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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Friends of the School


Welcome to South Mākirikiri Friends of School!

We are a group of parents who organise and facilitate a range of fundraising and social events to support our students, school, and community. 

We meet once a term and new members are always welcome. Our main annual fundraiser is hay, which is completed over the summer months. This is a great social activity and we encourage new families to join us. There are also many other opportunities to support Friends of School throughout the year, from BBQs through to picking sweetcorn. 

Here are some examples of how our funding has supported South Mākirikiri School previously: 

  • School camps
  • Water safety programmes
  • Ukulele lessons
  • Educational resources 
  • Sports uniforms and bags
  • Sports gear 
  • Year 8 leavers’ hoodies 
  • Annual student Christmas Party
  • Fitness track
  • Community welfare

We are proud to provide all students at South Mākirikiri School with additional opportunities throughout their educational journey. If you would like to join our email list, please send us an email at Please also join us on Facebook.


Tessa Nitschke, FOS President


Right: The start of our fitness track