Welcome to Halswell School

Halswell Primary School is an exciting and vibrant full primary school in the Christchurch suburb of Halswell.



2016 Halswell School Term Dates

Term 1      Monday 1st February  to Friday 15th April

Term 2       Monday 2nd May to Friday 8th July

Term 3       Monday 25th July to Friday 23rd September

Term 4       Monday 10th October to Friday 16th December



 LTR roll growth New Entrant Position for Terms 3 and 4 2016

A fantastic opportunity to join our caring, positive and dynamic learning community with children who are well mannered and eager to learn. We are seeking an effective team oriented collaborative teacher who is enthusiastic and innovative, with a proven curriculum knowledge and an ability to work collaboratively in our new innovative learning environment.  Previous New Entrant experience is desirable.

Applications close 9am, Monday 30 May 2016

Duties commence Term 3 2016.

  1. Information and application form
  2. Scale A job description

Applications to: appointments@halswell.school.nz.


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News and Announcements

Halswell School:  Very proud winners of the New Zealand Sister Cities Schools Cultural Awareness Project 2016  Click here to view our work!



 Tuck Shop

Thank you for your patience and encouragement as we have undergone the task of re-establishing the School Tuck Shop.  We are very excited to have it ready to go!!  We’d just like to explain a little about the philosophy behind it.

Research has shown that children’s concentration and learning is better when they are consuming healthy food as opposed to food that is high in sugar and fat.

Because schools teach children about making healthy food choices it makes sense to back this up by providing healthy food in the Tuck Shop.  

We understand that children need to learn to make healthy choices.   However we believe a healthy Tuck Shop rather than one that supplies all food types is a better option for a primary school and this allows parents to guide children’s choices at home.  This was strongly supported by the results in the school-wide survey issued last term.

In achieving this goal we have removed ‘junk food’, and foods high in sugar or fat, that have little nutritional value.  The current menu is just a starting point.  It is our intention to increase the food options available depending on the needs and preferences of the children and we welcome your suggestions.  We will be asking for feedback later in the term once the Tuck Shop has been operating for a while, but feel free to email us in the meantime if you have any questions at tuckshop@halswell.school.nz

Please see the following links on how to order your child’s lunch, link to the full menu and link to the ingredients list.

1.  How to order.
2.  Menu.
RegardsJanine Allingham & Jeneane JeffersonTuck Shop Co-ordinators

Learning at Home

Click here for ideas to support your child’s learning at home.

Learning at home




Acorns and Daffodils – Cookbook

Click here: http://www.halswellschool.co.nz/ to visit the ‘Acorns and Daffodils’ website, for more information and ordering a cookbook.

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New Uniform Update

Our new school uniform is now being supplied by Argyle Schoolwear and can  be purchased through their online shop (http://www.argyleonline.co.nz/) .

Samples of the school uniform are in the office foyer.  Tape measures are available for measuring.

Once an order is made delivery will take approximately 3-5 working days.

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