Korowai Holder:

Our Korowai holder is our school representative who exemplifies our school values. Miah Allen is our Korowai Holder of 2020.  She was selected by staff because she is able to demonstrate honesty, responsibility, and accountability while acting with integrity.


Lunch Orders

Lunch orders are available every day and are supplied by ZWaiouru.
Order from the school office before 9am. You can also order and pay at ZWaiouru and they will deliver to the school.

Sausage Roll $3.50
Classic Pie $4.00
Sausage $2.50
Muffin $3.50
Toastie HCO $5.00
Cookie $2.00
Calci milk $2.00
Donuts $3.00
Just Juice Splash $2.70
Toppas $3.50
Kransky or chicken tender $2.00
Chicken/Beef Noodles $3.00

Pie/toppa/Muffin or Sausage roll combos comes with one of these options and an apple and Just juice $6.00

ZWaiouru have also added a fruit iceblock for this term to help cool us down on these warmer days

Ice Block $1.00IMG_2693

Waiouru School welcomes you to term 1 2020

We kicked off the new year today with a powhiri to welcome our new tamariki, whanau and teaching staff at the Waiouru marae.

Our new teaching staff are Adrien (middle students), Janine (senior students) and Shara (new entrant students)
You can meet our new and old staff and have a catch up at our whanau “Meet and greet the teachers BBQ afternoon” next Monday 3rd Feb at 4.30pm at the school.

See you there!


Waiouru School 2020

Waiouru Primary School Terms and Holidays 2020:

Term 1: Wednesday 29th January – Thursday 9th April

Term 2: Tuesday 28th April – Friday 3rd July

Term 3: Monday 20th July – Friday 25th September

Term 4 Monday 12th October – Wednesday 11th December (TBC)

School will also be closed on the following days

Waitangi Day Thursday, February 6
ANZAC Day Monday, April 27
Queen’s Birthday Monday, June 1
Labour Day Monday, October 26

Are you new to Waiouru and would like to enrol your child/ren to our school?

Please follow the link to fill in the enrolment form.

Term one 2020 starts next Wednesday 29th Jan.
Doors open at 8.30am and the morning bell rings at 9.00am.

Important notices

Mid Year Learning Conferences (Teacher/Parent)

We have introduced a new online booking system for our Mid-Year Learning Conferences that will take place on the 25th & 26th June. You can make the booking yourself or if you need help please contact Kerry or Marg at the school office and we can do this for you. The conference slot times are for 20 minutes, with your child’s class teachers.  Please get in early in order to secure the booking time that suits you.

To book a conference time go to:


Click on the top button that says MAKE A BOOKING

Enter the code:   ys9t7

Fill in the details from this point for your child.

School will close at 12.30pm on Wednesday the 26th June 2019.




Nigel Allsop

At today’s morning hui we were very fortunate to have a visit from author, Nigel Allsop, who told our students amazing facts about animals in wartime. Nigel is the President of the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation (AWAMO)  and was in NZ for an Award presentation ceremony at the Museum. Nigel donated three of his books and some purple poppies, to the Waiouru School library while he is here. Have a chat to your child and see if they can tell you one of the very interesting stories Nigel told us about the war time animals.IMG_3628



We are calling for nominations for the Waiouru School BOT..

What is a school board
of trustees?
Every state and state-integrated school in
New Zealand has a board of trustees.
School board membership includes elected parent
representatives, an elected staff representative and
the principal. If the school has students above year 9,
the board also includes a student representative.
What do trustees do?
First and foremost a board is accountable for
student progress and achievement to its parents and
community. The board has the overall responsibility
for the school. This includes legal obligations covering
curriculum, property, personnel, finance and health
and safety.
Here are some specific things the board does:
• Sets the strategic direction and long-term plans
for the school and monitors the board’s progress
against them.
• Monitors and evaluates student progress and
• Oversees the management of staff, property,
finances, curriculum and administration.
• Ensures that the educational needs and aspirations
of Māori learners, Pasifika learners and learners with
special education needs are identified, planned for
and met.
• Fulfils the intent of the Treaty of Waitangi by valuing
and reflecting New Zealand’s dual cultural heritage.
• Appoints and supports the principal and assesses
their performance.
What skills do trustees need?
Trustees are active leaders in their schools and need
to work well in a team, ask challenging questions and
have good communications skills. Boards need a balance
of skills and experiences to ensure effective processes
for planning, monitoring, reporting and reviewing the
school’s performance are in place. Check out
for more information regarding trusteeship.
Who can become a trustee?
Parents, caregivers and people from the wider community
can be nominated for election to a school board. Your
school will be happy to help you find out more about
standing for election or nominating someone else.
How is a board elected?
The school staff and parents elect boards of trustees
every three years.
All parents of students who are enrolled full-time in a
state or state-integrated school can and should vote in
the elections for parent representatives.
What help do school trustees get?
New Zealand School Trustees Association, through a
Ministry of Education contract, provides free employment
and governance advice, support and resources. NZSTA
also provides a variety of professional

Go ahead and nominate someone or nominate yourself.
You can fill in the form in the link below or call into the school office for a paper version.
Nominations close Wednesday 29th May 2019
Board takes office Wednesday 19th June 2019


2019 School Planning

Kia Ora Whanau,

We are currently working on roll projections for the remainder of the year. If you have a child who will be starting at Waiouru School between now and the end of this year please fill the form in the link below or get in touch via office@waiouru.school.nz, (06)3876860 or pop into school. This will not only help with planning for our Reception class but also ensure we can arrange appropriate transition visits for your child.

Ngā mihi nui,

2019 School Planning