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Welcome to Norfolk School

Kia ora whanau,

It has been a busy time at school over the past week and the weather certainly has not been playing the game! Our school focus around our winter responsibilities has certainly been relevant. We have been very impressed with how our children have been making great choices given the horrible weather!

We often talk about the life skills of resilience and perseverance at school as you probably do at home. Well last week it was a pleasure to see these in action when our Year 7/8 sports teams had their fixture with Manaia School. The weather was absolutely horrendous, but given the limited dates we have available to complete fixtures and the distance our visitors travelled, the games went ahead. The attitude of all participants (and spectators!) was outstanding. They all gave everything they had and the sportsmanship on display was a real credit to our children.

We’re looking forward to some nicer weather this week when we visit Kaimata School. Thank you also to the wonderful parents and supporters who make these winter sports exchanges possible.

Nga mihi nui,

Andrew Georgeson – Principal


Our School

Norfolk School is a U3-4 Full Primary School (Year 0—8), which has a decile 9 rating. In 2016, the school has a staffing entitlement of 7.49 FTTE to cater for 150 students.

Students are placed in one of six classrooms from New Entrants (Yr 1) to Year 7/8. An enrolment scheme is in place, where families living within the zone are automatically entitled to send their children to Norfolk School.

Our School

National Standards

Norfolk School has traditionally used benchmarks in reading, writing and mathematics, which was before National Standards were introduced. Since the introduction of National Standards in 2010, all schools (with children in Years 1-8) have been assessing students reading, writing and maths with against the Standards .

# 2015 National Standard Results (coming soon) # 2014 National Standard Results…

National Standards


The school is very well placed to sustain and improve its performance. Sound board processes focus on governance and positive outcomes for students. The principal is regarded by staff as a leader of learning. He has a clear focus on moral leadership and ensuring that students are at the centre of school decision-making.

ERO is likely to carry out the next review in four-to-five years.