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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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Waiau School is open tomorrow 29th March. The strike does not affect our School, just the Area School.Thanks, the Waiau Team

Tue Mar 28 08:42am

Reminder – Working Bee Tomorrow

Thu Mar 23 02:52pm

The school will hold a working bee tomorrow Friday 24th March starting at 2.30pm – Students will be involved and help with gardening/weeding and a few maintenance jobs.Please bring along some tools, gloves, secateurs, spades and even a wheelbarrow if you can transport it. Early BBQ/Sausage sizzle to be held after. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

NZEI Strike Action

Mon Mar 13 11:05am


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Important Marae info

Tue Mar 07 08:49pm

Kia ora,

In the email sent yesterday it said we were leaving at 8:50am. Sorry that should have said 8:30am from School.

We plan to be back at Waiau School at 3pm on Thursday.


If your child requires a car seat please send it along tomorrow.

Ngā mihi,

The Waiau Team

The latest newsletter

Thu Mar 02 05:53pm

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Kind regards,

The Waiau Team

Swimming Sports tomorrow – more info

Tue Feb 28 03:50pm

Swimming sports is tomorrow at 1pm and its looking like a lovely day! Can children please bring an extra towel and they are welcome to bring a dressing gown or a warm jacket.

Remember to bring your togs if you are swimming in the parent relay!

See you all there! 

Swimming Sports Postponed – Wednesday 1st March

Mon Feb 27 01:54pm

Kia ora,

Due to the current weather and the pool water temperature we have postponed our swimming until Wednesday 1st March at 1pm. If the conditions are not ideal on Wednesday for the whole school we will just run the Year 6 Championship races and we will hold a Swimming Spectacular event once the weather has settled. This will enable our students to demonstrate what they have been learning during our swimming lessons.

Fingers crossed all goes to plan and we have our School Swimming Sports this Wednesday, with our mix and mingle session over at School afterwards.

Ngā mihi,

The Waiau Team

Hui/Assembly today at 12:10 in the Library.

Fri Feb 24 08:27am

A few announcements

Wed Feb 22 01:57pm

Kia ora,

Just a few announcements to keep you in the loop of what’s going on at Waiau School over the next fortnight.

Mufti Day this Friday to raise money for those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle. It will be a gold coin donation, however, we will take larger amounts if you can spare it.

Swimming Sports will take place next Tuesday, starting at 1pm. We will have some sausages on the BBQ and the kettle on, ready for a mix and mingle catch up straight after the swimming sports over at School. Please come and join us.

Staffing We have appointed Mrs Rhonda Faulks to teach 3 days a week in Room 1 for the duration of the year (effective from Term 2) and Megan will be the Thursday/Friday teacher.
Staffing for Room 2. Mrs Cath Ferguson will be the main Room 2 teacher and Megan will also work in Room 2.

Ngā mihi,
The Waiau Team

Newsletter 2, Week 3 Term 1

Thu Feb 16 02:38pm



Newsletter 1, Week 1 Term 1

Thu Feb 02 05:46pm