Clarkville School has a reputation for fostering a love of learning through its inclusive culture and its innovative and collaborative approach to teaching and learning. The school motto, Choose to be more, challenges us to believe in ourselves and develop grit; to be adaptable and courageous; to connect with others with respect, and to have a sense of fun and adventure. At Clarkville, children are encouraged to lead their learning, reflect on their personal goals, and the know-how they best learn. Opportunities to follow their passions and know their strengths helps children to value their sense of self and grow confidence. Our teachers are focused on knowing each child and personalising learning. The idea that it takes a village to raise a child is well established at Clarkville and our strong sense of community helps children to know there are many adults invested in them.
Come along and get to know us. Our students and staff will welcome your visit.
Mission I Vision I Values
Vision: Choose to be more | Whiriwhiria kia eke panuku
Mission: To grow people who care, know themselves, question and make things happen through collaboration to become relentless learners and global citizens.
Learning at Clarkville School
As a Silver Enviroschool, we are committed to learning how to care for our planet so that we can live healthy, sustainable lives.
Our Wellbeing and Learning models focus our energy towards growing flourishing individuals who love to learn and who act with confidence.
Chocolate bars for sale after school, $2.00 each. Year 8 Wellington fundraiserFri Apr 09 03:38pm
Newsletter April, 2021Fri Apr 09 01:16pm
School closed for Easter TuesdayWed Mar 31 09:09am
The Easter holiday dates vary from year to year and are determined by the moon. Easter usually falls within the school holidays and this can catch us out when it happens within the term.
Easter Holiday dates for 2021:
Good Friday: 2 April
Easter Monday: 5 April
Easter Tuesday: 6 April
Please be aware that the Tuesday after Easter Monday is a school holiday but not a statutory holiday, meaning that schools have to be shut while everyone else goes back to work.
The rule to close schools on Easter Tuesday was first introduced in 1954. It’s unclear exactly why it was introduced, but the holiday has remained in place and is part of the Education Act legislation.
I wish to highlight this to you to ensure you have plans in place for next Tuesday when school will be closed.
Have a safe and happy Easter.
Newsletter 26 March, 2021Fri Mar 26 12:30pm
Triathlon Reminder. Starting 9.30am. Please don’t park in front of the hall. Traffic will be busy at drop off. This includes Whakarewa.Thu Mar 25 03:53pm
The weather for Wednesday is cold and wet so the triathlon will now be on Friday morning at 9.30am. We still need helpers please.Mon Mar 22 08:36am
Thank you!!!Thu Mar 18 03:49pm
Gala: There are a few unclaimed items from the Gala. If you have loaned any equipment for the gala, please collect from the MPF this week.Tue Mar 16 03:07pm
Triathlon for the whole school – Wednesday 24 March. Request for help and event informationTue Mar 16 12:28pm
Please see the attached letter below for details of the Triathlon next Wednesday 24 March.
We need parents to support this event as marshals (no experience required) from 10am on the day. Please indicate your availability on this form:
Newsletter 12 March 2021Fri Mar 12 03:25pm
Gala Update 11 March 2021Thu Mar 11 02:24pm
Gala Update 11 March 2021
Just one sleep to go to the Clarkville School Twilight Gala! Friday, 12 March – 4pm until 7pm
Roster – this will be up on the wall outside the library this afternoon and Friday – please check this and make sure you know where you need to be
Donated food items and lending items – if you have offered to donate or lend something please make sure it is in the MPF or the MPF kitchen ASAP
Parking – parking is available in Rice Park for a gold coin donation. This is a year 8 fundraiser – please have your gold coin with you. No parking on Tram Road please
Clean up – we need people to help pack up and clean up please. There are plenty of jobs to be done so please stay around and help – the more hands on deck at the end of the night the better!
Sponsorship and support – this event would not happen if it was not for our amazing sponsors and supporters – thank you to everyone that has contributed to make this event a fantastic night out. We have some wonderfully generous people in our community!
Urgent – help neededWed Mar 10 09:38am
Help is urgently required in the kitchen during the actual Gala. If you can help out anytime between 4-7pm then please let us know.
Help is also needed, during the day on Thursday if you can spare any time at all it will be most appreciated.
3 more adults needed to cover the food stalls, 5.30-7pm shift, one adult each on the BBQ, Lamb Koftas and Dumplings (you’ll actually be cooking these).
At least 3 more adults minimum needed to cover shifts at the White Elephant Stall – 2 adults from 5-6pm, 1 adults from 6-7pm
2 adults needed to cover the bake sale table on the 5.30-7pm shift
Please contact Kristy urgently on firstname.lastname@example.org, or text 021862661 if you can help.
Gala updateMon Mar 08 01:58pm
White Elephant: Items can be dropped off to the MPF, before and after school, Mon, Tues & WedMon Mar 08 08:54am
Gala – this FridaySun Mar 07 07:45pm
Gala help needed :
With the good news we are now back in level one we are very happy that our Gala can go ahead. We have a list of last minute jobs to do this week and Kristy and her helpers are busy working on those. But we still need your help. On Gala night we need people to help serve the food and there are still HEAPS of spaces to fill – we still need at least 12 people. We currently have some parents working all night on a food stall, and we also have some of our ex-students helping out. We are getting desperate! If someone in your family is available to help on Gala night please let Kristy know urgently. We have broken the night into two shifts, 4-5.30 and 5.30-7, so you won’t be stuck working all night. And you won’t be expected to prepare the food, all the hard work will be done and you just need to take the money and serve the food. This is not a time to sit back and think someone else will do it. Please don’t be shy and get in touch with Kristy on email@example.com
Gala UpdateThu Mar 04 09:34am
PTA AGM Tuesday 2nd March @ 6 45pm Clarkville School Staff room followed by gala meeting. Please come along and support our school.Mon Mar 01 11:50am
Newsletter 26 February, 2021Fri Feb 26 03:14pm
Clarkville Netball Club, 2021 SeasonFri Feb 26 03:05pm
Clarkville Netball Club is inviting all players, new and previous to register for the 2021 season, please visit our registration page: https://www.sporty.co.nz/clarkvillenetball
Gala. (take 2)Fri Feb 26 02:14pm
Clarkville Gala – Friday 12 MarchThu Feb 18 03:06pm
Clarkville School PTA – invitation to come alongTue Feb 16 11:29am
Clarkville PTA AGM & Meeting
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
School staff room.
Please come down to support your PTA and find out what exciting events we have planned for this year.
Music and Dance Lessons enrollment formsWed Feb 10 12:55pm
School of Rock are offering music and dance lessons at school, on Fridays, again this year. To enrol please complete the online enrolment, links are below.
Music Lessons Term 1 Group, individual and / or band music lessons available. In the lessons the students will learn the fundamental techniques associated with their instrument and a “song”. The “song” could be anything from new school to old school, classical to rock. Music Enrolment Form: https://forms.gle/r48frcSDtDiNsa799
Dance Lessons Term 1 Group and individual lessons are available. Each week dancers will be working on skills and movements required for their choreographed dance piece for the term.
A small video will be made at the end of each lesson outlining what was taught and the expected practice for the week. The lesson video will be shared with the students and parents using Google Drive.
Dance Google Form https://forms.gle/28zKLT1jZnb9udM5A
Christs College Contemporary Music Program
Christchurch School of Rock
021 246 6526
Newsletter 5 February, 2021Fri Feb 05 03:46pm
Weetbix TryathlonThu Feb 04 09:47pm
The Weetbix Tryathlon is just over 3 weeks away on Sunday, 28 February. The morning Tryathlon is now full but there are still places available in the afternoon. Use this link to register https://tryathlon.co.nz/locations/christchurch/
We have a big group of children from Clarkville registered for the morning and a small number in the afternoon. It’s a great experience for the kids and we usually take the school gazebo and sit as a group to support all of the Clarkville kids. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions leading up to the Tryathlon.
0274 782 114
Please complete forms prior to goal setting on Wednesday.Mon Feb 01 12:36pm
Teachers are keen to learn about what parents and children hope to gain from this year at school.
Please complete a form below for each child. We believe a previous glitch with the forms has been resolved.
Bookings for goal setting can be made at
Secondhand Uniform:Thu Jan 28 10:08am
Our PTA will have secondhand uniform for sale on Goal setting day, $2 per item. Stocks are getting low, especially Polo shirts. If you have any clean and useable uniform items you are able to donate, please bring this along to their tent.