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Here's a little about Ward School

posted Jul 16, 2016, 11:42 PM by Admin Admin   [ updated Jul 30, 2016, 5:23 PM ]
Ward School opened in 1906. It is located on the East Coast of the South Island between Blenheim and Kaikoura. We are a small rural school, which has the backing of a strong 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.

Our school grounds and buildings are attractive and well maintained. Improvements to the schools entranceway, office and gardens have very much been community driven with support and time being given by parents and members of the school’s community. We have a large grassed area with trees, adventure playground, tennis court and swimming pool. A well-stocked community library on  site supports literacy. The school connected to the fibre network (ultra fast internet) at the end of 2013 and is well resourced with up to date ICT equipment. Students enjoy taking part in a diverse range of activities including for example speech competitions with Seddon School, ski trips, gymnastics, music festival, interschool cross country, swimming and athletics, technology for year 7 and 8 students, senior and junior school camps. The students have access to a number of extra curricular activities offered to students at Ward School.