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 stable school with a current roll of 53. 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 2024 school year.

This year has begun full of wonderful optimism for what the year ahead can bring. This year we welcome Ms Jones back into the classroom after 3 years of being a non-teaching principal.  The rest of our staff remain stable. This year brings exciting changes from the curriculum refresh into our teaching and learning.

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

Out Of Zone Enrollments

Enrolment at Waitōriki school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office.

Applications for out-of-zone places are now being invited for those students who will become eligible for enrolment during the period 29 April and 15th December.

The deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is Wednesday 24th April.

If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held on Friday 26th April. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

If you live in the home zone and have not yet signalled your intention to enrol your child later this year, please contact the school immediately to assist us to plan appropriately.

Out of Zone Application Form .pdf


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Welcome to Term 1 2024

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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