Welcome From Our Principal

At Whītau School we offer a vibrant, innovative, yet rigorous education based in Literacy, Numeracy and eLearning. Our shared mission of 'Focused Learning Achieving Excellence' is weaved into our Teaching as Inquiry' Learning Model. The vision of the Whītau School community, 'Learning to take us Places...' is based on our core values of 'Respect and Responsibility' that permeate through all our curriculum programmes. Our students develop a love of learning that ensures they have the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to cope with a rapidly changing and sometimes challenging world.
'Developing confident, lifelong Learners and achievers.'

Our children are the most precious resource of our community and we need to nurture them by providing them with the very best education possible. At Whītau School, education is a living partnership in which our parents and the school work closely together to ensure that our young children are able to become confident, caring and capable citizens of the 21st Century.
We encourage every student to develop and enhance their individual talents and we support them in a very special, friendly and caring environment.
The relationship between school and home is critical and nurtured by our school. Parents are always welcome at Whītau School. Their thoughts and ideas are valued and this partnership is essential for each one of our students to reach their full potential. We encourage all families to become fully involved with our school community and the daily life of the school.

We are very proud of the achievements of our past and present students. Whītau School is unique - it has a proud tradition of 110 years of outstanding leadership and dedicated loyal staff committed to providing an excellent education to the children of the North Linwood community. We can look back to the past of North Linwood School, and more recently Linwood North School, with appreciation where the spirit of the school was embodied in the 'enterprise' and our school focused on 'providing quality education where children come first'. We can look forward to the future where our new Whītau school is recognized nationally as 'a school of enterprise,innovation and a leader in eLearning'. We offer not only an outstanding academic programme but an exciting curriculum, both in and beyond the classroom, with various Music, Drama Dance, Arts, Cultural and Sporting opportunities that ensure the successful education of the whole child.

Our aim is to develop confident lifelong learners and achievers of the future.

I would welcome the opportunity to meet with me to show you around our fabulous new Whītau School and answer any questions you may have that are not covered in our prospectus. Whītau School proudly offers a truly excellent, exciting and challenging education that we would love to share with you.


Ms Sandra Smith JP
T.T.C. (Dist), Higher DipTchg
Principal