Welcome to 2019!  Teacher only days on the 29th and 30th January.  School office open from 29th January – 1st February.  School starts on Monday 4th February.  Waitangi Day on Wednesday 6th February.


VISION “What we aspire to”

To be a confident and resilient lifelong learner

Mission “How will we achieve this?”

Through thinking and inquiry
By providing authentic learning opportunities
By fostering confident, reflective learners.
By providing learning experiences that emphasise basic numeracy and literacy levels.
By developing programmes and a culture that builds the Key Competencies.

VALUES “We believe in”

Respect, responsibility, honesty, leadership, independence, humour, creativity, teamwork, motivation, environmental awareness

Te Waotu School: Growing great learners and embracing our community

Tēnā koutou katoa, ‘talofa, talitali fiefia, 접대, bula, 欢迎

A very special welcome to parents and children from all of us who are part of the Te Waotu School community.
Te Waotu School is a unique school built on a long history, rural outlook, strong community support and a tradition of producing well rounded individuals who leave well equipped for the next stage of their schooling.

Our Board of Trustees and dedicated staff work hard to provide high quality learning for every child who attends our school.  We are very proud of our school facilities and running alongside this, our green-gold enviroschool status.

We are a school with a growth mindset and are constantly seeking to improve the way we do things to ensure better learning outcomes for students.  We believe in fostering great connections between home and the school and have a range of community orientated events throughout the year such as calf club day, pumpkin day, and quiz night.

Parents are encouraged to keep regular contact with their child’s classroom teacher around learning or other matters of importance.  This can be done in person or via email.  Many queries or concerns can easily be resolved at this level however if you have concerns or comments you do not feel you can approach the class teacher with then please contact me.

Ryves Hunt
Principal, Te Waotu School