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Honouring our past to create a new future.

Welcome to Waitākiri School, a school created from the merger of Burwood and Windsor Schools' located in the North East suburb of Burwood, Christchurch.  We are very excited about developing our new school and welcoming our children, families, whanau and community. 





Our Learning

In 2014 the team at Waitākiri School created a new curriculum for the children of the merged school. Values that emerged are those of environmental sustainability, innovation, community, collaboration, lifelong learning and problem solving. Excellence in numeracy and literacy will be achieved through engaging children in authentic learning contexts and challenges. Take a look at our Class Blogs!


Our Curriculum

Like all schools in New Zealand we have the privilege of developing a local curriculum with the New Zealand Curriculum as our guiding document. This world-class document enables local communities to develop a localised curriculum in response to the principles, values and vision of the New Zealand Curriculum.



School teams

In 2015 the school is operating from two Campuses - Wetlands Campus (Years 1-2) and River Campus (Years 3-6). The Wetlands Campus has two teams (tahi & rua) and River has four teams (toru, whā, rima & ono).


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Wetlands Campus
170 Burwood Rd, Burwood, Christchurch 8083

River Campus
255 New Brighton Rd, Burwood, Christchurch 8061
School Hours: 8.55am – 2.55pm
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School Office Hours: 8.30am – 3.30pm