School’s Out Waipahihi

Now picking up from nearby schools!

School’s Out Waipahihi is built to cater for the delivery of quality OSCAR programmes. We are now providing a pick up service from Hilltop School, Lake Taupo Christian School and Tauhara School, as well as the walking bus from Waipahihi School.  With a huge outdoor play space and fantastic indoor resources and equipment, your children will be kept entertained for hours. Come and speak to our fabulous staff about enrolling your child today!

School’s Out Waipahihi October
Holiday Programme is open for bookings now!

Post-lockdown, these school holidays will see our School’s Out Waipahihi Holiday Programme fill up fast – don’t delay and book today!
Simply click the button below to book in via Enrolmy

Programmes @ Waipahihi

“Creative activities and a range of games or activities. School holiday programme is very diverse. Lots of outdoor area to play in and I like the new addition of the basketball area/court. Also like that homework is an option now which it wasnt before.”
School’s Out Parent Survey – May 2019

after school care


  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Amazing Facility & Outdoor Space
  • Energetic & Passionate Supervisors
  • Nutritious Afternoon Tea Provided

*Daily and Casual rates also available, other charges may also apply. Please contact the Programme Manager if you require further information.
Please note credit card payments incur a 3% surcharge.

About School’s Out Waipahihi

“The best place between school and home.”

Ko taku wahī motuhake

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

Our recently renovated home away from home occupies a large indoor area with plenty of games and toys. In addition, we have a special space for quiet reading, an art room for daily art activities, a homework/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 are also lots of 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
The majority of children at our centre attend Waipahihi Primary School, which is just a five minute walk. The children and staff walk from the school, and 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.

The staff are all passionate about the children and their families who attend School’s Out and make it their daily goal to encourage children to give everything a go and to develop their individual skills. Having fun and relaxing after school is a number one priority (once homework is completed of course!).

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

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!

Get in touch with Waipahihi


Upeksha (Sha) Tissaarachchi


+64 22 137 5484


98 Richmond Avenue, Waipahihi, Taupo

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