Waiau Area School is a Year 1 to 13 co-educational, composite Area School located in Western Southland; 81km west of Invercargill. It is the only Area School in the Southland Region.
Andrew Pardoe-Burnett is the Principal.
Location: 47 Orawia Road, Tuatapere, SOUTHLAND 9620
Telephone: +64 3 226 6285
School Hours: M-F: 8:50am – 3pm
Learn By Doing
At Waiau Area School we work hard to ensure that learning happens for all students, that learning is accurately measured, that evidence is gathered, and most importantly that students and their parents know where they are going next in their learning. Students relish the chance to experience success. It helps establish a desire to learn and builds important learning skills like persistence.
The staff of Waiau Area School have developed curriculum schemes from Year 1-13 that reflect the diverse needs of our students.
Term 1, 2023
Term 1 Dates: 1 February 2023 – 6 April 2023
HVP-WAS Athletics Day
Westpac Duffy Theatre Show
School Hall 2pm
Ugly Shakespeare Tour
Firewood Working Bee
See Week 5 Newsletter for more details
Western Primary Athletics
Deano Yippedee – 9:45-11am
Southland Primary Athletics
Western Primary Swimming
PTA Easter Bonnet (Hat) Parade
End of Term 1
10-15 April: NZ Area Schools Senior Leadership Course
PTA Fundraiser JINGO
At Waiau Town & Country Club, 2pm
17-21 April: Senior Diving Course
Teacher ONLY Day
No school for students
Start of Term 2
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WAS KiwiSport Funding
Students participated in organised sports. In 2022 the school received KiwiSport funding for Year 1-8 of $1,083.00 and $1,443.80 for Year 9+ (2021 $2,369.40).
The funding has been used to increase students participation in many sporting opportunities, such as basketball, volleyball, netball, rugby, biking and kayaking. The Y1-8 KiwiSport funding has also been used to promote swimming and increase water confidence and skills.
Free Lunches in Schools Menu – Term 1
Live to LEARN, LEARN to Live
We celebrate the inclusion of all key stakeholders: students, staff, community, local iwi, board of trustees, to create the new and exciting future for Waiau Area School. We acknowledge benefits of forming a positive working relationship with local iwi and the commitment we need to make to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Get In Touch
Location: 47 Orawia Road, Tuatapere, Southland
Telephone: (03) 2266285
School Office: M-F: 8:30am – 3:30pm
School Day: M-F: 8:50am – 3pm