School Hours / Dates
Monday to Friday 8.55am - 2.53pm
Term 1: 2 February to 16 April
Term 2: 3 May to 9 July
Term 3: 26 July to 1 October
Term 4: 18 October to 7-9 December
Clayton Road Rotorua 3015
Phone: 07 3488459
Email: Click here
My name is Ben McFarlane and I have been at Western Heights Primary School since 2008, when I started teaching. Firstly, I was a teacher in the senior school and then led the senior school for a few years. With a huge passion for sport I now teach PE to every student in the school. I am also one of the Assistant Principals, with the primary role of Pastoral Care. If there is anything I can help with in or out of school to help your tamariki to achieve then please let me know.
I am a dad of 3 fantastic boys who I raise with my wife Krissy (who used to be taught by Mr Griffin and is Whaea Megan's sister! We are a real family school here!). We were both raised in Rotorua and returned to raise our children in the great environment that our city provides us. I spend a lot of my time coaching or playing sport, and try to offer opportunities our children at school to try every sport out there so that they can find their sporting passion too.
I truly believe that this is the best school I have seen. The culture that we constantly work on provides a sense of love and belonging that brings happiness and the feeling that we are all working together. The 8 habits help everyone to be good people and achieve to their maximum potential. I brought my son to the school from the other side of town because of the focus on the whole individual, community, celebrating differences, maximising achievement and leadership.
My door is always open so please feel free to pop in for a chat anytime. My office hours are Mondays and Tuesdays, while the other days you can find me in the KPMSC running around with the kids!
Te Kura o Whakaahu - E Tu Hei Maunga