At Riwaka School, we want all students to develop a lifelong love of learning and have the skills to enable them to confidently and competently paddle their own waka.

Our goal is to develop the child’s full potential so that each is happy and confident in their abilities, are caring and tolerant towards others and are able to lead full lives in an ever changing global and technological world.

Principal's Welcome

Nau mai, haere mai,

Welcome to our wonderful school, situated in the centre of the Riwaka township. We are a full primary school catering for children between the ages of 5-13. With approximately 220 students, we are a medium-sized primary school set in spacious grounds which accommodate three playgrounds, an 8 x 25m swimming pool, a pump track for bike skills and a fitness circuit. All students have the opportunity to participate in after school sporting opportunities as well as cultural opportunities.

As a PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) school, we are committed to ensuring that a positive, safe learning environment is created and maintained where all students are able to achieve to their full potential.

Our PB4L values are We self manage, Actively respect, Keep engaged and Adjust to change (WAKA). These are explicitly focussed on schoolwide.

We are proud of the achievements of our students as well as their consideration of people and their environment. We aspire for all our students to be the best they can be in the future by having the skills to competently and confidently paddle their own waka.

Ngā mihi nui
Fraser Campbell

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Term dates for 2019

Term 1 Thurs 7 Feb to Friday 12 April

Term 2 Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July

Term 3 Monday 22 July to Friday 27 Sept

Term 4 Monday 14 Oct to Thurs 19 Dec

Holidays 2019

  • Wednesday 6th Feb – Waitangi Day
  • Friday 19 April – Good Friday
  • Monday 22 April – Easter Monday
  • Thursday 25 April – ANZAC Day
  • Monday 3rd June – Queens Birthday
  • Monday 28th October – Labour Day