About Our School

Waipara School is a full primary school, Years 1-8. The school is nestled in the rolling hills of the Waipara Valley. The town is situated approximately sixty kilometres north of Christchurch, New Zealand. Waipara was once a railway town with dry pastoral land, but is now a burgeoning viticultural and horticultural area.

Waipara School’s families come from the Waipara Village and the surrounding farming enterprises. The community is very supportive of the school and they want the best educational opportunities provided to their children.

Children benefit from good quality teaching and stimulating learning experiences. The classrooms are bright, attractive and welcoming. Teaching and learning programmes have a strong emphasis around literacy and numeracy. Children demonstrate a high level of engagement in their learning. The school is very well resourced and supported by a wonderful BOT and enthusiastic PTA.

Mission Statement

Being the best you can be – ekea ka tiritiri o te moana.

Waipara Learner Qualities

We want our children to be:

  • Confident
  • Connected
  • Actively Involved
  • Life Long Learners
  • Who positively contribute to society