What crazy weather we have had over the holiday break. Amazingly hot, yet lots of rain and some cool temperatures. We hope you have all had a great holiday break and are pleased to be able to send your children back to school.

Amazingly Covid19 is still hanging around the world and we have been fairly lucky with the effects in New Zealand.

A few updates from us:

🖍 Markings at school

Over the break you will notice there have been some new line markings set up on the concrete surfaces.

🌐 Website:

We are very excited to announce that we have a new school website. We are confident that this website will serve our community really well with key information about our school, future events and as a medium to communicate with you what is happening in the life of the school. Also, you will find that you can sync our school’s Google calendar to stay updated with important events. We will be adding sections to the website as we go. This is just the start.

Try this :  https://wigramprimary.school.nz/

👩‍💻 New staff:

We have three new team members joining us this year. Brian Walkinshaw will be joining the Kererū team as a teacher, Anita Hawkins as the release teacher in Ruru and Jacque Mackie as the teacher aide in Pūkeko. Welcome to the team!

👦🏻 Pūkeko:

This year we have started a fifth Learning Space. This Learning Space is dedicated to our new entrant students who will transition through to Toroa when they are ready for this next learning step.

👏🏻 New Students and families:

We welcome all our new students and their whānau to our school. We are excited to have you part of our school and community. On Wednesday 10 February at 9:15am we will hold a Mihi Whakatau (welcome) to new students, their families and new staff. All new families welcome to attend this short welcome.

📏 Stationery

It is great to see so many parents have already purchased the stationery for 2021. Reminder you can order your stationery by


Select Wigram School, learningspace/year group, review the list

Add to cart then check out

Stationery delivered to you at home

Upcoming Dates

8 Feb.     Waitangi Holiday – No School today

10 Feb.   Mihi Whakatau – New families, students and staff welcome.

                9:15 – 9:30am in the school Hall.  Parents welcome

15 & 16   Ako meetings – book now

2 March  Picnic and Blog Launch 5:30 – 7pm

5 March  Teacher Only Day – School Closed

We are looking so forward to what Term 1 has in store! 

Heather Walkinshaw