ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Waikino School is a friendly, attractive school, which is situated in the small rural settlement of Waikino near Waihi. Students learn in extensive and attractive, well maintained grounds and facilities. The school buildings consist of three classrooms and an administration block. Other buildings include Te Kauri - a multipurpose room incorporating the school library and a resource room. There is a hard court area, two playing fields, two adventure playgrounds and a swimming pool. Sunsails give extra shade in the summer.
Waikino School is an Enviroschool, and the environment is an important part of our learning programme-in 2015 we achieved our Green Gold Enviro School Award. A native area has been established on one side of the school and a school vegetable garden is well-utilised by the school, as well as the local community. Waikino School is a Forest School provider and all of our students spend a day a week immersed in our extensive on-site native bush engaging in real world learning such as tool use, bush survival, fires, baiting and trapping and connecting to papatūānuku. Every Wednesday we provide one-day Forest School for children who are not enrolled at Waikino and provide PLD opportunities for other schools, educators, ECE to learn with us about the use of outdoor spaces, bush programmes and garden to table
Waikino School has an excellent ERO Report, which identifies areas of strength in leadership and governance, the school’s learning environment, parent and community involvement and promoting learning. Our focus is in exploring our culture, heritage and diversity, empowering learning through the use of improved technology-I.C.T-iPads, laptops and smart boards in classrooms.
The school extends a warm welcome to all parents and children enrolling at Waikino School. The enrolment booklet provides detailed information about important aspects of school life.
Parents are supportive and enjoy their involvement with Waikino School. Parent help in the classroom is encouraged and many help out on special days, sporting occasions, outdoor education, cultural events and fund raising.
We look forward to getting to know you and your child/children during their school years here at Waikino School. If there is further information you seek, do not hesitate to phone the school to make an appointment.