595 0595 33 Hare Puke Drive, Hamilton

Starting School

Please click on each sub-heading for info.

Stationery

Our stationery requirement lists are loaded on to OfficeMax  at myschool.co.nz.  We’ve found this is the easiest way for you to purchase your child’s stationery.  All you will need to do is simply search for our school, select your child's class lists and follow the instructions on the website.  Buying through OfficeMax MySchool also earns Rewards for our school which we can redeem for much needed educational supplies, equipment for our classrooms or for students in need.

Uniform

We have an optional school uniform at Te Ao Mārama. You can place orders for these at the office. 

School Day

Our school day starts at 8:40am and concludes at 2:30pm. Students can be on site from 8am, although classes only open at 8.20am (which is the ideal time to arrive and to prepare for the day).




School Activity Fee

From time to time there will be a number of ‘extra’ activities not covered in the standard curriculum such as the cost of performances and camps. As part of enrolling your child at Te Ao Mārama School you will be asked to pay these charges. 



School Donation

The school donations are set by the Board each year, and are very important for the successful funding of a large number of activities at school.  The school donation makes activities possible that government funding is not able to address.  Currently the fee is set at $140.00 for the first child in a family, $120 for the second, and capped at $330 for larger families.  The donation can be paid in full at the beginning of the year or on a term-by-term basis and is tax deductible. 



Found Property

All unnamed, unclaimed clothing is kept in the learning areas it is found.  Should your child have missing clothing please check there first.  We highly encourage parents to name their children’s clothing clearly as we are happy to return any found clothing which can be identified. Unclaimed and unnamed clothing is donated to charity at the end of each term. 



Parental Assistance

Positive partnerships between home and school enhance student learning. When you enroll your child/ren please indicate on the form how you would like to contribute towards their learning. Involvement options include trips, camps, Friends of the School (PTA) or being involved in the learning communities sharing your skills and expertise.



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