ABOUT WAIROA PRIMARY SCHOOL
Kia ora koutou, nga mihi nui kia koutou – nau mai ki Te Kura Tuatahi o Te Wairoa!
Greetings one and all – welcome to our Wairoa Primary website!
It has been my privilege to work closely with staff, students and whanau / families of Wairoa Primary and the entire district for some 24 years in varying capacities.
Wairoa Primary has a rich history in our community – a history which we regularly call on in our Place Based / Local Curriculum; this supports our Vision:
“E tu tamariki ma; ko au te akonga, ko te akonga ko au. Our Tamariki stand tall and are proud of who they are, where they have come from and where they are going; we are all learners together.”
By means of our inclusive Mission we actively provide the highest quality learning in a safe, caring environment which values diversity and prepares children for the future.
When you visit us you will see, hear and feel that we value, accept and celebrate all cultures; we ensure that students of all identities are treated with respect and dignity. Our staff continue to raise awareness of Tikanga and Te Reo Maori and incorporate these into classroom practice.
Our commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi is demonstrated in many ways but especially by supporting the ongoing provision of three Maori Immersion classes, actively consulting our kaumatua (respected elders), and by ensuring all students learn about and respect the diverse cultural heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand.
It is always a privilege and pleasure to meet with prospective families! Whilst this has traditionally occurred in person, more recently this has happened via social media as families transfer from other provinces and from around the world.
Kia manaakitanga – Take care!
E tu ! E tu! tamariki ma:
Ko au te akonga,
Ko akonga au.
Our tamariki stand tall and are proud of who they are and where they have come from and where they are going: we are all learners together.
To provide the highest quality learning in a safe, caring environment which values diversity and prepares children for the future.
Mahi Kotahi - Work together.
Tatou Tatou - As one
Schooling in our town has occurred on many sites and locations since 1859 when records show the very first official school which was held in a "whare " near the river by "The Heads."
Wairoa Primary School was first opened on the current site on the 23rd of March 1956.
Previously the primary classes had been sited on the same grounds as the District High School which had been established since 1910 , this would later become Wairoa College in 1954.
Wairoa Primary in 2005 was joined by North Clyde School (est 1947) as part of the then governmental education review and subsequent mergers.
Today Wairoa Primary continues to maintain a tradition of cooperation and collaboration with all sectors of our community.
The Team 2022
Richard Lambert - Principal
Maree-Louise Dimbokovits - Deputy Principal/SENCO
Kim Hapi - Assistant Principal/Kaiarahi o te Rumaki
Jill Hapi - Senior Team Leader
Eden Solomon- Junior Team Leader
Renee Hiko Penny Mitchell
Natasha Hapi-Wikaira Kirstie O'Neil
Lyn Wilson Carol Hapi Yanna Carroll TeAo Rore
Dianne McCallum - Learning Support Co-ordinator
Jeanne Clayton-Green - Reading Recovery
Te Ao Rore - Resource Teacher of Maori
Joce Gregory- Literacy Leader
April Blake Oriana Salu
Susan Mihaere Teri-Lee Tipu
Willy Mitchell Taylor Doyle
Adrianne Poipoi Raewyn Rore
Faith Morten Maude Kahukura
Lee-Ann Goodley Monehu Gilbert
Peni Wamoana Joanne Simmonds
Pango Solomon Darien Doull
Bernie Smiler- Office Manager
Ana Lambert- Office Receptionist
Robyn Little - Librarian
Barry Murphy - Caretaker
If you wish to view any of our school policies or procedures clicking here will take you to SchoolDocs. Search for Wairoa Primary School and then enter the username and password as below.
The privacy document which covers this website and our facebook page can be found there.
Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions.