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Principal's Welcome

My name is Heather Tanner and it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our school website.

My role of principal at Elstow-Waihou School is one of the most rewarding experiences in my career. The children, teachers, staff, Board and PTA are all strong advocates of our school. It is a privilege to work with and for such an inclusive and committed community of learners.

Elstow-Waihou prides itself on proactively creating a future focused modern learning environment that positively embraces change and prepares our children for their future.

As a school community we really care about our school and the people in and associated with it.

Naku noa, na

Heather Tanner

Elstow-Waihou School

  • is a welcoming and inclusive school for children, their families and the community
  • is a future focussed school
  • creates a positive and supportive learning environment
  • rewards effort and celebrates success
  • is an enviro-school committed to making our world a better place for our children
  • acknowledges the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi; and ensure that
  • children are central to the teaching and learning process.



School Pool Volunteer Needed

We would like to open the school pool for our children, families and community to use as soon as possible, but

in order to do  this we need someone to volunteer to monitor and maintain the pool. Please phone the office

to discuss details 884-5802.


SCHOOL DATES FOR 2016:For your information these are the dates set down for our 2016 year.

Term 1—Tues 2nd February—Thurs 15th April

Term 2—Mon 2nd May—Fri 8th July

Term 3—Mon 25th July—Fri 23rd September

Term 4—Mon 10th October—Thurs 15th December




Welcome to our new website

Welcome to the new Elstow Waihou School Website.  Take a look around and get to know what information we have available here. 

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