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Welcome to Windwhistle School

Quality

We take pride in providing high-quality teaching and learning opportunities for our students. We have excellent resources, including a heated swimming pool, sports equipment, playgrounds and computers.


Community

We are situated in beautiful, rural Canterbury, serving the Windwhistle, Glen Roy, Lake Coleridge area. We enjoy positive links with our local community and the school is very well supported by families.


Learning

At Windwhistle School, our focus is to produce confident, inquiring and self-managing learners who are well equipped to embrace opportunities and meet the challenges of the future.


Tuesday 24th of March 02:00 AM

Going  away  on  camp  with  the  whole  school  was  a  wonderful  experience.  The 
children bonded and shared lots of character building and problem-solving activities. 
The Year 6s stepped up, tried out some of their new PALS skills, and willingly took on 
their leadership roles  with  

Tuesday 24th of March 02:00 AM

Going  away  on  camp  with  the  whole  school  was  a  wonderful  experience.  The 
children bonded and shared lots of character building and problem-solving activities. 
The Year 6s stepped up, tried out some of their new PALS skills, and willingly took on 
their leadership roles  with  

Wednesday 25th of February 01:39 AM
Monday 22nd of December 8:30 AM

The school were very privileged to have Vicky Peacock – a very talented landscape artist and teacher – teach our Room 2 students how to paint a landscape. The results were some fantastic landscapes that are on display at the Darfield Art Gallery for the rest of the month.

Monday 13th of October 8:30 AM

Congratulations to our Kathy Mehrtens who was one of 19 recipients from Office Max’s Make a Day Better awards for 2014. She won for the school $1000 worth of stationery and received this recognition for going over and above to help her students.

Kathy is very quick to point out that she can’t achieve this without the support of both Frances, Jan and Robyn, and without the

Monday 3rd of November 8:30 AM

(A report by Chloe Keijzer and Breanna Scott – Year 6 students)

“If you don’t achieve your goal and don’t win what you expected, don’t feel sorry for yourself – just try again. If you do win something, don’t rub it in the loser’s face in case they beat YOU next time. And don’t do what other people want you to do in life, do what YO

Monday 27th of November 8:30 AM

Windwhistle School is very proud to announce that Jane McMillan (Junior Class Teacher) has won the Advanced Classroom Expertise Teacher award from NZ Education Institution (NZEI).

In 2013, NZEI negotiated with the Ministry of Education to recognise the expertise of teachers (Advanced Classroom Expertise Teacher).

Initially there were 1060 applicants for the award.  This

Monday 11th of August 8:30 AM

A story written by one of our Room One students about his experience at a Victorian school (1800′s)…

Our trip to Ferrymead. I hated Miss Black. It was not funny. I loved going to the movie theatre. There was old fashioned movies. One was Tom and Jerry and one was a funny one too. We went on one of our buses. Luke, George and me and Fergus played paper, scissors, rock. It

Monday17th of July 8:30 AM

The Room 1 students enjoyed a great educational trip to Orana Park recently and arrived back with lots of tales about the various birds and animals that they had seen and learnt about. If you haven’t been into Room 1 recently, pay them a visit, it is such a colourful and vibrant learning

Monday 24th March 8:30 AM

Windwhistle School children never fail to amaze me and this was very evident during our EOTC trip to Snowdon Station (see over) and the Room 2 camp expedition to Aoraki Mt Cook. Not only were the Year 5s and 6s very well behaved but they were totally focused on what they were learning/experiencing

Monday 24th of Febuary 8:30 AM

What an absolute pleasure and privilege it was to take such interested and well-behaved children to walk the Washpen Falls track on such a stunningly beautiful day recently.  Many thanks to John Oakley, Annabel Tripp and Roy Veronese for their time and help with transporting and supervising th

Monday 3rd of February 8:30 AM

Dear Parents
WOW, what a fantastic camp! Not only were we blessed with glorious weather for most of the time but the fish were jumping too! Our science activities had to adapt to the cond


WINDWHISTLE SCHOOL - 11 Rakaia Gorge Road, Windwhistle, New Zealand