Te Totara Primary School - Growing and Learning Together


First postponement date: Tuesday 6th December, 2022

Second postponement date: Monday 12 December 2022

This is our annual event to celebrate another great year at Te Totara.  We actually haven’t had our end of year celebration since 2020 due to Covid.  Here is some information to help make it a special event:

  • It is a school event, so children need to be in a clean and tidy uniform and will be together as a school and are under the control of school staff.

  • Please leave your child with us; we will take care of them.

  • Students will need to stay through the whole event.

  • There will be very limited parking available at the school car park and none in the turning bay. 

  • It will be best to find a car park on a nearby street and walk.

  • It is like a concert in a park so bring a picnic, a rug to sit on, something to eat and drink and enjoy a variety concert.

  • We use the hill behind Ra and Earth as outdoor stages where children perform.

  • Toilets are open in the Ra and Earth blocks.

  • Pre-schoolers are welcome to use the playground away from the performers so they don’t distract from the performance.

  • Other children not involved in the school are asked to be respectful and if they want to play, then the court area is a good place. There are likely to be over 2500 people at the event so we strongly advise walking to the event.

  • Please NO umbrellas as it blocks the view of people behind. Low set chairs only are advisable if needed.

  • NO dogs are allowed on our school grounds.

  • We will have a “Paparazzi” section at the front for parents/caregivers of those performing to use to get a good photo.

  • If the weather is not good, we will postpone it to Tuesday 6th December 2022, same time or Monday 12th December if still not fine.

  • Notifications will be put on the school Facebook page, school app and the website.

  • The event is weather dependent, so may be cancelled at the last moment, but we will do our best to let everyone know as early as possible.

  • At the end of the event we will need to stagger people leaving due to Health & Safety, so please be prepared to wait a little time. Announcements will be made by our Principal to ensure everyone moves off safely.


We have many ways of keeping up-to-date regarding events that are happening at school:

Online school calendar:   Online School Calendar

School App:   Download the School App

School Website: Te Totara Website  this has the option to translate the newsletter into other languages

Weekly notices:   Weekly Notices

Facebook Page: 


We have a great team at school who keep these all updated in real time.




  • If you develop Covid-19 symptoms, get tested immediately.
  • Only people who test positive for Covid are required to isolate for 7 days.
  • Household contacts are recommended to take a rapid antigaen test (RAT) every day for five days and avoid contact with the person who has had Covid.


Latest Episode Term 4 Week 4

Featuring Earth 36 & 37 Enjoy!

ERO Report

In November 2017, ERO visited our school. This is the Government agency that reviews all schools to examine the quality of education provided.

Click the link to view the details of the report.