Welcome Back to School February 2022: General Information, Class Lists & Community Acknowledgements

Tēnā koutou e te whānau o Te Kura A Rohe O Whaingaroa

On behalf of the entire staff, I welcome all of our students and their families into our school learning community for the 2022 school year. We hope that you have all had some quality time with friends and whānau over the summer break. We have already shared an update on our Covid-19 preparations. We look forward to seeing our students on-site and we are ready to go!  


Friday 4th February

The School Office is open all day for new enrolments. 

All years 11-13 students are asked to come in and meet with teachers to confirm their individual timetables. We will meet our students in the school hall operating within the RED Traffic Light setting.  Students are asked to come in TEN MINUTES before the times specifically allocated below so that each session can begin promptly.  Students will be attending school just for the two hours allocated and will then be allowed to go home. 


  • Session 1 – Year 11 Students (9.00-11 am)
  • Session 2 – Year 12 Students (11.30-1.30 pm)
  • Session 3 – Year 13 Students (2.00-3.00 pm)
Tuesday 8th February

All Years 0-10 students are expected back at school on this day along with our Years 11-13 students. Unfortunately, within the RED Traffic Light setting, we are unable to have the usual Raglan Full School whakatau and welcome but staff will be present at all entrances to welcome students to school and to ensure that they get to their classrooms easily. 

  • Staff and children in Years 4 – 13 must wear face coverings when inside at school when we are at the RED traffic light setting. Public health advice is that an appropriate face covering will fit snugly and seal well around facial contours. This can include single-use, disposable masks (medical masks) and reusable fabric masks with three layers. Don’t worry if you don’t have these specific types of face coverings, as public health experts also say that any face covering is better than no face covering. The Unite Against COVID-19 website also has information on how to make a face covering.
  • All whānau are encouraged to wear masks if accompanying their children to school. Masks must be worn by any whānau who intend to enter into any of our school buildings. We really appreciate your support of this expectation.

Existing Students:

  • All staff will be on hand – easily identifiable wearing yellow high visibility vests and name tags.
  • It is important that all students arrive at school well before our school day’s starting time of 8.50 am (but not before 8:20 am) so that we are able to manage this process smoothly. 
  • Staff will be on hand to assist with parking on this first day. The school field beyond the roundabout at the front entrance of the school will be open for additional parking.
  • Existing students will be directed straight to their allocated classrooms where teachers will be ready to welcome them on arrival. Whānau are welcome to escort our younger students into the school grounds.

New Students:

  • New students and their whānau to arrive at school by 8:50am, and meet outside the waharoa (by the school hall).
  • From here, they will be directed to the outdoor basketball court area below the school hall. Here, they will be welcomed by senior students and staff members before heading off to their new classrooms.


Please click on the link below to view our class lists, teachers and room allocations for 2022. Senior staff have spent a lot of time making professional judgements to place all students with care. We encourage students and their whānau to give time (at least two weeks) for these placements to settle.

The School Office
is open for all new enrolments and any other enquiries from 8 am until 4 pm.


  1. The School Day begins at 8.50 am and ends at 3.00 pm. Students are welcome in classrooms from 8.20 am. 
  2. The School Canteen will be open from Tuesday 8 February. A separate newsletter will be sent home with further details around what food will be available for purchasing and how orders can be made.
  3. Years 0-6 Stationery is again being kindly sponsored by Satnam Bains – the proprietor of Four Square Raglan. We extend our sincerest appreciation to Satnam for this generous offer. 
  4. Years 7-13 Stationery requirements will be given out to students when they meet with their whanau teachers on Tuesday 8 February. We ask that this be ready for the students to use as soon as possible in that first week.
  5. Cell Phones: Continuing on from last year, please talk with your children and remind them that cell phones are not required for their learning programmes and so are NOT to be brought to school. Detailed information around our protocols will be shared with families to assist you to respond to this requirement. Please contact the Principal if you have any questions.
  6. COVID-19 update: Please refer to the message entitled “COVID-19 Update– Wednesday 26 January 2022that is available on our website and was shared via our school app, Facebook page and The Raglan Notice Board.
  7. School Bus Transport: The school bus services will be running as normal on 08 February 2022.  A separate communication will be made available to all on Monday 31 January 2022 outlining times and routes.  GoBus has requested a code of conduct must be signed by each student before they use the school bus services.


  • We are grateful to WINTEC for their generous gift to Raglan Area School of a red Kayak trailer. This will be so useful in our Education Outside the Classroom programmes and will help us transport multiple kayaks, saving time and labour – leaving more time for learn and play for our students.


  • Years 0-6 Stationery is again being kindly sponsored by Satnam Bains – the proprietor of  Four Square Raglan.  It was wonderful to meet with Satnam, his wife Harshi, and their two young children at the school recently to confirm this support with us in person.  We extend our sincerest appreciation to Satnam for this generous offer as this allows our teachers to begin the year knowing that all of the students have the required stationery.


  • Jeff Hiscock, Stendy Electrical  has sponsored the purchase of Stage Lighting for our Arts Department in 2021. This has really improved our ability to provide an enhanced experience for our students and their audiences. Jeff has generously agreed to sponsor additional resources in 2022.


  • Fraser Pease and Craigs Investment Partners are contributing $1,000 towards getting our new Outdoor Education Classroom insulated. This generous offer will make the space much more user friendly for the students and for the storage of the equipment.  


  • We are grateful for the ongoing financial support given to us by Julie Hanna and Ray White Raglan team.  Their generous donations contributes to the resourcing requirements of our school sports programmes with awards, uniforms and signage. 


We are here to help. Please get in touch if you have any concerns or need help in any way. 

Stay well, Stay safe. Stay connected. See you soon!

Ngā mihi – Whaea Louisa (Tumuaki / Principal)