A caring environment for enjoyable learning experiences that nurtures each and every child to the realisation of their individual talents and potential. A balanced, creative and individualised approach to learning is evident, encouraging collaborative learning, while creatively developing the skills and knowledge for life.
Teacher Only Day - First Monday, Term 4
Just a reminder that school will re-open for children on Tuesday 17th October.
Children and parents transition into the school with three preschool visits, getting to know their teacher and classmates with sessions covering school routines, classroom programmes and ways to support their child’s learning.
During a child’s first years at school we focus on developing foundation skills in literacy and numeracy along with encouraging the children to begin to develop the key competencies they will need to be successful life long learners.
The children and teachers enjoy working together to ensure a supportive and caring environment, sharing our experiences, class work and celebrations at regular team assemblies.
Otawhito is made up of 6 composite classes. Teachers work closely together to ensure that all children receive equal opportunities within their classes. We offer an annual camp, which is held at Arthurs Pass or Living Springs.
Otamatua provides a supportive environment for early adolescent students, enabling them to develop their academic skills, key competencies and cultural abilities in preparation for secondary schooling and life beyond.
An A to Z of all things you need to know about at Halswell School.
Halswell School is an exciting and vibrant full primary school in the South Island of New Zealand. We are proud to offer our international students the very best educational, social and family environments available.Read more
Vote For Me
Children have so much at stake in this year’s election. They can’t vote, but you can vote for them.Too often, children’s voices are missing when adults make the big decisions that will affect their future. We’re encouraging adults to think about what’s needed so every child gets the best education, and all our children can achieve their potential.
This September we’re asking you to vote for a Government that will restore public education and make sure that all of New Zealand’s children can achieve their dreams.
Visit www.voteeducation.org.nz for more information.
We have a fantastic library here at Halswell School, filled with all your reading and information needs. We have heaps of books for you to choose from and we’re always adding exciting new reads. Our librarian is Zac McCallum.Read more
Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards 2017
Our school was thrilled to be recognised as one of the winners in the “Excellence in Teaching and Learning” category in 2017.
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