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Principal's Welcome

I'm excited to be Principal of Waitaki Valley School.  Our school has a lot to be proud of. We have a very supportive community, who work to ensure that we are well resourced, we have wonderful staff who work collaboratively and actively to ensure our programmes are best meeting the variety of needs of our children, and most importantly we have great kids who love learning and make the most of the opportunities that come their way.

We have a relatively new purpose-built school and this is an exciting environment for teachers to teach within, and for children to learn in.  We recognise the geographical area that we are in, with the school Vision being 'Our Place - To Belong, To Learn, To Achieve'. We wish to connect with the wider community and environment that we live and interact within.  We are looking to empower children to be those life long learners.  We have high expectations and work hard to ensure that all children are achieving to their potential. Our collaborative learning spaces, ensure that everyone is an active learner and are developing skills that support both their independence and collaboration.

We believe that educating children is a partnership.  Our teachers actively involve parents and have open and regular contact with them.  We welcome parent involvement in activities within our school.

Nau mai, Haere mai, welcome.

Jane Severinsen
Waitaki Valley School