I am Allan Mitchell, Principal of Waihopai School.
We are proud of our school as it sits on the same site since 1879, being nestled on the edge of our city’s Queens Park.
Our school boasts strong National Standard results that reflect our wonderful community and the emphasis that we place on reading, writing and mathematics. This does not understate the importance we place on inquiry learning (the sciences), fine arts and physical activity that is a feature at our school.
We are a strongly connected global school with 27 nationalities represented and a strong international fee paying programme that we actively promote in the Pacific Rim countries.
We are fortunate to have the Park Syndicate as an integral part of our school, hosting children with physical and cognitive challenges as a Southland wide facility.
We have a technology rich environment where children have access to a wide range of ICT tools backed up by high speed broardband. We have our own TV station on You Tube, where students upload a clip everyday. Our year four, five and six classes have embraced BYOD and operate as digital classrooms.
We are proud of our school, its achievements and its facilities. We would love to host you should you like to visit our superb school.