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Tim Waite

Tena Koutou ko Tim toku ingoa!
I have been Principal at Elsthorpe School since the beginning of Term 3, 2022. I live in Waipawa with my wife and four children. The staff at Elsthorpe School are committed to providing the best learning environment for the students. I love being at Elsthorpe School because of the togetherness and respect I see exhibited by our students each and every day.
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Haylee Moody/Tim Waite
Principal Release/ Senior room Teacher
Year 5, 6, 7, 8.

Gerry Bidwell
Middle Room Teacher
Year 3, 4, 5

Julie Gilmour
Junior Room Teacher 
Year 1 and 2

Reading Recovery Teacher

Viv Pearse
Office Administrator


Our parent / teacher association (P.A.F.S.) is a great group of parents who do all sorts of work for the school including fundraising. 

They hold regular meetings (which are mentioned in the school newsletter) and would welcome your attendance to these.


There are many ways in which you, as a parent or someone in our community, can help in our school.  We welcome assistance in any of the following areas and suggest you let the class teacher or school office know of your willingness to assist.

  • Classroom assistance

  • Kapa Haka Group

  • Library Assistance by way of book mending

  • Coaching or co-ordinating winter or summer sports

  • Offering assistance with garden weeding or planting.

  • Parents & Friends of the School (PAFS)

If you can help out at any time please contact the school office

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