'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

2023 Term Dates

Term One         

Wednesday 1 February to Thursday 6 April 202     

Monday 6 February - Waitangi Day Observed - School Closed 

Monday 6 March - Professional Development Day -  No students 

Monday 20 March - Otago Anniversary Observed - School Closed 

Term Two         

Wednesday 26 April - Friday 30 June 2023  

Monday 24 April - Professional Development Day -  No students 

Monday 5 June - King’s Birthday - School Closed 


Term Three

Monday 17 July - Friday 22 September 2023

Term Four          

Monday 9 October - Tuesday 19 December 2023

Monday 23 October - Labour Day - School Closed