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At Waitaria Bay school we run our own school bus service, so we require an extra $10 000 or so per year to get everyone to school safely. We are extremely grateful for the support of our school families, local community and wider Marlborough businesses who give us their time and money to make things happen. One  that definitely needs a special mention is Sherrington Honey who support us with a sizeable donation every year, however we still find ourselves with a shortfall. So any offer of support is always appreciated, whether it be a financial support or an offer to lend a hand where and when needed.



This is the most straight forward option. You can either send a cheque or make a direct credit payment into our bank account.

Please contact us if you need a tax receipt.

Account number 03-0599-0307147-000

Account name Waitaria Bay School

If you have a great idea which might help us to achieve our goals, then we would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact either the office or the fund raising team with your ideas.

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Marlborough Sounds Wall Calendar


It features 14 stunning landscapes and native animal photos from the Marlborough Sounds.


These high quality printed calendars are A4 in size so they can be posted easily around New Zealand and to your relatives overseas.



  • large monthly calendar for your notes

  • New Zealand statutory holidays on the observed day

  • Moon phases to help your gardening and planting

  • Waitaria Bay School term dates

  • Bonus: Mini calendar page of 2020


Each Calendar is NZ$15.00

You can either collect at the school office or if you want them posted to you we can send up to four calendars for only NZ$3.00

FREE postage if you order 3 or more copies!

If you are interested in a bulk order, then please contact the school.




Pay the total into the schools bank account: 

03 0599 0307147 000 Please remember to put your 'NAME' and 'CALENDAR' in the reference and send an email confirming your order or download the PDF Order Form.

Tales from Kenepuru



Tales from Kenepuru - Fragments of History is a delightful book of memories and stories from Sounds' people.

It was compiled and written by Helen Godsiff who generously gave the publishing rights to our school as a fund-raiser - and what a fund-raiser it has been!

It is available from selected bookshops in Blenheim and Nelson or from school.

If you would like a copy direct from school it will cost $49.95 plus $5 post and packaging.

Please email your order to:

After you have made your payment we will post your book/s to you.


Cheques are payable to Waitaria Bay School or you can direct credit the account,

Account number 03-0599-0307147-000

Account name Waitaria Bay School

If you have any connections with the Kenepuru it is a must for your home library! If you don't, it is simply a wonderful portrayal of a unique way of life.

what else we do... 

Social Fridays

During the year we also host some ‘Social Fridays’ at our wee local hall. We cook a big meal and people come along and purchase some dinner and be sociable, on a Friday. This year we will also be squeezing in a few quiz nights and maybe a Pecha Kucha night... curious? Keep an eye on our website.



Manaroa Beach Cleaning

Each year since 2005 we have undertaken a ‘Beach Survey’ commissioned by The Mussel Industry Council. They make a donation to the school in return for us picking up every piece of rubbish we can find on a certain stretch of beach and then surveying it and categorising it for them. It is also a great excuse to have a picnic and muck around on the beach, after we’ve thoroughly surveyed it of course!

Tea Towels

For the last 2 years the kids have designed and had printed some fabulous tea towels. Everyone has an excuse to buy a tea towel, especially when they are as unique as ours.

Mussel farming

Possum trapping



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