Welcome to Waitoriki School

Active in Learning: Loving to Learn 

Mātātoa ki roto i te akoranga: Aroha ki te Ako

Kia Ora. Welcome to Waitoriki School community.  Waitoriki is a growing school with a current roll of 64. We are a rural full primary situated just 3.6km East of Inglewood on Lincoln Road.  Our tamariki work collaboratively across Kauri, Kowhai and Totara akomanga (learning spaces), named to celebrate the mature trees in our school grounds.  We have a strong emphasis on our enviro-schools program, the Key Competencies, STEAM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths), and play/inquiry based learning.  Our school prides itself for our friendly whanau atmosphere and our holistic approach to education. We trust your association with our school will be a long and happy one.


Welcome to the 2023 school year.


This year has begun full of wonderful optimism for what the year ahead can bring. This year we welcome Matua Anders to the teaching staff. He joins us for the year from Sweden. We are looking forward to sharing our wonderful school with him and learning lots about life and schooling on the other side of the world.  Matua Anders is a very experienced teacher with a passion for PE. We have also welcomed our largest ever number of new students and families and look forward to getting to know everyone as they settle into the Waitoriki School community. There are lots of cool activities this year where whanau can join in.


We encourage our school families to keep an eye out for updates on our school calendar and school Facebook page,



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Welcome to Term 1 2023

A new year, a new beginning. 

This year is going to be awesome!

Being the warmest term being sunsmart is a top priority, especially as we spend so much of our days outside with swimming in the afternoons and often a lunch time swim as well.  

Major events this term include

Check out our Calendar page for more information.

We look forward to a wonderful year with all our new and returning families.



Learning Priorities

To produce Inglewood Learners (iCol) who are distinctive as Waitoriki learners who…




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Farmsource, New World Inglewood, Farmlands, FMG, Natural Fare, Inglewood Pharmacy, Brandt, Value Building Supplies, PGG Wrightson, Tegel, Energy Vets Taranaki, Power Farming, Osflo, Ocean Pearl Fisheries, Goble Contracting.