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Waikaia School is the proud hub of the community. We work hard to provide the best education possible for our young students, alongside involving the community when possible in our activities. The students have terrific manners and as they grow in confidence and competence they develop a strong sense of where their education is headed and their potential. We are fortunate through community support to have a high student to computer ratio with there being as many devices as students.
Through planning and financial support the students benefit from all opportunities within the wider region as is evident in the pages on the school section of this website. We often have outside specialist visitors (and travel), to ensure the students have experiences outside the usual confines of a classroom. Alongside this the students’ performance in the New Zealand National Standards is above national and regional levels as per Ministry statistics. This is due to the commitment of teachers, parents, whanau and volunteers to provide the best possible education.
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ABOUT WAIKAIA SCHOOL
The Waikaia Valley is one of Southland’s best kept secrets, with its glistening snow topped mountains and tussock grasslands. Our students strive to achieve our high expectations in all curriculum areas, developing self worth and self discipline by having ownership of their learning. Our students excel in sports, many representing Waikaia at regional levels. A supportive Board, Home and School Committee, and Community give our students more learning opportunities, resources, and experiences outside the classroom.
Our students continue to achieve highly when they leave our school; they have good social and work ethics and many become head of school, prefects and duxes.
Why Choose Us?
Buses directly resourced – come and discuss your needs with us.
Small class sizes, lots of one to one teaching time
Emphasis on literacy & numeracy programmes
Values taught & reinforced
Wide variety of sports
Well resourced Library
Computers and Ipads for each child
More Learning Experiences
Specialized sports coaching- Southland ‘Moonlight’ Golf Tournament winners
Speech Competitions- Southland
Concerts- School wide
Music/Art - specialist teacher
Ski Trip - annually
Local, City, & Deep Cove camps (three year cycle)
9:00am – 10:15am. Interval. 10:35am – 11.40pm Munch 11:50 - 12:40 Lunchtime 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Term Dates are set by the Ministry of Education and are advertised through the Waikaia School newsletter at the beginning of the year and at the end of every term.
Our Approach to Learning
Waikaia School is a place that creates a safe, secure learning environment in which the unique qualities of each individual are valued, and is an integral part of the community, that encourages self worth and pride.
We also encourage all students to take a growing responsibility for their own quality of learning and behaviour,so they can become.
For more information about our amazing school please view our vision and strategic plan.
MEET THE STAFF
PHOTOS COMING SOON
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The BOT meets on the second Monday of the Month. The public is welcome to attend.
Please contact the Board Chair and/or the Principal if you have any matters to discuss at the BOT meeting.
CURRENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
WAIKAIA HOME & SCHOOL COMMITTEE
The Home and School committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. All welcome to attend.
Please contact the chair if you have any matters to discuss at the meeting.
Karen Horrell & Samantha Williams
SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS
Ray & Mairi Dickson