welcome to
primary school

Our school has served the educational needs of successive generations of children in Whangarei for more than 145 years. Being the oldest and most established school in Tai Tokerau-Northland, our growth and development has reflected that of our city; as Whangarei has grown and prospered, so too has our school.

Our school maintains an absolute focus on raising student achievement. We’re here to ensure that our students can meet the curriculum outcomes and national standards within the context of 21st century learning experiences. It is therefore our aim to work in partnership with parents to give our young people the very best start to their school lives.

As you read through the pages on our website it is our hope that you will be able to learn more about our community of learners, and see evidence of what makes Whangarei Primary School a truly vibrant, warm and supportive environment in which to learn and work. We welcome a visit by you to see our school in action.

Martin Van Rijswijk