Wharepapa South School

(07) 872 2826 14 Wharepapa South Road, RD7, Te Awamutu 3877
Wharepapa South School

Ana Stites

Tumuaki / Principal

Kia ora koutou,
I am passionate about helping children realise their potential and Wharepapa South School provides the ideal environment for this to happen.

After teaching at both rural and town schools, I was lucky enough to teach at our beautiful kura for 3 years before being appointed Principal.  I absolutely love Wharepapa South and knowing how incredible our tamariki, whanau, and the wider community are, I couldn't be happier.  

I currently live in Te Awamutu with my husband, two children, and a variety of pets.  I love animals, art, gardening, the beach, and spending time outdoors.  These are all things that I continue to enjoy at school through the integration of class pets, school chickens, garden-to-table initiatives, and many EOTC trips!  Doing what I love makes it easy to maintain a healthy work/ life balance and continue to live the dream.

I feel I am well placed to lead our school through some exciting times as we continue to build happy, successful learners.

"There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking."

                    -Brian Tracey