Tēnā koutou, tenei te mihi atu ki a koutou katoa. Nau mai, haere mai, ki te kura nei. Greetings and a very warm welcome to Halswell School. My name is Stuart Cameron and I have enjoyed over 20 years in education, half of which has been as a primary school principal.

It is a tremendous privilege to lead such a wonderful school with fantastic children, talented and hardworking staff and a very supportive community.

Children are at the heart of everything we do at Halswell School. Our vision is to prepare for lifelong success by inspiring every child to; imagine, create, learn and believe.

Our ACTIVE curriculum provides high-quality teaching and learning programmes built on strong foundations in numeracy and literacy as well as offering a broad range of opportunities for our students to experience and excel in sporting, cultural and artistic endeavours. We encourage our students to take risks, to go out of their comfort zones and to embrace new experiences.

We regularly celebrate effort, success and achievement. We also make sure that our children’s wellbeing is a priority to ensure that all needs are met within a physically safe and emotionally secure environment. Halswell School is a place where everyone is important and respected for who they are.

We believe that education is a partnership between home and school and welcome and encourage parents and caregivers into our kura. I look forward to meeting you and showing you around our very special school.

Ngā mihi nui

Stuart Cameron

Principal