Panui for Parents and Whānau

What does my child need to bring and wear?

  • A named school bag
  • Correct and named school uniform
  • Named black leather shoes for Winter
  • Named black/ brown roman sandals for Summer
  • A named bottle for drinking water
  • A lunchbox containing enough healthy food for the day – fruit/veges, sandwiches

How can I help my child 'be their best'?

  • Send you child to school with a satisfied ‘tummy’ after a nutritious breakfast at home – weetbix without sugar, porridge, toast, eggs
  • Ensure your child has enough sleep and is in bed before 8 p.m each night
  • Keep your child warm and dry by providing the correct school uniform
  • Keep your child at Yendarra School as changing schools disrupts learning

If your child is unwell and cannot attend school please contact the school by phone 09 274 7431 or email the school office at Under the Education Act, attendance at school is compulsory, unless the student is unable to attend because of sickness, danger of infection, sudden and serious illness of a parent.

Healthy Lunch Box Guide

What if my child is unwell?
Your child shouldn’t attend school if he/she has a temperature (more than 38°C), coloured discharge from the nose, an unidentified rash or spots, sore throat, severe cough, vomiting, diarrhoea or headlice.

If your child becomes sick while at Yendarra School, we’ll let you know immediately.

Any other questions?
Don’t hesitate to tell us what’s on your mind. We’re ready to listen and help. Call 09 -2747431 or email

2023 Key Dates

Term 1 -  7th February - Thursday 6 April
Term 2 - Monday 24 April- Friday 30 June
Term 3 - Monday 17 July - Friday 22 September
Term 4 - Monday 9 October - Friday 20 December

Other Important Dates
Waitangi Day - 6 February
Good Friday - 7 April (in School holidays)
Easter Monday - 10 April (in School holidays)
Easter Tuesday - 11 April (in School holidays)
ANZAC Day - 25 April
Kings Birthday - 5 June
Matariki - 14 July (in School holidays)
Labour Day - 23 October

226 Bairds Road, Otara
Manukau City, Auckland New Zealand
Phone: (09) 274 7431
© 2023 Yendarra Primary School