Greetings, Kia-Ora, Malo e lelei, Kia Orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu Atu, Talofa lava, Hola.

Tena koutou, Tena koutou, Tena koutou katoa.

School Opening Wednesday 17th November

Kia ora te whānau,

School will be open everyday for all students who want to attend school from Wednesday 17th November.

Home learning will continue for those students who are learning at home.


  • Start time- the front gates only will be open from 8:30- 9:30 for children to arrive. Gates will be locked outside of these times

  • School finishes at 3pm

  • No parents allowed on school grounds. Please wear a mask when dropping off and collecting your child

  • All children Y3-Y8 need to wear a mask. They will not be allowed at school if they don’t wear a mask.

  • No breakfast club.

  • Lunch will be provided.

  • Your child needs to bring

    • A hat

    • Labelled drink bottle

    • Named masks Y3-Y8

  • When students arrive they will go straight to the classroom. Students will work only with their class.

  • Breaktimes will be staggered to reduce contact between groups. We will be following social distancing requirements.

  • Classroom doors and windows will be open for ventilation

  • Hands will be sanitised entering and exiting all spaces


Nga mihi nui,


Margaret Aikman

Tumuaki

Health and Safety Information for Parents


Term 4 Starts Monday 18 October

Kia ora koutou,

Term 4 starts on Monday 18 October. We are still learning from home. Online class google meets will start up again, so keep an eye out for the meeting link from your child's teacher. Meeting links will be sent directly to Year 5 - 8 student email accounts.

Looking forward to seeing lots of tamariki at our Google Meets!

Stay safe,

Takanini School


Term 4 Update

Tuesday 12 October

Kia ora koutou,

The Government has announced that schools will not be opening for all students on Monday the 18th of October, and that distance learning will continue at home.

School will be open from Monday 18th of October only for children of people who have to go to work and have no other available childcare options. Please be aware that school starts at 8:50 and finishes at 3pm, and children will be following a distance learning programme at school.

The key message for you is that if you can, you should keep your child at home. You should only physically send your child to school if there is no one at home to look after them. If your child has a health condition that means they are at a greater risk of a severe illness you must keep them at home. If your child is sick please also ensure you keep them at home.

You must register your child to attend school by emailing your children's names and your work phone contact to the office. office@takanini.school.nz by Friday 12 noon. You will receive confirmation that your child is able to attend. Children who are not registered will not be allowed on school grounds.

Thank you for your support.


Learning Pack Pick-up

Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Kia ora koutou,

If you would like to collect a hard copy learning pack for your tamariki, please come to the main gate on Takanini School Road between 10.30am and 11.30am on Wednesday morning. This is a similar pack to the ones distributed earlier in the year.

Please wear a mask and follow social distancing rules.

Stay safe everybody!

Update - Monday 20 September 2020

Kia ora koutou,

The Government has announced that we are moving to Level 3 from 11.59pm on Tuesday. School will be open, only for children of people who have to go to work and have no other available childcare options, from Wednesday 22nd September.

The key message for you is that if you can, you should keep your child at home. You should only physically send your child to school if there is no one at home to look after them. If your child has a health condition that means they are at a greater risk of a severe illness you must keep them at home. If your child is sick please also ensure you keep them at home.

You must register your child to attend school in Level 3 by emailing your children's names and your work phone contact to the office. office@takanini.school.nz by Tuesday September 21st at 12 noon. You will receive confirmation that your child is able to attend. Children who are not registered will not be allowed on school grounds. Please be aware that school starts at 8:50 and finishes at 3pm, and children will be following a distance learning programme at school.

We will update the website as soon as we have more information.

Thank you for your support.


Online Home Learning

You can find online home learning on our Learning Hub.

If you need help with learning or finding anything, you can find Teacher email addresses here.

Ka Ora, Ka Ako - Free Healthy School Lunch Programme

Free and healthy school lunches every day!


With the weather starting to cool down in Term 2 we are excited to be introducing some new autumn options to our school lunch Menu.

Our Term 2 menu is as follows:

Monday - Nachos, Bliss balls & fruit

Tuesday - Ravioli Pasta in tomato sauce, popcorn & fruit

Wednesday - Wholemeal wrap, mini muffin & fruit

Thursday - Filled roll, crackers and hummus and fruit

Friday - Teriyaki chicken or vege rice bowl, ANZAC biscuit and fruit

If your child has any allergies or other dietary requirements please email the office at office@takanini.school.nz.

If you have any questions or feedback about the school lunch program please email or call the office.

Bike Track

Our Bike Track was to be officially opened on the 27th of August. The offical opening was postponed due to lockdown, but our tamariki have been out enjoying our track - we just couldn't wait any longer! We have had two wheels days, and our students are out regularly on the track, with our Year 5 - 8 students working on getting their bike licences. We have bikes to suit all ages and abilities from balance bikes, to BMXs and mountain bikes. The track is also great for walking and running on when the field is too wet. This is just another way we can encourage our students to have a healthy and active lifestyle.

Takanini School- Aerial Video.mp4

Junior Outdoor Learning Environment

We opened our newly refurbished Junior Play Based Learning environment in February this year. This includes an outdoor learning environment for our play based junior school classes. This project was designed by Boffa Miskell and completed with the generous support of the Hugh Green Foundation.

Check out this video showing the opening day.


Garden to Table

At Garden to Table, children learn about the process of food from garden to table. All of our Year 3 - 6 children get the opportunity to participate in this exciting hands on programme where they learn to grow and harvest vegetables in our school garden, and use them too cook delicious meals in the kitchen.

Find out more on our Garden to Table page.

Please let us know if your child will be away from school

You can call the office on 299-9349 directly and speak to the office staff or leave a message if calling after hours. You can also text on 021 25 25 294

Please state your child’s first and last name, class and the reason for their absence.

For the latest news, and to find out what we have been up to, check out our Facebook Page.

Telephone: (09) 299-9349 Email: office@takanini.school.nz

Address: 39 Takanini School Rd, Takanini 2112, Auckland, New Zealand.


We are proud to be a Trees for Survival School.