'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: 10:45am - 11:05am
Lunch Break: 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Classes Finish: 2.45pm

2022 Term Dates

Term One

Wednesday 2 February to Thursday 14 April 2022

Monday 7 February - Waitangi Day Observed - School Closed

Friday 18 March - Professional Development Day - No students

Monday 21 March - Otago Anniversary Observed - School Closed

Term Two

Monday 2 May - Friday 8 July 2022

Friday 3 June - Professional Development Day - No students

Monday 6 June - Queen’s Birthday - School Closed

Friday 24 June - Matariki - School Closed

Term Three

Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September 2022

Monday 22 August - Professional Development Day - No students

Term Four

Monday 17 October - Thursday 15 December 2022

Monday 24 October - Labour Day - School Closed

Thursday 15 December - Professional Development Day - No students