Whenuakite School: Helping young minds Flourish

Whenuakite School is a small, rural school located in the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand. Despite its size, the school provides a nurturing and enriching environment for children from Year 1 to Year 8.

The school has a proud history dating back to its establishment in 1905. Over the years, it has evolved to meet the changing needs of its community while retaining its strong commitment to academic excellence. The school’s motto, Takakawe i ngā wā katoa ‘At all times we will endeavour’, reflects this commitment.

Whenuakite School’s dedicated and experienced teaching staff work hard to engage and inspire their students. They use a variety of teaching methods to cater to different learning styles, including project-based learning, digital resources, and outdoor education. In addition to core subjects such as English, math, and science, the school also offers a range of specialist classes, including music, art, and physical education.

Outside of the classroom, Whenuakite School offers a range of extracurricular activities to enrich its students’ lives. These include sports teams, cultural groups, and environmental initiatives. The school’s beautiful natural surroundings offer many opportunities for learning and outdoor adventures, including bush walks, gardening, and camping trips.

One of Whenuakite School’s unique strengths is its strong sense of community. Parents and caregivers play an active role in the school, supporting fundraising efforts, volunteering their time, and attending school events. This community involvement fosters a sense of belonging and connection that benefits the whole school community.

In recent years, Whenuakite School has embraced digital technology to enhance its students’ learning experiences. Students can use a laptop or tablet (if an agreement has been signed), and the school’s virtual learning environment provides a wealth of resources and opportunities for online collaboration. The school’s commitment to digital literacy ensures that its students are well-prepared for the challenges of the modern world.

Whenuakite School’s commitment to academic excellence, community involvement, and innovative teaching methods make it an outstanding choice for families in the Coromandel Peninsula. It is a school that truly lives up to its motto of letting the child flourish, providing a nurturing and supportive environment in which every student can thrive.

This school is 5mins down the road from 1093 Tairua-Whitianga Road!


Contact Phillip Quay


027 458 7724