On 25th April 2018 a service was held at the Makara Cenotaph to commemorate ANZAC Day. It was a very moving service with touching personal stories from people in the community and the playing of the last post, raising and lowering of the flag. MMS students played a part in the service by beautifully reading poems and readings and laying wreaths on behalf of the school.
Our new bike track opened in February 2018, it is amazing. Thanks to WCC – Bikes in Schools and Meridian for their support to get this project up and going. Our students and staff are loving the bike track and all the learning opportunities it presents.
Saturday 22 October – 10.00 am onwards
Makara school is 150 years old this year – so if you attended Makara School, either the original School (now housing the Makara Play Group) or the current one, we would love to see you in Makara on Saturday 22 October.
A small group is organizing this special day to celebrate, and we need to get a handle on how many might be able to come. We have heard that many are intending to come, but few have actually advised their attendance.
There will be a morning tea at the Makara Hall, with registration, followed by tours of both the school buildings and entertainment from the current students, along with photos with your class year attendees, ending with a late lunch and an opportunity to talk and remember the old days with all your school friends. Dig out your old family and school photos, and bring them along. There will be a charge of $30 pp for the morning tea and lunch, collected on the day.
Please let all your friends and family know about this special day through your contacts, email, Facebook, etc and ask them to contact Christine Grace on email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 04 476 8176 or 0275 620108 so that a list can be compiled, and information can be sent to as many former students as possible so that they can attend.
We had so much fun at our latest disco. Check out this wee video with some of the highlights from the night…
We are really lucky to have our own swimming pool at Makara Model School and have participated in the Kiwi Swim safe programme for the last 3 years.
Check out the latest article published by the Wellington Community Trust.
Water Safety programme helps local schools: Success at Makara Model School
We are very proud of our six students who showed great bravery and courage during the bus accident on Friday the 18th March. Here they are receiving a special award from the New Zealand police.