Welcome To Wainui School

We area rural school right on the edge of Silverdale, Auckland we think we have the best of both worlds!! The peace of the country and the city on our doorstep.

Our motto is ” Small enough to Dream Big enough to realise them” 

School Values to be encouraged, modelled and explored:The Wainui 5  “R’s”

  • Respect 
  • Resourcefulness
  • Resilience
  • Relational
  • Reflective



School Hours

School Hours
School Starts 8:55
Morning Interval 11.00am – 11:20
Lunchtime 12.45pm – 1.30pm
School Finishes 2.55pm

An A- Z Of Information to help you


Absence:Please let the school know by 9am if your child will be absent and the reason for their absence.

Assembly: Every two weeks we have a whole school assembly we celebrate our values the 5 “r”s and there are performance itmes from children. parents are always welcome at these assemblies.


Buses:There are two bus routes that serve Wainui school please see the ofice to find out if you are eligible to catch the bus to school.

Bus Changes must be phoned by 2:00pm to be sure the answer phone is cleared.


Christian Religious Education: On Friday mornings VIBE and VIEW are offered to our children VIBE: Values in Bible education classes are taken from 9:00- 9:30 and we offer VIEW Values in Education Wainui- this is our Non christian programme that is taken by our teachers and is based on the The Vlaues we all use and are known as the 5″r”s at Wainui school, Respect, Resourcful, Relational, Resilience, Reflective. All families  have a choicethe prograammes are approved by the BOT Wainui School. 

Clothing: Please ensure that your child is appropriately dressed for such activities as art and physical education. Students are required to wear sunhats in Terms 1 & 4. Clothing and footwear should always be named. We give students every opportunity to claim their lost clothing.We have a large lost property box outside the school hall

Contact Details:It is very important that we have current addresses, telephone numbers and emails. Please inform the school of any changes.


All New Zealand Primary Schools develop their own documentation, based on the Ministry of Education curriculum which has:

  • an emphasis on literacy and numeracy
  • flexibility for schools to focus their programmes according to needs
  • clear directions for teaching and learning
  • key competencies
  • values education
  • 8 learning areas – English, the Arts, Health & PE, Learning Languages, Mathematics & Statistics, Science, Social Sciences, Technology


Dental Treatment :The mobile dental van visits us once a year, or treatment can be received at the Silverdale  Dental Clinic 

Donation: Our school Donation can be paid in full or in installments – the office will help you with thisThe school bank number account


Education outside the Classroom: Wainui school love to use the outdoors.Throughout the year individual classes, syndicates and sometimes the whole school, go on educational trips to support major learning themes. There is usually a  charge for these trips. Parental involvement is greatly appreciated. Year 5-8usually have a camps each year off site Year 3&4 havwe an over night camp at schoool..

Enrolments: New Entrants may be enrolled at any time before their fifth birthday by making an appointment to meet the Principal. There are a few forms that need to be filled in by parents/caregivers. These are avaibale through this website. You will need to bring your child’s birth certificate and record of immunisations. We encourage foou transition pre-school visits, usually one a week, before their fifth birthday. The New entrant teacher will help you as will the officie in transitioning to school.. When enrolling other students who are not New Entrants please bring any records or books from the previous school.

Emergency Procedures:In the event of an accident or sickness students are attended to in the Sick Bay. If our Staff is in doubt, or if the situation is serious, parents will be contacted immediately. If we are unable to contact your family, we will notify the emergency contact listed, or if appropriate, a doctor. We keep an up to date list of medical problems and action plans in the Sick Bay and the Office.

In the event of a Civil Defence Emergency, the school is the Civil Defence community assembly area. 


Newsletter: Every Thursday an email link to the newsletter is sent home and a hard copy school newsletter is sent home with your child and contains valuable information – please check their bag! This newsletter is also posted on our website

If you wish to have an item included in the newsletter please ensure it is to the school office by midday Wednesday.


Office Hours
Monday 8.30am – 4:00 pm


Website:Please visit our website for classroom news, blogs, photos, etc. The weekly newsletter is also put on the website for your information.As are BOT minutes and event information.