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Wānanga Day

What is Wānanga Day?

Wānanga Day involves the student, parents or caregiver and home teacher sitting together and talking, getting to know each other better at a pre-booked 15 min timeslot. Your child is encouraged to be an active participant in the process.


Some of the questions you may be asked:

  • What do you like most about school?  Why?

  • What do you like least about school?  Why?

  • What was your greatest achievement in your learning last year?  What are you most proud of?

  • What are you most passionate about? What do you love to do?

  • What learning areas are you strongest in?  Why do you think that?

  • What is the learning area that you want to work on this year?  Why do you think that? 

  • What are you looking forward to this year?  Why?

  • How can I (as the teacher) help you learn best? What do you need?

Why is Wānanga Day important?

It is an opportunity to establish a learning focused relationship between each child, their whānau and one of their teachers. It is a time to get to know each other better. The home teacher is able to find out important details about the student that will facilitate a successful learning year for them, this can include information about past health and learning issues.

What can you do to make the Wānanga Day beneficial for everyone?

In preparation for Wānanga Day, you can talk to your child about their learning, asking them some of the questions outlined above so that they are well-prepared to contribute to the conversation. You might like to bring an artefact or taonga that is special to your family to discuss it. 

When is Wānanga Day?

Our Wānanga Day is the first day of Term 1 each year. 

How do I book a time?

Information about how to book a time will be included in your child's end of year report. Bookings will remain open over the school holidays and close a few days before the Wānanga Day. 

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