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 …

School Board of Trustees – Parent Elections

Nominations are now open for 5 parent representatives to our school board of trustees.

If you would like to be a parent representative on the school board, please request a nomination form from the returning officer – Nina Smith , botsecretary@was.school.nz

Please return your signed nomination form to our school office or via email by Wednesday 3rd August 2022.

WAS Red Traffic Light Plan 2022

Dear WAS Community

This plan is aimed to summarise how WAS is operating under the new Red ‘Traffic Light System/framework’. 

This table highlights the strategies that we will be implementing to keep everyone safe. We will need your cooperation. This plan will be updated and amended from time to time as requirements from MoH/MoE dictate and our understanding of the new Traffic Light System unfolds. In the meantime, all schools are open for instruction.

Thank you.

Please click the button below to access the plan.

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