Got time for your kids? Got time to read this important notice?

We have all heard of the phrase time poor. How time poor are we? As a very important part of our reporting we arrange conference/interview times for parents/whanau to give a little time for their tamariki. Is your child worth 15 minutes of your time, plus travel time? Of course! Yes, they are. Are we so ‘time poor’ we can’t spend 15 minutes talking about our own tamariki at school?

Conferences/Interviews allow our tamariki to share their work directly with you, not just online via a screen or through a printed ‘report’. It allows at least a little time for child, parent/whanau and teacher to meet face-to-face and swap information and celebrate success. They are a three-way conversation. Conferences/Interviews are not just a report for parents. Are you willing to spend 15 minutes of your time acknowledging your child’s work at school? It beats just having an on-line portfolio or conversation by email and it shows your kids you are prepared to give them time.

Thanks to those parents/whanau who have booked conference/interview times, you are acknowledging the importance of learning for your child and their teacher. Your tamariki and the school thank you for your time!

John Stackhouse



Term 2 2019

Week 9 24-28 June
Tuesday 25 June
  • School Photos from 9am.  Email: if you would like a sibling group photo
  • Learning Conferences from 3.15pm to 5pm
Wednesday 26 June
  • Year 6 visit to Casebrook Intermediate.  Bus leaving 8.40am, returning 12.30pm
  • Learning Conferences from 2.15pm to 7pm.  Thank you for collecting your child at 1.45pm today.  Email: if you are unable to pick up early.
Thursday 27 June
  • Paerangi Assembly 2.15pm
Friday 28 June
  • Whakatipu Assembly 9.15am
  • PTA Discos: Junior (Rms 1-8) 5.30-6.30pm; Seniors (Rms 11-20) 6.45-8pm

50th Anniversary playground fundraiser

As part of the school redevelopment we will be constructing a new playground.  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 at the office by eftpos or 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.



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: 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