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.
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.
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Links to parenting guides and how to support your child with their learning at home have been added to "Information Central" in the section "Useful links for parents".
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
Korean TV Show Filming
We were thrilled to have famous Korean actors, Jaehee and In-kwon Kim, visit our school to film an episode of the popular TVN Korean programme “Change the Class”.
Read more from the Christchurch City Council
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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