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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 Newsletter


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.




What's on in Week 9:

  • Monday 19 September - Board of Trustees meeting to be held at 7pm in the School Library - all welcome
  • Thursday 22 September - Pizza lunch fundraising for Nga Tupuranga end of year camp
  • Thursday 22 September Nga Puawai Whanau Hui - 5.30-7.30pm - all welcome
  • Friday 23 September - Wacky Hair Day - please bring a bottle for the Tombola for the Gala
  • Friday 23 September - Keep Hutt City Beautiful
  • Friday 23 September - Science Roadshow Years 5-8
  • Friday 23 September - Term 3 finishes at 3pm




Each year the board of trustees seeks community feedback about how well we are achieving our vision and goals, as part of its strategic self-evaluation. The responses from the 2016 community survey will be instrumental in supporting decision making around the school’s directions and priorities over the next 2-3 years. Your feedback is invited by completing the 2016 Community Survey. This is available online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Wilford2016  or by completing the paper copy that has been sent home. This can be returned to the school office.

As a token of our appreciation for completing the survey you are invited to go into the draw to win $120 voucher for a local restaurant, which will be announced on September 19.


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