Key dates & times

Cohort Entry

Moanataiari School introduced cohort entry at the start of the year in 2018.  Cohort entry means that new entrants will start at the beginning of each term or middle of the term, after their 5th birthday.

We believe there are educational and social benefits for children starting together in groups.  There are also good reasons in terms of classroom management and assessment practice.

You can find more information on cohort entry on the Ministry of Education website.

Cohort entry

2021 Cohort entry dates

TERM

START OF TERM DATE

MID TERM DATE*

END OF TERM

1

2/02/2021

15/03/2021

16/04/2021

2

3/05/2021

8/06/2021 (Tuesday)

9/07/2021

3

26/07/2021

30/08/2021

1/10/2021

4

18/10/2021

15/11/2021

16/12/2021

2022 Cohort entry dates

TERM

START OF TERM DATE

MID TERM DATE*

END OF TERM

1

TBC

14/03/2022

14/04/2022

2

2/05/2022

7/06/2022 (Tuesday)

8/07/2022

3

25/07/2022

29/08/2022

30/09/2022

4

17/10/2022

21/11/2022

TBC


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School Hours

Our school hours are 8:55 am to 3:00 pm

  • 8:55 am      Bell for school to commence
  • 10.50 am    Bell for morning tea
  • 11.00 am    Bell for interval 
  • 11.25 am    Interval ends (Lessons at 11:30 am)
  • 1.20 pm      Bell for lunch
  • 1.30 pm      Bell for second play
  • 1.55 pm      Bell for lunch break to end (Lessons at 2:00 pm)
  • 3.00 pm      School finishes

Some of the junior classes have a fruit break around 10.00 am. All students are encouraged to include a piece of fruit in their lunchbox each day.

On the last day of each term, we finish at the slightly earlier time of 2:00 pm.

The school office is attended between 8.30 am to 4.00 pm.   

Lunch

To ensure bellies are fed to enable learning, students are required to sit for 10 minutes to eat their lunch at the start of each interval break. Eating takes place in the classroom, and students are supervised by classroom teachers.

Assembly

On Fridays, we hold an assembly which starts at 2.15 pm.  All whānau are very welcome to attend.