School Hours & Break Times

Our School Day

Please note – all children arriving before 8.30am must wait at the hall steps.
08.30 amFirst bell – children able to enter the classrooms
08.50 amSecond bell – class begins
11.00 am – 11.10 amMorning Tea
11.10 am – 11.40 amFirst break – play time
1.10 pm – 1.20 pmLunch
1.10 pm – 1.50 pmSecond break – play time
3.00 pmSchool ends


Maungawhau School operates its own OSCAR programme before and after school in our school hall.    If you wish to drop your child off early, the before-school care service is available from 7.30am.  School opens at 8.30am and any children arriving before 8.30am who are not enrolled at before-school care must wait at the hall steps.  Children may enter classrooms prior to 8.30am only if they are attending school practices or clubs. For further information please contact our Oscar Director Joseph Tyrell.


For the first 10 minutes of both breaks children are supervised as they eat their food outside.  A healthy, well-balanced lunch with sufficient items for both eating times is encouraged.  Please do not send food or drink in glass containers.  Filtered water fountains are situated around the school.  No lollies or chewing gum are permitted at school.

Lunches can be purchased through EZ Lunch.  Simply set up your family login and purchase lunches Monday to Friday.

In an effort to reduce the amount of rubbish at the school, children are required to take all their uneaten lunch, food scraps and wrapping papers home each day.  There are no rubbish bins available.