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  • Welcome to Castlecliff School

    To be the best that I can be
    • Manaakitanga

      Kindness; showing respect to one another.

    • Ako

      Learning; we teach each other, Tuakana / Teina.

    • Ngākaunui

      Enthusiasm; for both life and learning.

    • Aroha

      Love; to show and share it in everyday life.

  • We create a co-operative learning environment that is relevant, purposeful & challenging.

    • Multi-level Classrooms

      This enables students to be supported as they take risks and become independent learners.

    • MANA School Values

      A strong foundation for our Whare o te Matauranga (House of Learning)

    • Tikanga

      Culture Counts; Classrooms are places where learners can bring “who they are’ in complete safety.

    • Whanaungatanga

      Relationships are the key; between whānau, staff, management and students.

    • Effective Teachers

      Educators showing Manaakitanga, Mana motuhake, Whakapiringatanga, Wananga, Ako and Kotaitanga.

    • Our Pupils

      We have a growing role and a wide variety of classes to choose from.

    • min
      Start Up

      Each morning we begin by warming up our minds and bodies.

    • Years of History

      Our Kura has a long, proud history serving the local Castlecliff Community.

  • Our Teams

  • We provide four classes with both immersion and mainstream options, taught at various learning levels by our talented team of teachers.

  • Team Teaching is a way that our classrooms differ from other schools. Our Teachers teach in pairs, alongside a fantastic cohort of support staff. This approach allows us to establish a very whānau orientated environment for our tamariki to thrive.

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    • Tūāpapa
      • 1
        Year
      • 30
        Team size
    • Junior Whānau
      • 1 - 2
        Year
      • 40
        Team size
    • Te Puāwai
      • 2 - 3
        Year
      • 30
        Team Size
    • Team Tama
      • 4 - 6
        Year
      • 40
        Team size
    • Whānau
      • 4 - 6
        Year
      • 40
        Team size
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  • Meet Our Kaiako

  • Our Kaiako are a skilled and dedicated team with a diverse range of teaching skills and experiences.

  • Our ‘Whānau Classroom’ philosophy at Castlecliff School allows our Kaiako and support staff to work closely together to help our students thrive in multi-level classrooms where they can be fully involved in a tuakana – teina approach to learning.

    • Katherine Ellery
      Principal
    • Jack Puklowski
      Deputy Principal
    • Moana Twomey
      Deputy Principal
    • Ashlee McLeod
      Teacher, SENCo
    • Daphne Stedman
      Teacher
    • Sarah Sharman
      Teacher
    • Rashirl Kereopa
      Teacher
    • Jason Brewer
      Teacher
    • Nicola Edwards
      Teacher
    • Terrayne Whata
      Teacher
    • Tracy Katene
      Teacher
    • Staff are a team and in-tune with each other. There is an atmosphere of cohesiveness and this feeling that they like coming to teach our kids at this school.

      Castlecliff Parent
    • Everyone works extremely hard and I can’t express how grateful I am as a parent to feel I belong here as well as my kids.

      Castlecliff Parent
    • The whānau orientated environment is a strength at the school as are the high standards in sports and academia.

      Castlecliff Parent
    • I love the free breakfasts and fruit – so relieved our kids aren’t hungry.

      Castlecliff Parent
    • I appreciate how much the school is emphasised as a hub. The computers and phones are available for parents and community members.

      Castlecliff Parent
    • I love the Newsletter – and that the kids are involved in the publishing process.

      Castlecliff Parent
  • What's New

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    2 weeks ago

    Castlecliff Primary School

    Sports Report
    A very big thank you goes out to all of our Whanau who have supported us in Term 1 for our following sports teams, especially our amazing coaches:
    Matua Matt, Whaea Selene, Whaea Nicola, Whaea Letitia, Piripi Ponga, Atriane Marino/Whaea Thelma, Leanne Williams.
    Athletics
    Touch Rugby
    Volleyball
    Kiwi Cricket
    Tee-Ball
    Could we please have all sports uniforms returned by tomorrow.

    Thanks:
    Whaea Rashirl
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    Touch Rugby Finals Week : Come And Support Our Teams

    There will be no drop offs. if it is a draw at the end of the game,
    then the WINNER is the team that scored first. Please remember to be at the field half an hour before the game, so we can organise the first 6 players and subbing.

    Round 2 4.35 p.m. Week 7 10th April 2018
    Field 9 St John's Storm vs Castlelciff Year 3/4 Mixed

    Round 3 5.10 p.m.
    Field 4 Tawhero A vs Castleciff Tuakana Year 5/6 Mixed (Final)

    Thanks,
    Whaea Rashirl.
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    • Postal Address

      Castlecliff Primary School,
      25 Polson St, Castlecliff,
      Whanganui 4501

    • Phone & E-mail

      Phone: 06-344 4537
      Fax: 06-344 4524
      office@castlecliff.school.nz

    • School Hours

      Monday – Friday
      8.55 am – 2.45 pm
      Weekend Closed