My name is Ana Stites and I am the Principal of Wharepapa South School. We are a small country school in South Waikato, about 20 minutes from Te Awamutu.
We pride ourselves on being able to offer excellent teaching and learning opportunities for all children in a caring, relaxed environment. Wharepapa South School offers your child a quality learning experience in a beautiful rural setting:
• Small class sizes (13 Juniors, 24 Seniors)
• 1-1 school owned devices
• Quality teachers with current pedagogies
• Daily Structured Literacy
• Excellent resources
• Stunning large open spaces to play
• School/home pick up bus service
• Modern classrooms
• Music lessons
• Sporting opportunities
• Pool, Flying Fox and Adventure Playground
• Many EOTC opportunities
• Tech Arts programme for our Year 7/8's
• Garden to table school
• Healthy lunches cooked and provided on-site each day
• Animal care - class pets, school chickens, ag day
A very supportive Board of Trustees, and our amazing Parent Community ensure that our children experience the very best opportunities. We provide exciting school camps, attend sporting events, grow nurture and harvest gardens, and take part in cultural activities.
Students, parents, staff and the wider community work together to provide a variety of authentic learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.
Our website will offer you a taste of Wharepapa South School and its values. We have an open-door policy. I encourage you to personally give me a call or email me to organise a time to come and see our beautiful school, and allow me to show you around and talk about how we can cater to your child’s individual learning needs.
Our recent ERO review stated:
"A positive tone permeates the school. Respectful, responsive, reciprocal relationships between students, families, and staff contribute to a positive platform for learning. (October 2019)
How to find us:
I look forward to meeting with you and discussing the needs of your child.
Phone: School Office (07) 872 2826