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A message from the Principal


Kia Ora, Namaste, Hola, Ni Hao, Talofa, Chao Ban, Bonjour, Malo e lelei, Salam

Welcome to Wilford School


Wilford School was established in 1927 and caters for between 280-320 children from Years 1 to 8.  Our students come from a diverse cultural range, representing more than twenty different ethnicities.  The school enjoys strong support from its Petone community.  We have strong relationships with local Early Childhood providers, and provide a fantastic transition programme for new starters.  We offer a unique programme for intermediate aged students, that develops independence, leadership and responsibility.  Our Maori immersion class (Nga Puawai) has been a long-standing feature of the school, being the first to offer bilingual education in the Wellington region almost 30 years ago.


We believe that the education of our students is a three-way partnership between the school, the students and home.  We want our students to be challenged, motivated to learn, receive quality teaching and to experience a range of learning opportunities.


While there is a strong focus on literacy and numeracy, we also take a holistic view of learning.  We aim for students to develop the skills and attributes necessary for them to be valuable and contributing members of society, through the use of up to date innovation and effective classroom  practice.


You are most welcome to visit and see what goes on in our school; experience the positive learning atmosphere our school has to offer.  Please contact the school 04 568 3425 or office@wilford.school.nz.


Neil Sargisson, School Principal



Current News

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Wilford School Gala Friday 18 November 2016

Click here for the latest Gala Notice - 14 October


Year 7 and Year 8 education in 2016

At Wilford we offer a unique, specialised learning environment for Year 7 and Year 8 students.  Our new Intermediate classroom is in its second year in this format, with two teachers in a large modern classroom and a large emphasis on digital learning.  Students are taught essential skills including independence, collaboration and creativity.  We also provide a specialised learning programme including technology, second and third language learning, leadership opportunities and careers learning.  Please click here to view the Year 7 and 8 Prospectus.

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School Policies

All our school policies and documents are available for viewing online at: wilford.schooldocs.co.nz.  There is a log-in and password; both of which are "wilford". Use the search menu on the top left of the page.

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In the case of an emergency please refer to our school emergency plan which is located on getprepared.org.nz/school site.




Term 4 Weeks 2 and 3:

  • Friday 21 October - No School - Teacher Only Day
  • Monday 24 October - No School - Labour Day
  • Tuesday 25 October - Southern Zone Teeball Festival
  • Wednesday 26 October - Nga Kakano "Petone Amazing Race" (new date)
  • Thursday 27 October - Whole School Athletics Day
  • Thursday 27 October - Nga Puawai Hui 5.30-7.30pm - All Welcome


We welcome new enrolments from Year 1 - Year 8 to our school.   Please email the school on office@wilford.school.nz. 




Subway and Sushi lunches delivered from Term 2!

- Order via lunchonline.co.nz

- Subway delivery every Wednesday;

- Ara Sushi delivery every Friday

- Easy internet ordering

- Healthy menu options

- Parents, register online today!


0800 565 565





Superkids Wilford  

Enrolment form


Stationery Lists for 2016

New Entrant/Year 1 - Room 16

Year 1/2 - Rooms 12 and 15

Year 3 - Rooms 13 and 14

Year 4/5/6 - Rooms 3, 4, 6 and 7

Year 7/8 - Room 1


Room 10 - Nga Puawai Full Immersion

Year 1/2

Year 3

Year 4/5/6




Donation Request Notice




Term Dates 2016

Term 1: Monday 1 February - Friday 15 April

Term 2: Monday 2 May - Friday 8 July

Teacher Only Day Friday 3 June

Term 3: Monday 25 July - Friday 23 September

Term 4: Monday 10 October - Friday 16 December

Teacher Only Day: Friday 21 October