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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.

    • New Entrants
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        Year
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        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.

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    • 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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    Kia ora Whānau,

    Kua tae te wā!
    It’s time your children had the education they deserve!

    As stated in the notice sent out today, the teachers and principal at our Kura will be taking strike action on Wednesday 15th August 2018.

    Normal teaching services during the strike will not be available and it’s important that you make alternative arrangements for the care of your child/children on the day of the strike. This is for Health and safety reasons as we cannot provide any supervision or teaching on this day.

    We know that this is inconvenient for parents and students alike, but please be assured that student safety is our main concern and this is for the benefit of our tamariki, now and in the future.

    If you would like to support us on this day, we will be meeting at Whanganui City College at 10:45am. We will be marching from City College, down Victoria Avenue to Majestic Square. There will be a rally at Majestic Square. You and your tamariki are welcome to join us!

    Thank you for your understanding and support.

    Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa
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    A big thank you to all our whānau who supported our mufti day and brought in cans for our Watties Cans for Good project. Check out the front page of the Chronicle today.- so proud to have our kura get a shout out. Tēnā koutou katoa. ... 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