Our Environment

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

Email: admin@was.school.nz

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.

Calendar

Term 1, 2023

Term 1 Dates: 1 February 2023 –  6 April 2023

7

March

HVP-WAS Athletics Day

8:45am start.

 

8

March

Westpac Duffy Theatre Show

School Hall 2pm

10

March

Ugly Shakespeare Tour

Senior English

12

March

Firewood Working Bee

See Week 5 Newsletter for more details

13

March

Western Primary Athletics

 

24

March

Author Visit

Deano Yippedee – 9:45-11am

25

March

Southland Primary Athletics

 

31

March

Western Primary Swimming

 Riverton

6

April

PTA Easter Bonnet (Hat) Parade

End of Term 1

 

10

April

10-15 April: NZ Area Schools Senior Leadership Course

 

16

April

PTA Fundraiser JINGO

At Waiau Town & Country Club, 2pm 
ALL Welcome!

17

April

17-21 April: Senior Diving Course

Dunedin

24

April

Teacher ONLY Day

No school for students

 

25

April

ANZAC Day
Public Holiday 

 

26

April

Start of Term 2

 

The Latest …

Free Lunches in Schools Menu – Term 4

macaroni cheese lunch

Term 4: Free Lunches in Schools Menu 

bowl of fruit

Weeks

3, 5, 7

Monday

Lasagne

 

Tuesday

Chicken Salad

 

Wednesday

Ham Salad Filled Roll

 

Thursday

Sweet n Sour Meatballs & Rice

 

Friday

Burgers

 

2, 4, 6, 8

Macaroni & Cheese

Potato Bake

 

Chicken Wrap

 

Bacon & Egg Bake

 

Nachos

 

Fresh Fruit daily, Muffins and/or Biscuits twice weekly

Free Lunches in Schools Menu – Term 3

macaroni cheese lunch

Term 3: Free Lunches in Schools Menu 

bowl of fruit

Weeks

1, 3, 5, 7, 9

Monday

Macaroni and Cheese

 

Tuesday

Nachos

 

Wednesday

Chicken Salad Roll

 

Thursday

Spaghetti Vegetable Bolognaise

 

Friday

Pizza & Green Salad

 

2, 4, 6, 8, 10

Tomato Pasta Bake

Chicken Burritos

 

Cottage Pie

 

Ham Salad Sandwich

 

Burgers

 

Fresh Fruit daily, Muffins and/or Biscuits twice weekly

our Mission

Live to LEARN, LEARN to Live

Inclusion 

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.

 

Students

Staff

Get In Touch

Location: 47 Orawia Road, Tuatapere, Southland

Telephone: (03) 2266285

Email: admin@was.school.nz

School Office: M-F: 8:30am – 3:30pm

School Day: M-F: 8:50am – 3pm