Rongomai School’s LOCKDOWN (TRAINING DRILL) is now over.  Your child is safe and did well during the practice drill.   A newsletter will be sent home to explain today’s exercise.  This is an automated message, please do not reply as we will not be able to respond – Rongomai Senior Management Team.

LOCKDOWN Training Drill

Rongomai School is currently undergoing a LOCKDOWN (TRAINING DRILL) and our school is currently on LOCKDOWN.  Please do not attend the school or phone as we will not be in a position to respond.  Your presence or contact may make it difficult for us (or the emergency services) to manage the situation.  We will keep you updated via our school Facebook, Skool Loop app and Website.  

17 August 2023

We have come out of lock down and all students, staff and persons on-site are safely accounted for. Everyone did extremely well and responded to instructions. A notice will be going out to parents/caregivers to provide some more information about our emergency lockdown procedures.
I would like to personally thank you for your support and trust.
Kind regards – Whaea Paeariki

17 August 2023

Rongomai School is conducting a lock down exercise.  Please note this is a practice only.  All further updates will be on our website. www.rongomai.school.nz

Please do not ring the school or come onsite as we will not be able to respond. Or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rongomaischool


Whaea Paeariki (Principal)

Friday 21st July, 2023

Two casual vacancies have occurred on the school board for an elected parent representative.  The board has decided to fill the vacancy by selection.

If 10% or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.

Request for a by-election should be sent to:

Christina Talimalo-Stanley (Presiding member)

Rongomai School Board

20 Rongomai Road, Otara

Email:  admin@rongomai.school.nz

Tuesday 4th July, 2023

Term 3 Swimming Lessons
Kia ora koutou!
We hope that the term break has started well for you and your tamariki. Next term, swimming lessons for our Year 3-6 Rongomaites begins on Tuesday 18th July and school starts on Monday 17th July. Please send your child to school with their swimming togs, towel and plastic bag to place their wet togs into. Please click on the following link for more information.  Community Swim – Term 3

Monday 29th May, 2023

Talofa lava families! There’s been a change in plans and we will not be finishing early on 31st May. The teachers will still attend their paid union meeting and the support staff and I will supervise the tamariki who are at school. There will be minimal staff supervision available and you are most welcome to collect your child early from school. School will finish at the usual time of 2.45pm on Wednesday. Thank you. Ia manuia, lou aso.

Sunday 28th May, 2023

Kia orana to all of our families!
The Teachers’ Union (NZEI) has called for a paid union meeting with all of its members on Weds 31st May from 1-3pm. Because all of my teachers are union members, we will not have the staff numbers to adequately supervise your children. Therefore our school will finish at 12.30pm on Wednesday. Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for understanding.
Kia manuia,
Whaea Paeariki Johnson (Principal)

Tuesday 14th February, 2023

Kia ora Whanau!
Rongomai will be open tomorrow along with every other school in Otara with the exception of 1 or 2 schools who won’t be.

Many of you were contacted by our teachers today so thank you for responding to their messages and phone calls. We totally understand that some of you will be keeping your tamariki home until you feel it’s safe.

After inspecting our school grounds & buildings today, Matua Phil reported that the school is in good condition – no damages or flooding.  Rongomai School Grounds – 14/02/23

In other news, the Breakfast Club will resume tomorrow with Whaea Claudia. She’s been preparing some yummy yoghurt which will be served alongside cereal and toast with some spreads.  We also have our free lunches tomorrow onwards. To all our new whanau, no need to pack your child’s lunch or keep them at home if there’s no food. Send them to school as we give out free fruit as well as hot or cold lunch meals every day.

Hopefully everything will settle and return to some kind of normality soon. Take care whanau and reach out if you need support.

Kia manuia,

Whaea Paeariki (Rongomai Principal)

Monday 13th February, 2023

Sunday 12th February 2023


Kia ora Whanau,

Rongomai School will be closed for instruction on Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th of February until further notice.  Please follow our school facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rongomaischool or simply download the free Skool Loop app on your smartphones, select Rongomai School in order to receive all the push notifications and updates.  Take care and stay safe whanau.


Nga mihi,

Whaea Paeariki (Principal)