Nau mai Haere Mai

Kura values are highly evident in the positive way adults and children relate to each other.

2016 ERO Report,
Ministry of Education

Nau mai Haere Mai

Teachers are making increasingly good use of achievement data to determine the strengths and needs of individual children

2016 ERO Report,
Ministry of Education


Welcome to Waatea School 


Nā te aha tātou i motuhake ai? What makes us special?

Nā te aha tēnei wāhi i ahurei ai? What makes this place unique?

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At Waatea School our mission is to develop well-rounded, socially adept and culturally aware graduates capable of operating across two worlds – te ao Māori me te ao Pākeha. We encourage our tamariki to know who they are, where they come from, and to be proud of their identity, culture and language. 

We promote and support our akonga to develop a lifelong love of learning - the Waatea way!  We believe that with kura and whanau working together, each child can reach their full potential. We are proud of our learning-focused school culture and thrive on being located at our local Ngā Whare Waatea Marae. Our core values of Kanohi Kitea, WhānaungatangaManaakitanga, Rangatiratanga, Matauranga and Kotahitanga are reinforced and encouraged in all aspects of school life at Waatea School.

Our Waatea whanau of learning are dedicated, skilled and experienced education professionals who enjoy working collaboratively as a team. The 2017 Education Review Office (ERO) report states: "The Kura has good evidence of ongoing evaluative thinking about core aspects of teaching and learning of teachers' professional growth. Teachers deliberately focus on considering the impact of practices and programmes and making changes for better student outcomes." 

Our vision statement encourages the provision of a culturally enriched, whanau-centric and nurturing place where students are excited to learn, aim to be the best they can be and where the talents and skills of each individual are valued and developed.

Welcome to our Waatea community!


E hara taku toa i te takitahi ko te takitini ke

Success is not the work of one but the work of many



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PO Box 23398, Hunters Corner, Auckland 2025

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