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Policies & Procedures

Policies & Procedures

We are located in the northwest 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, from year 1 to 8.

Established in 1924 with a roll of 16 students, Waikaretu School has a long and successful history steeped in strong community spirit. Our rural environment provides tourism and farming-related opportunities for the community. Waikaretu School is strongly connected to our local community and is supported by two local marae: Pukerewa Marae and Weraroa Marae. 

Our curriculum empowers our learning community to make connections to and from our rural context. We support our learners to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become resilient, critical thinkers who actively achieve their goals in a connected world.

The footage on the right below is from last year's 2023 cluster cross-country hosted by Waikaretu School.



What's happening at Waikaretu School?

Upcoming Events in July

Tue 23

Technology Huntly Year 7/8

23 Jul 2024

Fri 26

School Trip to Waikato Museum

26 Jul 2024

Latest Notices

Mufti Day tomorrow, Friday
4 Jul 2024

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Tomorrow, Friday will be a mufti day and school will finish as per normal. 

All the staff wish you safe and fun school holidays! 

Technology Dates Term 3
20 Jun 2024

Good morning,

Technology dates for term 3:

Tuesday 23rd July
Tuesday 6th August
Tuesday 20th August
Tuesday 3rd September
Tuesday 17th September

The year 8 students will be doing robotics for the first 5 weeks, then food technology. The Year 7 students will be starting with food technology then  moving onto robotics in week 6.

School Phone
7 Feb 2024

Dear Parents/Caregivers

The Waikaretu school phone is up and running again.



Supporters and Sponsors

Parents, please support our local businesses

Pump & Electrical Services Ltd Te Karaka Station & Lodge Thundercross Valley Dirt Bike Park
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