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.
Newsletter June 18, 2021Fri Jun 18 02:32pm
Family photographs on Sunday – only 5 slots leftFri Jun 18 10:06am
Last chance to book for the family photos fundraiser.
Times still available: 9.15am, 10.45am, 11am, 12noon, 12.15pm.
Link below to book:
Mana Ake drop-in service – Thursday 17 JuneWed Jun 16 04:17pm
Mana Ake drop-in service – Thursday 17 June
Carolyn Thomas, a counsellor at Mana Ake, will be at school from 12.30 – 2.00pm if you would like to drop in for a chat. Parents with concerns about any aspect of their child’s wellbeing or development are welcome to connect with her. This service is free and is confidential.
Learning Conferences booking error: We have been advised that the problem has been sorted and multiple bookings can now be made.Mon Jun 14 09:42am
PTA – updateFri Jun 11 12:51pm
PTA photographs change of dateThu Jun 10 04:29pm
The photo shoot is now Sunday the 20th of June. Please follow the links on the FB pages to make your booking or use the following link. https://forms.gle/mtTUW5ujWT2jjzsv7
Reminder: Bookings are open for the photography session with Kirsten Smart Photography on 19 JuneWed Jun 02 01:40pm
Save the Date! Saturday the 19th of June!
Kirsten Smart, one of our lovely school mums, is a local photographer and has kindly donated her time to photograph school families!
There are 10 time slots left, at $50 each, so if you are interested, you’d better get in there fast!
Click on the link below to take advantage of this very special offer and access the booking form!
School is open tomorrow – our septic system repairs have been completedTue Jun 01 05:03pm
Thank you for your understanding today as we worked through this tricky situation. The volumes of rain over the last few days meant our system became flooded with rainwater, causing a pump to fail.
We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
School closed todayTue Jun 01 08:39am
Our septic tank is not operational today and will need to be fixed. This means we cannot provide toilets.
I will update you over the day to keep you informed.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
School tomorrow – we are anticipating being open and a final decision will be made by 7.30am.Mon May 31 04:23pm
Clarkville School is open todayMon May 31 08:16am
We hope you have had a good night’s sleep! School will be open as usual.
Please use the absence notification on this app to let us know if your children will be absent today.
School open tomorrowSun May 30 07:15pm
As of this evening, Clarkville School is in great shape, despite the deluge. Raincoats and gumboots are recommended and we look forward to seeing students at school tomorrow. If anything changes overnight, we will update you as early as possible in the morning.
Newsletter May 28, 2021Fri May 28 02:31pm
School LunchesWed May 26 04:25pm
There is a Sausage Sizzle at lunchtime this Friday, 28 May.
Orders can be made online via Kindo up until 9 am Friday, by following this link https://shop.tgcl.co.nz
Students participating in Friday afternoon sport will be be able to get their sausages slightly earlier.
Please also note – we have been given notification from our supplier of a price increase to some of the Sushi choices we offer on a Wednesday. Kindo has been updated with these new prices.
Enviro friendly products – PTA Fundraiser – last day to order todayWed May 26 10:32am
It’s the last day for the Real Good Fundraising campaign.
Today is the last day to order your eco friendly and NZ made goods from our Real Good Fundraiser.
Some of the things on offer are beeswax wraps, compostable dish cloths, stainless steel pegs, bamboo toothbrushes, stainless steel straws, seed bombs and more!
To support our awesome school and order some great products please go to :
Make sure you get those orders in before the end of the day today!
Eco Friendly products for saleMon May 24 03:39pm
Clarkville School PTA are doing a fundraiser selling eco friendly and New Zealand made products from Real Good Fundraising. Some of the things on offer are beeswax wraps, compostable dish cloths, stainless steel pegs, bamboo toothbrushes, stainless steel straws, and there’s more to choose from too. To support our awesome school and order some great products please go to :
Orders close on 26 May 2021.
All orders will be delivered to your contact at school and they will get them to you so under “Team” on the order form please put the team your child is in or the name of your school contact.
School families it would be great if you could share this on your own Facebook page so we can spread the advertising far and wide!
An offer from Entertainment BookFri May 21 05:44pm
Pizza for lunch this Friday, 21 MayTue May 18 12:17pm
Pizza will be available on Friday as part of our Year 8 Camp Wellington Fundraiser.
To order pizza for lunch please pop into the library between 8.30am and 9am and see Anna or Lisa.
Cost is $3 for 2 pieces, the two pieces will have the same topping.
Newsletter 14 May, 2021Fri May 14 04:10pm
PTA meeting tonightTue May 11 09:52am
Clarkville School PTA meeting
This evening at 6.45pm in the staffroom.
You don’t need to be on the PTA to attend, everyone is most welcome.
Secondhand UniformTue May 04 03:32pm
Second hand uniform will be on sale tomorrow, Wed 5th May in the PTA shed next to the library.
8.30am – 8.50am
Every item $2.
Scholastic Book Club 2021 –Term 2Tue May 04 03:02pm
Scholastic Book Club 2021 –Term 2
Our second Scholastic book club brochure for the year has arrived and was sent to the classrooms today.
Ordering is via their online system called LOOP (Linked Online Ordering & Payment), see website details below. Please no cash orders to the office.
To order: – https://mybookclub.scholastic.co.nz/
¨ If you would like your order to be held in the office for collection rather than be given to your child, please let Kathryn know or order under your own name.
¨ To allow time for orders to be processed before the end of term, please order by Friday 11 June
Clarkville School Office
Teacher only day on MondayFri Apr 30 03:50pm
A reminder that Monday is a teacher only day. Please make arrangements for the care of your child/ren on Monday. We look forward to seeing everyone at school on Tuesday.
Pizza for lunch this Friday, 16 AprilWed Apr 14 07:32pm
PIZZA for Lunch fundraiser on FRIDAY 16 APRIL:
Order in the Library before school, pizza will be delivered at lunchtime.
Topping options are Hawaiian, Cheese, Vegetarian and Pepperoni. GF is also available.
For $3.00 your child will get 2 slices of pizza with same topping.
As this is a Camp Wellington fundraiser all orders are to be cash, ordering cannot be done online
End of Term reminderWed Apr 14 04:45pm
There is a large amount of lost property, clothing, drink bottles and lunchboxes in the Library Foyer, mostly unnamed. Please take a moment to check before the end of the term.
The holidays are the ideal time to check uniform is clearly names, and remeber if you have bought it secondhand, the name of the previous owner needs to be removed.
Named uniform can be returned.
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