News and informative posts about our learning community.

Week 9 Term 3

posted Sep 27, 2018, 9:10 PM by Carey Huria   [ updated Sep 27, 2018, 9:11 PM ]

Wk9 T3 Newsletter 2018

Term 3 Events

posted Aug 9, 2018, 3:36 AM by Carey Huria   [ updated Aug 9, 2018, 3:36 AM ]

Events Calendar T3 2018

Term 1 Events Newsletter

posted May 6, 2018, 1:31 AM by Carey Huria   [ updated May 6, 2018, 2:18 AM ]

Wk1 T2 Newsletter Part 2 2018

Awatere Bulletin

posted May 6, 2018, 1:29 AM by Carey Huria   [ updated May 6, 2018, 1:46 AM ]

Bangers and Brownie Mufti Day

posted Feb 27, 2018, 6:46 PM by Carey Huria   [ updated Feb 27, 2018, 6:47 PM ]

We are helping out the Takaka community by raising money with a Bangers and Brownie Mufti Day. We received huge support from the generous Takaka people when we needed it and we want to pay it back. Bangers and burgers are $2 each plus a gold coin donation for mufti day.  

Term 1 and we're on a roll...

posted Jun 14, 2017, 12:45 PM by Carey Huria   [ updated Feb 25, 2018, 12:48 AM ]

What an action-packed start we have had to the year. Learning programmes are underway and we have welcomed new students to Ward School this year. The pool has been getting a lot of use, Kiwi Can is underway and we are all enjoying the great weather as we count down to the Reef Leadership Camp and our Momorangi Beach Day.

Newsletter 7th March 2017

posted Mar 7, 2017, 8:12 PM by Carey Huria

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 getting to grips with their new Chromebooks. I recently heard such positive comments about our students at the Top Team event. A parent who is new to the school rang me personally to highlight the prosocial skills of three of our students with regards to the caring way their child was treated. Mr Paterson was literally buzzing when talking about the levels of cooperation, support and grit shown by the Ward Students. All the students enjoyed their Whites Bay Experience. The seniors stayed overnight and participated in an innovative Surf Rescue training. Sand seems to be an on going theme at present, We recently took delivery of a lorry load this week. This has really caused a bit of a storm! Full Newsletter below.

Upcoming Events: 2017

posted Feb 2, 2017, 10:50 AM by Carey Huria

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 welcome)

Tuesday 14th Feb Meet the Teacher Meeting and School Picnic - 5:30-7pm

Thursday 16th Feb Top Town Sports Day at Seddon School     (Parents support and transport requested)

23rd- 24th Feb The Reef - Water Safety Training and overnight class camp at Whites Bay. The Rock Pool students will be joining the Reef at Whites Bay on the Friday. Details to follow.

                                (Reef Parents overnight support and transport requested)

Friday 3rd March Rural Schools Swimming Sports (Senior Students Parents transport requested)

Friday 10th March Marlborough Primary School Swimming Competition (Selected Students)

Friday 10th March School Assembly - Rock Pool (All parents/caregivers welcome)

Friday 24th March School Assembly - Reef (All parents/caregivers welcome)

Sunday 26th March Ward Show

Friday 7th April School Assembly - Rock Pool (All parents/caregivers welcome)

Thursday 13th Last day of Term 1 (Good Friday on the 14th)

Tuesday 2nd May First Day of Term 2 (All schools in Marlborough closed for PD on Monday)

EQ - We are doing Well!

posted Dec 1, 2016, 3:03 PM by Carey Huria

30th  November 2016

It 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 positive no one in our community has been seriously hurt or gone hungry. A silver lining of this dark cloud, has been the positive reaction, support for each other and generosity of many people from distant communities. I am sure we all have a collection of sad, scary, warm and generous stories. At school, things are returning back to normal and I see a lot of engagement and hear a lot of laughter. Please Read the PDF for full story.

Awatere Round Up - November

posted Dec 1, 2016, 2:58 PM by Carey Huria

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. With no power, electricity or water and a huge mess, it took us until Wednesday to open the school. A big shout out to the Seddon School staff who came and helped us sort out the school and Smart Alliances who came out to inspect the school. I hope these smiles reward your efforts.

Holly Hickman preparing a very healthy lunch from the school garden.


Top Academic Result

Three of our top maths students Ataliaya Lambert, Anae Shadbolt and Ashlee Hickman proudly display their merit certificates from the Otago University - National Problem Solving Competition. We are very proud of you all. This programme is aimed at Year 7 & 8 students.


Ward Pets Day

The weather did not dampen the spirits of the Ward Pets Day. We enjoyed a Wizard of Oz theme to compliment our production this term. 

We had some marvellous scarecrows, tasty baking and fantastic looking cakes.

The dog and lamb categories were well represented. A real interesting entry was the Lizard of Oz.

Everyone enjoyed a traditional celebration of country life with a little twist.


Ward Lions Dinner and Speeches

On Thursday the 27th October, Ashlee and I went to represent Ward School at the Lions Speech Contest along with four Seddon students. All of us had either come first or runner up in the previous competition. Ashley spoke very well, winning her age group.  My highlights of that night was when Mr Sullivan tricked Koby and Ronan in to thinking that they had to do their speech in half an hour, so they ran away and hid! My second highlight was winning the competition but I think that we all did very well.  

By Honey Dewhurst


Navy Concert and Pollard Park

The students and parents who attended the Navy Concert enjoyed a traditional pantomime about pirates and heroes. The students learned about some useful tips for writing their own play (The Wizard of Ward). The students loved the experience of sitting in the top of the new theatre and had a great laugh at the antics.

As a school we walked over to Pollard Park for lunch and an afternoon of exploration. The students played touch, rambled over the playground and took time to smell the roses.





Marae Visit

On the 7th & 8th November we travelled down to Takahanga Marae (situated behind the Kaikoura Hospital) as a school to experience time on the marae. The students of Hapuku School greeted us on the marae.

The Year 3-8 had the opportunity to stay the night on marae and we learnt how to welcome others onto the Marae.

Sleeping in the beautiful Marae.

St Josephs School in Kaikoura supported us in this endeavor. The hospitality we enjoyed on the marae was warm and genuine. We look forward to hosting the students of Hapuku School.


“Leading Our Learning Together For Our Future”


Important Dates to Remember

25 Nov Ward/Seddon Athletics Day

28 Nov Teacher Only Day

9 Dec Privilage Day

15 December End of Year Prize giving

16 December Last day of 2016!!


Capturing the Magic

What we are all about at Ward School.

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