Waitaki House is situated on the grounds of Waitaki Girls’ High School in central Oamaru.
Waitaki House culture is based on family values and being inclusive to all. We believe relationships are built on trust, good communication, and safety. Each girl’s safety is at our centre, with trust being built through good communication with the girls, especially around what activities they do, as well as pick up and drop off times. Underpinning this is the school values of Responsibility, Resilience, and Respect, and our goal of growing strong women for the future.
“Positive features of the hostel include supportive relationships between the hostel and the school, regular surveying of students and valuing their input, and good levels of pastoral care. The close proximity of the hostel to the school provides easy access to WGHS facilities. The hostel is responsive in supporting students who have extensive sporting, curriculum and performance commitments. The hostel is well managed by an experienced manager. The hostel staff focus on the provision of a safe and supportive living and learning environment for the boarders.”
ERO Report, 2019
At Waitaki House, we provide the structure and flexibility that is required for each girl to reach their potential. The Girls lead busy lives, and this is especially true as they become seniors and leaders within the school and Waitaki House.
We have supervised prep (Homework) from Sunday to Thursday for each year level. We enjoy having teachers come into Waitaki House for both maths and science tutoring. We also arrange extra tutoring as required, whether from a peer or a teacher.