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

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Our latest news

Kia ora Parents/Whanau:

It is almost August and the daffodils, camelias and rhododendrons are stirring with spring around the corner. It is good to see the morning and evening light drawing out a little more each day.

Mihi Whakatau

Yesterday we had a formal welcome to our most recently arriving children, staff and whanau. It was lovely to catch up and to be able to welcome them as part of the Redwood School community. Thanks to all those who attended, to our kapahaka group, Lynda Selwood and Whaea Debbie who organised this event.


We had a fabulous day last Friday. The tamariki were involved in all sorts of across-school activities set up by teachers and our Student Council members. The result was an excellent level of participation, enthusiasm and involvement. We ended the afternoon with a kite fly-past.

Special thanks again to Lynda Selwood, Nick Gunn and Jan Beck-Manawatu for your organisation.

Cross Countries

Yes, the weather was good and the track was firmer than expected. Tamariki, staff and parents/whanau were treated to some great races. Murchison Park proved to be a great venue, our tamariki were enthusiastic and the result was a great day. A special thanks to our senior tamariki who volunteered and did such a great job guiding our Year 1s and 2s.

This week Redwood hosted the zone cross country race and there was much to do to set it up. Special thanks to Chris Thurlow for his work in organising both cross countries.

Antarctic Centre Trip

I had the pleasure of going to the Antarctic Centre with Rooms 19/20 on Tuesday. Our tamariki learnt much about the Antarctic environment by seeing live penguins, entering a large snow room and freezing, and looking at the great array of exhibits on display. They were also excellent ambassadors for Redwood School.

It is great to see the tamariki experiencing all sorts of learning. With tamariki/parent/teacher conferences coming up you will be able to learn a lot more about the tamariki and their progress. Don’t forget t book your conference time!

John Stackhouse


Out of Zone Ballot for 2021

The Board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their child at Redwood School from the 2021 school year.

The Board has determined that the following places are available next year


Up to 20 places at the New Entrant level.

Application form and information here or available from the school office. Further information is also available by phoning the school on (03) 352 6739.  Applications close 3pm Tuesday 1 September 2020

If the number of Out of Zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot.  If a ballot is required, this will be held on Wednesday 2 September 2020.  Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.




2020 Stationery Lists 

New Entrant

Year 1-2, Room 3

Year 1-2, Rooms 7 & 8

Year 3-4, Rooms 11, 12, 19 & 20

Year 5-6, Rooms 15, 16, 17 & 18





Do you have a New Entrant child starting school in 2020?
Please check that your child’s name is on our New Entrant list.

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


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

School App


Paerangi - Senior School


School Lunches