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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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Latest Notifications

Please return all library books this week for library day on Friday. We will be doing a stocktake for the end of the year. Thanks!

Tue Nov 30 02:57pm

Newsletter #19

Thu Nov 25 03:48pm




Tue Nov 16 02:13pm

Please make sure your children bring their swimming togs and towel to school for the rest of the term. If it is a hot day and we have time we will try and fit in a swim!

Athletics Day Tomorrow – Children and whanau are welcome to wear house colours tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you there

Tue Nov 09 03:42pm

Newsletter #18

Mon Nov 08 03:46pm



Gumboot Friday

Thu Nov 04 03:47pm

Hi Everone,

Reminder to send the children to school in/with their gumboots tomorrow for our 1km walk around the township for Gumboot Friday!

If your whanau is interested and has the time, you could bake a cake to be auctioned on Facebook during the day, or you could bring a gold coin donation to school on Friday. (there is no pressure or expectation for either of these.) All donations collected will be sent directly to Gumboot Friday.

Mā te wā

Newsletter # 17

Fri Oct 29 04:59pm


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Lunch orders

Thu Sep 30 03:13pm

Kia ora everyone,

Just a reminder to please bring along your fish and chip orders first thing tomorrow.

Please have your order in a named envelope.

The weather is looking good so please bring a water container for your pet and don’t forget your farming clothes! 

Exciting times.

Kind regards

The Waiau School Team

Production Information!

Tue Sep 28 03:17pm

Thank you for being felxible in Alert Level 2.

Can children please arrive in school uniform at the Waiau Hall at 4.55pm tomorrow evening to get prepared for our show. Their costumes will be ready for them at the hall. The evening show starts at 5.30pm.

Please pack a water bottle.

Library day will be on Thursday this week due to pet day.

See you there!

Mā te wā!

This weeks newsletter: Production & Pet Show Addition

Mon Sep 27 03:36pm


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Reminder Dog Dosing for Pet Day tomorrow.

Thu Sep 23 04:11pm

Dogs must be dosed for hydatids. Sarah Williams at North Canterbury Veterinary Clinic has offered to do this on Friday 24th September at 2.30 – 3.30pm at the school. Cost of either $4 or $10 depending on the size and previous dosages We also encourage dogs to be vaccinated for parvo. All dog owners must show a certificate to show that the dosing has been done. No certificate, no entry.

Reminder assembly 2.30pm today. We would love to see you there!

Fri Sep 17 02:07pm

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Thu Sep 16 04:59pm



Trailride Meeting, Thursday 7.30pm

Wed Sep 15 02:36pm

Hi Everyone, there has been a Trailride meeting set for this Thursday night at 7.30pm in the school library. There will be a debrief session followed by the structure and planning for our 2022 Trailride. Hopefully you can make it!

Ahiahi (afternoon), if you have any large cardboard boxes, please send them to school. We need them for props for the production! Thanks

Mon Sep 13 03:16pm

Morning, Gobus has decided that it is too dangerous for buses to run. No buses today. School is open if you can safely make it.

Fri Sep 10 07:59am

Evening, Waiau Schools production is set for Wednesday the 29th of September. Pet day is set for Friday, 1st of October. Mark those dates!

Thu Sep 09 08:39pm

Unfortunately covid restrictions will apply but we are working hard to make these events happen. More information will come home soon.