Whataroa's Schools

Whataroa Schools

Find information about the three local educational facilities on this page.

Birth to Five years – The Whataroa PlayGroup provides sessions for children from birth to 5 years.

New Entrants to Year 8 – The Whataroa School provides full Primary education to year 8.

Year 9 to Year 13 – The South Westland Area School provides secondary education and is situated in Hari Hari



About the Whataroa PlayGroup

The Whataroa Playgroup premises are at the Whataroa Primary School.

Sessions are for children from birth to five years of age on Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30am to 1:30pm.

Phone Shona Rathglen 03 7534 191
Brochure available.

Join us for Messy Mondays and Educational Wednesdays!

All preschoolers, parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome. Tea and coffee provided.

Bring along a snack for your child.



About Whataroa School

Full Primary Education for New Entrants to year 8.

Principal: Jenny Bainbridge Phone 03 7534 061

Website: Whataroa School

The school has an open door policy and welcomes parental and community involvement.



About the South Westland Area School

Year 9 to Year 13

Phone the school on 03 7533 160

Offers a wide range of subjects taught by resident teachers or by video-conferencing at senior level.

Hari Hari is only a 15minute drive north, but boarding in Hari Hari can be arranged if need be.


Coming Soon

Link to SWAS Newsletter

School Reunion Book