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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



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 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

Meanwhile if you would like a copy of one of the booklets email  info@ero.govt.nz

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 7 Term 3

*Wednesday 3 September Year 7 & 8 Hui at 6pm - all welcome.

*Friday - school assembly 9.05am




Notice No 1 – 29 August 2014 – 11 weeks till Gala…


We really need your support to make this event a success.

Whether you can help setting up, cleaning up, making sweets, helping a stall, or one of the many other jobs that will come, we would love to hear from you.

For more information, contact Rosie Torbit (589 6465 / 021 256 8724 / torbitfamily@actrix.co.nz) or  Barb Scott (586 1737/ 021 448 995 / barb_tony@xtra.co.nz )



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)



The money we raise at the gala will be used to further upgrade our swimming pool complex.   The pool is a highly regarded and valuable community resource and is Wilford’s key project for fundraising.  Community  grants; PTA; businesses; and the school community have all contributed to the upgrade with new roof beams; pool frame; pump and pipe work;  and drainage and concreting all being completed over the last 18 months.  The windows and doors are in poor condition and now need replacing.  Proceeds from this year’s gala will contribute to these building costs. 



Garage sale collections – time for a spring-clean?  We would love to receive any pre-loved household items, books, CD's, toys, games, clothing and linen from next week (Monday 1 Sept onwards).  Leave goods at office.   Please note that we cannot accept video cassettes, video players or TV's, and can ONLY accept electronics in good working condition.

Crafternoons!  – THURSDAY lunchtimes in the school hall – these will re-commence from next week (Thurs 4 Sept).  All students, parents, whanau very welcome to help create craft items to sell at the gala.  Can you help after hours to sew bunting?  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)

Gala Working Bee #1 - Tuesday 16 Sept –– 7.00-8.30pm, School Hall

Wacky Hair Day - Friday 19 Sept – pupils will be asked to 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).