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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.

  • See Our Kura in Action!

  • 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, Senior Teacher
    • Moana Twomey
      Deputy Principal
    • Ashlee McLeod
      Team Leader, Teacher
    • Daphne Stedman
      Teacher, SENCo
    • Sarah Sharman
      Teacher
    • Rashirl Kereopa
      Teacher
    • Jason Brewer
      Teacher
    • Nicola Edwards
      Teacher
    • Terrayne Whata
      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
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  • Contact Us

    • 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