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Creating a new community school together!


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. 



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Our Learning

In 2014 the team at Waitākiri School will create a new curriculum for the children of the merged school. Values that are emerging 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.


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School teams

In 2014 the school is operating from two Campuses- Wetlands Campus (Year 1-3) and River Campus (Year 4-6). The Wetlands Campus has four teams (Y3, Y2, Y1 and New Entrants) and River has three teams (Y6, Y5 and Y4). The children will work with the staff to name the teams in term 1.


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Phone 03 383 2736
Fax 03 383 2688

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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: 8.25am – 3.30pm