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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

Current News
principals message TEACHING VACANCIES
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 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



Week 4 Term 4

* Tuesday 4 November - Junior School Athletics - 9.30am start

* Tuesday 4 November - Junior Reading Together 6.00-7.15pm

* Tuesday 4 November - Gala Working Bee - 6.00-8.30pm

* Wednesday 5 November - HRSA Touch Year 7-8



2 weeks to go and counting...

Its all go!  This is shaping up to be a great gala. We have fabulous food stalls, entertainment & raffles; plus mini golf, beautiful gifts, petting zoo, a massive garage sale & much much more! Bring all your friends and family along for a fun family night.


Gala Raffle Tickets thank you for selling these ‘pink’ raffle tickets.  There are more available from the Office if you can sell some extras!  All sold and unsold tickets, along with money, due back next Friday 7 Nov



Can you loan:

  • An awning or gazebo (free standing)
  • A fold up / trestle table

Please contact:  Debbie Omond (568 6834 / 021 144 7704  OR mark-debbie@clear.net.nz)



Would you like to paint nails or faces at the gala and help organise this activity?  Please contact:  

Barb Scott (barb_tony@xtra.co.nz or 021 448995)



Gala Working Bee – thank you to those who came to our first working bee on Tues night.  Second working bee is this coming Tuesday, 4 Nov, 6.00-8.30pm to work on posters and signage for the gala.


Home Baking stall – We really need all you hot home bakers to whip us up some cakes, biscuits, cupcakes or slices  for our home baking stall.  There will be a paper plate coming home on Monday 10th November (one per family) that we would love you to return to school on gala day (Fri 14 Nov) filled with yummy delights! 



  • Coat Hangers for garage sale clothing
  • Plastic bags – we need heaps!
  • Good quality items for garage sale
  • Large tin or aluminium cans for paint ball


Please drop items to Office or txt/call Rosie (021 256 8724) and she can arrange pick up



Check out & like our facebook page (WilfordSchoolPta)



We will still need some more help from our wonderful school community.  If you can donate an hour or so of your time, please contact: Barb Scott (barb_tony@xtra.co.nz or 021 448995)