International Students : Whangaparaoa Primary School

By: Whangaparaoa Primary School  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Computers, Primary School



The Whangaparaoa Peninsula (after which the school is named) is a beautiful area with wide views of sea and surrounding beaches and islands.

In New Zealand, schools are given a rating depending on the income and education level of the people located in the surrounding areas nearby. This Decile' rating, ranges from 1 (lowest income areas) to 10 (highest income areas). Whangaparaoa Primary School has a Decile rating of 9, which suggests that residents of this area generally enjoy a very good standard of living.


A handbook on the operation of Whangaparaoa Primary School is available from the school, however in summary the school offers: -

  • Classes from Year 1 - Year 6 (NZ) for children from 5 - 11 years old.
  • A large hall suitable for 600 - 700 people.
  • 0.5km from beautiful Manly Beach.
  • A well-set up Library plus Internet access, colour laser printer, scanner etc.
  • Networked computer system: several computers in each room with internet access
  • A good range of Audio-Visual equipment including digital cameras and video editing computers.
  • Spacious, well kept grounds with three Adventure Playgrounds catering for differing age groups.
  • Specialist tuition in music, reading and other subjects for children with Special Abilities.
  • Specialised tuition for yachting and kayaking in School Terms 1 and 4.
  • Registered and qualified teaching staff, many with special skills and professional development in teaching Non-English Speaking Students.
  • A staff of 35.35 teachers as of Feb, 2010.
  • A roll range of approximately 590 - 690 students each year.
  • Teacher-Aides with particular experience and special courses attended in support for Non-English Speaking Students.


Whangaparaoa Primary School follows the New Zealand Curriculum in all seven subjects.

  • English
  • Technology
  • Mathematics
  • The Arts (Dance, Drama Art, Music)
  • Science
  • Health & Physical Wellbeing
  • Social Studies

Beyond this there are many opportunities for children to excel in other areas such as: -
**Music Lessons in Guitar, Flute, Recorder, Violin, Keyboard, Piano

  • Education Outside the Classroom
  • Gifted and Talented Education (also known as the GATE programme)
  • Sailing and kayaking
  • Sports (including: Soccer, Rugby, Rugby League, Hockey, Cricket, Netball, **Tae Kwon Do, **Judo, **Karate)

** Additional charges may apply to these subjects. Enquire at the school office for details.

Keywords: Computers, Primary School

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