Whangamarino School

Te Pepeha o Te Kura o Whangamarino

Nau Mai, Haere Mai 

Kia pono ki to mahi kia whai hua ai

Ko Matawhaura te Maunga

Ko Rotoiti te Moana

Ko Ngati Pikiao te Iwi

Ko Te Arawa te Waka

Tihei Mauri Ora

Principal's Welcome

Tena Koutou e te whanau,

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Kura o Whangamarino.

Whangamarino School is a dynamic, inspiring, dual medium Year 1-8 school  set in the heart of Okere Falls, looking over beautiful Lake Rotoiti.  Whangamarino offers an educational experience designed to inspire individual achievement, strong personal values and confidence for life.  

As a parent or whanau, your choice to send your son or daughter to Whangamarino is a choice that will create and shape their amazing future.  Whangamarino gives your child the opportunity to learn in either English or Maori (total immersion) in classes that have low numbers. We welcome all students passionate about learning Te Reo Maori regardless of their Te Reo Maori ability.  We embrace our school's unique Ngati Pikiao identity which stems from years of being part of the local communities of Mourea, Otaramarae and Okere Falls. The staff re dedicated, committed and professional, work hard and have a passion for teaching. We have an ‘open door’ policy and we encourage you to communicate with us at any time.

Whangamarino School has an inclusive philosophy and a staff that supports the individual needs of all students.

Our kura utilises  the Positive Behaviour For Learning (PB4L)  framework to help define, teach and support appropriate student behaviours.   Our school values of Aroha, Manaakitanga and Whakawhanaungatanga are the basis of our PB4L approach.

If you would like to know a little bit more about us, please visit us to find out exactly what a Whangamarino education can offer your son or daughter.

Lorraine Northey  (Principal)

M.Ed (Hons), Post Grad Dip in Special Ed. (Distinction), B.Ed. Dip Tchg. 


 Term Dates 2021

Term One 

2nd February   – 16th April   

Term Two    

3rd May - 9th July

Term Three  

26th July - 1st October

Term Four

18th October - 14th December


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