Happy Confident Learners
Wakari School is a Primary Contributing School in the greater Dunedin area, catering for children Years 0 to 6. The school is based around 12 to 14 composite classes and these are divided into three syndicates. A major school emphasis is to keep class sizes small to maximise children's learning opportunities.

At Wakari School we promote our values of Honesty, Manners, Respect, Co-operation and Kindness. Children are expected to follow these. As a family-oriented school we promote and encourage parental involvement. The assistance of parents is valued and is vital to the ongoing success of the school, for example, school camps, class trips, swimming, family events, etc. Our school has a proud tradition of community involvement stretching over 150 years!

We aim to provide children with the means for them to achieve their best in a caring and secure environment. Wakari children benefit from a true team approach. They have a very dedicated and committed Board of Trustees giving many hours of professional input, another hard-working group of parents forming the Home and School Association and still a wider group of parents assisting with regular trips, camps and special classroom activities.

Combining with this widespread community support is a stable, experienced and well-qualified staff of teachers and dedicated support personnel. Together, the whole school community has an enviable reputation for a forward-looking and innovative school culture. High expectations, well-organised classrooms and whole-school commitment to a positive, respectful environment promote high standards of behaviour, personal growth and excellent standards of achievement.

Those currently comprising the Wakari School community contribute to an ongoing cycle of school improvement, building on successes of the past.

To see Wakari School's values click here.

At Wakari School we have:

  • Effective Special Needs programmes
  • Large grass areas and great play equipment
  • Positive respectful culture
  • Experienced and dedicated teachers
  • Computers and Interactive Whiteboards in every classroom
  • Regular class trips and Year 5 & 6 camps
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