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Woodlands School caters for children in Years 1 to 8. It is located in a beautiful rural area close to Opotiki in the eastern Bay of Plenty. We currently have around 100 students at our school.

The school is well supported by an active parent and whānau group that contributes generous resourcing through fundraising efforts, valued assistance and contributions to school programmes, events and activities.

If you are considering sending your child or children to Woodlands School please contact us so we can help with a successful transition in to our school.

  • Academic achievement above the national norm

  • Woodlands School will be one of the first primary schools in the Bay of Plenty that is a Positive Behaviour for Learning Restorative Practice School

  • We are a Positive Behaviour 4 Learning (PB4L) school.  This means we teach students social skills and our expectations around behaviour are clear and consistent.

  • Restorative Practice is the approach we use to deal with conflict, such as teasing or fights between peers

  • An individualised new entrant transition programme.  We will work with parents/whanau to develop a transition programme that suits individual needs.

  • We have a leadership programme for Year 7/8 students with a focus on community citizenship

  • The school’s beautiful safe physical environment supports creative play at morning tea and lunch times

  • Our new entrant classes are a combination of a play based approach and a more traditional approach

  • A free bus (funded by the Board of Trustees)

  • Two successful bilingual classes

  • We are well resourced with sports and outdoor education equipment