WHATAROA SCHOOL in 2022.
Whataroa School is a full primary school, catering for children from Year 0-8, with a current grading roll of 30 and staffing
entitlement of 2.64.
Staffing at Whataroa School:
Teaching Principal in the Senior Room Yr7-8
one full-time Teacher in the Junior class Y0-2,
one part-time teacher in the Middle Room Y3-6, - full time, covered by School Board ( 40%)
3 x part-time aide/administration support and a cleaner.
At present the school has three composite classes, Junior Y0-2, Middle Y3-6 and Senior Y7-8. Teachers have high expectations of their student’s achievement school wide and individual needs are catered for.
A few children live in close proximity to the village, although some children travel by bus from Whataroa Flat Road (11kms), Whataroa /Franz Josef Highway (33kms), as well as TeTaho (11kms).
The school was established in 1879 and has been refurbished as part of the Small & Rural Schools Project (MOE). There are two classrooms, a School/Community Library, resource room, an administration area and a swimming pool.
There is access to our wireless network throughout the school. There is an adventure playground, swings area, covered swimming pool, netball court and large playing field.