"Puss in Boots: Pet Detective"

On Tuesday 17th October the New Zealand Playhouse will be performing "Puss in Boots: Pet Detective". 

The show will be starting at 11.20am.

The cost is $6 per student.

Boy-band sensation, Baby Bear goes missing and Goldilocks is the prime suspect.  This 'who-dunnit' mystery will have you laughing out loud.

Whangarei Heads School , You've got Talent!

On Friday 29th we will be having our Talent Show. 

The talent show is open to all students.

For those watching, well, you will be amazed at the amount of talent these students have.  Come along and watch.  The show will take place at .....

Nova Disco

A huge thank you to everyone for your generosity for our Child Cancer Foundation fundraising,  so far we have raised $863.50!!!  What an incredible effort for our little school, it just goes to show what an awesome community we have :-)

Nova's family would also like to express their gratitude to the school and to those who helped with donations, cooking setting up and decorating.

Car Boot Sale - Sunday 29th October: 10.00am - 1.00pm

Save the date!   Have a clear out!  Help us make this a successful school fundraiser.

More details closer to the time


Super Nova Family Disco

A huge thanks to Lil, Terra and a wonderful bunch of supporters who made the Super Nova Disco a great success. It was important to hold this ‘celebration’ to remember our special Nova as this would have been her last year at Whangarei Heads School. Her class peers were also part of the planning and contributed to the special event. There were many sore bodies (older ones in particular) from all the dancing in the sea of creative yellow costumes. Thanks to all involved for your support.

A huge thank you to everyone for your generosity for our Child Cancer Foundation fundraising,  so far we have raised $863.50!!!  What an incredible effort for our little school, it just goes to show what an awesome community we have :-)

The Evans Family would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the Nova Disco and help raise funds for the Child Cancer Foundation. We feel so very blessed to have such amazing supportive people in our community and in our lives.


WPSSA Cross Country

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the WPSSA Cross Country held at Barge Park.  They were up against Northland's best  and all our student placings were very credible.  Well done to you all. 

School Banquet -

Huge congratulations to Claire, Wendy and the Room One students for providing a magnificent Indian  Banquet to nearly seventy diners in Te Mangoroa.

The food was amazing, excellent quality and quantity,  decor stunning, music and costumes great, atmosphere and entertainment awesome.

The students did a fantasic job and everyone was very proud of their efforts.   

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.