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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. 

My desire for children is to have self-belief, nimble minds, appreciate their past, look forward to their future with direction, contribute to society and manage themselves appropriately in a range of contexts.


Naku noa, 

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.


What's Happening

This is where you will find out what's happening around the shcool.

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