Tena koutou and welcome to Ward School

Ward School opened in 1906. It is located on the East Coast of the South Island between Blenheim and Kaikoura. We are a Innovative rural school, which has the backing of a supportive community. Ward School is a full primary school with a teaching principal and is usually organised into two multilevel classrooms.

The school roll ranges from 30-60 children at it’s peak. Approximately 25% identify with Maori as being their first ethnicity with the remainder being of New Zealand/European descent, there are no Pacifica, Asian or other ethnicities within the school at present. The school's community stretches along approximately 50km of State highway One from south of Kekerengu to Lake Grassmere and covers areas inland of Ward and northeast to Cape Campbell. Our rural community consists mainly of farming and fishing base with emerging viticulture and tourism development in the area.

Ward School News Board (click upon red title)

  • Newsletter - Wednesday 7th June Post Well the days are definitely getting shorter and thee rugby more exciting. There are a few exciting opportunities coming up at school so keep an eye out for information. We ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2017, 12:45 PM by Dave Sullivan
  • Newsletter 7th March 2017 We have enjoyed an  action packed start to the year. Students have enjoyed a balance of the Three Rs, swimming and outdoor adventures. Now the students of the Reef, are ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2017, 8:12 PM by Dave Sullivan
  • Upcoming Events: 2017 Monday 6th Feb Waitangi Day (School Closed)Tuesday 7th Feb   Friday 10th Swimming Lessons everyday (with Stadium 2000 coach)Friday 10th Feb School assembly in the Reef (All parents/caregivers ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2017, 10:50 AM by Dave Sullivan
  • EQ - We are doing Well! 30th  November 2016It has been a challenging but rewarding couple of weeks. Our lives have been highly disrupted by the event on the Monday 14th November. On a real ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 3:03 PM by Dave Sullivan
  • Awatere Round Up - November Back to School A big thank you for all the help given or offered to us at Ward School. It is times like these that you are lost for words ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 2:58 PM by Dave Sullivan
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Newsletter - Wednesday 7th June

Well the days are definitely getting shorter and thee rugby more exciting. There are a few exciting opportunities coming up at school so keep an eye out for information. We all hope the Reef have a safe and successful trip to Wellington.