Welcome to Waitahuna School's updated Blog. We are excited to share some of the learning that we do everyday at our fantastic school. Included in our Blog are links that will help with supporting learning at home.

Monday, November 24, 2014


A fantastic week at camp in Cromwell for the Waitahuna School Seniors Camp. Great weather and challenging activities let the children show their fitness, talents and determination. A huge thanks to our camp parents Dave and Bronny for their support and encouragement, also to all the friendly people in Cromwell who made our stay very memorable.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Thanks Heliview Cromwell

We will update our Cromwell Camp on Monday but we wanted to make a special post to our friends at Heliview in Cromwell.  

On Tuesday while biking from Cromwell to Bannockburn we had one bike break down.  After a couple of phone calls we were talking to the guys at Heliview who generously offered to bring a bike out to us for us to complete our journey.  

As the track has slightly limited road access in places it was great to see Richard riding the bike in to us and then walking the broken bike out. 

We think we have a great community spirit Waitahuna but totally overwhelmed by the kindness and friendliness shown by all Cromwell people, especially the guys at Heliview.   www.heliview.co.nz

If you would like a flight around Central Otago we would definitely recommend these guys.
(Camp update to follow...soon)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sports Extravaganza

A great day at the Cross Recreation Centre today for the Sports Extravaganza. The children enjoyed the huge variety of activities and challenges, and it was pleasing to see them mixing well with the children in their groups. Thanks to Jo for helping with transport, supporting the children and taking photos.

Would you believe it...

Friday, November 7, 2014


Inventiveness, creativity, and life-long learning are critical for personal growth, leadership, and achievement. Realising the importance of innovation, we have been looking for ways to foster creativity and an inquisitive spirit in our children at Waitahuna School. Inspired by Google's "20% Time," wherein employees are encouraged to pursue something of high personal interest at work we have introduced Personal Learning Projects (PLP) into the Senior Room.  We will be sharing some of these projects in the following weeks.

Melee's project: Melee has a love of art and of animals.  It was easy to see what directions her project might take her.  Melee has used her talents to design 5 artworks that she has digitally made into gift cards that she is selling.  All proceeds from these limited edition cards will go to our local branch of the Cancer Society. 

We were very impressed with Melee's project and with her idea of donating any proceeds to such a worthy cause