Saturday, January 16, 2016

Fiafia 2015


Dance is the hidden language of the soul and Yendarra School has recently experienced the love that can be shared through cultural song and dance.

This year we celebrated everything ‘grand’ at Yendarra by hosting our Fiafia event at the Otara Leisure Centre with an amazing number of special guests, families and musicians.

Our children were the super stars and shining stars that ignited a flame that would light up the hearts of many for a long time and this is their story….

On Wednesday 9th December 2015 from 12noon the senior students and teachers prepared Fiafia day at the Otara Rec Centre to celebrate the year and fill people’s hearts with happiness. I felt very proud of everyone who attended the Fiafia day. By: Nora

I really enjoyed performing at Fiafia because I liked representing my dad’s culture – Cook Island. I had fun making people smile and I enjoyed the opportunity to talk in front of a massive crowd. I hope the next generation of us make Fiafia even better than this year so all our parents and special guest feel happy to watch Yendarra perform again!. By: Shalah-Maye


for joining us on our best day ever!

Best Attendance 2015


Congratulations to 63 members of our whanau for achieving excellent attendance. You are truly amazing and deserve to be congratulated for coming to school every day to make the most of your learning opportunities and privileges.

At Yendarra school we love to see our children’s bright and cheerful faces and they truly make our school a ‘home away from home’ and paradise even when it is cloudy.

Our school class goal is to have 90% of our children attending school every day and we aim for only having up to 4 days away in the year.  We look forward to seeing more children achieve excellent attendance in 2016.

To celebrate our winners we travelled to Mangere Leisure Centre to enjoy sporting activities in the recreation centre, swimming activities in the outdoor pool and returned to receive a cold and delicious treat from Mrs Dunlop and Mrs Takatainga ‘lickety lick’.

Thank you staff at Mangere Leisure Centre, especially Munokoa Leotoga for organising a team of stars that took great care of us on the day.

Well done Mrs Childs and Room 13 for having the most children achieve excellent attendance for 2015. You are legend and the goal is for all classes to aim for the most children achieving excellent attendance in 2016

2015 Sporting Success

2015 Sports Success

Congratulations Yendarra for placing 3rd overall Champion in the Otara Schools Sport cluster for 2015.

Bairds mainfreight were crowned 1st place and we congratulate you on your success.

Our success is a reflection of our school values ‘manawanui – resilience and piripono – loyalty’ because each time we trained and then attended a sporting tournament we showed a never give up attitude with a sense of belonging and pride to be representing Yendarra school.

Thank you Mrs Mautairi for your support and coaching this season.

Thank you Mrs Greig for your coaching and organisation this season.

Thank you families for being our number one supporters.

Thank you Yendarra school for encouraging us to be the best we can.