Waikoikoi students will be confident, self-motivated, independent learners who are able to think and act appropriately in a variety of situations.

Welcome

 

Waikoikoi School is a Decile 7 contributing (Year 0 – 6) country school situated 20 minutes from Gore

and 10 minutes from Tapanui.

Waikoikoi is a small country school which nurtures and supports students during their developmental years. We have unique qualities which only a small country school can provide; academic excellence with strong personal values and committed community support. As a school we are very proud and protective of our "uniqueness".

We work hard to ensure that all students are catered for and focused on learning to the best of their ability, socially, academically, personally and culturally. Our students do extremely well at interschool sports events and go on to achieve well at Blue Mountain College.

Students are immersed in an environment that places a high emphasis on becoming the best they can be, valuing themselves, valuing other people, using initiative, and developing high order thinking skills.  We look at values such as Responsibility, Respect, Honesty and Compassion.

Waikoikoi School also ensures that its students are prepared for the 21st century, keeping abreast of innovations in education and adapting so that our students become intelligent young adults with high personal values.

At Waikoikoi School we base every decision, every course of action on what will make a difference for the students at our school. We keep the most important thing, the learning and personal development of the students of Waikoikoi School the most important thing.

We have two teachers in the morning in two classrooms NE- Year 3 and Year 4-Year 6 covering the core subjects of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. We fully fund extra staffing in the morning to ensure that students receive the best education possible. We monitor student's progress closely, especially when they start school, so that if a child is not achieving at the expected level, we intervene quickly.  In the afternoon the students are taught together for topic and inquiry learning.  All learning is also supported by our Teacher Aide.  This means that each student gets one on one learning each day.

We look forward to being a part of your child's education.

Jacqui Dillon
Principal

Enrolments

We are open to enrolments from any students who would like to join us at our great school. As we have large grounds.  We do not have any zone restrictions nor do we have an enrolment scheme in place. Currently we have students that travel from all parts of West Otago, who choose to attend our school. Please remember that we are open for you to visit, and for enrolments from students aged 5 - 11 years of age whose parents would like their child to take their learning journey with us.  Contact the school office to learn more office@waikoikoi.school.nz

About Us

What we offer:
  • Strong Focus on Literacy and Numeracy

  • Strong Focus on the Arts curriculum

  • Highly motivated and well behaved students

  • Strong personal values amongst students

  • Classrooms that cater for individual learning styles

  • Small class sizes for more one to one learning with the Teacher

  • Computers and laptops in the classrooms networked on a high speed internet service

  • ICT and Library that every child can acess every day

  • Experienced, friendly and motivated staff who receive ongoing

  • professional development with Educational Trends

  • Programmes that see children achieving at or above their expected

  • age level

  • No school fees

  • Delightful country atmosphere

  • Spacious Grounds

  • Modern Resources

  • Supportive BOT, Home & School Association and wider community

  • Active involvement in Sports Teams

  • Regulation interaction with surrounding schools

  • Pet Days

  • School and community events and trips; such as the annual Waikoikoi School & Community Ski Trip

22 Koi Flat Road
Waikoikoi RD 1
Gore 9771
Tel: 03 2076860
Cell: 027 207 1767
principal@waikoikoi.school.nz
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