Teacher Only Day - First Monday, Term 4

Just a reminder that school will re-open for children on Tuesday 17th October.

New Entrants – Ahuriri

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.

Year 0-2 Huritini

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.

Year 2-4 Orongomai

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.

Year 4-6 Otawhito

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.

Year 6-8 Otumatua

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.

Information Central

An A to Z of all things you need to know about at Halswell School.


Halswell International

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.

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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.


School Library

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.

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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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