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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 June

Wed 19

Junior Tough Guy & Gal Challenge Ngāruawāhia

19 Jun 2024

Thu 20

BOT Meeting @ Waikaretu School, 6:30pm

20 Jun 2024

Wed 26

Community Matariki Evening

26 Jun 2024

Latest Notices

Weaving Friday the 14th June
10 Jun 2024


We are delighted to let you know that we have a master weaver coming into the school this week, Friday the 14th of June. They will be working with our students to create pieces of art made of woven harakeke (flax). Could you please collect and then bring to school: shells, driftwood, feathers, things from the beach, small enough to hang on a mobile made from wood and harakeke. 


Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge
1 May 2024

Dear Parents/Caregivers


A hardcopy has been sent home today too.

Technology Dates Term 2 2024
3 Apr 2024

Technology Dates Term 2 2024

Tuesday 30th April

Tuesday 28th May

Tuesday 11th June

Tuesday 25th June

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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