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

2020 Cohort entry dates
TERM START OF TERM DATE MID-TERM DATE END OF TERM DATE
4 12/10/2020 16/11/2020 18/12/2020
2021 Cohort entry dates
TERM START OF TERM DATE MID-TERM DATE END OF TERM DATE
1 2/02/21 15/03/2021 16/04/2021
2 03/05/2021 8/06/2021 9/07/2021
(Tuesday)
3 26/07/2021 30/08/2021 01/10/2021
4 18/10/2021 15/11/2021 20/12/2021

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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.

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 2.10 pm.  All whānau are very welcome to attend.