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 2, 2022

Term 2 Dates: 2 May 2022 – 8 July 2022

2

May

First Day of Term 2

 

13

May

Teacher Only Day

NCEA Accord Day.
School closed for instruction.

18

May

Area Schools Tournament – Twizel

18 – 20 May

23

May

BOT Meeting. 6:30pm 

Staffroom. All welcome!

 

25

May

Primary Schools Cross Country

Hosted by Thornbury. For HVP, WAS and Thornbury.

3

June

NZ Playhouse

Yr1-8.

Hall 2-3pm

6

June

NO SCHOOL – Queen’s Birthday

School closed for instruction.

21

June

Parent-Student-Teacher-Interviews

3:15-5:15pm

(Tuesday 28 – backup day)

23

June

Parent-Student-Teacher-Interviews

3:15-5:15pm

(Thursday 30 – backup day)

24

June

NO SCHOOL – Matariki

School closed for instruction.

5

July

Elgregoe Magical Show

Years 1-8
Hall. 1:30pm 

8

July

Last day of Term 2

Term 3 will begin 25 July

The Latest …

2022 Important Bus Information

go bus logo

Just in case you haven’t heard …. we have a new bus company responsible for our school bus routes. (Go Bus and drivers).
The buses should be usual times – please be mindful that our new companies and drivers will be adjusting.
Any queries please contact Miss Clare Robinson (Bus Controller) on 021 031 8134 

FULL DETAILS HERE

Teacher Only Day 1st December 2021

Teacher Only Day 1st December 2021

Reminder: It’s a Teacher only day at WAS on 1st of December 2021. This is a Ministry of Education day for all staff professional learning & development.

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