Message from our Principal

Kia Ora, Talofa, Kumusta

Welcome to Waerenga School

Waerenga School is a rural school approximately 14km east of Te Kauwhata. We cater for students from Years 0 - 6. Our school motto is "Make Yourself Proud", and this filters throughout all staff and tamariki.

It is with a huge amount of pride that I take on the role of Principal.

We have a dedicated and stable staff who work above and beyond for all their students making this school a successful place for everyone to reach their own potential.

Our School focus is to foster the characteristics of being resilient, reliable, and resourceful in all that we do. 

In my spare time I love to visit my whanau, work in the garden and keep fit.

If you would like to learn more about our amazing rural school and what we offer, please email a time to come and experience ourselves in action.

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi.  

He toa takitini 

My strength is not that as an individual but as a collective.

 Gina Rosendaal,  Principal

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The aim of Waerenga Primary School is to teach its pupils the attitudes, knowledge, understandings and skills they need to continue learning throughout their lives. We are zoned (Refer to the Enrolment Scheme which is found on the Parent Info tab).

Waerenga School is a friendly, caring and helpful school where everyone is able to feel safe and happy, in which quality teaching and learning can occur. 

Our school has a ‘family’ feel to it, all the children play together and help look out for one another; families are welcome to come in anytime and they do. 

Children feel respected and are happy to voice their opinions and ideas. 

Our Values : Resilience, Resourcefulness and Reliability


Term 1  
Thursday 1 February - Friday 12 April

Term 2
Monday 29 April - Friday 5 July

Term 3  
Monday 22 July - Friday 27 September

Term 4 
Monday 14 October - Monday 16 December 


Anniversary Day           
Monday 29th January 2024      

Waitangi Day
Sunday 6th February 2024   

Good Friday    
Friday 29th March 2024

Easter Monday & Tuesday       
Monday 1st April & Tuesday  2nd April 2024        

Anzac Day      
Tuesday 25th April 2024           

King's Birthday        
Monday 3rd June 2024          

Matariki Day   
Friday 28th June 2024

Labour Day     
Monday 28th October 2024 


9.00am  School starts

10.00am     Morning break

10.15am      School Resumes

11.15am      Break

11.30am         School Resumes

12.30pm Lunchtime

1.30pm School Resumes

3.00pm End of School

Make Yourself Proud Team 2024