Welcome to Halswell School

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



Halswell School –  

N.E. to Yr8. Roll  664 decile 10

(1) Three Scale A permanent positions (2) Two fixed term positions for 2017 school year (maternity leave provisions apply for one of these)

A fantastic opportunity to join our caring, positive and dynamic innovative learning community with children who are well mannered and eager to learn. We are seeking effective team oriented collaborative teachers who are enthusiastic and innovative, with a proven curriculum knowledge and an ability to work collaboratively in our new innovative learning environment.  The ability to incorporate ICT to support and further enhance learning, across the curriculum is essential.

Positions are likely to be in the Year 2-8 areas of the school and we ask candidates to clearly state their preferred teaching levels.

Management units may be available. Please state strengths clearly if you’d like to be considered for a unit.

Closes 9am, Friday 30 September 2016

Duties commence Term 1 2017

Applications to: appointments@halswell.school.nz.

Scale A Job Description

Application Form



Link to reports Linc-Ed

Report information, click the links to go to the two letters that have been emailed home about our new reporting system.

Letter 1

Letter 2





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



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
Regards Janine Allingham & Jeneane Jefferson Tuck 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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 Uniform Update

Our school uniform is  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.

New School Fly Over