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Term Dates:

Term 1: Tuesday 30th Jan - Friday 12th April (Public Holidays - Waitangi Day ~ Tuesday 6 February & Easter: Good Friday 29 March, Easter Monday 1 April, Easter Tuesday 2 April), (5th Feb is a Teacher Only Day)

Term 2: Monday 29th April - Friday 5th July (Public Holidays - King’s Birthday ~ Monday 3 June & Matariki ~ Friday 28 June)

Term 3: Monday 22nd July - Friday 27th September (Public Holidays - none)

Term 4: Monday 14th October - (to be confirmed) (Public Holidays - Labour Day ~ Monday 28th October)

Stationery will be provided by kura at a cost of $15 per student. Kaiako will have this ready for the tamariki on day one.  Please pay this to the school office or alternatively to the bank account listed below;

Thames South School


Reference & Particulars: your tamariki’s name and what you are paying for

Uniform can be purchased at the office.

This is compulsory for 2024, all tamariki must be in black bottoms (shorts, longs or skirts).  Most uniform items are available to purchase at the office however some may need to be ordered (this will take approx 2 weeks), if that is the case there will be an exception to the non compliant clothing in those circumstances.  Details of the items and cost is as below:

School Polo Shirt    $28.00 child / youth size  

Fleece Sweatshirt  $32.00 child / youth size  

Sports Tee               $38.00 child / youth size  

Soft Shell Jacket     $55.00 child / youth size  

Hat                            $20.00                                                                                                          

(black bottoms to be purchased from your preferred store)

School Fees

We have engaged with the Ministry of Education to cut school fees out for another year so there is no school fee payment required from whānau.


We also have the good fortune to partake in the Ka Ora, Ka Ako - Healthy School Lunches Programme with the Ministry of Education by providing daily lunches for your tamaiti.  Please advise the office if there are any dietary requirements that need to be highlighted.  Ensure you send a healthy morning tea and a little extra if you think they may need it.  We do have fruit in schools but you are also welcome to send extra fruit in their lunchbox if it is needed.

Our teaching staff for 2024 is as follows:

Te Awatea (Years 0-2) & Te Kawenga (Years 1-8) Whaea Tineka / Whaea Lyn / Whaea Zharvayne

Te Haeata (Years 3-4) Whaea Jenna Cockeram

Te Hāpai Ō (Years 4-6) Whaea Hilary

Te Amorangi (Years 7-8) Whaea Tineka

Whaea Angela Nation remains as our RTLit specialist kaiako

Our support staff for 2024 is as follows:

Admin / Reception / International Student Support Co-Ordinator - Whaea Di

School Lunches - Whaea Di

Caretaker - Matua Phillip

Cleaner - Matua Chris

Kaiāwhina - Whaea Lyn

Kaiāwhina - Whaea Zharvayne

Kaiāwhina - Whaea Skye


Upcoming Events are posted on our Skool Loop App and should appear HERE

Our latest Notices should appear on our HOME page via our Skool Loop App

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