School’s out Around 50 primary school staff, students and supporters gathered at the Ostend causeway on Wednesday to push for improved teaching conditions and increased government funding. Those striking on Waiheke joined around 30,000 people calling for action in public events...
Details of the planned $17 million upgrades to Waiheke High School have been announced by the Ministry of Education, with the major redevelopment to be completed in late 2019, but plans to rebuild adjacent to Te Huruhi Primary School...
Hours of practice paid off recently for Waiheke High School’s kapa haka group Piringākau.  “Our campaign for ASB Polyfest 2019 started with a training and bonding trip North to Waimamaku, Hokianga,” says teacher Te Ao Hau.  “After our trip, we endured...
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...
Island resident David Toomey panicked when he was caught in a strong rip at Palm Beach in December 2018. He’s now sharing his story in an online campaign launched by TSB and Surf Life Saving New Zealand to spread...
Waiheke’s long-proposed community pool is on the horizon, with the local board announcing it will further investigate the option of building the pool between Te Huruhi Primary and Waiheke High School, which are both to undergo redevelopment. A ‘formal feasibility...
Year Four pupils at Waiheke Primary School were presented with beautiful dictionaries on Monday by local Rotarians Sherryn El Bakary (past president), Nicola Hambly (current youth director) and Louis Kinsler (next youth director). Dictionaries in schools is a global initiative...

The end of March brings an end to swimming lessons on the island. Since the beginning of the school year, students of Waiheke Primary and Te Huruhi should each have had 10 swimming lessons, the amount funded by the...

Sea Scouts Keas showed impressive safety knowledge during an educational trip with Waiheke Coastguard, says Waiheke High School sea sports academy tutor Maria Heer. On board the vessel they quickly identified the 5-plus safety items needed in any boat. They...
Members of the Waiheke High School Sea Sports Academy have enjoyed a fantastic four days sailing the Hauraki Gulf on Steinlager 2, the ‘Ferrari of the seas’. The 24 students were aboard the boat made famous by Sir Peter Blake...