Welcome From The Principal

As principal of Wanaka Primary School it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Wanaka Primary School website. I proudly lead a team of passionate, innovative educators and an efficient school support team of office administrators, teacher aides and caretaking staff.

We are fortunate to have a progressive, supportive Board of Trustees and an active, dynamic PTA. Together we focus on our mission ‘to empower a community of learners’, by providing rich learning opportunities so our Year 1-6 students develop self – managed, reflective learning strategies to be the best learners and achievers they can be. We are proud of our high levels in literacy and numeracy, along with our achievements in the arts and sporting pursuits.

We moved into our new campus, designed as a modern learning environment, in October 2010. Our current roll of 650 (May, 2017) is still expected to grow, so we are currently planning a new pod of 4 classrooms for our campus which will be ready by the end of 2017, bringing our classroom space total to 32 which will cater for a roll of up to 800 if needed.

We have an open door policy so please feel welcome to come in and have a chat or find out more information about any aspect of school life. Keep an eye on this website, our newsletter and our blogs for regular updates on what’s happening at Wanaka Primary School.

Dr Wendy Bamford Principal Wanaka Primary School