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First Day of Term 1, 2017
Tuesday 31st of January, 2017


Preparing Students for Excellence in Life-Long Learning


The Board of Trustees, Friends of the School, Staff and Pupils welcome you and your family to Whangarei Primary School; a school we are proud of. We do hope that you enjoy and benefit from your association with us and invite you to be involved with the school in as many ways as possible.


Whangarei Primary opened in 1872 and has grown with the town. Our roll fluctuates between 450 and 550 pupils in twenty four classrooms. A feature of the school is that we run special programmes for Extension, Music, Te Reo Maori, ESOL and Children with Special Needs. This ensures that these children are given opportunities that they may not get in other primary schools.

The Board of Trustees, Friends of the School and Staff are proud of the school and are committed to providing an environment that enhances effective learning for our students and conducive working conditions for the members of staff.


At Whangarei Primary we aim to develop a climate in which your child feels secure and happy in the knowledge that they are valued as an individual. We provide opportunities for children to develop skills, interests, attitudes and knowledge appropriate to their needs.


Our subject content is directed by the New Zealand Curriculum, this is refined by the staff and board into our school curriculum so that it reflects the needs of our pupils and current educational trends.

While our major focus is on Literacy (Oral/Written/Visual Language and Reading) and Numeracy (Mathematics) we are also responsible for providing our students with a balanced education including Inquiry Learning, Science, Social Science, Health and Physical Education, Technology and the Arts. We have a Te Reo Maori Teacher and each child in the school has the opportunity to an introduction to this language. We provide our students with the skills associated with research and problem solving, as we have a well-equipped Library and an excellent computer network.

Murals around our school.