Bankwood School - Being the best we can be - Kia taea tatou ake tino painga

Principals Message

Waikato taniwha rau, 

He piko he taniwha,

He piko he taniwha!!


E mihi ana ki te Arikinui a Kīngi Tūheitia me te whare kāhui ariki, nui tonu, paimārire.

Otirā, he mihi hoki ki te mana whenua nei, arā ko Ngāti Wairere.


He uri au nō Te Arawa me Tainui waka,

Ko Horohoro me Wharepūhunga ngā maunga tapu,

Ko Te Arawa me Ngāti Raukawa ngā iwi,

Ko Ngāti Kea, Ngāti Tuara, Ngāti Huri ngā karanga hapū.

Ko Hone Waudby tōku ingoa.


Tēnā koutou e te whānau whānui o te kura nei,


A warm greeting to the entire Bankwood School community. I am honoured to lead our kura in the next phase of the school’s journey and look forward to connecting with you all.


My background in education has been in dual medium, both in bi-lingual education and English medium. In that time I have worn many hats across the curriculum. Outside of our core subject areas of numeracy and literacy I am passionate about sports and creating experiences for our tamariki. I have also been heavily involved in ICT (Apple Schools) transitions and look forward to seeing where Bankwood School sits in this digital space.


With a focus on our school values and ‘Being The Best We Can Be’, I look forward to getting into our classrooms and on our sports fields to connect with students, staff and wider whānau in the coming months.


Lastly, in our current climate, we appreciate you working with us as we navigate the protocols that are in place to minimise the winter bugs and covid spread over the first part of term 3.


Kia haumaru tonu e te iwi,


Hone Waudby


Bankwood School