Waitohu School - To Be Our Best

Tararua Ranges and Waitohu River 


Our school logo comprises the Tararua Ranges which we see to the east, and the Waitohu River, which flows past our school to the sea, flanking the northern side of Otaki township.

Within the Tararuas are the surnames of all the current students and staff, who make up our Waitohu School community. These names are updated yearly.

Originating within our community (the Tararuas), each of our koru, encompassed within the Waitohu River, provide our kaupapa. From our Leadership Koru comes our Strategic Plan Koru. Our Reflection and Inquiry Koru support our Strategic Plan Koru. All of the tamariki within our care, are individually represented within our Mauri Koru.  

The overarching spirit with which we endeavour to live our kaupapa, is captured in the words To Be Our Best. The meanings of these words have been clearly expressed by students, as recorded in To Be Our Best.