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Teacher Only Day – Tuesday, 6 June (the day after the King’s Birthday on Monday 5 June 2023)



A message from our Principal – Mr Adam Cels

Tēnā Koutou, I hope you have had a fabulous start to 2022 and managed to make the most of our wonderful summer and everything that New Zealand has to offer. At Whenuapai School we have been busy preparing for the new school year, with lots of planning and preparation underway.

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Whenuapai School

‘Living is Striving’

Principal’s Welcome

Tēnā Koutou

Welcome to Whenuapai School!

At Whenuapai School our tamariki and whanau are our focal point. Our team strives to create a stimulating, motivating and inclusive learning environment which allows the growth and development of passionate lifelong learners.

Whenuapai School is a state, co-educational primary school catering for approximately 500 pupils from Year 1 to Year 8. The school has refurbished learning spaces and beautiful grounds with large playing spaces. We are unique as we have a Royal New Zealand Air Force Base as our neighbour, and we are fortunate to maintain a close working relationship with them.

Our school values: Respect Self, Respect Others, Respect Learning, and Respect Environment, are interwoven through and across our curriculum and in our everyday learning. Our programmes enable our students to develop a strong sense of belonging and connect with a supportive community.

Our Kura has an amazing and dedicated staff who strive to make a positive difference for every child and maintain high expectations of all our learners. We are passionate about providing a school curriculum and learning experiences which develops core literacy and numeracy skills whilst embracing all subjects of the New Zealand Curriculum and allowing for creativity and student agency. Our tamariki also have the opportunity to take part in a broad range of sports and cultural activities and interests.

We are very proud of our school and would love to show you around, so Haere Mai.

Ngā mihi

Adam Cels

Adam Cels



Monday, June 5

King's Birthday
All Day

Tuesday, June 6

Teachers Only Day - School Closed
All Day

Friday, June 30

End of Term 2
All Day

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