Safer Speeds Proposed Around School

Southland District Council’s draft Speed Management Plan for 2024 - 2027 proposes speed limit changes for the roads around Waianiwa School and the wider Southland District.

A one page summary for the changes proposed around our school has been provided.

Changes are also proposed to the speed limits in other locations in Southland District including:

They are also planning further discussion in future years about how safe speeds are approached more widely throughout the District.

So please visit or a Southland District Council area office to find out more, look at the draft plan and make a submission.

Submissions close 5pm on 10 November 2023.

Our wrap up of the year so far in the latest 

Southland App 'Class Action'.

Friday 29 April 2022

We hope you have had a safe, enjoyable and relaxing holiday break.

We look forward to welcoming all our students and staff back on Monday for the start of Term 2.

Below is a breakdown of the health measures we will have in place for our return to school under the orange light of the Covid Protection Framework.

Have a great weekend.

28 February 2022

A BIG THANK YOU to the families who helped out at our school working bee on Friday. You are awesome, what a difference a tidy up can make.

Also thank you to the parents who have offered to help at a later date due to not being able to make it on Friday, we will be in touch.

It is great to have wonderful parents and staff willing to give up their time for our children and school. Ka Pai.  

1 December 2021

New Entrants/Students for 2022

If you have a child turning 5 during 2022 who will be starting at Waianiwa School, 

we would like you to enrol them now so we can plan effectively for the upcoming school year. 

If you know of a family who have a child turning 5 during 2022 and are considering or planning on starting at Waianiwa School, please can you forward this information onto them. 

If you know of any other families within the community who are considering enrolling their child/children at Waianiwa School in 2022, please also forward this information onto them.

Enrolment packs are available. Please call or email the office to request one. We can send them home with a sibling, you can come and collect one from school, or we can email an enrolment form to you.

We are happy to meet with any current or new families to discuss our school, and as always we are happy to show families around. With the Level 2 guidelines in place at present, we do ask this is done at a mutually agreed appointment time. This also enables us to ensure either Amy or Cinnamon is free to meet with you. Please call or email the school office if you would like to arrange a time.


Waianiwa School

Ph: 03 235 2858