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School Starts 8.55am
Morning Break 10.40-11am
Lunch 12.30-1.20pm

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Dear Whanau/Parents,

In light of the school shutdown and the very sad events in Christchurch, please be very aware of what you tell, show and explain to your children. These events are tragic and could affect your child significantly. If too much anxiety and content is transmitted to our tamariki it will lead to some children in turn becoming very anxious and unsettled.

Our tamariki were amazing on the day, as were our incredible staff. I was very proud of them and how they handled the situation. Thank you to parents who were so patient and understanding. The shutdown was ordered by NZ Police and we carefully adhered to their advice and information received from the Ministry of Education.

Our thoughts and best possible wishes go out to the victims and families of victims of this horrible tragedy.

Kia kaha! Stand Tall.

John Stackhouse


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Term 1 2019
Week 8   18-22 March
Friday 22 March
  • Mufti Day for PTA Easter Raffle - children to bring an Easter item in exchange for wearing mufti
  • Whole School Assembly 9.15am

Week 9    25-29 March
Tuesday 26 March

  • New Entrant Parent Information Evening for parents of children starting school in Term 2.  7pm in Rooms 3/4

Wednesday 27 March

  • Rooms 1 & 2 trip to Ferrymead, bus leaving 9.10am, returning 2.30pm

Thursday 28 March

  • Rooms 7 & 8 trip to Ferrymead, bus leaving 9.10am, returning 2.30pm
  • Pukeko/Hoiho (Rooms 19,20,11,12) Camp to Blue Skies.  Bus leaves Thursday 9.30am

Friday 29 March

  • Whakatipu Assembly 9.15am
  • Pukeko/Hoiho return from camp approximately 2.30pm

Week 10 1 - 5 April

Monday 1 April

  • Kea/Tui Hub (Rooms 15, 16, 17, 18) Camp at Woodend Christian Camp.  Bus leaves at 9.30am

Wednesday 3 April

  • Kea/Tui Hub campers return approximately 2.30pm

Friday 5 April

  • Paerangi Assembly 9.15am




 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May 2019


         Assembly 10am

         Continuous morning tea in the hall following assembly

         Guided tours from 11am

         Archives on display in classrooms, office, staff room, hall


         Community Party - 10.30am to 2pm

         Kapa haka performance

         Choir performance

         Jump Jam performance

         Food stalls and Devonshire tea


         Decade photos taken in the hall

Displays in every classroom, the office, staff room and hall covering different aspects of Redwood School history and future focus.  Each classroom will also have a folio of class photos throughout the years.

Our Principal, John Stackhouse, is compiling the Anniversary Booklet.  Do you have any stories from your time at Redwood School?  Please email: principal@redwoodprimary.school.nz.

As part of the school redevelopment we will be constructing a new playground (see the display in Room 17/18).  You are invited to make a donation towards this project.  Donations of $100 or more will be acknowledged with a ceramic tile which our tamariki will decorate in your honour, to be displayed at school. 

Donations can be made by eftpos at the office, cash or directly into our account – Redwood Primary School 12 3149 0297862 00.  Please put the reference ‘Playground Donation’ and your surname.

Thank you as you consider contributing towards our new playground – here for the generations to come.

Registration form here,  by emailing reddieforthe50th@redwoodprimary.school.nz or find us on the Redwood School 50th Anniversary Facebook page.



ERO News

ERO reviews schools and early childhood education services, and publishes national reports on current education practice.

Click on the link below to access our latest ERO report:

Redwood Primary School ERO Report 2018


Do you have a New Entrant child starting school in 2019?

Please check that your child’s name is on our New Entrant list.

Verkerks Taste Testing

Are you interested in being part of a Consumer Testing group?  We have the opportunity to have 25 families signed up at any one time.  You receive Verkerks products to taste test, then complete the online survey.  We receive funding for every completed survey.  Easy and tasty fundraising.  Please email: office@redwoodprimary.school.nz if you would like to be part. 


Note: Please view the school calendar for upcoming events and times. Click on the event to view more details

Whakatipu - Junior School

junior 2015

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Paerangi - Senior School


School Lunches