About UsWakari School is a Contributing Primary School catering for children from ages 5 – 11 (Years 1 – 6). The School has a Roll of around 300 pupils which increases as new entrants join us throughout the year.
Our ValuesAt Wakari School we promote our values of Honesty, Manners, Respect, Co-operation and Kindness. As a Family orientated school we promote and encourage parental involvement. This assistance along with a strong Home and School partnership is vital for the children’s education during their time with us. School Camps, trips, swimming and School Fairs would simply not be possible without the vital assistance that Whanau offer. Our school has a proud tradition of community involvement stretching back to 1858!
Our Vision and AimsWakari prides itself on developing its Vision with our pupils; “Happy, Confident Learners” and looks to achieve this through its Co-operative Approach to Teaching and Learning. We have Three Syndicates across the School which operate in Learning Hubs. Hubs are usually 2, 3 or 4 classes in size. We aim to provide our pupils with the means to achieve their best in a caring, safe and secure environment. Wakari School benefits from a true team approach. We have a dedicated and committed Board of Trustees giving many hours of professional input, another hard-working group of parents forming the Home and School Association and still a wider group of parents and grandparents assisting with regular trips, camps and special hub activities.
What We OfferCombining with this widespread community support is a stable, experienced and well-qualified team of teachers and dedicated support personnel. Together the whole school community has an enviable reputation of a forward-looking and innovative school culture. High expectations, well-organised hubs and whole-school commitment to a positive, respectful environment promote high standards of behaviour, personal growth and excellent standards of achievement. Those currently comprising the Wakari School community contribute to an ongoing cycle of school improvement, building on the successes of our past. Wakari School Provides: Flexible Learning Environments, Effective Learning Support Programmes, Experienced, Reflective and Dedicated Teachers, The latest in ICT equipment, Large grass areas, our own swimming pool and great play equipment, A positive and respectful culture, Regular Trips and Outdoor Education experiences.