The Benefits of
our Area School
Cohesion & Stability
Small Class Sizes
Highly professional staff
Opportunities For All
Our younger year 1-6 students have access to specialist facilities and staff that are usually only available for secondary students.
Positive Learning Spaces
Specialist teaching areas provide purpose built amenities and create a positive learning environment for our students.
Whangamata is a beautiful coastal town with approximately 4 kilometres of surf beach bordered by tidal estuaries. A range of outdoor activities are available to enjoy whether it be surfing on the famous bar, kayaking or snorkelling in the harbour, or fishing off the wharf. All of these activities are woven into the curriculum our students experience.
Creating connected, engaged lifelong learners through positive, productive partnerships and authentic learning experiences
Manaakitanga means to ‘uplift and foster mana’. Particularly, the mana of a person expresses itself in their ability to do certain things, in their skills and talents. Manaakitanga is a value or a principle which is concerned with the uplifting, fostering and nurturing the mana of the person.
Whanaungatanga is a term for interconnectedness and relatedness. Whanaungatanga is a value about maintaining and fostering relationships. It is about making good connections between people and between people and our world. It is about understanding that we are all interconnected in some way and one’s thoughts and actions connect with other things.
Ako He Tupu – Learning is Growth
(the growth of the learning is in your hands).
Primary Years 1-6
Securing key foundational skills in Literacy, Numeracy, Digital Technologies, the Sciences, Arts, and Physical Education.
Middle Years 7-10
The middle school at WAS offers an opportunity for students to build on their foundational learning in a rich natural environment.
Senior Years 11-13
Structured to encourage students to develop a flexible pathways approach to learning while keeping their options open for the future.