2021 Homebases

We have completed our homebase placements for 2021. This is a huge job that takes a lot of effort to put together. We’d like to acknowledge all those that contributed to this process. There are always some people who feel a degree of disappointment with their placement. Please keep in mind that we make every […]

Junior Production for 2020

Calling Year 7-10 performers, creatives and crew. It is time to get started on the Junior Production for 2020; The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza. A hilarious mash up of Greek myths and legends AUDITIONS are Thursday 24 Sept Week 10. You need to choose either lunchtime OR 3-5pm after school in 1.2For your audition you do not need to prepare […]

Next week: Sentencing

This week sees the sentencing trial for the Christchurch mosque shooter.  We’ve had a few members of our community concerned about how this might affect the students at school.  I have contacted both the MOE and the NZ Police.  The MOE have provided schools with a number of resources to support students wellbeing and mental […]

Alert Level 2 update

The Government has placed all of New Zealand excluding Auckland region in Alert Level 2 from midday today. While none of us are thrilled about moving out of Level 1, it’s important to remember that we have done this before and are well prepared to manage learning at all Alert Levels. As a reminder at […]

Can I start tomorrow?

No. Unfortunately we’re not like your local school. You cannot just arrive on the morning and have your child in a class later that day … even if you live right next to the building. We must follow our enrolment scheme. This normally means that we will take your registration of interest, ballot it with […]

My child has a learning need / a behaviour need / a physical need that means your school is the ONLY school for them. Is this the case?

The answer is, it depends.  We don’t see students as a condition or need.  We see them for who they are and what they want to learn.  We have many students who have struggled at other schools and are flying here.  Equally we have made things worse for some students who have struggled elsewhere.  It’s […]

Why don’t you have playgrounds?

We believe that the city has resources that are better than anything we could build onsite.  We get our students out into the city regularly and do not feel that our students are disadvantaged by this.  Fortunately, most (if not all) other Christchurch schools have playgrounds, so if it’s a deal breaker for you, you […]