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Academic achievement above the national norm.
An individualised new entrant transition programme.  We will work with parents/whanau to develop a transition programme that suits individual needs.
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 so students are held accountable for their actions and learn from their mistakes.
A KiVA Anti – Bullying School, which means students have weekly lessons on how to be nice to others, prevent bullying, be an upstander and what to do when bullying occurs.
The school’s beautiful safe physical environment supports creative play at morning tea and lunch times.
A specialist Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO).
Our new entrant classes are a combination of a play based approach and a more traditional approach.
A bicultural environment within the school.
We are well resourced with sports and outdoor education equipment.

What's happening at Woodlands School?

Latest Notices

Netball Draw
27 Jun 2023

All games are starting at 1:30p.m and please read the draw as all teams have 3 games with some having 4 games. All games are at Memorial Park, only the Year 1 and 2's will be at Opotiki Primary School, they will start at 1:30 p.m and they will be finished by 2:30 p.m.

Netball Draw 21.06.2023
20 Jun 2023

Woodlands School - Te Akatārere is Open Tomorrow
15 Jun 2023

Kia ora,

Woodlands School - Te Akatārere will be open tomorrow Friday 16 June. 

There will be no school bus tomorrow. The school bus will start next week.

Students will need to bring their own lunches (if this is an issue please get the students to talk to their teacher in the morning and we will sort something out).

If your child/ren are not attending school tomorrow, please let us know via Skool Loop or by phoning the school.

We have a number of agencies/organisations we can access if your child is dealing with anxiety or fear from the past week, if you need to access this support please email myself or Whaea Erica Howe

Nga mihi,

Matua Glenn


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