Alert level 2 Updates

As of 11.59pm tonight (17 Feb) and schools are therefore able to open and resume again tomorrow (18 Feb) for all students. Here is some information to keep you updated about our school guidelines and return back to school:

Students will need to be at school between 8am and 8.40am every day.

Please do not send your children to school before 8am until further notice.

The school gates will be locked daily 8.45am.

Please drop your child/ren off at the school gate. Do not enter the school grounds unless you need to purchase a school uniform at the school office or need to enrol a new student. If this is the case, then please go directly to the school office. Please do not go to any of the classrooms.

If you are dropping off tamariki to either Sathya Sai or Poetiare preschools then please drop off your tamariki between 8am and 8.40am. You will need to wait at the preschool gates until the staff there give you entry.

Our Transition into School programme for new 4-5 year olds will be from 8.30am to 9.30am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please contact the school Office for more info and/or to register your child.

Playgrounds will be closed every morning before school and after school.

Students must maintain physical distancing of 1 metre unless they live in the same home bubble.

All students will need to go directly to their classrooms on arrival to school.

Please send your child/ren to school with their own water bottle and a healthy packed lunch (for this week only). Our school water fountains will not be in use.

Breakfast Club will operate from 8am – 8.30am as of tomorrow.

All parents and visitors to the school must report to the Office. Please do not go directly to our classrooms.

Our school day finishes at 2.45pm and all students who usually get picked up from school will be escorted to the school gates for parents/whanau to collect. Please ensure that your child is picked up on time.

School gates will be locked at 3pm daily.

Please keep your child home if they have a cough, feel unwell or are showing COVID-19 symptoms.

Read the following newsletter for more information: Alert Level 2 updates

All Rongomai students can return to school

As of next Monday 31st August, Rongomai School will open up its doors to all our students.  Please follow these simple guidelines:

  • Children and staff must stay home if sick.
  • All parents/visitors must not enter the classrooms.  Please report to the Office and our staff there will assist you with your needs.
  • School playgrounds remain closed before and after school
  • All drinking fountains will not be in use.  Students must bring a water bottle.
  • Students must arrive between 8.00am and 8.40am.
  • Students must be picked up from the school gates no later than 3pm.
  • Students to be dropped off and picked up from either the front or back school gates.
  • Parents please refrain from entering the school grounds unless you are visiting the school office.
  • Read the following newsletter for more information:  Information for Returning to School

2019 Board of Trustees Parent Elections

Nominations are invited for the election of parent representatives to the Rongomai Board of Trustees.  A nomination form should have been posted to all eligible voters. Nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.
Nominations close at 12 noon 24th May 2019 and should be accompanied by a candidate statement. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours: 9am – 3pm. There will also be a list of candidates’ names for inspection at the school. The poll closes at 12 noon 7th June 2019.
Our Board of Trustees will have
5 elected parent representatives.


Rongomai School’s Lockdown Drill Pracitce is now over. Your child is safe and did extremely well during the practice drill. A newsletter will be sent home with your child today explaining today’s exercise. Thank you! Rongomai Leadership 🙂


Rongomai School is conducting a lock down exercise.  This is how you will be notified, should a lock down occur at the school.  Please refrain from contacting any staff at the school, as this could lead to distraction of their primary focus, which is caring for our students.  All further updates will be provided on the school website.

Fruit Fly Found in East Tamaki

Kia orana anau! Just letting you all know that we’ve informed our tamariki about the fruit fly that has been found in East Tamaki. Basically, if you live in Otara and grow fruits at home, please remember that your fruit cannot be taken out of the area. You may still eat the fruit within the Otara zone but you can’t take it outside of our community. Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) are containing the situation and are placing the bins to discard your home fruits into. Thank you 🙂

Whole School Events:  13 & 15 Feb, 2019





Kia orana! Last term our culture groups and sports teams had professional photos taken, check them out here. If you’re interested in purchasing any of the photos, simply call Photolife on the following 0800 number to place your order: 0800 50 10 40. All photographs cost $15 each.
Please note, these photos are scanned copies and are of poor quality. All purchased photographs will be of a higher standard and quality.
Click on the links below to view the photographs:


Kia ora whanau! We’ve got some important events coming up for our Rongomaites.
Weds 13th Feb: Whanau Day from 5-7pm. Food, fun, prizes, sports, music and furniture sales.
Fri 15th Feb: Whole school trip to Otahuhu Pools – $2 per child.
Fri 15th Mar: Whole school trip to ASB Polyfest.