Waipahihi, Taupo


School’s Out Waipahihi


98 Richmond Ave, Taupo


A recently renovated building, next door to Community Kindy Richmond.



After School
Operating Hours: 3pm – 6pm

Holiday Programme
Operating Hours: 8am – 6pm

Centre Manager:

Adrienne (Adee) Thompson

Contact Phone:

07 562 6269 or 022 1375484

Adrienne opened School’s Out Waipahihi in January 2010.  Her team of dedicated, permanent staff are all Police Vetted and love children.

The recently renovated premise offers a large indoor area with plenty of games and toys, a quiet area for reading, an art room with art activities happening every day, a homework room which is also used as a movie room and a fully self-contained kitchen for the children to bake in.

The huge outdoor play area offers a large sandpit, swings, play hut, ezyrollers and scooters as well as plenty of room to ride bikes.There is also numerous outdoor games and equipment. The grounds are fully fenced with access to the public domain and playground at the rear of the building.

After School Care

With the majority of children coming from Waipahihi Primary School, just a five minute walk from the centre, the children and staff walk from the school, back to the centre every day. A substantial afternoon tea is provided for the children. The centre’s location has become a great success and now accepts children from other schools.  These children arrive on local school buses which are always met by a staff member.

Adee and her staff are all passionate about the children and their families who attend School’s Out and make it their daily goal to encourage them to enjoy the environment and to develop their individual skills.  Having fun and relaxing after school is a number one priority (once homework is completed).

Holiday Programme

Schools Out also offers Holiday Programmes which include 2 trip days away from the centre each week. Adee understands that children also need R & R during the holidays so includes lazy days in the programme. Morning and afternoon tea is provided during the holidays, except on trip days.  

Parents Comments:

“Adee you and your team are such peaceful people, you have enriched our lives. Thank you.”

“The kids love going there and have developed an excellent relationship with Adee and her capable and friendly team.”

“I’m always greeted with a smile and the kids are usually reluctant to leave as they are having such a good time”

Families who are eligible for the full OSCAR WINZ subsidy can pay as little $4.00 per day per child for our After School Care and our Holiday Programme may be $0.00!