Our Vision

Our Vision - Te Tūruapō

At Waiau School we have a clear vision for our learners and our school.

Our community
Nō Ūkaipo 

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

Our Growth
Te Kunengatanga

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

Our Success
Te Angitū

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

Our Future
Me Tiro Ki Muri 

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

Our school will strive to meet the needs of each learner, with a focus on creating young people who are adaptable, respectful, resilient, responsible, with the ability and courage to make positive changes in their world.
Our expansive tree-enclosed grass playing fields, and the several hard-court spaces, allow children to play and be instructed in a great number of games and sports. We have well resourced classrooms, a full library, learning technology tools, a school hall, high quality physical education equipment, a pump/bike track with bikes, two adventure playgrounds, and scooter ramps and jumps and an amazing community pool on our school grounds.
Cultural opportunities, regular events and celebrations reflect our diversity, community, and our local and national traditions.
To support our Kia ū ki te ako with all our learners we have three underlying values – Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.