Kia Ora and Welcome

SCHOOL HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS:  Please note that the school office will be open on Wednesday 26 April and Friday 28 April, from 9am - 12 noon.



A message from our new Principal, John Petrie.

What a privilege and honour to join your school, to work with the teachers and most importantly meet your children. I have found if we put children at the centre of our decisions, making children our focus, we get great outcomes for everyone.

I know I can build on the great things happening already at Huapai.  There is something really special about Huapai District School- I am keen to understand this.

I’ve taken the liberty of some introductory thoughts in the attached YouTube link.

I look forward to meeting you and being part of Huapai  - can’t wait in fact!!


John Petrie

Our Huapai District School learning community is excited to extend a warm and friendly welcome to new students and families.

A sense of family and community is a strength of our school and we encourage our students to live by a set of values that will help them be positive contributors to the communities they grow up in.

We are all learners at Huapai and we know, if we work together, a strong sense of team and success can be achieved.

Our vision is to engage, extend and empower our learners.  We aim to be responsive to the needs of each individual and personalise a set of learning experiences that are both meaningful and motivating.

“What’s best for the children” is central to all decision making.

Our school is forward thinking and future focused on ensuring students receive the very best learning opportunities to prepare them for their future.

We look forward to working with you to ensure your time at Huapai is full of learning, opportunity, fun and great times together.