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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.

Juliana Rae

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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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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.


Latest Notifications

PTA update

Thu Jul 08 04:31pm



PTA Special Announcement

Thu Jul 08 03:48pm


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Newsletter July 2, 2021

Fri Jul 02 04:19pm



Matariki Breakfast . A reminder that we have our community Matariki Breakfast tomorrow at 7:30am in the MPF. Bring along food to share.

Thu Jul 01 01:40pm

Early pick up on Mon 5th & Wed 7th July

Wed Jun 30 04:24pm

Reminder:   School finishes at 12.30pm next Monday and Wednesday as Learning Conferences will be held during the afternoon.  The bus will run at 12.30pm. 

No Pizza this Friday, 2 July

Mon Jun 28 02:25pm

The pizza planned for this Friday has been postponed until next term due to Matariki breakfast that morning and the winter sport tournament in the afternoon. 

Lego House of Bricks, next Friday

Fri Jun 25 04:38pm

Please remember to support our school’s next fundraiser!
The House of Bricks team will be here in the MPF next Friday, the 2nd of July from 3.30-5.30pm. Tell your friends and family; anyone from the community can come!
You can purchase your tickets from this link:

Holiday Programme in MPF

Wed Jun 23 04:16pm


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Pizza this Thursday

Tue Jun 22 05:02pm

This Thursday the Year 8’s will be selling pizza for lunch again.

Orders will be taken in the library from 8.30am and the cost is $3 for 2 slices.  Cash only.

$3.00 will buy 2 slices of pizza with the same topping. 

Choose from Cheese, Pepperoni, Hawaiin, Vege.  GF also available

Newsletter June 18, 2021

Fri Jun 18 02:32pm



Family photographs on Sunday – only 5 slots left

Fri 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 June

Wed 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 – update

Fri Jun 11 12:51pm


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PTA photographs change of date

Thu 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 June

Wed 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!


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School is open tomorrow – our septic system repairs have been completed

Tue 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.

Juliana Rae

School closed today

Tue Jun 01 08:39am

Dear Parents

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.

Juliana Rae

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 today

Mon 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 tomorrow

Sun 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. 

Juliana Rae

Newsletter May 28, 2021

Fri May 28 02:31pm



School Lunches

Wed 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 today

Wed 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 sale

Mon 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 Book

Fri May 21 05:44pm


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Pizza for lunch this Friday, 21 May

Tue 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, 2021

Fri May 14 04:10pm



PTA meeting tonight

Tue 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 Uniform

Tue 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 2

Tue 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

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Teacher only day on Monday

Fri 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.