Welcome back to the start of 2017

A special welcome to our new children and families who will be starting with us this year.

School starts on January 31, 2017 at 9am with a powhiri to welcome our new students, staff and families to our school. The bus services will also be in action from that date as well.

Our school office is open from January 23, 2017 from 9am until 3pm for enrolment or information. You will still be able to call the school and leave a message. The office will be closed on January 26, 2017.

Class stationery packs can be purchased from the school from January 23, 2017. Each team has an individual stationery pack. Please use your child's room number or team name when ordering your pack. Payments for the packs can be made on the school internet banking facility (Wairakei School BOT: 03 0418 0145370 00) or at the school office.

  • Ohaaki Rooms 1,2,3,4 $58.00
  • Te Mihi Rooms 5,6,7,8 $74.00
  • Te Huka Rooms 9,13,14 $54.00
  • Poihipi Rooms 10,11,12 $59.00 

The stationery lists can also be found on the school web site for your convenience if you wish to purchase the stationery in town.

It is important for each child to have a school hat for the start of the New Year as per part of our Sun Smart policy. School uniform can be purchased from Brandfuel in Oruanui Street. The very popular school hoody are ordered at the school office.

Personal devices such as iPads, tablets and phones can be brought to school to use in the classrooms. The "bring your own device" agreement must be signed before any device is loaded onto our WIFI system. We also suggest that any device brought to school only contains the apps or games recommended by the school for use in classrooms.

The Ministry of Education has asked the school to implement a school zone. There will be a meeting for all members of the school community to be held in the school hall on February 23, 2017 starting at 5.30pm.

The village shop is unable to provide school lunches for the first week of the school year.

2016 WPS staff PaulaFarquhar