After a rainy start the weather cleared and the sun made a timely appearance, as if on cue, for the annual Spring Festival at Fossil Bay Kindergarten. The afternoon was bursting with blossoms as the children, dressed in seasonal colours,...
Teachers from both Te Huruhi and Waiheke Primary Schools were involved in the national strike action on Wednesday 15 August to ask for increased pay, reduced class sizes and extra resources to support special needs students.  “I found it inspiring...
Preschoolers had a blast last Sunday afternoon at the Waiheke Playcentre Halloween party. Excited children arrived dressed up as fairies, skeletons, ghosts and witches - even Donald Trump made an appearance. The children made trick-or-treating bags before entering four...
With both schools willing to consider the option, a heated, 25 metre, six-lane lap pool for the island could be built between Waiheke’s high school and the adjacent Te Huruhi Primary for only a little over $1 million and...
For the first time in a decade Waiheke High’s Piringakau kapa haka group performed at Polyfest 2018. It had been so long, yet they blew everyone away with their outstanding performance and mana. With only six weeks to prepare their...
And some people say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. That’s hardly the case at the Kai Conscious Cafe in Oneroa, where volunteers serve up a regular Friday feast cooked entirely of food that otherwise would have...
One case of gastroenteritis has been reported following water contamination at two Waiheke schools. Auckland Regional Public Health Service is assessing whether the gastroenteritis is linked to contamination of water at Waiheke High or Te Huruhi Primary School or due...
Budding young sailors from the Waiheke Sea Scouts got their hands on some serious kit last week, when invited to take a tour of the island’s volunteer Coastguard vessel. Around 20 sea scouts met Waiheke Coastguard staff at Matiatia wharf...
15-year-old Isabella Healy is fundraising for the trip of a lifetime this summer after auditioning and being accepted into the Auckland Youth Orchestra for 2018. Isabella, a classical violinist who has been playing since she was four, is hoping to...

More than 272 students in years three to six at Te Huruhi Primary School showed up in their best running gear last Thursday, as the cross country race was on. The kids’ mission: to run around the school the...