Waihopai School offers a well resourced primary school based in Invercargill’s beautiful Queens Park. We cater for children from 5 to 12 years.
The school boasts large grounds that neighbour an 18 hole golf course Queens Park and Southland Boys High School.
We offer homestay accommodation and a limited number of hostel accomodation.
Our school hosts a Special Needs facility where International students with physical and learning disabilities are able to enrol with the support of an accompanying parent or caregiver.
We link with all Invercargill High Schools for a smooth transition from Waihopai School to their chosen high school.
We boast individual one to one programmes to support your child’s development of their oral and written English language with our ESOL tutor.
Waihopai School offers a unique primary school opportunity in a superb setting with individual attention focused on your child.
Allan Mitchell, Principal
Full School Address:
121 Herbert Street Gladstone Invercargill New Zealand
Post Code: 9810
Phone Number: +64 3 2184228
Total Number of Students: 370
Age Range: 5 – 12 years
Year Level Tuition: Year 1 to Year 6
Number of International Students: Twelve
International Students Countries of Origin:
Thailand, Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, Brasil.
Homestay- Short term (up to 10 weeks)
Large Grounds and playing fields
Technology saturated school
Student operated TV Station
Hydotherapy Swimming Pool
Large Hall / Multi-Purpose Facility
Many sporting opportunities
Skiing and outdoor pursuits in the school programme
Distinctive Characteristics/Points of Difference
Traditional school established in 1879
Safe inclusive environment
Adjacent Golf Course to the school
Neighbouring Southland Boys High School
Hosts a special needs disability school