Hello and Welcome to Whangarei Heads School

Whangarei Heads School is located 30km east of Whangarei, surrounded by bush on the lower slopes of Mt Manaia, overlooking the entrance to Whangarei Harbour.  The School was established in 1858 and has a proud history of serving its community well.  It serves a supportive and active rural and coastal community.

The School has a decile ranking of 8P and currently has U3 status with a roll that fluctuates between 110 and 130.  It is a full primary school which adds to its special character.

Our Vision:

Our students will enjoy an excellent all-round education.  Together we will prepare them to be confident caring citizens who reflect critically, think creatively, communicate effectively and embrace learning throughout life.

What makes us so special?

Our aim is to develop self managed, independent, motivated learners.  We value children's individuality and creativity and view education as holistic.  There is a strong environmental and artistic component in the community that is reflected in the school.  We have  strong feelings about nurturing and enhancing our spectacular environment.  We have very professional teachers who believe in encouraging children to take responsibility for their learning.  There is strong commitment from parents and wider community.

Other excellent resources that make up the school are:-

  • Ultra Fast Broadband in every classroom.

  • well resourced e-learning technologies; chrome books and iPads.
  • a  multi purpose room, Te Mangoroa

  • a school/community library which is community funded

  • a school/ community art workshop centre

  • a swimming pool

  • a large hard court

  • multipurpose shade/shelter area

  • an attractive environment with student inspired gardens including an arboretum

  • an adventure playground

  • eco hut, vegetable gardens and hen house supporting environmental education