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.
Gala updateMon Mar 08 12:58am
White Elephant: Items can be dropped off to the MPF, before and after school, Mon, Tues & WedSun Mar 07 07:54pm
Gala – this FridaySun Mar 07 06:45am
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gala UpdateWed Mar 03 08:34pm
PTA AGM Tuesday 2nd March @ 6 45pm Clarkville School Staff room followed by gala meeting. Please come along and support our school.Sun Feb 28 10:50pm
Newsletter 26 February, 2021Fri Feb 26 02:14am
Clarkville Netball Club, 2021 SeasonFri Feb 26 02:05am
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 01:14am
Clarkville Gala – Friday 12 MarchThu Feb 18 02:06am
Clarkville School PTA – invitation to come alongMon Feb 15 10:29pm
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 formsTue Feb 09 11:55pm
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 02:46am
Weetbix TryathlonThu Feb 04 08:47am
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.Sun Jan 31 11:36pm
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:Wed Jan 27 09:08pm
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.
Newsletter 11 December, 2020Fri Dec 11 02:27am
BUS – the bus is just leaving school nowWed Dec 09 02:07am
BUS – we have just been told that the bus will be running approx 15 mins late today, we will send a message out as it leaves schoolWed Dec 09 01:31am
CALENDAR ART – Our PTA have advised that to the calendar art will be sent home on Friday.Tue Dec 08 07:21pm
SUSHITue Dec 08 05:31pm
SUSHI – Today, Wed 9th December
Last sushi for 2020 is available for lunch today
Please order via Kindo prior to 9am.
Ssushi orders next year will commence Wed,10th Feb 2021
The PTA and local business Sushi Ya Kaiapoi appreciate your continued support – thank you very much! 🍣