Welcome to Kawaha Point School 


Kawaha Point School is located in Rotorua and caters for students from Years 1 to 6. The school roll usually sits between 250-320, depending on the time of year. About 60% of our students identify as Māori. The school provides bilingual education as an integral part of the school with the equivalent of two bilingual classes.

We promote a warm and inclusive learning environment and parents are actively encouraged to participate and contribute to the life of the school. 

Our students have many opportunities to experience success in a range of academic, sporting and cultural activities. 


Kia Ora, Bula, Aloha, Talofa, Namaste, Hello


It's been wonderful settling into school and meeting everyone.

I simply love being out and about with the children, getting to know everyone will take time, but I am hoping not too long. I love being on morning duty drop off and school road patrol just to welcome and farewell our children at the end of the day and get to see you all.

I have  been asked what changes will happen at our school, if any. At the moment, my goal is to watch and see how everything works and fits together. Plus, get to know the staff and the children and you!

The first change I want to see will be having families and parents back on the school grounds, in our classrooms, and on school trips.  It is so essential to have you walking beside your child in their school journey. After a few bumpy terms with covid, it would be so lovely to return to seeing families enjoying being back in the school.

This term, our teams are busy organising trips, marae noho, and overnight camps to get back to being outside and enjoying the great outdoors.  Plus, there will be occasions for you to come in and chat- coffee mornings and parent interviews. 

Here's to a term of connecting and reconnecting!

I believe that it takes a village to raise a child. And I am so happy that I am part of this journey now with you and your child.

Maria Gillard




Kawaha Point School
Aquarius Drive
Rotorua, New Zealand
Ph: 07 348 5864
Fax: 07 349 2581