Welcome from the Principal


Tēnā koe, Welcome

It is a real pleasure to welcome you to Waitākiri Primary School.
Waitākiri has a proud tradition of outstanding student achievement and general performance.
It is noted for its innovation and quality of teaching.

Waitākiri is a school of REAL learning hero’s who make REAL choices!

This means children who:
Respect self, others and the environment
Encourage others
Achieve to the best of their ability, and are…
Lifelong learners
Children who display these values are REAL Heroes!

We value collaboration and the importance of working in partnership with all stakeholders in the community to achieve the very best outcomes for our children. We strive to develop a variety of activities for all students to achieve success in their chosen area of passion. Children learn in an inclusive, positive and supportive school environment where their diversity is recognised and valued. We are committed to ensuring that your child is engaged in innovative and fun learning experiences.

At Waitākiri Primary School, children learn in flexible spaces designed to maximise teacher collaboration, student self-regulation and student centered learning. Children will learn about their world and learn through meaningful contexts and engaging learning experiences. The school has outstanding facilities, furniture, fittings and resources to support teaching and learning.

A highly capable Board of Trustees governs our school, and an active PTA provides invaluable support. The partnership we have with our families and whanau is highly valued. We welcome and encourage your participation.

I feel very privileged to lead Waitākiri School. I am proud of our achievements and the learning environment and facilities that we provide for our students. 

I look forward to getting to know you and working to make Waitākiri the very best school for your child.

Nāku iti noa, nā (Yours sincerely)

Andrew Barker