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Waiau Pa is a semi-rural school located 15 mins from Papakura and Pukekohe. The school is set in magnificent grounds with native trees, extensive play areas and attractive buildings and classrooms. There are approximately 350 pupils Years 1 – 8. We provide a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy and recognise the talents and abilities of all students through a range of exciting and varied programmes.
"Teachers are very positive and engaged in the children's learning and always encouraging the children to push themselves in areas they need getting the best out of the children."
"Waiau Pa, for me, offers a balanced education; without the pressure and stress experienced at the private school the girls attended previously. At Waiau Pa they are respected as individuals and allowed to develop in the way that suits them, in a supportive, well rounded and encouraging environment. It's a joy to see children being children and growing and thriving as individuals"
"The learning opportunities the children have are really great and we appreciate everything all the teachers do. We always feel welcome here, our children are very happy. Also, the teachers are amazing!"
"There seems to be a wide range of activities being done in the classrooms providing learning for all different interests. I also think the teacher aids do a fabulous job."
"The environment feels accepting of all people"
"My children are well supported emotionally, socially and academically. I am very pleased!"
"We really appreciate the personalised attention that our children get to support their learning and their overall happiness and wellbeing."
"Amazing values through the school, supportive teachers & staff who give their best everyday."
These programmes include:
- Kapa Haka and Cultural connections
- Rich student leadership initiatives for our Intermediate Students
- Syndicate Sports
- Regular participation in Franklin Sporting Events
- Performing Arts experiences including Major Musical Productions, Jump Jam and Specialist Music lessons
- Environmental School's programme - We are currently aiming for our GOLD Enviro Schools Award!
- Technology opportunities including participation in EPRO-8 competitions.
- Our annual Calf Club event.
Waiau Pa enhances student learning through digital technology, values based curriculum, and a specialist music / performing arts program.
At Waiau Pa, our core business is teaching & learning and providing nothing but the best experiences for our students both in, and out of, the classroom.
The arts, sports and culture are valued and are an integral part of our varied programme.
We are proud of 'Our Place'