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Mararoa School

Mararoa School is located at The Key within the Te Anau Basin. The Key is the gateway to Fiordland and some of the most beautiful scenery and natural wonders of the world.

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Welcome to Mararoa School

At Mararoa School it is our vision to provide each one of our children with Key Learning for Life's Journey.

Our school equips children with the skills and knowledge to become positive, responsible learners and enables them to embark upon a life long journey of learning.

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If you would like further information about our school, please contact the school office and we will forward a school information pack which contains our information booklet, enrolment details and relevant forms.

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Leadership Program

Leaders are often made, not simply born. We are dedicated to sparking the leadership potential that’s inside every young person through practical, inspirational events and leadership resources.

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Latest School News

March 16, 2020

Covid-19 Update

16 March 2020 Dear Parent/Caregiver, As most of you will doubtless be aware there has now been a case of the Covid 19 virus in Queenstown and a further in Christchurch. These are the first 2 South Island cases and brings the total in New Zealand to 8 as of Monday morning. The Queenstown case is a Danish woman who had transited through Auckland and Christchurch. She was isolated on arrival in Queenstown. This case and all the others appear to be isolated. These are no confirmed cases of person-person spread in New Zealand at this stage. The Ministries of Education and Health have been working hard and providing regular updates on the virus. You'll be aware of the numerous travel restrictions and self-isolation measures that are now in place for anyone entering New Zealand as of this morning. It is expected that New Zealand will see more cases and given our position as a tourist town with a mobile population of its own it is not unlikely Te Anau will see a case. The situation is changing daily, but as things stand there are no plans to close schools, however it is possible it could come to that as is the case in much of Europe right now. For now it is largely business as usual with a few precautionary measures: - Keep children off school if they are unwell with fever or cold like symptoms. Seek medical advice if you have any concerns. - Please contact the school if you are sharing a house with someone who is self-isolating. - Avoid very close contact wherever possible (kissing, handshakes, hugging and hongi). - Regular hand washing - soap and water is the preferred method - Keep rooms well ventilated - Seriously consider the need to travel in the current climate - especially abroad or to large gatherings (announcement soon from Government I believe). This might affect the School when it comes to sports or social events. Finally, we can assure you that we are keeping a close eye on the situation and advice from the relevant Government Ministries, but this is a fast changing field. For the coming weeks we will issue at least weekly updates. In the interim if you have any questions, please contact the school and we will address them as they arise. Yours sincerely Mary Baigent J MacMillan Armstrong Mararoa School Principal Mararoa School Board Chairperson

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March 16, 2020

Mrs Ibbotson's Farewell

Come and join us in thanking Mrs Ibbotson for her 30 years of dedication to teaching at Mararoa School on Thursday 9 April. All past and present students, family and staff are invited. Formal Farewell Assembly and Afternoon Tea 1.30pm @ Mararoa School Later join us for informal drinks and nibbles 7.30pm onwards @ Manapouri Lakeview inn (Adults only event) RSVP - office@mararoa.school.nz by Thursday 2 April

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February 19, 2020

Leadership Camp at Camp Taringatura

We just had our first overnight camp of the year at Camp Taringatura in Dipton. A chance for some team building, and for the Year 7 & 8's to really get to know each other. We had a great time with students cooking dinner and making a bonfire, followed by Archery, a Mudslide and Floating Obstacle course the next day.

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February 11, 2020

Junior Class Teacher Position

Full time, fixed term teaching position. Start date: 28/04/2020 We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and passionate teacher for our junior class. For further information and an application pack please contact us at office@mararoa.school.nz Ph: 03 249 5816

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