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At WhenuaKITE we have K.I.T.E Kids.

They are those who are Kind - Innovative - Trustworthy - Enthusiastic. 

"Whenuakite: The full name compressed by the pakeha to Fenuakit, is Te Whenua-i-kite-te Manuaute-o-Tama-pahore, the land discovered by paper - mulberry kite flew by Tama-pahore. This man flew a kite at Remurera. The string broke and the kite was followed until it came to earth at this place."

 

source: page 1 Whenuakite School Centenary 1908 - 2008.

Challenge shield - est. 1947

WhenuakitE and Coroglen compete each year for the Challenge Shield in Athletics. The schools have been competing for this annually since 1947, where Kaimarama School (now closed) also participated. In 2019, Whenuakite was lucky to win the shield.

Principal's 1908 - 2019

1908 - 1911: Miss Edith Morris 

1911 - 1915: Miss Dorothy BArker

The following were In Charge of

Gum Town and Whenuakite Schools

1915 - 1916:   Archibald J Carroll

1916 - 1919:   Henry A Mealand

1919 - 1922:  Jack H Menzies

1922: (temp) Miss D Lee

1922 - 1923: Hubert H F Morton

1923: (temp)  N F POTTER

1923 - 1924:  Miss Hilda s Day

1924 - 1926:  L E Williams

1926:             J N Pringle-miller   

1927 - 1928:  E W HAmer

1928 - 1929:  s s pyne 

1929: (TemP)  I HAll  

1930 - 1932:   A C Wilson

1932:  (temp) L C Percy

1933:  Jack H Menzies

1915 - 1916: Archibald J Carroll

In Charge of Gum Town and Whenuakite Schools