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On behalf of our Board of Trustees, staff and students, we welcome you to Whau Valley Primary School. Located in the heart of Whau Valley within a beautiful parklike setting, we provide a stimulating and engaging learning environment. We pride ourselves on our welcoming and friendly nature, which is always commented on by visitors. We are now an official Enviro School with a Bronze Award, and are working hard toward making our school cleaner, healthier, greener and providing a sustainable environment for future generations. A place we all feel proud of.

Whau Valley School’s vision is Kia Ako Tahi, Kia Tupu Tahi - Learning as One, Growing together as One. The school has been developing a school-wide, play-based learning approach over the past few years. Ensuring a smooth transition from ECE to school is encouraged, with our local ECE's visiting weekly and joining in our school programmes. Our key focus is relationships, with our tamariki encouraged to work together, problem solve and become critical thinkers. We operate three senior digital learning classes as well as two bilingual classes within the school. Whau Valley School is committed to providing high-quality curriculum programmes for our tamariki, tailored to meet the needs of all of our students.

Whau Valley School's key strategic goals for the coming years are Curriculum, Culture and Change.

A rich and relevant localised curriculum, tailored to the needs of our tamariki and community

An inclusive learning environment that promotes positive relationships

Improved outcomes for all


Our school operates on 4 Behaviour expectations - Our Whau 4’s.

Be Prepared, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

I feel very privileged to lead a team of dedicated, enthusiastic teachers and support staff, who always have our tamariki’s best interests at heart.

Nga mihi

Steve Jenkins

Principal/Tumuaki