Welcome from our Principal

Welcome to all families, and prospective families, of Wadestown School. Our school has many features of which we are very proud. A strong sense of partnership exists between families, the school and our local community. We promote and support local community initiatives in a variety of ways and our students take part in many activities that are available in the community.

Principal Sally Barrett in discussion with the School Council.
Principal Sally Barrett in discussion with the School Council.

Wadestown School is situated on two sites, one in Weld St and one in Rose St. Our younger students begin school at the Weld St site and thrive in a small and nurturing environment before moving to the larger Rose St site where many extra-curricular opportunities are available including an extensive sports programme, school orchestra and active participation in the Wellington City Council Young People’s Arts Festival.

In recent years we have developed a very strong Kapa Haka group within the school and we take part in the annual Wellington primary schools Te Whanaungatanga Kapa Haka Festival. A school Whanau Group has been established which works closely with the school supporting the teaching of Te Reo, promoting Maori tikanga and Maori whanau at the school.

The staff of Wadestown School are committed to providing a quality learning environment for our students and funding from the Board of Trustees ensures that all students have access to excellent resources to support the delivery of the New Zealand Curriculum.

We have a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy programmes throughout the school and this is supported by the employment of a trained Reading Recovery teacher and also a librarian who is in charge of the well stocked libraries at both sites. The Board of Trustees has made a considerable investment in digital technology and students confidently use technology as a tool for learning and communication.

The vision and valued outcomes defined by the school for all children are that students will be enthusiastic, considerate and independent learners who are motivated to succeed in whatever they strive to achieve. Our agreed values are:
• Excellence
• Respect
• Empathy
• Responsibility
• Perseverance

We welcome you to our community and look forward to working with you.

Sally Barrett
Principal