School Hours

The School is open to children from 8.30am to 3.00pm

Morning Interval:  10.40 – 11am

Lunch time:            12.30 – 1.30pm



If your child is unwell or unable to attend school, please ring the school office by 9.00am

  • 476 3207     or text on

  • 02102280938

If you know in advance that your child will be late or absent from school please let us know.


Taieri Road Crossing

Children crossing Taieri Road in the afternoons are supervised by the teaching staff.



Stationery packs containing all your child’s requirements are available at the office.



Whole school assemblies are held on Mondays at 9.05am.  Parents, caregivers and friends of the school are most welcome to attend.



Sunhats are to be worn every playtime and lunchtime in terms one and four.  The school provides a sunhat for each child.  If it is lost there is a charge for the replacement hat.


Pre-School Visits

We welcome 4 year olds to  ‘Explorers” at 2pm on Thursdays.  Further information is available on our Explorers brochure.  Classroom visits are also arranged.




We try to provide opportunities for Education Outside the Classroom each term, to enrich children’s learning.  The cost of these activities will be charged at the time of the event.



Public Health Nurse

– Laurie Mahoney

   Phone:  476 9833

                027 444 1649


Vision and Hearing

– Zandra Davis

   Phone:  476 9800


Emergency Dental Treatment -

For information about available services contact the Wakari Dental Clinic

Phone:  027 284 9914   or

0800 TALK TEETH 0800 825 583 


School Staff

Principal                   Brian Filipo

Deputy Principal     Janelle Shaw


Room 1 Year 4-6     Airini Hamahona

Room 2 Tear 3-4     Janelle Shaw (D.P)

Room 3 Year 0-2     Margaret McLennan



Teacher Aides         Ruth Thomas

                                  Kalani Malae




Discovery Time           Kyra Jones


Office Administrator  Tessa Smallbone


Caretaker                     OCS LTD


Board of Trustees


The Board of Trustees meets once a month in the school.


Chairperson:     Stephen Charles


                            Carol Fitzgerald

                            Tony Rac

                            Kalani Malae

                            Jason Whitehead

Principal:           Brian Filipo



Parent Teacher Association

The PTA works in consultation with parents, staff and the Board of Trustees.  They provide support through fundraising activities, supporting cultural and sporting events and organising social events for the community.


Joining the PTA is a great way to meet other parents and to become involved in your child’s school.  The PTA meets once a month. 


Features of our school

  • Small class sizes

  • Welcoming & caring community atmosphere

  • Experienced teachers

  • Learning support programmes

  • Lunchtime music/dance tuition options

  • Lunchtime sports coaching options

  • Kapa haka 

  • Te Reo

  • Year 0-6 “Discovery Time” including cooking, gardening & crafts

  • Leadership opportunities for senior children

  • A fantastic playground

  • Project based learning


54 Ashmore St

Tel: 03 4763207
Fax: 03 4763207

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