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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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Well done to the PTA Gala team on a wonderful gala!!!!  Raffle results can be found here.

Final Gala Notice - Thank you to all involved!!

 

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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Emergency

In the case of an emergency please refer to our school emergency plan which is located on getprepared.org.nz/school site.

 

 

Events

Term 4 Week 9:

  • Monday 5 December - Board of Trustees meeting at 7pm - all welcome
  • Monday 5 December - Nga Puawai Dowse Trip
  • Monday 5 December - Nga Puawai Waka trip Whaitiri Lagoon
  • Tuesday 6 December - Nga Kakano trip to Kaitoke Regional Park
  • Wednesday 7 December - Nga Rangatahi Big Day Out
  • Thursday 8 December - Parent Helpers' Morning Tea at 10.30am - all welcome
  • Thursday 8 December - Year 8 Dinner
  • Friday 9 December - Rooms 15 & 12 Naenae Pool Water Safety Day

 

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

 

 

 

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!

www.lunchonline.co.nz

0800 565 565

 

Swimwright

www.swimwright.co.nz

 

 
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 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