Halfway Bush Primary School
Te Kura Tuatahi o Taputakinoi
“Quality Education meeting the needs of all children.”
The School is open to children from 8.30am to 3.00pm
Morning Interval: 10.40 – 11am
Lunch time play: 12.30 – 1.10pm
Lunch time eating: 1:10 - 1:30pm
If your child is unwell or unable to attend school, please ring the school office by 9.00am
476 3207 or text on
If you know in advance that your child will be late or absent from school please let us know.
Stationery packs containing all your child’s requirements are available for purchase at the school office at the start of the year (February 25th until March 4th). Stationary prices range from $25 - $40 per child
Sunhats are to be worn every playtime and lunchtime in terms one and four. The school provides a sunhat for each child. If it is lost there is a charge for the replacement hat.
We welcome 4 year olds to ‘Explorers” at 2pm on Thursdays. Further information is available on our Explorers brochure. Classroom visits are also arranged.
E.O.T.C and Senior Camp
We try to provide opportunities for Education Outside the Classroom each term, to enrich children’s learning. The cost of these activities will be charged at the time of the event. Every second year we take our senior class on camp to Sidey Lodge in Waikouaiti camp for 2021 will be from March 22nd - March 26th.
Public Health Nurse
– Laurie Mahoney
Phone: 476 9833
027 444 1649
Vision and Hearing
– Zandra Davis
Phone: 476 9800
Emergency Dental Treatment -
For information about available services contact the Wakari Dental Clinic
Phone: 027 284 9914 or
0800 TALK TEETH 0800 825 583
Principal Brian Filipo
Deputy Principal Janelle Shaw
Room 1 Year 4-6 Airini Hamahona
Room 2 Tear 3-4 Janelle Shaw (D.P)
Room 3 Year 0-2 Margaret McLennan
Teacher Aides Ruth Thomas
Kalani Malae (Term 3)
Discovery Time Kyra Jones
Office Administrator Tessa Smallbone
Caretaker OCS LTD
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees meets once a month in the school.
Chairperson: Stephen Charles
Principal: Brian Filipo
Parent Teacher Association
The PTA works in consultation with parents, staff and the Board of Trustees. They provide support through fundraising activities, supporting cultural and sporting events and organising social events for the community.
Joining the PTA is a great way to meet other parents and to become involved in your child’s school. The PTA meets once a month.
Features of our school
Small class sizes
Welcoming & caring community atmosphere
Learning support programmes
Lunchtime music/dance tuition options
Lunchtime sports coaching options
Year 0-6 “Discovery Time” including cooking, gardening & crafts
Leadership opportunities for senior children
A fantastic playground
Project based learning