All classes have swimming lessons during Term 1 and part of Term 4, dependent on weather. We are fortunate to have 10 free lessons for all children in Term 1 with trained tutors that are paid for by G.A.A.A.P. (the Greater Auckland Area Aquatic Programme).  As swimming is part of the Physical Education programme all children are expected to participate. If children are not swimming for health reasons a note to the class teacher is required.


Tomarata is a Wastewise school. We endeavour to create as little waste as possible and promote environmentally friendly waste practices. We encourage our students to have litter-free lunches by using appropriate lunch containers and paper lunch wraps. We actively discourage the use of gladwrap and plastic wrappings as they create waste at school and our neighbouring farms.