Waikanae Primary School The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Ngā mokopuna o te ra nei Ngā rangatire o āpōpō.

Notices and Updates

Current notices are listed below. Old notices from the last month (if any) are listed below them.

27 November 2017 - 18 December 2017



END OF YEAR STUDENT REPORTS TO BE POSTED HOME: Due to the content and nature of the End of Year Student Reports, we have resolved to post the End of Year Student Achievement Reports home. The reason for this is that we are providing you, the parent, with some very definite judgements around your child’s achievement when compared to the National Standards and the Curriculum Levels and we want you to be the person to decide if and when this should be shared with your child. The reports will be posted later next week and should start arriving at home from Saturday 15 December. Students have previously brought home their Portfolio. We strongly suggest that you read the report in conjunction with viewing the Portfolio. The information in the reports is very data/judgement heavy. You will get a much fuller and more comprehensive picture of your child’s achievements and progress if you look at both the formal report and the portfolio. 


25 September 2017 - 4 February 2018

2018 first day for students is Thursday 1st February

The first day of Term 1 2018 will be Thursday 1 February.School will begin for students at 9.00am. The office will be open from Monday 29  January.
1 August 2017 - 31 December 2017




SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES (A SUCCESSFUL CHANGE!!): We are all very happy with the manner in which our ‘new’ school assemblies worked last Friday. If you have not caught up with the change a brief description follows

1.       We are no longer be using the Waikanae Memorial Hall except for the final End of Year Prize Giving School Assembly. Instead, we are using the School Hall where we are dividing the school in half and having two smaller and shorter Assemblies. The only exception to this is when it is fine, warm and dry where we will be using the Top Court for a whole school assembly.

2.       The Assemblies are being held on Friday afternoons. The first of these was Friday 11th August,

.       The next 3 assembles with be held on the following dates; Friday 25 August. Friday 8th September and Friday 22nd September

b.       Te Waharua Tahi/Tahi (Years 1-4) starting at 1.40pm

c.        Te Aramoana and Te Poutama (Years 5-6 starting at 2.20pm

d.       Overtime we mix and match the Syndicates or Houses so that we have differing groups and students at each Assembly

All parents and friends of the school are welcome!!


5 September 2016 - 31 December 2017

Canteen Closes Permanently and New Lunch Ordering System in Place

The Canteen is now closed permanently and we have our new Lunch Ordering Service starting on Tuesday 6 September. This will run very differently from previous canteen services. Lunches can only be ordered and paid for online and must be ordered by 9am on the day they are wanted (five days a week). There is an option to order well in advance, you could even order a whole week at a time. To order go to www.lunchonline.co.nz. Or the school website at http://www.waikanae.school.nz/2107/pages/215-lunch-on-line  You will need to set up an account and enter in each child and their room number. The prompts are very easy to follow. The very extensive menu can be viewed by creating an account by clicking on View School Menu, selecting Kapiti Coast as the Region and then Waikanae School. The lunch will then be made by Party Perfect Catering who are located at Waikanae Golf Club and delivered to the school in time for lunch.


Notices from the last month: