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.
In Ōtāwhito, the staff work together to encourage and provide for collaborative learning, in a dynamic modern environment. We focus on developing independent learners and the children have opportunities to be self directed and pursue their own interests and passions.
Ōtūmatua 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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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
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