'To Be the Best We Can Be   - Whaia Te Iti Kahurangi'


It is our absolute pleasure to welcome you to Hāwea Flat School.

Established in 1882, Hāwea Flat School is located amongst farmland 8km from Lake Hāwea and 15km from Wānaka. It is our own "slice of paradise". Hāwea Flat School  has a long history in education and plays a central role in bringing our wider community together - from Queensberry in the south to the neck of Lake Hāwea in the north. 

 We are focused on providing a wide variety of creative and rich learning experiences for our tamariki. As a learning community we work together so everyone can be "the best they can be".  The local climate and environment encourages outdoor living and a strong connection to nature. There is a family feel to the school and it is common to see children of all ages and stages playing and learning together during the school day.

Hāwea Flat School is a very special place. Please come and see for yourself.

Nō reira

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

Tania Pringle 


Hāwea Flat School

Office Hours

The school office is open during the following times:-

Monday : 8.30am - 3.30pm
Tuesday : 8.30am - 3.30pm
Wednesday : 8.30am - 3.30pm
Thursday : 8.30am - 3.30pm
Friday : 8.30am - 3.30pm

School Timetable

School Begins: 9.00am
Morning Interval: 10:40am - 11:00am
Lunch Break: 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Classes Finish: 2.45pm

2024 Term Dates

Term One         

Wednesday 31 January to Friday 12 April 202     

Monday 5 February - School Closed 

Tuesday 6 February - Waitangi Day Observed - School Closed

Monday 25 March - Otago Anniversary - School Closed

Friday 29 March - Good Friday - School Closed

Monday 1 April - Easter Monday - School Closed

Tuesday 2 April - Easter Tuesday - School Closed

Term Two         

Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July 2024

Monday 3 June - Kings Birthday - School Closed

Friday 31 May - Teacher Only Day - School Closed

Friday 28 June - Matariki - School Closed

Term Three

Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September 2024

Term Four          

Monday 14 October to Thursday 19 December 2024

Friday 25 October - Teacher only Day - School Closed

Monday 28 October - Labour Day - School Closed