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We affectionately like to call our great little kura ‘NZ’s Top School’. Even though our claim is based on altitude, we strive every day to give it our best – hoatu ngā pai 


Te Reo me ngā
Tikanga Māori

Our kura has close links with Te Korowai o Wainuiārua – the three tribes of Uenuku, Tamakana & Tamahaki along with connections to Ngāti Hinewai, Ngāti Rangi & Ngāti Hikairo Ki Tongariro whānau

Ngā Maunga

The maunga of Ruapehu, Tongariro, Ngāuruhoe & Hauhungatahi or Paretītī, are the backdrop to our learning, creating awe and a sense of connection to whenua


Our History

National Park School began life as Waimarino School on the 3rd July 1925 and as the township grew and changed so did our kura

Image: Group of people watching the eruption of Mount Ngauruhoe 
Ref: PAColl-6304-30. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22597471

School Waiata & Haka

Waiata & haka are an integral part of our daily life at kura & one way our tamariki and rangatahi can connect with not only each other but the amazing environment we live in

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