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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.

    • Ngaakaunui

      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, Wānanga, Ako and Kotahitanga.

    • 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.

  • Teaching Teams

  • Team teaching is a way that our classrooms differ from other schools.  Our teams consist of two to three teachers who work closely together and have the option to cross group or teach collaboratively as needs require.  Each team also has access to a number of Teacher Aides who provide both one to one and small group learning support for literacy, specialist in class support for Reo Māori and general in-class support to students.  Team teaching supports a very whānau centred environment for our tamariki to thrive in.

    • Waipuna & Maataawai
      • 0 - 1
      • 20
        Team Size
    • Wai Maaori & Wai Tai
      • 2
      • 35
        Team Size
    • Wai Herunga & Wai Toiora
      • 3 - 4
      • 22
        Team Size
    • Wai Marino & Wai Maarie
      • 3 - 4
      • 44
        Team Size
    • Waitii, Waitaa & Waipunarangi
      • 5 - 6
      • 67
        Team size
    • Wai Aaio
      • 1 - 6
      • 5
        Team Size
  • See Our Kura in Action!

  • Meet Our Kaiako

  • Our kaiako are a passionate and dedicated team who bring with them a diverse range of qualifications, skills and experiences.

  • Our whānau classroom philosophy here 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.

    • Moana Twomey
    • Nicola Edwards
      Deputy Principal
    • Parekura Cribb
      Team Leader - Te Whanake
    • Letitia Steele
      Team Leader - Te Puāwai
    • Donna Plumridge
      Team Leader - Te Kākano
    • Rashirl Kereopa
      Teacher - Te Whanake
    • Jocelyn Parker
      Teacher - Te Whanake
    • Maree Squire
      Teacher - Te Puāwai
    • Tracy Katene
      Teacher - Te Puāwai
    • Shaia Twomey
      Teacher - Te Kākano
    • Daphne Stedman
      Teacher - Te Kākano
    • Anne Moon
      Teacher - Te Kākano
    • Nicky Mohring
      Teacher - Wai Āio
  • 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 whaanau 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
  • Contact Us

    • Postal Address

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

    • Phone & E-mail

      Phone: 06-344 4537
      Fax: 06-344 4524

    • School Hours

      Mondays: 9.00am – 2.00pm
      Tuesdays to Fridays: 8.55am – 2.45pm
      Weekends: Closed