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Suburbs & Schools

Community Kindy Heuheu Street

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Community Kindy Heuheu Street is a purpose-built kindy that caters for children
from 2 - 5 years, situated in the local Taupo CBD. 

Choosing the Community Kindy will mean your child will be in a safe, caring
environment with teachers who are employed for their knowledge,
commitment and love of children. Your child will enjoy an environment where
they develop meaningful relationships with others and
the confidence to achieve their own goals.  

They identify children's individual fascinations and plan programmes according
to these fascinations. They also ensure they make
links to how the foster literacy and numeracy
development is supported as part of the BE SCHOOL READY programme.


The commitment to parents/whanau is that every child in the centre will get the
care, encouragement and attention to prepare them
for a happy, well-balanced and positive future. To provide healthy,
well-balanced meals. CLICK HERE to read more about the meals.

Call Community Kindy Heuheu Street now to find out more about enrolling your
child and they look forward to working in partnership with you, your child and your
family/whanau.Located at 105 Heuheu Street, Taupo
Phone: (07) 376 5131
Email: kindy.heuheu@kidicorp.co.nz

Monday from 08:15 - 16:45
Tuesday from 08:15 - 16:45
Wednesday from 08:15 - 12:45
Thursday from 08:15 - 16:45
Friday from 08:15 - 16:45


School Zones

With ever increasing rolls, some schools in Taupo have had to start a school living zone or catchment area, where prospective students living outside this zone will need to apply to the school board for a ‘special application’ and are not guaranteed to be accepted.

If you are currently deciding on an area to live in and are wondering where the school zones are I hope this guideline will help:



Waipahihi School:

Home Zone - All students who live within the home zone as per the following link shall be entitled to enrol at Waipahihi School www.waipahihi.school.nz

Out of Zone - Each year the board will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year for enrolment of students who live outside the home zone.

Hilltop School Zone:
To identify streets that are within the boundaries please search the following link. www.hilltop.org.nz
The link will identify streets which are partially within or on the boundary which have qualifying houses.

St Patricks Catholic School:
No specific zoning for the Taupo Areahilltop

Mountview Primary School:
No specific zoning for the Taupo Area

Taupo Primary School:
To identify streets that are within the school zone, please search the following link.


Tauhara Primary School:

No specific zoning for the Taupo Area

Wairakei Primary School:

No specific zoning for the Taupo Area

Taupo Intermediate School:
No specific zoning for the Taupo AreaTaupo primary 



Taupo-Nui-A-Tia College:
No specific zoning for the Taupo Area

Tauhara College:
No specific zoning for the Taupo AreaNui



For more information please see the link:





Suburbs in Taupo

Five Mile Bay  
Located south of Wharewaka and north of Waitahanui on State Highway 1 just west of the Taupo Airport.  On the east side is Lake Taupo. It is home to a popular swimming/water skiing beach, though it has very few houses it gets very busy in summer.

Taupos southern lakeside subdivision.  This can now be split into two areas - OLD Wharewaka (established older subdivision) and NEW Wharewaka (further south, newer Carrius Subdivision)

Rainbow Point 
An affluent area due to its Lakeside location and has its own dairy and restaurant "Ploughmans".  It lies north of Wharewaka and west of Richmond Heights. To the west lies Lake Taupo.

Richmond Heights
Situated to the east of Rainbow Point. It is home to the prestigious Waipahihi Primary School and is extremly handy with the Richmond Heights shopping centre, local bar and hairdresser and the Waipahihi Botanical Gardens.

North of the Waikato river. To the south west lies Acacia Bay and to the south lies Taupo town centre.

Acacia Bay 
Found sitting out on the south western point, often with great views back across the lake of Taupo township or Wharewaka.

Just north of Hilltop and east of Mount View. Mount Tauhara lies just east of Tauhara. Tauhara is the location of Tauhara primary school and Tauhara Golf course.

South of Tauhara. Hilltop is the location of the very popular Hilltop School, Taupo Intermediate School and the Taupo Hospital. Plus the additional shopping centres: Taharepa and Hilltop. Elevated in its position, there are some spectacular views across the Lake back towards the mountains. 

Taupo central /CBD
The heart of Taupo and its business district.  Set alongside the lakes edge and with many reserves.  Properties within this radius have the ease and accessibility of this Taupo centre


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