School finishes for 2018 on Wednesday 19 December at 12pm. School starts for 2019 on Monday 4 February.

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 2-3 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 4-5 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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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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