Waikaretu School - Striving for Excellence

Welcome to Waikaretu School 


We are located in the north west reaches of the Waikato near the rugged, yet beautiful west coast of the North Island. 

Our school provides many learning opportunities for children from 5 to 13 years of age, years 1 to 8.

Established in 1924 with a roll of 22 students, Waikaretu School has a long and successful history steeped in strong community spirit. To summarise the sentiments of the The Golden Jubilee Handbook; 'the school plays an important and unifying role in the community, a constant focal point throughout the years'.

Waikaretu school as it stands today has kept pace with the many advancements in education and continues to reflect high expectations in learning and achievement. Our driving force at Waikaretu School are our mission statement and values.  These are supported by our Waikaretu School Curriculum which guides our class programmes.

Our emphasis for staff and students is to value all to be the best we can be.  By doing the very best that is possible for our our students, excellence comes from this. High academic, sporting, cultural and behavioral expectations result in our children achieving very well in many areas.

This is a place where children grow into responsible, respectful and resilient young adults. 

To find out more about our school, please contact the school office to make a time to come and see us. 


Whaia Mana, Whaia Oranga

Focus on Excellence