NAU MAI HAERE MAI
Established in 1925, Waimarino-National Park School is privileged to continue to inspire our learners & support our community. Welcome to our whānau of active & confident ākonga
'Kia pono' guides us
to do our very best
The unfurling koru signifies our continued growth along our learning pathway. Our ākonga are always at the core of our mahi and we pride ourselves on being an inclusive & safe space where students are genuinely believed in and empowered to learn so they can achieve personal excellence.
Our classroom teaching provides strong foundations in literacy and maths, with differentiated and well supported programmes for whole class, smaller groups and individuals.
Excellent teacher to child ratios and skilled support staff enable a more personalised and inclusive approach to success. Children set goals alongside their teachers and whānau throughout the year and pathways of progress and celebration are captured and reflected on through digital snapshots, in person hui and ongoing communication.
Teachers expertly weave science, the arts, history, technology and social sciences through local curriculum opportunities. School has key aspects that we know makes learning exciting here – gifting, authentic action, doing things that are big not little, complex and social. When we plan specifically for these we know we are going to have a great time together and our learning takes a life of its own.
Our whānau are often involved in sharing their skills or passions with our tamariki and are an integral part of making our learning happen.
Shared experiences inspire our sense of belonging
Our school has a strong whānau identity centred around the value of whanaungatanga which sits in our hearts while we work and have fun together. We are a school family that recognises and celebrates our diversity as we encourage and grow confident in our own identity and sense of self. We show others value and respect.
Established in 1925, Waimarino School was renamed following the New Zealand Railways changing the railway station stop to National Park in 1926. Now nearly a century on we have started having kōrero around our 100th Anniversary celebrations and will be adding more information here and on our social media channels once we get closer to the event.