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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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Two Mararoa school children reading books at their desks

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

September 08, 2020

Checking the Hive

Yesterday we had Claire Bell from Southern Lakes Honey here checking on our hive with help from some of the students. They treated the hive for Varroa mite, took a close look at the Queen and fed our bees some sugar water to keep them strong.

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August 07, 2020

Mrs Ibbotson's Farewell

On August 7 we held an Official Farewell and Last Assembly for Mrs Susan Ibbotson. Susan has been on the teaching staff at Mararoa School since March 1991 and she finished at the end of term 2 this year. Unfortunately due to the Lockdown we were unable to celebrate her many years of service to the school and our community back in March, so we were lucky to be able to invite her and her husband Ross back to Mararoa on August 7 to give her a proper send off. There were some tears and also laughter as three of Mrs Ibbotson's former students gave some accounts of their time at school. Ms Baigent, Mararoa School Principal presented Susan with the school's Korowai ako and her Leavers Certificate, some of Mrs Ibbotsons junior students from this year presented her with a book of her time at school, while some current senior students shared their memories. Afternoon tea then began with Mrs Ibbotson cutting her fabulous (and delicious) farewell cake. Thank you again Mrs Ibbotson and we wish you all the very best.

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June 04, 2020

Wheelie Wednesday Fun

Everyone is having a go, even the teachers! Skates, Scooters and Skateboards! Every Wednesday until end of Term 2, Children must have helmets. (No bikes please).

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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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