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This section is particularly helpful for new families. Here you will find basic information about some of our systems and routines, such as our school buses, sports uniform and bell times. If you can't find what you are looking for please get in touch so one of our friendly and helpful staff can answer your question.

Enrolling at school

Children may start school on their 5th birthday. 

New Entrant Stationery

In partnership with the Home and School, Waikaia School will provide your children with stationery

2024 Term Dates and Holidays

Term 1 - 5 February - 12 April

Term 2 - 29 April - 5 July

Term 3 - 22 July - 27 September

Term 4 - 14 October - 19 December

School Day/Bell Times

9:00-10:15 - Learning Time

10:00-10:05 - Fruit Break

10:05-11:00 - Learning Time

11:00-11:20 - Morning Tea

11:20-12:20 - Learning Time

12:20-12:30 - Fitness

12:30-1:20 - Lunch

1:20-3:00 - Learning Time

Home and School Committee

Facebook page, how to join, meetings etc​ fundraising

Reporting to Parents

Written reports will be sent home in Term 2 and 4.  Feel free to come into the school to discuss anything with the teachers.


Please text the school or use the app to alert teachers of any absences.


Home learning is sent home nightly.  Children will have daily reading and sight words/sounds/spelling to practice.


Children are asked leave their shoes outside


To be held on a Friday at 9:00


Heat ups are available.  Please label these.


Comes out once a week

School App

After enrolling you will be able to access the school app

Sun Hats and Sunscreen

The school provides sunhats and sunscreen

SchoolDocs/School Policies & Procedures

This is an external website where all our School Policies & Procedures are kept, updated, reviewed and controlled. Here you will find information such as Health & Safety Policies, Complaints and Concerns Policy and many more. You can access the site with the following details. If you have any site or would like to request a particular document please get in touch with the Principal, a teacher or a BOT member. - search for Waikaia School

Username: waikaia

Password: growth


School Assemblies

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