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 105 and 120.  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.

Our Place to Grow and Learn Together – Ko tatou kura, kia tipu, kia ako ngatahi guides what we do every day.

Our Values:

We are all guided by our four core values; BELONGING, RESPECT, CREATIVITY and ACHIEVEMENT with a particular focus on one per term.

History:

The School was established in 1858 and is the second oldest school in New Zealand. It serves a supportive and active rural and coastal community.  Having a School and Community Art Shed and Library. The school acts as a central hub for the area and a number of community events are held in our hall, Te Mangoroa. The school celebrated a Sesquicentennial in 2008.