Update on Covid @ South Mak

Evening family and whanau, The weather truly has made it very pleasant around school for all those able to attend.  Just as an update, alongside our current number of students and families isolating due to Covid we have been informed of a student who was at school today that has

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Principal's Vlogs

Update on Start of Year managing Covid:

Friday 28th January Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānua, There are exciting times ahead. Come Tuesday the 1st of February we will enter another interesting year for education and for our whole community. I have waited to send information about how we will be starting the year until we have the

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150th Jubilee Celebrations

We are very excited to be celebrating the South Makirikiri School 150th Jubilee and acknowledging this significant milestone in our school’s history.  We are looking forward to hosting students and staff (past and present), whānau, and all those with a connection to South Mākirikiri School over two days of reminiscing and connecting through our special school in the heart of the Rangitikei.

  • Friday 28 April 2023 – School in Action:  12.30pm to 3:00pm at South Makirikiri School. The school will be open for walk-throughs to see our school in action. Collect your registration pack, look through old school photos and archives on display, followed by afternoon tea. For those who wish to continue the reminiscing and connecting, there will be an informal gathering at Cooks Bar from 5:30pm. 
  • Saturday 29 April 2023 – BBQ Lunch and Jubilee Celebrations: 11:00am to 4:00pm at South Makirikiri School. Collect your registration pack then enjoy a barbecue lunch, followed by student-led tours of the school, look through old school photos and archives on display, student performances, speeches, burying of the time capsule, planting and blessing of the Jubilee tree, cutting the Jubilee cake, decade photos, followed by afternoon tea.  Registration Fee: $30 per adult, all students free (includes digital copy of decade photos).
  • Saturday 29 April 2023 – Dinner and Dance: 6:00pm until late at Marton Memorial Hall.  Registration Fee: $100 per adult (includes barbecue lunch and Jubilee celebrations at school). Drinks and nibbles, followed by dinner and dessert. Entertainment by local band; Brian Baillie and the Tinseltown Beggars. A cash bar will be operating throughout the evening. NB: This is an adults-only event.

Please complete the online registration form here.  Registration will be confirmed when payment is received into the following bank account:

South Makirikiri Friends of the School     03-0683-0008158-000     (please use your name as a reference)

Please complete the registration form for all members of your family attending the Jubilee. Registrations close Thursday 6 April 2023 – numbers are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment. 

Email: if you require any further information.