|RESPECT (Self, Others and the Environment)||MANAAKITANGA (Hospitality, Kindness)|
|WHANAUNGATANGA (Relationships)||RESPONSIBILITY (Being accountable)|
|AROHA (Love, Concern, Compassion)||EXCELLENCE (Doing our best)|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neil Sargisson, School Principal
Wilford School Gala Friday 18 November 2016
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.
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.
In the case of an emergency please refer to our school emergency plan which is located on getprepared.org.nz/school site.