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   


Kia ora e te Whānau,


There has been 1 confirmed case of COVID-19 in Uenuku.

The case was infectious Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th May. The individual has no symptoms however was in contact with someone who was over the weekend and has since tested positive. 

  • You and your whānau should watch for symptoms
  • If any develop, get tested immediately
  • Please notify us of the result, positive or negative, as soon as possible.
  • If your child will not be attending, please let us know.

What Waatea School is doing.

  • Waatea School will remain open
  • We have appropriate public health measures and cleaning procedures in place.
    • If your child comes to school with flu like symptoms, whānau will be notified immediately and we would require you to come and pick your child up




The health and wellbeing of our tamariki, parents/whānau, Kaiako and community is our priority. 

We really appreciate your support and understanding during these times. 

You will be advised of any changes and updates. 

We are adapting and responding all the time. We need to consider all regulatory and outside impact changes.

For more information please visit the Ministry of Health website: 

If you require any additional support, please do not hesitate to reach out, we have MUMA on site that can provide wrap around services. 


Ngā mihi

Whaea Zara

Acting Principal