Tikanga Hauora


Dental Assistance 

To get dental assistance or to enrol them with your local Community Oral Health Service, call 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583). Healthy teeth = a healthy smile.

Child Hearing & Vision 

Ear nurse clinics are provided across the Waikato DHB area and are both mobile and at established clinics.

Children's Ear Clinic , 51 Gallagher Drive, Hamilton

Phone: 07 838 3565 for appointment / enquiry with either of these services

Kutu / Lice Pānui & Treatment

Kutu Pānui Google with Diagram.pdf 

Wellbeing and Support - how to access some free assistance for health and kai

I sent the highlighted email below last week, but I wanted to add some more support info for your convenience.  There are two areas of support in this email:


If you are symptomatic or a household contact or because you would like to have some at home (but you would need to say - you are symptomatic or have a household contact), you can now order rapid antigen tests (RATs) through the newly launched RAT requester site

How to order:

Requesting RATs on the Requester site is an easy step-by-step process. RATs can be requested on behalf of someone else.

You can order the test kits from the website requestrats.covid19.health.nz or by ringing 0800 222 478 (option 3) from 8am to 8pm. People will need to have access to a mobile phone to validate their order. 

You will be issued an order number. You can then collect your RAT order from a collection site listed on Healthpoint, or have someone collect it for you.

For people are not unwell or a household contact but want to get a RAT for other purposes, such as to visit an elderly relative, there are retail options now, including the Chemist Warehouse and Countdown.

Waikato Food Basket


Urban foraging. Truly inspired. Coming soon - Hamilton's first publically mapped urban foraging sites.

Hamilton Pantry Locations

➡️ To get regular updates on our pantries click HERE.

➡️ Click HERE to view the full open street pantry map locations.


Ascot Rd, Chartwell

Anzac Ave, Morrinsville

Ethos Food Hub, Te Ara Hou Village, 100 Morrinsville Road, Hillcrest

Brocas Ave, Hillcrest 

16 Peachgrove Rd, Hamilton East 

​46 Pollen Cres, Melville 

Rifle Range Rd, Dinsdale 

​Sefton Cres, Chartwell [OPEN 8am-8pm]

​Te Rapa Rd, Te Rapa [OPEN 8am-8pm]

Tramway Rd, Enderley 

Yvonne St, Melville




It is wonderful having the majority of our tamariki back albeit a little bit beaten up by colds, flu and COVID.  To support each other here are some support options at your disposal.



Free Hygiene Packs:  I am hoping to have these ready for you to collect today when you collect your tamariki.  Please drive through the car park today so that we can put these in your car as you drive through.  Please be thoughtful and patient so that everyone has the opportunity to get a hygiene pack.


Free flu jabs for tamariki aged 3 to 12:  Children aged 3 to 12 years old can get a free flu vaccination from their GP, healthcare provider or at most pharmacies from this Friday 1 July.


Free flu jabs for tamariki – Ministry of Health


Most tamariki aged 9 years and over need one vaccination each year to get good protection against flu. 


If you have a child under 9 years old, talk to your healthcare provider as they may need one or two vaccinations depending on whether they’ve had a flu vaccine before.


If tamariki have recently had COVID-19 they can have a flu jab as soon as they’ve recovered.

Free COVID-19 Jabs:  These continue to be available for now so please take advantage of these while you can, check out where your closest site is here, https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19-vaccination/waikato/


COVID Reporting:  Please complete this form if any of our students or any of them have a household contact that tests positive with COVID-19, 2022 W3 COVID Positive Notification.


Free Face Masks:  We will be providing masks for as long as we can if any tamariki need or want a face mask.


Sick Tamariki:  If your tamariki are sick, coughing, green emissions, tummy upsets or fever they MUST remain at home until they have 24 hours symptom free.


Hot Lunches:  I am trying very hard to provide hot lunches up to three days a week this term, so keep your fingers crossed.


Latest pānui are made available via this link:  https://www.whakawatea.school.nz/he-karere.

Ngā mihi.