Welcome to

Wānaka Primary School

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a community
of learners’
‘Kia whakamana
ai i te hapori akonga’

From the principal

As principal of Wānaka Primary School it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Wānaka 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.

Our strengths are in our focus on:
● New Pedagogies for Deep Learning and the global competencies of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, character, citizenship.
● Positive Behaviour For Learning and our school values of respect, responsibility, honesty and being the best we can be.
● Enviro and science initiatives.
● Our high levels in literacy and numeracy, along with our achievements in the arts and sporting pursuits.

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 app notifications for regular updates on what’s happening at Wānaka Primary School.

Our values

Our learners are empowered through the fostering of the following values:

‘Being the best that we can be’

Our values give us meaning and motivation.

They are our taha wairua – our school’s inner spirit. These values help us make decisions for our learning community.

We strive to encourage our students to value personal excellence by setting high goals and persevering.

Our values are expressed in everyday actions and interactions within the school which develop a sense of community.