2020 IMPORTANT DATES

Monday 20 January – School office opens.
Uniforms will be available to try on for size.

Thursday 30 January
1.00 – 3.00pm and 5.00 – 6.30pm Drop-in Connection Sessions for children and families – come along and meet the teachers and explore the learning and outdoor spaces.
6.30 – 8.00pm Paper Plus evening – each enrolled student invited to go to Paper Plus to choose a book for the library.

Monday 3 February – Term 1 Starts.

Te Kura o Take Kārara

Welcome to Te Kura O Take Kārara

Kia ora Whānau,

Nau mai haere mai. Welcome to Te Kura O Take Kārara.

We are excited about the development of our new school here in Wānaka. The importance of relationships and having a connected community is something we value greatly. Our vision is ‘nurturing learners to navigate pathways for the future’ and our core value is ‘You matter”. This means everyone who is part of our school community matters to us.

At Take Kārara, the practices that will drive our teaching and learning programmes will ensure that we shape a place where children feel they belong, can take risks, be creative and become collaborative and active citizens. We are dedicated to providing quality education where deep learning experiences foster and ignite a passion for learning and discovering.

Our school values of ‘caring, courageous and connected’ encompass many things. From caring about each other and the world we live in, to caring about our learning and how we can reach our full potential. From being courageous, taking risks and recognising our strengths, to persevering and being resilient in times that are tricky. From being connected to our cultural backgrounds and to the place we stand in, to participating in and contributing to local and global issues.

As a school, we believe learning is a partnership between the child, whānau and the teacher. We all want the best for your child and we will work together to achieve this. We look forward to being on this journey with you.

Ka kite ano

Jodie Howard

Principal/Tumuaki