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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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        Year
      • 15
        Team Size
    • 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
  • 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
    • Moana Twomey
      Acting Principal
    • Jack Puklowski
      Deputy Principal of Senior School
    • Nicola Edwards
      Acting Deputy Principal of Junior School
    • Ashlee McLeod
      Teacher, SENCo
    • Daphne Stedman
      Teacher
    • Sarah Sharman
      Teacher
    • Rashirl Kereopa
      Teacher
    • Jason Brewer
      Teacher
    • Terrayne Whata
      Teacher
    • Tracy Katene
      Teacher
    • Anne Moon
      Teacher
    • Tere McGrail
      Teacher
  • Meet more of our team.

    • 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

    Keep up to date with the latest news

    Yesterday was, officially, my last day as principal of this awesome kura. It has been a privilege to lead such a vibrant, forward thinking, community school. The staff are “simply the best”, the kids are true treasures and the whanau are strong & supportive. I couldn’t have been in a better school for my first principalship. I thank you all for the past six years and these beautiful taonga that I have been gifted - they will stay close to me in my next adventure as will memories of my Castlecliff whanau - you all have a special place in my heart. “Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini ” - My success should not be bestowed on me alone, as it was not individual success but success of a collective! ... See MoreSee Less

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    SPORTS FEES still to be paid:
    By the end of this week (Friday 12th Oct).
    Thelma will be in the office from 9am - 12pm if you want to drop off the money or you can deposit the money into the school bank account.
    Please put your child's name and what sport they are playing as reference.
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    3 weeks ago

    Castlecliff Primary School

    Thank you to 2 amazing schools - Castlecliff & WIS joined in a moving powhiri last Friday as I move from one school to the other. Words don’t seem enough to express how I felt as 200 Castlecliff students, staff & whanau accompanied me, honoured me & handed me over - I am truly humbled. ‘Ehara taku toa, He takitahi, He hoa takitahi’ captures the Castlecliff journey over the past six years and sets the scene for the following years at WIS. ‘My success should not be bestowed onto me alone, as it was not individual success but success of a collective.’ ... See MoreSee Less

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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