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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 4 - 17 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 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 2 Term 4

* Monday 20 October - Board of Trustees meeting 7.00pm

* Tuesday 21 October - Junior Reading Together 6.00-7.15pm

* Friday 24 October HVHS Musical Performance 1.30pm

* Monday 27 October - LABOUR DAY



Notice No4 – Friday 17 October 2014 – 4 weeks till Gala…


Preparations are now well underway for our Twilight Gala.  This year, all the money raised will go towards the further upgrade of our swimming pool complex, specifically new windows and doors. 



Please continue to drop off any good quality household items such as books, kitchen items, games, sports and outdoor equipment, furniture, pictures, 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.



We have one barista on board so far and we would love the services of another to run the RIPE coffee cart at the gala.  Please contact Annette Paterson-Spice (589 6836 / 021 611 108 / apatersonspice@xtra.co.nz)



Crafternoons  –  THURSDAYS - 12.30pm in the school hall – All welcome to help create gala craft items.  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 Raffle Tickets – Next Wed 22 October, each student will be sent home with a booklet (5 tickets) to sell with a maximum of two booklets per family.  24 awesome prizes including Interislander, Pit Stop, Taylors on Jackson & Speights Ale House vouchers.   Only $2 ea!  If we can sell all 2000 tickets, that’s $4000 raised!  Contact Rosie Torbit (589 6465 / 021 256 8724 / torbitfamily@actrix.co.nz).

Superhero / Favourite Character Day – Fri 31 Oct – please donate a grocery or kitchen item for the gala grocery raffles such as tinned food; biscuits; pasta; jars; packet or sachet food; liquid hand soap; cleaning cloths; glad wrap or paper towels.  Please check that the item’s date has not expired and its unopened!

Gala Working BeeTuesday 4 Nov – 7-9pm – in school hall.  Come along and help out with some practical jobs for the gala!

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

If you can help out, please fill out the form below and leave at the office 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 )