Kia ora whanau,

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As you are aware this afternoon Minister Hipkins announced that from Wednesday 17 November, schools in Alert Level 3 areas are able to further increase the number of children and students in Years 0 to 10 that can return to face-to-face learning.

Here is what this will look like at Ruapotaka School

Take care and be safe

Mrs Hamilton, Mr O’Brien and Mrs T–

New free taxi service

The Northern Region Health Coordination Centre (NRHCC) is offering a free taxi service to and from a COVID-19 vaccination centre or drive-through for people having their first dose who don’t drive or use other forms of transport.

People can register by calling the COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 28 29 26or emailing The service is run in partnership with Auckland’s Co-op (Blue Bubble) Taxis.

Free in-home vaccination service

• If people are unable to leave their home and need a COVID-19 vaccination for either their first or second dose they can call 0800 28 29 26 or email to register their details.

• NRHCC will then be in contact to organise an in-home vaccination.

On behalf of the Ruapotaka School Board of Trustees, staff and tamariki, I extend a very warm welcome to you and your whanau

Ruapotaka School caters for students from Year 0-8. We are located in the heart of Central East Auckland in Panmure. We are close to the Panmure Transport Hub with the Mighty Maungarei Mountain as a beautiful backdrop. We belong to the wider Tamaki community, Manaiakalani Kahui Ako and enjoy active parent involvement in our school in a variety of areas.

We offer, collaborative opportunities for all staff, tamariki and whanau in all aspects of learning. We encourage our whanau to be involved with the school as much as possible and our doors are always open.

Our curriculum is framed by the New Zealand Curriculum and we strive to maintain up to date philosophies based from current research and professional development. We expect our students to be active participants of their learning “knowing what they are learning, why they are learning it and what their next steps are”.

Our leadership team work collaboratively with all staff to best meet the educational and pastoral needs of every learner in our school. We have a focus on quality literacy and numeracy programmes in all classrooms and and we encourage our students to strive for personal excellence in all learning areas of the curriculum.

We all strive to be “Better than Before” in our learning, behaviour, attitude and relationships and we strive to live our philosophy in everything we do. We are an inclusive, caring school where staff, whanau and tamariki all work together to develop our future citizens and leaders.

We look forward to being your school of choice for your child’s education.