Our Facilities

Waitaki Girls’ High School is situated in the heart of the Oamaru township.

It is housed over three blocks with the main teaching areas centrally located. On adjacent blocks are our hostel facilities, Wilson Park, the Waitaki Community Recreation Centre, and its facilities, and a modern Music Suite, including practice rooms and classroom spaces.

In 2015, we refurbished and opened our new library, Whare Mātauranga – House of Knowledge and a new Language and Performing Arts classroom. These modern and vibrant learning areas are flexible and welcoming. We also strengthened our digital capabilities to enable students to bring their own electronic devices to school.

Our refurbishment has also seen a dramatic redevelopment of our e-learning spaces. The modernised layout makes for more open classroom experience with an emphasis on participatory and self-directed learning. We also have modern science laboratories.

Over the next two years, our historic Junior Block will be redeveloped into a modern, fit for purpose administration area, which will include meeting rooms, guidance and pastoral hubs and upgraded classrooms.

The established trees and gardens help give our school its undoubted charm and enhance the outstanding and well-resourced classroom facilities.