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At Waikāka Primary School, we are fortunate to have the backing of our local community, which holds high expectations for their children's education. Together, parents, guardians, and staff work in harmony to achieve these aspirations.

Our passionate and qualified teaching team brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the classroom. They are readily accessible, fostering a warm and inviting atmosphere.


Supported by a dedicated office administrator and exceptional teacher aides, our team embraces our school's motto of "Learning for Life." We nurture values such as cooperation, collaboration, and healthy competition, ensuring a well-rounded education.

Our Vision

Waikāka School cultivates a culture that inspires all to achieve beyond what they thought possible.

He wāhi whakaihihi i te tangata, kia whaia i Te Iti Kahurangi

(A space that inspires (students) to pursue excellence)


Our School Values

Co-operation - Noho Tahi

Be compassionate and respectful to each other

Manaaki, tīaki tetahi i tetahi

Collaboration - Mahi Ngatahi
We're in this together, work as a collective

He waka eke noa

Competition - Tauwhainga

By giving your all, your excellence will show
Mā te kounga e kitea ai te angitu

Our Goals

All students will be learners for life
He akonga whaimatauranga
(Students (forever) in pursuit of knowledge)

Building a positive school community environment

He wāhi whakamana
(A space of uplifting)

Celebrating our rural character on a global stage

Tu ana ki te āo, tau ana
(To stand proudly on the world stage)


History of Waikāka School


Waikāka School was founded in 1883 beside the Waikaka Stream. In 1910 a two roomed wooden school was built on the current site on Matheson Road. The current Waikāka School
buildings were built in two stages – 1953 and 1970. The first Headmaster of the school was Mr J. W. McLeod who was principal from 1883-1907.

Waikāka School services the Waikāka, Wendon Valley, Greenvale, Merino Downs, North Chatton and Maitland Districts. The two Wellingtonian Pines planted at the front of the school have become iconic symbols of our school and feature in our school logo to represent our relationship with the community, and the tuakana-teina (older to younger sibling) relationship between the children.

Our School Grounds

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