Clarkville School Choose to be more | Whiriwhiria kia eke panuku

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Clarkville Te Kura ki Waimātao is a U4, decile 10 Years 0-8 school with 195 students. It is situated in North Canterbury, in a semi-rural setting, 15 minutes from the CBD.

Our school has a strong sense of community and places equal value on student wellbeing and learning, which is reflected in our learning model. Our motto and vision are Whiriwhiria kia eke panuku, ‘Choose to More’ which embodies our belief in giving 100% and celebrating individual strengths.

We live our school values every day. We are proud of the unique nature of our values. These were developed after a thorough consultation with students, staff and parents, and we believe their voices shine through.

Our students are active learners who know how to drive their own learning. We provide a wide range of learning opportunities that encourage students to find and celebrate their strengths, whether it be in art, music, science, digital technologies or te reo. We encourage our students to work together within teams and across the school, as tuakana teina.

Collaboration sits at the heart of our practice. Clarkville Te Kura ki Waimātao pioneered collaboration with team teaching across the school beginning in 2009. Teachers plan with a whole school Inquiry focus and collaborate within and across teams. Effective collaboration is also evident within the Kātote Kāhui Ako with all nine schools focused on their jointly-created strategic goals.

We are proud to be a Silver Enviroschool and we make the most of our semi-rural setting to provide environmental projects around the school and in our local community.

This year Clarkville School has been gifted a Māori name, Clarkville te kura ki Waimātao. We have started our journey to explore our local history, unpack the narrative and commit to te reo across the school.

I am Acting Principal in Term 3 and we are excited to welcome Kris Barrow as our new principal in Term 4.

Linda Baran
Acting Principal

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.


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Learning at Clarkville Te Kura ki Waimātao

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.