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Principal's Message

We believe that the education of our students is a three-way partnership between the students, their parents/whanau and the school. Wilford School is where students will be challenged, motivated to learn, receive quality teaching and experience a range of learning opportunities. Parents, whanau and the community support children's learning to the best of their abilities. Students are engaged and have a love of learning.

Neil Sargisson, School Principal

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Recent Newsletters (link to Term 2 Newsletters)
Newsletter Week 1 Term 4 - 17 October
Newsletter Week 2 Term 4 - 24 October
Newsletter Week 3 Term 4 - 31 October
Newsletter Week 4 Term 4 - 7 November
Newsletter Week 6 Term 4 - 21 November
Newsletter Week 7 Term 4 - 28 November
Newsletter Week 1 Term 3 - 25 July
Newsletter Week 2 - Term 3 - 1 August
Newsletter Week 3 - Term 3 - 8 August
Newsletter Week 4 - Term 3 - 15 August
Newsletter Week 5 - Term 3 - 22 August
Newsletter Week 6 - Term 3 - 29 August

Newsletter Week 7 - Term 3 - 5 September

Newsletter Week 8 - Term 3 - 12 September
Newsletter Week 9 - Term 3 - 19 September
Newsletter Week 10 - Term 3 - 26 September

What do you think of ERO’s parent booklets?

The Education Review Office (ERO) publishes a series of five booklets for parents and caregivers. We have a copy of these booklets in our school office.

We want to find out how useful the information is to parents, how the booklets can be improved, and if parents would prefer to receive the information in a different way.  

We’re starting with a survey of How is my child doing? To take part in the survey go to www.ero.govt.nz – Featured Publications. The survey runs until the end of September and only takes a few minutes to complete.

Follow this link to view the parent booklets: ERO's website

Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

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Wilford School 2013 ERO Report

Click here to read the Wilford School 2013 ERO Report

principals message Shady School Policy

Click Here for Wilford School's Shady School policy.

We aim to provide our children with a variety of shaded options outside in the play ground. Our skin protection strategies are in place to teach our students how to make good choices and be sun smart; both by teaching them safe sun practices and having our staff perform as good sun smart role models.

principals message Wilford School Charter 2014-2016

Click here for Wilford School Charter 2014-2016


principals message Wilford School Kapahaka

This will continue in Term 4.  There will be 2 groups.  A junior (Nga Kakano) group which will happen for all Nga Kakano and then a senior group, Year 5-8, which will be optional.  Both groups will have Kapahaka on Thursday afternoons.  Nga Kakano from 1.35-2.10pm and the seniors from 2.15-2.50pm.  Nga mihi    Cherie Toatoa


To contact Hamish Wright at Swimwright please click on the following link: www.swimwright.co.nz


Term Dates 2015

We have confirmed our term dates for 2015.

Term 1: Monday Feb 2 - Thurs Apr 2

Term 2: Monday Apr 20 - Friday July 3

Term 3: Monday July 20 - Friday Sept 25

Term 4: Monday Oct 12 - Thurs Dec 17




School Gala - held Friday 14 November. Raffle prize winners listed below.   Thank you everyone for a being part of a fantastic school and community event!! Some of the photos can be viewed at: http:// charliehorsephotography.co.nz/ wilford-school-gala/

A big THANK YOU to the businesses and organisations who generously donated sponsorship, products and services for our gala.  They are acknowledged here.


Wilford School Gala ‘PINK’ Raffle ticket


‘Interislander’ Cook Strait Ferry - Travel voucher

1515, Anna Inskeep

PitStop, Petone  - Auto Service & WoF voucher

2715, Holly Walker

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park, Masterton – Accommodation package

2530, Juri Curato

Hippopotamus Restaurant, Museum Art Hotel – High Tea for 4

2646, Terry Loader

Capital Dental, Petone – Dental Hygienist  voucher

2255, Maia Grace-Paul

Swimwright –  One term of lessons for 1 child

1110, Solomon Daniel

SHOTT Beverages – 6 x 750ml bottle Giftpack

1382, J. Stewart

Soprano Italian Caffe, Petone – Restaurant voucher

2835, Alex Condratov

Baby on the Move, Petone – Child booster seat

2350, Dimitri Pihama

Warehouse Stationery, Petone – HP Inkjet Printer

1671, Anntionette Thompson

Taylors on Jackson, Petone – Restaurant voucher

2516, J. Templonueyd

Staglands Wildlife Reserve - 1 Family Pass

1892, J. Lister

Staglands Wildlife Reserve - 1 Family Pass

1376, Steve & Angela Eglinton

The Beauty Room, Petone – Refreshing Facial voucher

1741, Amanda Smith

Lighthouse Cinema, Petone – 2 x Adult movie passes + a 2for1 voucher

1072, Marilyn St Just

Lighthouse Cinema, Petone – 2 x Adult movie passes + a 2for1 voucher

1259, C. Hepworth

De Nada Clothing, Petone – Gift voucher

Mel, c/- Matiu & Wade, Rm9

Speights Ale House, Petone – voucher

Mel, c/- Matiu & Wade, Rm9

Café Chavi, Petone – Café voucher

1492, Emmeline Haymes

Go Bang Espresso Café, Petone – Café voucher

J & K Allwood


Go Bang Espresso Café, Petone – Café voucher

2907, C. Bishop


Murray Heaney on Jackson, Petone  – Salon  voucher

1973, M. Sandoval


Murray Heaney on Jackson, Petone  – Salon  voucher

1251, Daniel


Seaview Service Station, Petone – Petrol voucher

2739, Donna Seddon


Wilford School Gala ‘Other’ Raffle Tickets - Winners

Grocery 1 (Red A ticket) – No79, Cleaner
Grocery 2 (Red A Ticket) – No 181, Gail
Grocery 3 (Red A ticket) – No 47, No name provided
Grocery 4 (Red A ticket) – Annabel Duncan
Grocery 5 (Red A ticket) – No 46, Ant Vaney
Gourmet  Raffle (Red A ticket) – No 125, Rose Pratt
Colgate Palmolive (Orange A ticket) – No 101, Will Spice
Framed Print by Alfred Memelink (Blue A ticket) – No 62, Jan Kereopa
WasteManagement Wheelie Bin 3mth Hire  (Green A ticket), x 3 won – 2 collected on night + No 1, Mark
ZIP Appliances (Purple ticket) – No 40, Rahera


Picnic Table by Stephanie McDonald (YNOT Outdoors) (Yellow ticket) – No18, Bob & Dal
Nutrimetics Beauty Hampers, (Pink ticket), x 3 won –  No 25 Jude Morrison; No 60 Katie McPhee; No  Mark Omond


Please collect your prize from the Wilford School Office, 100 William St, Petone.