Swim Tangaroa provides swimming and water safety programmes for
Our programme is designed to encourage and assist our whanau/families to develop swimming and water safety skills through participating in a variety of fun and safe activities in the water.
Our levels are given names of sea life that live and thrive within Tangaroa. As your child grows and develops new aquatic and water safety skills they too will grow and thrive within our programme.
Swim Tangaroa encourage the use of Te Reo Maori within our lessons. Although lessons are predominantly taught in English, our experienced teachers are provided with new kupu/words and phrases to use throughout lessons.
Our Swim Tangaroa Whanau are committed to giving the skill of learning to swim as we believe this to be a skill of life.
Key Learning AreasThe curriculum covers seven areas of learning.
These areas are combined and presented as activities to enhance student development.
- Entries and exits
- Floating and sculling
- Movement, propulsion and stroke development
- Personal survival
- Underwater skills
- Rescue and emergency
- Water safety knowledge
"Kaua e whakama ki te korero Maori, Ahakoa he iti, he Taonga”
“Don’t be shy to speak Te reo Maori, even a little is a gift”
2020 Swim Tangaroa Lessons
|Term||Start Date||End Date||Holidays|
|15th April||5th July||School Holidays:
6th July - 19th July
|20th July||27th September||School Holidays:
28th September - 13th October
(up to 10 weeks)
|14th October||Primary, Intermediate, Special school:
No later than 20th December
No later than 13th December
5 or 6 weeks
(From school's closing date until opening date of school the following year.)
Labour Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day
**More information can be found Education.govt.nz