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Waiau School

Waiau School is a warm and vibrant school with a supportive community at its heart. We are proud of our school with its caring family environment and child-centred approach to learning.

We believe in our Kia ū ki te ako philosophy, we strive to ensure all our learners are equipped with the skills to become learners for life. Our school is caring, inclusive and collaborative with our tamariki at the heart of all we do.

Our community

Links us to the physical connections we share with our whenua, and ties our school in with the people of our place.

Our Growth

Implores us to continue to make positive changes for ourselves, our community, our environment, and our world.

Our Success

Ensures we are meeting the needs of our learners, and ensures we celebrate all our achievements.

Our Future

Encourages us to view our learning in the present to be adaptable to the ever changing worlds our learners will move into.


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Prize Giving info

Thu Dec 15 12:02pm

We are currently experiencing the effects of the current wave of COVID19 in our community. In order for you to be able to make your own informed decision about whether or not to attend our school prize-giving ceremony, could I please ask you to carefully read the following information:

We are going to hold our school prize-giving as planned tonight at 7pm  (please have children at the Waiau Hall by 6:45pm).  
If you are unwell or have symptoms of sickness, do not attend the prizegiving.
Please note that mask wearing is not compulsory; however, we are encouraging all those attending the prize giving ceremony to wear masks during the event.
Please ensure that you make use of the hand-sanitizer provided as you enter the Hall and follow all personal hygiene recommendations.
Thank you for your consideration of these important matters. We really want our Waiau School community to have a Covid free Christmas and by taking precautions we may be able to avoid isolation on the 25th December.


Please remember to bring along a plate of food to share for supper.


Kind regards,

The Waiau Team

Reminder: Fish & Chips, Mufti Day and Pool Party tomorrow (see menu attached)

Mon Dec 12 07:08pm


Newsletter 19, Week 7 Term 4

Fri Dec 02 03:30pm



Reminder – Gumboot Friday

Fri Nov 04 06:44am

Gumboot Friday – Mufti Day today
Apologies for the late notice but we would like to take the opportunity to support the Gumboot Friday Appeal. The children can come to school in mufti and we would love to see them wearing their gumboots. We will do a wellbeing walk around the village in place of the bake sale this year due to the late notice. A gold coin donation would be appreciated if you would like to support.

If you wold like to donate $3 online you can text BOOTS to 469.

Newsletter 17, Week 3 Term 4

Thu Nov 03 06:02pm