School Cross Country

Congratulations to all the students who competed in our school Cross Country.  Thankfully the rainy weather held off for the event.

For those who will be representing our school at the Interschool Cross Country, a notice will be sent home giving full details.

Movie Night

A movie night is being held in Te Mangoroa commencing at 6pm.

Entry fee is $2 per person.   Ice cream and popcorn for sale on the night.

Presentation by Ingrid Visser

Ingrid Visser will be giving a presentation in Te Mangoroa on Monday 14th August at 6pm. 

Tickets are $5 per person.  The bulk of the funds raised will go to the Orca Research Trust.

Bookings are essential and are being made through facebook, or by emailing fiona .    

School Cross Country

Our school cross country will be held (weather permitting) on Wednesday 9th August.  Events will get underway at 12.30, ranging from the oldest to youngest.  Parents welcome to come along and support. 

School Banquet - Friday 1st September

Our annual Senior Banquet will be held in Te Mangoroa on Friday 1st September.  This year's theme is INDIA  .Students plan, prepare and serve  multiple courses of food to parents and guests. 

This is a feast not to be missed so watch our newsletter for more details.  

Passion Time

Thanks to those parents who are helping with Passion Time activities.  Students choose the following activities:-

  • Athletics
  • Cooking
  • Bushcraft
  • Architecture/Drawing/Design
  • Spanish
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Woodwork/Building
  • Doodle Art/Craft/Drawing
  • Sport
  • Science Mini Experiments
  • Kidspace are working independently, doing a variety of Passion ideas with their teachers

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 



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.