Principal's Welcome

E ngā mana, E ngā reo, E ngā karangatanga maha, Tēnā koutou.  Greetings everyone!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Wainuioru School.  I am so fortunate to be the Principal of this

awesome school!  We have amazing children, a talented and dedicated staff supported by a very

competent Board of trustees.  At the centre of our world is a strong community, both locally and from the surrounding districts. 

We have a strong emphasis on developing the foundations of what we see

as'true "WAI KIDS" values.

Our WAI KIDS underpin everything we do at our school and set the standard

for rural education in our context.  "Wainui" and "Oru" are the role models 

that our children aspire to be when they leave here in Year 8. 

Our curriculum is strongly linked to our unique rural surroundings and our

children can often be seen up trees, building huts as well as being active playing

other traditional games in the playground.  We encourage the children to take

responsible risks in their learning, thus providing them with the environment

in which to do so. 

We have worked on developing strong relationships with our whanau & wider

community.  The local community group WSCA (Wainuioru, School and 

Community Association) provide our school with resources which enable us to

provide greater outcomes for our students.


I look forward to sharing our special place with you one day! 

Ko Nuhiti te Maunga 

Ko Hawai te awa 

Ko Motuoroi te motu 

Ko Hinetamatea te Marae 

Ko Ngati Porou te iwi

Ko Ngati Wakararara te hapu 

Gene Bartlett


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