Tribute to Sue Bidois

We received the sad news this week of the death of Sue Bidois.  Sue taught at this school and is fondly remembered by the students that she taught and staff that had the priveledge to work with her.  Our thoughts go out to the Bidois family.


Athletics will be held at Parua Bay School next Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th November. 

Wednesday 15th November:   Year 7 & 8  students

Thursday  16th November:      Year 4 - 6 students 

Thanks to the parents who have offered to help with transport on the day.


Visit to Gibbs Art Farm

Rooms 1 and 2 had a special visit to Alan Gibbs Farm last week.

Students saw some incredible art work and  were amazed at the engineering and scale of art sculptures on display. 

Among the art works were giraffes, water buffalo, emus and other animals. 

This place is amazing and well worth a visit.


Hats at School

Please make sure your child has a hat to wear at school, particularly now the weather is getting warmer.. 


School Photos

School Photos have now been taken.

When photos are ready for printing, students will bring home their own unique shoot
key.    When you have your shoot
key:  go to,   click on ‘order online’, enter your Shoot
Key Code eg  ABCD1234 and click on Order Products to
see all your child’s photos.     If you
do not have internet access  or prefer
not to use the Online Ordering system, please contact the school office for an
Order Envelope.



Car Boot Sale

The school was alive with lots of stalls, bargaining and fun activities for our recent Car Boot Sale.

The school made a profitable $1,700 on the day and was a great community event.

Thank you to everyone for making this a great day and in particular huge thanks to the organisers.




2017 House Captains

Congratulations to the following students who were chosen as House leaders and deputies:

Manaia House - Captains:  Amy and Nathan               Deputies:   Maisie and William

Kauri House    - Captains:  Manaia and Eloise             Deputies:   Maya and Seabren

Lion House      - Captains:  Star and Hayden              Deputies:   Tai and Grace

Aubrey House  - Captains:  Jayden and Nadia             Deputies:   Cole and Rocco 



Term 1:      Tuesday 7th February to Thursday 13th April

Term 2:       Monday 1st May to Friday 7th July

Term 3:       Monday 24th July to Friday 29th September

Term 4:       Monday 16th October to Wednesday 20th December


Reading Together

Reading Together is a programme which empowers parents to help their children with reading at home.  It involves four sessions over a six week periiod.  the workshops ae designed to guide you how to support your children with their reading.  The programme is free and parents who attended last year's workshops commented on how they felt they gained a ot of ideas which helped make reading  more enjoyable and positive experience at home.

Adopt a Plot

Room 1 have committed themselves to adopting a plot on Limestone Island.  This will be weeded and planted but the long term expectation is that all our children become involved and get the chance to develop this area.  We also hope that families visit Limestone Island and become involved in the care and maintenance of our plot.   Limestone Island is very important to Whangarei Heads as it is the nursery for the Kiwis that are eventually released at the Heads.

Rooms 1 and 2 are also involved in tree planting at Urquharts Bay, along the stream that our school has a long term commitment to clean up and develop.  They are planting a range of natives including flax, manuka, kanuka and pohutakawa along the stream under the guidance of Adam Willetts the Bream Head Ranger.

We have also been fortunate in receiving funding for a trapping project in and around school. The funds will be spent on rat and stoat trapping, pest tracking and weta hotels.


Our School Song, Kua Tae was written by Laurence Berry, and Cathy and Danny Tuato'o and the Youtube clip was made by Billie Berry before she left our school for High School. 

To see and listen to the original Youtube clip,  Kua Tae, go to -  the song has a strong message!  



Looking for a venue for a special event?

Why not consider our attractive multi purpose building at Whangarei Heads School.

Suitable for:-

  • weddings

  • family events

  • seminars and evening classes.

Private, plenty of parking and situated in spectacular sourroundings.

Contact the school on (09) 434 0844 for more information.


At Year 7 & 8 our school offers a specialist programme which maximises opportunities for learning within our rich environment.

Children undertake enquiry learning in authentic and purposeful contexts.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this programme.