Waikato Waldorf School
- Organization/School Name
- Hamilton Waikato Waldorf School and Kindergarten
Waikato Waldorf School is situated on 6.4 hectares of beautifully landscaped grounds, close to the shopping area at the crossroads of Thomas Road and Hukanui Road in northeast Hamilton. Extensive plantings, a large public reserve on our southern boundary, two streams, and spacious grassed areas preserve the school’s peaceful, rural character. Farms stand on our northern boundary and contemporary subdivisions comprise the urban neighbourhood to the south.
An Integrated School
Waikato Waldorf School was established as a private concern in 1996, beginning with a Class One of 9 children. Two years later it became an ‘Integrated Full Primary School’. This means it is part of the New Zealand State education system and is, therefore, partially funded by the Ministry of Education. The government funding pays for some teachers and for the school’s running costs. An ‘Integrated’ school must have, by law, a ‘special character’. The majority of ‘Integrated’ schools in New Zealand are religious – we are not. Our ‘special character’ rests in the educational aims and practices of the school. (See Special Character below.) The ‘special character’ of the school is safeguarded in law through our ‘Integration Agreement’ with the Crown. The school is subject to review by the Education Review Office (ERO) and has a Board of Trustees in the same way as other State schools. ERO comments about the school can be viewed online by entering the search terms: +ero+ "Waikato Waldorf School".
- 07 855 8710
- 07 855 1676
85 Barrington Drive Huntington Hamilton
- Postal Address
PO BOX 12127 Chartwell Hamilton 3248
- Member for
- 6 years 40 weeks