NAU MAI, HAERE MAI- Welcome to Waitotara School

Our Mission Statement

A supportive environment where students will achieve the skills and attitudes needed to be a confident learner in the 21st century.

Waitotara School has been operating since 1874. We accommodate the learning needs of students from years 1 to 8. Our school has excellent facilities including a swimming pool and trampoline. We are located in pleasant surroundings adjacent to the township of Waitotara, just off State Highway 3 between Whanganui and Waverley. We have a supportive school and wider community. Please feel free to call in to meet our people and have a look around.

Our DRIVE Values

Determination to succeed

Respect for others, our environment and our community



Empathy by valuing others

Annual Accounts
Charter 2021
Waitotara School charter
  • Small Rural school

  • Lovely rural outlook

  • Family atmosphere

  • No fees for 2021

  • Free school lunches

  • Free fruit

  • Duffy books in Schools

  • Year 7 & 8 Technology at Whanganui Girls College

  • Inter school sports competitions

  • Gifted and Talented programmes

  • Small class sizes


School telephone: 06-3465957

Location: Severn St, Waitotara

Postal details: PO BOX 6, Waitotara, 4598