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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 Recent Newsletters (link to Term 2 Newsletters)
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

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 term (Term 3) we are excited to be starting Wilford Kapahaka.  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




Week 9 Term 3

*Monday 15 September - Year 7-8 Fonterra Science Roadshow

*Monday 15 September - BOT Meeting at 7pm in the school library

*Tuesday 16 September - Year 5-6 Interzone Netball tournament at Taita

*Tuesday 16 September - Pataka Museum Trip - Rooms 13, 14, 15 and 16

*Wednesday 17 September - Pataka Museum Trip - Rooms 3, 4 and 12

*Friday 19 September - LOUD SHIRT DAY - gold coin donation.




Notice No2 – 12 September 2014


Ethnic food, paint ball, Christmas gifts, raffle, tombola, music, coffee and cakes are just some of the food, stalls and activities that we have lined up for our fabulous Twilight Gala.

With the countdown on till Gala day (Fri 14 November), we have a lot to do to make this a successful fundraising event for Wilford School.  The money we raise at the gala will be used to further upgrade our swimming pool complex.   The windows and doors are in poor condition and now need replacing.  Proceeds from this year’s gala will contribute to these building costs. 


Thank you for dropping off household items for the Garage sale.  We have plenty of room to store items at back of hall stage, so please continue to bring in any pre-loved household items, books, CD's, toys, games, clothing and Manchester.  Leave goods at office.   Please note that we will not accept videos or video players, TV's, and will accept electronics ONLY in working condition.


Can your organisation, business or family sponsor a stall, activity or ride at the Gala?  Please contact Debbie Kowalczyk (566 1113 / 027 551 5440 / debskowalczyk@gmail.com)

Or can you sponsor the printing of the gala raffle tickets?  Acknowledgement would be made by printing your name on the tickets.  Please contact Rosie Torbit ((589 6465 / 021 256 8724 / torbitfamily@actrix.co.nz) 



We require the services of a barista to run the RIPE coffee cart at the gala.  Please contact Annette Paterson-Spice (589 6836 / 021 611 108 / apatersonspice@xtra.co.nz)



Wacky Hair Day – change of date - now Friday 17 Oct (first week back in term 4) – please bring a ‘bottle’ prize that can be used for the Gala Tombola (an unopened bottle that you no longer need, e.g. cordial; body lotion; wine) or a Lucky Dip Prize (a new unopened gift, something worth $1-$2, e.g. hair clips; pack of finger lights; pencil set). 

Crafternoons  –  each THURSDAY - 12.40pm in the school hall – All students, parents (incl those with pre-schoolers)&  whanau  very welcome to help create craft items to sell at the gala.  More jars needed.  Also can you loan pinking shears and fabric scissors?  Please contact Sarah Mataiti (565 1202 / 027 510 9739 / sarahmataiti@gmail.com) or Jo St Just (589 9923 / 021 711 151 / littlejo.nz@gmail.com)



Thanks to those volunteers that have emailed us their contact details to help at the gala. 

If you can help out, please let the office know or contact one of the gala coordinators -  Rosie Torbit (589 6465 / 021 256 8724 / torbitfamily@actrix.co.nz)  OR  Barb Scott (586 1737/ 021 448 995 / barb_tony@xtra.co.nz )