Announcement : 

NEW SCHOOL UNIFORMS SURVEY: Kia Ora e te whānau,  I am looking at changing our school uniforms with additional pieces. I would appreciate your input to gather thoughts around what our new uniform could look like and how adding pieces such as a P.E. uniform for our senior students could impact whānau. The reason behind the change is our off shore suppliers have increased their prices. I have sourced a local manufacturer to hold and supply stock for our uniforms. The process behind the change of uniforms is as follows:   Gather student voice   Gather Whānau voice   Gather Staff voice   Share findings with whānau, staff, students    Present responses to the School Board   Whānau, staff, students are notified of the outcome and possible changes timeline     Could you all please take a moment to check the new designs, vote and answer a couple of questions. Click on the link below to access the survey:  Waatea School uniform change survey Ngā mihi nui, Whaea ZaraWaatea School Principal   

E hara taku toa i te takitahi ko te takitini ke

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

Principal's Welcome

Ko Whakaangi te maunga
Ko Tokatoka te awa
Ko Tokerau te moana
Ko Mamaru te waka
Ko Aputerewa te marae
Ko Ngai Takiora te hapu
Ko Ngā Puhi te iwi
Ko Zara toku ingoa

Nau mai haere mai! Here 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 Whānaungatanga, Manaakitanga, Rangatiratanga, and Kotahitanga are reinforced and encouraged in all aspects of school life at Waatea School.

Ka rere taku manu ki ngā tōpito o te takiwā
Kei runga noa atu tana rerenga hei Manutaki mo te hapori
My manu flies to the extremes of our region
It soars high, watching over our community

Zara Buckman

Principal

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School Calendar

Monday, December 5

Week 8
All Day
Nitika - Tawhirimātea
12:00 am
Karakia - Hui-a-kura
8:45 am – 9:00 am

Tuesday, December 6

Week 8
All Day

Newsflash

School Calendar

Monday, December 5

Week 8
All Day
Nitika - Tawhirimātea
12:00 am
Karakia - Hui-a-kura
8:45 am – 9:00 am

Tuesday, December 6

Week 8
All Day

Ko Te Pane o Mataoho

te Maunga

Ko Oruarangi te Awa

Ko Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa

te Moana

Ko Tainui te Waka

Ko Waikato te Iwi

Ko Te Waiohua te Hapū

Ko Kingi Tuheitia te Rangatira

Ko Waatea te Marae

Ko Waatea te Kura

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