Whangarei Heads Art Trail

On Saturday and Sunday of Easter Weekend forty five very talented artists will be showing their paintings, ceramics, glass, sculpture, textiles, prints, jewellery, metal and wood work as part of the Whangarei Heads Art Trail.

Six artists will be stationed at our school in Te Mangoroa.

If you are visiting the school, please stop and enjoy a devonshire tea from our talented cooks, and served by the senior children.  The children are raising funds for their forthcoming camp being held at Rotorua in early May.


Wild Kiwi event

Good luck to those people entering in the Wild Kiwi Multisports event.

Please visit our school stalls where we will be selling delicious food and drink. 


Thank you to all that participated in the School Funky Fishing competition.

The weather was good and allowed for good fishing in the morning.  As usual, there were some decent sized fish caught which went down really well at the auction.  The bonus this year was having fish filleters on hand to clean and fillet the fish for people who wished to use this service.

There was plenty of games and activities during the day.  The Bouncy Castle as always proved very popular and Room 1 children had activities to entertain.

The food was delicious and drinks both non and alcoholic were available.

People enjoyed relaxing and watching both the prize giving and Wayne hard selling fish at the fish auction. 

We  can't give an accurate figure as there are still accounts outstanding but profits should be in excess of $10,000.

Thank you to everyone 




Congratulations to our swimmers, Tai, Cooper, Owen, Josh and Ceara who competed at the Interschool's swimming.  You swam your best and all did our school proud.

Thanks to the parents who provided transport, supervised and provided training and support to our students.



2017 House Captains

Congratulations to the following students who were chosen as House leaders and deputies:

Manaia House - Captains:  Amy and Nathan               Deputies:   Maisie and William

Kauri House    - Captains:  Manaia and Eloise             Deputies:   Maya and Seabren

Lion House      - Captains:  Star and Hayden              Deputies:   Tai and Grace

Aubrey House  - Captains:  Jayden and Nadia             Deputies:   Cole and Rocco 


Student Record Update

Help us to keep our information correct by advising if you have changed addresses, have a new cellphone, or your child has medical issues we need to know about.  Let us know as soon as possible please.

2017 School Camps

Most of our class camps have been held.  They all enjoyed great weather and all the camp's activities were fun for the students. 

Theses two classes are still go have their camp.

Room 2   -  Lonsdale Park Camp, Matauri Bay        -  Tuesday 28th to Friday 31st March

Room 1   -  Rotorua                                            -  Monday 8th to Friday 12th May 



Term 1:      Tuesday 7th February to Thursday 13th April

Term 2:       Monday 1st May to Friday 7th July

Term 3:       Monday 24th July to Friday 29th September

Term 4:       Monday 16th October to Wednesday 20th December


Reading Together

Reading Together is a programme which empowers parents to help their children with reading at home.  It involves four sessions over a six week periiod.  the workshops ae designed to guide you how to support your children with their reading.  The programme is free and parents who attended last year's workshops commented on how they felt they gained a ot of ideas which helped make reading  more enjoyable and positive experience at home.

Adopt a Plot

Room 1 have committed themselves to adopting a plot on Limestone Island.  This will be weeded and planted but the long term expectation is that all our children become involved and get the chance to develop this area.  We also hope that families visit Limestone Island and become involved in the care and maintenance of our plot.   Limestone Island is very important to Whangarei Heads as it is the nursery for the Kiwis that are eventually released at the Heads.

Rooms 1 and 2 are also involved in tree planting at Urquharts Bay, along the stream that our school has a long term commitment to clean up and develop.  They are planting a range of natives including flax, manuka, kanuka and pohutakawa along the stream under the guidance of Adam Willetts the Bream Head Ranger.

We have also been fortunate in receiving funding for a trapping project in and around school. The funds will be spent on rat and stoat trapping, pest tracking and weta hotels.


Our School Song, Kua Tae was written by Laurence Berry, and Cathy and Danny Tuato'o and the Youtube clip was made by Billie Berry before she left our school for High School. 

To see and listen to the original Youtube clip,  Kua Tae, go to -  the song has a strong message!  



Looking for a venue for a special event?

Why not consider our attractive multi purpose building at Whangarei Heads School.

Suitable for:-

  • weddings

  • family events

  • seminars and evening classes.

Private, plenty of parking and situated in spectacular sourroundings.

Contact the school on (09) 434 0844 for more information.


At Year 7 & 8 our school offers a specialist programme which maximises opportunities for learning within our rich environment.

Children undertake enquiry learning in authentic and purposeful contexts.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this programme.