Principal’s Welcome


Waimate High school is a growing co-educational Year 7 – 13 school situated in the heart of South Canterbury with approximately 300 students. We serve a supportive, well-connected rural community.

At our school, your child will be known and valued as an individual. Our staff will work with you to understand your child’s specific needs, strengths and aspirations. This will allow us to offer your child flexible educational opportunities and challenges that will better assist their learning and development as they strive to walk their own pathway to success. Our broad and rich curriculum allows us to cater for your child’s needs and interests, no matter how they change over the years.

We know how important it is that your child finds their purpose in life. We will strive to help equip your child with the skills and attributes they need to enable them to lead fulfilling lives whilst making positive contributions to their communities.

As Principal, I value honesty, respect and loyalty and I have high expectations for myself, our staff and students. These values align well with our school values of respect, responsibility and resilience. I believe that these three values will provide a strong foundation for your child’s growth while at our school, and beyond as they pursue career opportunities or further studies.

We are proud of our Waimate High School community and we look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Jo Hunnikin

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