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"Happy, Confident Learners"


About Us

Wakari School is a Contributing Primary School located in the hill suburbs of Dunedin. We cater for children from ages 5 – 11 (Years 1 – 6). The School has a Roll of around 300 pupils which increases as new entrants join us throughout the year. 





Our Values

At Wakari School we promote our values of 

Honesty, Manners, Respect, Cooperation & Kindness.

As a Family orientated school we promote and encourage parental involvement. This assistance is vital for the children’s education during their time with us. School Camps, trips, swimming and School Fairs would simply not be possible without the assistance that Whanau offer. Our school has a proud tradition of community involvement stretching back to 1858! 

Our Vision and Aims

Wakari prides itself on developing its Vision with our pupils; “Happy, Confident Learners”. We look to achieve this through a Co-operative Approach to Teaching and Learning. We have Three Syndicates across the School which operate in Learning Hubs. We aim to provide our pupils with the means to achieve their best in a caring, safe and secure environment. Wakari School benefits from a true team approach. 

What We Offer
  • Experienced and well qualified teachers 
  • Dedicated support staff 
  • Forward-looking and innovative school 
  • Positive, respecful environment 
  • Flexible learning environment 
  • Effective learning support programmes 
  • Large grass areas 
  • Great playgounds 
  • Swimming pool 
  • Community support 


What's happening at Wakari School?

Upcoming Events in July

Mon 22

Start of Term 3

22 Jul 2024

Mon 29

School Cross Country

29 Jul 2024

Latest Notices

1 Jul 2024

If you have any clothing at home that was loaned to you from the school, could we please have it returned so we can reissue to children who need a change.

If you have any unwanted trackpants (size 5-7), we would love to have them. Just drop them off to the school office.



1 Jul 2024

Good morning.


Account statements have been emailed today. We appreciate payment of outstanding fees as soon as possible.

If you have an existing automatic payment, or have a credit (balance has CR beside it), then NO payment is required.


Kind regards


Matariki Holiday
27 Jun 2024

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Matariki and therefore school will be closed for instruction.

Enjoy your long weekend!

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Parents, please support our local businesses

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