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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 around 300 children from Years 1 to 8.  Our students come from a diverse cultural range, representing more than twenty different ethnicities.  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, now offering a full immersion learning environment. We offer a unique programme for intermediate aged students, that develop independence, leadership and responsibility.  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 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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Kiva Programme

Faye Mayo, Deputy Principal, was interviewed on a local radio programme about the Kiva programme running in our school.

Click Here to Listen

Wilford School Charter 2017-2019

Click here for our School Charter Document

Click here for more information

Year 7 and Year 8 education 2017

At Wilford we offer a unique, specialised learning environment for Year 7 and Year 8 students.  Our new Intermediate classroom is in its third 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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Please click here for the Wilford School Tsunami Evacuation Route.  In the case of an emergency please refer to our school emergency plan which is located on getprepared.org.nz/school site. 




Term 1 Week 10:

  • Monday 3 April - PTA AGM at 7.15pm followed by the committee meeting
  • Wednesday 5 April - Pohutukawa Club 1.45-2.45pm
  • Thursday 6 April - Nga Puawai Hui at 5.30pm.  All welcome.
  • Friday 7 April - PTA Easter Grocery Raffle Draw at 3.15pm


We welcome new enrolments from Year 1 - Year 8 to our school.   Please email the school on office@wilford.school.nz or phone 5683425. 


Subway and Sushi lunches delivered!

- 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 2017


Room 16 - New Entrants/Year 1

* Room 12 - Year 1-2

* Room 15 - Year 1-2

* Year 2-3

* Year 4

* Year 5-6

* Year 7-8


Nga Puawai - full immersion

* Year 1-2

* Year 3

* Year 4, 5, 6



Term Dates 2017

Term 1: Wednesday 1 Feb to Thursday 13 April

Term 2: Monday 1 May to Friday 7 July

Term 3: Monday 24 July to Friday 29 September

Term 4: Monday 16 October to Friday 15 December